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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a meeting on Monday, October 21, 2019. The meeting was held at the White County Building, 2nd floor, Commissioners’ conference room beginning at 9:00 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 October 8, 2019, seconded by Board Member David Diener.

Vote: Unanimous (3 – For, 0- Against)

DRAINAGE REVIEWS

GB&L Farms

Surveyor Ward explained this plan was submitted by Livestock Solutions, Mike Veenhuizen, this is the property that was rezoned this morning. Todd Frauhiger, AECOM has reviewed it and it meets the Drainage Ordinance. We do have a drainage easement description for the outfall through the tile that will be on their property, there is also an easement for access. There was a motion by Vice President Heimlich to approve the Drainage Plan for GB&L Farms; with a second from Board Member Diener.

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

 

CO-ALLIANCE

Surveyor Ward explained this is the northwest corner of Reynolds. They’re proposing a new building, there will be more buildings later but one building for now. Todd Frauhiger, AECOM has reviewed the plans and it meets the White County Drainage Ordinance. The runoff will actually be less post development. Everything will drain to the Fraser Ditch on the west end of the site. There was a motion by Vice President Heimlich to approve the Drainage Plan for Co-Alliance; with a second from Board Member Diener. Vote: Unanimous (3-For, 0-Against)

OPEN BIDS/QUOTES

Christian Stoller #587

Surveyor Ward announced the time has expired for the submission of bids for the Christian Stoller #587 Open Drain. There were four (4) bid packets sent to contractors. There were three (3) bids submitted. The Surveyor’s estimate is $40,950.00.

Johns Brothers Tiling & Exc. Inc. $20,000.00

Gutwein Bulldozing & Excavating $26,000.00

L R Excavating $27,500.00

There was a motion by Vice President Heimlich to accept the low bid by Johns Brothers Tiling & Excavating; with a second from Board Member David Diener. Vote: Unanimous (3-For, 0-Against)

 

RECONSTRUCTION HEARINGS

Kenneth Kleyla Br. Of the Esther Fraser #535

Surveyor Ward explained that this was the old Isom Construction site along 43. Arnie Dahlenburg petitioned to close in that portion of the tile. They have that 4 or 5 acres along the ditch in there. They would like to put a tile in there, they’ve been told it would need to be a 24” tile. Chad Dahlenburg said that their intent was to use 24” dual wall. He also said that the biggest issue is that they’re on a curve and it’s hard to get farm equipment out on the road there. There were no phone calls or visits to the office in regards to this proposed reconstruction. Furthermore, this will be a private landowner paid project.

Adoption of Reconstruction Project

§36-9-27-52

There being no further discussion or evidence to be submitted in these proceedings, the chairman would now consider a motion to determine that the costs, damages, and expenses of the proposed reconstruction will be less than the benefits accruing to the owners of the lands benefitted by the reconstruction.

Board Member David Diener, So moved

Vice President John Heimlich, seconded

Upon a motion duly made and seconded, and after having considered all of the evidence and objections (if any) concerning the proposed reconstruction, those members of the White County Drainage Board in favor of the motion that the costs, damages, and expenses of the proposed reconstruction will be less than the benefits accruing to the owners of the land benefitted by the reconstruction please answer by saying “Aye”. Those Opposed “Nay”.

The motion passes by a vote of 3 in favor and 0 opposed.

The White County Drainage Board therefore adopts the Reconstruction Report of the White County Surveyor and the Schedule of Assessments, including any annual assessments for periodic maintenance. The White County Drainage Board now issues its written findings and order declaring the proposed reconstruction of the Kenneth Kleyla Br. Of the Esther Fraser #535 drain established.

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

Portion (West end) of the Esther Fraser #535

Surveyor Ward explained that Troy Furrer would like to do the same thing, close in about 1000’ or so, the ground was just purchased a few years ago. Surveyor Ward recommended an 18” single wall tile and again it’s the same situation where it’s going to be a private landowner paid project. The office did have a few people that made contact in regards to the notification letters: Doris Snowberger who wasn’t for or against the project, Derek Lawson had no opposition to the project and Mr. Bob Tribbett questioned whether or not the project was really necessary to do the project. Troy Furrer made a request that the ditch be cleaned and on grade before his project is started. After short discussion the county will pay for the ditch cleaning and the landowner will pay for tile.

 

Adoption of Reconstruction Project

§36-9-27-52

There being no further discussion or evidence to be submitted in these proceedings, the chairman would now consider a motion to determine that the costs, damages, and expenses of the proposed reconstruction will be less than the benefits accruing to the owners of the lands benefitted by the reconstruction.

Board Member David Diener, So moved

Vice President John Heimlich, seconded

Upon a motion duly made and seconded, and after having considered all of the evidence and objections (if any) concerning the proposed reconstruction, those members of the White County Drainage Board in favor of the motion that the costs, damages, and expenses of the proposed reconstruction will be less than the benefits accruing to the owners of the land benefitted by the reconstruction please answer by saying “Aye”. Those Opposed “Nay”.

The motion passes by a vote of 3 in favor and 0 opposed.

The White County Drainage Board therefore adopts the Reconstruction Report of the White County Surveyor and the Schedule of Assessments, including any annual assessments for periodic maintenance. The White County Drainage Board now issues its written findings and order declaring the proposed reconstruction of the Portion of the Esther Fraser #535 (west end) drain established.

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

Mina Winters #708

This is another private pay Reconstruction Project. Phil Huber petitioned this Reconstruction Project. Their proposal is to fill in the ditch and extend the open ditch along the county road. There’s about 4-5 foot of open ditch, with a 30” tile under the road. Surveyor Ward suggested to Mr. Huber that they use a 24” pipe, Mr. Huber was hoping for 18” so they would rather dig an open ditch along the road. Everyone in the watershed was notified. There were no phone calls or visits to the office on this project.

Adoption of Reconstruction Project

§36-9-27-52

There being no further discussion or evidence to be submitted in these proceedings, the chairman would now consider a motion to determine that the costs, damages, and expenses of the proposed reconstruction will be less than the benefits accruing to the owners of the lands benefitted by the reconstruction.

Vice President John Heimlich, So moved

Board Member David Diener, seconded

Upon a motion duly made and seconded, and after having considered all of the evidence and objections (if any) concerning the proposed reconstruction, those members of the White County Drainage Board in favor of the motion that the costs, damages, and expenses of the proposed reconstruction will be less than the benefits accruing to the owners of the land benefitted by the reconstruction please answer by saying “Aye”. Those Opposed “Nay”.

The motion passes by a vote of 3 in favor and 0 opposed.

The White County Drainage Board therefore adopts the Reconstruction Report of the White County Surveyor and the Schedule of Assessments, including any annual assessments for periodic maintenance. The White County Drainage Board now issues its written findings and order declaring the proposed reconstruction of the Mina Winters #708 drain established.

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