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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a regular meeting on Monday, July 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 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. Absent: Vice President John Heimlich.

 

Others present were:

Mike Kyburz – White County Highway Dept. Paul and Rose Wise, Monon Twp.

J.D. Smith – White County Highway Dept. Robert Holland – Monon Twp.

Sharon Watson – White County Soil & Water Donald Deno – Monon Twp.

Patrick Moone, PE – Farnsworth Group W. Dean Cook – North White School Corp.

Director of Buildings and Grounds

 

 

President Burton called the meeting to order.

 

 

MINUTES

  • Member Diener made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting held on June 15, 2015; seconded by President Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HENRY DENHART #529 – MAINTENANCE MODIFICATION HEARING

The Maintenance Modification is continued from the May 18, 2015 meeting.

The maintenance fund has $(-9,102.66). Currently collects $.70 an acre and $5.00 minimum. The annual assessment is $1,243.45. The four year maximum is $4,973.80 and is on the 2015 assessment report. There are approximately 1,680 acres in the watershed with 35 parcels.

Surveyor Ward reported that there has been no communication for or against the Maintenance Modification. There were no landowners present to ask if there were any public comments on the Henry Denhart #529. The Maintenance Modification Hearing notice was mailed to the landowners on June 8, 2015.

President Burton presented the Adoption of the Henry Denhart #529 Maintenance Modification:

ADOPTION OF MAINTENANCE MODIFICATION FOR HENRY DENHART #529

I.C. 836-9-27-42

THE WHITE COUNTY DRAINAGE BOARD HAVING HEARD AND CONSIDERED ALL THE EVIDENCE AND ANY OBJECTION SUBMITTED IN THESE PROCEEDINGS, THE CHAIRMAN WOULD NOW CONSIDER A MOTION FINDING THAT THE CURRENT ESTIMATE OF MAINTAINING THE HENRY DENHART #529 IS INSUFFICIENT AND THAT THE ANNUAL ASSESSMENT FOR PERIODIC MAINTENANCE OF SAID DRAIN SHOULD BE INCREASED AS PROPOSED IN THESE PROCEEDING.

  • Member Diener made a motion to adopt the Henry Denhart #529 Maintenance Modification, seconded by President Burton.

VOTE UNANIMOUS: 2-FAVOR, 0-OPPOSED

 

THE MOTION HAS BEEN MADE AND SECONDED TO RAISE THIS MAINTENANCE TO TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS ($2.50) PER ACRE AND FIVE DOLLARS ($5.00) MINIMUM. THE WHITE COUNTY DRAINAGE BOARD BY A VOTE OF TWO (2) IN FAVORAND ZERO (0) OPPOSED NOW HEREBY ADOPTS THE SCHEDULE OF ASSESSMENTS AS ORIGINALLY FILED HEREIN OR AS AMENDED. THE WHITE COUNTY DRAINAGE BOARD ISSUES ITS WRITTEN FINDINGS AND ORDER DECLARING THE PROPOSED MAINTENANCE MODIFICATION SCHEDULE IN THESE PROCEEDINGS ESTABLISHED. A COPY OF WHICH WILL BE MAILED TO ALL OWNERS AFFECTED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARLES SHIGLEY #582 – MAINTENANCE MODIFICATION HEARING

The Maintenance Modification is continued from the May 4, 2015 meeting.

The maintenance fund has $(-4,597.76). Currently collects $0.50 an acre and $5.00 minimum. The annual assessment is $841.94. The four year maximum is $3,353.16 and is on the 2015 Assessment report. There are approximately 1,647.28 acres in the watershed. The Town of Chalmers pays on 132 acres of this watershed.

Surveyor Ward reported that there has been no communication for or against the Maintenance Modification. There were no landowners present to ask if there were any public comments on the Charles Shigley #582. The Maintenance Modification Hearing notice was mailed to the landowners on June 8, 2015.

President Burton presented the Adoption of the Charles Shigley #582 Maintenance Modification:

ADOPTION OF MAINTENANCE MODIFICATION FOR CHARLES SHIGLEY #582

I.C. 836-9-27-42

THE WHITE COUNTY DRAINAGE BOARD HAVING HEARD AND CONSIDERED ALL THE EVIDENCE AND ANY OBJECTION SUBMITTED IN THESE PROCEEDINGS, THE CHAIRMAN WOULD NOW CONSIDER A MOTION FINDING THAT THE CURRENT ESTIMATE OF MAINTAINING THE CHARLES SHIGLEY #582 IS INSUFFICIENT AND THAT THE ANNUAL ASSESSMENT FOR PERIODIC MAINTENANCE OF SAID DRAIN SHOULD BE INCREASED AS PROPOSED IN THESE PROCEEDING.

  • Member Diener made a motion to adopt the Charles Shigley #582 Maintenance Modification; seconded by President Burton.

