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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, June 20, 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, Vice President Steve Burton and Commissioner David Diener. Also present was the White County Attorney George Loy, White County Auditor Gayle Rogers and the Commissioners’ Assistant Donya Tirpak.

 

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

 

MINUTES

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting held on June 20, 2016, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

PAYROLL

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve payroll for June 20, 2016, 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

REDEVLOPMENT

NEW HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve Resolution No. 16-06-20-04, Board of Commissioners accepting title of future White County Highway Department Real Estate from the White County Redevelopment Commission, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

RESOLUTION NO. 16-06-20-04

RESOLUTION OF THE WHITE COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ACCEPTING TITLE

OF FUTURE WHITE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

REAL ESTATE FROM THE WHITE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

 

Whereas, the White County Redevelopment Commission (the “Commission”), on January 7, 2016, acquired title to the

following described real estate:

 

That portion of land situated in the Northwest Quarter of Section 34, Township

27 North, Range 4 West of the Second Principal Meridian in White County, Indiana, being more particularly described as follows:

 

Considering the North line of the Northwest Quarter as bearing North 87º31’48” East with all other bearings herein contained relative thereto: Beginning at a found County Surveyor monument disk at the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of Section 34; thence on the East line of the Northwest Quarter South 00º13’54” East 669.02 feet to a set rebar on the monumented South line of the land described in Instrument 224 page 071; thence on said South line South 89º20’11” West 1076.56 feet to a set rebar on the West line of the land described in said Instrument; thence on said West line North 00º17’58” West 635.02 feet to a set rebar on the North line of the Northwest Quarter; thence on said North line

North 87º31’48” East 1078.10 feet to the Place of Beginning containing

16.12 Acres; and

 

A tract of land beginning at a point which is 587 feet South and North 87 degrees 25 minutes East 1615 feet from the Northwest corner of Section 34, Township 27 North, Range 4 West, thence North 10 feet; thence 87 degrees and 25 minutes East 1048 feet to the Center Line of the Eddy Ditch, thence South 372 feet along said center-line to the North right-of-way line of the U.S. Highway #24, thence in a northwesterly direction along said highway line to the place of beginning, containing 4.47 acres more or less.

 

EXCEPT:

A part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 34, Township 27 North, Range 4 West, White County, Indiana, and being that part of the grantor’s land lying within the right-of-way lines depicted on the attached Right-of-Way Parcel Plat marked as Exhibit “B”, described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the east line of said quarter section South 1 degree 52 minutes 05 seconds East 1,089.27 feet from the northeast corner of said quarter section, said corner being designated as point “052” on said parcel plat, and which point of beginning is on the center line of U.S.R. 24 at the southeast corner of the grantor’s land: thence North 71 degrees 00 minutes 53 seconds West 269.49 feet along said center line; thence North 18 degrees 59 minutes 07 seconds East 40.00 feet to point “252” designated on said parcel plat; thence South 71 degrees 00 minutes 53 seconds East 95.00 feet to point “279” designated on said parcel plat; thence South 80 degrees 28 minutes 38 seconds East 151.81 feet to the east line of said quarter section; thence South 1 degree 52 minutes 05 seconds East 69.51 feet along said east line to the point of beginning and containing 0.286 acres, more or less (hereinafter collectively the “Real Estate”); and

 

Whereas, the Commission purchased the Real Estate pursuant to the Commission’s Economic Development Plan for

the construction of a building and related improvements to be used in the operation and maintenance of roads and other infrastructure which supports economic development in White County; and

 

Whereas, on June 13, 2016, the Commission adopted its resolution to transfer title to the Real Estate to White County,

acting by and through its Board of Commissioners, for the construction of the building and improvements and for the

operation and maintenance thereof; and

Whereas, it is the desire of the White County Board of Commissioners to accept title to the Real Estate for such purposes.

 

now, therefore, be it hereby resolved, by the White County Board of Commissioners, as follows:

  1. That the Board accept title to the following described real estate from the White County Redevelopment

Commission:

 

That portion of land situated in the Northwest Quarter of Section 34, Township 27 North, Range 4 West of the Second Principal Meridian in White County, Indiana, being more particularly described as follows:

Considering the North line of the Northwest Quarter as bearing North 87º31’48” East with all other bearings herein contained relative thereto: Beginning at a found County Surveyor monument disk at the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of Section 34; thence on the East line of the Northwest Quarter South 00º13’54” East 669.02 feet to a set rebar on the monumented South line of the land described in Instrument 224 page 071; thence on said South line South 89º20’11” West 1076.56 feet to a set rebar on the West line of the land described in said Instrument; thence on said West line North 00º17’58” West 635.02 feet to a set rebar on the North line of the Northwest Quarter; thence on said North line North 87º31’48” East 1078.10 feet to the Place of Beginning containing 16.12 Acres; and

A tract of land beginning at a point which is 587 feet South and North 87 degrees 25 minutes East 1615 feet from the Northwest corner of Section 34, Township 27 North, Range 4 West, thence North 10 feet; thence 87 degrees and 25 minutes East 1048 feet to the Center Line of the Eddy Ditch, thence South 372 feet along said center-line to the North right-of-way line of the U.S. Highway #24, thence in a northwesterly direction along said highway line to the place of beginning, containing 4.47 acres more or less.

