Wednesday, August 16, 2017

AGENDA August 17 DC Redevelopment Commission Meeting

August 17, 2017
9:00 a.m., 3rd Floor Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana

  1. Call to order

  1. Approval of Minutes
June 1, 2017 Meeting

  1. Claims & Financials
1. General Fund Claims
2. Financials 

  1. New Business
1.  2018 Budget

  1. One Dearborn Report
1.  Land Acquisition
2.  Amendment of TIF Plans
3.  Aurora Industrial Park Sign
4.  Washington Twp. (West Aurora) TIF Expansion
5.  Duke Energy Site Readiness Program

  1. Attorney’s Report
  1. Other Business

  1. Adjournment

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

15 August 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

15 August 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Shane McHenry, President, Art Little, and Kevin Lynch

Also present: Andy Baudendistel, Attorney, and Sue Hayden, Administrator

ABSENT: Gayle Pennington, Auditor- covered by Connie Fromhold

Baudendistel read the Title VI statement as legally required.



Proposed amendments to Zoning Ordinance- P & Z Director Mark McCormack:

Article 2 Section 200- Advisory Plan Commission- and Article 3 Section 300- Board of Zoning Appeals Baudendistel read the ordinance for both 200 and 300 as it explains the simple changes. This change also allows for surveyor or designers or the county engineer can one alternates for the surveyor on the PC. The Extension Office can have a designee also as alternate. This state law and now our law also allows for alternates to be selected for each position of the county decides to do that.
Ordinance to Amend Article 2 and 3 of DC Zoning Ordinance- Passed. 

Article 20 - Signs  - revisions throughout the ordinance- temporary  non-commercial free standing non- illuminated signs are allowed for 90 days without permits. Sizes were designated. For sale or lease signs were addressed. Signs for safety or public spaces etc and flag areas were addressed. Some of these codes were changed based on the recent Supreme Court decisions. Agricultural signs were addressed. Home occupation businesses were addressed but may have further revisions. Highway interchange signs were eliminated and they plan to change all H-1 zones to B-2s soon. Manufacturing districts will be changed to Industrial zones. So the signal rules reflect that future change. Mixed use developments and Planned developments were also given sign rules that didn’t change much. Off-premise signs were also developed. These would be abutting major arterial roads- like highways. Large scale off premise signs had slight changes. Small scale off premise signs were also covered. Example like seeing a peach sign for the orchard at the beginning of the road leading to that property. Signs have to be maintained regularly to keep them in good and safe condition. There have been problems with that in the past per McCormack. Electronically changing message boards were addressed. 
Ordinance to Amend Article 20 of the DC Zoning Ordinance- Baudendistel said the Court case was in 2015 that forced some of these changes. No public comment . Ordinance passed. 

Mr Goddard from Langley Heights- asked about survey issues. He has had surveys done from Archie Crouch. and Johnny Wright pulled out pins ad said they were wrong. Baudendistel said they have a BZA case with him now for a contempt case. The 2008 case was dismissed WITH PREJUDICE so it cannot be refiled. McHenry said he wants this over with and has his life threatened 3 times. Wright has been charged and convicted of threatening Listerman and McCormack. The road will be fixed tomorrow that Wright has torn up and there will be a deputy there. They will proceed with the court case. Goddard’s tenants are at risk also. They get harassed and then want to move. He wishes he could live up there some day. McCormack said they can enforce better with documentation of pictures or police reports. 

Dearborn County Hospital Board of Trustees, Reappointment of Betty Bischoff- approved for January of 2018 for 4 more years.  

HIGHWAY DEPT. Todd, Listerman, County Engineer- Sue Hayden- presenting- Line Striping Award- three bids turned in. And A safety, Indiana Sign and Barricade and Ogelsby Construction was the lowest bid for $83,983.76. Ogelsby was approved.

ADMINISTRATOR- Sue Hayden- Patricia Burke had accident spinning out at Bond Road and Sand Run due to ponding. So in the north bound land the highway dept will bank it more to improve that. There are numerous accidents there. They will also put signs there. 

