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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, November 18, 2019, in the White County Building, 2nd -floor Commissioners’ Conference Room, beginning at 8:15 a.m.

Commissioners present were: President John C. Heimlich, Commissioner Steve Burton, and Commissioner David Diener. Also present was White County Auditor Gayle Rogers, White County Attorney George Loy, and Commissioners’ Secretary Donya Tirpak.

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

MINUTES

Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting held on October 21, 2019, and the Executive Session held on October 21, 2019, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve payroll for November 18, 2019, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

CLAIMS

Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve and pay the claims as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

AREA PLAN

Area Plan Director Joe Rogers submitted the following rezoning petitions.

Rezoning Petition #1114

Dibell Acres, Inc., is requesting to rezone 2.049 acres from an A-1 (General Agriculture) to a B-2 (General Business) for property located at 8834 W. US Hwy 24, Wolcott. The proposed rezone is for the development of a Dollar General store right outside of Wolcott.

This petition was heard at a public hearing on November 12, 2019, by the Area Plan Commission. At that time, the APC voted 7 yes and 0 no to recommend this petition to the Commissioners. The petition comes with two conditions; the first is that they subdivide the parcel, and the second is that they limit the driveway to their establishment to one location.

Director Rogers said that there was one complaint from the neighboring business, San Juan Pools, in regard to the entrance location and the intensity of traffic generated. Before a permit is issued, approval from INDOT must be received.

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there was anyone present to speak about the request. No response.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve rezoning petition #1114, rezoning 2.049 acres from an A-1 to a B-2, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

Rezoning Petition #1119

Sean Garrett is requesting to rezone 3.978 acres from an R-2 (Single & Two Residential) to an RR (Rural Residential) for property located at 7972 N. 200 W., Monon. The proposed rezone is to provide an allowance for livestock in conjunction with an existing single-family residence. The rezoning will bring the property into compliance with its current use.

This petition was heard at a public hearing on November 12, 2019, by the Area Plan Commission. At that time, the APC voted 8 yes and 0 no to recommend this petition to the Commissioners.

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there was anyone present to speak about this request. No response.

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve rezone petition #1119, rezoning 3.978 acres from an R2 to an RR, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

Rezone Petition #1120

Kevin Watson is requesting to rezone .793 of an acre from a B-2 (General Business) to an R-1 (Single-Family Residential) for property located at 9127 N. 650 E., Buffalo. The proposed rezoning is to accommodate a single-family residence.

This petition was heard at a public hearing on November 12, 2019, by the Area Plan Commission. At that time, the APC voted 8 yes and 0 no to recommend this petition to the Commissioners. Director Rogers said that there was communication from the public regarding this petition because the parcel is subject to a lot of commercial traffic. The public was not against the rezoning; they just wanted the property owner to be aware of the environment. The APC had no concerns because most of the area is residential, besides a small cluster of B-2 districts.

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there was anyone present to speak about the request. No response.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to rezone petition #1120 rezoning .793 of an acre from a B-2 to an R-1, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

DATA SHARING REQUEST

Director Rogers said that S Power located in Salt Lake City, Utah is evaluating a renewable energy project and they are requesting parcel data layers, property ownership, from our GIS. There is a $500 fee from the county and then a fee from 39 Degrees North.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the data sharing request from S Power as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

SOLAR FARM PROJECTS

Director Rogers said that a while back, the Commissioners requested him to modify the zoning ordinance to adapt for solar farm projects. He has put something together and asked if they want him to move forward with the proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to the Area Plan Commission.

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to direct Director Rogers to request the Area Plan Commission to amend the Zoning Ordinance to cover solar farm projects, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

SECURITY COMMITTEE UPDATE

Commissioner Heimlich said that HR Director Leah Hull has amendments to make to the Security Policy. There have been some changes with personnel on the committee, so the committee will need to be reestablished.

ASSESSOR – PERSONAL PROPERTY

Assessor Lisa Downey presented a software contract with AS2, Inc. for the personal property and sales disclosure database. The current vendor, Thomson Reuters, is no longer supporting the software. The cost is $2,500/each, $5,000 annually.

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve a software contract with AS2, Inc., for the personal property and sales disclosure database, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

At this time, Council President Butch Kramer called the Council members to order in joint session with the Commissioners. Council members present:

President Butch Kramer Art Anderson Jim Annis Jim Davis

Casey Crabb Janet Faker Denny Carter

REPORTS PRESENTED AND ON FILE

· Highway Dept.

· Area Plan/Building Dept.

· Economic Development

· Environmental Dept.

· E911

· Digital Marketing

· Ivy Tech

AIRPORT

Chad Baumgartner, Airport Board President, said that the engineers are looking at the cost of replacing Luse Road to see what the cost would be to make it safer with a roundabout versus the “T” road. They strongly feel that the FAA is not going to pay for the roundabout, but they may give additional funds. If the County wants a roundabout, the Airport Board is hoping that the County will pay the difference.

TREASURER – TAX BILLS

White County Treasurer Jill Guingrich presented a proposal from The Master’s Touch, LLC, to print and mail out tax bills for 2020. For several years she’s used Worrell, but they are no longer providing the service. The cost of the proposal is $11,235, and she does have the funds appropriated in her budget for next year. Last year the County paid $15,000 to Worrell for the service.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept the proposal from The Master’s Touch, LLC, to print and mail out tax bills for 2020, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

AMERESCO – CHANGE ORDER

Change Order #6 for $75,196 was submitted for the Jail Building Energy Savings project.

1. Replacement of Existing Water Softener

2. Replacement of Existing Booster Pump System

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Change Order #6 for $75,196 for the Jail Building Energy Savings project, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

There being no further business to come before the Council, they adjourned to their meeting.

There being no further business to come before the board, their meeting adjourned.

___________________________ __________________________ ______________________________

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

ATTEST: _________________________

Gayle Rogers, Auditor