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WHITE COUNTY DRAINAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES

MARCH 2, 2015 PRESENT: ALL

BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a regular meeting on Monday, March 2, 2015. The meeting was held at the White County Building, 2nd floor, Commissioners’ conference room beginning at 10:30 a.m.



Drainage Board members present were: President Steve Burton, Vice President John Heimlich and Member David Diener. Also, present were the White County Attorney George W. Loy, White County Surveyor Bradley E. Ward and the Surveyor’s Secretary Sharon Broussard.

Others present were:

Mike Kyburz – White County Highway Dept. Todd Frauhiger, P.E. - AECOM

Sharon Watson – White County Soil & Water Dept. Dominic (intern) – AECOM

Mayor Ken Houston – City of Monticello Frank Arthur – COM Street Dept. Joe Mowrer – COM Wastewater Treatment Plant Kevin Flaherty - landowner

Bob Wrede – Wrede & Sons Jack Pherson - landowner

Kevin Emond – Emond Drainage Trent Pherson - landowner

Kevin Jefferis – Shideler Spray Rick Roach – landowner

Jerry Lindquist – landowner



President Burton called the meeting to order.



MINUTES

  • Vice President Heimlich made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting held on February 17, 2015; seconded by Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous



NIPSCO – UPDATE

Surveyor Ward reported a conference call last Friday, February 27, with Attorney Loy, NIPSCO and himself.

 

 

 

 

 

OLIVER BELL REGULATED DRAIN #505 - OPEN QUOTES

The time has expired for the submission of bids for the Oliver Bell #505 Regulated Drain. There were five (5) bid packets sent out to contractors for the Maintenance Project and two (2) quotes were received. The estimate is $56,000. White County Attorney Loy opened the bids.

Bids were received from the following:

County Line Tiling/Excavating LLC, Winamac $50,000.00

Gutwein Bulldozing & Excavating, Francesville, IN $30,450.00

 

  • Member Diener made a motion to accept the low bid for $30,450.00 from Gutwein Bulldozing & Excavating; seconded by Vice President Heimlich. Vote: Unanimous





JAMES L. KEEVER TILE BRANCH OF THE F.G. CHURCH REGULATED DRAIN #522 – OPEN QUOTES

The time has expired for the submission of bids for the Keever Tile Branch of the Church Regulated Drain #522. Surveyor Ward stated three (3) bid packets were sent out to contractors for the Maintenance Project and two (2) quotes were received. The estimate is $17,000.00. White County Attorney Loy opened the bids.

 

Bids were received from the following:

 

Emond Drainage Service, Wolcott, IN $17,300.00

Wrede and Sons Excavating, Inc., Monticello, IN $19,745.64

 

  • Vice President Heimlich made a motion to accept the low bid for $17,300.00 from Emond Drainage Service, Wolcott, IN; seconded by Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

 

2015 SPRAY LIST – OPEN QUOTES

The time has expired for the submission of bids for the 2015 Spraying. Surveyor Ward sent out four (4) bid packets to contractors for the 2015 Spraying Project and three (3) quotes were received. White County Attorney Loy opened the bids.

 

Bids were received from the following:

 

Dalton’s Inc., Warsaw, IN $40,883.00

Right of Way Management Co., St. Joe, IN $26,312.28

Shideler Spray Inc., Eaton, IN $26,599.00

 

  • Member Diener made a motion, under advisement from Attorney Loy, for Surveyor Ward to review the quotes; seconded by Vice President Heimlich. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

AIRPORT – DRAINAGE REVIEW

Surveyor Ward said this is a drainage review for the White County Airport expansion.

 

Todd Frauhiger, P.E., AECOM presented a two-step plan and explained the designer did this in two phases, so they could get the money for phase two later. He explained the airport is going to dig a “borrow pit” close to the hangars, which will become a dry bottom detention pond, extend the runway 500’ and put a new temporary storm system in around the runway. In 2016-17, after they get the money, they will redo the entire storm system for the entire airport.

 

Member Diener and Vice President Heimlich recall the plans for the airport expansion as the airport having federal funds for a 500’ expansion; and White County paying for an additional 500’ expansion totaling a 1000’ expansion, so it could be done all at once to save money.

 

  • Member Diener made a motion to approve the plan for their existing 500’ expansion; seconded by Vice President Heimlich. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

T.J. WOLTZ DRAIN #603 – PUBLIC DISCUSSION

Todd Frauhiger, P.E. AECOM, explained the drainage plans that he said were about 30-40% complete to date. He stated a surveyor from an Evansville firm operated an unmanned drone that flew the route of the tile to produce TOPO. He presented the aerial map, from the actual flight of the unmanned drone.

 

It is currently designed with 12, 15, 24 and 30 inch tiles. The next step is to confirm flows; as the watershed at the two (2) year storm produces about 180-200 cubic feet per second (CFS) and this tile will have about 45 CFS capacity. Todd said they are doing modeling and pointed out that they are working on getting the water off the low spots in the fields within 36-48 hours (2 days).

 

Trent Pherson suggested getting the water off the fields within 24-30 hours and said 48 hours equals death.

 

Surveyor Ward has reviewed the notes from the old files. He estimates the cost will be approximately $400-500 an acre for the project.

 

President Burton said he appreciates the property owners input on this project. He said it is important to have the public meetings to keep everyone well informed of the cost involved.

 

The next meeting will possibly be held in the middle of April.

 

C.M. MERTZ #2 DITCH #561 – PETITION FOR RECONSTRUCTION

The petition was carried by Milt Cole, MKR Farms LP. The account balance is $7,850.52. The annual assessment in White County is $2,879.15. The four year maximum in White County is $11,516.60 and is on the 2015 Assessment list.

Surveyor Ward said Milt Cole has about twenty per cent (20%) of the watershed. The tile is in the Eastlawn School area and drains into the Crowell-Wells

  • Vice President Heimlich made a motion to accept the Petition for Reconstruction on the C.M. Mertz #2 Ditch #561, seconded by Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous



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





___________________ __________________________ ___________________

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

 

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