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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, June 1, 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.



Minutes were not available.



  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the payroll as presented for June 1, 2015, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous



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



  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the 2016 Calendar for payroll, claims, meetings and holidays as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous



Pay (261 working days in 2016)

Period Dates Worked Turn in: Paid on:


  1. Dec 21 to Jan 3 Mon Jan 4 ,2016 18-Jan

  2. Jan 4 to Jan 17 Tues Jan 19th 1-Feb

  3. Jan 18 to Jan 31 Mon Feb 1st 15-Feb

  4. Feb 1 to Feb 14 Tues Feb 16th 29-Feb

  5. Feb 15 to Feb 28 Mon Feb 29th 14-Mar

  6. Feb 29 to Mar 13 Mon Mar 14th 28-Mar

  7. Mar 14 to Mar 27 Mon Mar 28th 11-Apr

  8. Mar 28 to Apr 10 Mon Apr 11th 25-Apr

  9. Apr 11 to Apr 24 Mon Apr 25th 9-May

  10. Apr 25 to May 8 Mon May 9th 23-May

  11. May 9 to May 22 Mon May 23rd 6-Jun

  12. May 23 to Jun 5 Mon Jun 6th 20-Jun

  13. Jun 6 to Jun 19 Mon Jun 20th 4-Jul

  14. Jun 20 to Jul 3 Tues Jul 5th 18-Jul

  15. Jul 4 to Jul17 Mon Jul 18th 1-Aug

  16. Jul18 to Jul 31 Mon Aug 1st 15-Aug

  17. Aug 1 to Aug 14 Mon Aug 15th 29-Aug

  18. Aug 15 to Aug 28 Mon Aug 29th 12-Sep

  19. Aug 29 to Sep 11 Mon Sep 12th 26-Sep

  20. Sep 12 Sep 25 Mon Sep 26th 10-Oct

  21. Sep 26 to Oct 9 Tues Oct 11th 24-Oct

  22. Oct 10 to Oct 23 Mon Oct 24th 7-Nov

  23. Oct 24 to Nov 6 Mon Nov 7th 21-Nov


  1. Nov 7 to Nov 20 Mon Nov 21st 5-Dec

  2. Nov 21 to Dec 4 Mon Dec 5th 19-Dec

26 Dec 5 to Dec 18 Mon Dec 19th 2-Jan

27 Dec 19 to Jan 1 Tues Jan 3 16-Jan


Due To Be Paid On:

Jan 4th Jan 19th

Jan 19th Feb 1st

Feb 1st Feb 16th

Feb 16th Mar 7th

Mar 7th Mar 21st

Mar 21st Apr 4th

Apr 4th Apr 18th

Apr 18th May 2nd

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July 18th Aug 1st

Aug 1st Aug 15th

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Oct 3rd Oct 17th

Oct 17th Nov 7th

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Commissioners Only Commissioners & Council


January 4 January 19

February 1 February 16

March 7 March 21

April 4 April 18

May 2 May 16

June 6 June 20

July 5 July 18

August 1 August 15

September 6 September 19

October 3 October 17

November 7 November 21

December 5 December 19








January 1 New Year’s Day

January 18 Martin Luther King Day

February 15 President’s Day

March 25 Good Friday

May 30 Memorial Day

July 4 Independence Day

September 5 Labor Day

October 10 Columbus Day

November 11 Veteran’s Day

November 24 & 25 Thanksgiving

December 23 & 26 Christmas



Area Plan Director Joe Rogers recommends that the county put up a sign directing traffic to Therapeion Shepard Stable, which will alleviate the sign issue.


Commissioner Diener said that he did go out and inspect the sign and visibility and he felt that this wasn’t a safety issue. He said that if a time comes where this sign deteriorates and it needs to be replaced, then it could be removed and the Highway Department could put up a directional sign.


Commissioner Heimlich felt that there are other intersections that are more of a problem with visibility than this one.


  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to allow the sign for Therapeion Shepard Stable remain at its current location until it needs to be replaced and then a new sign must be kept out of the county right-of-way, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous



White County Attorney George Loy presented an Offer of Sale of Real Estate from Robert D. Griffin for property located at 343 E. US Hwy 24 in Reynolds. He said that the commissioners have been interested in the property for a while, so two appraisals were commissioned. Appraisals were received from the following:


Don R. Scheidt & Co., Lafayette $75,000

Vogel Real Estate, Monticello $66,000


Attorney Loy said that Mr. Griffin is willing to sell the property for $65,000.


