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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, September 17, 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 the regular meeting held on September 4, 2018, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve payroll for September 10, 2018, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

CLAIMS

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

HIGHWAY - AWARD BID FOR BRIDGE REPAIRS

Commissioner Heimlich said that the two bids that were received at the last meeting for repairs to Bridges 25, 98, 99, 140, 178 and 315 were both in order.

1. Milestone Contractors, LP, Lafayette, IN $322,219.00

2. LaPorte Construction, Laporte, IN $533,141.00

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept the lowest bid from Milestone Contractors for $322,219, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

TP&W LAND PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT

White County Attorney George Loy presented a resolution to approve the purchase and sale agreement with Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway Corporation. The 9.695 acres is part of a parcel located at the Mid-American Commerce Park at 11864 W. US Hwy 24, Wolcott.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Resolution No. 18-09-17-01, approving final version of real estate purchase and sale agreement with TP&W, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

RESOLUTION NO. 18-09-17-01

RESOLUTION OF THE WHITE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

APPROVING FINAL VERSION OF REAL ESTATE PURCHASE AND

SALE AGREEMENT WITH TOLEDO, PEORIA, & WESTERN RAILWAY CORPORATION

WHEREAS, the White County Board of Commissioners is interested in purchasing a certain tract of real estate from the Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway Corp. (“TP&W”), consisting of approximately 9.695 acres, situated in White County, Indiana, and more particularly described on attached Exhibit “A” (the “Real Estate”); and,

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners have appointed two (2) 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 said appraisers have returned their separate appraisals to the Board of Commissioners; and,

WHEREAS, there was presented to the Board of Commissioners on July 16, 2018, a proposed preliminary Purchase and Sale Agreement (“PSA”) for the purchase of the Real Estate by the County from TP&W for

$62,500.00, which is less than the average of said appraisals, which preliminary PSA was approved by the Board of Commissioners by Resolution No. 18-07-16-02; and,

WHEREAS, negotiations have been ongoing since the adoption of said Resolution between the County and TP&W, resulting in a final version of the PSA presented to the Board of Commissioners this date; and,

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners considers it in the bests interest of White County to purchase the Real Estate pursuant to the final PSA in order to facilitate the development of the Mid- America Commerce Park.

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 final Purchase and Sale Agreement presented to the Board of Commissioners this date, to execute the same and other required documents, and to take all other appropriate action, to consummate said transaction.

COMMISSIONERS’ TAX SALE

White County Auditor Gayle Rogers presented the following resolution establishing the intent to conduct a Commissioners’ Sale to sell tax sale certificates for properties that are severely delinquent in payment of property taxes.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Resolution No. 18-09-17-02 establishing the intent to

Conduct a Commissioners’ Sale to sell tax sale certificates as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

RESOLUTION #18-09-17-02

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE INTENT TO CONDUCT A

COMMISSIONERS’ SALE TO SELL TAX SALE CERTIFICATES FOR PROPERTIES

THAT ARE SEVERELY DELINQUENT IN PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES

WHEREAS, there are several properties in White County that are severely delinquent in the payment of property taxes, having been offered for tax sales and which received no bids equal to or in excess of minimum sale price. The parcel numbers of those properties being attached to this resolution as “Exhibit A”, and

WHEREAS, there is an assessed value associated with these properties for taxation purposes, but no taxes are being collected, therefore causing a lower than expected tax distribution to those taxing units and taxing districts within which the properties are located, and

WHEREAS, the White County Commissioners desire to have these properties back on the tax rolls with taxes being collected, and

WHEREAS, IC 6-1.1-24-6, et seq. allows for the White County Commissioners to acquire a lien on those delinquent properties and receive issuance of the tax sale certificates for those properties, without taking title to the properties, therefore limiting the liability and cost normally associated with taking title,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the White County Board of Commissioners that the County Executive shall acquire liens and receive tax sale certificates of the properties listed on Exhibit A that are severely delinquent and sell said certificates at a properly advertised Commissioner Tax Certificate sale.

