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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on September 7, 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 Attorney George Loy and the Commissioners Secretary Donya Tirpak.  Auditor Jill Guingrich was absent.

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

MINUTES
• Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the August 16, 2010, regular meeting, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

PAYROLL
• Commissioner Burton 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 with the exception of the claim paid to Segal’s for $494.00 to cover the insurance for the Recycling Building, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

TIOGA BRIDGE
Don Ward, Don Ward Engineering, appeared before the Commissioners requesting two signatures on Change Order #1 for putting on the top plates on the bridge for $25,000. 

Mr. Ward reminded the Commissioners that on June 21, 2010, they approved Mr. Barker to apply for additional funds from the State for $24,800 with a county match of $6,200.  These additional funds will cover the cost for Change Order #1.  He said that there will be another change order for the repair of the roller nest.

Mr. Ward reported that this will make the total repair cost of Tioga Bridge, $994,288,000.
COMMISSIONERS APPROVED

ELECTION POLING SITES
White County Clerk, Bruce Lambert, presented the list of polling sites for the White County 2010 General Election.  Mr. Lambert said that they are making a change this fall by abandoning the Union 3 site, which was the Moose Lodge.  He said that they have been receiving a lot of complaints about the lighting in the dining room,

cleanliness, and an issue with the heat in the fall.  Mr. Lambert said that they are going to move it to the new nursing home, White Oak Health facility.  He said that even though it’s not actually in the precinct, the law permits us to be within the limits.  They did look elsewhere in Union 3, but it was very difficult to find a place with

accessibility.  


White County 2010 General Election – November 2, 2010

Facility      Precinct

American Legion Post, Monticello   Union 1
Buffalo Fire House     Liberty 1
Burnettsville Community Room   Jackson
Burton Residence – W. State Rd. 18, Brookston  Round Grove
Chalmers Town Hall    Big Creek
County Building ~  Assessor’s Office   Union 6
  Auditor’s Office   Union 5
  Recorder’s Office    Union 4
  Treasurer’s Office   Union 7

First Baptist Church – Arch Street   Monon 3
Frontier School/Brookston Gym   Prairie 1 & 2
Idaville Fire House     Lincoln
Monon Fire House     Monon 1
North White High School    Monon 2
Pine Room, Pine View Lodge, Norway Road  Union 2
Reynolds Fire House    Honey Creek
Sitka Baptist Church    Liberty 2
Tri-County High School    West Point
Welker Residence – E. State Road 16, Idaville  Cass
White Oak Residence Facility – Sixth Street  Union 3
Wolcott Town Hall     Princeton 1 & 2

• Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the polling sites for the White County 2010 General Election as presented, seconded by Commissioner Heimlich.  Vote:  Unanimous

PROPOSED K2/SPICE ORDINANCE
White County Prosecutor, Bob Guy, proposed an ordinance to the Commissioners that would ban the sell of a substance called “K2” or “Spice” currently being sold in local convenience stores and tobacco stores in White County.    He explained that the substance is coated in a chemical compound that when smoked it induces an effect

similar to marijuana.

Mr. Guy and Tony Lantz, Investigator, displayed samples that are currently being sold in local stores at $30 each for three-grams.  Mr. Lantz said that one business in Monticello is buying 100 packets every other week.  Mr. Guy said that they have had instances already of kids who have overdosed on this and they had to receive

medical attention.

Since the compound material isn’t illegal, they are hoping with the ban of selling the product that it will control kids from using the substance.  Mr. Guys said that he understands that the state legislature is likely to step in and fix this problem, but he wanted a measurer that allowed the county some control sooner.

• Commissioner Burton made a motion to suspend the rules and consider passage the proposed ordinance on the first reading, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer.  Vote:  Unanimous

• Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to adopt Ordinance #10-09-07-01, prohibiting the sale of substances containing synthetic cannabinoids or their use in public facilities in White County, Indiana, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous


Ordinance #10-09-07-01
ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE SALE OF SUBSTANCES CONTAINING SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS OR THEIR USE IN PUBLIC FACILITIES IN WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA

WHEREAS, the White County Board of Commissioners have been made aware the substances containing synthetic cannabinoids, which include substances containing one or more of the following chemical compounds:

(1) (6aR, 10aR)-9-(hydroxymenthyl)-6,6-dimethyl-3-(2methyloctan-2-yl)-6a,
7,10,10a-tetrahydrobenzo[c] chromen-1-01, also known as HU-210;

(2) 1-Pentyl-3-(1-naphthoyl) indole, also known as JWH-018;

(3) 1-Butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl) indole, also known as JWH-073; or

(4) Any other equivalent compound or derivative

(hereinafter individually and collectively the “Products”) have been marketed, sold, and offered for sale to the residents of White County, including minors; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of White County and various elected and law enforcement officials have noted an increased use of such Products, currently marketed and sold under the name of “K2” and “Spice;” and

WHEREAS, Indiana law provides that County Executive may enact Ordinances to promote and protect the safety, health and welfare of its citizenry; and

WHEREAS, the Products containing synthetic cannabinoids have not been tested by the Food and Drug Administration (U.S. Department of Agriculture) or other governmental agency for human consumption and may contain chemicals detrimental to the health and welfare of those who may ingest them; and

WHEREAS, medical studies and treatises note deleterious health risks and adverse effects associated with synthetic cannabinoids and the Products; and

WHEREAS, several states and municipalities throughout the United States have banned the Products and synthetic cannabinoids as a danger to public health and welfare; and

WHEREAS, the smoke emanating from the burning or incineration of the Products may cause adverse effects on bystanders or those in the vicinity of such activity; and

WHEREAS, the White County Board of Commissioners believe it is in the best interest of its citizens to prohibit the sale, marketing, or offering for sale of the Products within White County, Indiana, to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and children of White County.

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

Section 1:  Products containing synthetic cannabinoids (“Products”), such as K2/Spice, or similar products which contain one or more of the following chemical compounds:

(1) (6aR, 10aR)-9-(hydroxymenthyl)-6,6-dimethyl-3-(2methyloctan-2-yl)-6a,
7,10,10a-tetrahydrobenzo[c] chromen-1-01, also known as HU-210;

(2) 1-Pentyl-3-(1-naphthoyl) indole, also known as JWH-018;

(3) 1-Butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl) indole, also known as JWH-073; or

(4)  Any other equivalent compound or derivative

Shall not be sold, marketed, or offered for sale within White County, Indiana; and

Section 2:   Products containing synthetic cannabinoids (“Products”) may not be burned, incinerated or ignited in any public place or on any property owned, leased or controlled by White County.

Section 3:  Persons or entities violating the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to the penalty imposed for a Class B infraction, as set forth in Indiana Code 34-28-5-4.  Accordingly, this ordinance shall be enforced by the provisions of Indiana Code 34-28-5.

Section 4:  This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon passage and publication pursuant to Indiana law.

 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
White County Economic Development Director, Connie Neininger, said that the committee for the Economic Development Strategy Plan project has completed the consultant selection review process.  After the interviewing process and checking all references, the committee would like to make the recommendation to the Commissioners to

hire Urban Initiatives for the project. 

Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the selection of Urban Initiatives for the County Wide Economic Development Strategic Plan project, seconded by Commissioner Schmierer.  Vote:  Unanimous

 

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

 


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

 

 


ATTEST:  _________________________
     Jill Guingrich, Auditor