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BE IT REMEMBERED, that the White County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, December 17, 2012.  The meeting was held at the White County Building, Commissioners’ Conference room, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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

Commissioner Heimlich called the meeting to order.

MINUTES
•    Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve the minutes as presented, with the exception of one correction, 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

HIGHWAY – BIDS
White County Highway Superintendent, BJ Propes, made the recommendation to approve all bids that were submitted for the 2013 Highway Supplies. 

•    Commissioner Diener made a motion to accept the following bids that were submitted for the 2013 Highway Supplies, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

ITEM 1:  UNLEADED GASONLINE
1.  City Fuel & Heating, Inc., Monticello, IN                     Bid Bond        ACCEPTED   
2.  Co-Alliance, Chalmers, IN                                         Bid Bond        ACCEPTED

ITEM 2:  DIESEL FUELD #1, #2, & PREMIUM
1.  City Fuel & Heating, Inc., Monticello, IN                      Bid Bond        ACCEPTED
2.  Good Oil Co. Inc., Winamac, IN                                   Bid Bond        ACCEPTED

ITEM 3:  TIRES & TUBES
1.  Pomp’s Tire, Monticello, IN                              Cashier’s Check        ACCEPTED

ITEM 4:  CRUSHED LIMESTONE
1.  Hanson Material Service, Monon, IN                             Bid Bond        ACCEPTED
2.  U.S.  Aggregates, Monon, IN                                       Bid Bond        ACCEPTED

ITEM 5.  ROAD GRAVEL, CEMENT GRAVEL & ICE SAND
1.  U. S. Aggregates, Monon, IN                                       Bid Bond        ACCEPTED
2.  Segal’s Delta Trucking, Inc., Reynolds, IN          Cashier’s Check        ACCEPTED
3.  Purdy Materials, Lafayette, IN                                     No Bond        ACCEPTED

ITEM 6.  A.E. GRADES IF BITUMINOUS MATERIALS
1.  Asphalt Materials, Inc., Indianapolis, IN                       Bid Bond        ACCEPTED

ITEM 7.  COLD MIX PATCHING MATERIAL
1.  Xtreme Contractors, Co. LLC, Reynolds, IN                   Bid Bond        ACCEPTED
2.  Central Paving, Inc., Logansport, IN                            Bid Bond        ACCEPTED
3.  Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., Lafayette, IN           Bid Bond        ACCEPTED
4.  Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN                            Bid Bond        ACCEPTED

ITEM 8.  BITUMINOUS COATED PAVING MATERIAL
1.  Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., Lafayette, IN            Bid Bond        ACCEPTED
2.  Central Paving, Inc., Logansport, IN                             Bid Bond        ACCEPTED
3.  Xtreme Contractors, Co., LLC, Reynolds, IN                   Bid Bond        ACCEPTED
4.  Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN                             Bid Bond        ACCEPTED
5.  E & B Paving, Inc., Rochester, IN                                  Bid Bond        ACCEPTED

ITEM 9.  RENTAL OF EQUIPMENT
1.  Milestone Contractors, Lafayette, IN                             Bid Bond        ACCEPTED
2.  Xtreme Contractors, Co., LLC, Reynolds, IN                   Bid Bond        ACCEPTED
3.  Central Paving, Inc., Logansport, IN                             Bid Bond        ACCEPTED

4- WHEEL DRIVE PICK-UP TRUCK
1.  Bartlett Sales and Service, Inc., Brookston,  IN     Cashier’s Check        ACCEPTED
2.  Gutwein Motor Co., Inc., Monon, IN                    Cashier’s Check        ACCEPTED

At this time, the 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

MOMENT OF SILENCE
Commissioner Heimlich asked everyone to take a few moments of silence to reflect on the victims of the Connecticut tragedy.

BUILDING INSPECTOR
White County Building Inspector, Dave Anderson, reported that there were 39 permits issued last month; 3 of them were for new housing starts.

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER
Environmental Officer, Jim Reynolds, presented the Environmental Report for December.

•    Received 18 complaints on various issues.
•    Assisted IDEM with clean-ups from tankers that overturned on Highway 16.
•    Eight landfill inspections
•    Four transfer station inspections.
•    Issued one septic permit, and five inspections.
•    Training for state mandates with MPD and WCSD

DISCUSS CR 800 EAST ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
Commissioner Heimlich reminded everyone that at the time the digester rezoning petition was approved, discussion was made on making improvements on CR 800 East.  During that time, discussion was also made to look into an alternate route.

Several cost estimates were submitted from Highway Superintendent Propes for CR 800 East and the alternate route; 100 S and 950 East.  Commissioner Heimlich pointed out that the cost estimates for 800 East does include the concerns that were addressed by the neighbors at the rezoning meeting in August.  Neighbors had complained that when you come off of 800 east, you can’t really see traffic coming because of a dip in the road on US 24. 



