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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 March 17, 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

Dennis E. Carter Linda K. Maudlin

BUILDING INSPECTOR

Building Inspector Dave Anderson said there were twenty-five permits issued last month. Four permits were for new homes.

911

911 Director Erin Huber introduced a new 911 employee, Anthony Stroup. She said the 911 installation is still ongoing and will go on line Wednesday.

LAKEVIEW HOME

Lakeview Home Director Kae Fuller presented her monthly report. She has received a letter from the State agreeing to pay county homes $27.00 per day to go into effect July 1st. They now have to raise the private pay above the $27.00 per day to be able to take advantage of the new ARCH reimbursement rules.

Kae said they need gravel spread around the back of the county home around the parking lot and drive. Highway Superintendent Steve Brooke said he would take care of this in a few weeks as the ground is too soft for his equipment at the present time. Kae would also like some dirt to cover up tree stumps in front of the building and to fill in huge ruts around the building.

She asked about contacting PMSI, Inc. to see if they could secure a grant to purchase a new elevator for the county home. Commissioner Schmierer told her to look into this and he would look into contacting Kankakee Iroquois Planning to see if they might help secure a grant.

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Environmental Officer John Raines presented his report of complaints and violations for the month of February, 2003. He has been getting a lot more calls since the snow has melted.

He said he and Attorney George Loy were in court on March 5th in regard to three violators. They got convictions on two and the third asked for and received an extension.

WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Dave Bailey, Vice President of Operations for White County Memorial Hospital, presented the Financial Analysis for the month of February, 2003. He said the hospital had a total gross patient revenue of $1,929, 813.00 for the month with a total operating expense of $1,401.929.00, giving them a operating gain of $521,756.00. He said the monthly gross patient revenue for this month was up seven percent over the same time last year.

Dave said the new cat scan and MRI were performing well above their expectations.

INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION

Industrial Foundation Director Cinda Kelley presented her monthly report. She has been working on five different attraction projects. She said progress continues on the Monon project.

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

MINUTES

After one correction, Councilman Horton made a motion to approve the minutes of February 18, 2003. Councilman Carter seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

TRANSFERS

The following transfer was received:

AMOUNT FROM TO

Highway Dept. $6,800.00 004-02-02-33 004-04-04-41

Bituminous New Equipment

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

VOTE: Unanimous

GIRTZ ABATEMENT

The Council approved and President Mann signed the Compliance With Statement Of Benefits for Girtz Industries, Inc.

HIGHWAY DEPT. SALARY INCREASE FOR BOB FLECK

Bob Fleck, an employee for the Highway Department did not receive a raise for this year. He receives a hourly base wage.

Councilman Anderson made a motion to give Bob Fleck a $400.00 per year increase retroactive to January 1, 2003. Councilman Carter seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Highway Superintendent Steve Brooke would like the Council to consider his request for the purchase of the following:

Trucks (3 new plus 1 rebuilt or new @ $50.000 each) $200,000.00

Tractors (3 @ $60,000.00 each) $180,000.00

Hot Mix (13 miles @ $40,000.00 per mile) $520,000.00

TOTAL: $900,000.00

TWIN LAKES REGIONAL SEWER WAGE BOARD APPOINTEE

Councilman Anderson said the Council needs to appoint a member to serve on the Twin Lakes Regional Sewer Wage Board.

Councilman Horton made a motion to give Councilman Anderson latitude to solicit a representative for the Twin Lakes Regional Sewer Wage Board. Councilwoman Maudlin seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION AREA – U S MOULDERS, INC

A Preliminary Resolution For The Designation Of An Economic Revitalization Area was presented to the Council to act upon. This resolution was requested by Tim Hebble of U S Molders, Inc.

Industrial Relations Director Cinda Kelley represented Mr. Hebble and said there would be six new jobs created at a site that formerly housed Alloy Custom Products.

The area to be designated consists of 12.38 acres in Honey Creek Township owned by Louis F. Blum.

Councilman Horton made a motion to approve Preliminary Resolution No. 03-03-17-09 designating the 12.38 acres mentioned above as a Economic Revitalization Area for purposes of tax abatement. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion

VOTE: Unanimous

A legal notice will be advertised in two newspapers to give the public the opportunity to voice any objections at a public hearing to be held on April 21st at 10:00 A.M. If there are no objections, a Confirming Resolution will be voted on. Mr. Hebble will be present at that time to request an abatement.

RECYCLE

White County Recycle Director Bill Smith presented a copy of a letter he wrote to the Commissioners informing them of his plan to retire effective May 31, 2003. The Council told Mr. Smith he has done a great job and will be missed.

ADJOURNMENT

There being mo more business to come before the Council, Councilwoman Maudlin made a motion to adjourn. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

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

(ABSENT)

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

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

(ABSENT)

___________________________ Attest: ___________________________

FAYE L. LOWRING MARY JO POOL, AUDITOR