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BE IT REMEMBERED, that a regular meeting of the White County Commissioners was held at the White County Building at 8:00 a.m. on June 2, 2003, on the second floor of the Commissioners Chambers.

Commissioners present were: President John C. Heimlich, Vice President Ronald Schmierer and Member O.D. “Bud” Ferguson. Also present were Commissioners Secretary Donya Tirpak and White County Auditor. The White County Attorney George Loy was absent.

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

MINUTES

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the minutes for the regular meeting on May 19, 2003, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to approve payroll for June 2, 2003, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer. Vote: Unanimous

CLAIMS

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

STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

The Indiana State Board of Animal Health submitted contracts to be signed by the Commissioners for Bovine Brucellosis and Tuberculosis eradication programs in White County. The Indiana State Board of Animal Health has made an estimate of the cost to White County for carrying out Brucellosis and Tuberculosis testing programs based on the current cattle population, recognizing that the cost of carrying out the testing programs may vary considerably depending upon the amount of infection that is found by Board surveillance programs.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the contracts submitted from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health in the amount of $1,000.00 for Bovine Brucellosis and Tuberculosis effective January 2004 thru January 2005, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

WHITE COUNTY RECYCLING

White County Recycling Director Dawn Gerard said that the underwriters of the insurance company came out to do an inspection of the recycling building. Mrs. Gerard presented a list of improvements needing immediate attention by June 23, 2003.

The fuel tank on site was one area written up due to the fact of the location being next to the building and not being contained in a dike. A fuel tank holding 500 gallons of fuel or more must be placed in a dike to contain and control spills or leaks. The fuel tank should also be located at least 50 feet from any buildings.

Mrs. Gerard did present several prices for a dike. The Commissioners asked Mrs. Gerard to gather information and prices to have the fuel tank and propane tank moved 50 feet away from the building placed in a dike. Also collect prices to have a 12 V pump installed. The Commissioners suggested using the bottom of a septic tank as a dike.

AREA PLAN

White County Area Plan Director Diann Weaver appeared before the Commissioners presenting Rezoning Petition #817 for Hanenkratt Grain Co. Inc.

This rezoning petition was tabled from the Commissioners meeting on May 19, 2003.

Hanenkratt Grain Co. Inc., are requesting to rezone property located in the Town of Idaville at 104 & 106 E. South Railroad Street and 302, 304, 306 S. East Cross Street (Lots Number 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, and 66) from B-2 (General Business) and R-2 (One and Two Family Residential) to an I-2 (General Industrial).

At the Commissioners’ Meeting on May 19, 2003, Diann Weaver was asked by the Commissioners to find the exact measurements of the lots making sure they do meet the minimum requirements of an I-2 zoning. Mrs. Weaver reported today that each of the lots on the north end measure 50’ x 125’, which is approximately 37, 500 square feet total on six lots. Mrs. Weaver said that the square footage does meet the I-2 zoning requirements, which is 25,000 square feet.

Commissioner Heimlich did explain that if Hanenkratt’s decide to build on the property that they would have to follow any setback requirements in the ordinance.

Diann Weaver stated that the attorney for the Area Plan Commission said that the properties do not coincide because of the alley between them and the residential properties.

Commissioner Schmierer said that since the lot(s) do meet the criteria to be zoned an I-2 and the Area Plan Commission voted to recommend this amendment by a vote of 6 yes and 2 no, he has no other reason not to approve the request.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion that Rezoning Petition #817 (Ordinance No. 445-03) for Hanenkratt Grain Co. Inc., rezoning property located in the Town of Idaville at 104 & 106 E. South Railroad Street and 302, 204, 206 S. East Cross Street be rezoned from B-2 and R-2 to an I-2, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

Craig Kelley, property owner and resident of Idaville, argued that the rezoning approval does not meet the requirements for an I-2 zoning.

BUILDING PERMIT FOR – MICHAEL D. & BRENDA J. JAENICKE

Commissioner Heimlich explained that the Jaenicke’s recently contacted him concerning a building permit request for a poll barn. On October 21, 2002, property belonging to the Jaenicke’s was rezoned with a commitment letter stating that they would build a poll barn approximately 60’ x 100’ by May 31, 2003. When Mr. Jaenicke applied for a permit to build the poll barn he indicated on the application that the size of the poll barn was going to be 30’ x 54’. Since this does not meet the requirements of the commitment letter, Diann Weaver, Director of Area Plan, sent a letter to the Jaenicke’s indicating that their permit request was denied and also stated that since the commitment to build the poll barn has not been made by the May 31, 2003, deadline the zoning that was approved on October 21, 2002, would be reverted back to an A-1.

Mr. and Mrs. Jaenicke appeared before the Commissioners explaining that when the commitment letter was requested and written the size of the poll barn was never a concerned factor. The commitment letter was to stress that a poll barn would be built no later than May 31, 2003 to clean up the property by storing misc. boat parts. Mr. Jaenicke said that he put an approximate size in the commitment letter to give him leeway because he was not for sure how big or small he wanted to build. Mr. Jaenicke said that they have received the necessary state permits to build the commercial poll barn. He stressed that a poll barn that is 30’x54’ is more than adequate to clean up the property storing parts and even providing him with a small working area inside.

Mrs. Jaenicke asked the Commissioners for permission to have an extension giving them the chance to prove that they can get the commercial poll barn up and everything put away.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion by the Commissioners to issue a building permit to Mr. & Mrs. Jaenicke to build a 30’x54’ commercial poll barn and be given a 30-day extension on the commitment letter for the building and cleanup, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

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

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

ATTEST: ________________________________

Mary Jo Pool, White County Auditor