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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, May 6, 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.

MINUTES

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on April 15, 2019, and the minutes from the Executive Session held on April 15, 2019, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve payroll for April 22, 2019, and May 6, 2019, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

CLAIMS

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

GORDON ROAD – CHANGE ORDER

Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz presented Change Order No. 004 with INDOT. The change order does not add any time or additional cost to the contract. The changes are in the verbiage only. The contractor is wanting to change the type of asphalt than what was listed in the contract.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Change Order No. 004 as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

BRIDGE #227 – ADDENDUM

Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz presented Contract Addendum #1 from HWC Engineering for Bridge #227, CR 300 East over Moots Creek. The addendum increases the contract $53,500 making the new contract price $432,250. The increased cost is for additional engineering work on four parcels.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Addendum #1 for HWC Engineering as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

AREA PLAN

Director Joe Rogers presented a Sign Permit Application from Palestine Christian Church requesting to replace a sign that previously existed. The sign will be located south of the intersection of 900 W and 400 N, off site of church premises. Under the current Sign Ordinance, the Commissioners must approve all sign permit applications for signs in the theoretical county right-of-way.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the Sign Permit Application for the Palestine Christian Church as requested, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

AREA PLAN – CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Director Rogers mentioned that there was a Senate Rule Act that was recently passed in the statute this session that requires that a Conflict of Interest Ordinance be generated to prevent the Building Commissioner from issuing or supervising permits that he/she has a financial interest in. His office has established a policy to prevent this from happening, but an ordinance does need to be written.

AREA PLAN – LAKE ADDRESS SIGNS

Director Rogers presented a copy of the ordinance that covers address signs and recommended that the lake address signs for homeowners living on the lakes follow under these guidelines:

10.12.1 Address signs – Supplemental Standards

The following rules and regulations pertain to lakeside address identification signs. These signs serve a compelling interest of local government authority and reflect an exercise of valid police power as provided for in Indiana State Code 36-7-4 Series Local Planning and Zoning.

These supplemental standards do not replace or supersede the addressing standards, regulations or requirements as provided for in Chapter 12, Section 12.16 Addresses, Road/Street/Alley Naming and Bridge Dedications.

This particular category of sign is exempt from the permit process required by Chapter 10 of said Ordinance but is required to meet, and is limited to, all standards and regulations incorporated within this Supplement.

All Lake Address Signage must comply with all requirements and standards as listed below:

1) Each sign must have a minimum height of 6”, maximum of 9”;

2) Each sign must be a minimum of 24” in length, maximum of 36”;

3) The substrate of the sign may be metal, plastic or wood;

4) The substrate background must be entirely covered with a flat, white surface finish;

5) All letters and numbers must be of a bright red color;

6) The entire location portion of the address (both numbers and letters) must be a minimum of 3” tall;

7) The entire “street” name portion of the address (both numbers and letters) must be a minimum of 2” tall;

8) The address display must be constructed as required by the by the White County Area Plan Department, directionals should be single letter characters and not spelled out; e.g., 911 N. Lakeshore Drive, not 911 North Lakeshore Drive. A true directional should never be spelled out. This is not true when a direction is incorporated as part of the office road/street name, such as N. West Shafer Drive. In this case, the “West” is not a directional but a part of the actual road name and should be spelled out. Any questions concerning the proper address should be directed to White County Area Plan;

9) All Lake Address Signage shall be located on a dock or boat house and must be placed within the perimeter of the surface upon which it is mounted;

10) All Lake Address Signage shall be located on the dock or boat house on the surface which protrudes furthest into the water area; and,

11) Any location other than that specified in #9 or #10 must be administratively approved in writing or is considered a civil zoning violation under the White County Indiana Zoning Control Ordinance. If on private property, administrative approval must come from the Area Plan Department; if on SFLECC property, administrative approval must come from SFLECC;

Any questions on these regulations or standards should be directed to the Area Plan Department Executive Director.

The Commissioners granted permission to apply these guidelines for lake address signs.

AREA PLAN – FEE SCHEDULE

Director Rogers informed the Commissioners that he will be adding a beekeeping permit fee to the Fee Schedule.

CONSIDERATION OF TRANSFER OF REAL ESTATE TO THE WHITE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

County Attorney George Loy presented a resolution that transfers 15 acres located in the Mid America Commerce Park Economic Development Area to the White County Redevelopment Commission.

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 19-05-06-01, authorizing the transfer of 15 acres of real estate situated within the Mid-America Commerce Park to the White County Redevelopment Commission, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

Commissioner Burton mentioned that with all the development to the west of the county, we need to remain observant of utilizing the land between Wolcott and Reynolds.

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