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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, February 2, 2015. The meeting was held at the White County Building, 2nd floor Commissioners’ Conference Room beginning at 8:00 a.m.


Commissioners present were: President John C. Heimlich, Commissioner Steve Burton and Commissioner David Diener. Also present was the White County Auditor Gayle Rogers, White County Attorney George Loy, and the Commissioners’ Assistant Donya Tirpak.

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.



  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous



  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the payroll as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous



  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve and pay the claims as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous



Area Plan Director Joe Rogers said that the City of Monticello and the Town of Brookston are requesting data from our GIS to update their aerial sites and information. 39 Degrees North has given him examples of ordinances that we should adopt to handle data sharing with cities in our jurisdiction and private companies.


The commissioners directed Mr. Rogers to put together an ordinance with a fee schedule and to share our GIS data with Monticello and Brookston.



Director Rogers discussed rezoning two more parcels that are located in the Mid America Commerce Park from an I-2 to an I-3. One of the parcels, owned by the White County Economic Development Organization, is where the water tower is located, and the other parcel is in that same area but owned by the county.


Director Rogers requested permission to waive the rezoning fee for the parcel owned by the Economic Development Organization, and also requested a resolution to initiate the rezoning request for the parcel owned by the county.


Attorney Loy presented the resolution to the commissioners.


  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to authorize the Area Plan department to waive the rezoning application fee to the Economic Development Organization and also approve Resolution No. 15-02-02-01 as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous


RESOLUTION NO. 15-02-02-01





WHEREAS, certain real estate owned by White County, located at 11864 West US Hwy 24, Wolcott, Indiana, is a part of the area known as the “Mid-America Commerce Park” and designated for industrial development; and


WHEREAS, said property is zoned “I-2” under the White County Zoning Ordinance which zoning is inappropriate for the currently non-conforming for such use of said property; and



WHEREAS, the White County Commissioners desire said property to be rezoned to “I-3” in order that the current use of said property conform with the White County Zoning Ordinance.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the White County Commissioners that the White County Area Plan Commission rezone said property located at 11864 West US Hwy 24, Wolcott, Indiana (Tax I.D. #91-76-27-000-001.402-017) from “I-2” to “I-3”.



Jason Miller, Randall Miller & Associates, explained that Title VI compliance is very similar to the American Disabilities Act (ADA). The purpose of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is to prohibit programs, which receive federal funds, from discriminating against participants or clients on the basis of race, color or national origin. The intent of the law is to insure that all persons, regardless of their race, color or national origin, are allowed to participate in these federally funded programs.


Mr. Miller explained that in order for the county to continue receiving federal funds from INDOT, and other grants, the county must be in compliance. He said that they, Randall Miller & Associates, have the experience necessary to prepare and assist the county to be compliant for Title VI. A proposal was presented to provide consultation and prepare documents required for compliance as needed for a lump sum of $5,000.


A short discussion was held on who the county should appoint as the Title VI Coordinator. Mr. Miller explained that the coordinator will be a person/representative (HR) that will address complaints and deal with constructional obligations, which a majority will be through the Highway Department. The coordinator will also have to make sure that the vendors are in compliance with Title VI, as well. Discussion went back and forth on whether to appoint the Commissioners’ Assistant or the Human Resources Clerk as the Title VI Coordinator.


The commissioners decided to table this discussion until the next meeting.



Phil Beer, USI Consultants, presented the standard INDOT Agreement between White County and USI Consultants for the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 88 (Norway). He asked the commissioners to review the agreement and if there were no questions about the cost or the project, the agreement will be submitted to INDOT for their approval. The total of the agreement for preliminary engineering fees was $168,860.00. The county will receive 80% of federal aid.


  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to direct the Highway Superintendent to send this agreement to INDOT for the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 88, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous



  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to engage Barnes & Thornburg to represent White County Board of Commissioners for the White County Hospital Association $25,500,000 Adjustable Rate Demand Lease Rental Revenue Bonds, Series 2006, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton, Vote: Unanimous


There being no further business to come before the board, their meeting adjourned.





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John C. Heimlich, President Steve Burton, Vice President David Diener, Member




ATTEST: _________________________


Gayle Rogers, Auditor