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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, January 4, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. in the White County Building, 2nd floor, Commissioners’ conference room.

Commissioners present were: President John C. Heimlich, Vice President Steve Burton, and Commissioner Ron Schmierer. Also present was the White County Auditor Jill Guingrich and the Commissioners’ Secretary Donya Tirpak.

The White County Attorney, George Loy was absent.

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.


  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the minutes from the special meeting on December 28, 2009, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous


  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to reappoint Gary Hendryx to the Economic Development Commission for a four-year term expiring on January 31, 2014, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer. Vote: Unanimous


  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to reappoint Harry Voorhis to the White County Hospital Association for a four-year term expiring on January 17, 2014, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer. Vote: Unanimous


Community Corrections Director, Linda Roy, submitted a grant application for funding the White County Community corrections program. The funds requested for the 2010/2011 program are $210,443.00.

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to allow the Community Corrections Director to apply for the 2010/2011 grant funds for $210,443.00, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous


A representative of Alpha Exterminators appeared before the Commissioners making the recommendation on how they should maintain his service when Lakeview Home is closed.

Currently, he goes out to the home once a month to make sure that there are no signs of roaches, or large infestations of ants or anything like that. Since the building is now closed, the building is more acceptable to have more pest problems. He suggested putting out extra bait stations, which will be an additional cost. The cost right now is $75/month.

The Commissioners agreed that they wanted the exterminators to continue their services at Lakeview Home and if anything arises, they need to be contacted.


Commissioner Heimlich presented a “appreciation plaque” to Carl Holeman for 24 years of dedicated service working for White County. Mr. Holeman served at the White County Jail as Jail Commander, worked with Community Corrections, and the White County Recycling Dept.


White County Recycling Director Dawn Girard presented quotes for a used forklift from Wiese, Lafayette, ranging from $8,700 to $15,000, which only comes with a 30-day warranty. The county’s forklift that Dawn has at Wiese’s currently has 4,688 hours on it. She suggested putting in a remanufactured engine for $4,900, which will come with a 1-year warranty and zero hours.

Commissioner Burton discussed that he would prefer Dawn to go to Lowry’s, Reynolds, and ask them for a price on a rebuilt engine rather than going to Lafayette. Dawn discussed repair issues on previous equipment that she had done at Lowry Brothers and that is why she preferred to do business with Wiese.

The Commissioners directed Dawn to get an estimate from Lowry Brothers, Reynolds, for a rebuilt engine.

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

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John C. Heimlich, President Steve Burton, Vice President Ronald Schmierer, Member

ATTEST: _________________________

Jill Guingrich, Auditor