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BE IT REMEMBERED that a regular meeting of the White County Council was held at the White County Building at Monticello at 9:00 A.M. on October 17, 2011 for the purpose of discussing the additional appropriations and other business that might come before the membership.

 

Council President Dennis Carter called the Council meeting to order in joint session with the Commissioners. The following members were present:

 

Dennis E Carter Kevin L Crabb Gary W Hendryx

Bruce D Clear Raymond L Kramer Jr James G Annis

Dennis D Cain

For content of joint session, see Commissioners’ minutes.

 

MINUTES

Councilor Kramer made a motion to accept the September 19, 2011 minutes. Councilor Annis seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

TRANSFERS

The following transfers were received:

 

AMOUNT FROM TO

White Circuit Court $ 400.00 1-4-4-2 1-4-2-1

Computer Supplies

 

White County Highway Department

$ 300.00 4-401-2-11 4-404-3-61

Office Supplies Road Equip. Repair

 

$ 4,900.00 4-401-3-61 4-404-3-61

Building Repairs & Maint. Road Equip. Repair

 

$ 6,500.00 4-402-1-11 4-402-2-22

Truck Drivers Calcium & Salt

 

$ 3,000.00 4-402-1-14 4-404-3-61

Sign Technician Road Equip. Repair

 

$ 3,600.00 4-402-2-24 4-404-3-61

Other Supplies Road Equip. Repair

 

$ 700.00 4-402-2-23 4-404-3-61

Paint Road Equip. Repair

 

$13,000.00 4-404-1-23 4-404-2-21

Group Insurance Gas & Oil

 

$ 400.00 4-404-3-21 4-404-4-41

Radio New Equipment

 

White County Emergency Management Agency

$ 954.90 1-5-2-3 1-5-1-1

Batteries Director Payroll

 

Councilor Clear asked if the transfer for Emergency Management Agency was to pay off vacation days for the former director. Auditor Guingrich said yes.

Councilor Clear asked if everyone could use the same transfer form. Auditor Guingrich will inform all the departments.

Councilor Clear made a motion to approve the above transfers. Councilor Kramer seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE County Council of White County, Indiana that for the expenses of said Municipal Corporation the following additional sums of money are hereby appropriated and set apart out of the fund. Herein specified and subject to the laws governing the same.

REQUESTED ALLOWED

WHITE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Tri County Schools $158,111.00 $158,111.00

 

TOTAL $158,111.00 $158,111.00

 

Councilor Annis said the money goes to the Tri County Schools to distribute to the other schools in White County because the grant went through Tri County schools.

Councilor Kramer made a motion to appropriate the above request from the Economic Development Wind Farm Fund. Councilor Annis seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

REQUESTED ALLOWED

WHITE COUNTY MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

Engineering fees for hangar project $ 50,000.00 $ 50,000.00

TOTAL $ 50,000.00 $ 50,000.00

 

Councilor Cain made a motion to appropriate the above request from the Airport Fund. Councilor Hendryx seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Shafer said he needs Council signatures for a change to be made to the First Amendment on the White County Police Retirement plan.

 

Jail Commander Corso would like to fill the open position at the entry level pay with a 29-year-old male, Kyle Turner. He has a degree from Lincoln Christian College and has been working in youth ministry in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He also has a passion for Police work. The salary is in the budget. Council President Carter said the department has the Council’s approval.

 

Commander Corso said the White County Health Care premiums contract for inmates came in at $91,570. He had estimated it to be $130,000 for the 2012 budget, but feels $95,000 would give them room for change, if needed. To receive funds for being a Department Of Corrections (DOC) holding facility, the County must have a GED Education program, a “Thinking for a Change” program, and a substance abuse therapist. White County now has all of these and more. Currently there are only two out-of-County DOC inmates. The majority of White County inmates are substance abuse offenders. Inmates must complete these programs before being released. They can be held up to three years, but could also get out early upon the completion of these programs. Commander Corso has read the ratio recommendation for correction officer per inmates is one to fifty. The one to fifty ratio is based on the type of computerized Podular system set up in the White County facility. The cell blocks are controlled through the computer.

Chief Deputy A.J. Alletto said he has two deputies to cover approximately 25,000 people in White County, and in the summer it’s far more people to cover. He said the days of no calls coming in at night are over. There is at least one call per night. Chief Deputy Alletto said the department has lost four trained deputies this year: two retired, one for health reasons, and one hired elsewhere for a better position. It takes about six months to replace a deputy through the hiring and training process. There are two Special Deputies (Lynn Minnear and Paul McFadden) who have been a tremendous help working at part-time wages of only $9.50 per hour. The Indiana State Police, DNR and Town Marshals are relied on heavily as well. Chief Deputy Alletto said he tries to fill the 188 twelve-hour shifts first with trained Reserve Deputies at no cost. Then part-time Special Deputies at $9.50 an hour, and finally, Merit Deputies at their overtime rate of approximately $25.00 an hour. His best guess for additional appropriations to cover the last three months of this year is $12,000. Auditor Guingrich said there could be a reduction in the Health Care line of the Jail’s budget to use as the additional funds needed for the Sheriff’s payroll. Secretary Nydegger said those actions would require advertisements, and could be voted on at the November Council meeting.

 

WHITE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MINUTES

President Carter had the Council review the minutes that were taken at the White County Memorial Hospital that included the hospital board, White County Council, and the White County Commissioners from April 26, 2011.

Councilor Kramer made a motion to accept the April 26, 2011 minutes of the joint meeting of the White County Memorial Hospital, White County commissioners, and White County Council. Councilor Crabb seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

WHITE COUNTY 2012 BUDGET SECOND READING

There being no objections to the second reading of the White County 2012 Budget, Councilor Clear made a motion to accept the 2012 Budget. Councilor Cain seconded the motion.

Vote: Unanimous

 

 

 

HORIZON WIND FARM MONEY

President Carter asked the Council to be thinking about whether to distribute the money that has come in from the Horizon Wind Farm all at once or in the time frame that was originally set, since Horizon has already given the County their required allotments.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to bring before the Council, Councilor Cain made a motion to adjourn. Councilor Clear seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous

 

 

 

 

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

DENNIS E CARTER, PRESIDENT JAMES ANNIS GARY W HENDRYX

___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________

DENNIS D CAIN KEVIN L CRABB RAYMOND L KRAMER JR

___________________________ Attest: ___________________________

BRUCE D CLEAR JILL GUINGRICH, AUDITOR