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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on June 20, 2005, at the White County Courthouse, 2nd floor, Commissioners’ chambers beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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

MINUTES

Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to approve the minutes for the June 6, 2005, regular meeting, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the payroll as presented for June 20, 2005, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

APPOINTMENT – WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BOARD

  • Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to re-appoint Larry Pampel and Reggie Shireman to the White County Memorial Hospital Board effective July 1, 2005, and expiring June 30, 2009, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

Commissioner Heimlich said that the paperwork has been misplaced for the appointment of Kathy Altman to the White County Memorial Hospital. Commissioner Heimlich suggested that the appointment be announced and the appropriate forms will be put in the file.

  • Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to reaffirm the appointment of Kathy Altman to the White County Memorial Hospital Board effective until June 30, 2007, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

LAKEVIEW HOME APPLICATION

  • Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to accept the Application and Admission Record for James A. Hughes to Lakeview Home effective June 20, 2005, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

AREA PLAN

Director Diann Weaver presented the following to the Commissioners:

Rezoning Petition #873

Rangeline Properties, Inc., is requesting to rezone property located West of Monticello at 19 S. 300 E. (Lot 1) from an A-1 (Agricultural) to an I-2 (General Industrial).

Commissioner Heimlich said that this request was stayed because of an appeal of a procedural ruling. The BZA did not act on the appeal because the appellant’s requested that the board table the request. The BZA granted the request and it will be discussed at the July 28, 2005, BZA meeting.

Commissioner Heimlich explained that the Commissioners action is stayed until the appeal is decided. After the appeal is decided by the BZA the Commissioners will than have 90 days to act on the recommendation

Rezoning Petition # 883

William C. White is requesting to rezone .18 of an acre from an A-1 (Agricultural) to an R-2 (One and Two Family Residential). The property is located South of Lowe’s Bridge at 3935 N. Dolby Court. The Area Plan Commission heard this request in a public meeting on June 13, 2005.

The APC voted to recommend this rezoning request to the Commissioners by a vote of 7 yes and 0 no. There was no one opposing the request.

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

The mother of the applicant was present to explain that the other lots on that road are currently out of compliance because they were built in the 1960’s which was prior to the county having a zoning ordinance. They would like to build a garage on the lot to store their boats.

  • Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to approve Rezoning Petition #883 (Ordinance No. 483-05) changing the property located at 3935 N. Dolby Court from an A-1 to an R-2 for William C. White, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

Rezoning Petition # 884

Douglas & Connie Hay are the property owners of property located South of Monticello at 1510 S. Airport Road. Connie Pampel is the applicant and requesting to rezone 2.405 acres from an A-1 (Agricultural) to B-2 (General Business). The APC heard this request at a public hearing on June 13, 2005 and there was no one present opposing the request. The APC voted to recommend this rezoning petition to the Commissioners by a vote of 7 yes and 0 no.

 

Diann said that this petition comes with a written commitment stating that two-thirds of the property will be used strictly for a full service winery and if the property is ever resold that the zoning would revert back to an A-1.

Commissioner Heimlich asked if anyone was present to speak about the rezoning request.

Connie Pampel said that they are in the process of buying this property but the sale is pending based on the rezoning. Connie Pampel explained that they are leaving most of the property an A-1 zoning because they will use the land to grow grapes. The area requesting to be rezoned will be where they will have the retail business selling the wine and misc. items.

  • Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to approve the Rezoning Petition #884 (Ordinance #484-05) for property located at 1510 S. Airport Road from an A-1 to B-2, seconded by Commissioner Burton. Vote: Unanimous

AT THIS TIME, Council President James Mann called the Council to order in joint session with the County Commissioners. Council members present were:

James Mann Faye Lowring Dennis Carter

Dennis Cain Ronald Schmierer Kevin “Casey” Crabb

Richard “Buzz” Horton

E-911

White County E-911 Director Terri Conwell reported that the new work schedule is working very well.

The department was hit by lightening on June 5th and the cost to get everything back up and running was over $2,098.10. She has been trying to get RaComm, Sprint and Fissell electric together to figure out where the problem is.

The Commissioners instructed Terri to turn the cost into the insurance company.

BUILDING INSPECTOR

White County Building Inspector Dave Anderson reported that there was fifty-two permits issued last month and eight of them were for new homes.

Councilman Schmierer commended Dave Anderson for getting the electric, water, and sewage connected at the Information Booth. Schmierer said that Dave has done a wonderful job and he really appreciates his time.

SHERIFF’S DEPT

Sheriff Roberts reported that the grinder station that was purchased a year ago in September has already gone out. This is still covered under warranty. The building still has a leaking roof and the Sheriff is having the prisoner’s mow the property South of the Sheriff’s building.

Councilman Schmierer said that the roof is still under warranty and he will make a telephone call to get it fixed.

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Environmental Officer John Raines presented his Complaints and Violations report for May 2005.

John thanked White County Attorney George Loy for taking an ongoing complaint to court last month and was able to get a conviction on the property owner. The homeowner has been fined $2,000 and 30 days to get the mess cleaned up.

Liberty Landfill continues to have changes with the building well under way now and the new cell expansion is getting done.

INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION

Director Valerie Hunter reported that the Community Calendar magnets are now completed and being passed out to the public.

Valerie said that she has been working with a couple industry expansions throughout the county. As they progress, she will keep everyone updated.

LAKEVIEW HOME

Lakeview Home Director Kae Fuller said that the new director of the FSSA is looking for ideas on how to restructure the Medicaid system. If anyone has had experience in this area they are welcome to send their ideas to our State representative Danny Jones.

WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Paul Cardwell, Hospital CEO, presented the Financial Analysis report for May 2005. He reported that the hospital’s revenue continues to do well. Two years ago, it was very difficult to have a $2M month but now the hospital has had two $3M months back-to-back.

A group from Louisville, Kentucky, that ranks all hospitals throughout the nation based on their Medicare discharge cost has ranked White County Memorial Hospital 113th in Indiana. The board is really pleased with this.

PARKING FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES

City Councilman James Mann, Jr., appeared before the Commissioners saying that the city will start charging business employees for parking in the city lots beginning in July. The city has been advised not to assign “specific spaces” because this will cause confusion. People will be assigned to park in a certain lot.

County Commissioner Heimlich said that the county’s biggest problem right now is not having enough handicap parking spaces. Currently, there are two and county employees are occupying them.

GATEWAY MEDICAL RESOURCE ALLIANCE

Carla Peterson, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, appeared before the Council and Commissioners detailing how the company is a regional, physician-owned and directed benefits enhancement that provides specific contracted procedures to members.

APPLICATION FOR LAKEVIEW HOME

  • Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the Application and Admission Record for Sylvia Hammond contingent on the Physicians Report for Lakeview Home effective June 20, 2005, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

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

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

ATTEST: ______________________________

Mary Jo Pool, White County Auditor