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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a regular meeting on Monday, February 6, 2017. 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 Board Member David Diener. Also, present were the White County Attorney George W. Loy, White County Surveyor Bradley E. Ward and Board Secretary Jennifer Hill.

Others present were:


Mike Kyburz – White County Highway Dept. J.D. Smith- White County Highway Dept.

Sharon Watson – White County Soil & Water Mark Wright- White County Soil & Water

Mike Conquest – Ozinga Ed Houin – Ozinga

Robert Gross – R.W. Gross & Associates

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 January 17, 2017, seconded by Board Member Diener.

Vote: Unanimous


Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete

Surveyor Ward explained this is actually a revision to a Drainage Plan for what known as the Northgate/ Thayer property. It’s located on State Road 16, approximately ½ mile east of Monon. Originally, this was designed where water from the low area would be pumped back to the holding pond then released. When Northgate/Thayer didn’t go through with their project, the water from the pond by the highway would fill up in heavy events and run out the entrance and impact the owner to the east. What Ozinga is proposing to do is to run an open ditch along the west side of the berm and run that water to the retention pond. There may be a few minor modifications to the outlet lowering that so if there was a catastrophic rain storm event the water still wouldn’t come out the entrance. Todd Frauhiger has seen the plan and gives his approval, as far as the design goes. As far as discharge from the site nothing will be changing from the original design which was approved in 2010. There was short discussion as to who would be responsible for completing this drainage plan. Mike Conquest with Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete explained that if approval is given by the Board he would then take that approval to WPP and hopefully get them on board to participate in completing the project. Mr. Conquest offered to take the approval back to ownership and then contact Surveyor Ward with ownerships answer. Member Diener made a motion to approve revised drainage plan pending approval by the property owner; with a second by Vice President Heimlich.

(3- Favor, 0 – Against) Vote: Unanimous.



Surveyor Ward explained that a letter was received from Benton County requesting member appointment to Sophia Brumm Joint Drainage Board. There aren’t many acres in White County maybe 700-800 acres in the southwest corner. They’ve set a meeting for February 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. both Tippecanoe County and I have informed them that on that day there are Commissioner Meetings and Drainage Board Meetings already scheduled for those days. Today all we’re doing is appointing a member to that Board. Steve Burton was unanimously chosen to sit on the Sophia Brumm Joint Drainage Board.


There was short discussion in reference to the property out across from Indiana Beach. The meeting was attended by Surveyor Ward and County Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz on Thursday. They found out that the property isn’t SFLECC’s property it’s actually private property. At this point we’re drafting a letter that is asking to allow us access to the property.

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


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

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