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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a meeting on Monday, July 16, 2018. 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 Dave Diener. Also, present were the White County Surveyor Bradley E. Ward, Attorney George Loy and Board Secretary Jennifer Hill.

 

President Burton called the meeting to order.

MINUTES

· Vice President John Heimlich made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting held on July 2, 2018, seconded by Board Member Diener.

Vote: Unanimous (3 – Favor, 0 – Oppose)

MAINTENANCE HEARING-continued from July 2, 2018

Marion Sluyter # 618

Surveyor Ward explained that there was a petition to do Maintenance on the Marion Sluyter #618. There are insufficient funds to do the work. Current rates are $2.00 acre/ $5.00 minimum. We’re proposing that the rates be set at $10.00 acre/ $10.00 minimum for 3 years and then have the rates return to the $2.00 acre/ $5.00 minimum. The floor was opened for public comment regarding this request. Mr. Woodrow Hamm who has lot 11 in Lake Breeze Sub. He is respectfully requesting that the east side be rip rap’d. Mr. Hamm also offered that access to the drain could be on lot 12 which is his lot because there is nothing on the lot. Surveyor Ward explained that he wasn’t going to clear a lot for access to the tile. Alvin Einsle’s daughter questioned the amount of right of way that the county has to the ditch and how much was going to be that was going to be removed from the ditch. She also wanted to make the concern of her and her father known about the water that stands on the roadway where the bus picks up children on the road. After short discussion Board Member Diener made a motion to accept, with a second from Vice President Heimlich. Vote: Unanimous (3 – Favor, 0 – Oppose)

 

ADOPTION OF MAINTENANCE MODIFICATION

(I.C. §36-9-27-42)

THE WHITE COUNTY DRAINAGE BOARD HAVING HEARD AND CONSIDERED ALL THE EVIDENCE AND ANY OBJECTION SUBMITTED IN THESE PROCEEDINGS, THE CHAIRMAN WOULD NOW CONSIDER A MOTION FINDING THAT THE CURRENT ESTIMATE OF MAINTAINING THE MARION SLUYTER #618 DRAIN IS INSUFFICIENT AND THAT THE ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS FOR PERIODIC MAINTENANCE OF SAID DRAIN SHOULD BE INCREASED AS PROPOSED IN THESE PROCEEDINGS.

“SO MOVED”

“SECONDED”

THE WHITE COUNTY DRAINAGE BOARD BY A VOTE OF 3 IN FAVOR AND 0 OPPOSED NOW HEREBY ADOPTS THE SCHEDULE OF ASSESSMENTS AS ORGINALLY FILED HEREIN

(OR AS AMENDED). THE WHITE COUNTY DRAINAGE BOARD ISSUES ITS WRITTEN FINDINGS AND ORDER DECLARING THE PROPOSED MAINTENANCE MODIFICATION SCHEDULE IN THESE PROCEEDINGS ESTABLISHED, A COPY OF WHICH WILL BE MAILED TO ALL OWNERS AFFECTED.

 

BIG MONON CREEK REPORT

Jeff Healy with Banning Engineering provided the board with some ideas of what would be needed in regards to doing work on the Little Monon Creek. Mr. Healy explained that they’ve put together a brief scope of work on the project. Mr. Healy said some of the things that were looked at was the Natural Wetlands Map which there are areas that will have to be addressed through permitting. Mr. Healy also provided a map showing that there were other counties that drain into the ditch and would have to be considered in the watershed. This area would have to have wetlands delineated. There would need to be a public hearing, the potential outcome of the hearing would be a determination of reconstruction or an establishment of a regulated drain (which is along the same lines as a reconstruction). Vice President Heimlich request to know if the Drainage Board had any jurisdiction over it since regulated drains drain into it. After short discussion they determined that they didn’t believe so. You could go in and remove logjams and the DNR has a flowchart about how to remove logjams, there is just no easement to do the work. There would have to be a right of access before doing any logjam work. The end decision at this point is to get in touch with the petitioners and see what it is exactly being requested. Then to contact landowners in the watershed to see how much they would be interested in contributing to the project.

 

 

RIGHT TO ENCROACH

City of Monticello

Surveyor Ward explained that this wasn’t on the agenda and that he had received a call on Friday requesting if they could be added to the agenda. Jason Miller, Randall Miller & Associates, stepped to the podium to speak on behalf of the City of Monticello. He explained that they’re looking to obtain the Right to encroach on the John Buss ditch #518 for an expansion on the west side of the Nature Center. The proposed addition won’t be any closer to the ditch than it already is.

Other Business

There being nothing further from the Board, the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

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