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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Board of Commissioners held a regular meeting on October 17, 2011, at the White County Building, Commissioners’ conference room, 2nd floor, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

In attendance were Commissioner John C. Heimlich, Commissioner Steve Burton, and Commissioner David Diener.  Also in attendance was the White County Auditor Jill Guingrich, White County Attorney George Loy, and the Commissioners’ Secretary, Donya Tirpak.

MINUTES
·    Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the minutes from the regular meeting on October 3, 2011, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

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

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

SRI CONTRACT- CERTIFICATE SALE
Bill Heiny, Auditor’s office, presented and discussed an updated list of properties for the Commissioner’s Certificate sale.

·    Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the contract and addendum for an Internet Commissioners’ Certificate Sale with SRI as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous 

Mr. Heiny said that a Resolution was needed before the contract would be accepted by SRI.  Attorney Loy said that he will follow up with them.

2012 SCHEDULE
At the last meeting, the following schedules for 2012 were presented to the commissioners for their approval. 

HOLIDAYS
Monday, January 2                New Year’s Day
Monday, January 16                Martin Luther King Day
Monday, February 20                President’s Day
Friday, April 6                    Good Friday
Tuesday, May 8                    Election Day
Monday, May 28                    Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4                Independence Day
Monday, September 3                Labor Day
Monday, October 8                Columbus Day
Tuesday, November 6                Election Day
Monday, November 12                Veteran’s Day
Thursday & Friday, November 22 -23        Thanksgiving Day
Monday & Tuesday, December 24-25        Christmas

CLAIMS
Due                        TO BE PAID ON
January 3, Tuesday                January 17, Tuesday
January 17, Tuesday                February 6
February 6                    February 21
February 21, Tuesday                March 5
Due                        TO BE PAID ON
March 5                        March 19
March 19                    April 2
April 2                        April 16
April 16                        May 7
May 7                        May 21
May 21                        June 4
June 4                        June 18
June 18                        July 2
July 2                        July 16
July 16                        August 6
August 6                    August 20
August 20                    September 4, Tuesday
September 4, Tuesday                September 17
September 17                    October 1
October 1                    October 15
October 15                    November 5
November 5                    November 19
November 19                    December 3
December 3                    December 17
December 17                    December 28, Friday

MEETING DATES

Commissioners Only                Commissioners & Council
January 3, Tuesday                January 17, Tuesday
February 6                    February 21
March 5                        March 19
April 2                        April 19
May 7                        May 21
June 4                        June 18
July 2                        July 16
August 6                    August 20
September 4, Tuesday                September 17
October 1                      October 15
November 5                    November 19
December 3                    December 17

PAYROLL

Pay
Period        Days Worked        Turn in:            To be paid on:

1        Dec 26 to Jan 8        January 9        January 23
2        Jan 9 to Jan 22        January 23        February 6
3        Jan 23 to Feb 5        February 6        February 20
4        Feb 6 to Feb 19        February 20        March 5
5        Feb 20 to Mar 4        March 5            March 19
6        Mar 5 to Mar 18        March 19        April 2
7        Mar 19 to Apr 1        April 2            April 16
8        Apr 2 to Apr 15        April 16            April 30
9        Apr 16 to Apr 29        April 30            May 14
10        Apr 30 to May 13        May 14            May 28
11        May 14 to May 27    May 28            June 11
12        May 28 to Jun 10        June 11            June 25
13        Jun 11 to Jun 24        June 25            July 9
Pay
Period        Days Worked        Turn in:            To be paid on:
14        Jun 25 to Jul 8        July 9            July 23
15        Jul 9 to Jul 22        July 23            August 6
16        Jul 23 to Aug 5        August 6        August 20
17        Aug 6 to Aug 19        August 20        September 3
18        Aug 20 to Sep 2        September 3        September 17
19        Sept 3 to Sept 16        September 17        October 1
20        Sept 17 to Sept 30    October 1        October 15
21        Oct 1 to Oct 14        October 15        October 29
22        Oct 15 to Oct 28        October 29        November 12
23        Oct 29 to Nov 11        November 12        November 26
24        Nov 12 to Nov 25    November 26        December 10
25        Nov 26 to Dec 9        December 10        December 24
26        Dec 10 to Dec 23        December 24        January 7
27        Dec 24 to Jan 6        January 7        January 21

·    Commissioner Heimlich made a motion to adopt the 2012 Holiday schedule as presented with the exception of Columbus Day, seconded by Commissioner Diener.  Vote:  Unanimous

·    Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the 2012 schedule for the Claims, Payroll, and Meetings as presented, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

WOLCOTT CORRIDOR PROJECT
Commissioner Heimlich presented a revised amendment for additional engineering work done on the Wolcott Corridor project.  At the last meeting, Amendment #2 was presented with a total cost being $95,000.  He said that they’ve removed the incorrect items from the amendment and the correct cost is now $92,500.  This now changes the engineer’s fee for the final design phase from $125,000 to $217,500.

