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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 June 21, 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 Faye L. Lowring Dennis E. Carter

BUILDING INSPECTOR

Building Inspector Dave Anderson said there were eighty-six permits issued last month. He said housing is down thirty-nine percent from this time last year. Over all building permits are down ten percent for the past five months.

911

911 Director Terri Conwell said they have been getting struck by lightening a lot. She has talked to Sprint and they suggest having an electrician check the grounding of the building. Sprint has checked their grounding and everything is all right as far as their equipment. They said they will have to start charging 911 for the repairs if 911 does not fix the problem.

Commissioner Schmierer asked Sheriff Roberts to check with Current Electric on this.

Terri said their mapping software has been working for awhile now. The problem they are having is that most towns in the county have roads that have the same name. Plexis will have to manually enter this information using a zip code map of our county.

Terri is asking the Commissioners for the money for Plexis to do this work. Their proposal will not exceed $3,000.00. This money will be reimbursed by the state.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve giving $3,000.00 to Plexis with reimbursement coming back from the state.

Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

Terri reminded the Commissioners that she told them last month she will have to purchase a new recorder system due to the addition of the 800 mghtz system they have. She will be talking to the Council about asking for an additional appropriation.

INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION

Industrial Foundation Director Valerie Hunter presented her report for the month of May. She said she met with two prospects last month.

She said they have gotten the REDLG grant for $200,000.00 to help install infrastructure in the Wolcott Corridor. This grant is a revolving interest free loan grant and the county will pay back the loan within ten years. After that the money can be used again.

ENVIRONMENTAL OFICER

Environmental Officer John Raines presented his Report of Complaints and Violations for the month of May.

He said he has had a lot of stuff, including appliances and tires, dumped on county roads. He is trying to keep up with the removal of everything. The Highway Department has been helping out.

LAKEVIEW HOME

Lakeview Home Director Kae Fuller presented her monthly report.

WHITE COUNTY HOSPITAL

Paul Cardwell, White County Hospital CEO, presented the Financial Analysis Report for the month of May, 2004. He said the hospital has been doing great financially and they are ahead $730,461.00 this year.

Paul said the Board approved the Stretta Procedure, which is a GERD procedure for acid reflux. Dr. Carson will receive training on this. They have ordered the equipment and will probably start doing the procedure in the month of July.

Paul said they are talking to Petroleum Helicopter Service and they have agreed to have a full time ambulance at the Lafayette airport. They will be ready the first of July.

The hospital is having their strategic planning meeting July 13th at 7:00 P.M. The Commissioners and Council are invited.

WHITE COUNTY TREASURER

White County Treasurer Cathy Gross would like to update their technology system. She has been talking to different companies and likes GUTS (Government Utilities Technology Service, Inc.). They are a consultant for city and county governments. They are in the software business.

Mr. Brent Willem from GUTS said they can put the tax information on the county’s web site. They can have a monetary proposal to present to the Commissioners by the July meeting.

They also have a automated system to send out and receive tax bills.

MONTICELLO FIRE DEPARTMENT – AMBULANCE SERVICE

The Monticello Fire Department Ambulance Contract was discussed. This year the amount to be paid to them went from $118,000.00 to $250,000.00. We will need to give them an additional $132,000.00 to cover this.

They are requesting $400,000.00 for 2005 and $500,000.00 for 2006. They will hire three new fire fighter/paramedics for 2005 and three more for 2006. This will be a two year contract.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the Monticello Fire Department Ambulance Contract for the year 2005 for $400,000.00 and the year 2006 for $500,000.00.

Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

Councilman Mann made a motion to advertise for an Additional Appropriation of $132,000.00 for the Monticello Fire Department Ambulance Service for the year 2004. Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

LAKES INFORMATION BOOTH

Commissioner Heimlich said they have estimated the cost for the Lakes Information Booth on Sixth Street to be around $10,000.00. He said the county had talked about paying for the advertising that the Chamber had committed to. It was a $4,000.00 contact for two years with the Indiana Trails and a commitment to Stay Another Day Program for $5,000.00. They also talked about paying the monthly fee for the web site at the Chamber.

Councilwoman Lowring made a motion to advertise for an additional appropriation of $20,000.00 with $10,000.00 going to the Monticello Chamber of Commerce and $10,000.00 for the Lakes Information Booth. The money will be taken out of the General Fund. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

WABASH VALLEY

Wabash Valley Mental Health Center says we owe them $81,415.00. The reason this is such a high figure is because of reassessment. The statute says that they should be funded at one and one third cents per each one hundred dollars of assessed value.

Commissioner Heimlich suggested that the Auditor wait for a while to pay this. The Council concurred.

SIXTH STREET/WEST SHAFER DRIVE PROJECT

Mr. Kevin Jasinski from American Consulting, Inc. presented an update on the Sixth Street and West Shafer Drive expansion project.

AT THIS TIME THE COUNCIL ADJOURNED TO THEIR OWN MEETING ROOM

MINUTES

Councilman Carter made a motion to approve the minutes of May 17, 2004. Councilman Horton seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

PROBATION DEPARTMENT – PART TIME HELP

Chief Probation Officer Terry Corso wants to hire a part time person for $25.00 per hour. The regular part time wage is $8.60 per hour, however, this person would be a certified alcohol/drug evaluator which would require a higher wage. He will be working under a contract. Terry will transfer funds to pay for this.

