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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, August 15, 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 Burton made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on August 15, 2016, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

PAYROLL

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve payroll for August 15, 2016, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

CLAIMS

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve and pay the claims as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

2017 FIXED ASSET REPORTING

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the agreement from Peterson Consulting Services, Inc., to prepare the annual GASB Statement No. 34 relating to capital assets for 2017, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

AWARD BID – BRIDGE #104

County Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz made the recommendation to accept the low bid from LaPorte Construction Co., Inc., for repairs on Bridge #104.

 

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to accept the low bid from LaPorte Construction Co., Inc., for the construction of Bridge #104, for $293,659.00, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

AREA PLAN

Area Plan Director Joe Rogers informed the commissioners that about a year ago he approached the Town of Brookston about some zoning matters that they have in the downtown area. After doing a zoning analysis, he determined that they do not have any land that would not require a variance before any construction can occur if they should ever have a major catastrophe. To resolve some of their issues the APC thought about creating an overlay district, modifying the B-1 zoning district assignment, or creating a new district assignment. Director Rogers said that his office recommends creating a new district assignment.

 

BILL KOCH

Bill Koch, 6919 N. Skaggs Court, Monticello, informed the commissioners that they did widen the entrance so the school bus can turn around and they have also filled in pot holes with 190 tons of stone. He asked when the county could start their part of the work.

 

Highway Superintendent Kyburz said that he has it on the schedule. He’s currently grinding roads on the eastern part of the county.

 

PARKING

Auditor Rogers said that since the county’s parking policy has been put into place, the county parking lot has been more crowded. She researched and found out that the two ADA compliant parking spaces in the lot can be eliminated, as long as we replace them closer to the building. This would provide three extra parking spaces in the

 

 

 

County parking lot. She has talked to the City of Monticello and they are receptive to the idea of putting some more on street ADA parking around the courthouse.

 

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

 

REPORTS

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

Area Plan Director Joe Rogers said that the new Building Inspector, Jacob Garling, will start on Monday, August 22. High on his priority list before he leaves is getting a new fee schedule and finding a new software program for the department.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

President Randy Mitchell presented the Business Summary for August 2016.

 

Mr. Mitchell discussed his meeting with Japanese Consul and Japanese Trade Organization officials in Chicago, meeting with 11 site selectors as part of IEDA conference in Indianapolis and meeting with a developer from Brightstar Innovations regarding MACP development opportunities.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENT

Environmental Officer Jim Reynolds presented the Environmental report for August 2016.

 

  • Received 71 calls/complaints on various issues.

  • Issued 2 septic permits.

  • Made 7 landfill inspections.

  • Reviewed weekly pool samples and pool inspections.

  • Participated in LEPC Exercise.

 

E911 – RADIO SYSTEM

Director Terri Brooks presented a proposal from Motorola Solutions to upgrade the current 911 Consoles to the Motorola MCC7500 IP Consoles.

 

Attorney Loy said that he has looked over the contract, which is written for $492,678.00. The contract did come with a $36,800 incentive deduction. The system price is $337,706 and the 10 year Lifecycle Support Plan price is $154,972.

 

Commissioner Heimlich said that the council has already prepared for the expenditure for the system; however, the commissioners have not approved the contract yet.

 

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to enter into an agreement with Motorola Solutions to upgrade the 911 Consoles as presented for $492,678, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

TOWN OF BROOKSTON

Ken Smith, Town Engineer, appeared before the commissioners and council to talk about two issues where the Town of Brookston is needing their financial assistance.

 

The Town of Brookston has a number of areas along State Road 43, State Road18 and the downtown business area that have significant storm water problems. They have applied for a grant with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for $900,000, and they are requesting $120,000 from the county for the local match.

 

 

 

Their second request is to financially assist the Town of Brookston with rebuilding South Street from State Road 18 to the Hunter Nutrition site. They have received funding from the Community Crossing grant application, but it’s not enough. Brookston will be putting in $100,000 of their own money and they are requesting $50,000 from the county.

 

After a short discussion, the consensus of the commissioners and council were to support the Town of Brookston.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to grant the request for financial assistance to the Town of Brookston, assuming they get the money from the grant funds, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

Discussion was made on taking the funds out of the Rainy Day Fund.

 

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