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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a regular meeting on Monday, July 5, 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.

President Burton called the meeting to order.



  • Member Diener made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting held on June 20, 2016; seconded by Vice President Heimlich. Vote: Unanimous (3-Favor 0-Opposed)


There was short discussion on the topic of Livestock on Regulated Drains and what ramifications there would be if there were damages done by the livestock. There is already State statute in place and it was decided that if something was to occur that the statute would be followed.


Next item of business discussed were Repay financials. Surveyor Ward explained that he was looking for direction from the Board on increasing the Repay Fund. The total amount available when the fund all paid up is $500,000.00. However, with increasing costs of labor and materials this fund may need to be increased. Member Diener questioned if there were any ideas on an amount that he would like the fund to be and then a timeline on the length that it would be collected. Surveyor Ward request to know what his steps would be in borrowing money from the reserve fund. Attorney Loy suggested that Surveyor Ward get him a list of the drain or drains and how much debt they are showing in regards to borrowing the money from the reserve fund.





Attorney Loy request a motion and a second that White County would be obliged to pay a one-time cleanout on the May ditch. There was a motion by Member Diener that they approve the inter-local agreement on the Jasper and White County on the drainage for the new and improved lagoon system in the Commerce Park Area. There was a second from Vice President Heimlich. Vote: Unanimous (3-Favor 0-Opposed)


In reference to Bill Koch and his “drainage issue” he was at the Commissioner’s Meeting but failed to address the Commissioners when the floor was opened to the public. White County Highway Superintendent explained that this was clean and working fine last year. Superintendent Kyburz explained that he’s getting ready to grind and level Skaggs Court and that he was going to make sure that the tile is replaced whether it needs it or not in that part of the roadway.


Vice President Heimlich explained that he attended an Indian Creek Board Meeting last week and that they had determined that they were going to allow the engineering firm to move forward. There were several people at the meeting that were upset that this project isn’t finished yet.





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