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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a regular meeting on Monday, March 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 Surveyor Bradley E. Ward and Board Secretary Jennifer Hill.

Absent was White County Attorney George W. Loy.

Others present were:

 

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

Mark Wright - White County Soil and Water Conservation District

 

President Burton called the meeting to order.

MINUTES

• Vice President Heimlich made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting held on February 21, 2017, seconded by Board Member Diener.

Vote: Unanimous

OPEN BIDS/QUOTES FOR 2017 SPRAY PROJECT

Surveyor Ward explained that the office solicited bids from four contractors. Two bids/quotes were received.

In Attorney Loy’s absence, Board Member Diener opened and announced the two bids received.

The Daltons INC. - $32,116.05

Right of Way Mgmt. - $43,487.40

 

There was a motion by Board Member Diener to accept the low bid of $32,116.05 from The Daltons INC., with a second from Vice President Heimlich. (3- Favor, 0 – Against) Vote: Unanimous

 

MAINTENANCE MODIFICATION SET RATES TO ADVERTISE – M.C. PETTIT #570

Surveyor Ward presented information on the M.C. Pettit Open Drain #570. Surveyor Ward explained the M.C. Pettit is located in Honey Creek Township, it’s all open drain (approximately 6,800 feet in length). Surveyor Ward explained that he’s had a couple of requests for it to be cleaned. There are 387.533 acres benefitted, 21 parcels (with 7 minimums) and 15 landowners. The current rate is $1.00/ acre with a $5.00 minimum, making the one year assessment $408.97. To clean the entire open drain would cost approximately $10,200.00. The proposed rate was $4.00/acre with a $10.00 minimum. The board suggested to advertise rates at $8.00/acre with a $10.00 minimum, after 4 years the rate could then be dropped back to $2.00/acre.

There was short discussion on the Hoosier lift and that Commissioner Burton had a pump delivered.

There was also short discussion on the new Monticello Fire Department and water issues.

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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