AUDITOR- Connie Fromhold presented claims that were approved. 

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- nothing more.




Meeting Adjourned at 7:07 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Friday, August 11, 2017

AGENDA Aug 15 Commissioners Meeting

August 15, 2017 
6:00 p.m., Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana



1.  Proposed Amendments to Zoning Ordinance – P&Z Director, Mark McCormack
Article 2, Section 200 – Advisory Plan Commission
Article 3, Section 300 – Board of Zoning Appeals
Ordinance to Amend Articles 2 and 3 of DC Zoning Ordinance
Article 20 – Signs
Ordinance to Amend Article 20 of the DC Zoning Ordinance

2.  Dearborn County Hospital Board of Trustee, Betty Bischoff Reappointment 

3.  Line Striping Award – Sue Hayden (for Highway Engineer, Todd Listerman)

VI. AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington
1.  Claims/Minutes
VII. ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel




Pribble Road hill open to thru traffic via Pribble Circle

Per Denise at the County Highway Dept. Rohe Paving has finished paving Pribble Hill. It is open for traffic now.
Lawrenceburg has still closed the very beginning of Pribble up to Pribble Circle, so that detour is still there.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

DCRedevelopment Commission Executive Session and Meeting Aug 17


Executive Session &
DCRC Meeting

The Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission
will hold an Executive Session on
Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

The purpose is to discuss interviews and negotiations with industrial or commercial prospects or agents of industrial or commercial prospects by the Indiana economic development corporation, the office of tourism development, the Indiana finance authority, an economic development commission, a local economic development organization (as defined in IC 5-28-11-2(3)), or a governing body of a political subdivision.
This is classified confidential by state and federal statute:
IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) (4)

And also for the purposes of discussing strategy with the respect to the purchase or lease of real property by the governing body up to the time a contract or option to purchase or lease is executed by the parties.
This is classified confidential by state and federal statute: 
IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) (2) (D)

There will be a DCRC meeting held after the Exec Session
at 9:00 a.m.

These meetings will take place at the
Dearborn County Administration Building, 3rd Floor Commissioners Room,
215 B West High Street,

Lawrenceburg, IN  47025

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

1 August 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

1 August 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Shane McHenry, President, Art Little, and Kevin Lynch

Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor, Andy Baudendistel, Attorney, and Sue Hayden, Administrator


Motion/Vote on previous discussion of Administrator’s position- Commissioners officially approved Sue Hayden as County administrator effective July 17th. 


Change Orders- Chris Grabosky, Project Manager, Maxwell Construction- 2 change orders:
Koch Mechanical- adding $6398 and re route gas line $1880 plus other changes of $1165, $1562, deduct $1298 = 9707 which will be deducted from their allowance. No change in contractual amount total though. Approved.
Added card access for security $8400. This is in additional to the contract amount. 
H& B Systems will get this from the extra money left in other accounts for the project. Approved. Grabosky anticipates more requests on the security possibly too.

Working on Annex finishes now and terrazzo completed. Exterior work on Limestone pretty much completed. Humidity problem now with the weather and will be closing up building soon. Still looking at mid-late October for completion. Might go into November. 

Donation of Bookmobile by Friends of the Library- Barbara Bonney,Director LPLD- donating it to the DC Health Dept. Scudder says they need a reliable drivable vehicle. The library has acquired a new smaller one. Commissioners approved. Picture taken for the paper. 

Animal Control Ordinance Changes- Pat Hawkins, PAWS Sec’y Treasurer and Becky Reiter, PAWS Board member and Boone County Animal Shelter Director- asked to work with county attorney on ordinance related to cats. There is a better way to handle cats per Pat Hawkins. Becky Reiter a DC resident and also Boone County Animal Shelter Director spoke on their programs. They started a program 5 years ago and it decreases the amount of cats taken in. Target Zero recommendations were given to the county. This program allows cats at farms etc to be trapped and  spayed and neutered and returned to the farms. or outdoors. The farmers still have rodent control without all the kittens. They utilize working cats or barn cat programs for people who want a spayed, neutered and vaccinated cat. Commissioners approved the discussion with the attorney ad PAWS. 

