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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 18, 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 for August 4, 2003, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

PAYROLL

Commissioner Ferguson made motion to approve payroll as presented for August 25, 2003, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer. Vote: Unanimous

BROOKSTON BRIDGE #228

Don Ward, County Engineer, appeared before the Commissioners presenting preliminary plans for the new Brookston Bridge (Southeast of Brookston).

The project is estimated to cost $550,000 with funding to come from the Cumulative Bridge Fund.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the preliminary plans for the new bridge Southeast of Brookston #228 presented by Don Ward, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

AREA PLAN

Diann Weaver, Director, appeared before the Commissioners presenting the following:

Rezoning Petition #827

White Rock Family Partnership is requesting to rezone 4.7366 acres from an A-1 to a B-1. The property is located North of Monticello, just North of 1922 N. West Shafer Drive.

On July 14, 2003 the Area Plan Commission voted to recommend this amendment to the Commissioners by a vote of 6 yes and 0 no with a $100.00 fine imposed and a written apology to appear in the Herald Journal for allowing Hubbard Chevrolet to conduct car sales on the property without being properly zoned.

The Commissioners tabled the request on July 21, 2003 to discuss some issues regarding the sixth street expansion with the White County Attorney.

Commissioner Ferguson disapproved with the request from the Area Plan Commission asking Hubbard’s to write an apology to appear in the Herald Journal.

White County Attorney George Loy advised the Commissioners to make a vote of yea or nea on the rezoning recommendation based on the merits from the Area Plan Commission. The penalties and fines are not part of the rezoning request.

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve Rezoning Petition #827 (Ordinance No. 451-03) from an A-1 to a B-2 for property located North of Monticello, just North of 1922 N. West Shafer Drive for White Rock Family Partnership, seconded by Commissioner Ferguson. Vote: Unanimous

Rezoning Petition # 821

Richard J. & Sandra L. Suray Revocable Trust are requesting to rezone Lot Number One (1) in Breezy Hill Subdivision, in Monon Township, from a B-2 to an L-1. The property is located West of Lowe’s Bridge at 3838 E. Bailey Road.

On August 11, 2003, the Area Plan Commission voted to recommend this amendment to the Commissioners by a vote of 10 yes and 0 no. The petition does come with a commitment letter.

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

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve Rezoning Petition #821 (Ordinance No. 452-03) from a B-2 to L-1 for property located West of Lowe’s Bridge at 3838 E. Bailey Road for Richard & Sandra Suray Revocable Trust. Vote: Unanimous

Rezoning Petition #828

Dale Ward is requesting to rezone 16.049 acres from an I-2 to B-2. The property is located North of Monon at 10012 N. U.S. Highway 421. The Area Plan Commission voted to recommend this amendment to the Commissioners by a vote of 10 yes and 0 no.

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

Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to approve Rezoning Petition #828 (Ordinance No. 453-03) from an I-2 to B-2 for Dale Ward at 10012 N. U.S. Highway 421, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer. Vote: Unanimous

MICHAEL D. & BRENDA J. JAENICKE

Commissioner Heimlich detailed the history of the Jaenicke property saying that the rezoning was approved October 2002 with a commitment letter. In June 2003 the Jaenicke never met the commitment and the Commissioners did grant them a 30-day extension. If the commitment was not met by the August 18, 2003, the Commissioners were going to revert the rezoning.

White County Environmental Officer John Raines did provide recent pictures to the Commissioners of the pole barn and property. In the pictures there were still areas on the property that did need to be cleaned up.

Commissioner Schmierer did ask Mr. Jaenicke if the state had issued him a “Certificate of Occupancy” because there is no electrical or plumbing.

Michael Jaenicke appeared presenting the most recent pictures of the property and building. During the time Mr. Raines was at the location and taking pictures he advised Mr. Jaenicke of the areas that needed to be cleaned up. Mr. Jaenicke did provide pictures of those areas showing that they were cleaned up.

Commissioner Heimlich explained that their main concerns were that the area was clean and the pole barn was built; with the information that Mr. Jaenicke provided it looks like it had been completed.

Council President, James Mann, called the Council meeting to order in joint session with the Commissioners. The following members were present: James Mann, Harry Voorhis, Faye Lowring, Richard Horton, Dennis Carter, Art Anderson and Linda Maudlin.

WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

White County Hospital CEO, Paul Cardwell, presented the Financial Analysis Report for the month of July, 2003. He thanked Commissioner Heimlich and Commissioner Schmierer for attending the Strategic Planning Meeting held by the hospital last week.

He reported that the hospital showed a loss of $130,279 in excess revenue over expenses last month, but the cash portion increased.

The search for a surgeon continues for the hospital; and Dr. Garrett Smith from Unity continues to come twice a week.

Councilman Mann asked Mr. Cardwell about the hospital running the ambulance service. Mr. Cardwell said it was discussed at the strategic planning meeting and they are going to meet with the City of Monticello again on this.

Jay Clawson, Monticello City Council, was present and said that they are working on setting up a new contract with the County. The ambulance has expanded to three thousand runs a year. They have ALS service run by paramedics instead of EMTs. The County funding is $118,000 and they feel the County should cover more of the funding, as they need more full time people. When they have the final figures they will bring this before the Council and Commissioners.

WHITE COUNTY BUILDING INSPECTOR

White County Building Inspector Dave Anderson reported that there were eighty-three building permits issued last month; seven of these were issued for new homes.

WHITE COUNTY INDUSTRIAL FOUNDATION

White County Industrial Foundation Cinda Kelley presented a monthly update. She said the USDA REDLG grant application was submitted on time on August 14th.

Cinda Kelley introduced Troy Geisler who will be working with her through a grant. She will not know about the grant until the first of the year.

WHITE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

White County Environmental Officer John Raines presented his report of complaints and violations for the month of July 2003. He reported that Liberty Landfill is building a new cell.

AT THIS TIME THE COUNCIL ADJOURNED TO THEIR OWN MEETING ROOM.

ARNETT HMO INSURANCE RATES FOR 2004

White County Auditor Mary Jo Pool submitted the Arnett HMO Insurance rates for 2004:

ARNETT SINGLE FAMILY

Premium $319.00 $861.30

County Pays $296.67 $714.88

You Pay $ 22.33 $146.42

Per Pay $ 10.31 $ 67.58

Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to accept the Arnett HMO Insurance rates for 2004 as presented, 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