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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 November 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 Faye L. Lowring

ENVIRONMENTAL INSPECTOR

Environmental Officer John Raines presented his report of complaints and violations for the month of October, 2003. He said the new cell is complete at the landfill and will be put into use as soon as they receive the proper permits from IDEM.

John wanted to thank Attorney Loy for his assistance in getting the owner to clean up property in Monon. Once a court appearance was set, the owner cleaned up the property.

BUILDING INSPECTOR

Building Inspector Dave Anderson said there were seventy-one permits issued last month and eleven of these were for new homes.

LAKEVIEW HOME

Lakeview Home Director Kae Fuller presented her monthly report. She had asked the Commissioners at last month’s meeting if the old computer parts the Home has could be disposed of. Marla Maffett from Solid Waste has offered to take the old parts to Winamac. Commissioner Heimlich said he will talk to Marla about this.

Kae invited the Commissioners and Council Members to attend the resident’s Christmas dinner to be held at the Home on Saturday, December 13th.

911

911 Director Terri Conwell said the County will not be reimbursed for extra layers on the mapping system

She does not think this mapping system is a high priority and would like to look at other systems before making a decision.

Terri said the RA-COMM contract is due at a cost of $6,912.00, which is the same as last year. This will be voted on at next month’s meeting.

Terri does not want to use the CAD software system and will ask Eric Storm to disconnect it. She will try to get back some of the training money that the county has paid since the 911 employees did not have any of this training.

INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION

Industrial Foundation Director Cinda Kelley presented a monthly update. She is currently working on three different grants

She has applied for the $500,000.00 Community Economic Development Grant for training employees at Vanguard in Monon. She will work one day a week at Vanguard. She will have to have two public hearings for this grant and the hearings will take place on December 1st at the regular Commissioner’s meeting and December 10th in the evening at Monon.

Cinda needs a letter of support from the Commissioners for the $400,000.00 Workforce Industrial Board grant.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to send a letter of support for the $400,000.00 Workforce Industrial Board grant. Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

She also needs a letter of support for the continued financial support for the CDAG $15,000.00 grant.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to send a letter of support for the above grant. Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION (CONTINUED)

Cinda wanted to remind everyone that the White County Strategic Planning meeting will be held in Reynolds on Thursday, November 20th at 6:00 P.M.

WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Paul Cardwell, White County Hospital CEO, presented the Financial Analysis Report for the month of October , 2003. He said the hospital will begin partnering for emergency room services with a physician group from St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette. There will be a rotation of seven board certified emergency room physicians which will mean there will be a emergency room physician at the hospital twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The cost per year will be $1,164,000.00 with the hospital paying $25,000.00 a month. The hospital will need 12,000 visits to the emergency room a year to break even. This partnership will begin on the 16th of December at midnight.

Paul said they are continuing to put away $50,000.00 a month in their “rainy day” fund and their cash position is almost $4,000,000.00 now.

MONTICELLO FIRE DEPT. AMBULANCE CONTRACT

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to accept a one year contract with the City of Monticello for the Monticello Fire Department Emergency Ambulance Service. The County will pay the City the sum of $250,000.00, payable $125,000.00 by March 15, 2004 and $125,000.00 by September 15, 2004.

Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

WATERSHED MAPPING PROPOSAL

Surveyor Dennis Sterrett was present to discuss the possibility of including watershed mapping as a separate layer on the GIS system. He has received a proposal from the Plexis Group for $28,110.00. WTH Engineering is also interested in bidding on this. He will have a estimate from them for the next joint meeting.

AT THIS TIME THE COUNCIL ADJOURNED TO THEIR OWN MEETING ROOM

MINUTES

Councilwoman Lowring made a motion to approve the minutes of October 20, 2003. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

AMOUNT FROM TO

Commissioners $ 9,549.00 001-08-02-04 001-08-03-36

Office Furniture 6th Street Expansion

$18,000.00 001-08-02-03 001-08-03-18

Office Supplies Tax refunds

$45,000.00 001-08-04-01 001-08-03-36

Property Acquisition 6th Street Expansion

$25,927.46 001-08-01-05 001-08-03-36

PERF 6th Street Expansion

TRANSFERS (CONTINUED)

AMOUNT FROM TO

Treasurer $ 3, 900.00 001-22-03-05 001-22-01-04

Miami Systems Part-time

Prosecutor $ 238.75 001-27-03-03 001-27-04-01

Telephone Replacement Equipment

Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve all of the preceding transfers. Councilman Horton seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

TEMPORARY LOAN

White County Auditor, Mary Jo Pool would like to borrow money from CEDIT to pay the jail lease/rental balance of $89,734.84 and the hospital lease/rental balance of $26,234.83 making a total needed of $115,969.67. The money will be put back into the CEDIT fund when the taxes are collected and settlement is done.

Councilman Anderson made a motion to allow the White County Auditor to borrow $115,969.67 from the CEDIT Fund.

Councilwoman Lowring seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

MONTICELLO-UNION TWP. LIBRARY BOARD

Art Morgan and Kathy Gross have both submitted letters asking to be considered for the vacancy on the Monticello-Union Township Library Board. Linda Russow had also asked to be considered but rescinded her request and asked the Council to consider Art Morgan instead.

Art and Kathy both had an opportunity to address the Council as to why they would like to become a member of the library board. They then answered questions from the Council members.

Councilwoman Lowring made a motion to take the decision under advisement until the next meeting when the full Council would be present.

Councilman Carter seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

JAIL SECURTIY CAMERAS

Sheriff John Roberts said he was shocked at the proposed cost of installing new security cameras at the jail. The amount quoted was $239,711.00 and that did not include wiring or maintenance. He is going to speak with the judges about this and get back with the Council. So far he has only gotten one company to give him a quote. He had sent letters to other companies but they have not responded. Council asked him to send letters out again in hopes of obtaining more quotes.

TAX ABATEMENT STUDY COMMITTEE

Councilman Horton would like to have a meeting of the proposed members of the Tax Abatement Study Committee. He would like to have it on December 15th right after the Council meeting. It will be advertised for 11:15 A.M.

ADJOURNMENT

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

___________________________ Attest: ___________________________

FAYE L. LOWRING MARY JO POOL, AUDITOR