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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020, 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 Burton made a motion to approve the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve payroll for January 27, 2020, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

CLAIMS

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

RECYCLE – GRANT

Recycling Director Dawn Girard requested to have $32,000 released from the Northwest Indiana Solid Waste District (NWISWD) grant fund into her 2020 operating budget to use for the Recycling Center.

Auditor Gayle Rogers will set up a new line item in the Recycling’s operating fund for the money.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to allow the release of $32,000 from the NWISWD into the Recycling’s operating budget for 2020, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

BRIDGE #227 – HWC CONTRACT

Highway Superintendent Mike Kyburz presented a contract from HWC Engineering for construction observation Phase I & II on the Bridge 227 replacement project. Bridge 227 is on CR 300 East over Moots Creek, also known as the Gun Club bridge.

Construction Observation – Phase 1 (2020) May 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 $240,237

Construction Observation – Phase II (2021) March 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021 $240,237

Cost not to exceed: $480,474

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept the construction observation contract from HWC Engineering for Bridge 227, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

COMMONWEALTH ENGINEERS

Al Stong introduced Theresa Criss-Hartwig as the new Business Development Director representative for the Wolcott, White County area.

INVESTMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS

Treasurer Jill Guingrich requested the Commissioners to adopt a resolution authorizing the investment of public funds.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to adopt Resolution No. 20-02-03-01, authorizing the investment of public funds under IC 5-13-9-5, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

RESOLUTION NO. 20-02-03-01

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA

AUTHORIZING THE INVESTMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS PURSUANT TO IC 5-13-9-5

Whereas, White County, Indiana (the “County”) desires pursuant to IC 5-13-9-5 to allow banks outside the political subdivision to submit quotes on public funds certificates of deposit;

Now, therefore, be it resolved that, pursuant to IC 5-13-9-5, the Board of Commissioners of White County hereby authorizes the investing officer of the County to invest in certificates of deposit of depositories that have not been designated by the local board of finance but have been designated by the state board of finance as a depository for state deposits under IC 5-13-9.5. This authorization expires one (1) year after the adoption date.

COMMISSIONERS’ TAX SALE

Auditor Rogers reported that there were 11 parcels on the Commissioners’ Tax Sale, and eight of them sold. The three that did not sell are from Monon.

Commissioner Heimlich asked the Auditor to notify the Town of Monon to see if they’re interested in taking over the properties.

AUDITOR – DATA PIT STOP WARE

Auditor Rogers requested permission to enter into an agreement with Data Pit Stop. They will provide a software program that will assist her with excise tax, ditches and drains. The cost is $14,000 with a $6,000 annual maintenance fee.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to allow the Auditor to purchase software from Data Pit Stop, as discussed, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

MEDICAL INSURANCE UPDATE

Amy Carpenter, Huntington, appeared to apologize for the difficulties Anthem BC/BS has made for the employees and HR Director Leah Hull when getting their prescriptions filled. Anthem has granted a $5,000 credit for January based on their errors. Anthem has also said that they will have our renewal to us in September this year, instead of October.

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