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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on June 4, 2007, at 8:00 a.m. in the White County Courthouse, 2nd floor, Commissioners Conference Room.

Commissioners present were: President John C. Heimlich, Vice President Steve Burton, and Member Ron Schmierer. Also present was the White County Auditor Jill Guingrich, White County Attorney George Loy and the Commissioners Assistant Donya Tirpak.

MINUTES

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the Commissioners meeting on May 21, 2007, seconded by Commissioners Schmierer. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the payroll for June 4, 2007, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer. Vote: Unanimous

CLAIMS

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve and pay the claims as advertised for June 4, 2007, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

APEX

Amy Carpenter, Apex Benefits Coordinator, appeared before the Commissioners recapping the dental insurance problems with United Healthcare and the White County employees. To finally put an end to the ongoing dental problems, Amy has received approval from John Goss, President of Apex, to pay the additional premium due (between the initial rates and the correct rates) for the remainder of the year for those employees that are presently enrolled in the program. New hires will have to pay at the higher rate. She said that the cost to them is going to be about $9,200.

White County Payroll Clerk, Leah Hall, said that she has concerns for the 22 employees that have dropped the plan since the new rates have come out. Amy said that she has talked to John Goss about this and if United Healthcare will let them put those employees back on, they will also pay that premium for those employees as well. Amy said that she can’t imagine that United Health Care will not allow us to put them back on, but as of right now she does not have that answer.

Amy discussed how this is going to be done administratively. Apex prefers that White County pay the bill from United Healthcare and then Apex will reimburse White County right away. This way there won’t be two checks going to United Healthcare.

John Goss appeared before the Commissioners giving a spreadsheet outlining what Apex will pay. Mr. Goss apologized for the problems with Apex. He said that they tried to put together a program that would be well received by the employees, which it was with 72 enrolling, but running into these problems were not their intentions. Between Apex and United Healthcare they will get it taken care of.

Leah also said that employees are receiving letters from collection agencies demanding payment and she asked if Apex could do anything about this. Amy said that she will ask United Healthcare if they will create a letter to submit to the dentist explaining the problem.

The Commissioners thanked them for taking care of the problem.

AMENDMENT TO THE TATTOO AND BODY PIERCING ORDINANCE

White County Health Nurse, Linda Pagels, explained that the reason they need to do an amendment to the Tattoo and Body ordinance is because of a recent incident with a minor. She said that when the State handed down guidance this was not included in the ordinance. She has contacted the State to see if they had any laws governing it and they said no; it’s the responsibility of the local level. The State did provide some guidelines to present to the Commissioners.

Linda presented the following for the amendment to the Sanitary Operation of Body Piercing and Tattoo Parlors:

This amendment is for the purpose of establishing a minimum age requirement for persons to perform body piercing and/or tattooing, prohibiting the practice of tongue splitting, and prohibiting the practice of conducting home parties as a means of tattooing and body piercing.

The following additions are:

Section 21. SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS

  1. All body piercers, tattoo artist, or anyone employed by a tattoo and/or body piercing facility

must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.

  1. This amendment prohibits the practice of tongue splitting.

  2. This amendment prohibits anyone from conducting home parties for the purpose of body

piercing and/or tattooing.

  1. This amendment provides for the stipulation that all body piercer’s and/or tattoo artists will

abide by any and all laws set forth by Indiana State Department of Health and White County

Health Department.

White County Attorney George Loy said that he will put together an actual ordinance amendment and then it will need to be advertised. He said that there is some language “home parties” that needs to be cleaned up.

The Commissioners said that they will consider this as the first reading and we will discuss it again at another meeting in the future.

APPOINTMENT TO THE WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BOARD

Commissioner Heimlich said that this appointment is to fill the unexpired term of Don Bonnet which expires June 30, 2008.

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to appoint Randall Mitchell, 5373 E. Fairbanks Court, Monticello, to the White County Memorial Hospital Board to fill the unexpired term of Don Bonnet. Mr. Mitchell’s term will expire June 30, 2008, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

APPOINTMENT TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

Commissioner Heimlich said that for the VeraSun TIF District the Commissioners need to reactivate the board members on the Economic Development Commission. The three members to that board are nominated by the City of Monticello, White County Council, and then the White County Commissioners make the appointment.

The nomination of names submitted was:

City of Monticello Dave Diener

White County Council Gary Hendryx

White County Commissioners Larry Klink

Commissioner Heimlich asked the Commissioners to make a motion to pass a resolution which appoints all three nominations to the White County Economic Commission.

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to appoint Dave Diener, Gary Hendryx and Larry Klink to the White County Economic Development Commission, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

RESOLUTION NO. 07-06-04-01

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA APPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE WHTE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

WHEREAS, pursuant to Indiana Code 36-7-12 (the”Act”) and Ordinance No 1984-3, adopted by the County Council (the “County Council”) of White County, Indiana (the “County”) on June 18, 1094, the County has established a department of economic development to be controlled by the White County Economic Development Commission (the “Commission”), consisting of three (3) members, to be selected or nominated by the County Council, the Board of Commissioners of the County (the “Board”), and the Common Council of the City of Monticello, Indiana, (the “Common Council”), and appointed by the Board; and

WHEREAS, the prior appointments to the Commission have become stale and it is therefore necessary to appoint new members to the Commission; and

WHEREAS, the Common Council, at its meeting held May 21, 2007, nominated David Diener to serve as the City of Monticello’s nominee to the Commission: and

WHEREAS, the County Council, at its meeting held May 21, 2007, nominated Gary Hendryx to serve as the County Council’s nominee to the Commission: and

WHEREAS, this Board desires to appoint Messrs. Diener and Hendryx to the Commission and to nominate and appoint Larry Klink as its nominee to the Commission.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA, AS FOLLOWS:

  1. The Board hereby appoints David Diener to the white County Economic Development Commission to serve a term ending January 31, 2009.

