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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on November 1, 2010, at the White County Building, Commissioners Conference room, 2nd floor, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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

·    Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the minutes as presented for the regular meeting held on October 18, 2010, seconded by Commissioners Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

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

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

Residents from the far Northwest corner of White County appeared before the Commissioners complaining about their neighbors, seasonal residents that come every weekend, playing very loud music all through the night.  They said that they have called the White County Sheriff’s Dept., but the deputies tell them that the county does not have a noise ordinance so there’s nothing that they can do.  They are experiencing very loud DJ music to the point that it is shaking their homes and also discharging of firearms.   

At this point, they are very concerned about the lack of consideration that they are getting from their neighbors and asked the Commissioners if there was anything that can be done.

Commissioner Heimlich said that this isn’t the first complaint that the county has received and explained that there is a state law for disturbing the peace. Environmental Officer John Raines was available to explain the law.

The residents said that a Sheriff Deputy has gone over and asked the neighbors to keep the noise down but once he leaves, they turn the music right back up again.  Unless they actually get a ticket, arrested, or some type of fine, they feel that these people are never going to stop.

Commissioner Heimlich explained that if the county would write up a noise ordinance that they need to find a way that would take care of the complaints but also be careful with other areas in our county that won’t be affected.  Because we are a tourist community, he explained that they do have areas like the Madam Carroll and Indiana Beach that do make a lot of noise.   

White County Attorney George Loy said that there are state laws that carry a heavier penalty than county ordinances and the police can enact.  He agreed that if the county does adopt an ordinance that they need to be very selective.

The Commissioners said that they would look at other county ordinances with counties that are similar to ours, and see if anything can be worked out.

Lisa Downey, County Assessor, presented an amendment to the Trending and New Construction contract with Tyler Technologies.  The amendment is requesting 10 additional days of taking in appeals (preliminary conferences) for the 2009 appeals at a cost of $500 per day.  She said that she does have the money in her budget for this additional cost.

The Commissioners expressed disappoint of hiring Tyler Technologies to do something and then turning around and paying them to do it over again.  Commissioner Heimlich asked, “What’s the incentive to get it right the first time”?  Assessor Downey said that the number of appeals that they have now has drastically dropped since 2007.

Commissioner Schmierer and Burton both stated that they do not agree with this but feel that they are forced to do it.  Commissioner Burton said that maybe one of these days they won’t do it at all.

·    Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to approve the amendment to the Trending and New Construction contract with Tyler Technologies at a not-to-exceed cost of 5,000, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

Amy Carpenter with Apex appeared before the Commissioners presenting options for a medical insurance package plan for the county employees for 2011.  She stated that United Healthcare did increase the county’s premium 37% for next year.  She did receive a quote from PHP and took it back to United Healthcare to see if they could match it and they could not. 

PHP presented the following for the medical insurance package for 2011:

Single Coverage
Deductible            $3000/In network        $6000/out-of-network

Family Coverage
Deductible            $6000/In network        $12,000/out-of-network

There will still be an HRA, debit card, where the county will pay half of the deductible for the employee. 

Single                $1500
Family                $3000

After deductibles are met, all claims are covered 100%.  For the medical premiums only, the county will see an increase of $7.55% when switching to PHP.

Mrs. Carpenter also stated that the new dental coverage will come from American General and the vision will be with VSP.

The rates for the Medical, Dental and Vision will be as follows:

PHP (Physicians Health Plan)
Medical Plan   QP17-11
Monthly                        \ County Portion Monthly     Employee Portion Monthly        Per Pay                  
Single                               513.65                       462.29                          51.36               23.71                 
Family                            1361.17                     1088.94                         272.23             125.65                 

VSP Vision
Monthly                              Per Pay
Single                                    6.33                         2.93
Employee & spouse                11.39                        5.26
Employee & child(ren)             12.03                        5.56            
Family                                  18.99                        8.77

American General Dental
Monthly                              Per Pay
Single                                   23.24                      10.73
Employee & spouse                45.13                      20.83
Employee & child(ren)             55.18                      25.47            
Family                                  77.07                      35.57

·    Commissioner Schmierer made a motion to switch the medical insurance plan to PHP, the dental to American General and the vision to VSP for 2011, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

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

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

ATTEST:  _________________________
Jill Guingrich, Auditor