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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a regular meeting on Monday, February 1, 2016. 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 Surveyor Bradley E. Ward and the Surveyor’s Assistant Sharon Broussard. White County Attorney George W. Loy was absent.

Others present were:

Sharon Watson – White County Soil & Water

Mike Kyburz – White County Highway Superintendent

J.D. Smith – White County Highway Dept.

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 January 19, 2016; seconded by Member Diener.

Vote: Unanimous




The account balance is (-$15,261.07). The annual maintenance assessment is $4,388.87. The four year maximum is $17,555.48. The watershed is set up with variable rates ranging from $00.40 - $00.75 per acre based on land use with a $6.25 minimum. There was a 25% rate increase in 2003. The landowners were billed in 2015. There are approximately 7,437.070 acres in the watershed. There are about 242 parcels.


Surveyor Ward proposed the variable rates be increased using the current rates and aerial maps to calculate the new rates based on land use per Indiana Code. The highest rate will be $3.00 per acre with a $10.00 minimum.



$3.00 per acre Hard surface

$2.00 per acre (66% of $3.00 per White County Drainage Ordinance) Cultivated land

$1.50 per acre (50% of $3.00 per White County Drainage Ordinance) Pasture and woodland


The watershed would collect approximately $14,762.00, based on this formula, which does not included two (2) parcels in Chalmers. One of the parcels, a 36 acre tract on the west side of the highway, has 68 lots with 5 acres of streets. The Town of Chalmers pays for the residences, so they are getting charged per the acre.


President Burton said the Town of Chalmers needs notified.


  • Member Diener made a motion to accept the recommendations from Surveyor Ward for the J.P. Carr #520 drainage assessment; seconded by Vice President Heimlich. Vote: Unanimous







Surveyor Ward asked the White County Drainage Board the requirements for a drainage plan. The Surveyor’s opinion is the building plan (HWC), provided by the City of Monticello Fire Department, will meet or exceed the White County Drainage Code. He said this opinion is without the hard numbers being presented based on the plan design.


The outlet will be to 6th Street thru a 12” tile into a 36” tile that is on the storm drain.


The White County Drainage Board requested HWC to be present at the next meeting. They would like them to explain a plan to confirm how the drainage meets or exceeds, the current White County Drainage Ordinance, so the City of Monticello does not have to encumber the drainage permit expense.








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