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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, August 20, 2018, in the White County Building, 2nd – floor Commissioners’ Conference Room, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Commissioners present were: President John C. Heimlich, Commissioner Steve Burton, and Commissioner David Diener. Also present was White County Auditor Gayle Rogers, White County Attorney George Loy, and Commissioners’ Assistant Donya Tirpak.

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

MINUTES

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the minutes from of the regular meeting held on August 6, 2018, and the minutes of the Executive Session held on July 16, 2018, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve payroll for August 20, 2018, 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

TRINITY LIFE MINISTRY

Philip Gabriel, Executive Director, appeared before the commissioners discussing the faith-based, non-profit ministry that provides life transformation programs for men focused on addictions.

They currently have a facility in Crawfordsville where they lease the home from the county for one dollar per year. They have been there since 2005, making many improvements to the home at their own cost.

Commissioner Burton said that he was impressed with this organization because of their success rate.

The commissioners agreed that this is needed in the community, but they need to see if there is a place where they could put them.

US 421 INTERSECTION & GORDON ROAD

Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz announced that the following companies submitted RFP’s for the US 421 & Gordon Road Round-a-bout project:

1. Primera, Munster, IN

2. VS Engineering, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

3. RQAW, Fishers, IN

4. Lochmueller Group, Indianapolis, IN

5. American Structurepoint, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

All companies were interviewed and scored by the commissioners. Lochmueller Group from Indianapolis had the highest score.

DEBIT & CREDIT PAYMENTS

Auditor Rogers said that the Auditor’s Office now accepts debit and credit card payments.

At this time, Councilman Denny Carter called the council members to order in joint session with the commissioners. Council members present:

Bruce Clear Denny Carter Art Anderson

Jim Annis Jim Davis Casey Crabb

President Butch Kramer was absent.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz said that paving has started on Chalmers Black Top Road, 300 E. over to 300 W.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

President Randy Mitchell presented the Business Summary for August. Capitol Bakery Panaderia is a new bakery that just opened up on North Main Street.

Mr. Mitchell said that he is trying to help local businesses find employees in White County. Currently, they are working with high school students to push the idea of learning the trades that are needed in our county. They’re also proposing initiatives to students that sign up to take courses at our local Ivy Tech campus.

IVY TECH

Patty Plantenga, site Director, thanked everyone for their ongoing support. The Monticello Ivy Tech campus will have sixty students this fall occupying nine courses every Tuesday and Thursday.

Mrs. Plantenga is excited about having new partners in the same building as Ivy Tech. Having the Out-of-School Suspension program in the building will give her the opportunity to offer tutoring services to students. Students coming in for the Lafayette Resource Academy (Learning Lab) will also be contacted about furthering their education with Ivy Tech once they receive their GED. She is also hoping to have a CDL training course offered in the back parking lot very soon.

Ivy Tech will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary in Monticello on September 20 at 3:00 p.m. She’s asking everyone to attend.

Commissioner Diener explained that the county has pulled together all of the educational facilities and placed them under one roof. There will be many opportunities for the students that are trying to get through high school by having Ivy Tech under the same roof and helping them with the next phase of their education.

ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENT

Environmental Officer Jim Reynolds presented the monthly Environmental Report.

· Received 105 calls/complaints.

· Issued five septic permit.

· Made nine landfill inspections.

· Submitted lake samples.

Mr. Reynolds said that the lake samples came back pretty good, but they are still having problems at Pike Creek.

AIRPORT

Chad Baumgartner said that if the county upfronts the funds ($125k - $150k) for the design work and land acquisitions for the Luse Road project, then the Airport Board could apply for a grant that will fund the project 100%. This will also put them one year ahead of schedule for the project.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to go with Option B for the design of Luse Road, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

· Councilman Anderson made a motion that the county upfront the funds for the design and land acquisitions for the Luse Road project, seconded by Councilman Crabb. Vote: Unanimous

· Commissioner Diener made a motion that the county upfront the funds for the design and land acquisitions for the Luse Road project, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

E-911

Director Terri Brooks said that KGI Wireless, Inc., the owner of the tower on CR400, has lowered the price to lease tower space from $1,700 to $850 per month with a 3% increase annually. In her opinion, this would keep the leasing cost to about the same as building a tower. She pointed out that this tower is only for the 800- radio system and the project will last approximately 18 years. With technology changing over time, towers might be obsolete by then.