 

EXCEPT:

A part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 34, Township 27 North, Range 4 West, White County, Indiana, and being that part of the grantor’s land lying within the right-of-way lines depicted on the attached Right-of-Way Parcel Plat marked as Exhibit “B”, described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the east line of said quarter section South 1 degree 52 minutes 05 seconds East 1,089.27 feet from the northeast corner of said quarter section, said corner being designated as point “052” on said parcel plat, and which point of beginning is on the center line of U.S.R. 24 at the southeast corner of the grantor’s land: thence North 71 degrees 00 minutes 53 seconds West 269.49 feet along said center line; thence North 18 degrees 59 minutes 07 seconds East 40.00 feet to point “252” designated on said parcel plat; thence South 71 degrees 00 minutes 53 seconds East 95.00 feet to point “279” designated on said parcel plat; thence South 80 degrees 28 minutes 38 seconds East 151.81 feet to the east line of said quarter section; thence South 1 degree 52 minutes 05 seconds East 69.51 feet along said east line to the point of beginning and containing 0.286 acres, more or less.

 

2. That the Real Estate shall be used for the construction and operation of a new White County Highway

Department garage and related infrastructure.

 

UNIVERSAL VALUATIONS

Dan Clark, President, appeared before the commissioners discussing the service that he has provided to the county for the past 15 years. Along with appraising the county buildings, Mr. Clark would also like to start providing an appraisal report on the assets that are in the buildings. This report will not include computers or anything under the Inland Marine policy, but will include furniture and fixtures, office machines and equipment, minor/major machinery and equipment, maintenance equipment, audio/visual equipment. This report will provide the estimated insurable replacement cost to be used when estimating limits necessary when placing insurance. The cost to complete this assignment will not exceed $4,475 and the cost to update the report annually will be a very minimal fee.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to enter into an agreement with Universal Valuations, subject to review of the contract, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

CONSIDERATION – REYNOLDS-TOPEKA AGREEMENT

Lauren Zielke, ERM, and Clint Jolliff, NIPSCO Project Manager, appeared before the commissioners discussing the Road Use and Drainage Agreement for the Reynolds-Topeka Project.

 

This is a 6 year project that will empower Indiana’s electric system and provide enhanced access to wind and solar renewable energy sources. NIPSCO is intending to install a new 100 mile electric transmission line connecting NIPSCO substations in Reynolds, Burr Oak, and Topeka, Indiana, known as the Reynolds-Topeka Project. A portion of the route will be in White County beginning in Reynolds at the Reynolds Substation. The project will consist of overhead power 345kV transmission lines, supporting electrical line transmission towers, access roads, lay-down and staging yards, right-of-way clearing, and construction.

 

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the NIPSCO Reynolds – Topeka Project Agreement for Use, Repair, and Improvement of White County Roads and Repair of Drainage Facilities, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

REPORTS

 

At this time, Council President Butch Kramer called the council members to order in joint session with the commissioners. Council members present:

 

President Butch Kramer Jim Annis Arthur Anderson

Denny Carter Casey Crabb Bruce Clear

Jim Davis

 

AREA PLAN

Director Joe Rogers reported 71 building inspections were done in May. He is hoping to have a new Building Inspector within the next two weeks. An update on the Comprehensive Plan project was given.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Economic Development President Randy Mitchell presented the Business Summary for June. Mr. Mitchell continues to work on business retention and expansion visits with county businesses. As a result of our advertising campaign, three new leads have recently come in.

 

Randy reported that he met with representatives from Homewood Suites to see if they might have an interest in putting a hotel/motel out by the MACP near I-65.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Environmental Officer Jim Reynolds presented the Environmental Report for June.

 

  • Received 108 Calls/Complaints on various issues.

  • Issued 3 septic permits.

  • Made 9 landfill inspections.

  • Reviewing weekly pool samples and started pool inspections.

  • Training in firearms.

 

HIGHWAY DEPT.

Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz reported that he is getting all his paperwork in order for the Community Crossings Road-Bridge Grant Program that’s available from the state. He requested the council to sign off on a financial commitment letter committing $1 million in financial support to cover the matching funds for the project.

 

  • Councilman Anderson made a motion to provide a financial commitment letter committing $1 million to the Community Crossings Road-Bridge Grant Program, seconded by Councilman Carter. Vote: Unanimous

 

WHITE COUNTY ADULT EDUCATION

Beverly Seese, Area Coordinator, thanked the commissioners and council for providing office space at the Annex Building for their program. She discussed how their program provides educational classes that educate and focuses on key workforce skills that help people prepare for a career. They had 45 students who dropped out of high school and graduated through their program since last July. Last August she started up classes at the White County Jail where she had 58 prisoners who completed enrollment and 22 of them graduated. She had 32 students whose training and certification was paid for by WorkOne and 15 students who just signed up for the new English Language Learners class. She requested any financial assistance the county could give during budget time to help students pay the $90 test fee.

 

There being no further business to come before the council, they adjourned to their own meeting.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

___________________________ _____________________________ ____________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: _________________________

Gayle Rogers, Auditor