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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, December 18, 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 December 4, 2017, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve payroll for December 18, 2017, 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

HIGHWAY BIDS

Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz made the recommendation to accept all the bids that were submitted for the 2018 Highway Supplies.

ITEM 1: UNLEADED GASOLINE

1. Co-Alliance, Frankfort, IN Bid Bond Accepted

ITEM 2: DIESEL FUEL #1, #2, & PREMIUM

1. Co-Alliance, Frankfort, IN Bid Bond Accepted

ITEM 3: TIRES & TUBES

1. Pomp’s Tire, Monticello, IN No Bid Bond Accepted

2. Raben Tire Service, Otterbein, IN No Bid Bond Accepted

ITEM 4: CRUSHED LIMESTONE, ROAD GRAVEL, CEMENT GRAVEL, & ICE SAND

1. Hanson Material Service, Monon, IN Bid Bond Accepted

2. U.S. Aggregates, Indianapolis, IN Bid Bond Accepted

ITEM 5. A.E. GRADES IF BITUMINOUS MATERIALS

1. Asphalt Materials, Inc., Indianapolis, IN Bid Bond Accepted

2. Bit-Mat Products of Indiana, Inc., Ashley, IN Bid Bond Accepted

ITEM 6. COLD MIX PATCHING MATERIAL

1. Central Paving, Inc., Logansport, IN Bid Bond Accepted

2. Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., Lafayette, IN Bid Bond Accepted

3. Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN Bid Bond Accepted

ITEM 7. BITUMINOUS COATED PAVING MATERIAL

1. Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., Lafayette, IN Bid Bond Accepted

2. Central Paving, Inc., Logansport, IN Bid Bond Accepted

3. Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN Bid Bond Accepted

ITEM 8. RENTAL OF EQUIPMENT

1. Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN Bid Bond Accepted

2. Central Paving, Inc., Logansport, IN Bid Bond Accepted

US 421 INTERSECTION PROJECT – AGREEMENT

White County Attorney George Loy presented a Memorandum of Understanding between White County and the White County Economic Development Organization (WCEDO). The agreement states that White County will reimburse WCEDO $88,500 for the purchase of property in Oak Park Addition for the US 421 Intersection project.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between White County and WCEDO, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

INTERNET FIBER TO ANNEX

Mike Crabb, Metronet, said that at the last meeting on November 20 he proposed that the county pay $10k to have Metronet install internet fiber to the Annex. At that time, Commissioner Diener wasn’t happy with the cost and the fact that we would own the internet fiber.

Mr. Crabb has now been told that it actually wouldn’t be beneficial for the county to own the internet fiber because of the maintenance. He now proposed that Metronet absorb the cost to install the internet fiber and then bill White County a monthly fee of $300 for a 50 Mbps. to the Annex Building.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to allow Metronet to install the internet fiber to the Annex at their expense and the county agrees to pay $300/month for internet and voice capabilities, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

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 Bruce Clear Jim Davis Denny Carter

Art Anderson Jim Anis Casey Crabb

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

President Randy Mitchell presented the Business Summary report for December 2017.

President Mitchell said that he and Councilman Crabb were able to visit a lot of local manufacturers this past month. Two new businesses started up in Monticello: Boost Mobile and Cricket Cellular.

President Mitchell said that he continues to work diligently on all leads that come in for the MACP. A lead from a manufacturer of nails and fasteners is looking for a 200k – 350k sq. ft. building.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

Area Plan Director Colin Betts reported 29 permits were issued for November and four permits were issued for new homes.

Director Betts said that he intends to have permitting software locked in today. He’s currently negotiating a Statement of Work, and when that’s completed, he will send the commissioners a message.

ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENT

Environmental Officer Jim Reynolds presented the Environmental Report for December.

· Received 54 calls/complaints on various issues.

· Issued one septic permit.

· Made seven landfill inspections.

· Attended defensive tactics class.

AIRPORT

Chad Baumgartner, Board Member, presented a copy of the Airport’s Construction in Progress report for the next two years.

The Airport Board meetings will now be held on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m.

Reith-Riley presented the final numbers for the last taxi-way extension, and the total came in $207,364.19 less than the original bid. They also saved $654 on the lighting for the freeway.

Mr. Baumgartner requested permission to release the $15,000 that they are holding from CHA Engineering for their poor service. The board now feels like CHA is on the right track and they would like to pay them for the work that they’ve done.

Councilman Anderson said that he would like to see the engineering prices knocked down before the money is released.

Mr. Baumgartner explained that four neighbors would be affected when they top out some trees on the south end of the runway. The trees are obstructing the safety zone, and they have been neglected for the past 30 years.

Commissioner Heimlich asked how much it’s going to cost to compensate property owners when the trees are on their property.

Mr. Baumgartner said that the board has recommended obtaining a couple more easements and they are estimating the cost to be around $250k.

For the board to proceed with the Luse Road project and to stay on schedule, they need the county to pay $290k for the Environmental Study. If the county pays this in January, the FAA will reimburse the county $275,500 in September 2018. If the county does not put forth the money, the project will be pushed back a year to 18 months.

The commissioners said that they would take care of the money in January and they appreciate Mr. Baumgartner coming to the joint meetings updating them on everything.

CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION APPROVING CONTRACT FOR EXCHANGE OF REAL ESTATE

Commissioner Heimlich explained that the county has a prospect that needs some ground that we don’t currently own. Rather than going through the procedures of purchasing the ground, the landowners have agreed to swap the county for land that we own. The lots are in the same area.

County Attorney Loy explained the procedures to swap the land would require two appraisals for the property and a joint public hearing with the commissioners and council. At the public hearing, a joint resolution will be presented authorizing execution of a contract to do the swap.

Commissioner Diener said that the company wants to build a 150k sq. ft. building on the lot that we’ll acquire and hire 30-50 employees.

Commissioner Heimlich said that they intend to build a $7.5 million building with $10 million in equipment.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to publish a public hearing for the commissioners and council to make a land transaction on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

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

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