1Voice- Area National Drug Awareness Day- Wyatt Sampson and Dianna Jones- Sampson presented- August 31 to do what they did last year with the walking routes in Lawrenceburg from 5-7 PM. They will have to clear out the courthouse parking area etc. that evening. He has to go to the city also . Approved. 

HIGHWAY DEPT. Todd, Listerman, County Engineer
Bid Award Bridge #59 Salt Fork Rd- McAllister Exc $107,426.75 was lowest bid. Rohe and Duncan Robertson were higher bids. Approved McAllister. 
Construction Inspection Contract Bridge #59-Land Water Group $9690 was approved. They will have this closed at times this fall also. Aware it is inconvenient.  
Title Sheet for Bridge #24 Cold Springs Road- plans - bid in December for this. Plans Approved. 
Community Matching Grants program- may hear something in a week or two. They went for complete funding. 
PineRidge residents will get a plan together per McHenry in next couple weeks but it is in terrible condition. Grieve is doing that. 

Agreement to transfer personal property and Ordinance for transfer for Dearborn County  Clearing House- Baudendistel read the ordinance that transferred a passenger van vehicle to Clearing House. Approved both the letter and the ordinance. McHenry indicated that the van will need mechanical repairs. Sue Hayden will contact Cathy Piche for her signature.

Ratify signature on Letter to USDA for funding for Laughery Valley Watershed Damage - Sue Hayden presented from Tim Grieve this is from June 23 flooding that damaged the banks of Laughery Creek. We pay 25%. Approved the signature from then. Listerman said that Grieve worked hard to try to get this so as to save county funds. 

ADMINISTRATOR- Sue Hayden- nothing more. 

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- Claims and Minutes from July 5 and 18 approved

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- Happy Hollow Vacation Ordinance- In 2011 they were approached by the Lykins (David C and David J) and the Engels objected. The court found in Lykins favor and said they can now proceed with their vacation. The 30 day window to file an appeal has run out. Lykins and Rob Seig surveyor were present today. 6820 ft vacated. There will be a col de sac constructed. Publlc utilities can still be maintained there. No public wished to speak. Commissioners approved the ordinance. They will file the papers and publish the ordinance. Lykins will construct the cul de sac and the county provides the stone. Commissioners thanked Lykins for his patience and echoed that for  the Engels. Hoped this issue was behind them.

Baudendistel read the Title VI statement as required by law. 

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Lynch- attended NACO (National Assoc of Counties) conference with over 3000 attendees from all over the country. So many activities that it was hard to decide what to attend. 
Our former Ag director for state Ted McKinney is now with USDA. 
Lots of festivals- great to see community get out.

Little- Bright and Yorkville having festivals same weekends- Lots of good fried chicken. Echoed what Lynch said.

McHenry- lots of Ohioans come here for the good food- lots at St. Martins festival. Privilege in serving where community reaches out. Also prayers for support of the family’s involved in the tragedy in Manchester this past weekend. And think about our kids going back to school tomorrow. State Police and sheriff’s dept. did a great job. 

Lynch- This Thursday annual job fair with Luke Messer. first hour is for veterans only. then the public Nothing more satisfying than to see someone leave the event with a job. 20 were hired last year that day and several dozen hired in the weeks after it. 

PUBLIC COMMENT- McHenry noted there were reps from Aurora and Greendale here and that Council decided to take no action on the revenue sharing and they want us to take no action either until we see what the state and legislators are going to do.Appreciates Mayor Weiss and Alan Miller and Ms Emery were there and they’d had some discussions. No action until we get more direction form Council. 
Weiss asked that they work with them. 

McHenry said Phil Darling was the train engineer at the festival this weekend. Asked if he was sore today as it was a bumpy ride.   


