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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, May 15, 2017, in 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 of the regular meeting held on May 1, 2017, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

PAYROLL

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

 

CLAIMS

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

 

COUNCIL ON AGING

A copy of the annual transportation grant was submitted from Council on Aging requesting approval to be submitted.

 

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve Resolution #17-05-15-01 authorizing the filing of an application for a grant under Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act, seconded by Commissioner Diener.  Vote:  Unanimous

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF AN APPLICATION FOR A GRANT UNDER SECTION 5311 OF THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ACT, AS AMENDED

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Transportation is authorized to make grants to states through the Federal Administration (FTA) to support capital, operating and feasibility study assistance projects for non-urbanized public transportation systems under Section 5311 of the FTA Act of 1964, as amended;

 

WHEREAS, the Office of Transit, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has been designated by the Governor to make Section 5311 grants for public transportation projects;

 

WHEREAS, the contract for financial assistance will impose certain obligations upon the applicant, including the provision by it of the local share of project costs;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY WHITE COUNTY:

  1. 1. That John C. Heimlich, County Commissioner, on behalf of White County is authorized to make the necessary assurances and certifications and be empowered to enter into an agreement with INDOT for the provision of rural public transportation services.
  2. 2. That White County Council on Aging is authorized to execute and file an application on behalf of White County Commissioners with the INDOT to aid in the financing of transit assistance projects pursuant to Section 5311 of the Federal Transit Act, as amended.
  3. 3. That White County Council on Aging is authorized to furnish such additional information as INDOT may require in connection with the application.
  4. 4. That White County Council on Aging is authorized to execute grant contract agreements on behalf of White County.

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 Jim Davis

Denny Carter Casey Crabb Art Anderson

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

President Randy Mitchell presented the Business Summary report for May.

 

Mr. Mitchell said that O’Reilly Auto Parts had purchased the land in front of Dye Lumber and they will start construction soon on a new business.  The leads continue to come in very strong.

 

AREA PLAN

Director Betts reported that the Building Department issued 41 building permits last month, six were for new dwellings, and one was for a new commercial building.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Environmental Officer Jim Reynolds submitted the Environmental Report for May.

 

  • Received 101 calls/complaints on various issues.
  • Issued two septic permits.
  • Made eight landfill inspections.

 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz discussed future road, bridge and drainage improvements throughout the county.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

___________________________      _____________________________      ____________________________

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

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:  _________________________

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Gayle Rogers, Auditor