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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 May 16, 2005 for the purpose of discussing the additional appropriations and other business that might come before the membership.

Council President, James Mann, called the Council meeting to order in joint session with the Commissioners. The following members were present:

James H. Mann Richard G. Horton Kevin L. Crabb

Ronald Schmierer Dennis D. Cain Faye L. Lowring

Dennis E Carter

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For content of joint session see Commissioner’s minutes.

MINUTES

Councilwoman Lowring made a motion to approve the minutes of April 18, 2005. Councilman Horton seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

 

AMOUNT FROM TO

White Co Highway Dept $40,000.00 004-01-01-12 004-02-02-31

Equipment Operator Stone

 

$40,000.00 004-02-01-15 004-02-02-31

Foreman Stone

 

$10,000.00 004-02-01-16 004-01-03-61

Drag Operators Building Repair

 

$11,000.00 004-04-01-11 004-01-03-61

Mechanics and Welder Building Repair

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TOTAL $101,000.00

 

After some discussion on the request to transfer funds from the Highway Department, Councilwoman Lowring noted the building repair was for rubber roofing. Councilman Schmierer made a motion to approve the above transfers. Councilman Crabb seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

 

AMOUNT FROM TO

White Co Airport $270.68 007-01-03-11 007-01-02-05

Tire & Tubes Equip. Repair & Maint.

 

Councilman Horton made a motion to approve the above transfer. Councilwoman Lowring seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

 

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE County Council of White Country, 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

MOTOR VEHICLE HIGHWAY FUND

Bituminous $150,000.00 $150,000.00

 

Councilman Schmierer made a motion to approve an Additional Appropriation for the Highway Department of $150,000.00. Councilman Carter seconded the motion.

 

VOTE: Unanimous

 

COMPLIANCE UPDATES

Auditor Pool informed the council that Monticello Leasing Corp (also known as Monticello Spring Corp) estimated that they would have 93 employees and they employ 87. Vanguard National Trailer Corp estimated having 432 employees and they actually have 319 at this time. Pool also announced that Rockland Wood Products, LLC thought they would need 56 employees and they are at 163.

BUDGET HEARINGS

After getting input from all the council members and Auditor Pool, President Mann set the budget hearing dates for Monday, August 1, Tuesday, August 2 and, if needed, Wednesday, August 3.

ACCUVOTE OPTICAL SCAN VOTING

According to the research that Clerk Lambert and Jay Spry (Election Board) did on the cost of the Accuvote machines, it wasn’t Fidlar that changed its price, but rather the Federal government on its reimbursement of the machines. Originally the Federal government, through the Help America Voting Act, was going to pay $8,000.00 per precinct, but they only paid $3,192.00 per precinct, which totaled $73,416.00.

Mr. Spry said that he & John Million spoke with Christy Robertson the Co-head of the department of election at the Dec. `03 Administrators Convention. Ms. Robertson informed them that the County would be eligible to receive $8,000.00 per precinct. However, at last year’s Administrators Convention it was announced that funds would be considerably less.

Clerk Lambert said that $3,192.00 is the maximum that Federal government will allow. The other funding that’s available is to help us to be in compliance with handicap accessibility by the end of the year.

President Mann asked Clerk Lambert to check with neighboring counties to see if they were having a difficult time receiving Federal Funds as well.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no more business to come before the Council, Councilman Cain made a motion to adjourn. Councilwoman Lowring seconded.

VOTE: Unanimous

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

JAMES H. MANN, PRESIDENT RICHARD G. HORTON RONALD SCHMIERER

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

DENNIS D. CAIN KEVIN L. CRABB DENNIS E. CARTER

___________________________ Attest: ___________________________

FAYE L. LOWRING MARY JO POOL, AUDITOR