  1. The Board hereby appoints Gary Hendryx to the White County Economic Development Commission to serve a term ending January 31, 2010.

  1. The Board hereby appoints Larry Klink to the White County Economic Development Commission to serve a term ending January 31, 2011.

  1. This resolution shall be in full force and effect upon adoption.

PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA, THIS 4TH DAY OF JUNE 2007.

WHITE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

White County Attorney George Loy said that the White County Redevelopment Commission met on Tuesday, May 29th to designate the TIF district. He said that at that meeting they passed a declaratory resolution, setting the perimeters of the TIF district and also approving an economic development plan. The economic development plan is a plan that provides development of the infrastructure in the TIF District.

Attorney Loy said that the next step is for the Commissioners to approve their designation of the area as a TIF District and approving the economic development plan.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve Resolution No. 07-06-04-02 establishing the VeraSun Economic Development Area, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer. Vote: Unanimous

Resolution No. 07-06-04-02

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA APPROVING CERTAIN MATTERS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AREA AND AN ALLOCATION AREA AND THE APPROVAL OF AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR SAID AREA

WHEREAS, the White County Redevelopment Commission (the “Commission”), as the governing body for the White County Redevelopment Department (the “Department”), pursuant to Indiana Code 36-7-14, as amended (the “Act”), adopted a resolution on May 29, 2007, (the “Declaratory Resolution”) designating an area known as the VeraSun Economic Development Area (the “Economic Development Area”), as an economic development area pursuant to IC 36-7-14-41 and designated all of such area (the “Allocation Area”), as an allocation area pursuant to IC 36-7-14-39;

WHEREAS, the Declaratory Resolution also approved an economic development plan for the Economic Development Area (the “Plan”);

WHEREAS, it is anticipated that the White County Plan Commission will, on June 11, 2007, issue an order (the “Plan Commission Order”) determining that the Declaratory Resolution and the Plan conform to the plan of development for White County and approving the Declaratory Resolution and the Plan; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Sections 16(b) of the Act, the Redevelopment Commission has submitted the Declaratory Resolution and the Plan to the Board of Commissioners of White County, Indiana as the county executive (the “Board”).

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of White County, Indiana, that:

  1. Pursuant to Sections 16(b) of the Act, this Board hereby approves, in all respects, the Declaratory Resolution and the Plan.

  2. This Board hereby approves the determination that the Economic Development Area is an economic development area pursuant to Section 41 of the Act and an allocation area pursuant to Section 39 of the Act.

  3. This resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption.

Passed and adopted by the Board of Commissioners of White County, Indiana on this 4th day of June, 2007.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

White County Highway Superintendent Steve Brooke submitted a letter to the Commissioners requesting funds from CEDIT, Landfill, or Rain Day fund.

He is requesting the money for the following:

(2) 4-Wheel Drive Diesel Pick-up Truck @ $32,000 each $64,000.00

(1) Front Wheel Asst. Tractor $64,000.00

(1) Loader Back Hoe $65,000.00

Use of Right of Way Funds minus -$63,000.00

Total Equipment $130,000.00

Hot Paving Mix

CR 300 E from SR 24 to SR 16 = 9 miles $656,500.00

CR 400 S from 300 E to Freeman Road = 2.25 miles $182,500.00

Total Hot Mix $839,000.00

Total Requesting $969,000.00

Commissioner Schmierer asked Mr. Brooke if this is the same amount that he received last year. Mr. Brooke said that it is more because the cost of asphalt has gone up.

APPOINTMENT – REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

Commissioner Heimlich said that we should reconfirm the White County Redevelopment Commission board members that were made in August 2006. Currently, they are one year appointments and sometime in the future we may want to stagger the appointments.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to reconfirm the White County Redevelopment Commission board members (Connie Stimmel, Gary Hendryx, Craig LeBeau, Larry Klink, and Mark Howard) for a term expiring December 31, 2007, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer. Vote: Unanimous

SRI – JEFF KEMPER

Jeff Kemper, SRI Incorporated, appeared before the Commissioners introducing a relatively new program with SRI. It is a surplus property liquidation program where they will take your surplus items and put them for sale via online auctions. They have developed an online market place in both auction and fixed priced format to sell items big and small. They can sell things from vehicles, highway equipment, and machinery to office machines and equipment.

They currently have 7-8 counties already under contract along with several school corporations in the State of Indiana. Mr. Kemper even provided a sample contract.

White County Highway Superintendent Steve Brooke said that this program could save him a lot of headaches.

The Commissioners said that they will look everything over.

There being no further business to come before the board, their meeting was adjourned.

_____________________________ ___________________________ __________________________

John C. Heimlich, President Steve Burton, Vice President Ron Schmierer, Member

ATTEST: __________________________________

Jill Guingrich, Auditor