Meeting Adjourned at 9:37 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Monday, July 31, 2017


It Is Us

"Governor Eric J. Holcomb today signed an executive order creating a new cabinet-level position in state government to serve as Indiana’s chief talent and recruiting official." — July 27 press release

by John Kessler

Will the economic development projects currently being pursued by Indiana make the state more attractive to young people? I can’t foretell the future, but I doubt that they will. What the politicians think will attract young people may not be what young people are really looking for.

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Providence, Rhode Island, to teach economics at a summer camp at Brown University. On the plane, I sat next to a nice young woman in her twenties who was coming to Rhode Island to do some training for teachers. She is a teacher at a charter school in Silicon Valley that uses technology to teach their students, and she was coming to train other teachers how to use the program.

As we talked about education and life she mentioned that she had a serious boyfriend and they wanted to get married. The problem was they weren’t sure how they would ever be able to have a family or buy a home — even with her teaching income and his income as a firefighter — because of the cost of living in the Bay Area.

I hear stories like this all the time when I travel. People complaining that the cost of living has risen so much in major cities like Chicago, New York, L.A., and San Francisco that young college graduates are not sure if they can afford to live there, even with a good job. Housing prices are a major part of the problem.

One young man I met this summer was really excited because he was recently able to find a place to stay in San Francisco for $600 a month — he rents the closet in someone’s apartment and sleeps in a hammock. My young teacher friend from the Bay Area is paying $3,000 a month for a small two bedroom apartment and she said the closet seemed like a really good deal. I then told her that there was a place where for less than half that amount one could buy a 3,000-square-foot house with a three-car garage and a quarter acre of land. Her eyes lit up in disbelief, so I told her my story.

I understand her concerns about the future. My wife and I lived in Phoenix, Arizona. The cost of living was high enough that we needed two incomes to make ends meet for just the two of us. My wife always dreamed of being able to stay at home and raise children and we were not sure how we would ever swing that if we stayed in Phoenix.

When I got offered a job in Fort Wayne the primary reason we decided to move from Arizona was because we could afford to have a family. We said goodbye to friends and family and set off on an adventure to make the life that we wanted, not because of Parkview Field and a renovated downtown, but because Fort Wayne offered the promise of the future that we wanted.

Today we have four children, all born in Fort Wayne, and my wife has the privilege of living her dream as a stay-at-home mom.

We don’t need a $100-million riverfront development to attract young people — we already have everything they are looking for. We just need to embrace it and advertise it. If Fort Wayne wants to attract and keep young people we should pursue policies that continue to make our housing affordable, make our city safe and make our schools great.

Then we should go to San Francisco, Chicago and New York and advertise the low cost of living and how college graduates can move here and build the life that they want. They don’t need a city created in the image of what politicians of a different generation think is attractive. Instead, they will create the “cool” city that they want. They will come and they will make the city fun and exciting just by being here.

As we landed in Rhode Island I handed the young woman my business card and said, “If you really want to get married and have a family there is a place you can move and afford to do that. Come join me in Fort Wayne, Indiana.” She laughed as she replied, “I already wrote it down — Fort Wayne. If it is as good as you say we are already packed.”

John Kessler, an adjunct scholar of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation and head of the IPFW Center for Economic Education, is an economics instructor at Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne.


Drek Thompson. "Why It's so Hard for Millennials to Figure out Where to Live." The Atlantic, Nov. 19, 2014.

Emily Dryfuss. "The Year in Housing: The Middle Class Can't Afford to Live in Cities Anymore." Wired, Dec. 31, 2016.

David Morris. "Why Millennials Are About to Leave Cities in Droves." Fortune, May 28, 2016.


