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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 June 18, 2007 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

Councilman Kramer made a motion to accept the May 21, 2007 minutes. Councilman Clear seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION

Highway Superintendent Steve Brooke explained he would normally like to carry a $200,000.00 monthly balance, but to date, not including Major Moves money, he is $78,000.00 in the hole. The Highway Department receives less money from the State and the price for gas and asphalt has gone up. There is $560,000.00 in Major Moves. Mr. Brooke said it was suggested to him the Major Moves money be used for a special project, but Mr. Brooke thinks it is necessary to have at least some of it make up for the lack of funds for gas. Councilman Clear agrees it is available to use now, although it can’t be counted on in the future.

Councilman Cain made a motion to advertise an appropriation of $300,000.00 from Major Moves, $300,000.00 from Solid Waste Operating Fund (not reserve), and $369,000.00 from CEDIT to cover the needed funds of $130,000.00 for Equipment and $839,000.00 for Hot Paving Mix. Councilman Crabb seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

 

AMOUNT FROM TO

Probation $520.39 103-1000-09-99 136-1000-02-26

Co Drug Fee Community Drug Free Coalition Fund

$479.61 103-1000-09-99 136-1000-02-26

Co Drug Fee Community Drug Free Coalition Fund

Sheriff $1,458.00 172-1000-9-99 33-1000-9-99

Law Enforcement Education County Enforcement Ed

Councilman Carter made a motion to accept the above transfers. Councilman Kramer seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

MONTICELLO-UNION TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

Kim Wrede with the Monticello-Union Public Library presented the Library’s Capital Projects plan to the Council. It has the approval of the Library Board, but needs the second approval of the White County Council as a fiscal body. The Library must have the Council’s approval because the White County Library serves a population of over 10,000. Council President Horton asked Ms. Wrede what she knew about the new law passed which will require a tax capital project board. She said there are too many questions and unknowns about the law at this time to know how it will transpire.

Councilman Clear made a motion to accept the Monticello-Union Township Library Capital Projects Plan presented by Kim Wrede that was previously adopted by the Library Board to be advertised. Councilman Hendryx seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

WHITE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES

Ms. Barbara Bedrick, Director of the White County Department of Child Services, said she doesn’t anticipate any big difference in the department’s budget for next year. There are presently two children in Residential Institutions which is the biggest expenditure. The rest are in Foster Care. This year there was an unusually high number of nine children whose parental rights were terminated. Typically there are two every other year. Most often these are drug related or mental problems with the parents. Ms. Bedrick said Child Services does receive reimbursement for some services by the State. The department also receives some child support money and some Federal money as well. Ms. Bedrick said she will have budget training to learn about the numerous changes being made and how it will affect the budget.

 

KOMPUTROL SOFTWARE SYSTEMS

Auditor Jill Guingrich passed out financial reports generated through the new Komputrol Computer Software System the White County Auditor’s and Treasurer’s Offices have been using this year. She passed out General Budgets for the Council to view, and to have an idea as to how the reports will look at Budget time. Ms. Guingrich passes out the Budget Status Report and the Fund Ledger of each department monthly for the department heads to check over and see that their figures balance with the Ledger. Next month at the July 16th Council meeting, she will bring copies of the Budget Status Reports to keep the Council up to speed as they are making decisions.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Council, Councilman Carter made a motion to adjourn. Councilman Kramer seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

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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