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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a meeting on Monday, August 19, 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 August 5, 2019, seconded by President Burton.

Vote: Unanimous (3 – For, 0- Against)

OPEN BIDS/QUOTES

F.M. Coonrod #526

Surveyor Ward explained his estimate for the job is $54,100.00. Six bid invitations were sent out and six bids were received as follows:

John’s Brothers Tiling & Excavating $44,900.00

L R Excavating $43,400.00

Gutwein Bulldozing & Excavating $31,000.00

Pass Enterprises $52,000.00

County Line Tiling/Excavating $36,220.00

Krintz Lawncare $61,540.00

 

There was a motion by Board Member Diener to accept the low bid from Gutwein Bulldozing & Excavating for $31,000.00, with a second by Vice President Heimlich. Vote: Unanimous (3- For, 0 – Against).

 

C.C. SPENCER #585

Surveyor Ward explained his estimate for the job is $10,000.00. Four bid invitations were sent out and two were received as follows:

JLED $9,850.00

Pass Enterprises $9,900.00

 

There was a motion by Vice President Heimlich to accept the low bid from JLED for $9,850.00, with a second by Board Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous (3- For, 0 – Against).

 

DRAINAGE REVIEW

Vanguard Expansion, CIMC Reefer Trailer

This Drainage Review if for CIMC Reefer Trailer. Plans were submitted as required. Ann Felton is here with us. Todd Frauhiger has reviewed the plans and has given it his approval. There was a site visit a week ago Thursday. The plan exceeds the Drainage Review Ordinance. After short discussion the Drainage Review was approved. There was a motion by Board Member Diener to approve the Drainage Review for the Vanguard Expansion, CIMC Reefer Trailer, with a second by Vice President Heimlich. Vote: Unanimous (3- For, 0 – Against).

 

DISCUSSION

BUFFALO PONDS

As requested Surveyor Ward researched the paperwork that he had in the office regarding the Buffalo Ponds. Like we spoke two weeks ago, there isn’t a whole lot that we can tackle from our end. If we could do anything it would be the legal description which is maybe a 4 foot bottom 6 inches deep. We would go to the bottom of the pipe, not any deeper, otherwise, it would be considered a reconstruction. The legal description does start at the mouth into the Tippecanoe River. It’s a straight line then whatever degree it makes up to the pipe. There isn’t a whole lot that we would be able to do from a Drainage Board/Surveyors Office aspect to help get pontoon boats in and out of there. Surveyor Ward believes that the next step to find out what to do would be to potentially hire an Engineer that could tell us what steps and what order those steps would be taken in, that’s been the roadblock. There was short discussion as to where the silt would be taken, it would have to be within the watershed, and it would have to be trucked there. The SFLECC may be willing to allow us to truck the silt there but they would want reimbursed as that fills up their site. Mr. Mack gave the information that there were two canals with natural springs in the area, which would add to the list of permits that would have to be obtained.

 

RIGHT TO ENCROACH- W.W. HELFRICK BR #3 #543

Surveyor Ward explained that he was contacted by Nathan Stratton in regards to obtaining a Right to Encroach on the W.W. Helfrick Br #3 #543. He’s wanting to build an addition on to his residence, as well as adding a garage and a shed, and moving the propane tank to a cement pad. Board Member Diener and President Burton were both concerned with the placement of the shed and the propane tank and wanted Mr. Stratton to understand that the wording in the Right to Encroach will state that the property owner would be responsible for the removal of the items at the property owner’s expense. There was a motion by Board Member Diener to grant the Right to Encroach the W.W. Helfrick Br #3 #543 with the wording in regards to removal, with a second by Vice President Heimlich. 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