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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board 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 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. Troy Furrer – landowner, Wolcott

J.D. Smith – White County Highway Dept. Joshua Furrer – JJ Pork, LLC, Wolcott

Sharon Watson – White County Soil & Water Tyler Earney – TM Pork, LLC, Wolcott



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 May 18, 2015; seconded by Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous



SCHROEDER FARMS SWINE DIVISION, INC., - CFO DRAINAGE REVIEW

Surveyor Ward distributed the drainage plan and approval letter for the Schroeder Farms from the County Engineer Todd Frauhiger, PE, AECOM, Indianapolis, IN. He said the outlet will be on their property and go to the Ella Baker tile #504 at Chalmers road and 300 East.

At this time, based on the review of the calculations by Todd, he is ready to approve the plan.

  • Vice President Heimlich made the motion to approve the drainage plan for the Schroeder Farms Swine Division, Inc.; Member Diener seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous





JOSH FURRER/TYLER EARNEY/DONALD FURRER/TROY FURRER – CFO DRAINAGE REVIEW

Surveyor Ward distributed a map and the approval letter for the JJ Pork/Furrer Drainage Plan from the County Engineer Todd Frauhiger, PE, AECOM, Indianapolis, IN. The outlet will all be on the Furrer property, but cross over different landowners; therefore an easement is necessary. A 10” tile runs on the eastside of two (2) new lots with three (3) parcels and into the J. Hollingsworth #659 ditch. This is one drainage plan for two sites since they are side by side.

Troy Furrer walked forward to answer the questions from the Drainage Board. He said they were diverting the surface water all north, so there will be no surface water to the south.

Surveyor Ward said the actual discharge is three (3) times less than the allowable “10 year storm” and six (6) times less than the “100 Year Storm” on current design. He recommends approval based on the calculations and the review done by County Engineer Frauhiger. He told the Drainage Board that this drainage plan will be contingent on the easement and the rezone.

  • Member Diener made a motion to accept the JJ Pork, LLC/TM Pork, LLC Drainage Plan as presented; Vice President Heimlich seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous







MONTICELLO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH – DRAINAGE REVIEW

Surveyor Ward said the brown brick house which is south of the church will be moved, then replaced with a community center (12,000 square foot building) and additional parking along the alley side. The water will be collected and taken to an underground storage which will be on the south side of the basketball court, then discharged at the allowable rates under the drainage ordinance. He has talked with Jason Miller, Randall Miller & Associates Inc., Monticello, IN; Clem S. Kuns, TBIRD Design Services Corporation, Lafayette, and Joe Mowrer, City of Monticello Board of Works and is ready to approve the drainage plans.

White County Engineer Todd Frauhiger, PE, AECOM, Indianapolis, IN, approves the drainage plan based on the approval of the City of Monticello.

  • Member Diener made a motion to approve the drainage plan contingent on the City of Monticello Board of Works approval; Vice President Heimlich seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

HARRY KESLER #658 – PETITION FOR MAINTENANCE

The petition was carried by Willcina Tiede, Monon, IN. The maintenance fund has $9,768.23. Currently collects $1.00 per acre and $5.00 minimum. The annual assessment is $2,440.00. The four year maximum is $9,763.04 and is not on the 2015 assessment report. There are approximately 2,410.454 acres in the watershed.

  • Vice President Heimlich made a motion to accept the Petition for Maintenance for the Harry Kesler #658; Member Diener seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous





E.F. FRY #622 – PETITION FOR MAINTENANCE

The petition was carried by Michael Davis, Royal Center, IN. There are two (2) signatures on the petition with 50 % of the land. The maintenance fund has ($-.933.37). White County currently collects $1.00 per acre and $5.00 minimum. The annual assessment is $424.00. The four year maximum is $1,736.00 and is on the 2015 assessment report. This is in Cass Township, White County. White County collected approximately $10.00 this year from Cass County. There may have to be a Maintenance Modification. There are approximately 413.000 acres in the watershed.

  • Vice President Heimlich made a motion to accept the Petition for Maintenance for the E.F. Fry #622; Member Diener seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous



LEWIS FRIDAY #537 – JOINT DRAINAGE BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Surveyor Ward has received a notice from the Carroll County Surveyor requesting a Joint Drainage Board for the Lewis Friday #537 tile. The location is in a subdivision south of Union Township off Springboro Road. Carroll County requested White County to waive their rights for a Maintenance Modification Joint Board last year. White County declined to waive their rights, because Carroll County had a 25% Maintenance Modification two years ago. Carroll County request the meeting be held immediately following the Crowell-Wells Joint Board meeting.

 

  • Vice President Heimlich moved to appoint President Burton and Member Diener to the Lewis Friday #537 Joint Drainage Board; Member Diener seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous



ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

WALTER DIENER OPEN DRAIN BRANCH OF THE ESTHER FRASER DRAIN #535 – ZARSE BROS.

Vice President Heimlich asked for an update. Surveyor Ward has placed calls and left messages for the contractor who has been out of town for two weeks, Mike Ezra, County Line Tiling/Excavating, Royal Center.

 

 

 

CLARK BROTHERS HOG FARM

Vice President Heimlich asked for an update. Surveyor Ward said he discussed this issue with Attorney Loy last week and met Mike Lehe, landowner, at the site. Attorney Loy has not given Surveyor Ward a plan of action yet.

Surveyor Ward reported the Clark Brothers submitted a drainage plan that was approved by the White County Drainage Board and did not do anything to put in their storm retention other than build their hog buildings fifteen years ago. It is impacting the neighbor (Mike Lehe) across the drive to the east, so one year ago I sent them a letter. Dane Clark contacted me to advise that they would take care of it and nothing has been solved since that time. The biggest concern is they tried to put a cow feeding lot in low ground and it’s all tied together. The water cannot get into the tile, because of the feeding lot and is running across the drive.

Attorney Loy pointed out that there are penalties and enforcement provisions in the White County Drainage and Sediment Control Ordinance including daily fines and attorney fees.





WOLCOTT - MASTER DRAINAGE STUDY

Surveyor Ward reported Brian Stephens-Hotopp, P.E., C.F.M. HWC Engineering, Indianapolis, is close to presenting the Wolcott master drainage plans to the Drainage Board. The plans are in the surveyor’s office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDIAN CREEK- FUND

Surveyor Ward reported that Cass County requested White County pay 6% ($2,400) of the starting fund for Indian Creek invoices. He said Indian Creek is not a regulated drain; however it does have a legal description and tried to put on a program since about 1976. The first organizational meeting was held in Pulaski County which has the longest length of drain, then changed to Cass County for the conflict reason that the Pulaski Surveyor lives inside the watershed.

Vice President Heimlich said a Joint Board has been formed on two different occasions, so this is the third time for a Joint Board. He said each county is pitching in to the drainage fund. White County has approximately 3-1/2 miles in Cass Township of the Indian Creek. Indian Creek Attorney Kevin C. Tankersley is scheduling the first organizational meeting in Cass County.





DRAINAGE INSPECTION

Member Diener suggested a policy or procedure for a drainage inspection, so the landowner cannot use the structure until the drainage plan is done. Attorney Loy suggested the building inspector would be the logical choice.







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