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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, March 7, 2016. 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, County 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 from the regular meeting held on February 26, 2016, and the minutes from the special meeting held on February 29, 2016, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

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

CLAIMS

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

APPOINTMENT – EMA

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to appoint Randy Conwell to the Emergency Management Advisory Council with a term expiring December 31, 2016, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

Commissioner Heimlich said that Mr. Conwell will fill the unexpired term for Randy Conwell.

BRIDGE #88 – NORWAY

Mike Kyburz, Highway Superintendent, requested permission to submit a letter to INDOT requesting them to increase the funding on Bridge #88 by $287,088, if we agree to move the letting date to fiscal year 2018.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve sending a letter to INDOT asking them to move the letting date to August 2017 and asking for an additional $287,088 in federal reimbursement funds for Bridge #88, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

CHALMERS-BROOKSTON FIRST RESPONSE

Director Brad Trapp and Treasurer Terris Rolon from the Chalmers-Brookston First Response appeared before the commissioners. After a power point presentation detailing the history, department finances, fundraising events, equipment and goals, they thanked the commissioners for their continued support and said that if there is ever an opportunity for extra funding for their department, it would be greatly appreciated.

CHANGE ORDER – MID AMERICA COMMERCE PARK

Commissioner Heimlich presented Contract Addendum #2 from HWC Engineering for the Master Drainage Study project. The stormwater pump motors in the pumping station at the new Shell Building need to be retrofitted with Variable Frequency Drives and other control components to maximize storage in the stormwater basin; while reducing the release rate from the pond in order to reduce impacts on the larger railroad ponds. The cost is not to exceed $8,000.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Contract Addendum #2 with HWC Engineering, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

CONTRACT – ENGINEERING ASSISTANCE

Commissioner Heimlich submitted a General Services Agreement from HWC for engineering assistance for the Town of Wolcott. He said that the engineering agreement will give them engineering expertise to help them with the future water and sanitary sewer service to the Mid America Commerce Park from the Town of Wolcott. The cost of the agreement is not to exceed $20,000.

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the General Services Agreement from HWC as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Commissioner Heimlich said that he received positive feedback from Carroll-White REMC for the assistance the Highway Department provided during the last snow emergency in White County. They had over 5,000 customers without electricity and without the Highway Department’s assistance, the customers could’ve been out for days.

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

 

 

 

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

ATTEST: _________________________

Gayle Rogers, Auditor