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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 October 20, 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

BUILDING COMMISSIONER

Building Inspector Dave Anderson said there were eighty-five permits issued last month; six of these were for new homes.

He was hoping to get prices back from a local contractor on the work to be done on the roof at Lakeview Home. Commissioner Schmierer said he was waiting for the man who put the rubber roof on to get back with him on these roof problems.

911

911 Director Terri Conwell said that 911 is fully staffed and everything is going okay. She has been in contact with the State Treasurer’s Office on purchasing mapping software. She thinks the State will give her back the money that they spend.

Terri said they have CAD software that has never been used. No one from 911 has been adequately trained to use this even though 911 has been paying for the training. She does not think the CAD software is necessary. She will discuss this with a representative from the software company before she comes to a definite conclusion.

INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION

Industrial Foundation Director Cinda Kelley presented a monthly update. She said AO Smith has been sold but will not be used for manufacturing. Landis Plastics has also been sold.

Cinda said there is $7,000.00 left in the Farmers Market Grant that she will use for marketing strategy next year.

WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Kris Karns presented the White County Hospital Financial Analysis Report for the month of September, 2003. He said the new surgeon is scheduled to start January 5th.

LAKEVIEW HOME

Lakeview Home Director Kae Fuller presented her monthly report. She said the Computer Give-away Program is growing to the extent that they are running out of room to store the old parts that can’t be used to build computers. Marla Maffett from Solid Waste has offered to take the old parts to Winamac to be disposed of, but needs the approval of the Commissioners.

MONTICELLO FIRE DEPT. AMBULANCE CONTRACT

Commissioner Heimlich said there had been a meeting of interested parties to discuss the Monticello Fire Department ambulance contract that had been presented at last month’s meeting.

The contract calls for the sum of $280,000.00 for the year 2004, $400,000.00 for the year 2005 and $500,000.00 for the year 2006 to be paid to the City of Monticello.

Commissioner Schmierer suggested the county propose the sum of $250,000.00 for a one year contract. The fire department can then come back after the one year with a financial statement to be presented at budget time so the county will be able to make a decision on how much to give the next year.

Commissioner Heimlich said this will be on the agenda for next month’s joint meeting and will be voted on at that time.

Councilman Mann asked the Council members for a show of hand to support the one year contract for $250,000.00. The Council gave unanimous support for the proposed contract.

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

MINUTES

Councilwoman Maudlin made a motion to approve the minutes of September 15, 2003. Councilman Horton seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

ABATEMENTS

Councilman Horton suggested a study committee be set up to discuss abatement procedures. Some of the members would be Cinda Kelley from Industrial Relations, Bill Heiny from the Auditor’s Office, at least one of the White County Commissioners, three members from the Council and the County Attorney.

It was suggested that the committee would meet Wednesday evenings starting this December and the meetings would be advertised so the public could attend.

Councilman Horton volunteered to chair the meetings and Cinda Kelley volunteered to take minutes and advertise the meetings.

Councilwoman Lowring made a motion to appoint Councilman Horton to chair a committee of seven to study abatement procedures for White County. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

CONFIRMING RESOLUTION – MONTICELLO SPRING CORP.

Councilman Voorhis made a motion to approve Confirming Resolution No. 03-10-20-12 establishing 22.464 acres owned by Monticello Spring Corporation and located in Union Township as a Economic Revitalization Area. Councilman Horton seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

ABATEMENT – MONTICELLO SPRING CORP.

Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve a five year abatement for Monticello Spring Corporation to purchase new equipment. Councilman Horton seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

SOLID WASTE – RECYCLE

Solid Waste Recycle Director Dawn Girard said that her assistant is making less than her full time employees. She would like to bring his salary up to that of the full time employees. She receives a $20,000.00 grant from Northwest Solid Waste every year which she can use anyway she wants. She wants to take this money to give her assistant a $3,100.00 increase which would bring his salary up to a little over $30,000.00 a year.

The Council will check with the county attorney on this and get back with Dawn.

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

AMOUNT FROM TO

Highway Dept. $15,000.00 004-02-02-33 004-04-03-61

Bituminous Equipment Repair

$ 8,500.00 004-02-02-33 004-04-03-62

Bituminous Other Equipment Repair

Health Dept. $ 1,500.00 002-01-01-11 002-01-03-05

Legal Fees Travel

White Circuit Court $ 500.00 001-04-01-09 001-04-04-01

Grand Jury Equipment

$ 2,000.00 001-04-01-10 001-04-02-02

Petit Jury Law Books

$ 500.00 001-04-01-16 001-04-02-02

Translator Law Books

$ 500.00 001-04-03-02 001-04-02-02

Telephone Law Books

White Superior Court $ 300.00 001-20-04-01 001-20-01-07

Office Equipment Pauper Attorney

Veterans’ Office $ 40.00 001-24-02-02 001-24-04-01

Dues & Subscriptions Capital Outlays

$ 169.00 001-24-03-02 001-24-04-01

Telephone Capital Outlays

Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve the above transfers. Councilman Carter 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:

White Co. Sheriff:

Physician $ 24,000.00 $ 24,000.00

Utilities $ 15,000.00 $ 15,000.00

Garage and Motors $ 35,000.00 $ 35,000.00

Equipment Maintenance $ 5,000.00 $ 5,000.00

White Superior Court

Pauper Attorney Fees $ 25,000.00 $ 25,000.00

GRAND TOTAL: $ 104,000.00 $ 104,000.00

Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve the above additional appropriations. Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

MONTICELLO-UNION TWP. LIBRARY BOARD APPOINTEE

Councilman Mann has received a letter from Kathy Gross and a resume from Art Morgan asking to be considered for the vacancy on the Monticello-Union Township Library Board. The decision will be tabled until next month’s meeting.

JAIL SECURITY CAMERAS

The Council has received the quote for the security cameras to be installed at the jail. It is $239,711.00. This is higher than anticipated. The Council will table this decision until next month’s meeting.

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

Industrial Relations Director Cinda Kelley received a phone call from a senior producer of Odyssey Media Group out of Florida in relation to a documentary they are preparing. They will highlight four areas throughout the nation that have still seen growth despite the national recession. White County is up for consideration. The documentary will be shown on their public TV station.

If White County is chosen, she will have to give them $19,500.00 to cover the cost of the production of the demo and digitized tape. Cinda said she has talked to several sponsors and thinks she can come up with half the amount.

Councilwoman Maudlin made a motion to support this endeavor up to $10,000.00. Councilman Carter seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

PROBATION DEPT. - SALARIES

The Council approves the Probation mandated salaries to be funded by the General Fund at the 2003 salary levels. The additional funds needed will come from the Probation Administration Fees.

ADJOURNMENT

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