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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in the White County Building, 2nd – floor Commissioners’ Conference Room, beginning at 8:15 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.


· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the minutes of December 18, 2018, Executive Session; January 22, 2019, Executive Session; the February 4, 2019, regular meeting and the February 7, 2019, Special Meeting, seconded by Commissioner Heimlich. Vote: Unanimous


· Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve payroll for February 11, 2019, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous


· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve and pay the claims as presented except for the claim to Jim Overbeck Excavating for $4,700, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous


Sherman Noble, 6643 Utah Court, discussed the last time he appeared before the Commissioners in October complaining about his neighbor, 6633 Utah Court, blocking access to the water with his vehicles. He is working with Sheriff Brooks now, and he said that he would take care of the vehicles in the spring.

Mr. Noble said that during that time, he filed a complaint with Environmental Officer Jim Reynolds because his neighbor violated the Nuisance Ordinance. Instead of addressing his complaint, Officer Reynolds sent him a letter saying that he’s in violation of the Nuisance Ordinance and he has 14 days to address the complaint. He said that his neighbors to the east and west of him have the same violation, and Officer Reynolds did not write them up. He said that he and Officer Reynolds do not get along and he feels that he is biased against him. He asked how Officer Reynolds can enforce one complaint, but not the other. He said that he took care of his violation, and the issue with the neighbor’s vehicles is being taken care of by Sheriff Brooks. Now his problem is with Environmental Officer Reynolds.

Commissioner Heimlich said that they would look into it.


Alice Livesay, Director of Community Corrections, presented a quote from Fletcher Chrysler to purchase a 2019 Dodge Durango SXT AWD for $26,725. This vehicle will replace the one that was damaged in an accident last July. They do have the funds in their budget to purchase the vehicle.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to allow Community Corrections to purchase a 2019 Dodge Durango as requested, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous


Director Livesay requested the Commissioners to write a letter of support for her grant application requesting $357,664.00 for 2020. This amount increased $15,000 from last year because of the increase for substance abuse. They are adding four extra hours a week for substance abuse. She said that they have three addiction counselors and two of them are also mental health counselors.

· Commissioner Burton made a motion write a letter of support for the request of $357,664 in grant funds for Community Corrections, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

A copy of the annual report for the Community Corrections Department was presented.

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 Art Anderson Jim Annis

Jim Davis Casey Crabb Denny Carter

Janet Faker


Superintendent Kyburz presented a letter from INDOT saying that we’ve been awarded $1,562,400.00 for the reconstruction of Lowes Bridge. INDOT will cover 80% of the construction and inspection cost. We must submit the 20% before the Notice to Proceed will be issued.


Area Plan Director Joe Rogers updated everyone on the software issue. SBS is attempting to migrate the Access data into a format that would allow them to increase the permitting software entries, which couldn’t be done with the other software company. SBS is giving the department a demo on Thursday. If the demo goes well, he’s going to request a quote.


President Randy Mitchell presented the Business Summary report for January.

Mr. Mitchell reported that two businesses in White County are closing: Sam & Izzy's in Monticello and Zook Machine Shop in Brookston.

Two great leads came in, and one of them would be a great fit for White County. They’re a food manufacturing company looking to build and invest $6 million and hire 58 employees.

White County Annual Economic Development luncheon is Friday, February 22.


Board member George Green said that a public meeting was held with neighbors discussing the tree removal project. FAA has indicated to the board that the tree removal project is a priority to them over the Luse Road Project at this time. The board told the FAA that Luse Road was more of a priority to them because that’s what the public wants to see at this time. They are hoping to have the Environmental Assessment report in March for the Luse Road project. After that is released, then they will find out when the funds will be released for the project.


E911 Director Terri Brooks said that Motorola has the equipment for the new 800 tower and the first installment has been paid. She is expecting it to be installed and running late spring, early summer. She also reported that the E911 State Board has paid out $7,528 for dispatcher’s training. Everything that the state is willing to pay for, her dispatchers are taking the courses.


Environmental Officer Jim Reynolds presented the Environmental Report for January.

· Received 49 calls/complaints on various issues

· Issued one septic permit

· Made seven landfill inspections

· Attended IOWPA Conference

A short discussion was held in regards to the trash left behind from trucks that are on their way to the landfill. Sheriff Brooks and Liberty Landfill Manager Gene Klisiak were in attendance.



Robert Bryant, Cushing Systems, gave a PowerPoint on how the system will benefit the county CAD system and other departments within the county.

The cost of the software:

PSIMS Records Manager, Evidence Module Installation and Training $25,000

PSIMS Civil Process Installation and Training $10,000

PSIMS Jail Manager with Fingerprint interface & Mug Shot Camera

Installation and Training $29,000

Total Cost of Software, Installation and Training $64,000

Database Conversion of Jail Management System & Records Mgt. $10,000

Total Cost $74,000

E911 Director Terri Brooks and Councilman Art Anderson spoke in favor of the system for the CAD.

Commissioner Heimlich said that the term of the agreement would automatically renew for succeeding one-year terms, unless the White County Sheriff or Cushing Systems, Inc., delivers a written Notice of Intent to Not Renew at least 60 days before the anniversary date of the agreement.

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to allow Sheriff Brooks to enter into an agreement with Cushing Systems, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

· Councilman Anderson made a motion to appropriate the funds to enter into an agreement with Cushing Systems, seconded by Councilman Davis. Vote: Unanimous

Auditor Rogers made the recommendation to take the money from the Riverboat Fund.


Sheriff Brooks said that he and IT Director Eric Storm met with Verizon representatives about their GPS fleet management software. They’re most interested in the vehicle locator for safety reasons and dispatch, but the software would provide so much more.

Commissioner Diener said that we currently have this software for the Highway Department through 39 Degrees North. He asked why they couldn’t use the same software.

Highway Assistant Superintendent Smith said that 39 Degrees North manages the software that they use on their mapping, and the 911 Department uses WTH for their mapping. He believes that it’s the same software; it’s just offered through a different company. He believes that Verizon just purchased it.

Commissioner Diener asked why we have two different mapping companies. IT Director Storm said that at one time 39 Degrees North wasn’t doing 911 mapping and WTH was.

E911 Director Terri Brooks said that Cass County had 39 Degrees North for their mapping and it didn’t work out; they’re now back with WTH.

Councilman Annis said that if the two companies compete against each other, we might be able to get a better price.

E911 Director Brooks said that she does not want to leave WTH.

Commissioner Diener said that he is in favor of the software, but anytime we can maintain a standard throughout the different departments, rather than having different vendors with every department, it makes things easier for them.

There being no further business for the joint meeting, the council adjourned to their meeting.

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