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The appointing committee of the Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District held a special meeting on December 27, 2007, in the County Courthouse on the 2nd floor, Commissioners Chambers at 8:00 a.m.

Members of the appointing committee attending the meeting were: Commissioner John C. Heimlich, Commissioner Steve Burton, Commissioner Ron Schmierer, Union Township Trustee Bernie Cook, Liberty Township Trustee Walter Hough and Monon Township Trustee Nancy Downey.

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

Commissioner Heimlich said that there are two spots open for the Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District Board. One of them is currently occupied by Larry Dunn and he has agreed to be reappointed. The other position was held by Art Anderson and he is no longer eligible to be reappointed.

Commissioner Heimlich said that an ad was ran in the newspaper by the Commissioners and two letters of interest were received. Commissioner Burton said that the two applications that were submitted were very good candidates.

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to reappoint Larry Dunn and appoint Larry Holderly to serve a four year term on the Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District Board effective January 1, 2008 thru December 31, 2011, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

There being no further business to come before this Committee, their meeting was adjourned.

BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a special meeting on December 27, 2007, at 8:00 a.m., in the White County Courthouse, 2nd floor, Commissioners’ conference room.

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

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

MINUTES

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting on December 17, 2007, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the payroll as presented for December 31, 2007, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer. Vote: Unanimous

CLAIMS

Commissioner Heimlich said that the check made out to APPIAN should not be paid. Ice Miller was paid for November services and Appian also billed us for their November services. Commissioner Heimlich spoke with Dennis Faulkenberg, APPIAN, and he agreed that it does not need to be paid twice.

Commissioner Schmierer asked about the claim from Maximus for $4,500. The White County Auditor was not for sure what this service was for and how much money has been collected for the county. She will research this information for the next Commissioners’ meeting.

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve and pay the claims as advertised with the exception of the Appian claim which will be cancelled and also hold the check for Maximus until the next claims in January, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

APPOINTMENTS FOR 2008

Commissioners

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to appoint John C. Heimlich as the President and Steve Burton as the Vice President for the Commissioners for 2008, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

Board of Finance

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to appoint John Heimlich as President and Steve Burton as Vice President and Ron Schmierer as member of the Board of Finance for 2008, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer. Vote: Unanimous

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the list of appoints for 2008 as presented, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer. Vote: Unanimous

Alcoholic Beverage Board , 1 year

Kenneth George

Animal Disease Emergency, 1 year

Dr. Carl Hites

Arrowhead R C & D, 1 year

No appointment at this time

Attorney for White County, 1 year

George Loy

Aviation Board, 4 years

Emil Radtke 1/1/2008 thru 12/31/2011

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) 4 years

Gerald Cartmell 1st Monday – January 20111

Building Inspector, 1 year

Dave Anderson

Child Protection Team 1 year

Steve Burton, Member

Community Corrections Board, 1 year

Ronald Schmierer, Member

John C. Heimlich, Alternate

Steve Burton, Alternate

E-911 Communications Director, 1 year

Terri Conwell

E-911 Board Member, 1 year

Ronald Schmierer

Economic Development Board, 1 year

John C. Heimlich, Member

Steve Burton, Member

Economic Development Director, 1 year

Connie Neininger

Emergency Management Advisory Council, 4 years

Brad Hahn 12/31/2011

Richard Westerhouse 12/31/2011

Mark Robertson 12/31/2011

Chris Fullerton 12/31/2011

Environmental Officer, 1 year

John Raines

GIS Data Manager/Computer Coordinator, 1 year

Eric Storm

Health Department Board, 4 years

Dr. Charles Tribbett, Licensed Physican 12/31/2011

Mark Riese, DDS, Dentist 12/31/2011

Philip Hassan, MD, Health Officer 12/31/2011

Highway Department, 1 year

Steve Brooke, Superintendent

Beth Brown, Office Administrator

BJ Propes, Assistant Superintendent

Kankakee- Iroquois Regional Planning, 1 year

Ronald Schmierer

Lakeview Home Director, 1 year

Kae Fuller

Maintenance Superintendent, Courthouse & Annex, 1 year

Ed Ward

Northwest Indiana Solid Waste Board, 1 year

Ronald Schmierer, Member

Steve Burton, Member

John C. Heimlich, Alternate

Recycling Department Director, 1 year

Dawn Girard

Redevelopment Commission, 1 year

Connie Stimmel

Gary Hendryx

Craig LeBeau

Larry Klink

Mark Howard

Solid Waste citizens Advisory Council, 1 year

Dawn Girard

Veterans Service Officer, 1 year

Tom Carter

WHITE COUNTY HIGHWAY BIDS FOR 2008

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to accept and approve all of the bids submitted for the White County Highway supplies for 2008 with the exception of the bids from Excel Co-op, which were denied, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

