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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019. The meeting was held at the White County Building, 2nd floor, Commissioners’ conference room beginning at 10:30 a.m. Drainage Board members present were: President Steve Burton, Vice President John Heimlich and Board Member David Diener. Also, present were the White County Surveyor Bradley E. Ward, Attorney George Loy and Board Secretary Jennifer Hill.

President Steve Burton called the meeting to order.


· Vice President Heimlich made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the meeting held on May 6, 2019, seconded by Board Member Diener.

Vote: Unanimous (3 – For, 0 – Against)

Petition for Reconstruction

Esther Fraser #535

Surveyor Ward explained this Petition for Reconstruction is for the ground that Troy Furrer bought from Tribbetts. This is on the west end of the ditch, this used to be at least an 18” tile. They’re interested in closing this back up. Arni Dahlenburg is also interested in closing in the portion on his property as well. After short discussion there was a motion by Vice President Heimlich to accept the Petition for Reconstruction on the Esther Fraser #535; with a second from Board Member Diener.

Vote: Unanimous (3 - For, 0 - Against).

Maintenance Modification – (Set Rates) I. Benjamin #723

Surveyor Ward explained that there are currently 279 acres in the watershed, no minimums. It collects $2.00 an acre a year, so it collects $550 a year. We have a petition that has been accepted and it’s been surveyed. Almost everyone in the watershed has signed the petition for maintenance. The estimated cost of the project is $15,000.00 and currently there is $2,276.43 in the fund and it’s at the 4 year total. We need to raise roughly $50 an acre either in one lump sum or over a course of 3 or 4 years. It’ll be $45-50 an acre assuming it comes in at $15,000.00. There are 6,400 feet in the ditch and it’s about $1.50 a foot to clean it and another $6-7,000 to take off brush, that’s where the estimate came from. After short discussion, Vice President Heimlich made a motion to set rates at $15 an acre for 4 years and then drop back to the $2.00 an acre. Vote: Unanimous (3 – For, 0 – Against).


There being no other business before the board, the meeting was adjourned.



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