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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 15, 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

WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Paul Cardwell, White County Hospital CEO, presented the Financial Analysis Report for the month of October, 2004. He said they had another good month with ten consecutive months of net income gain.

Paul said the million dollars the hospital borrowed for their computer system has only one eighteen thousand dollar payment left and it will be paid off next month. He said the system is still working great and they keep adding on to it as needed.

Paul said Dave Bailey, Vice CEO, will be leaving the hospital and will be greatly missed.

The black tie gala went well and Paul thinks they might have received the entire amount of money needed to purchase the defibrillators.

They have hired Rita Mankus, a Nephrologist, to come to the hospital two times a month. She was formerly with Arnett Clinic.

BUILDING INSPECTOR

Building Inspector Dave Anderson said there were seventy permits issued last month with nine for new houses.

911

911 Director Terry Conwell submitted a maintenance agreement from Ra-Comm for $5,964.00. Previously this maintenance agreement had been for $6,912.00, however, with the purchase of some equipment upgrades making it easier for Ra-Comm to work, they are charging less.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the maintenance agreement with Ra-Comm as submitted. Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

Terry said that last month she hired two new trainees, and both have already quit. She said of the nineteen people trained last year only four remain.

Councilman Anderson expressed the opinion that the part time wage of $8.40 per hour is too low to enable Terri to get qualified people for this type of work.

LAKEVIEW HOME

Lakeview Home Director Kae Fuller presented her monthly report. She asked the Commissioners what they wanted to do about the generator for the pump house. They need this generator as they have no water available to the home whenever they lose power.

Commissioner Schmierer thought it would be more reasonable cost wise to hook up to the city for water. He will take care of this.

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Environmental Officer John Raines presented his Report of Complaints and Violations for the month of October, 2004. He said they have been towing vehicles from abandoned houses.

INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION

Industrial Foundation Director Valerie Hunter said she had two leads in the month of October. She showed the Landis Building four times and will show it again this Thursday.

ZONING AND SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE

Commissioner Heimlich said the HNTB Contract for the White County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance will have a base cost of $76,000.00 with a estimated $5,000.00 reimbursement. They are talking about having a series of meetings at different places around the county. They will bill monthly as tasks are completed over a twelve to eighteen month period.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the contract with HNTB for the overhauling of the White County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance. Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

WHITE CO. CLERK – GRANT FOR VOTING EQUIPMENT

White County Clerk Bruce Lambert submitted a resolution for the Commissioners to act upon. It would enable him to apply for a grant to help pay the remainder owed for the new voting equipment.

Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to approve the resolution authorizing Bruce Lambert to apply for the aforementioned grant. Commissioner Schmierer seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

Bruce said in 2005 they will need to review the purchase of equipment for the visually impaired.

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

MINUTES

After several corrections, Councilwoman Maudlin made a motion to approve the minutes of October 18, 2004 as corrected. Councilwoman Lowring seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

AMOUNT FROM TO

Highway Dept. $20,000.00 004-02-01-12 004-02-02-31

Equipment Operators Stone

$11,000.00 004-02-03-71 004-02-02-33

Rental of Equipment Bituminous

$ 3,500.00 004-02-03-51 004-02-02-33

Utilities Bituminous

$ 2,000.00 004-02-03-91 004-02-02-33

Drainage Assessment Bituminous

$ 4,000.00 004-04-02-32 004-02-02-33

Welding Supplies Bituminous

$ 2,500.00 004-04-03-21 004-02-02-33

Radio Bituminous

$10,000.00 004-04-01-11 004-04-03-61

Mechanics & Welders Road Equip Repairs

TRANSFERS (CONTINUED)

AMOUNT FROM TO

Veteran’s Office $ 77.00 001-24-03-02 001-24-04-01

Telephone Capital Outlays

$ 300.00 001-24-03-05 001-24-04-01

Equipment Repair Capital Outlays

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

VOTE: Unanimous

White Co. Treasurer $2,937.36 001-22-03-05 001-22-01-04

Manatron (Miami Systems) Part-time

$ 49.70 001-22-03-01 001-22-01-04

Postage Part-time

$ 50.36 001-22-03-04 001-22-01-04

Repair & Maintenance Part-time

$ 150.00 001-22-03-03 001-22-01-04

Telephone Part-time

$ 262.20 001-22-03-02 001-22-02-01

Travel Supplies

Councilman Carter questioned why the Treasurer would need more money for part-time help in that they had approved a additional appropriation for that purpose. The White County Treasurer, Cathy Gross, was called to appear and she explained her reasons for this.

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

VOTE: Unanimous

White Co. Probation $1,783.00 019-01-01-07 019-01-01-01

Internship Alcohol/Drug Adminis.

$ 293.92 019-01-02-02 019-01-01-01

Duplicating Products Alcohol/Drug Adminis.

$ 158.88 019-01-02-02 019-01-01-02

Duplicating Products OASI

$ 98.65 019-01-02-02 019-01-01-03

Duplicating Products PERF

Terry Corso was present to ask the Council to approve the above transfer. He said at the budget hearings he received permission to hire a Drug/Alcohol Administrator for 2005. He would like to hire this person a month earlier. To do this he will have to transfer funds to pay for the salary for the one month.

Councilman Horton made a motion to approve the transfers for the Probation Department. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

AMOUNT FROM TO

Lakeview Home $8,000.00 001-16-02-02 001-16-01-03

Food Personal Service

Councilman Horton made a motion to approve the above transfer. Councilwoman Lowring seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

CONFIRMATORY RESOLUTION – ERA AREA – WABASH VALLEY POWER ASSOC.

There being no objections or remonstrance, Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve Confirmatory Resolution For The Designating Of Economic Revitalization Area No. 04-11-15-03 On Application Of Wabash Valley Power Association.

Councilman Carter Seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

STATEMENT OF BENEFITS – WABASH VALLEY POWER ASSOC.

Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve the Statement of Benefits submitted by Wabash Valley Power Association for the purpose of obtaining a tax abatement. Councilwoman Lowring seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

CONFIRMATORY RESOLUTION – ERA AREA – GEYER’S MANUFACTURING

There being no objections or remonstrance, Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve Confirmatory Resolution For The Designating of Economic Revitalization Area No. 04-11-15-04 On Application Of Geyer’s Manufacturing & Design, Inc.

Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

STATEMENT OF BENEFITS – GEYER’S MANUFACTURING

Councilman Voorhis made a motion to approve the Statement of Benefits submitted by Geyer’s Manufacturing & Design, Inc. for the purpose of obtaining a tax abatement. Councilman Horton 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

GENERAL FUND

White Superior Court

Pauper Attorney Fees $25,000.00 $25,000.00

TOTAL GENERAL FUND: $25,000.00 $25,000.00

Councilman Voorhis made a motion to approve the additional appropriation for the White Superior Court. Councilwoman Lowring seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION – PART TIME HELP

Councilman Horton asked how receptive the Council would be to hiring someone part time to help Valerie Hunter in the Industrial Foundation Department. The cost per year would be approximately $10,000.00 to $15,000.00.

ADJOURNMENT

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