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Sunday, July 30, 2017

AGENDA- August 1 MORNING- Commissioners Meeting

August 1, 2017 
8:30 a.m., Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana



1.  Motion/Vote on Previous Discussion of Administrator’s Position

1.  Change Orders – Chris Grabosky, Project Manager, Maxwell Construction

2.  Donation of Bookmobile by Friends of the Library – Barbara Bonney, Director LPLD

3.  Animal Control Ordinance Changes – Pat Hawkins, PAWS Secretary/Treasurer & Beckey Reiter, PAWS Board Member & Boone County Animal Shelter Director

4.  1 Voice - Area for National Drug Awareness Day – Wyatt Sampson & Dianna Jones

5.  Highway Engineer – Todd Listerman
1.  Bid Award for Bridge #59 on Salt Fork Road
2.  Construction Inspection Contract for Bridge #59
3.  Title Sheet for Bridge #24 Plans

6. a.) Agreement to Transfer Personal Property 
    b.) Ordinance Transferring Personal Property to Dearborn County Clearing House

7.  Ratify Signature on Letter to USDA for Funding Laughery Valley Watershed Damage


VI. AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington
1.  Claims/Minutes
VII. ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel
1.  Happy Hollow Road Vacation Ordinance





Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Pribble Road Hill Closure July 27

Road Closure – Pribble Road

Slip Repair

Pribble Road will be closed from Kaiser Drive to the top of the hill on Thursday, July 27th, until further notice.

Closure will be from 8 am to 7 pm.

No through traffic.

Denise Strohl

Dearborn County
Highway Department Office Manager
10255 Randall Avenue
Aurora, IN 47001
Telephone – 812-655-9394
Fax – 812-655-9424

25 July 2017 Dearborn County Council Meeting Notes

 25 July 2017 Dearborn County Council Meeting Notes
Present: Liz Morris, President, Dennis Kraus. Sr., Dan Lansing, Charlie Keyes, Ryan Brandt, Alan Goodman, and Bill Ullrich. 
Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor and Sue Hayden, County Administrator
The meeting room was full of people.
Morris called for a moment of silence for Bill Ullrich’s wife’s passing.
She then read the Title VI statement as legally required.
HOSPITAL BONDS-  Dearborn County - Brad Ruwe with Dinsmore and Schoal and The CEO, CFO, and hospital attorney. The bonds were 30 year bonds with 3.6 million paid down. Proceeds from new issue of bonds will pay off the 2006 series of bonds. Two reasons for doing this. Letter of credit was provided by 5/3 bank in 2006 has become too expensive. That cost is passed along to the client which is DCH. Because interest rates are relatively low now and the hospital wants a fixed rate series of bonds now. The proposed series of 2017 bonds will have  reset of interest in 3 years. In this case the bonds will be held by the bank will hold these bonds themselves. They will negotiate the rate at that time. These are payable solely from hospital revenue. If Council approves this tonight they will go to Lawrenceburg as that is the city where they are located also. They do not have to go thru any other hoops for this. Under tax code there is something called a re- issuance. So now they technically they do not need to come back to Council at the 3 year interest reset date. The amortization is still April 2036. There is no financial obligation or risk to the county. Goodman motioned and Ullrich 2nd to reissue the bonds. All ayes. Passed.

PROSECUTOR  - Lynn Deddens- TABLED- she had asked to be excused for tonight.
Transfer funds

AURORA EMERGENCY RESCUE – Edward Opp- Discuss the status of EMS- Western side- Aurora, Dillsboro, Manchester, and Moores Hill all working together. They rely on paramedic truck from Lawrenceburg as an intercept. And want to upgrade their people for 24/7 service. Dearborn County spends $400,000 for EMS and the surrounding counties spend $1.2million. Lawrenceburg has a paramedic and Bright has just 1. Only Ripley County has paramedics of surrounding counties. He said the county was divided into regions when they did it with Terri Randall. This was to unify some of the individual units. App did not know how they could liquify some of their non-profits to do this- but they could explore this. It’s tough to draw everybody together. But for now this proposal would require $600,000 to get the paramedics started up. They do soft billing to insurance for insured patients. For $600,000 they could get a paramedic truck and more paramedics for Region 1. $376,000 is for a 24/7 paramedic on duty and the vehicle. The don’t interact with Sunman which covers a small part of the northern part of county. People and business coming in will look at our EMS and Fire Dept coverage. Insurance coverage for homeowners looks at this too as well does the insurance coverage for businesses. It’s all part of the infrastructure. They want future working meetings with all members go Region 1 and Council. Council wants a comprehensive county wide look. Jason covers the Region 2 area and the only area left out is Lawrenceburg which has their own dollars. We cannot compete with that. There is only one private transport which is Tri County and they are based in Batesville with a station in Greendale. Discussion on whose budget covers EMS services. Riverboat money does some of this as a set percentage. Region 2 and Lawrenceburg do not miss runs- but Region 1 does. They need help per Brandt. Morris kept wanting a comprehensive look at the whole county. Bright and L-bg have a medic and region 1 does not. Council made no decision. 