  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept the Offer of Sale of Real Estate from Robert D. Griffin for property at 343 E. US 24 in Reynolds for $65,000, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous




Attorney Loy presented two proposals to perform environmental services on two properties located at 343 E. US Hwy 24 in Reynolds, and vacant farmland currently known as the Dahlenburg property. This will be for Phase 1, an environmental site assessment; and if necessary, Phase 2. Cost could potentially be covered by insurance.

The two proposal were from the following:

  1. Bruce Carter Associates, L.L.C., Indianapolis

  2. SESCP Group, Indianapolis

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to hire Bruce Carter Associates, L.L.C., to perform the environmental examination on the proposed properties to be purchased, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous


Lynn Heath, 8105 N. Hughes Street, Monticello, appeared before the commissioners discussing the possibility of vacating a portion of Hughes Street.


Director Joe Rogers explained that there are several lots that are vacant on the road and if this vacation request is approved, they will deny access to those lots. If the vacation request gets approved, he recommends that there be a deed restriction that says that those lots can’t be split apart again.


Mr. Heath said that his neighbor, Michael Keeton, and he owns all the lots that are on the portion of the road that they would like to vacate. They would like to vacate the property so they can store a motor home, trailers, and stuff.

After a short discussion, Commissioner Diener suggested he meet with Director Rogers to do some more research on the parcels because he might need to go before the Area Plan Commission. He said that he could come back to the next meeting in two weeks if needed.



Attorney George Loy presented a resolution to transfer the ownership of the Chamber of Commerce Building to the White County Redevelopment Commission. After this is done, the Redevelopment Commission can deed the building over to the Chamber of Commerce.


  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Resolution No. 15-06-01-01, to transfer real estate to White County Redevelopment Commission, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

RESOLUTION NO. 15-06-01-01


WHEREAS, it is the desire of the White County Board of Commissioners (“WCBC”) to transfer the certain real estate owned by White County, located at 105 W. Broadway, Monticello, Indiana to the White County Redevelopment Commission (“WCRC”), upon the terms and conditions as hereinafter set forth; and


WHEREAS, I.C. 36-1-11-8 authorizes a transfer of property between governmental entities upon terms and conditions agreed upon by substantially identical resolutions adopted both entities.




  1. That the real estate located at 105 W. Broadway, Monticello, Indiana, be transferred to the WCRC, which real estate is more particularly described as follows:


Parts of Lots 58 and 59 in the Original Plat of the City of Monticello, as recorded in Deed Record Book 76 Page 46, White County Recorder’s Office, more fully described by: Commencing at the Northwest Corner of said Lot No. 58; thence North 89 degrees 41 minutes East 68.30 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence North 89 Degrees 41 minutes East 22.75 feet; thence South 00 Degrees 19 Minutes East 69.35 feet; Thence South 89 Degrees 41 Minutes West 22.75 feet; Thence North 00 Degrees 19 Minutes West 69.35 feet to the Point of Beginning, all in Lots 58 and 59 in the Original Plat of the City of Monticello, Union Township, White County, Indiana.


  1. That this transfer shall be subject to the WCRC transferring the Real Estate to the Monticello Chamber of Commerce (“COC”) under the following terms and conditions:


  1. The real estate transfer documents from WCRC to the COC shall contain language requiring the reversion of the title to the Real Estate back to the WCRC in the event the COC ceases its existence or activities, moves to or reestablishes another COC office, or is otherwise no longer in need of using the Real Estate for its activities. And, in such event, the WCRC shall thereafter reconvey the Real Estate WCBC.


  1. The COC shall convey its real estate located adjacent to Main Street, formerly used by the COC, to the WCBC.



  1. The COC and the WCBC shall enter into a written agreement concerning all other matters in any way pertaining to the parcels of real estate described above, including, but not limited to, remodeling costs and maintenance of the Real Estate.


  1. The WCRC shall adopt a substantially identical resolution as required by I.C. 36-1-11-8.






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





___________________________ _____________________________ ____________________________

John C. Heimlich, President Steve Burton, Commissioner David Diener, Commissioner




ATTEST: _________________________

Gayle Rogers, Auditor