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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, July 6, 2020, in the White County Building, 2nd -floor Commissioners’ Conference Room, beginning at 8:15 a.m.

Commissioners present were: President John C. Heimlich and Commissioner David Diener. Commissioner Burton attended the meeting electronically. Also present was White County Auditor Gayle Rogers and White County Attorney George Loy.

Due to the public health emergency, the public was offered to attend the meeting electronically through Webex.

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

MINUTES

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting held on June 15, 2020, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve payroll for July 6, 2020, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

CLAIMS

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve and pay the claims as presented except for the claim to Ammeen Valenzuela Assoc. LLP, for $1,800.00, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

ADDENDUM – SLOW OPENING SCHEDULE FOR COUNTY BUILDING

Commissioner Heimlich said that since the Governor has delayed Phase 5 in the re-opening of Indiana, the Commissioners would like to amend the Slow Opening Schedule for County buildings.

H.R. Director Leah Hull submitted an addendum to the Slow Opening Schedule for County Buildings. These procedures/protocols may be adjusted as necessary for the Health Dept., Jail, and EMA buildings.

Phase 1: To begin on May 18, 2020

County Buildings closed to the public and non-essential personnel (Open to Essential

Personnel and duties only, and the public for essential emergency appointments only), start Phase 1 mitigation precautions.

Phase 2: To begin on June 15, 2020

Open County Buildings and services to all employees, open to the public by appointment only, start Phase 2 mitigation precautions.

Phase 3: To begin on June 29, 2020

Open County Buildings and services to all employees, and the public, start Phase 3 mitigation precautions.

Phase 4. To begin on July 6, 2020

Resume full operations and activities, reduce mitigation precautions.

Phase 5. To begin: TBA

Resume full, unrestricted operations and activities.

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the addendum to the Slow Opening Schedule as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

ASSIGN COMMISSIONERS’ TAX CERTIFICATES

Auditor Rogers presented a resolution assigning three tax sale certificates to the Town of Monon. The three parcels did not sell at the last tax sale, and Monon has agreed to take them over.

1. 216 Arch Street, Monon Parcel No. 91-84-21-000-016.900-014

2. 214 N. Arch Street Parcel No. 91-84-21-000-036.900-014

3. Dorothy St. & 4th St. Parcel No. 91-84-21-000-066.400-014

Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Resolution No. 20-07-06-01, assigning Tax Sale Certificates to the Town of Monon, Indiana, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

RESOLUTION NO. 20-07-06-01

A RESOLUTION ASSIGNING TAX SALE CERTIFICATES

TO THE TOWN OF MONON, INDIANA

Whereas, White County, Indiana, by and through its Board of Commissioners, is the holder of tax sale certificates on the properties described in Exhibit A attached hereto;

Whereas, pursuant to I.C. 6-1.1-24-9, the White County Board of Commissioners may assign tax sale certificates held in the name of the county executive to any political subdivision;

Whereas, the City of Monticello, Indiana has expressed a desire to obtain tax sale certificates on the properties described in Exhibit A and has requested from the White County Board of Commissioners an assignment of those certain tax sale certificates; and

Whereas, it is a benefit to both White County and the Town of Monon that the tax sale certificates for the properties described in Exhibit A now be assigned to the Town of Monon, Indiana.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS:

1. That White County, Indiana by and through its Board of Commissioners hereby approves the assignment of those tax sale certificates held by the County to the Town of Monon, Indiana for the properties described in Exhibit A attached hereto.

2. That all taxes, penalties, and assessments against the properties described herein shall be waived for the tax year 2019 payable 2020 and prior as to the Town of Monon, Indiana.

3. That the period of redemption of the properties described herein shall be for one hundred twenty (120) days from the date the certificates are assigned pursuant to applicable law.

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS GRANT

Director Alice Livesay requested a letter of support from the Commissioners to submit with the 2021 Community Corrections Grant application.

· Commissioner Diener made a motion to submit a letter of support from the Commissioners for the 2021 Community Corrections Grant application, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

APPOINTMENT- COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS BOARD

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to appoint Shelly Thedans to the Community Corrections Advisory Board to fill the unexpired term of Debbie Vessels, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

Shelly Thedans fills the position of Mental Health Representative, and her term will expire on December 31, 2023.

TITLE IV-D CONSULTING CONTRACT

The State and Federal funding of specific child support cases (Title IV-D) allow for the reimbursement of 66% of eligible costs. To help manage these costs, Auditor Rogers presented three contracts that will provide monthly Title IV-D Consulting Services. For the past 20 years, White County has used Maximus for this service.

Contracts were received from the following:

1. Malcon Malinowski Consulting, Inc.

2. MAXIMUS Consulting Services, Inc.

3. Dossett Consulting

Auditor Rogers said that she sat with the Clerk and Title IV-D Administrator to review and discuss the contracts. Malcon refused to honor their request for one combined contract. Dossett’s prices did come in slightly lower than Maximus, but there are no issues with Maximus service, plus they have not increased our rates since the two prior contracts. She said that Dossett appears to be competent, but their work is unknown. The committee made the recommendation to stay with Maximus for another four years.

· Commissioner Diener made the motion to accept the contract from MAXIMUS Consulting Services with a term expiring June 30, 2024, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

ASSESSOR – MOBILE ASSESSOR CONTRACTS

Assessor Lisa Downey said that she’s requested some changes in the contract, and she has not received the revisions yet. She will present at a later date.

AMERICAN LEGAL – ORDINANCES

Commissioner Diener said that he would like to postpone this discussion because he thinks that the County Ordinances can be put online by the I.T. Department rather than paying to have it done.

Auditor Rogers said that this is already available online thru SBS.

DEDICATION OF PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY

White County Attorney George Loy said that Sweetener Supply is ready to start their construction project in MAC Park. As part of the Economic Development Agreement, the County agreed to dedicate part of the right-of-way to Sweetener Supply so they can access the property.

Attorney Loy requested approval of the dedication of public right-of-way.

· Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the dedication of public right-of-way to Sweetener Supply, seconded by Commissioner Diener. Vote: Unanimous

AREA PLAN – ELECTRONIC FILES

Area Plan Director Joe Rogers said that his department was in their office a lot during the COVID Emergency Closing because they couldn’t access their files electronically. He requested permission to collect quotes to see what the cost would be to have all of their files converted over to electronic. PERMISSION GRANTED

AREA PLAN – SIGNS

Director Rogers requested permission to draft up an amendment to the Fee Schedule on signs for businesses that would like to put up a cluster of them. He discussed having a discounted rate. PERMISSION GRANTED

AREA PLAN – TRAINING

Director Rogers requested permission to send an employee out-of-state to receive Flood Plain Administrator/Management training, or should he search for a consultant to seek advice when needed.

Commissioner Diener suggested that he search for a consultant first and see what the costs would be.

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