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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. October 17, 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

For content of joint session, see Commissioners’ minutes.

MINUTES

Councilman Schmierer made a motion to accept the September 19, 2005 minutes. Councilman Horton 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 Corporations 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

CORONER

Autopsy Fees $4,000.00 $4,000.00

Ambulance for Autopsies $700.00 $700.00

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TOTAL $4,700.00 $4,700.00

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

Vote: Unanimous

CUM BRIDGE FUND

Highway Dept. – Bridge 226 $300,000.00 $300,000.00

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TOTAL $300,000.00 $300,000.00

Councilman Schmierer made a motion to approve the above transfer. Councilman Horton seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

ASSESSED VALUATIONS

Auditor Mary Jo Pool passed out the Net Assessed Valuation Sheet and was pleased to announce it was down $23 million from last year because farm ground is assessed differently now. The County’s assessed valuation for year 2005 pay 2006 is $1,298,596,142.00. She also passed out an informational sheet about reassessment from the State of Indiana. Mrs. Pool noted reassessment wouldn’t occur until March of 2011.

 

CEDIT

Councilman Horton asked if Auditor Pool could investigate what could be done to raise the County Economic Development Income Tax to help offset the lack of any inventory tax and report back to the Council on her findings. Councilman Schmierer wants to address the employee evaluation situation as well. Councilman Cain suggested putting new employees at a base pay and work their way up to higher wages instead of hiring on at the previous employees’ wages. The Council will look into these issues at an upcoming meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no more business to come before the Council, Councilman Schmierer moved to adjourn. Councilman Horton 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