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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a special meeting on Thursday, December 28, 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 and the Commissioners’ Assistant Donya Tirpak.

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

MINUTES

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting and Executive Session held on December 28, 2017, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve payroll for January 2, 2018, 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

2018 APPOINTMENTS

Commissioner Heimlich said that a letter from Phil Gutwein was received saying that his term expires December 31, 2017, and he does not wish to be reappointed to the White County Aviation Board.

At this time, the commissioners are still interviewing candidates to fill positions on the Aviation Board and the Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District Board.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the list of 2018 Appointments as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

Alcoholic Beverage Board 1 Year Appointment

Larry Hartzler Commissioners

Animal Disease Emergency 1 Year Appointment

Dr. Carl Hites

Arrowhead RC&D 1 Year Appointment

Jon Arnott

Attorney, White County 1 Year Appointment

George Loy

Board of Finance 1 Year Appointment

David Diener, President

John Heimlich

Steve Burton

Butch Kramer – Council member – nonvoting member

Citizen’s Advisory Committee 1 Year Appointment

Dawn Girard

Community Corrections Advisory Board 4 Year Appointment

Educational Admin. Rod Coffing 12/31/2021

Mental Health Admin. Donna Bard 13/31/2019

Lay Person David Mayhill 12/31/2021

Lay Person Larry Crabb 12/31/2021

E-911 Communications Director 1 Year Appointment

Terri Brooks

E-911 Board 1 Year Appointment

Steve Burton

Economic Development Board 1 Year Appointment

John C. Heimlich, Member

David Diener, Member

Emergency Management, Director 1 Year Appointment

Roberta Yerk – Director

Christopher Sprunger – Deputy Director

Emergency Management Advisory Council 4 Year Appointment

Anthony Deibel, Union Township 12/31/21

Scott Simmons, Idaville 12/31/21

Steve Burton (County Comm. 1 year) 12/31/21

Environmental Officer 1 Year Appointment

Jim Reynolds

GIS Data Manager (Computer Coordinator) 1 Year Appointment

Eric Storm

Health Board 4 Year Appointment

Dr. William Misenheimer 12/31/21

James Stradling 12/31/21

Dr. Tribbett, Health Officer 12/31/21

Highway 1 Year Appointment

Mike Kyburz, Superintendent

J.D. Smith, Assistant Superintendent

Kankakee-Iroquois Reg. Planning 1 Year Appointment

David Diener

Maintenance, County Courthouse 1 Year Appointment

Ed Ward, Supervisor

Northwest Indiana Solid Waste Board 1 Year Appointment

David Diener, Member

Steve Burton, Member

John Heimlich, Alternate

Butch Kramer County Council’s recommendation

Ralph Widmer City Council’s recommendation

Phil Vogel, Alternate City Council’s recommendation

Recycling, Director 1 Year Appointment

Dawn Girard

Redevelopment Commission 1 Year Appointment

Tom Westfall Commissioners’ Appointment

Connie Stimmel Commissioners’ Appointment

Craig LeBeau Commissioners’ Appointment

N/A Commissioners’ Appointment

Adviser (Twin Lakes School Board member)

Sick Bank Committee 1 Year Appointment

John Heimlich, Commissioner

Lisa Downey, Elected County Official

Leah Hull, Regular Full-time Employee

Solid Waste Citizens Advisory Council 1 Year Appointment

Dawn Girard

Tourism Authority Board 2 Year Appointment

Bruce Clear 12/31/2017

Veterans Service 1 Year Appointment

Thomas Hildebrand, Officer

White County Commissioners 1 Year Appointment

John C. Heimlich, President

Steve Burton, Vice President

David Diener, Member

VOTING MACHINES

White County Clerk Paula Lantz is requesting permission to have a metal, collapsible gate installed to keep the voting machines locked up. This is a requirement now with the voting machines. A quote was obtained by not available at the meeting. The commissioners would like to see the quote to discuss further.

BRIDGE #171

Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz said that the reconstruction of Bridge #171, 300 South 1100 West, will be done with local funds. It will be ready to bid in February 2018 and the bridge won’t be closed until school is out and planting season is completed. The bridge will be closed for 90 days.

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

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

ATTEST: _________________________

Gayle Rogers, Auditor