The amendment covered the following:

Engineer shall provide the following services to assist the Owner in establishing an alternate alignment and design for the sanitary sewer and water distribution systems for the White County Industrial Corridor:

Redesign two force mains and one water main beginning at County Road 100 West, relocating the mains from private easements, into the TPW right-of-way heading east into the Town of Wolcott, where the force mains retain their original alignment, and the water main shall be along Market Street and connect to the distribution system at Range Street.

Engineers shall also provide one geotechnical soil boring in addition to geotechnical services previously authorized.

·    Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve Amendment #2 for the Engineering agreement with American Structurepoint for the Wolcott Corridor project as presented, seconded by Commissioner Diener.  Vote:  Unanimous

AREA PLAN – FEE SCHEDULE
Joe Rogers, Director, discussed the proposed increase in the fee schedule that was presented at the last meeting.  During that time, he recommended a $40 increase for the Administrative Subdivision’s section.  Today he explained that he currently has six different categories under “administrative subdivisions” and not all of them would apply to the increase.

The six categories under the Administrative Subdivisions section are:

A.  A division of land into one or two additional tracts from the parent tract of which all tracts are in compliance with the minimum lot size of the applicable zoning district classification and with the parent tract remaining ten acres or more.

B.  A division of land for the transfer of a tract or tracts to correct errors in an existing legal description, provided that no additional building sites other than for accessory buildings are created by the division;

C.  A division of land pursuant to an allocation of land in the settlement of a decedent’s estate or a court decree for the distribution of property;

D.  A division of land pursuant to an allocation of land in the settlement of a decedent’s estate or a court decree for the distribution of property;

E.  A division of land for the transfer of a tract or tracts between adjoining lots provided that no additional principal use building sites are created by the division.

F.  A division of land into cemetery plots for the purpose of burial of corpses.

Mr. Rogers wanted the commissioners to be aware that he is only requesting fees to be applied to A, B, E, & F but not C and D.  At the next APC meeting, Mr. Rogers said that he will also be presenting two other administrative subdivision issues.  If they’re approved by the APC and the commissioners, they also will be affected by the fee schedule.

The commissioners decided to table this approval until the APC makes a decision on the other two issues.

Mr. Rogers requested the commissioners to act on the Sign fee that was presented at their last meeting.  The request was to apply a $30.00 fee, which would cover $5.00 for the affidavit process and $25.00 for the sign permit.

·    Commissioner Diener made a motion to adopt the recommended $30.00 sign fee to cover the state affidavits, and recommend delaying the fees on the administrative subdivisions until final action is made by the APC, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

PETITION TO VACATE AN UNDEVELOPED RIGHT-OF-WAY IN LIBERTY TOWNSHIP
Jeffrey Bellamy, Attorney representing Liberty Township Trustee Walter Hough, presented two petitions to vacate an undeveloped right-of-way in Liberty Township.

The first petition was for property as follows: 

Liberty Township is the owner of the following described real estate:

Lots Numbered Thirty-five (35), Thirty-six (36), Thirty-seven (37), Thirty-eight (38), Forty-fiv (45), Forty-six (46), Forty-seven (47), and Forty-eight (48), Fifty-five (55), Fifty-six (56), Fifty-seven (57), Fifty-eight (58), Sixty-three (63), Sixty-four (64), Sixty-five (65), Sixty-six (66), Sixty-seven (67), Sixty-eight (68), Sixty-nine (69), Seventy (70), Seventy-seven (77), Seventy-eight (78), Seventy-nine (79), Eighty (80), Eighty-one (81), Eighty-two (82), Eighty-three (83), Eighty-four (84) in James P. Karr’s Addition to the Town of Buffalo, White County, Indiana. 

