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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. September19, 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 Dennis E. Carter

Ronald Schmierer Dennis D. Cain Faye L. Lowring

For content of joint session, see Commissioners’ minutes.

MINUTES

Councilman Cain made a motion to accept the August 15, 2005 minutes. Councilman Horton seconded the motion.

Vote: Unanimous

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

AMOUNT FROM TO

White County Highway Dept $1,600.00 004-04-03-21 004-01-03-23

Radio Telephone

$35,000.00 004-02-01-11 004-04-02-21

Truck Drivers Gas & Oil

$45,000.00 004-02-01-11 004-02-02-31

_________ Truck Drivers Stone

TOTAL $81,600.00

White Circuit Court $10,000.00 001-04-01-03 001-04-02-02

Bailiff Books

$500.00 001-04-01-12 001-04-01-11

_________ Food for Jury Pauper Atty

TOTAL $10,500.00

White Co Communications/911 $8,000.00 094-01-04-01 094-01-01-19

_________ Radio Equipment Part-time Pay

TOTAL $8,000.00

Councilman Horton made a motion to approve the above transfers. Councilman Schmierer seconded the motion.

Vote: Unanimous

COUNTY BUDGET

Auditor Mary Jo Pool passed out the county budget, salary chart, and a chart of Indiana counties payroll increases for the Council to compare. Councilman Horton noted the counties with gambling have the higher raises.

Councilman Carter made a motion to accept the White County 2006 Budget. Councilwoman Lowring seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

WHITE COUNTY HOSPITAL

Paul Cardwell, Director of the White County Memorial Hospital, and Jan Faker a member of the Hospital’s Board came to explain some of the financing scenarios they are looking at and to answer any questions the council might have. The Critical Access Designation Program will guarantee 70% of the cost. Mr. Cardwell indicated they are looking for help with the cost of the land from the Council. The hospital acquired the land with a 2% interest rate on the loan. Mr. Cardwell feels like the hospital can handle the debt services with their cash position (based on figures from the past three years & this year) and with the Critical Access Program. Mrs. Faker invited the council to come to the Lancaster/Pollard meeting at 7:00 PM September 20 for a more in depth view at where the hospital is financially and where it is headed.

 

AREA PLAN

The Council had Diann Weaver from Area Plan come to the meeting to inform her that Carmen Coble from her office will be working full time with the building inspector at the beginning of next year. Ms. Weaver was very concerned that the office would suffer in its efficiency at dealing with the public as a result.

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

 

 

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

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

___________________________ __________(absent)__________ ___________________________

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

___________________________ Attest: ___________________________

FAYE L. LOWRING MARY JO POOL, AUDITOR