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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Drainage Board held a meeting on Monday, November 4, 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 October 21, 2019, seconded by Board Member David Diener.

Vote: Unanimous (3 – For, 0- Against)


Twin Lakes Storage

Surveyor Ward explained this plan was submitted by Milligan Surveying, and the property is just north of the Lake Shafer Christian Center. Property Owner is Jeffrey Long. Todd Frauhiger, AECOM has reviewed the plan and has requested that Rip Rap be used at the base of the outlet pipe to prevent erosion. It does meet the Drainage Ordinance and Mr. Frauhiger recommends approval. There was a motion by Vice President Heimlich to approve the Drainage Plan for Twin Lakes Storage; with a second from Board Member Diener.

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


J. Conway #525 Hearing cont’d from October 8, 2019

This is a continuation from the October 8, 2019 Drainage Board Meeting where we had discussed a 36” tile tapered down to a 12” tile, which provides roughly a 24 hour relief of water on the fields. This had an estimated cost of $605.00 an acre, there are 653 acres in the watershed. At the last meeting downsizing of the tiles was discussed. We’re looking at a 30” to a 24” to a 15” this will extend the amount of time that water is standing in the fields by about 6-8 hours. This reduces the cost of the project by about 14% and calculates to $522.00 an acre. Jon Thompson questioned whether or not the tile was downsized all the way across or just the first portion of it. Surveyor Ward provided a brief explanation of the changes.

Chad Widmer requested the breakdown of tile on both “options”: Option A: 36”tile for 3,950’ to 30” for 1,800’ to 18” for 1,150’ to a 12” for 1,950’ at $605.00 an acre. Option B: 30” tile for 3,950’ to 24” to 1,700’ to 18” for 1,500; to a 15” for 1,565’ at $522.00 an acre. Jon Thompson request to know what would be done with the old main. Surveyor Ward explained that he would like to get rid of it. There was a short discussion in regards to tile efficiency now and with the new project.


Adoption of Reconstruction Project


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 J. Conway #525 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