The real estate surrounds real property that is encumbered with dedicated public right-of-ways.  The specific description of the unimproved right of way is as follows:

a.)  Karr Street beginning at the eastern lot line of Lot 47 extended to the eastern lot line of Lot 56 of James P. Karr Addition to the Town of Buffalo (“Karr Addition”) and continuing west until the western lot line of Lot 48 extended to the western lot line of Lot 55 being approximately 50 feet in width of the Karr Addition;

b.)  American Street beginning at the eastern lot line of Lot 67 extended to the eastern lot line of Lot 80 of James P. Karr Addition to the Town of Buffalo (“Karr Addition”) and continuing west until the western lot line of Lot 70 extended to the western lot line of Lot 77 being approximately 50 feet in width of the Karr Addition;

c.) Calhoun Street beginning at southern lot line of Lot 84 extended to the southern lot line of Lot 83 of James P. Karr Addition to the Town of Buffalo (“Karr Addition”) and continuing north until the northern lot line of Lot 63 extended to the northern lot line of Lot 64 being approximately 50 feet in width of the Karr Addition;

d.)  Fourth Street beginning at southern lot line of Lot 82 extended to the southern lot line of Lot 81 of James P. Karr Addition to the Town of Buffalo (“Karr Addition”) and continuing north until the northern lot line of Lot 35 extended to the northern lot line of Lot 36 being approximately 50 feet in width of the Karr Addition; and

e.)  An unnamed alley approximately 16 feet in width beginning at southern lot line of Lot 83 extended to the southern lot line of Lot 82 of James P. Karr Addition to the Town of Buffalo (“Karr Addition”) and continuing north until the northern lot line of Lot 64 extended to the northern lot line of 65;

Mr. Bellamy said that this area was platted almost 100 years ago, in 1914, and none of the streets, alleys, right-of-ways, or lots has been developed the way that it was recorded.  In order for the township to use the land that they have acquired, they need to eliminate the lots and streets that have not been developed so they will have a continuance parcel.

Mr. Bellamy said that Liberty Township owns all of the lots adjacent to the parcels and notification of the petition has been mailed out to all of the property owners that are adjacent to the property.  Legal notices have also been advertised.

Mr. Bellamy noted that Liberty Township has maintained the right-of-ways for a substantial amount of time.  He explained that the vacation of the right-of-way’s do not cut off any access to any person or future project.

The second petition was for property as follows:

Donald W. Jr. and Gina M. Fawley (“Fawley’s”) are the owners of the following described real estate:

Lots Numbered Fifteen (15), Sixteen (16), Seventeen (17), Eighteen (18), Twenty-Five (25), Twenty-Six (26), Twenty-Seven (27), and Twenty-Eight (28) in James P. Karr’s Addition to the Town of Buffalo, White County, Indiana.

The Real Estate surrounds real property that is encumbered with dedicated public rights of way.  The specific description of unimproved right of way is as follows:

a.)  South Street beginning at the eastern lot line of Lot 27 extended to the eastern lot line of Lot 36 of James P. Karr Addition to the Town of Buffalo (“Karr Addition”) and continuing west until the western lot line of Lot 35 extended to the western lot line of Lot 28 being approximately 50 feet in width of the Karr Addition;

b.)  Fourth Street beginning at southern lot line of Lot 27 extended to the southern lot line of Lot 28 of James P. Karr Addition to the Town of Buffalo (“Karr Addition”) and continuing north until the northern lot line of Lot 15 extended to the northern lot line of Lot 16 being approximately 50 feet in width of the Karr Addition; and,

Mr. Bellamy explained that the second petition is a situation with the property north of South Street owned by Donald and Gina Fawley.  As part of the transaction when the township acquired all of the lots south of South Street, the Fawley’s agreed to the vacation as long as the township also vacated the undeveloped right of way that runs through their lots. They are now in agreement to partner with the township to vacate that area.  The portion of Fourth Street that runs through their property and the north half of South Street would become theirs and the south portion of South Street would pass to the township.

Commissioner Heimlich asked Steve Brooke, Highway Superintendent, if he had any issues with the request.  Mr. Brooke said no.  Commissioner Heimlich asked if there was anyone present to speak about the proposed petition.

Marvin Good, property owner to the east, has a 20’ easement from Karr Street that would not be affected by this; but this is his only access to the 15 acres because the ditch is on the south side.  He requested to keep South Street right-of-way open. 

Mr. Bellamy said that the portion of South Street isn’t necessary for what they are doing; it was only done to help the Fawley’s consolidate their piece, north of South Street.  They could submit a revised ordinance and remove that piece of South Street to accommodate Mr. Good.

