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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, September 21, 2009, in the White County Building, 2nd floor, Commissioners’ Conference room at 8:00 a.m.

MINUTES

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting held on September 7, 2009, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the payroll as presented, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer. Vote: Unanimous

CLAIMS

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the claims as presented for September 21, 2009, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

2010 SCHEDULE

White County Auditor Jill Guingrich presented the 2010 schedule dates for the claims, holidays, payroll, and Commissioners and Council meetings.

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the 2010 schedules for the claims, holidays, payroll, and Commissioners and Council meetings, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

2010 CLAIMS

CLAIMS DUE TO BE PAID ON

December 21, 2009 January 4, 2010

January 4 January 18

January 18 February 1

February 1 February 16

February 16 March 1

March 1 March 15

March 22 April 5

April 5 April 19

April 19 May 3

May 3 May 17

May 24 June 7

June 7 June 21

June 21 July 6

July 6 July 19

July 19 August 2

August 2 August 16

August 23 September 7

September 7 September 20

September 20 October 4

October 4 October 18

October 18 November 1

November 1 November 15

November 22 December 6

December 6 December 20

December 20 December 29

2010 HOLIDAYS

JANUARY 1 NEW YEAR’S DAY

FEBRUARY 15 PRESIDENTS’ DAY

APRIL 2 GOOD FRIDAY

MAY 4 ELECTION DAY

MAY 31 MEMORIAL DAY

JULY 5 INDEPENDENCE DAY

SEPTEMBER 6 LABOR DAY

OCTOBER 11 COLUMBUS DAY

NOVEMBER 2 ELECTION DAY

NOVEMBER 11 VETERANS DAY

NOVEMBER 25 & 26 THANKSGIVING DAY

DECEMBER 24 CHRISTMAS DAY

2010 MEETING DATES

COMMISSIONERS ONLY COMMISSIONERS & COUNCIL

January 4 January 18

February 1 February 16

March 1 March 15

April 5 April 19

May 3 May 17

June 7 June 21

July 6 July 19

August 2 August 16

September 7 September 20

October 4 October 18

November 1 November 15

December 6 December 20

2010 PAYROLL SCHEDULE

Dec 14 to Dec 27

28-Dec

11-Jan

Dec 28 toJan 10

11-Jan

25-Jan

Jan 11 to Jan 24

25-Jan

8-Feb

Jan 25 to Feb 7

8-Feb

22-Feb

Feb 8 to Feb 21

22-Feb

8-Mar

Feb 22 to Mar 7

8-Mar

22-Mar

Mar 8 to Mar 21

22-Mar

5-Apr

Mar 22 to Apr 4

5-Apr

19-Apr

Apr 5 to Apr 18

19-Apr

3-May

Apr 19 to May 2

3-May

17-May

May 3 to May 16

17-May

31-May

May 17 to May 30

31-May

14-Jun

May 31 to June 13

14-Jun

28-Jun

June 14 to June 27

28-Jun

12-Jul

June 28 to July 11

12-Jul

26-Jul

July 12 to July 25

26-Jul

9-Aug

July 26 to Aug 8

9-Aug

23-Aug

Aug 9 to Aug 22

23-Aug

6-Sep

Aug 23 to Sept 5

6-Sep

20-Sep

Sept 6 to Sept 19

20-Sep

4-Oct

Sept 20 to Oct 3

4-Oct

18-Oct

Oct 4 to Oct 17

18-Oct

1-Nov

Oct 18 to Oct 31

1-Nov

15-Nov

Nov 1 to Nov 14

15-Nov

29-Nov

Nov 15 to Nov 28

29-Nov

13-Dec

Nov 29 to Dec 12

13-Dec

27-Dec

Dec 13 to Dec 26

27-Dec

2011

AREA PLAN

Area Plan Director Joe Rogers presented an amendment to Chapter 12, which would put into place the required stipulation in the ordinance to provide for an alternate procedure. He explained that the state statute provides that the Area Plan Commission can establish an alternate procedure, which will allow variances, special use exceptions heard in a more expeditious fashion.

Mr. Rogers explained that when he looked at other counties that have put this into place and/or they have attempted to segregate variances and special use exceptions into two categories. They give the minor ones to the hearing officer and the more controversial ones to the APC.

This amendment was brought before the Area Plan Commission and they did make the recommendation by a vote of 7 yes and 1 no to amend the county ordinance.

Currently, the ordinance will allow this to happen but it does not establish the rules, guidelines, or restrictions on how the hearing officer will operate. The officer will be appointed by the Area Plan Commission and he will be paid out of the Area Plan department.

One of the reasons for this position would be the need to take off some of the hearings from the APC during the busy summer months. There are times during a summer month where they could have 15 to 17 hearings, which would make them meet twice in one month. This also eliminates the intimidation to the residents to appear before a board and it also give them a quicker response to have their variance heard; a waiting period of two weeks rather than two months. There would also be a cost savings because you’re not paying for a board and an attorney.