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 Denny Carter Art Anderson

Jim Annis Jim Davis Casey Crabb

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Director Randy Mitchell presented the Business Summary for August 2018.

Director Mitchell said that he received four leads last month all looking for buildings of different sizes. A food sector business visited White County in March, and they are coming back for a second look. They want to build a 50k sq. ft. building in the MACP area.

The first week of October is Manufacturing Week! Ball Corporation, Regal Beloit Corp., and Adkev will be hosting sites for students from all four school corporations to participate in tours in the facilities. Last year there were 80 students that participated. This gives the students an understanding of what manufacturing is all about.

IVY TECH

Patty Plantenga, Monticello Site Director, pointed out that the Lafayette Ivy Tech campus has state of the art equipment to train students in manufacturing at the Lafayette Technology Building. She will be co-hosting 180 Twin Lakes 8th graders in November to tour the facility.

Ms. Plantenga announced September 20, 2018, marks the 10th Anniversary for the Monticello campus. Everyone is invited to the Open House beginning at 3:00 p.m.

AREA PLAN/BUILDING DEPARTMENT

Commissioner Heimlich announced that Colin Betts resigned as the director and Joe Rogers is now the interim until someone is hired.

Interim Director Rogers said that the White County Zoning ordinance has a lot of problems and he would like to start the process of bringing it up to date. He does not want to hire an outside source to get it cleaned up; he feels that it can be handled locally.

ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENT

Environmental Officer Jim Reynolds submitted the Environmental Report for August.

· Issued 82 calls/complaints on various issues.

· Issued one septic permit.

· Made eight landfill inspections.

· Attended Defensive Tactics training.

E-911 800 TOWER

Director Terri Brooks presented the contract from Motorola to purchase equipment that will be needed for the tower near Buffalo. This has to be approved before the tower lease is written up. If everything goes well, the new tower could go live late spring or early summer.

County Attorney Loy said that he has looked over the contract and it is acceptable. He said that Motorola is really the only supplier.

· Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve the funding for the Motorola contract for $497,797 as presented, seconded by Councilman Clear. Vote: Unanimous

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the Motorola contract to purchase equipment for $497,797, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

AIRPORT

Chad Baumgartner, Board Member, said that the grant application for 2018 has been submitted.

The grant for the design of the tree obstruction was not included in the grant because the environmental report wasn’t finalized. He mentioned that the county could wait a full year before they start the design work, or the county could upfront the cost of $75k to get it resolved.

NEW HIGHWAY GARAGE – ARKOR ARCHITECTURAL & ENGINEERING DESIGN CONTRACT

Commissioner Burton said that the development of the new Highway Garage is moving slowly because of certain issues. American Structurepoint is completed with the architectural and design work. The commissioners would like to bring in Arkor Architectural & Engineering Design Services, out of Lafayette, to go back over the work that American Structurepoint did to see where we could save some money.

Commissioner Burton submitted a contract for $80k, and a timetable showing that bids for construction will take place in February 2019 and construction will start in April 2019.

Commissioner Diener said that they understand that $80k is a lot of money, but American Structurepoint has agreed to release their drawings and engineering work to Arkor, so the county doesn’t have to start all over with a new engineering company.

DR GUTIERREZ OLD OFFICE

Councilman Kramer asked the commissioners what departments will be moving to the former Dr. Guiterrez’s building. Commissioner Diener said that they are currently negotiating a contract with Work-Comp Management Service (WCMS) to provide health services to employers and employees in White County. They intend to move the Health Nurse and WCMS to this building.

Commissioner Heimlich said that they are still trying to figure out where they are going to put the morgue. As departments are moving out of the old Annex Building, that facility could serve as an interim site for the morgue until a permanent location is decided.

The commissioners hope to have more information by the next joint meeting.

COURTHOUSE REMODEL

Commissioner Diener informed everyone that the remodeling project on the Courthouse would begin today. All new ceiling grid systems, new lights, and a new HVAC will all start this week along with a new roof beginning in the following weeks.

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

ARKOR CONTRACT

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the contract with Arkor Architectural & Engineering Design for $80,000 for the new Highway Garage, seconded by Commissioner Burton. 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