A list of property owners, near CR400, was submitted to the commissioners as possible locations to put a new tower if they decide to build.

Councilman Clear said that leasing the tower is more interesting for him to look at now that the price is lowered.

A short discussion was held in regards to the tower space that the county is leasing for the E-911 Department at the Sprint Building. The county will continue to lease this space regardless if another tower is built because of its location and need for the department. Currently, they are paying $1,700 a month to Vertical Bridge. Councilman Annis suggested that this contract is negotiated to see if the price will come down.

Commissioner Diener asked Director Brooks to get a copy of the contract so they can move forward with the project.

CONSIDERATION OF PURCHASE OF OFFICE BUILDING, 902 FOXWOOD COURT

Commissioner Heimlich said that the need to buy the old doctor’s office came about when the hospital told the Coroner that they were no longer allowed to use their facilities.

Attorney Loy presented a resolution for the council to approve the appointment of two appraisers chosen by the commissioners.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-08-20-__

RESOLUTION OF THE WHITE COUNTY COUNCIL

AUTHORIZING APPOINTMENT OF REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS

WHEREAS, the White County Commissioners are interested in purchasing certain real estate located at 902 Foxwood Court, consisting of a former medical office facility; and,

WHEREAS, the White County Council, as the fiscal body of White County, desires that two (2) appraisers professionally engaged in making appraisals, or trained as an appraiser and licensed as a broker under I.C.§25-34.1, appraise the fair market value of said real estate.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the White County Council that the White County Commissioners are authorized to procure appraisals of the fair market value of said real estate, to return their separate appraisals to the White County Commissioners as provided by law.

· Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2018-08-20-01, authorizing appointment of real estate appraisers, seconded by Commissioner Annis. Vote: Unanimous

Attorney Loy presented a resolution to the commissioners approving the purchase of the property pursuant to an offer that has been extended to the county for $162,500, which is under the two appraisals.

RESOLUTION NO. 18-08-20-___

RESOLUTION OF THE WHITE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

APPROVING REAL ESTATE PURCHASE AGREEMENT

WHEREAS, the White County Board of Commissioners is interested in purchasing certain real estate located at 902 Foxwood Court, Monticello, White County, Indiana, consisting of a former medical office facility, more particularly described as follows:

Lot Numbered Five (5) in Westside Commercial Subdivision, plat of

which is recorded in Plat Book 6, page 38 as Instrument No. 000703998

in the office of the Recorder of White County, Indiana (the “Real Estate”);

and,

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners have received two (2) appraisals from appraisers professionally engaged in making appraisers or trained as appraisers and licensed as a broker under I.C. §25-24.1, to appraise the fair market value of the real estate; and,

WHEREAS, there has been presented to the Board of Commissioners a proposed Purchase Agreement for the purchase of the Real Estate by the County for the sum of $162,500.00 which is less than the average of said appraisals; and,

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners consider it in the bests interest of White County to purchase the Real Estate pursuant to the Purchase Agreement to facilitate the relocation and accommodation of county officers and departments.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the White County Board of Commissioners is authorized to purchase the Real Estate pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement, and to execute the Purchase Agreement and all other documents required, and to take all other appropriate action, to consummate said transaction.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Resolution No. 18-08-20-01, approving real estate purchase agreement for 902 Foxwood Court in Monticello, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

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

LEASE -SALT BUILDING

Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz presented a new lease agreement with INDOT to lease their salt barn that is located in Carroll County, 10650 North US 421.

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to enter into an agreement to lease the salt barn from INDOT until 2020, seconded by Commissioner Heimlich. Vote: Unanimous

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

___________________________ _____________________________ __________________________

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

ATTEST: ________________________

Gayle Rogers, Auditor