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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, October 3, 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’ Executive Assistant Donya Tirpak.

 

MINUTES

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting held on September 19, 2016, and the executive meeting held on September 19, 2016, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

PAYROLL

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve payroll for October 3, 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

 

HEALTH INSURANCE RENEWAL 2017

Rebecca Leeman, Apex Account Executive, said that if the county decides to leave the medical benefits package the same as it was for 2016 with Anthem, including the HRA, the overall cost to the county will decrease 2.6%.

 

Delta Dental is not required to come out with the renewal premiums until 60 days prior, so they are still waiting on those cost.

 

The vision renewal with VSP has increased 5%. This is a 2 year policy, so it will not renew again until 2019.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to keep the medical benefits package the same for 2017 with Anthem and to renew the vision with VSP, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

LANDFILL FUNDS

County Auditor Rogers presented an amendment on behalf of the county council to Ordinance No. Comm 92-4-3 requesting to amend the division of funds from the landfill tipping fees for the Operating Fund and Reserve Fund.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept Amendment No. 01 to Ordinance No. Comm-92-4-3, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

AMENDMENT NO. 01

To

ORDINANCE NO. COMM-92-4-3

ORDINANCE FOR NON-REVERSION OF MONIES RECEIVED BY WHITE COUNTY

UNDER A RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL FACILITY DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION AGREEMENT

 

BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED, by the White County Board of Commissioners as follows:

 

Section 1: That the White County Auditor establish two (2) certain non-reversionary funds to be known as the White County Host Agreement Operating Fund and the White County (now Waste Management, Inc.) pursuant to a certain Recycling and Disposal Facility Development and Operation Agreement executed by White County, Indiana and Chambers of Indiana, Inc., shall be deposited in such funds, as follows:

 

a. 75% in the White County Host Agreement and Operating Fund

b. 25% in the White County Host Agreement Reserve Fund

 

Section 2: That this Amendment shall be in full force and effect immediately upon signing and thereafter until amended.

 

WOLCOTT LIBRARY – APPOINTMENT

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to reappoint Kelli Pritts to the Wolcott Public Library for her third term expiring November 1, 2020, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

MONTICELLO – UNION TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

Monica Casanova, Director, appeared before the commissioners to let them know that she will be proposing to the Library Board expanding the library district to include Liberty and Lincoln townships.

 

Ms. Casanova explained that she would like to include Lincoln Township because they are already serving Jackson and Union and Lincoln sits right in the middle of the two. She is also proposing to include Liberty because they have had a contract with them for several years now and they currently have a lot of users from that township.

 

Ms. Casanova said that they are going to go through a petition and remonstrance process, which means they will need to collect 20% of signatures of approved registered voters in each of these two townships for the request to pass.

 

If this goes through, the tax base for the library will be increased and they will use that money to offer more services to the public.

 

HIGHWAY DEPT. – LEASE BUILDING

Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz presented a 6-month lease contract with INDOT to lease their salt barn that is located in Carroll County, 10650 North U.S. 421. He’s currently paying $5,000 a month to store the salt that they have left over from last year, and INDOT has agreed to lease the county the building at no charge.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to enter into a lease agreement with INDOT for the salt barn, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

WIND FARM – PHASE 5

White County Attorney Loy presented a performance bond from AEP Transmission requesting approval on the format. Attorney Loy is requesting them to post a $1 million performance bond and a Road Use Agreement for Phase 5. AEP Transmission will be extending power out to the Meadow Lake facility

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the format of the performance bond from AEP Transmission for Phase 5 Wind Farm, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

BRIDGE 95

Highway Superintendent Kyburz reported that INDOT has approved Bridge 95, CR 300 East over Lake Shafer, to receive $1 million in federal aid.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

___________________________ _____________________________ ____________________________

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

 

 

 

ATTEST: _________________________

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Gayle Rogers, Auditor