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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 December 29, 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 White County Auditor Mary Jo Pool and Commissioners Secretary Donya Tirpak. White County Attorney George Loy was absent.


Commissioner Heimlich said that he would like to approve the minutes at the next Commissioners’ meeting because the wording for the Model Food Ordinance has not been put in. The Commissioners’ Secretary is waiting on an original copy of the ordinance from the White County Attorney George Loy.


Commissioner Ferguson made a motion to approve payroll for December 29, 2003, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer. Vote: Unanimous


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


Commissioner Heimlich said that at this time the Commissioners have decided not to make any appointments to the White County Airport Board because they do have legal questions to go over with the County Attorney and they are not prepared at this time to make any appointments.

B.J. Mursener, Airport Board member, addressed two sections in the State Statue for the Airport Board that the Commissioners must take into account when they are making their appointments.

  1. No more than two (2) members of the board may be of the same political party

  2. Members may not be actively engaged or employed in commercial aeronautics

Mr. Mursener said that he knows that these two sections does relate to interested persons wanting to be appointed on the Airport Board.

Mr. Leader, County resident and candidate for the Airport Board, explained that he does not consider himself to be engaged or employed in commercial aeronautics. He is in partnership with two commercial aeronautics companies where he does pay for the fuel and maintenance of the aircrafts; in return, he is entitled to have access to the aircrafts.

Mr. Leader did say that if the Commissioners do appoint him that he would not violate the statue.

Jim Allen, County Resident and Owner of Miller Mechanical, also appeared before the Commissioners saying that he is also interested to be appointed to the Airport Board.

Dr. Tribbett, County Resident and Doctor, also appeared before the Commissioners saying that he voted Republican in the Primary and he is very interested to serve on the Airport Board.


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

911 Director Terri Conwell

911Board Member Ronald Schmierer

Alcoholic Beverage Board Kenneth George

Animal Disease Emergency Coordinator Dr. Carl Hites

Board of Finance, President John Heimlich

Building Commissioner Dave Anderson

Child Protection Team John Heimlich

Commissioner President John Heimlich

Commissioner Vice President Ronald Schmierer

Commissioners’ Secretary Donya Tirpak

Community Corrections Board O.D. “Bud” Ferguson

Alternates: John Heimlich

Ronald Schmierer

County Attorney George Loy

Courthouse Maintenance Supervisor Ed Ward

Emergency Management Director Gordon Cochran

Emergency Management Deputy Director Dave Hurd

Advisory Council Gerry Allen

Mark Robertson

Chris Fullerton

Richard Westerhouse

Environmental Officer John Raines

GIS Administrator/Computer Coordinator Eric Storm

Health Board Dr. Frederic Henney

Mike Maddock

Highway Superintendent Steve Brooke

Highway Office Administrator Dorla Dumpert

Highway Assistant Superintendent BJ Propes

Highway Working Foremen Ed Bossung

Eric Hendress

Industrial Foundation Board John Heimlich

Ronald Schmierer

Kankakee-Iroquois Planning Ronald Schmierer

Lakeview Home Superintendent Kae Fuller

Lakeview Barber/Beautician Ada Santar

PTABOA Robert Oiler

(Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals) Ed Bish

Recycling Director Dawn Gerrard

Solid Waste Board John Heimlich

Ronald Schmierer

Alternate O.D. “Bud” Ferguson

Solid Waste Citizens’ Advisory Council Dawn Gerrard

Dan Johns

Veterans Service Officer Tom Carter

BZA (Board of Zoning Appeals) Dave Stimmel

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