The cost estimates were the following:

1.  CR 800 East, 1 mile                     $148,868.00
2.  CR 800 East, 1.3 miles                $197,949.00

Alternate Route
1.  950 E, 100 S, and part of 850 E, 3.3 miles    $450,281.00
2.  950 E, 100 S, and part of 850 E, 3.6 miles    $493,027.00

Superintendent Propes said that he was hoping to do some improvements on 100 South if there are funds available.  After a short discussion of the two routes, it was determined that truck drivers will most likely take the shorter route to get to the digester.   The consensus of everyone was to make the improvements on CR 800 East, option 2.  It was also mentioned, that if 100 S needs repairs, regardless of this project, the repairs need to be addressed.

•    Commissioner Diener made a motion to proceed with the concrete stabilization for 1.3 miles for CR 800 E, Option 2, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

TOWN OF WOLCOTT – GRANT FUNDS SHORTFALL
Linda Bajzatt, Clerk-Treasurer, discussed the Downtown Revitalization Grant that the Town of Wolcott applied for three/four years ago with the Office Community Rural Affairs (OCRA).  In 2011, they were awarded $250,000 for the grant and their local share is $99,837, giving them $349,837 for the project.

Since then, they have gone through the bidding process three times because the proposals were always significantly over budget.    The first proposals came in $250,000 over the estimate, the second proposals came in $150,000 over, and the third collection of proposals is $90,500 over budget.  

Linda Bajzatt requested $90,000 from the Council and Commissioners to make-up the financial shortfall on the project so they can move forward and award the bid.  The project consist of putting in new sidewalks, curbing, replica antique lighting, stamping on Market Street, islands with landscaping, and pavers to decorate the sidewalks.

Commissioner Diener reminded the Council that if these funds are approved, this will not be the last request of funds for grants because there are other towns in White County that will also want to revitalize their community.

Councilman Cain and Crabb felt that this was something that the county can and should do.  The county has the funds and it will; hopefully, attract businesses to come to the Wolcott Corridor.

•    Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve $90,000 from the landfill fund for the Downtown Revitalization project for the Town of Wolcott, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

•    Councilman Kramer made a motion to appropriate $90,000 from the landfill fund for the Downtown Revitalization project for the Town of Wolcott, seconded by Councilman Crabb.  Vote:  Unanimous

JOE MAUDLIN
Mr. Maudlin, tax payer, appeared to share a news article and discuss ways on reducing budget cost.

INN KEEPERS TAX
Council President Denny Carter said that he has been involved with the Tourism board and announced that they are not getting as much money from the inn keepers as they should be.  They are now going to start auditing to make sure everyone is paying and there might be legal action if necessary.

RETIRING
Commissioner Heimlich took a moment to recognize two employees that are retiring at the end of the year.  Mickey James, Treasurers Office, has work for the county for 19 years and Dixie Geisler, Treasurer, has worked for the county for 27 years.  The commissioners and council thanked them for their dedication and years of service to the county.

Recognition was also given to the Council members that are leaving.  Councilman Gary Hendryx has served six years and Councilman Denny Cain has served eight years.

There being no further business to come before the joint meeting, the council was adjourned.

APPOINTMENT
•    Commissioner Diener made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 12-12-17-01 adopting the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA), Designating the ADA Coordinator, and adopting procedures, seconded by Commissioner Burton.  Vote:  Unanimous

ORDINANCE NO. 12-12-17-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA, ADOPTING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) DESGINATING THE ADA COORDINATOR, AND ADOPTING PROCEDURES

WHEREAS, the Federal government enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) to prevent discrimination of the physically and mentally disabled relating to employment and access to public facilities; and

WHEREAS, in compliance with Title II of the ADA, White County shall name an ADA Coordinator; and

WHEREAS, in compliance with Title II of the ADA White County shall adopt a grievance procedure for resolving complaints alleging violation of the Title II of the ADA; and

WHEREAS, in compliance with Title II of the ADA White County shall post the ADA coordinator’s name, office address, and telephone number along with the ADA Notice and ADA grievance procedure on its website; and

WHEREAS, in compliance with Title II of the ADA White County shall adopt the 2005 Guidelines for Accessible Public Rights of Way, and the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Acts Standards for Accessible Design, including but not limited to any enforceable standards or updates required by future changes to Title II of the ADA.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF WHITE COUNTY as follows:

Section I.    Michael Kyburz is designated as the ADA Coordinator for the White County, Indiana.

Section II.   The Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit “A”, is adopted as the White County Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Section III.  The White County Grievance Procedure under the ADA, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit “B”, is adopted as the grievance procedure for addressing complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provisions of services, activities, programs or benefits by White County.

Section IV.  In compliance with Federal and State Laws as set forth above, the Commissioners of White County resolves to post the required information regarding the ADA coordinator, Notice under the ADA, and the White County Grievance Procedure under the ADA on its website and at such other locations as may be determined from time to time.

Section V.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption.










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





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





ATTEST:  _________________________
Jill Guingrich, Auditor