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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board 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 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. Tony Cain- T&M Cain Enterprises

Mark Wright- White County Soil & Water Dept. Bob Stevenson-Stevenson Farms

Kyle Rule Jeramy Byers

President Burton called the meeting to order.

 

MINUTES

  • Vice President Heimlich made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting held on June 6, 2016; seconded by Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous (3-Favor 0-Opposed)

 

Drainage Review- AEP- Laydown Yard

Surveyor Ward presented the information and aerial photos of the property in question to the Drainage Board for their decision.

 

  • Vice President Heimlich made a motion to accept the AEP- Laydown Yard Drainage Plan contingent on the easement agreement that is being discussed; seconded by Member Diener.

 

Vote: Unanimous (3–Favor, 0-Against)

 

 

J. P. CARR- MAINTENANCE MODIFICATION HEARING

 

Surveyor Ward presented the information to the Drainage Board explaining that there are different rates for each of the different land use types.

 

LAND USE TYPE

RUNOFF COEFFICENT

PROPOSED COST PER ACRE

Hard Surface (i.e. roads, parking lots, buildings)

100 %

$3.00

 

Town of Chalmers (i.e. roads, houses, lawns)

75%

$2.25

Cultivated (i.e. planted fields)

66%

$2.00

Pasture

50%

$1.50

Woodland

50%

$1.50

Minimum

Any parcel Assessed under $10.00

$10.00 MIN

 

If approved, the yearly collection of $4,388.87 will increase to approximately $14,843.00. The current funds (as of 06/20/2016) Maintenance. Fund - $2746.01, GDI- $18,601.67, total amount of fund $-15,855.66. There was no written remonstrance in regards to this hearing and it was advertised as required. The floor was opened for comments. There was discussion with Jeramy Byers in regards to his property at 2012 E 850 S, who is having continued problems with his lane washing out, he’s on the west side of a private ditch that drains into the J.P. Carr.

 

President Burton presented the Adoption of the J.P. Carr #520 Maintenance Modification.

 

 

ADOPTION OF MAINTENANCE MODIFICATION FOR J.P. CARR #520

I.C. §36-9-27-42

 

 

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 J.P. CARR DRAIN #520 IS INSUFFICIENT AND THAT THE 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 J.P. Carr #520 Maintenance Modification, seconded by Member Diener.

 

 

VOTE UNANIMOUS: 3-FAVOR, 0-OPPOSED, 0-ABSTAIN

 

THE WHITE COUNTY DRAINAGE BOARD BY A VOTE OF 3 (THREE) IN FAVOR, ZERO (0) 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 ORDER DECLARING THE PROPOSED MAINTENANCE MODIFICATION SCHEDULE IN THESE PROCEEDINGS ESTABLISHED, A COPY OF WHICH WILL BE MAILED TO ALL OWNERS AFFECTED.

 

 

CARTER HINES BRANCH #1, BRANCH #1 OF #1, BRANCH #2 OF BRANCH #1, BRANCH #3 OF BRANCH #1- MAINTENANCE MODIFICATION HEARING

 

Surveyor Ward presented the information and aerial photos of the property to the Drainage Board for their decision. Surveyor Ward explained that this is a regulated ditch, however, there currently are no funds being collected. There are approximately 949.744 acres in this watershed, and that the proposed rate is $5.00 an acre with a $5.00 minimum. If approved the yearly collection would be approximately $4,787.41 with this rate. There was no written remonstrance for this hearing, and the hearing was advertised as required. This hearing was also advertised in the Pharos Tribune with its close proximity to Cass County.

 

President Burton presented the Adoption of the Carter Hines Branch #1, Branch #1 of #1, Branch #2 of Branch #1, Branch #3 of branch #1 Maintenance Modification., seconded by Vice President John Heimlich.

 

 

ADOPTION OF MAINTENANCE MODIFICATION FOR CARTER HINES BRANCH #1, BRANCH #1 OF #1, BRANCH #2 OF BRANCH #1, BRANCH #3 OF BRANCH #1

I.C. §36-9-27-42

 

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 CARTER HINES BRANCH #1, BRANCH #1 OF #1, BRANCH #2 OF BRANCH #1, BRANCH #3 OF BRANCH #1

IS INSUFFICIENT AND THAT THE 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 Carter Hines Branch #1, Branch #1 of #1, Branch #2 of Branch#1, Branch #3 of Branch #1 Maintenance Modification, seconded by Member Diener.

 

VOTE UNANIMOUS: 3-FAVOR, 0-OPPOSED, 0-ABSTAIN

 

THE WHITE COUNTY DRAINAGE BOARD BY A VOTE OF 3 (THREE) IN FAVOR, ZERO (0) 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 ORDER DECLARING THE PROPOSED MAINTENANCE MODIFICATION SCHEDULE IN THESE PROCEEDINGS ESTABLISHED, A COPY OF WHICH WILL BE MAILED TO ALL OWNERS AFFECTED.

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL BUSINESS

 

There was short discussion to an issue with drainage in the area of the White County Airport. Surveyor Ward explained that he had received a phone call about water coming across the road in the area of Airport Road. There has been communication with CHA the firm that had drawn up the plans on this project. Mike Kyburz explained that something will have to be done about this ditch and that at some point they’ll be preparing to re-dip the ditch and add bigger pipe where needed, there is, however, a 6” gas main that runs the length of this ditch.

 

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