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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a regular meeting on Monday, December 7, 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 Assistant Sharon Broussard.

Others present were:

Sharon Watson – White County Soil & Water Bryan Rogne – AECOM

Mike Kyburz – White County Highway Superintendent Allison Carperter-AECOM

J.D. Smith – White County Highway Dept.

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 November 16, 2015; seconded by Member Diener.

Vote: Unanimous

GRITTEN TURF CO., LLC – DRAINAGE REVIEW

Surveyor Ward presented the drainage plan for Gritten Turf Co., LLC to put another building with roughly the same square footage on the south side of the current building. The retention pond will drain out to Fisher Street. Surveyor Ward recommends approval of the drainage plan based on meeting the City of Monticello requirements.

White County Engineer Frauhiger, P.E recommended approval of the drainage plan based on their design and the City of Monticello requirements. He reviewed the drainage plan for Gritten Turf Co., LLC and told Surveyor Ward it meets the White County drainage code. Surveyor Ward

Member Diener asked if this was a wetland area and suggested the landowner be told to have room for equipment on their own property. Surveyor Ward will provide the information for designated wetlands.

· Member Diener made a motion to approve the Drainage Plan for Gritten Turf Co., LLC contingent on approval by the City of Monticello; seconded by Vice President Heimlich.

Vote: Unanimous

CARTER-HINES BRANCH #1 – PETITION TO BE PUT ON MAINTENANCE

Toby Ploss carried the Petition to be put on Maintenance. There is no maintenance fund associated with this regulated drain. It is 9,200 feet of open drain and has approximately 905 acres in the watershed. It is in Cass Township.

CARTER-HINES BRANCH #1 OF BRANCH #1 – PETITION TO BE PUT ON MAINTENANCE

Toby Ploss carried the Petition to be put on Maintenance. There is no maintenance fund associated with this regulated drain. It is 5,300 feet of open drain and has approximately 185 acres in the watershed. It is in Cass Township.

Surveyor Ward recommends combining Carter-Hines Branch #1 and Carter-Hines Branch #1 of Branch #1 into one system to develop a maintenance fund. There are approximately thirty-seven (37) tracts effected. He proposed $5.00 an acre and $10.00 minimum rates that would bring in approximately five thousand ($5,000) a year to be advertised for a public maintenance hearing; the four (4) year fund would have approximately twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) available to clean the ditches.

Attorney Loy suggested to name the combined drain Carter-Hines Branch #1.

· Member Diener made a motion to accept the proposed rates of $5.00 an acre and $10.00 minimum for an advertised public hearing; seconded by Vice President Heimlich. Vote: Unanimous

J.L. ACKERMAN #501 BRANCH #3 OF BRANCH #6 – PETITION FOR MAINTENANCE

Toby Ploss carried the Petition for Maintenance. The location is about one mile east of Headlee. The ditch is about one mile long. It is part of the Ackerman system, but there are not many people on this branch and most landowners that use the system signed the petition.

· Vice President Heimlich made the motion to accept the Petition for Maintenance on the J.L. Ackerman #501 Branch #3 of Branch #6; seconded by Member Diener. VOTE: Unanimous.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Benton-White Curtis Creek Joint Drainage Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in Benton County.

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