RECIND THE RIVERBOAT ORDINANCE- Morris said the SBOA has tried to be of assistance to the county and there are complex attempts to fix this- there are conflicting opinions on the state level on how to remedy this. They decided to TABLE this indefinitely. All ayes with Keyes Nay- he didn’t want it tabled but decided to let it go. Alan Weiss - Greendale Mayor said THANK YOU. 

AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington- St. Paul’s school in New Alsace is closed. So their money from tax money was voted to be moved to the General Fund now. 
PAC Committee heard from Commissioners that they vacated the adm secretary and promoted Sue Hayden to the administrators position. Approved.  
Minutes from June 27, 2017 approved. 
PUBLIC COMMENT- Jason - President from Bright EMS and their only paramedic- agreed with Ed Opp and also with Council that they get a comprehensive look at the whole county. They have worked hard with commissioners to get ideas to work together. He reminded them that the county pays each EMS unit the same $20,000. He said they combined fire and EMS to make it work. The fire dept money is key to this. He said they submitted a proposal to cover Bright and the northern part of the county. Average response time is 6 minutes but there is a wide range in those times depending on where the need is. They do run as far as East Central HS. Sunman staffs with just one person who waits for someone to come to make the run. Pay rate is $14 /hour now. This will not get people hired. Jason spoke at length about the issues of the time it takes to get to the patient. In the alliance they are required by the county to attend 3/4 of the alliance meetings. Paramedic services are not self sustaining. The ones in Hamilton County are using tax money. Billed $390,000 and collected $162,000. Medicare pays about $162 for a $1000 transport. Fuel and drugs are expenses too. Hospital used to give a basic supply in the black boxes with Epi pens- that discontinued when the Epi pen price went up so high. We are coming to the Council saying hear us- we are working for solutions. They all have different needs, but they all play the same game. 
Council said that their dedication and commitment is greatly appreciated. Jason said its a rewarding job. But stressful. They talked about a Public Safety LIT ( Local Income Tax)

Terri Randall- former county administrator- Even the municipalities are assigned a territory that goes beyond their city limits for example. There is only so much you can do to get to some of the rural areas in time. Commissioner Lynch and McHenry couldn’t be there. She said McHenry said the commissioners needed to work together with the alliance.   


Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Monday, July 24, 2017

AGENDA July 25 Council Meeting

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
6:30 p.m., Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana



PROSECUTOR  - Lynn Deddens
Transfer funds

Discuss the status of EMS


AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington
Minutes from June 27, 2017


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

18 July 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

18 July 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Art Little, and Kevin Lynch, acting president

Also present: Andy Baudendistel, Attorney

ABSENT: Shane McHenry and Gayle Pennington, Auditor (covered by Sue Hayden)

Baudendistel read the Title VI statement as legally required.


NEW BUSINESS: Lynch announced that Sue Hayden was hired as the new administrator effective yesterday 7/17/17. Randall has moved on to become the Director of One Dearborn. W

ADMINISTRATOR- Sue Hayden - nothing to report yet.

AUDITOR-  Sue Hayden covering for Gayle Pennington. Claims approved. 

