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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 April 21, 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

Faye L. Lowring

WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Paul Cardwell, White County Hospital CEO, presented the Financial Analysis Report for the month of March, 2003. He said the “Rainy Day Fund” has over a million dollars in it. This is the fund that the hospital puts $50,000.00 into each month.

Paul said the back walkway leading to the new MRI is finished. They have had a lot of people using the MRI and the new Cat Scan.

He said the hospital is doing well on the staffing and has a very low employee turnover rate.

BUILDING INSPECTOR

Building Inspector Dave Anderson said there were five permits for conventional houses and three permits for manufactured homes issued last month. There were fifty-seven permits issued for the month.

LAKEVIEW HOME

Lakeview Home Director Kae Fuller presented her monthly report. She asked the Commissioners to respond to a letter from the State asking county homes to notify them of their private pay rate. The new ARCH rate will be $27.00 so the private pay rate will have to be higher than this.

Kae said Sugar Dog has put in a DSL line for the computer program free of charge.

INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION

Industrial Foundation Director Cinda Kelley presented her monthly report. She is currently working with six different industries. She is still waiting to hear something on the Community Action Grant she applied for.

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Environmental Officer John Raines presented his report of complaints and violations for the month of March, 2003. He has the authority from the Court to remove a mobile home but needs to get insurance to cover moving it. Also the time was up last Friday for the owner of property on US 24 to clean it up. This has gone through the Court and the owners still have not done anything. He said he will need to contact someone to clean the property up.

John said AARP has been in touch with him. They want to do a elderly drug pickup to pick up drugs the elderly have in their homes that are no longer being used. They want John to work with them as they need law enforcement because of security of the drugs. They think 2,000 to 3,000 people will be contacted to let them know where the pickup will be. The drugs will be taken to a landfill or they may be incinerated. John will contact AARP and tell them it is a go.

911

911 Director Erin Huber said their new equipment is up and running with no problems.

WHITE COUNTY ASSESSOR

White County Assessor Karen Hatter is requesting an additional appropriation for the equalization process that has to be done. They have a estimate of $27,500.00 from Manatron /Sabre.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the contract with Manatron/Sabre to do the equalization process contingent to the county attorney’s approval.

Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

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

MINUTES

Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve the minutes of March 17, 2003. Councilwoman Maudlin seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

CONFIRMING RESOLUTION

At the regular Council meting held on March 17, 2003, Primary Resolution No. 03-03-17-09 was approved designating 12.38 acres out SE 21-27-04 in Honey Creek Township, White County, Indiana owned by Louis F. Blum, a Economic Revitalization Area. Notice of this action was advertised accordingly and the public was made aware of today’s impending vote. No person appeared today to object to said action.

Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve Confirming Resolution No. 03-04-21-10 confirming Council’s Primary Resolution designating the above mentioned property to be a Economic Revitalization Area for a period of ten (10) years for purposes of tax abatements.

Councilman Horton seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

ABATEMENT – US MOLDERS

An abatement for new manufacturing equipment has been requested by Tim Hebble of US Molders. A Statement Of Benefits was presented to the Council.

Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve the abatement for new manufacturing equipment requested by Tim Hebble of US Molders. The abatement will be for a period of five years.

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

White County REASSESSMENT FUND:

Equalization Contract $27,500.00 $27,500.00

Balance of Reassessment Contract $25,000.00 $25,000.00

TOTAL: $52,500.00 $52,500.00

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

VOTE: Unanimous

TWIN LAKES REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT

Don Apple from the Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District introduced Michael Darter as their new superintendent.

Don said the Big Monon Project is finished and successful; the Snow Ditch is almost completed and the Idaville Project is on line.

The Sewer District needs money for engineering for the next project. They have a grant from the Government for forty five percent. They still owe White County interest of $12,950.00 on the $190,000.00 they borrowed. They recently paid off the loan of $190,000.00, but still owe the interest. They would like to have back all of the interest they have paid previously and also have the interest they now owe forgiven as well as no interest on any future loans.

Councilman Anderson made a motion that all interest now owed on Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District loans be forgiven, that all past interest paid be reimbursed and that all future loans be interest free for a period of two years effective May 1, 2003

Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: 4 YES 2 NO

DIVISION OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES

Barb Bedrick was present to inform the Council on budget and program information for the Division Of Family And Children Services. She submitted yearend budget reports for 2002 and current costs for Out of Home Placements.

VETERAN’S OFFICE

Tom Carter from the Veteran’s Office told the Council that White County does not furnish rides for veterans to get to Indianapolis for their doctor appointments. He said that AMVETS has a van and in the past has provided this transportation. The AMVETS would like some help with this expense. Tom would like to put some additional money in his 2004 budget for this.

Councilwoman Lowring made a motion to make a donation to the AMVETS of $400.00 for transporting these veterans. Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

This will be in the form of an additional appropriation and will be advertised and voted on at next month’s meeting.

WHITE COUNTY HIGHWAY

Highway Superintendent Steve Brooke was present to ask about the additional funds he requested at last month’s meeting.

Councilman Horton made a motion to advertise for an additional appropriation of $790,000.00 for the White County Highway Department, to be taken from the following funds: $500,000.00 from CEDIT, $100,000.00 from Solid Waste Re-cycle, $100,000.00 from Solid Waste Reserve and $90,000.00 from the General Fund.

Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

TWIN LAKES REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT WAGE BOARD

Councilman Anderson said that Gary Cosgray was appointed to the Twin Lakes Regional Sewer Wage Board.

ADJOURNMENT

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

___________________________ Attest: ___________________________

FAYE L. LOWRING MARY JO POOL, AUDITOR