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BE IT REMEMBERED that a meeting of the White County Council was held at the White County Building in Monticello at 9:00 A.M. on November 19, 2018 for the purpose of discussing the additional appropriations and other business that might come before the membership.

Council President Butch Kramer called the Council meeting to order in joint session with the Commissioners. The following members were absent: Dennis E Carter

The following members were present:

 

Kevin L Crabb Art A Anderson Bruce D Clear

Raymond L Kramer Jr James G Annis James B Davis

Also in attendance: Gayle Rogers, Auditor; Barbara Nydegger, Council Secretary; Jan Faker, Councilor Elect; Deanna Dreblow, Wolcott Public Library Director; Joe Rogers, Area Plan Director.

 

For contents of joint session, see Commissioners’ minutes.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Council President Kramer opened the special Council meeting with the Council reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

MINUTES

Councilor Clear made a motion to accept the October 15, 2018 minutes. Councilor Anderson seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE County Council of White County, Indiana that for the expenses of said Municipal Corporation the following additional sums of money are hereby appropriated and set apart out of the fund. Herein specified and subject to the laws governing the same.

REQUESTED ALLOWED

WOLCOTT COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Expansion $ 55,000.00 $ 55,000.00

TOTAL $ 55,000.00 $ 55,000.00

Councilor Davis made a motion to appropriate the above request for expansion costs from the Library Rainy Day Fund. Councilor Annis seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

K-9 Treatment $ 1,200.00 $ 1,200.00

TOTAL $ 1,200.00 $ 1,200.00

Councilor Davis made a motion to appropriate the above request for Veterinary expenses from the Sheriff K-9 Donation Fund. Councilor Annis seconded the motion. Vote: Aye: 5, Nay: 1 Councilor Clear

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

 

AMOUNT FROM TO

White County Circuit Court

$ 15,000.00 1000 10304 1000 40300

Bailiff Law Books

 

White County Solid Waste Operating Fund

$350,000.00 1194-54000-000-0000 10000-00980

Solid Waste Operating General Fund

 

White County Recycling $ 149.49 00194.30109.000.9601 01194.20206.000.9601

Repairs & maintenance Operating supplies

 

White County Highway Department

$ 9,647.59 176.11001.000.0531 1176.22101000.0531

Overtime for Mechanics & Welder Gas & Oil

$ 5,116.61 1135.64170.000.0000 1135.40104.000.0000

Bridge 237 Bridge Repair

$ 2,799.92 1176.24300.000.0529 1176.22101.000.0531

Road Striping Gas & Oil

$ 2,160.00 1176.23200.000.0529 1176.30202.000.0529

Culverts, Tile & Pipes Contractual Services

 

Auditor Rogers said the transfer from Solid Waste Operating will cover the General Fund until December tax settlement.

Councilor Clear made a motion to approve the above transfers. Councilor Crabb seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

BOARD MEETING REPORTS

 

White County Solid Waste Management: Council President Kramer they are working on replacing Carol Stradling.

 

White County Airport Board: Councilor Anderson said the Airport Board asked if the County recommends that they consider any particular engineering company for their projects.

White County Economic Development (WCED) Board: Councilor Crabb said the speaker for the WCED February Luncheon will be Chetrice Mosley, Cybersecurity Program Director at Indiana Office of Technology & Indiana Department of Homeland Security Indianapolis, Indiana Area on the subject of Cybersecurity.

2019 APPOINTMENTS

Councilor Anderson will check with Jenna Demerly about serving on the Wolcott Library Board. Council Secretary Nydegger will check with Gordon Denton about serving on the Alcoholic Beverage Board and check with both Gary Hendryx and Mark Howard about serving on the Redevelopment Commission. Auditor Rogers will check with Charles Anderson about serving on the Area Plan Commission. Council President Kramer will check into Jennifer Becker serving on the Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals (PTABOA), and with those currently serving on the Tax Abatement Board. Councilor Clear will check with Gerald Cartmell about serving on PTABOA.

Councilor Anderson expressed interest in serving on the Emergency 911 Board next year in place of Councilor Clear who will retire from his position. Councilor Elect Faker said she would be willing to serve on the Emergency Management Advisory Board and the Innkeepers Tax Board (if the Council President does not). Councilor Annis is willing to serve on the Job Description Committee if needed in place of retiring Councilor Clear.

INNKEEPER’S TAX

Area Plan Director Rogers said he needs resolutions from the Mayor of Monticello, the Commissioners, and Council that Senator Buchanan can use as back-up and support for changing the Innkeeper’s Ordinance allowing the Innkeeper’s Tax to be collected from short-term rental properties in the Area.

Director Rogers said the Tax Board needs to meet more regularly so he can present cases as they come up to the Board. The Board has the authority to make decisions on what kind of action to take and give him direction on what steps to take.

Councilor Anderson made a motion to approve Resolution #2018-11-19-01 requesting modification of the White County Innkeeper’s tax. Councilor Clear seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL REQUESTS

Auditor Rogers said Deputy Travis Clark replaces Deputy Curt Blount as Twin Lakes (TL) School Resource Officer (SRO). The County runs the payroll for the TL SRO grant, therefore the payroll request.

Auditor Rogers also had a request for Shannon Heidrich replacing the late Sharon Watson as Soil and Water Conservation District Director. Jessica Van Voorst is moving from part-time E-911 Dispatcher to full time, replacing Shala Rathbone.

 

1782 NOTICE FROM THE STATE

Auditor Rogers said $269,350 must be cut from the Highway Department budget. Council President Kramer suggested taking approximately $90,000 each out of Overtime, Bituminous, and Stone. Auditor Rogers said she could ask Highway Department Superintendent Kyburz where he prefers to see it cut. She will email the Council the 2018 highway budget, so they can see how much was spent to-date out of each line item to compare it with the 2019 budget.

Councilor Davis made a motion to accept the State 1782 Notice from the State. Councilor Crabb seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

SURVEYOR PAY

Auditor Rogers said County Surveyor Ward discovered he could receive $2.00 for each County cornerstone and $2.00 per mile for County tile added to his salary. He approached the Commissioners about this too late to be included in the 2019 budget. She said it amounts to about $5,000. The request must be approved by the County Commissioners. Surveyor Ward intends to address this in the next budget hearings.

 

ELECTION BOARD PAY

Auditor Rogers said there is currently nobody on the Election Board. John Million and Bob Callahan have resigned. She said there should be a base salary for the Election Board position, which there is not currently. John Million has been on the Board for 29 years and making $3,000. She does not believe a new person should make the same amount. Council President Kramer said that whoever comes on will have to spend a lot of time training and getting up to speed.

 

AIRPORT ENGINEER

Auditor Rogers said finding a new engineer for the airport may be difficult. Most engineers will not work with airport grants. CHA Consulting Inc., our current engineering firm, is among the top airport grant administrators. Auditor Rogers and Airport Office Manager Denita Shelton are keeping a close eye on paperwork submitted by CHA, so hopefully past problems will not reoccur.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to bring before the Council, Councilor Anderson made a motion to adjourn. Councilor Annis seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

 

_________(absent)__________ ___________________________ ___________________________

DENNIS E CARTER JAMES G ANNIS ART A ANDERSON

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

JAMES B DAVIS KEVIN L CRABB RAYMOND L KRAMER JR

President

___________________________ Attest: ___________________________

BRUCE D CLEAR GAYLE E ROGERS, AUDITOR