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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a meeting on Monday, August 5, 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.

MINUTES

· Vice President Heimlich made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the meeting held on July 15, 2019, seconded by President Burton.

Vote: Unanimous (3 – For, 0- Against)

OPEN BIDS/QUOTES

ISAAC BENJAMIN #723

Surveyor Ward explained his estimate for the job is $15,000.00. Four bid invitations were sent out four were received.

John’s Brothers $9,900.00

L R Excavating $9,800.00

Howard Excavating $16,000.00

Pass Enterprises $13,500.00

 

There was a motion by Vice President Heimlich to accept the low bid from L R Excavating for $9,800.00, with a second by Board Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous (3- For, 0 – Against).

 

DISCUSSION

BUFFALO PONDS

Mel Blades stepped forward to the podium to address the Board in regards to the Buffalo Ponds. They’re wanting it cleaned out. They’re wanting to get someone in there to dig the sand out 3-5 ft. so the pontoon boats and fisherman can get back through there. Surveyor Ward explained that he’s not sure what even can be done through the office, because of what we’re allowed to do. It would be some sort of a construction/reconstruction. Board Member Diener request if the people who own the property, wouldn’t they be the one responsible for that clean out? Mel Blades said that Nancy Richey is the one who pays the tax bills. Darrin Nagnen said that water in Pulaski County doesn’t move because all this is full. For our office to do this we would have to have permits, a designated location by idem and dnr somewhere in the watershed that isn’t in the flood plain now. Someone would have to give up, or buy ground to pile up the silt. The watershed would need to buy 10 acres or so just to put spoils on. Board Member Diener reiterated that these are all expenses that would be incurred by property owners. Tom Mack stepped to the podium. He said that he owns the property across from Mel. He says that this area is or appears to be the catch basin for silt to keep the silt from going into the river and its full now. The water hasn’t gone up or down since I’ve lived there which means it’s no longer functioning and it’s all going out to the river. He said they’ve been paying taxes to maintain this and it’s reached a limit and collection has stopped and the money is just sitting there.

President Burton request that Brad pull out the file and we will re-visit it 2 weeks at the next meeting.

 

Surveyor Ward is having a landowners meeting September 10 at 2:30 p.m. with the landowners adjoining the Fern McKillip.

 

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

 

 

____________________ _________________________ ___________________

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

President Steve Burton called the meeting to order.

MINUTES

· Vice President Heimlich made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the meeting held on July 15, 2019, seconded by President Burton.

Vote: Unanimous (3 – For, 0- Against)

OPEN BIDS/QUOTES

ISAAC BENJAMIN #723

Surveyor Ward explained his estimate for the job is $15,000.00. Four bid invitations were sent out four were received.

John’s Brothers $9,900.00

L R Excavating $9,800.00

Howard Excavating $16,000.00

Pass Enterprises $13,500.00

 

There was a motion by Vice President Heimlich to accept the low bid from L R Excavating for $9,800.00, with a second by Board Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous (3- For, 0 – Against).

 

DISCUSSION

BUFFALO PONDS

Mel Blades stepped forward to the podium to address the Board in regards to the Buffalo Ponds. They’re wanting it cleaned out. They’re wanting to get someone in there to dig the sand out 3-5 ft. so the pontoon boats and fisherman can get back through there. Surveyor Ward explained that he’s not sure what even can be done through the office, because of what we’re allowed to do. It would be some sort of a construction/reconstruction. Board Member Diener request if the people who own the property, wouldn’t they be the one responsible for that clean out? Mel Blades said that Nancy Richey is the one who pays the tax bills. Darrin Nagnen said that water in Pulaski County doesn’t move because all this is full. For our office to do this we would have to have permits, a designated location by idem and dnr somewhere in the watershed that isn’t in the flood plain now. Someone would have to give up, or buy ground to pile up the silt. The watershed would need to buy 10 acres or so just to put spoils on. Board Member Diener reiterated that these are all expenses that would be incurred by property owners. Tom Mack stepped to the podium. He said that he owns the property across from Mel. He says that this area is or appears to be the catch basin for silt to keep the silt from going into the river and its full now. The water hasn’t gone up or down since I’ve lived there which means it’s no longer functioning and it’s all going out to the river. He said they’ve been paying taxes to maintain this and it’s reached a limit and collection has stopped and the money is just sitting there.

President Burton request that Brad pull out the file and we will re-visit it 2 weeks at the next meeting.

 

Surveyor Ward is having a landowners meeting September 10 at 2:30 p.m. with the landowners adjoining the Fern McKillip.

 

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

 

 

____________________ _________________________ ___________________

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