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

Ed Federer

Andy Federer

Ron McCoy

President Burton called the meeting to order.



  • Vice President Heimlich made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting held on December 5, 2016; seconded by Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous (3-Favor 0-Opposed)



South Park Drain

Surveyor Ward explained that next on the agenda was discussion for the South Park Drain. He has spoken with Jason Miller of Randall Miller & Associates, we’ve discussed going ahead and putting some of the final engineering numbers together to get a cost to move forward.


J.P. Carr Br. #1 #520 Petition for Reconstruction Discussion

We have a petition to reconstruct the J.P. Carr Br. #1. There is grade to drain that ditch to the North. Its’ been surveyed and looked at by a contractor. There are about 160 acres affected, the J.P. Carr has 7,437 acres in the watershed. It’ll be about $10.00 an acre. If it’s only done by what is benefited $450 an acre. We’re looking at about 4,000 feet of tile for that branch. There hasn’t been anything reported on the East side of the railroad tracks or east side of the highway.






Surveyor Ward announced that Ed Federer was here to address the Board in reference to the Stoller tile and ditch. Mr. Federer stepped to the podium and explained that he had Jerry Gutwein survey from the opening of the waterway west past 1000 W, west of Wolcott. From 900 W to the opening there is quite a bit of buildup of silt and trees. Mr. Federer provided the board with an estimate from Jerry Gutwein to take the trees off the sides of the bank and to lower the water level. It only has to go 800 or so feet and its open from there on out. Surveyor Ward explained that he didn’t see an issue with this project unless the Board requested a petition on it. The Board explained that they would take his information under advisement.


Mr. Ron McCoy stepped to the podium to address the Board. He wanted to let the Board know that he personally has shot elevations around his house and property and there is no way his water can’t get to the tile, he also wanted to address the fact that there hasn’t been a contour map done of the area since 1962. Again, Attorney George Loy explained to Mr. McCoy that the hearing concerning the T.J. Woltz reconstruction was in 2015 and that Mr. McCoy has been assessed for some time on this ditch. Attorney Loy further explained, the project has been completed and that he needs to consult a private attorney. Attorney Loy said that the question is if his land is in the watershed. Mr. McCoy was told that if he wanted to bring evidence to the Board and Surveyor that it could be looked at, however, that he may still not get the answer that he is looking for.


Before leaving the podium Mr. McCoy wanted to make it know that there has been water seeping from the roadway on 175 N & E. Shafer Drive, right on the hill and he was concerned with the colder weather that it would start freezing up. J.D. Smith with White County Highway Department told Mr. McCoy that they are aware of that situation and are taking steps to repair it. (Digital Minutes available in Surveyor’s Office)


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





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