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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 18, 2003 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 Dennis E. Carter Linda K. Maudlin

WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Paul Cardwell, White County Hospital CEO, presented the Financial Analysis Report for the month of January, 2003. He said the hospital showed a net income of $92,889.00 for the month with a gross patient revenue of $1,931,964.00. He said the hospital had a deficiency free report from the State Board of Health.

Paul said the MRI is up and running. They are building a walkway to the permanent MRI so people don’t have to leave the hospital to get to the MRI. When it is finished it will look like a hallway connecting the hospital to the MRI site.

Paul also said the Cat Scan is getting more business than they can handle.

The number of patients has been up due to the flu and respiratory distress cases.

BUILDING INSPECTOR

Building Inspector Dave Anderson said there were twenty-seven permits issued last month. There were five permits for new homes and four permits for manufactured homes.

911

911 Director Erin Huber presented a contract with Racom for the Commissioners to sign.

INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION

Industrial Foundation Director Cinda Kelly presented her monthly report. She said she is still working on properties in the Monon area. She has had discussions with Anthony Kirkland of the USDA concerning projects and funding that may be available to White County.

LAKEVIEW HOME

Lakeview Home Director Kae Fuller presented her monthly report. She said the State has agreed to give county homes their separate line in the budget which separates them from the RBA homes.

She asked the Commissioners to drive to Lakeview and look at the two trees on the east side of the drive as they are in bad shape.

She told the Commissioners that Carroll Manor received a grant to put in an elevator and that PMSI, Inc. secured the grant for them and is doing the work. She wondered if this might be the answer to getting a elevator for Lakeview.

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Environmental Officer John Raines was not present at today’s meeting but his report for the month of January, 2003 was submitted to the Council and Commissioners.

WHITE COUNTY AIRPORT

B. J. Mursener gave a report on the progress of the White County Airport. They have redone the airport plan and are working with the state people and the FAA in Chicago. They purchased five additional acres and are in the process of acquiring seventy acres of the Britton property to the north which would extend the runway five hundred feet. This is contingent on a environmental study. He feels that once this is done and everything is in place, they will be in a position to obtain grants for the future.

WHITE COUNTY AIRPORT (CONTINUED)

Councilman Anderson asked why the hangar rates have not been raised. B. J. said there has been some discussion about this.

AVIATION BOARD APPOINTMENTS

There was some discussion as to just how long the terms were for the members of the Aviation Board.

B. J. Mursener said he thought the term was for three years. He will look into this.

Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to confirm the existing appointments until the end of 2003. Commissioner Schmierer seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

SIXTH STREET EXPANSION

Gregory Henneke from American Consulting, Inc. presented Supplemental Agreement No. 1 for the Commissioners to sign. The contract includes County Road 225 N to Indiana Beach Drive.

Don Ward said he thinks the bridge should be raised, lengthened and widened and sidewalks installed.

Commissioner Heimlich asked Greg Henneke about land acquisition and damage payments. Greg said generally there is an appraisal for damages and land acquisition. He said land acquisition is governed by federal and state laws and they will follow those rules.

Commissioner Heimlich outlined the contract as to what American Consulting would be doing.

The first thing would be a environmental study of the entire project costing $20,000.00. They will provide aerial photography for a cost of $8,000.00. A field study for the north end to County Road 225 will cost $50,000.00.

Councilman Anderson said they might be able to use the aerial photographs taken for the sewer project which would save $8,000.00. Greg will take a look at the aerials, and if at all possible, they will use them.

There was a question as to the length of the project. The length will be five and one half miles to be done in different phases. The first phase will be the city’s section from State Road 24 to South Street to be paid for out of TIF funds. The second phase will be from State Road 24 to the Beach. The third phase will be South Street to State Road 421 on Gordon Road, if they get the entire funding from Congress and there is enough of a local match.

Commissioner Schmierer wanted to know if the county is willing to spend the aforementioned $78,000.00 not knowing whether the county will get the grants to go on with the project. The other side will cost another $70,000.00 before we know if we get the grant.

Commissioner Heimlich wanted to get back to the contents of the contract. The consultant will prepare a design analysis which sets horizontal and vertical alignments. Consultant will prepare a hydraulic analysis to determine the size and height of the existing bridge and getting DNR to approve it. The consultant will perform a traffic study and a study of turning movements for the intersection of County Road 225 North with West Shafer Drive.

The total price covering items in the Supplemental Agreement No. 1 shall not exceed $145,000.00. They might be able to deduct $8,000.00 from this if they can use the aerials from the sewer project.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the Supplemental Agreement No. 1 for the amount of $145,000.00. Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

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

MINUTES

Councilman Horton made a motion to approve the minutes of January 20, 2003. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF

Sheriff John Roberts presented the Council with a White County Sheriff Newsletter for the month of February, 2003. He said there will be a newsletter each month published in the Herald Journal newspaper. The newsletter will feature a member of the Sheriff’s Department each month and give a break-down of reports, investigations and traffic accidents that occurred that month.

Sheriff Roberts would like to take two part-time positions and make them into one full-time position to do the sheriff sales and civil process work.

Councilman Anderson made a motion to allow the two part-time positions to be made into one full-time position. Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

Sheriff Roberts said they will be putting in new visitation phones for the inmates.

He also wanted the Council to know they are welcome to visit the facilities anytime and hopes to have a good working relationship with the Council during his administration.

CIVES ABATEMENT

The Council approved and President Mann signed the Compliance With Statement Of Benefits for Cives Corporation.

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

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

(ABSENT)

__________________________ Attest: ___________________________

FAYE L. LOWRING MARY JO POOL, AUDITOR