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- ordinance next month for sheriff for van to be transferred to Clearinghouse, a 501c3. 

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Little- thanked Sue for taking the job. Lynch echoed it as well- looking forward to a lot of good things.



Meeting Adjourned at 6:04 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Sunday, July 16, 2017

AGENDA- July 18 Commissioners Meeting

Attached is the agenda for the July 18th BOC meeting.  Shane McHenry will be absent from the meeting so housekeeping items will be covered.  Other subjects that may come up will be handled during Commissioner Comments or Late Arrival Information.

July 18, 2017 
6:00 p.m., Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana




VI. AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington
1.  Claims/Minutes
VII. ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel




Thursday, July 06, 2017

Obituary Bille Lee Ullrich, Wife of Councilman Bill Ullrich

Obituary Billie Lee Ullrich, Wife of Councilman Bill Ullrich

Billie Lee Ullrich, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away July 4, 2017 in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.

She was born February 13, 1943 in Cleves, Ohio, daughter of the late William Heimann and Evelyn Wright Rudolph. 

Billie enjoyed Word Search Puzzles. She was "Homemaker Extraordinaire". She loved to decorate her home and took pride in every aspect of homemaking. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She was very devoted to her entire family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, She will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her loving husband of 56 years, William "Bill" Ullrich of Aurora, IN; children, Mike (Carol) Ullrich of Dry Ridge, KY, Tina (Pedro) Orellano of Fayetteville, NC, Kim (Joe) Hamilton of Crestwood, KY, Eric (Annette) Ullrich of Aurora, IN; siblings, Terry (Lynette) Welch, Sharon (Richard) Reynolds of WI, Missy (Garrett) Krug of Sumter, SC; grandchildren, Billy Ullrich, Joanna Ullrich, Brittney Gonzales, Chelsea Murphy, Chris Deutsch, Tim Davis, Eric Ullrich Jr., Nathan Ullrich & Brady Ullrich; great grandchildren, Ian, Emilia and Leilah.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Rudolph, step-father, Harold Rudolph, Father, William Heimann and brother Floyd Heimann.

Friends will be received Monday, July 10, 2017, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, 203 Fourth Street, Aurora, Indiana.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church Tuesday, at 11:00 am.

Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. 

Contributions may be made to the St. Mary's Catholic Church or family. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.


Wednesday, July 05, 2017

5 July 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

5 July 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Shane McHenry, President, Art Little, and Kevin Lynch

Also present: Connie Fromhold covering for Gayle Pennington, Auditor and  Andy Baudendistel, Attorney

ABSENT: Terri Randall, Administrator and Gayle Pennington, Auditor. 

Baudendstel read the Title VI statement as required by law.



Contracts for Cyclical Reassessment- Gary Hensley, Assessor- This is a 4 year contract from 2018 until 2022 and includes a ratio study and new construction each year. There is a base amount of 750 parcels a year. There is also a site visit and reassessment of all 30,701 parcels in the county over the 4 year period. Contract cost is $852,777 and is $60,077 more than the previous contract that is ending this year. Same contractor is the only one that bid, though it was advertised. Tyler Technologies. commissioners had no questions. Commissioners approved the agreement. 

Jack’s Forever 3 Run- Casey Fox- Formally requesting the road closures for the early morning run. Commissioners approved the request. He is to touch base with McHenry the week prior. Sneakville Road and Garden Meadows and Garden Green subdivisions back behind it. 

Ordinance for DCH Revenue Refunding Bonds- Brad Ruwe, Dinsmore $ Shohl, LLP- Mike Schwebler, CEO,  and the CFO and attorney  for the hospital were also present. 
In 2006 DC issued revenue bonds for $30 million. There is over $26 million left. These are adjustable and are supported by a letter of credit by 5/3 bank. These letters of credit are becoming very expensive. To get out of these bonds, they have worked with 5/3 to get a private placement of these bonds. These are revenue obligations. No tax money goes to pay for these bonds. Towards the end of August they will go to the council for their final approval. The hospital is a 501c3. Baudendistel reviewed the ordinance and the changes needed were done. Ultimately there are cost savings for the hospital per Ruwe. 
Baudendistel read the ordinance and Commissioners approved the ordinance. 

