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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 December 15, 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 Linda K. Maudlin Faye L. Lowring

Dennis E Carter

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WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Paul Cardwell, White County Hospital CEO, presented the Financial Analysis Report for the month of November, 2003.

Paul said the hospital has had an influx of flu patients the last eleven days, including the staff. They have been doing as many as eighty chest x-rays a day.

The new Medicare legislation has changed from 100% to 101% which might give the hospital $100,000.00 more a year.

The total gross patient revenue for the month of November was $1,947,789.00.

BUILDING INSPECTOR

Building Inspector Dave Anderson said there were permits issued for six new houses this month, making a total of eighty-nine for the year.

911

911 Director Terri Conwell said her people have been trained on the new Idex system and it should be on today or sometime this week. The RA-COMM maintenance agreement was approved for 2004.

ENVIRONMENTAL INSPECTOR

Environmental Officer John Raines presented his report of complaints and violations for the month of November, 2003. He said the new cell at the landfill is now in use.

WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF

White County Sheriff John Roberts said they have a full staff now. He said the roof on the jail still leaks. It has a ten year warranty and they have tried to fix it twice.

There is an average of 103 inmates a day in the jail.

John said the cost of the grinder needed to hook up their sewer to the city is unknown yet.

LAKEVIEW HOME

Lakeview Home Director Kae Fuller presented her monthly report. She asked for emergency approval for John Heichel. He is a severe diabetic and is already in the process of applying for the ARCH program. He needs emergency housing as his lights and water will be turned off today.

Kae also needs approval of the Charles Riley application. He is private pay.

INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION

Industrial Foundation Director Cinda Kelley presented a monthly update. She also presented a 2003 year end review.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the Resolution making the Industrial Foundation Director a County position. Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

WATERSHED MAPPING

The Watershed Mapping Proposal for the White County Surveyor’s Office will be discussed at the next meeting.

WHITE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

White County Health Department Nurse, Linda Pagels, said they have a Bio-Terrorism Grant for $21,393.00 to complete the remodeling of the White County Annex Building conference room. To receive this money they must have the work done by April of 2004.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to get started on the remodeling as soon as possible. Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

PTABOA

Karen Hatter, Union Township Assessor, was present to ask for appointments to the PTABOA Board for the year 2004. The Council appointed Keith Million and Leonard Lavin. The Commissioners appointed Robert Oilar and Edward Bish. Mr. Bish and Mr. Lavin are both certified Level II. Karen Hatter will be on the Board by virtue of her office and will act as secretary. She is also certified Level II.

Karen asked if there could be a uniformed officer present when the Form Elevens go out. They are to be mailed out December 22nd. People will have forty-five days to appeal the assessed value which the Form Eleven shows.

Sheriff Roberts said he will help us out by providing a officer.

REFINANCE BONDS FOR JAIL AND HOSPITAL

There was some discussion on refinancing bonds for the jail and hospital. With interest rates so low, refinancing would create a substantial savings for the County. Commissioner Heimlich will proceed with the process.

CHRISTMAS EVE COURTHOUSE CLOSING

Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to close the Courthouse at 12:00 P.M. on December 24, 2003. Commissioner Heimlich seconded the motion.

VOTE: Motion Passed

PERF

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to allow up to 10% of an employee’s pay going into PERF (the voluntary amount) to be tax deferred. Commissioner Heimlich seconded the motion.

VOTE: Motion Passed

DEATH BENEFITS FOR VETERANS

Veteran’s Officer Tom Carter said the Legislatures passed a law allowing the counties to increase the death benefits of veterans from $100.00 up to $500.00.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to increase the White County death benefit of a Veteran from $100.00 to $250.00. Commissioner Ferguson seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

AT THIS TIME THE COUNCIL ADJOURNED TO THEIR OWN MEETING ROOM

MINUTES

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

Coroner

Autopsy Fees $ 6,000.00 $ 6,000.00

X-ray & Lab $ 1,500.00 $ 1,500.00

Ambulance for Autopsies $ 1,000.00 $ 1,000.00

Telephone $ 400.00 $ 400.00

White Co. Auditor

Printing $ 4,000.00 $ 4,000.00

White Co. Clerk – Circuit Ct.

Printing Supplies $ 1,400.00 $ 1,400.00

White Co. Clerk – Superior Ct.

Part-time $ 445.00 $ 445.00

Legal Record Books $ 2,000.00 $ 2,000.00

Printing $ 1,200.00 $ 1,200.00

GRAND TOTAL: $17,945.00 $17,945.00

Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve the above Additional Appropriations. Councilman Carter seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

AMOUNT FROM TO

Highway $13,175.00 004-02-01-11 004-04-02-21

Truck Drivers Gas & Oil

$14,675.00 004-02-01-13 004-04-03-61

Laborers Road Equip. Repair

$10,000.00 004-02-01-15 004-02-02-22

Foreman Calcium & Salt

$ 5,000.00 004-02-01-11 004-02-02-22

Truck Drivers Calcium & Salt

$ 5,220.00 004-02-01-13 004-02-02-22

Laborers Calcium & Salt

Assessor $12,500.00 166-01-01-02 166-01-02-01

Clerical Supplies/postage

Commissioners $ 4,574.64 001-08-04-02 001-08-03-36

Computer Items 6th Street Expansion

TRANSFERS (CONTINUED)

$ 3,127.01 001-08-02-03 001-08-03-24

Office Supplies Telephone

County Extension $ 2,315.21 001-10-03-09 001-10-04-02

Electric & Gas Office Machines

$ 887.25 001-10-01-04 001-10-04-02

Payroll Pt-time Office Machines

$ 1,450.00 001-10-02-01 001-10-04-02

Office Supplies Office Machines

$ 277.50 001-10-02-02 001-10-04-02

Ed. & Teaching Office Machines

$ 245.21 001-10-02-03 001-10-04-02

Building & Cleaning Office Machines

$ 346.86 001-10-03-01 001-10-04-02

Mileage Office Machines

$ 2,822.47 001-10-03-02 001-10-04-02

Postage Office Machines

$ 488.60 001-10-03-03 001-10-04-02

Telephone Office Machines

Prosecutor $ 975.75 001-27-02-03 001-27-01-04

Telephone Pt-time Receptionist

Veterans Office $ 12.80 001-24-04-01 001-24-03-03

Flags Postage

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

VOTE: Unanimous

MONTICELLO-UNION TWP. LIBRARY BOARD

Councilman Anderson made a motion to appoint Art Morgan to the Monticello-Union Township Library Board to replace Donya Tirpak who resigned. Councilman Voorhis seconded the motion.

VOTE: Unanimous

Mr. Morgan’s term will expire on March 02, 2006.

ADJOURNMENT

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