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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 May 19, 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

LAKEVIEW HOME

Lakeview Home Director Kae Fuller presented her monthly report. She has contacted PMSI about a potential grant to pay for a new elevator at the Home. This type of grant can be up to $500,000.00 to make a building handicap accessible.

Kae said a large leak has developed in her upstairs TV room. Dave Anderson will get someone to look at this.

EVNIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Environmental Officer John Raines presented his report of complaints and violations for the month of April, 2003. He has been in touch with AARP about the proposed elderly drug pickup program. They are getting things arranged for the pickup.

BUILDING INSPECTOR

Building Inspector Dave Anderson presented a report showing a comparison between permit fees collected from May 1, 2002 to April 30, 2003. He compared the fee Area Plan would have charged before there was a building inspector to what they now charge. The total of what they would have charged without a building inspector would have been $12,219.00 compared to the $29,675.00 they actually charged.

WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Paul Cardwell, White County Hospital CEO, presented the Financial Analysis Report for the month of April, 2003. He said the hospital showed a excess revenue over expenses of $112,579.00 for the current month. The excess revenue over expenses year to date is $550,843.00.

INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION

Industrial Foundation Director Cinda Kelley presented her monthly report. She said the sale of HPA Monon to Vanguard should be closed during the second week of June.

They have been awarded a CDAG grant. The funds will be available July 1st and will be used to assist with a part time person to oversee economic development goals of the Strategic Plan process..

The Farmers’ Market will open on May 23rd at the Dye Lumber location. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:00 and the Council is invited to attend.

HIGHWAY REQUEST FOR FUNDS

Auditor Mary Jo Pool said at last months meeting the Council voted to appropriate $790,000.00 for the Highway Department. She has since learned that we cannot take money out of the General Fund for any of this. Also, some of the money requested was to be taken out of the Solid Waste Reserve Fund but in order to do this we would have to amend the Ordinance. She said we can use the riverboat money we are to receive. It should be around $89,000.00.

Commissioner Heimlich said if the Solid Waste Reserve Fund’s Ordinance is amended it should be carefully worded and should only be used for emergencies and be a “rainy day fund”.

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

MINUTES

Councilwoman Maudlin made a motion to approve the minutes of April 21, 2003. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

TIM HEBBLE – US MOLDERS

Industrial Foundation Director Cinda Kelley introduced Tim Hebble, President of US Molders. Tim explained the operation of his company to the Council and thanked them for the abatement which they had voted to give him at last month’s meeting.

HIGHWAY

Councilman Horton made a motion to take $690,000.00 from CEDIT and $100,000.00 from Solid Waste Re-cycle to give to the Highway Department. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

This will be advertised as an additional appropriation and voted on at next month’s meeting.

TRANSFERS

The following transfer was received:

AMOUNT FROM TO

White Co. Clerk $350.00 001-07-02-02 001-07-04-01

Legal Record Books Copier

Councilwoman Maudlin made a motion to approve the above transfer. Councilwoman Lowring 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 GENERAL FUND:

Veteran’s Office $400.00 $400.00

TOTAL: $400.00 $400.00

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

VOTE: Unanimous

ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER

Auditor Mary Jo Pool and Treasurer Kathy Gross were present to discuss receiving distributions from the Auditor of the State by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). The advantages to this would be that there would be no waiting on the mail to deliver the county’s checks, the money would immediately be deposited to the county’s account and earn interest when deposited to an interest earning account

ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER – CONTINUED

Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve distributions from the Auditor of the State by Electronic Funds Transfer. Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

SHERIFF DEPT. HEALTHCARE FOR INMATES

Sheriff Roberts told the Council they do not have a doctor to take care of the inmates at the present time. They are unable to keep a local doctor hired because of Torte claims and malpractice issues.

A representative from HP Health Professionals, LTD was present to explain their healthcare program for the White County Jail. He said their company is physician owned and directed and will deliver high quality healthcare in a correctional environment in a safe and cost effective manner. They will hire local nurses but not a local physician. The physician they have will spend two hours per week at the jail and the nurse will spend fifteen hours per week there. She will be on call and deliver messages to the physician who will decide on the proper treatment of the inmate and whether or not he would require tests or hospitalization.

Sheriff Roberts said that in 2002 they spent $95,328.00 for inmate medical costs.

HP Health Professionals, LTD will charge $98,546.00 per year to be paid in monthly installments. This will cover all medical costs including pharmacy, medical supplies and x-rays.

The Council agreed with the Sheriff’s decision to hire HP Health Professionals, LTD.

MONTICELLO-UNION TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

Vick Schlene and Mary Kestle from the Monticello-Union Township Public Library were present to ask the Council to approve their capital projects plan.

Councilman Horton made a motion to approve the Monticello-Union Township Public Library Capital Projects Plan. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

DIVISION OF FAMILY & CHILDRENS SERVICES

Barb Bedrick told the Council there is $13,667.50 left of a $16,000.00 grant she received some time ago. This money has been sitting in an account since then. She would like to use $3,000.00 of this money to pay for a eight to ten week course of Partnership in Parenting classes to be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Monticello.

The Council is in agreement that Barb can use these funds for the purposes she indicated.

 

WHITE COUNTY RECYCLE

Commissioner Heimlich told the Council that there is a part-time employee at Recycle who has been working forty hours and not being paid as a full time employee. This will be taken care of when he moves to a full time position in June.

CIVES ABATEMENT

Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve the Compliance With Statement Of Benefits for Cives. Councilman Carter seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

ADJOURNMENT

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