Aurora Emergency Rescue - Ed Opp- there for Aurora EMS only- discuss status of EMS in western part of county. Gave the history of the EMS services and their service areas. He discussed their funding and finances and their motto is that they will respond as if their life depends upon it. Volunteers are getting harder and harder to sustain. Plan to get 24/7 coverage. They want to have 2 people on staff at all times. $222,000 plus to do this. Recently Lawrenceburg changed their protocol for transport to the city. They ned paramedic on the west side of the county. $376,000 first year start up cost for this including vehicles etc. They do use grants and they bill patients as appropriate. Looking for a potential safety tax for a revenue stream for EMS services. Aurora gives them $17,000 yearly. They get about $7000 from the utility bill donations from customers. $40,000 from commissioners and $10-13,000 from council. Plus their soft billing for patients. Requirements coming from the state keep coming at them- and it costs. Lynch said he agrees and supports them 110%. As the county grows, the needs are there.Training is necessary and a big commitment for them. Thanked him for this proposal. they are looking at it. Opp wants to take it to Council at budget time this year. McHenry said that the revenue sharing money that is being pulled from municipalities might be able to be used for this instead. Ok to approach council. 

Transfer Agreement with Water Rescue- Bill Black Jr.- transferring a van and Baudendistel reviewed the agreement. This is being transferred back to EMA as they use it more than water rescue. This should finalize every vehicle ownership to appropriate debts. Approved. 

HIGHWAY DEPT. Todd, Listerman, County Engineer:
Bridge #88 Johnsonville Rd- Title sheet presented.

Modification #1- Stateline/Georgetown Project- Lawrenceburg Township with GRW Engineers and Baudendistel reviewed. 80/20 split project. Approved. 

Bridge #77 Woliung Rd- Bid Award- 4 bidders. $1,150,000. was engineering estimate and low bid was  $984,226.75 Lykins out of Sunman. 
McAllister, Paul Rohe, and Robertson were other 3 bidders. 
Approved Lykins.

Bridge #77 Woliung Rd- Construction Inspection Contract. 4 quotes and lowest was Landwater Group for $31,160 as a NTE (not to exceed) contract. 
HWC, Certified Eng., FPBH were other 3. 
Landwater Group was approved.

As part of permit process for this bridge #77 they have to hire a state approved group to take pictures before #77 is demolished as it is an historic bridge. $2,660 for Ball State to do this. Approved. 

Final Dearborn County Highway Plan- Tim Hunt- HWC Engineering- This is the transportation assessment plan. LTAP approved it. They can now submit for 50/50 match up to $1 million for Community Crossings grants. This justifies the projects they will do with overlay and rejuvenations. 16 miles overlays and 14 miles of rejuvenation. They should find out in August if they get an award. The actual work wont get started till spring/summer 2018. The commissioners were given a summary of the roads they plan to treat. 
The bill now says we can use ANY money for our match- not just certain taxes or rainy day fund. 

McHenry asked about Pine Ridge - a subdivision street that needed repair. Listerman said if this program works we will have $2million to ave that we didn't have before. Dead end subdivision roads suffer the most- as main roads get the attention. Give is working on a patch for it. McHenry wants a plan and a cost. The complete report has a reconstruction cost for all the roads in the county. McHenry said they have a bunch of letters and need an answer. 

AUDITOR- Connie Fromhold for Pennington- Claims and minutes approved

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- Thursday had hearing on vicious dog status and he will send findings on that for their signature by Friday. Then he will turn it over to Sue to turn over to dog owners. There is an appeal process of 10 days- and he may extend that time in the future.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Lynch- thanked all the communities for Independence Day celebrations 
Little- Wanted to remember what July 4 is all about. 



Meeting Adjourned at 9:45 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Townsh