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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on February, 6, 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.



  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting held on January 17, 2017, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous



  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the payroll submitted for February 6, 2017, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous



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



White County Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz said that he would like to amend the Residence Requirements in the Highway Department’s Personnel Policy. Currently their policy reads:


Residence Requirements

An employee may not move outside the county.


He would like to reword it somehow so it states that you must be a White County resident in order to be hired, but in special circumstances we understand that employees may have to move outside the county.


The commissioners said that they will take this under advisement.



Auditor Rogers reported that all ten properties sold at the Commissioners’ Certificate Sale.



  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to appoint Jeanette Franco as the Minority/Lay Person to the White County Community Corrections Advisory Board, for a term expiring December 31, 2019, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous



Mike Crabb, Metronet, made an introduction and said that Metronet is a company that provides fiber optic cable for voice and data systems. He would like permission to get together with Eric Storm, IT, so he can provide the county with a telephone quote for the county offices. He said that he was with CenturyLink when the current system was installed in 2001, and that system is no longer available. PERMISSION GRANTED



County Attorney Loy explained that originally the former White County Memorial Hospital property was owned by the county, then sold at a county auction, abandoned by the new property owner and then donated back to the county. Since the land was donated back to the county, and not purchased, the county can dispose of the property to either promote an economic development project and/or to facilitate compatible land use planning. In order to sell the property, the commissioners were required to obtain two appraisals on the property. The selling price is based on the average of the two appraised values.


Attorney Loy said that the commissioners did make public notice that they are considering a contract today with Boxer Girl LLC, for the former White County Memorial Hospital property. Boxer Girl is considering building a residential subdivision on the property.


Attorney Loy presented the following resolution:




WHEREAS, on December 18, 2013, White County (“County”) acquired title to approximately 7.2 acres in Monticello, Indiana, the site of the former White County Memorial Hospital (the “Real Estate”) and,


WHEREAS, the County has since demolished the hospital structure and restored the Real Estate to a site available for sale and residential development, compatible with the surrounding neighborhood and the County’s land use planning; and


WHEREAS, in order to sell the Real Estate, the Real Estate has been appraised as required by law; and

WHEREAS, the County has negotiated a proposed contract for the sale of the Real Estate at the appraised value with “Boxer Girl, LLC”; and


WHEREAS, the County has published a notice in accordance with I.C. §5-3-1 stating the amount of the proposed offer; and


WHEREAS, the proposed contract includes a development agreement requiring construction of a residential subdivision facilitating compatible land use planning and promotion of economic development for Monticello and White County; and


WHEREAS, after full consideration of the offer and notice of the same being duly given, it is the desire of the White County Board of Commissioners to accept the offer as proposed under the “White County, Indiana – Boxer Girl, LLC Real Estate Purchase, Sale and Development Agreement” (the “Agreement”) presented to the Commissioners.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, by the White County Board of Commissioners as follows:


1. That the Agreement with Boxer Girl, LLC is hereby approved for the sale of the Real Estate, more particularly described as follows:


2. That the White County Board of Commissioners is authorized and directed to execute the Agreement, and to take all further action necessary to implement the sale of the Real Estate pursuant to the Agreement.


Commissioner Heimlich asked if there were any questions or comments from the public. No response.


  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Resolution No. 17-02-06-01, accepting real estate purchase offer as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous


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




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




ATTEST: _________________________

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Gayle Rogers, Auditor