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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a regular meeting on Monday, April 6, 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 Surveyor Bradley E. Ward and the Surveyor’s Secretary Sharon Broussard. The White County Attorney George W. Loy was absent.


Others present were:

Mike Kyburz – White County Highway JD Smith – White County Highway

Mayor Ken Houston – City of Monticello Joe Mowrer – COM Wastewater Treatment Plant

Mitch Billue – City of Monticello Parks Dept. Sharon Watson – White County Soil & Water

Jason Miller – Randall Miller and Associates Inc. Abbey Gross - Randall Miller and Associates Inc.


President Burton called the meeting to order.



  • Vice President Heimlich made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting held on March 16, 2015; seconded by Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous



The time has expired for the submission of bids for the Carter-Hines #693 Regulated Drain. There were six (6) bid packets sent out to contractors for the Maintenance Project and three (3) quotes were received. The estimate is $125,000. Member Diener opened the bids.


Bids were received from the following:


County Line Tiling/Excavating LLC, Winamac, IN $119,500.00

Gutwein Bulldozing & Excavating, Francesville, IN $108,000.00

Johns Brothers Tiling & Excavating, Francesville, IN $ 99,000.00


President Burton advised Surveyor Ward to review the quotes and the contract will be awarded at another meeting.









Surveyor Ward explained the City of Monticello (COM) plans to build an amphitheatre in Altherr Nature Park (the old apple orchard). In 2009, COM installed a new storm sewer. The old county clay tile was tied into the new storm sewer and later concreted off; however it was not vacated as stated in the July 20, 2009 meeting minutes. The maintenance procedure was changed when Mary Walters was mayor, so everything north of Ohio Street was removed from the maintenance fund of the John L. Buss #518 Regulated Ditch. The water now goes into the city storm sewers.


Mitch Billue, COM Parks Department, requested Consent to Encroachment on the John L. Buss #518 to build an amphitheatre in the Altherr Nature Park. He presented the plans to the White County Drainage Board. The stage pit will be fifty (50) feet and the top of the seats will be forty (40) feet.


Joe Mowrer, City of Monticello Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Mayor Houston were present to support the project. The location of the proposed amphitheatre will not be closer than forty (40) feet to the John L. Buss #518 regulated ditch, so Surveyor Ward said the maintenance should not be a problem.


President Burton reviewed the responsibilities of any future problems on the John Day Regulated Tile with Joe Mowrer, COM Wastewater Treatment Plant. The county does not have a maintenance fund on this regulated drain. He said the City of Monticello will be responsible to maintain and repair any problems in the future since this is running thru the houses in Monticello to Ohio Street.


Jason Miller, Randall Miller and Associates, Inc., assumed responsibility for getting the proper paperwork from Attorney Loy for the City of Monticello’s request for the Consent to Encroach on White County’s regulated ditch and vacation of the John Day Regulated Tile.


Member Diener made a motion to grant a request to allow the City of Monticello to Encroach on the John L. Buss #518 regulated drain; seconded by Vice President Heimlich. Vote: Unanimous



Liberty Landfill is requesting a drainage permit for another bio-energy methane collection generator. The generator will be placed on the north side of the landfill. Todd Frauhiger, P.E., AECOM, has completed the review of the Liberty Landfill Drainage Plan and recommended approval of the plan as submitted to the White County Drainage Board.


  • Vice President Heimlich made a motion to approve the drainage plans; seconded by Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous



Surveyor Ward presented the letter he received from WPP LLC in response to the certified letter (March 13, 2015) he sent WPP LLC. The letter dated March 30, 2015 is entered below:



Surveyor Ward reported that Mike Conquest, Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete, Inc., told Joe Rogers, White County Area Plan, during a telephone conversation on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, that Ozinga is pulling their petition to rezone.


President Burton commented the property owner needs to follow the original drainage plan that was approved.


The discussion was tabled until the White County Attorney was present to advise how to proceed.






  • Member Diener made a motion to appoint Vice President Heimlich to the Indian Creek Board; seconded by President Burton. 2-favor, 1-abstain (VP Heimlich)




Surveyor Ward reported that he placed a classified advertisement in several newspapers for a licensed Beaver Trapper.





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






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