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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, October 19, 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 Auditor Gayle Rogers, Attorney George Loy and the Commissioners’ Assistant Donya Tirpak.

 

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

 

MINUTES

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting held on October 5, 2015, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

PAYROLL

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

 

CLAIMS

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

 

BEDFORD BAY BRIDGE

Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz said that the bridge inspector looked at the tubes under the Bedford Bay Bridge and said that they won’t classify it as a bridge because the tubes are too far apart. If the county digs them up and puts them closer together, then we could get it added to the bridge inventory. The bridge to the North is considered a bridge. He said that he did go out and take a look in the culverts, and they are no longer clogged with debris.

 

AREA PLAN – AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE

CHAPTER 3 – HOME OCCUPATIONS

Area Plan Director Joe Rogers presented amendment #44 to Chapter 3, Home Occupations.

 

This amendment was presented to the APC during a public hearing on October 13, 2015. At that time, the APC recommended this amendment to the commissioners by a vote of 10 Yes and 0 No.

 

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there was anyone present to speak about the proposed amendment. No response.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 15-10-19-02, amendment to the zoning ordinance of White County, Chapter 3 - Home Occupations as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

ORDINANCE NO. 15-10-19-02

AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF WHITE COUNTY, STATE OF INDIANA

 

WHEREAS, the White County Area Plan Commission has initiated and prepared this ordinance to amend the White County Zoning Ordinance pursuant to IC 36-7-4-602 (c) and IC 36-7-4-607;

WHEREAS, the White County Area Plan Commission has reported that it held a public hearing concerning this ordinance on October 13, 2015, after timely notification of the hearing was given by publication in the Herald Journal, Monticello, Indiana at least 10 days prior as required by IC 36-7-4-604;

 

WHEREAS, the White County Area Plan Commission has reported that it paid reasonable regard to the factors enumerated in IC 36-7-4-603 in consideration of the ordinance and determination or recommendation to be made to the legislative body of White County;

 

WHEREAS, the White County Area Plan Commission has certified this ordinance to the legislative body with a recommendation by a majority vote in favor of adoption pursuant to IC 36-7-4-603 before acting on this ordinance amendment;

 

WHEREAS, the legislative body recognizes that the ordinance is required for the reasons summarized below;

 

WHEREAS, the legislative body has determined that this ordinance should be adopted without amendment as certified by the White County Area Plan Commission pursuant to IC 36-7-4-607; therefore,

 

BE IT ORDAINED AND ADOPTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA:

 

AMENDING CHAPTERS:

 

Chapter 3 – Chapter 3 Specific Use Requirements: Section 3.1 – Home Occupations –

Subsection 3.1.2 Required conditions: to provide a mechanism for a person or other entity to qualify as a home occupation even though employees, other than the occupants of the residence, may be involved.

 

CHAPTER 3 – WIRELESS FACILITIES

Director Rogers presented amendment #45 to Chapter 3, Wireless Facilities.

 

This amendment was presented to the APC during a public hearing on October 13, 2015. At that time, the APC recommended this amendment to the commissioners by a vote of 10 Yes and 0 No.

 

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there was anyone present to speak about the proposed amendment. No response.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 15-10-19-03, amendment to the zoning ordinance of White County, Chapter 3 - Wireless Facilities as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

ORDINANCE NO. 15-10-19-03

AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF WHITE COUNTY

 

WHEREAS, the White County Area Plan Commission has initiated and prepared this ordinance to amend the White County Zoning Ordinance pursuant to IC 36-7-4-602 (c) and IC 36-7-4-607;

 

WHEREAS, the White County Area Plan Commission has reported that it held a public hearing concerning this ordinance on October 13, 2015, after timely notification of the hearing was given by publication in the Herald Journal, Monticello, Indiana at least 10 days prior as required by IC 36-7-4-604;

 

WHEREAS, the White County Area Plan Commission has reported that it paid reasonable regard to the factors enumerated in IC 36-7-4-603 in consideration of the ordinance and determination or recommendation to be made to the legislative body of White County;

 

WHEREAS, the White County Area Plan Commission has certified this ordinance to the legislative body with a recommendation by a majority vote in favor of adoption pursuant to IC 36-7-4-603 before acting on this ordinance amendment;

 

WHEREAS, the legislative body recognizes that the ordinance is required for the reasons summarized below;

 

WHEREAS, the legislative body has determined that this ordinance should be adopted without amendment as certified by the White County Area Plan Commission pursuant to IC 36-7-4-607; therefore,

 

BE IT ORDAINED AND ADOPTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA:

 

AMENDING CHAPTERS:

Chapter 3- Specific Use Requirements and Performance Standards

 

3.10 Wireless Support Structures and Wireless Facilities:

3.10.1 Purpose, Authority, and jurisdiction;

3.10.2 New Wireless Support Structures and Wireless Facilities

3.10.2.1 Application and Approval Procedure

3.10.2.2 General Approval Standards

3.10.2.3 General Performance Standards

3.10.3 Existing Wireless Support Structure and/or Upgrades, Facilities Alteration/Upgrade & Equipment

Revisions

3.10.3 Application and Approval Procedure

3.10.4 Application and Approval Procedure – Collections

 

The purpose of this amendment is to bring the Wireless Communication permitting process compliant with recently adopted State Statutes which go into effect on January 1, 2016. This amendment addresses specifically the application process and requirements, setback allowances, definitions and approval deadlines.

