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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 August 4, 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, White County Auditor Mary Jo Pool and White County Attorney George Loy.

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

MINUTES

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the July 21, 2003 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

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

CLAIMS

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the claims as presented, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

Auditor Mary Jo Pool was also given permission to release the check for Godlove Enterprises, Inc., in the amount of $170.00 that was held at July’s meeting.

VACATE PUBLIC ROADWAY

Attorney John Million appeared before the Commissioners representing Herman and Margot Gouwens requesting to vacate a roadway. On July 21, 2003, this discussion was tabled until the Commissioners’ Attorney and Attorney Million had a chance to discuss the easement needed from the TLRSD. Attorney Million said that in the ordinance he did include easement be granted to the TLRSD.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve Ordinance # 03-08-04-01 vacating part of a 15.00 foot roadway as platted in Edgewater Addition to Camp Reuben, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

Ordinance # 03-08-04-01

ORDINANCE VACATING ROADWAY

WHEREAS, Herman Gouwens and Margot J. Gouwens, husband and wife, filed their petition to vacate a certain roadway; and,

WHEREAS, said petition is in proper form, and said petitioners have given notice adjoining owners and by publication in the manner required by Indiana law; and,

WHEREAS, said petition is now found to be in proper form, evidence and testimony is presented in support of said petition, and there are no objections to said petition for vacation,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of White County, Indiana as follows:

  1. That, that certain roadway, running generally north and south and crossing property owned by petitioners in the Edgewater Addition to Camp Reuben in Liberty Township, White County, Indiana, more particularly described as follows,

That part of a 15.00 foot roadway as platted in Edgewater Addition to Camp Reuben, as recorded in deed Record 121, Pages 236 and 237 in the office of the Recorder of White County, Indiana described by: Commencing as the Northeast corner of Lot 12 in said Addition; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West (assumed bearing) 20.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence South 00 degrees 56 minutes 32 seconds East 50.00 feet; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 15.00 feet; thence North 00

degrees 56 minutes 32 seconds West 50.00 feet; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 15.00 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.017 of an Acre, more or less.

Be, and the same hereby is vacated as a public roadway.

EXCEPTING from said vacation, an easement for installation, repair and improvement of a sewer line, in width, extending across and along said roadway, in favor of the Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District.

  1. That, following said vacation, said vacated road right-of-way shall become the property of the petitioners, Herman Gouwens and Margot J. Gouwens, husband and wife, subject to the above-described sewer easement.

  1. That the Clerk of the Board is hereby requested and directed to present a copy of this ordinance to the Recorder of White County, Indiana, for purposes of recording the same.

PASSED, this 4th day of August 2003, by the Board of Commissioners of White County, Indiana.

JEFF KRINTZ – LUSE ROAD

Jeff Krintz, 3703 Luse Road, appeared before the Commissioners asking for signs to be placed on Luse Road because there is a blind spot when exiting his driveway. There are a lot of vehicles speeding on this road and he is afraid that visitors leaving his property will pull out and get hit.

The Commissioners asked White County Highway Superintendent to look at the area and see what kind of signs could be placed on Luse Road.

JAENICKE PROPERTY

Area Plan Director Diann Weaver submitted pictures to the Commissioners showing that Jaenicke’s have not completed the installation of the commercial pole barn by the extension date given by the Commissioners.

The Jaenicke’s were given a 30-day extension on June 2, 2003, to build a 30’ x 54’ commercial pole barn and also clean up the property.

Commissioner Heimlich said that a telephone call and certified letter will be sent to Michael D. & Brenda Jaenicke stating that they have until August 18, 2003, to complete the project or the property rezoning will be reverted.

LAKEVIEW HOME

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the proposal and contract with Deno Roofing to have repairs done at Lakeview Home for the cost of $2,673.00, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

 

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the admittance of Mary M. Jay into Lakeview Home pending the approval of her medical form, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

CINDA KELLEY – RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT

Cinda Kelley, Director of the White County Industrial Foundation, appeared before the Commissioners presenting the loan/grant application to the USDA/Rural Development for an infrastructure improvement project west of Wolcott. If the USDA approves the application, the $200,000 interest-free loan would be used to extend water and sewer service from the town of Wolcott west to businesses and residences near the Jasper County line.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion that the White County Commissioners support the White County REMC Rural Economic Development grant for the Wolcott Corridor, 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, Whit County Auditor