PROBATION DEPARTMENT – EMERGENCY ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION

Because of an increase in the number of juvenile delinquent/criminal activity so far this year, Terry Corso is requesting a Additional Appropriation in the amount of $20,000.00 to cover the expense of placing juveniles into detention and in the Indiana Department of Corrections. They have to pay fifty percent of the cost when placing a juvenile with the Indiana Department of Corrections.

Councilman Horton made a motion to advertise for an Additional Appropriation in the amount of $20,000.00 for the Probation Department. The money would be taken from the General Fund. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

RESOLUTION FOR TUTHILL ABATEMENT

Industrial Foundation Director Valerie Hunt submitted a Declaratory Resolution for the Designation of a Economic Revitalization Area in Round Grove Township. The property is owned by Fluid Drive, Inc. and is being so designated so that Tuthill Transport Technologies can request a three year abatement for manufacturing equipment. The SB-1 was also submitted at this time.

Councilman Horton made a motion to approve Declaratory Resolution No. 04-06-21 designating the following real estate as an “Economic Revitalization Area”.

NE of NE 12-25-06 4.060 Acres Tax Key No. 013-20410-01

PT NE NE 12-25-06 2.000 Acres Tax Key No. 013-19550-00

PT NE NE 12-25-06 10.700 Acres Tax Key No. 013-19560-00

Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

There will be a public hearing to vote on the Confirming Resolution on July 6th at 9:00 A.M.

COMPLIANCE OF BENEFITS – CIVES, ROCKLAND, MONTICELLO LEASING

The Council approved and Council President Jim Mann signed Compliance Of Benefits Forms for Cives, Rockland and Monticello Leasing.

911 – REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION

911 Director Terri Conwell is requesting an Additional Appropriation in the amount of $37,723.00 for a 48 Channel Digital Recorder.

Councilman Horton made a motion to advertise for an Additional Appropriation of $37,723.00 to purchase a new recorder for 911. The money will be taken from the 911 Fund. Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

DIVISION OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN

Barb Bedrick, Director of the White County Division of Family and Children presented a report on new legislation concerning the placement of children normally placed with relatives in case of emergency. These children would now have to be placed in foster care until an extensive background check is done on the relatives wishing to keep the children.

Barb also presented a worksheet for 2005. She will present her final budget in August.

WHITE COUNTY ASSESSOR

White County Assessor Karen Hatter said that her office had over one thousand appeals due to reassessment. They owe $30,000.00 for this bill and they have additional cost of $8,400.00 after that. She is requesting a Additional Appropriation in the amount of $30,000.00.

Councilman Horton made a motion to advertise for a Additional Appropriation of $30,000.00 for the White County Assessor. The money will be taken from the Reassessment Fund.

Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

Karen also needs $9,100.00 for additional part time help for the rest of the year.

Councilman Carter made a motion to advertise for a Additional Appropriation of $9,100.00 for the White County Assessor. The money will be taken out of the General Fund.

Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

AMOUNT FROM TO

White Co. Assessor $2,240.00 166-01-04-01 166-01-03-10

Software New Const-Res

White Co. Assessor $2,001.00 166-01-02-01 166-01-03-04

Supplies/Postage Data Collecting

Circuit Court $ 900.00 001-04-03-02 001-04-02-02

Telephone Supplies

Health Department $ 375.00 002-01-03-16 002-01-04-01

Laboratory Fees Equipment

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

VOTE: Unanimous

Probation Dept. $5,000.00 019 019-01-01-06

Adult Probation User Fees Adult Probation Pt-Time

Probation Dept. $5,000.00 019 019-01-01-06

Alcohol/Drug Fund Adult Probation Pt-Time

Councilman Voorhis made a motion to approve the above transfer. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

WHITE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT. – REQUEST FOR ADD’L APPROP.

Councilman Carter made a motion to advertise for an Additional Appropriation of $520,000.00 for the White County Highway Department for asphalt hot mix. $260,000.00 will be taken out of CEDIT and $260,000.00 will be taken out of the Solid Waste Operating Fund.

Councilman Anderson 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 Corporation the following additional sums of money are hereby appropriated and set apart out of the several funds herein named and for the purpose herein specified and subject to the laws governing the same.

REQUESTED ALLOWED

CUM BUILDING FUND

Camera Installation – Jail $ 34,379.21 $ 34,379.21

TOTAL CUM BLD FUND: $ 34,379.21 $ 34,379.21

GENERAL FUND

White Co. Clerk – Election $ 28,000.00 $ 28,000.00

TOTAL GENERAL FUND: $ 28,000.00 $ 28,000.00

CEDIT

Wolcott Corridor Expansion $500,000.00 $500,000.00

TOTAL CEDIT: $500,000.00 $500,000.00

GRAND TOTAL: $562,379.21 $562,379.21

Councilman Voorhis made a motion to approve the above Additional Appropriation. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

WHITE COUNTY SURVEYOR

White County Surveyor Dennis Sterrett has requested an Additional Appropriation in the amount of $3,900.00 for truck repair.

Councilman Horton made a motion to advertise for an Additional Appropriation of $3,900.00 for the White County Surveyor. The money will be taken from the General Fund.

Councilman Carter seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

BUDGET HEARINGS

Auditor Mary Jo Pool set the budget hearings for the 2005 budget for August 10th, 11th and 12th.

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

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___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

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

(ABSENT)

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

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

___________________________ Attest: ___________________________

FAYE L. LOWRING MARY JO POOL, AUDITOR