Commissioner Heimlich asked if there was anyone else to be heard about the petition.  No response.

·    Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the vacation of the undeveloped right-of-way in Liberty Township with the exception of a portion of South Street, 50’ right-of-way, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

ORDINANCE NO. 11-10-17-01

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY IN THE TOWN OF BUFFALO, WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the citizens of the Town of Buffalo, White County, Indiana, to vacate a Platted Public Right of Way which is not necessary for the growth of any City or Town, and where such vacation will not leave any other real estate without a right of ingress and egress, and where such vacation will not cut the public’s access to any public building, church or school, and

WHEREAS, a Petition has been filed with this legislative body of White County, State of Indiana, seeking vacation of a Platted Right of Way in, White County; and

WHEREAS, the County Commissioners of White County, Indiana, having examined the Petition and have scheduled a hearing upon said Petition and have given public notice thereof by publishing said notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the White County, Indiana, said publication being more than (10) days prior to the date of said hearing, all pursuant to statute; and

WHEREAS, the County Commissioners of White County, Indiana, having heard evidence on said Petition and being sufficiently advised in the premises, finds that said Petition should be approved and grant and that the Platted Right of Way as specifically described in said Petition, should be vacated.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, that the Platted Right of Way located in, White County, Indiana, be and the same is hereby vacated and said Roadway being more fully described as follows, to wit:

DESCRIPTION
a.)  Karr Street beginning at the eastern lot line of Lot 47 extended to the eastern lot line of Lot 56 of James P. Karr Addition to the Town of Buffalo (“Karr Addition”) and continuing west until the western lot line of Lot 48 extended to the western lot line of Lot 55 being approximately 50 feet in width of the Karr Addition;

b.)  American Street beginning at the eastern lot line of Lot 67 extended to the eastern lot line of Lot 80 of James P. Karr Addition to the Town of Buffalo (“Karr Addition”) and continuing west until the western lot line of Lot 70 extended to the western lot line of Lot 77 being approximately 50 feet in width of the Karr Addition;

c.) Calhoun Street beginning at southern lot line of Lot 84 extended to the southern lot line of Lot 83 of James P. Karr Addition to the Town of Buffalo (“Karr Addition”) and continuing north until the northern lot line of Lot 63 extended to the northern lot line of Lot 64 being approximately 50 feet in width of the Karr Addition;

d.)  Fourth Street beginning at southern lot line of Lot 82 extended to the southern lot line of Lot 81 of James P. Karr Addition to the Town of Buffalo (“Karr Addition”) and continuing north until the northern lot line of Lot 35 extended to the northern lot line of Lot 36 being approximately 50 feet in width of the Karr Addition; and

e.)  An unnamed alley approximately 16 feet in width beginning at southern lot line of Lot 83 extended to the southern lot line of Lot 82 of James P. Karr Addition to the Town of Buffalo (“Karr Addition”) and continuing north until the northern lot line of Lot 64 extended to the northern lot line of 65;

The Secretary of this Legislative body shall furnish copies of this Ordinance to the County Recorder for recording and the County Auditor.

The vacated right-of-way as described above shall be transferred to and become property of LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA, WALTER HOUGH, TRUSTEE.

The Auditor of White County, Indiana, shall acknowledge the transfer of ownership of the vacated right of way, described above, on the tax rolls of White County, Indiana.

Any public utility easement shall be unaffected by this by this vacation.

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the White County Commissioners, County of White, State of Indiana, on this 17th, day of October, 2011.

ORDINANCE NO. 11-10-17-02

AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY IN THE TOWN OF BUFFALO, WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the citizens of the Town of Buffalo, White County, Indiana, to vacate a Platted Public Right of Way which is not necessary for the growth of any City or Town, and where such vacation will not leave any other real estate without a right of ingress and egress, and where such vacation will not cut the public’s access to any public building, church or school, and

WHEREAS, a Petition has been filed with this legislative body of White County, State of Indiana, seeking vacation of a Platted Right of Way in, White County; and

WHEREAS, the County Commissioners of White County, Indiana, having examined the Petition and have scheduled a hearing upon said Petition and have given public notice thereof by publishing said notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the White County, Indiana, said publication being more than (10) days prior to the date of said hearing, all pursuant to statute; and

