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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 21, 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

For content of joint session, see Commissioners’ minutes.

MINUTES

Councilwoman Lowring made a motion to accept the October 17, 2005 minutes. Councilman Horton seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

AMOUNT FROM TO

Purdue CES – White County $600.00 001-10-03-07 001-10-01-04

Maintenance & Janitorial Payroll Part Time

White County Veterans’ Affairs $77.11 001-24-02-02 001-24-04-01

Dues & Subscriptions Capital Outlays

$65.00 001-24-03-04 001-24-04-01

Mileage Capital Outlays

$288.00 001-24-04-01 001-24-04-01

Equipment Repair Capital Outlays

White County Surveyor $1,000.00 001-21-03-05 001-21-01-03

Copier & Blue Printer Repair Part-Time

$1,000.00 001-21-03-07 001-21-01-03

Truck Repair Part-Time

$500.00 001-21-03-08 001-21-01-03

Maintenance Agreements Part-Time

Highway Department $20,000.00 004-02-02-33 004-04-02-21

Bituminous Gas & Oil

$10,000.00 004-02-03-71 004-04-02-21

Equipment Rental Gas & Oil

$10,000.00 004-04-01-21 004-04-02-21

Social Security Gas & Oil

$10,000.00 004-04-03-41 004-04-02-21

Liability Insurance Gas & Oil

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

WHITE COUNTY AUDITOR

Salary $7,659.70 $7,659.70

Losing three employees and paying a considerable amount of Compensation time caused the Auditor’s Office to be short on funds. Auditor Pool also explained the need to keep her part time person a little longer to help get things caught up. Councilman Horton made a motion to approve the above Additional Appropriation. Councilwoman Lowring seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

REQUESTED ALLOWED

WHITE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT

Pauper Attorney Fees $25,000.00 $25,000.00

Councilman Crabb made a motion to approve the above Additional Appropriation. Councilman Cain seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

REQUESTED ALLOWED

WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF

Utilities $15,000.00 $15,000.00

Kitchen Janitorial $5,000.00 $5,000.00

TOTAL $20,000.00 $20,000.00

Councilman Cain called the Sheriff’s Department to get an explanation for the Kitchen and Janitorial needs. Apparently, they had to borrow out of this account earlier, and their bill from JH Saylor alone is about $1,100.00 a month for toilet paper and cleaning supplies. Councilman Schmierer made a motion to accept the above transfer. Councilman Carter seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

WOLCOTT CORRIDOR

There was hesitation among the Council Members about moving aggressively on installing water & sewer lines in the Wolcott area for industry since there hasn’t been any recent industrial activity. There had been some interest at one time, but it has waned since the hurricanes. Some Council Members think more work needs done to make the area inviting for commerce. In order to get help from the State, they need to see the County moving forward. EDIT proposals must be submitted January - April. Auditor Pool will check, but she thinks all we can receive is a quarter percent. The first step that can be taken is putting together a Redevelopment Commission, which wouldn’t cost the County anything. Councilman Horton shared copies of a mock agenda for the council to see a time frame for when things should be done.

WHITE COUNTY HOSPITAL

Paul Cardwell, Director of the White County Memorial Hospital, spoke with the Council about some of the hospital’s goals for getting the OBGYN services up to speed as they have with the ER services; also in the area of providing space for the specialized doctors to come in and use. The hospital was built to have 90 - 95% inpatient services, but only 30% inpatient service is done currently. Mr. Cardwell explained the Hospital Board is not asking for money from the county, but rather for the County to basically co-sign for the $10,000,000 as a safeguard so they can get a lower interest rate. In actuality, if they were to default, the County would be responsible for the whole $22,000,000.00 any way. However, the hospital has been doing well and anticipates continued success as they seek to improve services. To borrow from the Landfill fund at no interest was suggested as a possible option. However, there would need to be an amended ordinance for that to take place.

ADJOURNMENT

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