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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board 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 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:

Mike Kyburz – White County Highway Superintendent J.D. Smith – White County Highway Dept.

Sharon Watson-White County Soil & Water Dept. Jonathan Mirgeaux – CHA Consulting, Inc.

Ryan Layer – L & R Excavating


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 February 16, 2016; seconded by Member Diener.

Vote: Unanimous



This review is continued from February 16, 2016. Jonathan Mirgeaux, CHA Consulting, Inc., presented a visual display explaining the plans for the White County Airport.


Member Diener recalled the unanswered question being, “Is this drainage plan the final plan or a temporary plan that is going to be modified again?” He said the phases were out of order, so when the airport representatives were previously present the plan showed a return taxi strip, which will create more surface that has not been done yet. He asked if the airport is moving the fuel station farm.


Mr. Mirgeaux said, “The drainage plan should be final and yes, it does account for everything.” He explained when the new steel plant came in, that it was more urgent to get this extension in right away, so the corporate jets were allowed to land under any weather conditions. The primary addition is the extra 150’ runway extension, the impervious area, which became phase one. There was a temporary shallow basin added until the fuel farm can be moved and the connection can be completed to the drainage pond. The apron modification allows them to connect anywhere they capped off the sewer, so the temporary pond will get filled in and be able to go to the new drainage pond. He said the last area of taxi way and additional impervious area is minimal; this has been accounted for. The airport is moving the fuel farm.


Surveyor Ward stated that Todd Frauhiger, P.E., AECOM, approved the drainage plan. The surveyor made the recommendation to approve the airport drainage plan.

  • Vice President Heimlich made a motion to approve the White County Airport drainage plan; seconded by Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous


The petition carried by Jon Okos, landowner. The maintenance fund has (-$11,501.82). Effective May 2016 collects $2.00 acre and $5.00 minimum. The annual assessment is $838.29. The four year maximum is $3,353.16 and is on the 2016 assessment report. There are approximately 1,647.282 acres in the watershed. The Town of Chalmers pays on 132.800 acres of this watershed. The location is southeast side of Chalmers over to the Ella Baker open drain, then to 300 East.


Surveyor Ward said there was a maintenance modification done on this drain recently; however in heavy rains there is a lot of sand buildup on the road near 700S. It is always breaking down and in need of repair.


  • Member Diener made a motion to accept the Petition for Reconstruction on the Charles Shigley #582; seconded by Vice President Heimlich. Vote: Unanimous




The petition was carried by Gene Clark, Town of Reynolds maintenance representative. The maintenance fund has $77,465.46. The rates are variable and $5.00 minimum. The annual assessment is $20,191.05. The four year maximum is $80,764.20 and is on the 2016 assessment report. The ditch is approximately 1-1/2 miles long.


Surveyor Ward reported the ditch runs right through the middle of the Town of Reynolds. The Esther Fraser pays the maintenance for the Kleyla Branch of the Esther Fraser drain.


  • Member Diener made a motion to accept the Petition for Maintenance on the Kleyla Branch of the Esther Fraser Drain #535; seconded by President Burton. 2 – Favor, 1-Abstain (Vice President Heimlich)










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