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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 December 19, 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 November 21, 2005 minutes. Councilman Crabb seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT BOARD OF APPEALS

Councilman Horton made a motion to appoint Keith Million & Ed Bish to the Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals. Vote: Unanimous

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE BOARD

Councilman Cain made a motion to appoint Gordon Denton to the Alcoholic Beverage Board. Councilman Horton seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

KANKAKEE-IROQUOIS REG PLANNING BOARD & SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD

Councilman Cain made a motion to appoint Ron Schmierer to the Kankakee-Iroquois Planning Board and the Solid Waste Management Board. Councilman Crabb seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

Council President Mann agreed to be an alternate for the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Board.

EMERGENCY 911 BOARD

Councilman Carter made a motion to appoint Faye Lowring to the Emergency 911 Board. Councilman Schmierer seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

WABASH VALLEY BOARD

Councilwoman Lowring made a motion to appoint Dennis Carter to the Wabash Valley Board. Councilman Crabb seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ADVISORY BOARD

Councilman Schmierer made a motion to appoint Dennis Cain to the Community Corrections Advisory Board. Councilman Horton seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

DATA PROCESSING BOARD

Councilman Cain made a motion to appoint Kevin Crabb to the Data Processing Board. Councilman Schmierer seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

President Mann asked that the Council members please keep the Council up to speed with important information coming from the varying boards they will be serving on.

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

AMOUNT FROM TO

Lake View Home $389.00 001-16-03-17 001-16-04-3

Edgewood Consulting Appliances

$510.00 001-16-02-02 001-16-01-09

Food

$7,745.00 001-16-02-02 001-16-01-03

Food Salary

White County Airport $13,559.71 007-01-04-09 007-01-02-05

Surface Repaving Equip repair /maintenance

White County Building Inspector $86.25 001-29-02-03 001-29-01-02

Bldg Code Manuals P/T Assistant

White Co Environmental Officer $500.00 059-02-03-06 059-02-02-02

Training Misc Supplies

White County Veterans’ Affairs $12.00 001-24-03-05 001-24-04-01

Equipment Repair Capital Outlays

White Circuit Court $50.00 001-04-01-05 001-04-01-04

Jury Commissioners Administrator

$10,312.00 001-04-01-03 001-04-02-02

Bailiff Law Books

$497.00 001-04-00-03 001-04-02-02

Bonds Law Books

$1,225.00 001-04-03-04 001-04-02-02

Dues Law Books

$500.00 001-04-04-01 001-04-02-02

Equipment Law Books

$695.00 001-04-04-02 001-04-02-02

Computer Network Law Books

$1,000.00 001-04-04-02 001-04-01-11

Computer Network Pauper Attorney

White County Recorder $173.59 001-18-02-04 001-18-01-03

$114.57 001-18-02-05 001-18-01-03

$32.00 001-18-03-02 001-18-01-03

$153.35 001-18-03-05 001-18-01-03

After some questions and discussion on some of the above transfers, Councilman Cain made a motion to approve all of the transfers. Councilman Schmierer seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES

Auditor Pool passed out papers for the Council with reduction figures the County could receive based on a formula outlined by the State for Family & Children Services. The figures for White County are $5,467.00 & $28,840.00. She asked the Council if they would like for her to sign the documents when they arrive.

Councilman Schmierer made a motion for Auditor Pool to sign the request for reductions. Councilman Crabb seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCOME TAX (CEDIT)

Auditor Pool asked if the Council would like for her to write an ordinance to raise CEDIT a quarter of a percent, as discussed in previous meetings. She could probably have it ready to present to the Council at the January meeting. Copies will need to be given to Bob Harris of the Department of Local Government Finances, Dan Bastin, and the Department of Revenue. Councilman Horton felt like it’s going to be necessary to do this with the loss of the inventory tax; he hopes taxpayers will understand.

SIXTH STREET EXPANSION

Commissioner President Heimlich gave an update on the Sixth Street Project. He said the project may run much higher in cost than the original estimate of $4.2 million. The indications are about a million over. It is on the letting for January. Bidders on the expansion held back due to the restrictions on what they would be able to do during the months of June through August. Commissioners will be looking at concessions that may need to be made in that area.

ADJOURNMENT

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