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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on August 2, 2010, at the White County Building, Commissioners conference room, 2nd floor, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Commissioners present were President John C. Heimlich, Vice President Steve Burton, and Commissioner Ron Schmierer.  Also present was the White County Auditor Jill Guingrich and County Attorney George Loy.

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

MINUTES
• Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the July 19, 2010, regular meeting, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer.  Vote:  Unanimous

PAYROLL
• Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve payroll as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

CLAIMS
• Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve and pay the claims as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

VOGEL REAL-ESTATE
Greg Vogel, Agent, presented paperwork to the Commissioners to lower the selling price of Lakeview Home from $1.250 million to $900,000.

• Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to reduce the selling price of Lakeview Home to $900,000, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

OLD HOSPITAL
• Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to hire Vogel Auctioneering Service to auction off the old White County Memorial Hospital on September 11, 2010, and pay them 6% commission with $1,500 for advertising, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

AREA PLAN
Director Joe Rogers presented Rezoning Petition #984, which was tabled at the last Commissioners’ meeting on July 19, 2010. 

Mr. Brian LeeRoy Mullendore is requesting to rezone .2 of an acre from an L-1 (Lake District) to a B-2 (General Business District) for the purpose to operate a bait shop.  The property is located at 6510 N. East Shafer Drive, Monticello. 

Since the last meeting, Mr. Rogers said that he has not heard from any of the property owners in that area nor the applicant.  He said that the APC board still stands by their recommendation and one of their concerns was the parking.  They still would like the applicant to provide a plan to satisfy the county ordinance.

Commissioner Schmierer said that he did walk around the property and he couldn’t see where the applicant was going to come up with the parking.  He said that he never realized how drastic the road was until he had to back out onto it. 

Commissioner Heimlich said that he has been to the property twice now and without a survey being done; he can’t really tell where the 9’ feet of easement on the other side of the property would be. 

Mr. Rogers said that the applicant did tell him that he has listed the property for sale and if the rezoning does pass, then he will take it off the market.  He is committed to having a bait shop and if he can’t have it here then he wants to go someplace where he can have it.

Commissioner Schmierer said that he hates to stop anyone from starting up their own business, but he personally doesn’t think that this is a safe location.

Burton Street, neighbor, appeared to express his concerns as to why he opposes the request.  His concerns were the location of where it’s going to be, the danger of adding more traffic on the road, the narrow of the bayou, and the land on the property not being suitable for a business.

• Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to deny Rezoning Request #984 for property located at 6510 N. East Shafer Drive, because of the property not being big enough and the public safety issues with the road, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

RIGHT-OF-WAY AMENDMENT FOR SIXTH STREET
Commissioner Heimlich presented an amendment for Sixth Street from American Structurepoint that needed the Commissioners approval.  The amendment is an additional cost of $23,210.00, and it’s because there are more parcels than the original contract called for.

• Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve Supplemental #2 to the LPA Contract for the Sixth Street Project, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

WIND FARMS – PHASE II
Economic Development Director Connie Neininger presented a document to the Commissioners requesting their approval. The letter confirms that the last five turbines in Phase II of the Wind Farm project, which is a 66 wind turbine project, will not be commissioned until September.

• Commissioner Burton made a motion that the final five turbines in Phase II will not be commissioned until on or before September 30, 2010, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer.  Vote:  Unanimous

Connie also presented an amendment from Meadow Lake for the completion date of Phase V.
Originally, Phase V was to be completed in 2011 and they are now proposing the completion date to be in 2012.

Commissioner Heimlich said that this will also have to be approved by the Council as well.

• Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the amendment to the Economic Development Agreement for Phase V, changing the completion date to December 31, 2012, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer.  Vote:  Unanimous

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

 

__________________________          _______________________             _________________________
John C. Heimlich, President                 Steve Burton, Vice President             Ronald Schmierer, Member

 


ATTEST:  _________________________
     Jill Guingrich, Auditor