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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 July 20, 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 Gary W Hendryx

Dennis E Carter Bruce D Clear Raymond L Kramer Jr

For content of joint session, see Commissioners’ minutes.

 

MINUTES

Councilor Kramer thanked Auditor Guingrich for providing the special cash flow report as requested in the June minutes. He said she provided exactly what was asked for and was very appreciative.

Councilor Kramer made a motion to accept the June 15, 2009 minutes. Councilor Clear seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

Councilor Kramer made a motion to accept the May 18, 2009 special Council minutes. Councilor Clear 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.

 

REQUEST ALLOWED

 

WHITE COUNTY BOARD OF AVIATION COMMISSIONERS

New Terminal Building $34,000.00 $34,000.00

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TOTAL $34,000.00 $34,000.00

 

Councilor Carter made a motion to appropriate the above additional request from the Airport Fund. Councilor Kramer seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

REQUEST ALLOWED

WHITE COUNTY ASSESSOR

New Aerial Photography $55,000.00 $55,000.00

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TOTAL $55,000.00 $55,000.00

Councilor Kramer made a motion to appropriate the above additional request from the Reassessment Fund. Councilor Hendryx seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

REQUEST ALLOWED

TOWN OF CHALMERS

White County REMC $19,420.42 $19,420.42

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TOTAL $19,420.42 $19,420.42

 

Council President Horton said the Commissioners’ recommendation is to approve the above Appropriation.

Councilor Carter made a motion to appropriate the above additional request from the Wind Farm Economic Development Fund. Councilor Kramer seconded the motion.

Vote: Unanimous

 

AREA PLAN LEGAL FEES

Area Plan Director Joe Rogers was pleased to update the Council on the legal expenses for Area Plan. A few months earlier legal fees looked like they would annualize out to a rate of $25,071.21; but now instead appear headed towards $20,707.46. This is a result of meetings with the Board of Zoning Appeals leadership and the attorney to make changes in the management of ordinance reviews and amendments. Director Rogers anticipates the costs coming in below $18,000 by years’ end.

 

MEADOW LAKE WIND FARM - Phase Two

Economic Development Director Connie Neininger requested Phase two of the Meadow Lake Wind Farm (MLWF) be designated as an Economic Revitalization Area (ERA). The request is for up to ten years on both the real estate and the personal property. White County Attorney George Loy said there has been a time lapse since the beginning of 2009 because a considerable amount of time was put into negotiating a road use agreement. Now the MLWF is on a faster tract with a start date of Sept 1st on phase two.

Ms. Neininger said she will bring the Tax Abatement Board’s recommendation to the August meeting.

Councilor Kramer made a motion to accept the Declaratory Resolution to designate an Economic Revitalization Area application for Meadow Lake Wind Farm LLC (#2009-07-20-01). Councilor Hendryx seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

Ms. Neininger asked all the Councilors be present at the Executive meeting on August 17, 2009 at 11:30. The developer will be there to discuss what’s available for development at the Wolcott Corridor. She said it is a confidential meeting.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT COMPENSATORY TIME

Auditor Guingrich said the Department of Local Government Finance denied the request for additional money to pay Dave Anderson’s compensatory time. Therefore, the County will have to appropriate the funds needed.

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

 

 

 

 

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

RICHARD G HORTON, PRESIDENT DENNIS E CARTER GARY W HENDRYX

________(absent)_____________ _________(absent)___________ ___________________________

DENNIS D CAIN KEVIN L CRABB RAYMOND L KRAMER JR

___________________________ Attest: ___________________________

BRUCE D CLEAR JILL GUINGRICH, AUDITOR