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BE IT REMEMBERED that a regular meeting of the White County Council was held at the White County Building at Monticello at 9:00 A.M. on May 18, 2009 for the purpose of discussing the additional appropriations and other business that might come before the membership.

 

Council President Richard Horton called the Council meeting to order in joint session with the Commissioners. The following members were present:

 

Richard G Horton Kevin L Crabb Gary W Hendryx

Dennis E Carter Bruce D Clear Raymond L Kramer Jr

Dennis D Cain

 

For content of joint session, see Commissioners’ minutes.

 

MINUTES

Councilor Kramer made a motion to accept the April 20, 2009 minutes. Councilor Hendryx seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE County Council of White County, Indiana that for the expenses of said Municipal Corporation the following additional sums of money are hereby appropriated and set apart out of the fund. Herein specified and subject to the laws governing the same.

REQUESTED ALLOWED

Chalmers Utility Extension $44,872.00 $44,872.00

 

Councilor Cain made a motion to appropriate $44,872.00 from the White County Wind Farm Economic Development Fund for the above additional request. Councilor Crabb seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

TRAVEL EXPENSES

Auditor Guingrich said some departments think they have to spend budgeted money just because it’s there (e.g. travel expenses). There are departments that go to everything that comes up. She is seeing spending that doesn’t seem necessary. President Horton and Auditor Guingrich will work together on a letter to the Departments about being careful with unnecessary spending.

 

GENERAL FUND LOAN

President Horton asked about paying back at least part of the one million dollars that was borrowed from the Solid Waste Operating Fund for the General Fund. Auditor Guingrich wasn’t comfortable paying back any more than $250,000 from the General Fund. Councilor Cain suggested using unused budget money from last year to pay back the loan. President Horton said the Rainy Day Fund is the most flexible and can be used to pay back the loan. He believes it must go to the General Fund first, and then taken from the General Fund to pay back the loan. Councilor Horton would like to check with the State Board of Accounts on the exact procedure.

Councilor Crabb made a motion to pay back $250,000 of the million dollar loan. Councilor Cain seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

BUDGET HEARINGS

President Horton asked everyone to check their calendars for budget hearing dates. It was decided to choose between the last week of July and the first two weeks of August. Last year there was a break on Wednesday, and it worked out well.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to bring before the Council, Councilor Cain made a motion to adjourn. Councilor Kramer seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

RICHARD G HORTON, PRESIDENT DENNIS E CARTER GARY W HENDRYX

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DENNIS D CAIN KEVIN L CRABB RAYMOND L KRAMER JR

___________________________ Attest: ___________________________

BRUCE D CLEAR JILL GUINGRICH, AUDITOR