WHEREAS, the County Commissioners of White County, Indiana, having heard evidence on said Petition and being sufficiently advised in the premises, finds that said Petition should be approved and grant and that the Platted Right of Way as specifically described in said Petition, should be vacated.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, that the Platted Right of Way located in, White County, Indiana, be and the same is hereby vacated and said Roadway being more fully described as follows, to wit:

DESCRIPTION
Fourth Street beginning at southern lot line of Lot 27 extended to the southern lot line of Lot 28 of James P. Karr Addition to the Town of Buffalo (“Karr Addition”) and continuing north until the northern lot line of Lot 15 extended to the northern lot line of Lot 16 being approximately 50 feet in width of the Karr Addition; and,

The Secretary of this Legislative body shall furnish copies of this Ordinance to the County Recorder for recording and the County Auditor.

The vacated right-of-way as described above shall be transferred to and become property of DONALD W. FAWLEY, JR. AND GINA M. FAWLEY as to the vacated portion of Fourth Street.

The Auditor of White County, Indiana, shall acknowledge the transfer of ownership of the vacated right of way, described above, on the tax rolls of White County, Indiana.

Any public utility easement shall be unaffected by this by this vacation.

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the White County Commissioners, County of White, State of Indiana, on this 17th, day of October, 2011.




At this time, White County Council President, Denny Carter, called the Council members to order in joint session with the Commissioners.  Council members present were:

President Denny Carter        Gary Hendryx        Denny Cain
Raymond “Butch” Kramer        Jim Annis        Bruce Clear
Kevin “Casey” Crabb

BUILDING INSPECTOR
Building Inspector Dave Anderson reported that there were forty-four permits issued last month; two of them were for new homes.   He also said that in 2008 there were twenty-eight permits issued in the 3rd quarter for new houses.  This year we have only issued twenty-eight.  Forty-three percent of homes being built are stick built.

COUNCIL ON AGING
Gale Spry, Director, presented the 3rd quarter operating data report for Council on Aging.

They had 4,744 passenger boarding’s, 34,647 miles driven, using 2,040 gallons of fuel.  She just received the 2010 Annual report from INDOT for public transit (rural) and the cost per trip in White County is a little over $13.00.  Gale said that they could set a fee, but it would not apply to anyone over 65 yrs old.

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER
Jim Reynolds, Officer, presented the Environmental Report for September - October 2011. 

Mr. Reynolds reported that he had twenty-one complaints this month on various issues from tall grass, weeds, and junk in yards.  He mailed out 4 abatement letters and assisted other departments on a variety of calls.  He also assisted the Health Department with collecting lake samples for testing.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Connie Neininger, Director, presented her Director’s report for the month of September.

·    Jordan Manufacturing is still expanding
·    Working with Vanguard regarding issues with the railroad.
·    Several leads coming outside the Economic Development Corp. directly to her that are ag or bio mass energy related.
·    Horizon Wind Energy has pre-paid all of their economic development payments on phases 1-4.
·    Working with Saint Joseph College on renewable energy and sustainable agricultural.
·    Working with Ivy Tech on developing a welding program for White County employers.

Connie also discussed her trip to China and Japan.

RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE WHITE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY STUDY
As part of the grant requirement to closing out the White County Economic Development Strategy Study project, Connie Neininger presented a resolution to the commissioners that needed to be adopted.  She briefly updated everyone by saying that Urban Initiatives did develop an Implementation Plan and the Core Strategy for White County.  The Economic Development board will be meeting today to start with the implementation of the strategies.

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




RESOLUTION OF THE WHITE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

WHEREAS, White County, through the White County Economic Development, has identified adequate reason to analyze the White County Economic Development Strategy Study; and,

WHEREAS, White County, through the White County Economic Development, has hired Urban Initiatives to define and describe the issues, advise White County of its options, and make recommendations to address this issue in the near future; and,

WHEREAS, White County has received federal Community Focus Fund Grant dollars from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to fund this study and has contributed $5,400.00 as local match for this project; and,

WHEREAS, White County, through the White County Economic Development, has reviewed the process and completed its study thoroughly and is satisfied with the services performed, information contained therein, and methodology applied; and,

WHEREAS, White County has received three copies of this document for its records, which will be retained on file in the county offices for future reference.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, by the White County Commissioners that the final document is hereby approved, contingent upon comments and approval received from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.  White County will fully consider all comments and feedback received from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and will direct its consultant to provide amended copies of this plan reflecting all said comments.

