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                September 20, 2010



                The White County Drainage Board convened at 10:30 A. M. in the Commissioners’ Room of the White County Building, Monticello, Indiana.  Board members present were:  President Ronald Schmierer, Vice President Steve Burton, and Drainage Board Member John Heimlich.  Also present were Attorney George W. Loy, Surveyor Dennis Sterrett, Drainage Assistant Mary Sterrett, and Secretary Jamie Rozzi. 


                 Also in attendance was Sharon Watson with White County Soil & Water.


The first item on the agenda was to approve the minutes from the September 7th, 2010 meeting. Board Member Heimlich so moved.  Board Member Burton seconded the motion.   Motion carried unanimously.


The next item on the agenda was for the Surveyor to update the Drainage Board on current Maintenance Projects.


Emmett Rayman – County Line Tiling/Excavating (Mike Ezra) has started on the project and is still south of State Road 18.  The office also received a couple of reports of beaver dams down by John Werner and those will be taken out when he gets to that point.


George Chamberlain – Project was awarded to Gutwein Bulldozing and Excavating.  The Surveyor has been out to look at the ditch and all of the crops are off so that project can be started now.  The Surveyor will call and let the contractor know he can start.


C. Hook – Project was awarded to Gutwein Bulldozing and Excavating.  The Surveyor has been out to check if the crops were out along the ditch, but they are not yet harvested.


W. W. Helfrick – Project was awarded to County Ling Tiling/Excavating (Mike Ezra).  There are still  crops on that portion.  The crops along that are still green.


Surveyor Sterrett explained, “We’re working on the Roudebush right now.  We’ve got about one day left of surveying on it and then we’ve got the Smith drain.  We probably ought to raise the maintenance on the Roudebush.”


Chairman Schmierer asked, “Does it need to be more than 25 percent?”


Surveyor Sterrett replied, “I haven’t figured it yet because I’m not done surveying it yet, but there’s not that much money in there.”


Chairman Schmierer stated, “See if you can get a hearing put together for us.”


Surveyor Sterrett stated, “As soon as I get an estimate…there’s $3,812 in the maintenance fund and it only collects $900 a year.”


Board Member Burton asked, “Approximately how long is that?”


Surveyor Sterrett replied, “15,400 feet and a mile and a half of it is along the road and there is a power line along the field side.  I assume we can work underneath that, but I need to get a contractor out there to look at that.  The Mellon Branch, there is enough money in there, I think.  There is $5,500 in there and it’s only 4,500 feet long.  The Smith Branch has $7,000 in the fund and collects $1,876 per year and it’s about 6,000 feet long.  I know there’s some brush on it, but I haven’t been on that ditch yet.  We ought to be able to get by with what’s in there.  As soon as I get the Roudebush done, I’ll come in and set the rates on it.”


Chairman Schmierer asked if there were any additional items to be addressed to the Drainage Board.  Chairman Schmierer then adjourned the meeting.