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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a regular meeting on Monday, June 15, 2015. The meeting was held at the White County Building, 2nd floor, Commissioners’ conference room beginning at 11:30 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. Supt.

J.D. Smith – White County Highway Dept.

Sharon Watson – White County Soil & Water

Mark Wright – White County Soil & Water

Dwayne Hunt, landowner



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 June 1, 2015; seconded by Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous


Surveyor Ward said other counties are requesting the Greentown-Reynolds Electric System Improvement Project contract information that White County is requiring.

Highway Superintendent Kyburz commented that he has provided information regarding the Right-Of-Way to other counties.

Attorney Loy stated that this is a unique situation and request to discuss the requirements with Surveyor Ward.




The maintenance fund has $2,107.23. Currently collects $5.00 an acre and $10.00 minimum. The annual assessment is $1,374.55. The four year maximum is $5,498.20 and is not on the 2015 assessment report. There are approximately 278.786 acres in the watershed with 17 parcels.


There was a discussion with Dwayne Hunt for the John Youngmeyer #604 tile regarding a possible catch basin issue on the north side of the road. Surveyor Ward presented a map of the area.

Dwayne Hunt, landowner, was present as he requested for the Drainage Board meeting. Herb Hunt did not attend the meeting. He agreed with President Burton that his complaint is the water is going across the surface and not in the tile.

President Burton asked Surveyor Ward for his recommendation to establish jurisdiction in this situation. He explained the only direction the Drainage Board could go since it is surface water and not a tile issue is possibly put in a larger catch well.

Surveyor Ward said “the tile is operating the best it can operate”. The main catch basin is on the tile at the Van Meter property and is operating properly. I’m not sure how the Surveyor’s Department can help with the water issue.”

Superintendent Kyburz explained the culvert by the road is quite a distance from Dwayne Hunt’s property. Mr. Van Meter owns both sides of the road by the culvert. He said the only thing he could do is possibly put in a larger catch well on the north side of the road.

Attorney Loy advised Dwayne Hunt to discuss this issue with Mr. Van Meter, buffalo ranch landowner.

Mr. Hunt said his brother went to school with Mr. Van Meter and will talk to him.


INDIAN CREEK – There is a Joint Board meeting this Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

CROWELL-WELLS – There is a Joint Board meeting this Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the White County Building, 2nd floor, Commissioners’ conference room beginning at 9:00 a.m.

LEWIS FRIDAY – There is a Joint Board meeting this Thursday, June 18, 2015 following the Crowell-Wells meeting at the same location.


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