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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. 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 White County Auditor Gayle Rogers, White County Attorney George Loy, and the Commissioners’ Assistant Donya Tirpak.

 

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

 

MINUTES

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the minutes from the special meeting held on December 27, 2016, and the minutes from the regular meeting held on January 3, 2017, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

PAYROLL

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve payroll as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

CLAIMS

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

 

AREA PLAN

Director Joe Rogers presented the following rezoning request.

 

Rezone Petition #1055

Koty and Shae Lear are requesting to rezone 40 acres from an A-1 (General Agriculture) to an A-2 (Agriculture Industry District) subject to a commitment letter. This property is located at 5520 & 5540 N. 700 W. in Wolcott.

 

The written commitment states that the A-2 rezone will only apply to ten (10) acres.

 

The Area Plan Commission held a public hearing on January 9, 2017, on this request. There were no comments or objections from the general public. The APC voted 8 Yes and 0 No to recommend this rezoning petition to the commissioners.

 

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there was anyone wishing to speak about this request. No response.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Rezone Petition #1055, rezoning 10 acres located at 5520 & 5540 N. 700 W. in Wolcott, from an A-1 to an A-2, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

Rezone Petition #1056

Brian and Jill Blume are requesting to rezone property located at 3826 E. Bailey Road, Monticello, from a B-2 (General Business District) to an L-1 (Lake District). The property was zoned B-2 because there was a resort business on the property. The business has since dissolved and now the property needs to be brought into conformance.

 

The Area Plan Commission held a public hearing on January 9, 2017, on this request. There was no one present to object to this request. The APC voted 8 Yes and 0 No to recommend this rezoning petition to the commissioners.

 

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there was anyone wishing to speak about this request. The applicant was present to answer any questions.

 

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve Rezone Petition #1056, rezoning property located at 3826 E. Bailey Road, from a B-2 to an L-1, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

UNCLAIMED CHECKS

Auditor Rogers presented a list of outstanding checks from 2010 – 2014 that she and the Treasurer would like to void out and cancel off the books.

 

