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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 November 19, 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

Bruce D Clear Raymond L Kramer Jr Dennis D Cain

 

 

For content of joint session, see Commissioners’ minutes.

 

MINUTES

Councilman Clear said there are two typing errors in the October minutes: “moral” should be “morale” and “looses” should be “loses.” Councilman Clear made a motion to accept the October 15, 2007 minutes as amended. Councilman Kramer seconded the motion.

Vote: Unanimous

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

 

AMOUNT FROM TO

White County Assessor $8,000.00 127-1000-9-99 127-1000-3-6

New Re-assessment Consulting

 

Councilman Kramer made a motion to approve the above transfer. Councilman Cain seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

AMOUNT FROM TO

White County Highway $58,000.00 4-402-1-13 4-402-3-92

Laborers Contractual Services

 

$ 1,800.00 4-402-2-35 4-404-3-61

Lumber Road Equip. Repair

 

$ 7,000.00 4-402-2-43 4-404-3-61

Road Striping Road Equip. Repair

 

$20,000.00 4-402-1-11 4-404-2-21

Truck Drivers Gas & Oil

 

$ 5,000.00 4-404-1-11 4-404-2-21

Mechanics & Welder Gas & Oil

 

$10,000.00 4-404-1-21 4-404-2-21

Social Security Gas & Oil

 

$13,000.00 4-404-1-22 4-404-2-21

PERF Gas & Oil

 

$ 8,000.00 4-404-3-41 4-404-2-21

Liability Insurance Gas & Oil

 

 

Councilman Hendryx made a motion to approve the above transfers. Councilman Crabb seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

AMOUNT FROM TO

White County Surveyor $ 1,500.00 1-21-2-6 1-21-1-3

Computer Supplies Part Time

 

$ 1,500.00 1-21-3-5 1-21-1-3

Copier & Blueprint Repair Part Time

 

Councilman Kramer made a motion to approve the above transfer. Councilman Cain 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

WHITE COUNTY ASSESSOR $4,500.00 $4,500.00

 

Councilman Clear made a motion to appropriate the above additional from the New Re-assessment Fund (127). Councilman Cain seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

REQUESTED ALLOWED

WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF $8,000.00 $8,000.00

Kitchen & Janitorial

Utilities $40,000.00 $40,000.00

 

Garage & Motors $16,000.00 $16,000.00

TOTAL $64,000.00 $64,000.00

 

Councilman Crabb made a motion to appropriate the above additional from Solid Waste. Councilman Clear seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

REQUESTED ALLOWED

WHITE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT $15,000.00 $15,000.00

Pauper Counsel Fees

 

Councilman Cain made a motion to appropriate the above additional from Solid Waste. Councilman Clear seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE

Auditor Guingrich asked if Miranda Bucy from the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) could submit a claim for postage used each month. It usually costs from $1.50 to $30.00 a month. The County would then be reimbursed by the State. Everyone agreed it would be fine.

 

DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SERVICES

Since the tax draw will not be received until January or February of 2008, Barbara Bedrick, Director of the White County Department of Child Services, asked to borrow $72,000.00 from the Psychiatric fund. When the department receives the tax draw, the Psychiatric fund can be reimbursed.

Councilman Cain made a motion to allow the White County Department of Child Services to borrow $72,000.00 from the Psychiatric Fund to be paid back when the tax draw has been received. Councilman Clear seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

SUPERIOR COURT

Judge Mrzlack met with Councilmen Cain and Clear about lack of funding at the jail due to the lower number of inmates. Councilman Cain said at one time there were twenty to twenty-five inmates held at the jail, and additional personnel had been added at that time. Councilman Kramer reported the Judge saying there are approximately fifteen to twenty inmates these days. Councilman Hendryx said according to Judge Mrzlack, the Department of Correction kids are going to be transferred out because it was too much stress on the jailers. Councilman Hendryx will talk with the Commissioners and Judge Mrzlack for more clarification.

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

 

 

 

___________________________ _________(absent)__________ ___________________________

RICHARD G HORTON, PRESIDENT DENNIS E CARTER GARY W HENDRYX

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

DENNIS D CAIN KEVIN L CRABB RAYMOND L KRAMER JR

___________________________ Attest: ___________________________

BRUCE D CLEAR JILL GUINGRICH, AUDITOR