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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, June 5, 2006, at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Conference room in the White County Courthouse.

Commissioners present were: President John C. Heimlich, Vice President Steve Burton, and Member O.D. “Bud” Ferguson. Also present was the White County Auditor Mary Jo Pool, White County Attorney George Loy and the Commissioners Assistant Donya Tirpak.

Commissioner John C. Heimlich called the meeting to order.

MINUTES

  • Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting on May 15, 2006, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Heimlich. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

  • Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to approve payroll as presented for June 5, 2006, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

CLAIMS

  • Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to approve the claims as advertised with the exception of the check made payable to “Treasurer of State” for $2,411.00. The Commissioners felt that this invoice should be paid by the City of Monticello, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

VACATION OF ALLEY IN LINCOLN TOWNSHIP – HANENKRATT GRAIN

Donald J. Tribbett, Attorney for Petitioners Hanenkratt Grain, Inc., and Brad R. Smock, appeared before the Commissioners presenting a petition to vacate an alley in the town of Idaville. Mr. Tribbett did present a copy of the legal notice showing that all of the advertising was done according to statue.

Mr. Hanenkratt and Brad Smock are the owners of all of the land surrounding the alley. They would like to put in a driveway for a weigh station. All of the utilities will still be accessible.

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there was anyone present to speak about this request. No response.

  • Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to grant the petition to vacate a certain alley in the Town of Hannah, now Idaville, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

ORDINANCE NO. 06-06-05-01

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A CERTAIN ALLEY IN

THE TOWN OF HANNAH, NOW IDAVILLE

WHEREAS, on May 3, 2006, Petitioners Hanenkratt Grain Co., Inc., and Brad R. Smock filed with the Board of Commissioners of White County, Indiana, pursuant to Indiana Code 36-7-3-12, a Petition to Vacate Alley, which alley is located in the Town of Hannah, now known as Idaville, White County, Indiana, and more fully described hereinafter;

WHEREAS, said Petition to Vacate Alley was set for hearing before the Board of Commissioners of White County, Indiana, on the 5th day of June, 2006.

WHEREAS, Notice of Filing of Petition to Vacate Alley was served as required by law on adjacent land owners and published in a local newspaper as required by law;

WHEREAS, said Petition to Vacate Alley came on for hearing before the Board of Commissioner of White County, Indiana, on the 5th day of June, 2006 and no objection was made to same; and

WHEREAS, said Board of Commissioners of White County, Indiana, find said Petition to be meritorious and that it is in the public interest for same to be granted.

NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby ordained by the Board of Commissioners of White County, Indiana, that said alley being 12 feet in width and 300 feet in length should be and is hereby vacated, said alley being more fully described as follows to-wit:

That certain alley bounded by:

Lots 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, and 66 in the Original Plat of the Town of Hannah, now know as Idaville, in White County, Indiana.

Also, a tract of land commencing One Hundred Sixty-three (163) feet East of the Northwest corner of Lot Number One (1) in Criswell’s Addition to the Town of Hannah or Idaville, thence East One Hundred Forty-three (143) feet; thence South One Hundred (100) feet; thence West One Hundred Forty-three (143) feet; thence North One Hundred (100) feet to the place of beginning. Being part of the Northwest Quarter (1/4) of the Southeast Quarter (1/4) of Section Twenty-eight (28), Township Twenty-seven (27) Range Two (2) West.

Also, Lot Number One (1) and the North half of Lot Number Two (2) in Criswell’s Addition to the Town of Hannah, or Idaville, White County, Indiana

On the south, said alley being 300 feet in length and 12 feet in width.

This alley vacation shall not affect public utilities which have facilities located in said vacated alley as of the date of adoption of this ordinance. Said public utilities shall continue to have an easement in the vacated alley for maintenance, operation, repair, replacement, and usage of their facilities.

Passed and adopted by the Board of Commissioners of White County, Indiana, on the 5th day of June, 2006.

LAKEVIEW HOME

Commissioner Burton asked the other Commissioners what they wanted to do about the 1973 John Deer Tractor/Mower at Lakeview Home. Commissioner Heimlich discussed with the County Attorney George Loy that the lawnmower no longer works and the cost to have it repaired is not worth it. The Commissioners determined that the lawnmower is not worth the money to have repaired and declared the 1973 John Deer Tractor/Mower useless.

BRIDGE INSPECTIONS

Commissioner Heimlich said that the county did submit requests for proposals for the county bridge inspections which several proposals were received and accepted at the last Commissioners meeting for the Commissioners to review.

County Attorney George Loy explained that the Commissioners are to select one and bring them in to discuss a contract price. If there is no agreement with a contract price the Commissioners have the right to choose another engineering company that submitted their proposal.

Commissioner Heimlich said that Mr. Donald Ward has always done the bridge inspections for White County but now he is joining with H. Stewart Kline & Associates, Inc., out of Lafayette.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to select H. Stewart Kline & Associates, Inc., in association with Donald Ward for the bridge inspections in White County. H. Stewart Kline & Associates, Inc., and Mr. Donald Ward will be brought in for negotiating a contract, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

GRACE HOUSE

Peggy Reedy, Executive Director of the Grace House, appeared before the Commissioners explaining what the purpose is of the Grace House. Ms. Reedy said the Grace House is a place for women and children to come to when they have nowhere else to go to keep safe and have a roof over their head. They currently have six adults and one child at the shelter now. Their goal is to have the women become independent with a job and to receive job training.

Grace House was established in 1998 and it is located with in the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. The shelter is solely supported through donations and personal contributions. Ms. Reedy said that a seven member board has been put together to make the community more aware of the needs. One of their goals is to receive committed revenue from businesses, churches, and the community to keep the doors open. Ms. Reedy said that the shelter is in need of money to help pay the $1,200 dollar gas bill during the winter months. The cost to keep the home up and running is approximately $1,200 to $1,500 per month.

Ms. Reedy asked the Commissioners to appropriate $15,000 a year for financial help to support the Grace House.

Commissioner Steve Burton said that he felt that this is a very worthy cause and he is very proud to see that Monticello has a shelter for women and children but he finds it very tough to see the county using tax dollars to support it. Commissioner Burton said that he would like to see it supported through private businesses.

White County Attorney George Loy said that there are restrictions on things like this and he will discuss them with the Commissioners.

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

 

______________________________ ______________________________ ___________________________

John C. Heimlich, President Steve Burton, Vice President O.D. “Bud” Ferguson, Member

 

 

 

ATTEST: _______________________________

Mary Jo Pool, White County Auditor