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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 February 17, 2004 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 Arthur A. Anderson

Harry W. Voorhis Linda K. Maudlin Dennis E. Carter

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Environmental Officer John Raines presented his report of complaints and violations for the month of January, 2004. He said the Landfill is in the process of getting a second tipper. Their volume has greatly increased because they are receiving trash from northern Indiana and the Chicago area.

BUILDING INSPECTOR

Building Inspector Dave Anderson said there were twenty-five permits issued last month with two for new houses.

LAKEVIEW HOME

Lakeview Home Director Kae Fuller presented her monthly report. She said the Home is hosting the State Meeting on June 12th. She invited all Council members and the Commissioners to attend.

WHITE COUNTY HOSPITAL

Paul Cardwell, White County Hospital CEO, presented the Financial Analysis Report for the month of January, 2004. He said they are still busier than usual. They can now use twenty-five beds for acute care instead of just using fifteen. Even with this increase they had to send one patient to another hospital last month. He said they could actually use more acute beds.

The hospital had a federal survey done last week and Paul feels like everything went okay and they will be accredited again.

Councilman Voorhis asked Paul if the hospital is going to start up the heart rehabilitation center they used to have. He said he and several other cardiac patients must travel to Lafayette for this.

Paul said the cardiac rehab center was a substantial money loser for the hospital. They would like to start it up again but so far they have not heard of a great need from the community.

WHITE COUNTY INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION

Commissioner Heimlich introduced Valerie Hunter as the new Community and Economic Development Director. She has been working as grant administrator at Kankakee Iroquois Regional Planning Commission in Monon for over three years.

NEW VOTING SYSTEM

White County Clerk Bruce Lambert would like to accept a proposal from Fidlar for a optical scan system. The federal government has mandated that all punch card systems have to be replaced by January 2006.

Total cost for this system is $150,000.00 decreased by ten percent and ten percent down which would be $13,500.00. The Help America Voting Act has the money to pay for this expense.

Bruce would like to phase in the initial equipment for the optical scan system with this election and next year’s.

The total cost for all of this will be reimbursed, however the vendor needs $13,500.00 for White County to receive the equipment.

There will be one scanner per precinct plus they will purchase one extra for a backup. There will be twenty-three storage boxes and each one will have a reader that slides in the box.

In the near future, White County will also have to abide by the disabilities act to make all of the polling

Places handicap accessible.

Councilman Anderson made a motion to advertise for an Additional Appropriation of $13,500.00 to be taken out of the General Fund to purchase the new optical scan system. Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to purchase the new optical scan system from Fidlar. Commissioner Schmierer seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

WHITE COUNTY AIRPORT

Phil Gutwein was present to discuss the airports land acquisition program. He said they will have to take three acres of the Slentz property. They have a offer to take to him.

They have to have some of the Britton property north of the airport in order to lengthen the runway. The FFA will only pay for the amount of land they need, which is sixty one acres out of the middle of the Britton farmland. They made a offer and it was rejected. They think they will have to go through the eminent domain process.

Phil said they will get the grant money but they may need the money sooner. They would like to borrow the money until the grant comes through.

AT THIS TIME THE COUNCIL ADJOURNED TO THEIR OWN MEETING ROOM.

MINUTES

Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve the minutes of January 19, 2004 for the special meeting and for the regular meeting. Councilman Carter seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

AMOUNT FROM TO

Health Department $ 1,000.00 097-01-01-02 097-01-03-02

Food Asst/Specialist Travel

$ 1,000.00 097-01-01-02 097-01-03-08

Food Asst/Specialist Health Education

Partners for Drug Free

White County $ 3,130.92 136 136-01-01-01

Partners Treatment Assistance

$ 3,149.08 103 136-01-01-01

White Co. Drug Free Fund Treatment Assistance

$ 620.00 103 136-01-01-03

White Co. Drug Free Fund Frontier Elementary

$ 6,720.00 103 136-01-01-16

White Co. Drug Free Fund Frontier H School at Risk

$ 4,000.00 103 136-01-01-04

White Co. Drug Free Fund Administrative Expenses

AMOUNT FROM TO

$12,924.00 103 136-01-01-17

White Co. Drug Free Fund N White H.S. At Risk

$ 3,600.00 103 136-01-01-18

White Co. Drug Free Fund Tri-Co. H.S. Drug Testing

$ 500.00 103 136-01-01-25

White Co. Drug Free Fund White Co. Family Support

$ 2,000.00 103 136-01-01-05

White Co. Drug Free Fund Lafayette Crisis Center

$ 856.00 103 136-01-01-30

White Co. Drug Free Fund Roosevelt Middle School

$ 1,000.00 103 136-01-01-26

White Co. Drug Free Fund White Co. Reserves

$ 713.32 103 136-01-01-29

White Co. Drug Free Fund Indiana State Police

$10,093.68 103 136-01-01-22

White Co. Drug Free Fund Monticello Police

$ 346.50 103 136-01-01-06

White Co. Drug Free Fund Brookston Police

$ 346.50 103 136-01-01-07

White Co. Drug Free Fund Burnettsville Police

Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve all of the transfers. Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

WHITE CO. SHERIFF – CAMERAS FOR JAIL

Representatives from two companies were present to discuss their bids for a new camera system for the jail.

Mr. Ray Yagelski from ADT delivered a presentation as did Mr. Brian Mitchell from integrator.com, Inc.

Sheriff John Roberts and Mr. Ray Franko from the Sheriff’s Department also presented their views.

ADT submitted a bid of $239,711.00 which included twenty-seven cameras with four additional spare cameras, new software with ninety days of storage. Their price would be reduced to $224,559.00 if a contract was signed by the end of the week.

integrator.com, Inc. submitted a bid of $191,440.00 and was similar in content to the ADT bid. This is the same company that installed the present camera system in the jail. The Sheriff’s Department has been very unhappy with the lack of service from this company.

Councilman Horton made a motion to accept the bid of $224,559.00 from ADT based on Sheriff Robert’s recommendation. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

ABATEMENT COMPLIANCE OF BENEFITS

The Council approved of, and Council President Jim Mann signed, the Compliance With Statement of Benefits for Cives Corporation and Sunrise Enterprise DBA Hardebeck Warehouse.

The Compliance With Statement of Benefits submitted by Gabba, LL had no signature or date on it. The abatement was given in the name of WITCO not Gabba, LLC. Attorney George Loy will look into this.

Councilman Horton made a motion to table the Statement of Benefits submitted by Gabba, LLC until next month’s meeting. Councilman Carter seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

ADJOURNMENT

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

VOTE: Unanimous

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

JAMES H. MANN, PRESIDENT RICHARD G. HORTON ARTHUR A. ANDERSON

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

HARRY W. VOORHIS DENNIS E. CARTER LINDA K. MAUDLIN

(ABSENT)

___________________________ Attest: ___________________________

FAYE L. LOWRING MARY JO POOL, AUDITOR