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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a regular meeting on Monday, August 3, 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 Vice President John Heimlich. Also, present were the White County Attorney George W. Loy, White County Surveyor Bradley E. Ward and the Surveyor’s Secretary Sharon Broussard. Member Diener was absent.

Others present were:

Mike Kyburz – White County Highway Dept. Supt.

J.D. Smith – White County Highway Dept.

Sharon Watson – White County Soil & Water

 

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 July 20, 2015; seconded by President Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

GREENTOWN-REYNOLDS ELECTRIC SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT-DISCUSSION

Discussion continued from June 15, 2015.

Surveyor Ward presented an aerial map of NIPSCO tower locations. He said there are three (3) NIPSCO towers being placed that will impact a White County tile and needs to know the White County requirements for bonding and/or right-to-encroach. NIPSCO is relocating two (2) towers out of the right-of-way of the tile; however one (1) tower is strategically located because of a bend in the line. The tile is thirty-eight (38) feet to the east of the center of the tower. The location is on 100E just south of Reynolds. NIPSCO is willing to move the White County tile at their expense. He said NIPSCO wants to use local contractors for the tile relocation work.

Surveyor Ward asked how close is NIPSCO willing to let White County get to the tower for tile work if the tile is not moved. NIPSCO should not have to crossover open ditches and put in culverts.

Attorney Loy request a written agreement, including bond amount, for White County with NIPSCO for the Greentown-Reynolds Electric System Improvement Project. He suggest White County require an inspector for this project and write this in the contract at NIPSCO’s expense and asked if these intersections are all tiles. There are tile and open ditches involved.

Attorney Loy wants a conference call scheduled with Surveyor Ward and Joseph Werner, Burns & McDonnell, Greentown-Reynolds Electric System Improvement Project representative. Mr. Werner is doing the logistics (permitting, bonding); he is not the contractor.

President Burton wants an agreement similar to the Windmill Farm and ask if anything further was necessary other than waiting to negotiate.

T.J. WOLTZ #603-FUNDING

Discussion continued from March 2, 2015.

Surveyor Ward reported the cost will be approximately $440,000 for the T.J. Woltz #603 Reconstruction Project. The ditch maintenance fund is very low and the landowners, that have discussed this project with the surveyor, have mentioned getting a private bank loan with a lower interest rate and paying White County maintenance fund back their assessment in full the first year.

The general drain maintenance fund has approximately $500,000. The balance will be roughly $60,000, after the T.J. Woltz #603 Reconstruction Project, which the Carter-Hines project will deplete.

Vice President Heimlich mentioned borrowing the money from another other county fund, as an option, for this project.

Attorney Loy said “the Drainage Code has provisions for bonding and loans, so borrowing from another fund should not be a problem.”

Superintendent Kyburz commented this is the first time that there has been water on the road there since 2008.

The T.J. Woltz #603 Reconstruction Hearing is scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2015.

 

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

The next Carroll-White County Crowell-Wells Joint Drainage Board meeting will be held on Friday, August 14, 2015 at the White County Building, 2nd floor, Commissioners’ conference room beginning at 9:00a.m.

 

 

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