The following bids were approved for the 2008 Highway Supplies:

ITEM 1. 50,000 GALLONS OR LESS, GASOLINE

City Fuel & Heating, Monticello, IN

ITEM 2. 75,000 GALLONS OR LESS, DIESEL FUEL

City Fuel & Heating, Monticello, IN

Good Oil Co., Inc., Winamac, IN

ITEM 3. TIRES & TUBES

Pomp’s Tire Service, Inc., Remington, IN

McCord Tires, Monticello, IN

ITEM 4. 100,000 TONS OR LESS CRUSHED LIMESTONE

Hanson – Heidelberg Cement Group, Monon, IN

U.S. Aggregates, Inc., Delphi, IN

Vulcan Materials Company, West Lafayette, IN

ITEM 5. 15,000 TONS OF LESS ROAD GRAVEL, CEMENT GRAVEL, AND ICE SAND

Segal’s Delta Trucking, Inc., Reynolds, IN

Asphalt Materials, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

ITEM 6. 900,000 GALLONS OR LESS, A.E. GRADES OF BITUMINOUS MATERIALS

Asphalt Materials, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

Sem Materials, Warsaw, IN

ITEM 7. 30,000 TONS OR LESS, BITUMINOUS COATED PAVING MATERIALS

Central Paving, Inc., Logansport, IN

Rieth-Riley, Lafayette, IN

Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN

ITEM 8. 30,000 TONS OR LESS, BITUMINOUS COATED PAVING MATERIALS

Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN

Central Paving, Inc., Logansport, IN

Rieth-Riley Construction, Lafayette, IN

ITEM 9. RENTAL EQUIPMENT

Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN

Rieth-Riley Construction, Lafayette, IN

Segal’s Delta Trucking, Inc., Reynolds, IN

ITEM BACKHOE

Holt Equipment Co., Lafayette, IN

ITEM TRACTOR 95-100 HP FRONT WHEEL DRIVE

Howard & Sons, Inc., Monticello, IN

WHITE COUNTY LIABILITY AND WORKMANS COMP INSURANCE FOR 2008

Commissioner Heimlich said that Heiny Insurance did request proposals for the county’s liability and workman’s comp. for 2008 and they did receive three bids.

The following are the rates presented for 2008:

  • Workman’s Comp. (Highway) $38,899.40

  • Workman’s Comp. (County) $42,925.60

  • Total to IPEP $81,825.00

Commissioner Heimlich said that there was a lower bid submitted for the Workman’s Comp. but Phil Baer, Heiny Insurance, made the recommendation to stay with IPEP because all of the great service that they have been giving to the county.

The recommendation for the liability insurance for 2008 from Heiny Insurance was for Traveler’s Insurance for $139,610.00.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to accept the recommendations from Heiny Insurance to accept the bid from IPEP for the county’s workman’s comp carrier for $81,825.00 and Traveler’s Insurance for the liability coverage for $139,610.00 for 2008, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer. Vote: Unanimous

LONGEVITY

White County Council President Richard “Buzz” Horton appeared before the Commissioners saying that he was hoping to have information about the employees comp time but the White County Attorney George Loy still needs to do some more research. He hopes to have everything lined up for the Commissioners in January.

Commissioner Schmierer asked if the county can give longevity to appointed employees. Commissioner Heimlich said that we can. Commissioner Heimlich said that the Recycling and Highway Department are not on the same longevity schedule as the rest of the county employees.

Commissioner Schmierer said that if Steve Brooke does not get longevity, according to the schedule at the Highway Dept., and he is appointed then why would we give it to appointed officials in the courthouse. Commissioner Schmierer said that he is not in favor of the appointed county employees to receive longevity.

Commissioner Burton asked him which appointed employees shouldn’t receive longevity. Commissioner Schmierer said departments like the Area Plan Director and the Building Inspector.

Councilman Horton presented a recommendation from the White County Council Work Study Committee to amend the Longevity Schedule. Commissioner Heimlich said that he would like to have the schedule written up as an ordinance with the eligible employees spelled out.

Since the White County Attorney George Loy was not present Councilman Horton said that he will discuss them with him and hope to have it revised into an ordinance to be approved at the next Commissioners’ meeting on January 7, 2008.

There being no further business to come before the Commissioners.

_____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________

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

ATTEST: ____________________________

Jill Guingrich, Auditor