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BE IT REMEMBERED, that a regular meeting of the White County Commissioners was held at the White County Courthouse at 8:00 a.m. on April 5, 2004, on the 2nd floor of the Commissioners’ Chambers.

Commissioners present were: President John C. Heimlich, Vice President Ronald Schmierer, and Commissioner O.D. “Bud” Ferguson. Also present was White County Attorney George Loy, White County Auditor Mary Jo Pool and Commissioners’ Secretary Donya Tirpak.

Commissioner President John C. Heimlich called the Commissioners meeting to order.

MINUTES

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the minutes as presented from the Commissioners’ regular meeting on March 15, 2004, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the payroll as presented for April 5, 2004, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

CLAIMS

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to allow payment on the claims as advertised, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

VOTING PLACES IN WHITE COUNTY

White County Voters’ Registration Clerk, Mary Reid, submitted documentation requesting approval on the “Voting Places In White County Primary Election May 4, 2004”.

Big Creek Chalmers Town Hall Prairie 2 Frontier – Brookston Gym

Cass Richard Welker Residence Princenton 1 Firehouse Community Room

Honey Creek Reynolds Fire House Princeton 2 Firehouse Community Room

Jackson Burnettsville Community Center Round Grove Don Burton Residence

Liberty 1 Buffalo Fire House Union 1 American Legion

Liberty 2 Sitka Baptist Church Union 2 CDC Resource Center

Lincoln Idaville Fire House Union 3 Moose Lodge

Monon 1 Monon Fire House Union 4 County Building

Monon 2 North White High School Union 5 County Building

Monon 3 Lions Club Building Union 6 County Building

Prairie 1 Frontier – Brookston Gym Union 7 County Building

West Point Tri-County High School

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the list of voting places in White County for the May 2004 primary, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

WHITE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL

Northwest Indiana Solid Waste Director, Marla Maffett, submitted in writing a request to have a letter of support written from the Commissioners for the White County Agriculture Association. Marla is assisting the Agriculture Association with the grant, not to exceed $10,000.

The White County Agriculture Association is intending to file an application with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The funds will be used to provide collection and storage pits for composting animal waste and bedding at the fairgrounds. The Agriculture Association plans to contract with Brian Furrer to compost the organic materials.

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to send a letter of support to the Agriculture Association for the

Grant request for storage, transportation and composting of animal manure and bedding at the county fairgrounds in Reynolds, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

6th STREET EXPANSION

Commissioner Heimlich said that the Commissioners have received an official letter from the Indiana Department of Transportation indicating all of the prior money spent on the 6th Street project will be counted as match by INDOT.

Word has also been given that the House Floor has passed the Transportation Budget, which includes $14 M for 6th Street. This will now go to a Conference Committee between the House and Senate and than to the President for signatures.

UNION TOWNSHIP ASSESSOR

Judy Bertram, Union Township Assessor, appeared before the Commissioners presenting a contract from Indiana Assessment for 2003 Data Collection. Mrs. Bertram has started the data collection but due to an emergency surgery she is unable to complete 102 parcels. The contract is for $2,040, which is $20.00 per parcel. Mrs. Bertram does have the money in her part-time employee account to pay for the service. The contract does require the Commissioners approval.

  • Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the contract for Indiana Assessment for data collection

of 102 parcels at $20.00 per parcel, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

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

_____________________________ ______________________________ __________________________

John C. Heimlich, President Ronald Schmierer, Vice President O.D. “Bud” Ferguson, Member

ATTEST: ________________________________

Mary Jo Pool, White County Auditor