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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on November 6, 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.

MINUTES

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on October 16, 2006, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

  • Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to approve the payroll for November 6, 2006, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

CLAIMS

  • Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to approve the claims as advertised with the exception of the two claims made out to Donna Salomon from the Recorder’s Perpetuation in the amount of $352.85 and $63.36, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

The commissioners recommended holding these two checks until the next meeting to find out further information.

BIO-TOWN

White County Economic Development Director Connie Neininger requested the Commissioners to send a letter to INDOT requesting their assistance in the Bio Town, USA initiative. The Commissioners will be requesting assistance in the infrastructure improvements that will be needed to support the project.

Commissioner Heimlich said that they have already discussed this with INDOT and they are requesting that everything be written out in a formal letter.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion for the County Commissioners to submit a formal letter to INDOT requesting assistance for the infrastructure improvements that will be needed to support the BioTown initiative and future economic growth for our community, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

WAGE BOARD APPOINTMENT

Mr. Tom Fletcher, Twin Lakes School Superintendent, is requesting the Commissioners to make an appointment for their Common Construction Wage Meeting. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the White County Courthouse, Commissioners Conference Room.

The meeting will be held to determine wage rates on the following projects:

Twin Lakes School Corporation:

  1. Re-roof the existing Woodlawn Elementary School

  2. 2080 sq ft addition and remodeling to the existing Administration Center.

Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to appoint Dave Diener to the Common Construction Wage meeting for the Twin Lakes School Corporation, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

VACATION OF A PUBLIC ROADWAY LOCATED IN LIBERTY TOWNSHIP

Lucille P. Uttermohlen, Attorney for and Co-Executor of the Estate of Carolyn R. Piotrowski, appeared before the Commissioners presenting a new legal survey with the correct legal description. At the last meeting on October 16, 2006, Ms Uttermohlen filed a petition to vacate a certain roadway platted and dedicated to public use as Row road crossing the property commonly known as 5343 East Wayside Court, Monticello, Indiana, and Liberty Township. The meeting was continued because the legal survey did not match the legal description. County Attorney George Loy requested Ms Uttermohlen to have it corrected.

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there was anyone present to speak about the petition. No response.

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve Ordinance # 06-11-06-01 vacating a certain platted roadway located in Monticello, Liberty Township, White County, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

Ordinance # 06-11-06-01

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A CERTAIN PLATTED ROADWAY LOCATED IN MONTICELLO, LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, WHITE COUNTY

WHEREAS, on October 3, 2006, Petitioner, Lucille P. Uttermohlen, Co-Executor of the Estate of Carolyn R. Piotrowski, Deceased, filed with the Board of Commissioners of White County, Indiana, pursuant to the provisions of Indiana Code 36-7-3-12, a Petition for Vacation of Public Roadway and to Consolidate Parcels of Real Estate, which platted roadway is located in Monticello, Liberty Township, White County, Indiana, and more fully described hereinafter;

WHEREAS, said Petition to vacate was set for hearing before the Board of Commissioners of White County, Indiana, on the 16th day of October, 2006, and was subsequently continued for further hearing on the 6th day of November, 2006;

WHEREAS, Notice of Filing of Petition to Vacate 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 came on for hearing before the Board of Commissioners of White County, Indiana on the 6th day of November, 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 platted roadway, being approximately 74 feet in length and 20 feet in width, should be and is hereby vacated, said platted roadway being more fully described as follows, to-wit:

That part of a roadway as dedicated in Conwell Park Addition as recorded in Deed Record 115, Page 405 in the Office of the White County Recorder, further described by:

Beginning at the Southwest corner of Lot 2 in the above said Addition; thence North 66 degrees 06 minutes 30 seconds East 69.25 feet to the Southeast corner of said Lot 2; thence South 21 degrees 07 minutes East 20.00 feet; thence South 66 degrees 06 minutes 30 seconds West 73.98 feet; thence North 07 degrees 58 minutes West 20.77 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.033 of an acre, more or less.