The Commissioners would like to have a final approval so they suggested Mr. Rogers go back to his board and request that the amendment be modified to require county commissioners’ approval also.

MAXIMUS CONTRACT – AUDITOR

White County Auditor Jill Guingrich presented a contract from Maximus for services in 2010. Maximus will audit the county’s records for cost associated with Welfare Administration and Child Support enforcement. Maximus will try to recoup indirect costs associated with these areas. Indirect costs include equipment depreciation, fringe benefits, insurances, building operations, administrative costs (payroll, bookkeeping) etc.

The cost recouped in the past for the county from Maximus was:

2006 33,642.60

2007 36,686.20

2008 8,310.48

The cost of the services for 2010 will be $3,300.00.

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the Maximus contract for one year for 2010, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

White County Attorney George Loy presented a settlement agreement for Martin E. Parish. Mr. Parish will receive $12,175.00, for Bridge #92 project.

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the settlement agreement for Martin E. Parish paying $12,175.00 for Bridge #92 project, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

At this time, White County Council President Richard “Buzz” Horton called the council members to order in joint session with the commissioners. County council members present were:

President Richard “Buzz” Horton Raymond “Butch” Kramer Bruce Clear

Gary Hendryx Denny Carter Denny Cain

Kevin “Casey” Crabb

HOSPITAL

White County Memorial Hospital, CEO, Paul Cardwell, presented the Financial Analysis for August 2009.

Mr. Cardwell reported that he they had an all time record revenue month for the hospital in August; $4.4 million. With a budget of $42 million for the year, this puts them at $32 million. In 2001 they were only $18 million for the year.

The hospital also had an operating gain of $383,000 with a huge investment income of $1,650.

Mr. Cardwell pointed out that with Medicaid patients; the hospital only receives nine cents on every dollar.

BUILDING INSPECTOR

White County Building Inspector Dave Anderson reported that 58 permits were issued in August. Things have been very slow.

E911

White County E911 Director Terri Conwell reported that she is fully staffed right now. She is dealing with an issue with people calling in on their cell phones. The calls are actually going to Carroll County rather than White. It apparently isn’t a landline problem; it’s a problem with Centennial Wireless. Terri is working with them regarding tower issues.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

White County Economic Development Director Connie Neininger presented her Director’s Report for August 2009.

Vanguard has recently hired back 260 employees that were laid off a while back. Many Internet leads are coming through looking for existing buildings to place call centers.

Connie said that she has applied for a $2.4 million grant through the EDA for the Wolcott Corridor. An updated estimate to install water and sewer at the Wolcott Corridor will now cost $4 million.

Connie said that she is receiving many calls for the Wind Tours. County officials from Cass and Clinton County just finished learning about our wind farms.

Ivy Tech is doing very well for the first semester registration. Last year they had 89 students sign up and now they have 188 non-duplicated registrations for the first semester. There are also over 100 students from the local schools taking the dual credit classes and 10 students taking college courses. Amazing!

Connie asked for direction from the Commissioners on whether or not she should continue to solicit the old hospital because she is receiving inquires. Commissioner Heimlich said that the building has not been turned over to the County at this time and it is currently being occupied by the hospital. All of the Commissioners agreed that with the cost of the utilities, they do not want possession of the building. The Commissioners did tell Connie to continue soliciting the building.

JULIE GUTWEIN – HISTORIC LANDMARKS FOUNDATION

Julie Gutwein, Monticello Resident, introduced Todd Zeiger, Director, of Historic Landmarks Foundation to give the County information for Lakeview Home.

Mr. Zeiger discussed how Historic Landmarks Foundation’s objectives are to save, revitalize, and protect historic places like Lakeview Home. Mr. Zeiger covered areas pertaining to grants, loans, and tax credits that are available for preserving the home.

The Commissioners requested Mr. Zeiger to give them some examples of other counties that have preserved landmarks (county homes) and what they are being used for today. Mr. Zeiger will gather some examples for the Commissioners.

LAKEVIEW HOME

Commissioner Heimlich shared with the Council that there are only two residents living at Lakeview Home; five of the residents did move to the Carroll County Home.

6th STREET

Commissioner Heimlich said that the middle phase of 6th Street (24 to Rickey Road) has been let and the bids did come in around $1 million below the estimate. This probably won’t proceed until early next year.

There being no further business to come before the Council, they adjourned to their own meeting room.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT – EMBARQ

Mike Crabb, Embarq, appeared before the Commissioners saying that Embarq has come out with a Multi Line bundle, which will save the Sheriff’s department $100 month on their phone bill. He is currently working with Sheriff Roberts and he wanted the Commissioners to be aware.

There being no further business to come before the Commissioners, they adjourned their meeting.

_________________________ __________________________ _______________________

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

ATTEST: _________________________

Jill Guingrich, Auditor