APEX –MEDICAL INSURANCE COVERAGE
Amy Carpenter, Apex, presented a Medical Plan Analysis for White County. 

Amy gave the commissioners the following options for the 2012 employee medical plan:

OPTIONS                            Premium
Keep PHP and the plan exactly the same as it is now                            10% increase
Decrease the HRA by $250/$500                    7.6% increase
Increase the Out-Of-Pocket; HRA remains the same            3.46% decrease
Increase the Deductable; HRA remains the same            4.87% decrease

Amy did mention that PHP is now able to offer Sagamore as the network, which is a bigger network and providing bigger discounts.

The current medical benefits package is offered to the employees of White County:

CURRENT
Single Deductible (In/Out)                $3,000/ $6,000
Family Deductible (In/Out)            $6,000/$12,000
HRA Single Contribution                 $1,500
HRA Family Contribution                 $3,000
Coinsurance % (In/Out)                   100% / 80%
Single Out of Pocket Max (In/Out)            $3,000 / $ 9,000
Family Out of Pocket Max (In/Out)            $6,000 / $18,000
Deductible Included in Out of Pocket                        YES
Preventive Care                              100% / 80%
Office Visit Co-Pay (In-Network Only)                  Deductible
Specialist Office Visit Co-Pay (In-Network Only)      Deductible
Emergency Room Co-Pay                Deductible/Deductible
Urgent Care Co-Pay                Deductible / Deductible
Prescription Drugs    Retail            Deductible
Mail Order        Deductible

HRA Administration                 EBC
Network                        Encore

Knowing that there will be a 10% increase, Commissioner Burton said that he would like to see the county stay at least one more year with PHP and keeping the same benefits for the employees. Councilman Kramer felt the same way as Commissioner Burton. 

Amy Carpenter said that she has been working with Leah Hull, Human Resources Clerk, to set up the wellness examines for all employees for next week.  She wanted to get an answer from the commissioners on what they are willing to set the incentive at for the employees who participate in the wellness examine.  Last year, the commissioners approved a $5.00 discount, off of each employee’s bi-weekly contribution for health insurance.  This year, Amy is presenting the commissioners to raise the incentive to $10.

Amy also presented a breakdown of what the current employee contributions are, what they would be if the county stays with the same plan and pass off the 10% increase to the employees, and a breakdown of what the cost would be to the employee if the county went with another plan (as presented) that decreases the premium to the county but the rates stay the same for the employees.

The current 2011 rates for the county employees are as follows:

Employees that did not take the wellness examine:
Monthly     Cty. Portion    Employee    Per Pay
Single        $   513.65    $   462.29    $  51.36        $  23.71
Family        $1,361.17    $1,088.94    $272.23        $125.65

Employees that did take the wellness examine:
Monthly        Cty. Portion    Employee    Per Pay
Single        $   513.65    $   473.13    $   40.52        $   18.71
Family        $1,361.17    $1,099.78    $ 261.39        $ 120.65

·    Commissioner Diener made a motion to maintain the existing medical plan with PHP, which includes a 10% increase in premium and also a change in the network from Encore to Sagamore.  Also, employee contributions will stay the same in 2012 as 2011’s for employees who participate in the wellness program  and employees that do not participate in the wellness examine will pay $10.00 more, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

At this time, the councilman adjourned to their own meeting room.

APPOINTMENT – REGION 4 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Commissioner Heimlich said that Mike Godlove is willing to serve on the Region 4 Workforce Development board to fill the unexpired term of Danni Paluchniak.

·    Commissioner Burton made a motion to appoint Michael E. Godlove to the Region 4 Workforce Development Board with the term expiring June 30, 2012, seconded by Commissioner Diener.  Vote:  Unanimous

WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
·    Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the minutes of the joint meeting held  by the White County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, County Commissioners, and County Council on April 26, 2011, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Heimlich.  Vote:  2 Yes and 1 Abstain (Diener)

LANDSCAPING
·    Commissioner Burton made a motion to hire Norway Gardens to landscape the west end of the courthouse, seconded by Commissioner Diener.  Vote:  Unanimous





FIRE PUMP
·    Commissioner Burton made a motion to approve the change order from Brenneco Fire Protection for connecting the new fire pump to the generator at a cost of $5,330, seconded by Commissioner Diener.  Vote:  Unanimous





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






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John C. Heimlich, President                 Steve Burton, Vice President                  David Diener, Member





ATTEST:  _________________________
Jill Guingrich, Auditor