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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a regular meeting on Monday, May 2, 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 Brad Ward and the Drainage Board Secretary Jennifer Hill.

Others present were:

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

Sharon Watson-White County Soil & Water Dept. Ken Houston- Monticello Mayor

Joe Mower-City of Monticello WWTP Craig Farrell-GRW Engineers, Inc.-TLRSD

Ron & Linda Tolzin Ron & Pat Wolf

Larry & Judy Wooldridge Marian Roth-Schrader

Don German Jack Pherson

Bill Britton Phil Gutwein

David Kelly David Brechbiel

Aldine Ritenour James Hunt

Jerry Ruch

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 April 18, 2016; seconded by Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous (3-Favor 0-Opposed)

Petition to Reconstruct Branch #9 of the JL Ackerman Drain#501

Surveyor Ward presented the information to the Drainage Board for their decision. In 2006, Monty Moss, petitioned the Board to do a reconstruction where he enclosed part of branch 9. What is being asked to do now is the same thing and enclose the eastern portion of that branch.

· Vice President Heimlich made a motion to accept the Petition for Reconstruction of Branch #9 of the JL Ackerman Drain #501; seconded by Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous (3–Favor, 0-Against)

Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District-Consent to Encroach

Surveyor Ward presented the information to the Drainage Board for their decision. They will be crossing 4 drains, the Guy Williams Open Drain #602, Branch #1 and #2 of the S. Hardy Drain, and the McClure tile Drain. The intent is to turn the Idaville Sewer Plant into a pump station and then pump to the station south of 24 East of town. Attorney George Loy stated that he will be preparing a Right to Encroach paperwork.

· Member Diener made a motion to allow the Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District to encroach for their transfer of waste from Idaville to a treatment facility; seconded by Vice President Heimlich.

Vote: Unanimous (3–Favor, 0-Against)

Maintenance Modification for W.F. Myers #565

Surveyor Ward presented the information to the Drainage Board and explained the rates will be raised from $0.50 to $2.00 an acre. If approved, the yearly collection of $3,266.87 will increase to $12,734.56. The current funds are $6,935.00, there are plans to clean Myers Ditch and there is 4 ½ miles. This is a large water shed, and approximately 35,000 feet of tile in the system, approximately 25,000 feet of open drain. There hasn’t been any major projects on this for a while. When four times the amount is collected, the collection is shut off until it’s needed. There was no correspondence received in regards to this request.


The White County Drainage Board having heard and considered all the evidence and any objection submitted in these proceedings.

The chairman would now consider a motion finding that the current estimate of maintaining the W.F. MEYERS #565 ditch is insufficient and that that annual assessments for periodic maintenance of said drain should be increased as proposed in these proceedings.

· Vice President Heimlich made a motion to adopt the W.F. Meyers #565 Maintenance Modification, seconded by Member Diener.


The White County Drainage Board by a vote of three (3) in favor, (0) zero opposed now hereby adopts the schedule of assessments as originally filed herein or as amended. The White County Drainage Board issues its written Findings and Orders declaring the proposed maintenance modification schedule in these proceedings established. A copy of which will be mailed to all owners affected.


Surveyor Ward said the idea is to take part direct some of the water and direct water away from Buss Ditch and Gordon Road. This would help to alleviate some of the capacity issues with Buss Ditch. Currently there is a culvert on Airport Road with a ravine that runs up between the lots in between Countrybrook Drive, there is a 30” drain that comes down the property line and crosses North Countrybrook Drive and then turns and comes out the edge of the subdivision. There is currently a drainage easement of about 30’ wide. The potential of the project is to tie on to the urban drain where it turns to go north and bring it south along the lot lines; or if that’s not feasible come down the unimproved road and tie on to this man hole and fall in on the backside of the lots and around that way. Member Diener explained that this meeting was public and if anyone had concerns or questions this would be the time to get them answered.

-Donald German – Inquiring as to whether or not there had been a route chosen that it would come down.

Ron Wolf -Commented that Spring St. & S. Park was already a problem and there are drains already -there.

-Dave Kelly - Wanted to know if the intent was divert all or just part of the water, and whether or not the assessments would change.

-Jerry Ruch -concerned about the amount of water going into 30”, and that he would like to see a drain put on the Christian Church side on Rainbow St., there is usually water standing there.

-David Brechbiel- Inquiring as to whether or not a cost analysis had been done and what the impact of this project will have on the lower portion of Countrybrook. Also, wanted to know the ramifications of going from 18” to 30” will have on the drain.

-Marian Roth-Schrader -Concerned because she already has water that stands in her yard every time it rains and water in her crawlspace.

-Ron Tolzin-Had general complaints of water in his basement all the time. Also, request to now if there was a timeline in mind for the project. Mr. Tolzin also request to know if they were going to be able to connect their perimeter drains into this project.

Mike Kyburz- stated that the project could be started as early as July 2017.

-Bill Britton-Wanted to know if they would now be taxed because they have field tile that feeds into this tile and whether or not they would be able to tie future field tile to what’s being proposed.

There was short discussion of a meeting pertaining to the project as early as August. President Burton explained that everyone that had received a letter today’s meeting would also receive a letter for the next meeting as well and that they would be able to voice their concerns at the Public Meeting.


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