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

Passed and adopted by the Board of Commissioners of White County, Indiana, on the 6th day of November, 2006.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Highway Superintendent Steve Brooke asked the Commissioners to set a date for the county highway supply bids for 2007.

The Commissioners set a date to accept highway supply bids for 2007 for December 18, 2007, at 9:00 a.m.

AREA PLAN

Area Plan Director Diann Weaver presented the following to the Commissioners.

Rezoning Petition #915

James & Jessica Cottrell are requesting to rezone Lots numbered Twenty-nine (29) and Thirty (30) in the original plat of the Town of Headlee, from an A-1 (Agricultural) to R-2 (One and Two Family Residential).

The property is located in the Town of Headlee at 9847 N. Jackson Street.

The Area Plan Commission held a public hearing on October 16, 2006. The APC voted to recommend this rezoning request to the Commissioners by a vote of 9 yes and 0 no.

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

  • Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to approve Rezoning Petition #915 (Ordinance No. 502-06) for James & Jessica Cottrell rezoning the property from an A-1 to an R-2, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

Rezoning Petition # 917

Rockland Wood Products, LLC, are requesting to rezone Tract I, .62 of an acre and Tract II, .78 of an acre from an A-1 (Agricultural) to an I-2 (General Industrial). The property is located west of Monon and on the Northeast corner of State Road 16 and County Road 200 West.

The Area Plan Commission held a public hearing on October 16, 2007, about this request. The APC voted to recommend this petition to the Commissioners by a vote of 9 yes and 0 no.

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

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve Rezoning Petition #917 for property located on ST 16 and CR 200 W for Rockland Wood Products, LLC. seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

Rezoning Petition #918

Mary Whitman – Ellis is requesting to rezone .448 of an acre from an L-1 (Lake Residence) to R-2 (One and Two Family Residence). The property is located east of Monon at 6464 Bedford Bay, in Monon Township.

The Area Plan Commission held a public hearing on October 16, 2006 about this request. The APC voted to recommend this petition to the Commissioners by a vote of 9 yes and 0 no.

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there was anyone present to speak about this request.

Joe Eubanks, 6166 N. Bedford Bay, said that he had issues for the property being zoned an R-2 because he does not want them to put a duplex in.

Director Diann Weaver said that the property is too small, does not meet the lot size requirements, to build a duplex.

  • Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to approve Rezoning Petition #918 (Ordinance No. 504-06) rezoning .448 of an acre from an L-1 to an R-2 for Mary Whitman – Ellis, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

HOLIDAY, CLAIMS, PAYROLL & MEETINGS SCHEDULE FOR 2007

Jill Guingrich, Payroll Clerk/First Deputy of the Auditor, appeared before the Commissioners presenting the Holiday, Claims, Payroll and Meetings Schedule for 2007.

The Commissioners will take them under advisement and discuss at the next meeting.

AERIAL PHOTOS FROM THE STATE

Eric Storm, Computer Tech, appeared before the Commissioners explaining that the State has taken aerial photos of every county in the state. The state will give them to every county at no charge. Manatron will convert those photos to our GIS at a cost of $1,000.

Eric asked the Commissioners to approve the sales order to have this done.

Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the sales order from Manatron for 2005 ortho conversion and online publishing for $1,000, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

GARDEN LEASE

Commissioner Heimlich said that Mr. Jim Krintz is requesting to lease the county farm (2.156 acres) again for next year.

Commissioner Heimlich said that we need to make a decision on what we are going to do with the farm ground (78.6 acres) that expires this year. He said that the leaser needs to be contacted and notified.

The Commissioners will meet with Attorney George Loy and discuss what the future will be with the farm ground.

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

____________________________ ____________________________ __________________________

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

ATTEST: _____________________________

Mary Jo Pool, Auditor