 

CHAPTER 12 – VARIANCE DECISION CRITERIA

Director Rogers presented an amendment #46 to Chapter 12 – Variance Decision Criteria.

 

This amendment was presented to the APC during a public hearing on October 13, 2015. At that time, the APC recommended this amendment to the commissioners by a vote of 10 Yes and 0 No.

 

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there was anyone present to speak about the proposed amendment. No response.

 

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 15-10-19-04, amending the zoning ordinance, Chapter 12 – Variance Decision Criteria as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

ORDINANCE NO. 15-10-19-04

AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF WHITE COUNTY, STATE OF INDIANA

 

WHEREAS, the White County Area Plan Commission has initiated and prepared this ordinance to amend the White County Zoning Ordinance pursuant to IC 36-7-4-602 (c) and IC 36-7-4-607;

 

WHEREAS, the White County Area Plan Commission has reported that it held a public hearing concerning this ordinance on October 13, 2015, after timely notification of the hearing was given by publication in the Herald Journal, Monticello, Indiana at least 10 days prior as required by IC 36-7-4-604;

 

WHEREAS, the White County Area Plan Commission has reported that it paid reasonable regard to the factors enumerated in IC 36-7-4-603 in consideration of the ordinance and determination or recommendation to be made to the legislative body of White County;

 

WHEREAS, the White County Area Plan Commission has certified this ordinance to the legislative body with a recommendation by a majority vote in favor of adoption pursuant to IC 36-7-4-603 before acting on this ordinance amendment;

 

WHEREAS, the legislative body recognizes that the ordinance is required for the reasons summarized below;

 

WHEREAS, the legislative body has determined that this ordinance should be adopted without amendment as certified by the White County Area Plan Commission pursuant to IC 36-7-4-607; therefore,

 

BE IT ORDAINED AND ADOPTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA:

 

AMENDING CHAPTERS:

 

Chapter 12 – Administrative

12.4 Developments StandardsVariance

12.4.7 Decision Criteria Prescribed by State Law

12.4.8 Additional decision criteria – The purpose of this amendment is to separate, in their entirety, Area Board of Zoning Appeals decision criteria required by state statute and additional criteria required for consideration by the county legislative bodies.

 

 

 

 

EMA – GRANT

EMA Director Roberta Yerk said that they are responsible for updating their Disaster Mitigation Plan every five years; and she is currently working with Purdue University to help complete this project. To cover Purdue’s cost, she applied for a grant with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security for $18,490, with a local match of $4,622.50. The local match will be paid by the hours that they put into the project. The grant agreement was submitted to the commissioners seeking their approval.

 

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Agreement for $18,490, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

REPORTS

 

At this time, White County Council President Butch Kramer called the council members to order in joint session with the commissioners. Council members present:

 

President Butch Kramer Jim Annis Jim Davis

Arthur Anderson Casey Crabb

 

Councilman Denny Carter and Bruce Clear were absent.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

President Randy Mitchell presented the Business Summary for October 2015.

 

RECYCLE

Director Dawn Girard presented the Report of Collections for the year to date. She reported that the material collected has increased by over 50,000 lbs.; but the report of collections is down by $7,000 because the prices of material are dropping.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

Director Joe Rogers reported that they issued 44 building permits in September and the building inspector performed 78 inspections.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT

Environmental Officer Jim Reynolds presented the Environmental Report for October.

  • Received 76 calls/complaints on various issues.

  • Issued 2 septic permits.

  • Made 9 landfill inspections.

 

Officer Reynolds said that he visited the Rex Wolf property and it appears that he has all of the trash picked up.

 

COUNCIL ON AGING

Director Gale Spry presented the quarterly operating data report. She reported that they have received and are using their two new vehicles.

 

NEW HIGHWAY GARAGE

Commissioner Heimlich said that they are proposing to take money (roughly $300,000) out of the Vera Sun Economic Development fund to purchase the two parcels for the new highway garage. They will have to transfer the funds to the White County Redevelopment Commission to do this.

 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT BOARD

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to accept the resignation of Ed Gutwein from the White County Health Department Board, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

 

VERIZON WIRELESS

Nathan Washington, Government Account Executive, discussed the advantages of switching the county’s cellular business accounts over to government accounts.

 

There being no further business to come before the council, they adjourned to their own meeting room.

 

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