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BE IT REMEMBERED that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, June 5, 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 15, 2017, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

PAYROLL

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve payroll for May 22 and June 5 as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

CLAIMS

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

EMA - APPOINTMENT

Director Roberta Yerk submitted a letter of resignation from Gordon Cochran for the White County Emergency Management Advisory Council for Union Township effective immediately.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept the resignation letter from Gordon Cochran as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

The Emergency Management Advisory Council made the recommendation to appoint Tony Deibel, who currently represents Jackson Township, as the Union Township representative since he recently moved.

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept the resignation from Tony Deibel as the Jackson Township representative and to appoint Tony Deibel as the Union Township representative on the Emergency Management Advisory Council, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

TAX ABATEMENT SEMINAR

Auditor Rogers said that Steve McKinney, DLGF, will be here on Thursday, September 21, 2017, to present a class on tax abatements for anyone in the county that is interested.

 

MINUTES

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the minutes of the Executive Session held on May 15, 2017, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

HIGHWAY DEPT.

Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz requested approval to allow Caleb McCall and David Hurst to reside outside of White County while employed with the White County Highway Department.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion that Caleb McCall and David Hurst be allowed to reside outside White County while employed with the White County Highway Department, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

AREA PLAN

Director Colin Betts, on behalf of Indiana Beach, submitted a Petition to vacate a portion of Indiana Beach Road, Catawaba Avenue, in Untalulti Subdivision in Union Township.

 

The petition requested the following be vacated:

 

The portion of Indiana Beach Road platted between the Lots in Union Township, Untalulti Subdivision, is fifty (50) feet of even width and extends east and west four hundred thirty-five (435) feet beginning at the portion of vacated roadway which is now a part of the Lots identified with the Parcel Nos. of 91-73-16-000-012.000-020 and 91-73-16-000-013.000-020 and then extending west a distance of four hundred thirty-five (435) feet, said portion of Indiana Beach Road being more particularly described as follows:

 

Beginning at the Southeast corner of Lot 65 in Untalulti Subdivision; thence South 00° 00’ 00” East 50.00 feet; thence North 90 00’ 00” West along the South right-of-way of Indiana Beach Road 435.00 feet; thence North 00° 00” 00” East 50.00 feet to the South line of Lot 70 in Untalulti Subdivision; thence North 90° 00’ 00” East along the North right-of-way of Indiana Beach Road 435 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.499 Acres, more or less.

 

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to accept the petition to vacate a portion of Indiana Beach Road (Catawaba Avenue as platted) a street and public way in Untalulti Subdivision, Union Township, White County Indiana, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

BOXER GIRL

Area Plan Director Colin Betts said that as soon as Boxer Girl submits a boundary survey and plans for proposed infrastructure for the former White County Memorial Hospital property, he will schedule the tech review meeting.

 

Being that the property is owned by the county, Director Betts requested permission to waive all permit fees for Boxer Girl.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to waive permit fees for Boxer Girl as requested, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

SURVEYOR – FUNDING REQUEST

Surveyor Brad Ward said that because of the Gordon Road expansion he has to convert stormwater from the Gordon Road/Buss Ditch to flow north into Countrybrook Subdivision. Currently, it flows through the Buss Ditch and outlets to the Monticello City Park. He requested $50,000 for the project, which will cover 440 feet of 24-inch tile with three proposed catch basins, grading work, and a ravine in Countrybrook.

 

Commissioner Heimlich said that this cost would not be assessed to the taxpayers; but any maintenance cost in the future will be.

 

Auditor Rogers recommended that the money is taken out of the Cumulative Capital Development Fund (CCD) because it’s appropriated and there’s enough to cover the cost.

 

Commissioner Heimlich asked Attorney Loy if the county funds could legally be used since the project is on city property. Surveyor Ward said that the water flow would go through county and city property.

 

Attorney Loy said that CCD funds could be used to construct the drain and then it can become part of a regulated drain.

 

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to pay up to $50,000 for the South Park/Countrybrook stormwater drain out of the CCD fund, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

 

JAIL – CHILLER

Commissioner Diener reminded everyone that a new chiller was purchased and installed at the Jail building in 2015 and a second chiller was planned to be installed a year later as a back-up. He submitted letters requesting proposals for a second 120 ton Carrier Chiller for the Jail building from three businesses and only one responded.

 

D.A. Dodd, Lafayette, IN $127,803

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept the proposal from D.A. Dodd for $127,803 for a second chiller at the Jail building as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

AMENDMENT TO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

Attorney Loy said that as a result of the Mag Pellet bankruptcy and their asset sale to ERP Iron Ore, LLC, it is now necessary to enter into a new settlement agreement with ERP Iron Ore. The agreement addresses real estate and personal property taxes owed to the county ($5.6 M), the TIF Bond agreement, aspects in regards to the number of employees they are required to hire and operations.

 

Attorney Loy requested approval of the Amendment to Settlement Agreement between White County and ERP Iron Ore, LLC.

 

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there were any questions regarding the agreement. No response.

 

  • Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the amendment to the Settlement Agreement between ERP Iron Ore and White County, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

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

 

 

 

___________________________ _____________________________ __________________________

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

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: _________________________

Gayle Rogers, Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

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