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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 September 20, 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 Faye L. Lowring

Dennis E Carter

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MOOTS CREEK BRIDGE PROJECT

There were two bids for Bridge Project No. 105 which is the Moot Creek Bridge on Quarry Road in Monon Township. Jack Isom Construction submitted a bid of $314,569.79 and Wirtz & Yates Construction submitted a bid of $314,090.57.

The bids will be taken under advisement.

WHITE COUNTY HOSPITAL

Paul Cardwell, White County Hospital CEO, presented the Financial Analysis Report for the month of August, 2004.

Paul said the hospital was down a little on the in-patient side but that they had a gain of $13,954.00 for the month.

911

911 Director Terri Conwell said World system installed the new recorder and they are all set to record. She is not sure when the radios will be given out.

Terri said 911 is now fully staffed and they are now training someone for part time as one employee is retiring in February and another employee will be going on maternity leave.

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

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

He said he is working on two separate cases that he and County Attorney Loy are going to take to court.

INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION

Industrial Foundation Director Valerie Hunter presented her report for the month of August. She said the Selection Committee for the Wolcott Corridor Project had voted unanimously to hire American Consultants as the project engineer.

TREASURER – G.U.T.S. CONTRACT

White County Treasurer Cathy Gross and Mr. Brent Willem from Government Utilities Technology Service (G.U.T.S.) were present to answer any questions on the proposed contract submitted to the Commissioners.

Attorney Loy has looked at the changes made to the contract and it now meets with his approval.

There had been questions raised previously about hiring outside consultants for $95.00 per hour which would be in addition to what is in the contract. Mr. Willem said this charge would apply only if we asked G.U.T.S. to do additional work not in the contract.

Tax information will be taken from the Treasurer’s Office on a weekly basis to be put on the county’s Internet site. Cathy said this will be especially helpful to the mortgage companies that call constantly for the information.

G.U.T.S. will be paid $15,248.00 and will use existing White County property tax data to put on the existing White County Web Site. This includes the first year maintenance fee. The second year and each year thereafter, the maintenance fee will be $2,700.00.

G.U.T.S. CONTRACT (CONTINUED)

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the G.U.T.S. Contract as presented on the condition that the White County Council appropriate the money.

Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

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

MINUTES

After several corrections were made, Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve the minutes of August 10, 11, 12, 16 and September 10, 2004. Councilwoman Maudlin seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

AMOUNT FROM TO

Circuit Court $500.00 001-04-03-03 001-04-01-11

Bonds & Insurance Pauper Attorney

$ 47.00 001-04-03-03 001-04-02-02

Bonds & Insurance Law Books

$500.00 001-04-03-04 001-04-02-04

Dues & Subscriptions Copier

$ 72.00 001-04-01-13 001-04-02-02

Judge Pro Tem Law Books

Coroner $611.00 001-09-03-11 001-09-02-04

X-ray & Lab Equipment

Councilman Horton made a motion to approve the above transfers. 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

HIGHWAY FUND

White Co. Highway Dept.

Repair & Maintenance $ 10,000.00 $ 10,000.00

Stone $ 15,000.00 $ 15,000.00

Bituminous $ 10,000.00 $ 10,000.00

Group Insurance $ 9,000.00 $ 9,000.00

Gas & Oil $ 60,000.00 $ 60,000.00

TOTAL HIGHWAY FUND: $104,000.00 $104,000.00

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS (CONTINUED)

REASSESSMENT FUND REQUESTED APPROVED

White Co. Assessor

Consulting Fee $ 8,750.00 $ 8,750.00

TOTAL REASSESSMENT: $ 8,750.00 $ 8,750.00

GRAND TOTAL: $112,750.00 $112,750.00

Councilman Horton made a motion to approve the additional appropriations for a total of $112,750.00. Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

AUDITOR, ASSESSOR, SHERIFF – REQUEST FOR ADD’L. APPROP.

The following requests for additional appropriations have been received: Auditor - $3,200.00, Assessor - $4,500.00, and Sheriff - $50,000.00.

Councilman Voorhis made a motion to advertise the above requests for additional appropriations. Councilman Horton seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

WHITE COUNTY TEASURER – G.U.T.S.

The G.U.T.S. contract was approved earlier by the White County Commissioners, contingent upon the Council appropriating the necessary funds.

Councilman Horton made a motion to approve funding for the G.U.T.S. contract. Councilman Carter seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

CONAGRA – COMPLIANCE OF BENEFITS

The Compliance With Statement of Benefits from Conagra Foods, Inc. was approved and signed by Council President Mann.

2005 BUDGET AND SALARY ORDINANCE

Councilwoman Lowring made a motion to approve the Budget and Salary Ordinance for the year 2005. Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – CRYSTAL CLEAR FILTRATION

Industrial Relations Director Valerie Hunter said that Crystal Clear Filtration out of Buffalo is looking to expand by adding on to their existing building. They will be hiring ten to twelve new employees, and would like to request a tax abatement from the county.

Valerie will have the county attorney prepare the papers for a ERA and will probably have everything ready to vote on at next months meeting.

The following people have been selected to serve on the Tax Abatement Committee:

Gary Hendricks, Jeff Saylor, Dave Stimmel, Larry Brown, Andy Harmon, Art Anderson, Bill Heiny.

ADJOURNMENT

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

VOTE: Unanimous

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

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

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

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

___________________________ Attest: ___________________________

FAYE L. LOWRING MARY JO POOL, AUDITOR