VOTE UNANIMOUS: 2-FAVOR, 0-OPPOSED

 

PROCEEDINGS ESTABLISHED. A COPY OF WHICH WILL BE MAILED TO ALL OWNERS THE MOTION HAS BEEN MADE AND SECONDED TO RAISE THIS MAINTENANCE TO TWO DOLLARS ($2.00) PER ACRE AND FIVE DOLLARS ($5.00) MINIMUM. THE WHITE COUNTY DRAINAGE BOARD BY A VOTE OF TWO (2) IN FAVORAND ZERO (0) OPPOSED NOW HEREBY ADOPTS THE SCHEDULE OF ASSESSMENTS AS ORIGINALLY FILED HEREIN OR AS AMENDED. THE WHITE COUNTY DRAINAGE BOARD ISSUES ITS WRITTEN FINDINGS AND ORDER DECLARING THE PROPOSED MAINTENANCE MODIFICATION SCHEDULE IN THESE AFFECTED.

 

 

 

 

 

CASEY’S GENERAL STORE, MONON – DRAINAGE REVIEW

Surveyor Ward presented the plans and a map to the Drainage Board for Casey’s General Store drainage plan approval. The location is in the Town of Monon at the intersection of 421 and SR16. He explained the discharge will go into the county highway and state right-of-way storm sewer systems. Casey’s General Store will need approval from the county and state for their drainage plan. The surveyor read a letter from the county engineer, Todd Frauhiger, P.E., AECOM, and he recommends approval of the drainage plan based on the recommendation from Todd.

Patrick Moone, PE, Farnsworth Group was present to answer questions from the Drainage Board. He explained the direction of the water flow and the release rate. It is much less and over a longer time period going into the storm sewers. He has spoken to Mark Kelly, INDOT, regarding the State of Indiana permits. The State has looked at all the access points and conceptually they have approved everything.

  • Member Diener made a motion to accept Casey’s General Store, Monon, Indiana, drainage plan that has been approved by Todd Frauhiger, P.E., AECOM; President Burton seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

PAUL AND ROSE WISE – MONON TWP., BAILEY ROAD

Surveyor Ward introduced the landowner, Paul Wise, 3716 East Polk Loop, Monticello, IN 47960, whom requested to attend the meeting. He asked Mr. Wise to present himself to the podium to speak to the Drainage Board. He stated there are no county regulated ditches or tiles in the area.

Paul Wise told the Drainage Board about their private neighborhood drainage problems. He said the water is taking its natural course down the road and dumps into an east easement then backs up. The air well is not working. He wanted to address the Drainage Board to see what actions we need to do with it. He said he knows the neighbor real well and just hasn’t talked to him yet before he came to see what format needed to be done to try and alleviate some of the problems there.

President Burton explained that the private property is not in the White County Drainage Board jurisdiction. He apologized for being limited on what the board is allowed to do.

 

Member Diener said “we have no control over private drainage whether it is maintaining it or increasing it or doing anything with it”. “In your case it is a private drain and we have no control over it no more than we would something on your property”. “If it is a private drain on someone else’s property; it is a problem that hopefully it’s something you and they can work out among yourselves”.

The White County Highway Department cleaned the catch basin and jetted under the road. Supervisor Kyburz said “the highway department takes care of whatever drain is under the road”.

Mr. Robert Holland, Polk Loop, Monticello, came to the podium and expressed his opinion about not wanting to pay his taxes.

Attorney Loy responded to these negative comments and explained to Mr. Holland that what he was suggesting is outside the Drainage Board jurisdiction; there is not a county regulated drain involved in this issue and the board doesn’t have authority to tell his neighbors anything.

 

JOHN G. BROWN #722 – NORTH WHITE SCHOOL CORPORATION

Surveyor Ward invited the North White School Corporation Director of Buildings and Grounds, W. Dean Cook, to the board meeting to discuss the county tile at the school. He explained a section of the school was built over the tile in 1979. The tile runs underneath the school and thru the east end zone of the football field. There is a catch basin in the parking lot that is about 10 feet from the south side of the school that has a suck hole around it. We believe the immediate problem, the suck hole is the parking lot, is repaired.

Accu-Dig, Inc. has hydro-excavated, jetted and repaired some of the 15” clay tile that was sucking gravel, dirt, sidewalk and the parking lot. They ran the camera from the man hole south and because of all the sediment that filtered down Accu-Dig could not go very far with the camera. Also, they ran the camera north about 60 feet to find many cracked tiles.

President Burton said we want to be a cooperating partner and asked Mr. Cook what he wanted them to do?

Member Diener asked Mr. Cook what water went into the tile under the school? He suggested another manhole on the property.

 

 

W. Dean Cook, NWHS, was present to answer any questions from the Drainage Board. He stated the tile was encased in concrete on the top and sides. Mr. Cook said that all the roof water and all our parking drain into it. He request the tile to be jetted out to the south.

 

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

TJ WOLTZ #603

Surveyor Ward reported the plans for the TJ Woltz #603 Reconstruction project are complete. The Drainage Board advised the surveyor to schedule a hearing and not to hold another public meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

___________________ ________________________ ___________________

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