DATE PAYEE AMOUNT

12/2/13 NSF Pymt Grzych 200.00

6/30/10 Wells Fargo Bank 1,916.25

12/6/10 Beverly Dotson 95.00

2/2/10 Richard Horton 139.52

5/17/10 Abby Frankis 105.00

5/29/10 Sandy Anderson 65.00

7/26/10 Jean F. Kastning Trust 71.75

8/12/10 Joann Armstrong & Linda 28.32

8/12/10 Liberty Landfill Inc 235.02

9/9/10 Dale Banwart & Melissa 10.00

9/9/10 Stanton McAttee 234.62

9/9/10 Taron Keegan 238.36

10/5/10 Lifestyle Renovations LLC 392.55

11/1/10 First National Bank of America 1,425.29

11/16/10 Kirsten N. Cardwell 15.80

2/7/11 Harry Voorhis 35.00

3/11/11 Lifestyle Renovations LLC 20.18

3/11/11 Wayne Christopher 10.00

3/22/11 James & Nancy Jerlinek 30.89

4/14/11 Harper, John & Carolyn 10.47

4/18/11 Monticello Animal Hospital 1,025.00

4/20/11 Carl E. Isonhart 40.80

5/20/11 More Applied Four (DE) LLC 10,438.86

5/31/11 Sears, Lawrence R 1,248.52

6/22/11 Heather Gaumer 19.40

6/22/11 Jerry L. Danner 16.76

9/26/11 Kelly S Risinger 23.80

8/20/12 International Code Council Inc 84.75

10/8/12 Abney, Raymopnd K & Bernice F 169.75

11/19/12 Blasted Works 125.98

11/27/12 Megan R. Pearcy 57.60

12/26/12 Venture Wireless 199.99

2/7/13 Blount Tammy 9.98

2/19/13 US Post Office 190.00

3/4/13 White Co Treasurer 22.00

3/12/13 Aldo Buonanno 20.50

4/1/13 Indiana University 35.00

7/15/13 Dean Mullens 20.00

7/23/13 Connie M. Neininger 173.20

8/7/13 Themer, Robert & Lisa Schultz 100.96

8/20/13 Kuber Roy E. Jr. 438.25

8/20/13 Kuber Roy E. Jr. 164.01

9/16/13 Terri Brooks 14.44

9/16/13 Northgate-Thayer AGGR. LLC 100.00

9/16/13 White CO United Way Inc. 47.00

9/16/13 White CO United Way Inc. 4.00

9/16/13 John Demerly 31.50

9/16/13 Nicholas P Hendress 21.60

2/12/14 Witchger II David J 863.08

4/2/14 John Gilliam 27.10

5/14/14 Mark A. Corso 21.60

6/16/14 Suzann Cox 1.40

9/11/14 Darlene F. Porawski 21.60

10/15/14 Gribneau Christian 213.98

10/20/14 Marla Gregory 12.66

11/3/14 Guardian Removal Services Inc. 475.00

12/15/14 Nick Hendress 25.00

12/29/14 Mike Kyburz 241.02

2/20/10 David C. Reiff 17.50

11/12/12 Michael S. Koontz 259.81

12/22/14 Ryan D. Howard 198.85

 

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to void out the checks from 2010 – 2014, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

BRIDGE #88 – NORWAY

County Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz presented an LPA – Consulting Contract with USI Consultants, Inc., for the next phase of the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 88, North Francis Street over the Tippecanoe River. After INDOT receives a copy of the contract, the project should be ready for bid in March. The contract is not to exceed $175,000.00

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the LPA- Consulting Contract with USI Consultants, Inc., for Bridge #88, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

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 Bruce Clear

Denny Carter Jim Davis

 

Councilman Art Anderson and Casey Crabb was absent.

 

COUNCIL ON AGING

Director Gayle Spry presented the Quarterly Operating Data and Financial report.

 

Director Spry reported that they did 14,046 one way trips in 2016, which is up 287 trips from 2015. In 2017, they should receive $48,643 from the state and $124,298 in federal funds.

 

E-911

Director Terri Brooks presented the White County Communications E-911 2016 year-end report.

 

Director Brooks said that she is currently working with Ra-Comm to get the new radio system installed. They are fully staffed.

 

Stats 2015 2016

911 Wireless Calls 9,212 10,254

911 Landline 1,385 1,552

Admin. Calls 69,317 79,335

Total Calls: 79,914 91,141

 

Text to 911: 14

Text from 911: 811

 

AREA PLAN

Director Joe Rogers presented copies of the public review draft of the Comprehensive Plan. This is the

Steering Committee’s recommendation that will go to the APC. The APC will hold a public hearing on February 13.

 

Director Rogers said that Colin Betts has been hired as the new Director and he will start on February 6. Joe will be retiring on February 24.

 

RECYCLE

Recycling Director Dawn Girard presented the year-end report for 2016.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENT

Environmental Officer Jim Reynolds presented his report for January 2017.

 

  • Received 41 calls/complaints on various issues.

  • Made 8 landfill inspections.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Economic Development President Randy Mitchell presented the Business Summary for December 2016.

 

President Mitchell said that he continues to meet with the Steering Committee with the Lilly Endowment to gain more information as to what projects are planned for the Region. Moving into 2017 seems to be off to a great start with six leads coming in.

 

EDP RENEWABLES – PHASE V - WIND FARM PROJECT

Sarah Distelrath, Project Manager, and Kent Shields, Construction Project Manager, reported that they have completed the Laydown Yard, which is ready for office trailers. The public road upgrades have been completed and the Private Access roads are about 40% completed.

 

For 2017, the rest of the construction schedule is as follows:

 

  • Private Access Roads – remaining 60% beginning March

  • Wind Turbine Generator Foundations – March – June

  • Underground Collection System – March – July

  • Wind Turbine Generator Erection (May – August)

  • Temporary Turning Radius Removal (September)

  • Public Road Final Topping

 

NIPSCO

Karen McCoy introduced herself as the new Public Affairs Manager for NIPSCO. She will serve as the community liaison for White County.

 

There being no further business to come before the joint meeting, the council members adjourned to their own meeting room.

 

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

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