Thursday, June 14, 2018

AGENDA for June 19 MORNING- 9 AM Commissioners Meeting


AGENDA
DEARBORN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
 June 19, 2018 
9:00 a.m., Henry Dearborn Room
Dearborn County Government Center
165 Mary Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana

This meeting was originally scheduled for 6:00 p.m. 


I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. TITLE VI STATEMENT FOR COMPLIANCE

IV UNFINISHED BUSINESS
V. NEW BUSINESS

VI. ADMINISTRATOR – Sue Hayden
VII. AUDITOR – Connie Fromhold
1.  Claims/Minutes

VIII. ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel
IX. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

X. LATE ARRIVAL INFORMATION

XI. PUBLIC COMMENT

XII. ADJOURN

AGENDA Plan Commission June 25th meeting

Agenda and packet of materials for the June 25th Plan Commission can be accessed by clinking the link below:

http://www.dearborncounty.org/egov/documents/1529006989_30216.pdf

Thursday, June 07, 2018

7 June 2018 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes


7 June 2018 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

Present: Jim Deaton, Chairman, Dave Deddens, Jim Helms, John Rahe, Alan Goodman, and Jamie Graf (non- voting school board member)
ABSENT: Dave Deddens (who listened in on speaker phone), Jim Helms, and Jamie Graf. 
Also present:Sue Hayden, county administrator and minute taker, Andrea Ewan, attorney, Connie Fromhold, Auditor and DCRC treasurer.
Title VI statement read as legally required.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES- May 10th minutes approved.
CLAIMS AND FINANCIALS- Financials were passed out and approved
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none
NEW BUSINESS:
Resolution 2018-DCRC-002- Determination to Capture Tax Increment Revenue- read into the record. The DCRC determined the need to capture ALL the TIF revenue  and there was no excess revenue to distribute. They approved the resolution. The DCRC changed all the words secretary to President and/or Secretary for the signature line. 
Signature on Letter to Distribute to Taxing Units- The President signed and the letters will be sent to all the taxing units.
2019 Budget- 3% raise to Sue - same as all County employees- rest is same as last year. The total budget sits at about $93,700. Council has to approve this also even though DCRC runs on its own money-  Approved. 
ONE DEARBORN REPORT: Deaton will attend a meeting Monday June 11 with One Dearborn to talk about funding formulas. Jim Thatcher will be there per Goodman.No one from Council was listed on the agenda.  
ATTORNEY’S REPORT- needs to send the new leases on the billboards to Dave Deddens. Deddens wanted to know if Shelton Fireworks had responded for his lease to any of them. She will go ahead and do Shelton’s
OTHER BUSINESS- John Rahe wanted to know if all the money was going into the West Aurora TIF- and Zimmer and Aurora Casket will also be helping to pay for the Industrial Park area. 
The new law requires a meeting from DCRC and Commissioners to explain what the TIF is spent on etc. Andrea Ewan suggested getting Tom form Barnes and Thornburg to have a canned format and see if they can use that or if Barnes and Thornburg will do that. 
JULY 12 will be next meeting at 8:30 AM
ADJOURNMENT - 9:00 AM
Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township


Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Town Hall Meeting for old AEP Fly Ash Pit Closure


Town Hall Meeting for old AEP Fly Ash Pit Closure  

IVY Tech Riverfront Campus June 5, 2018  from 7-9 PM
Lawrenceburg City called the meeting.

Channel 19
Local media from Register Publications, WSCH, and Bright Beacon
8 video cameras were running during this meeting.

Del Weldon- L-bg city attorney welcomed the group. IDEM had 4 members and CDC had 4 members at two tables up front.
WSCH reported this was also a published closure plan meeting from ELT and so Weldon said they wanted all to know about it.

Del- We are the same as you wanting to ask the questions and get answers.
700 acres in this property from power plant started in 1951. Active coal fired power plant until closed recently. 

3 ponds and one dry landfill on the property. Fly ash, flue ash was taken out of the stacks taken out, wet down, and dried and then stored in the ponds. 

About 2 years- Oct 2016- ago ELT, CDC, and Tanners Creek LLC took over from AEP. They remediate and make them safe and prepare them for a future use. 

From day 1- we were interested in this being done safely to protect our water and environment. We maintain a relationship with IDEM. 
IDEM is in charge of monitoring this. They maintain a VFC- Virtual File Cabinet in order to get the information first hand. 

ELT has entered into an options contract with the Ports of Indiana. This is to be able to decide whether or not that sale should occur. Lawrenceburg maintains a relationship with the Port etc, to be sure it is one to the standards to benefit the most residents here- NOT the state of Indiana at our expense. Continually promised to maintain an ongoing active relationship with ELT and IDEM etc to keep environment safe.
Olen Clawson will present later for LMU.
Always monitoring our water. Key access to knowing what is happening there. 

Russ Becker- from Tanners Creek Dev LLC- slides- showing the process to close one of the Fly Ash ponds.
Demolition started in 2017 thru 2018- asbestos is done, demolition almost complete. Site cleanup and restoration is ahead. Redid the closure engineering for the Fly ash pond. Submitted those draft plans to IDEM. Still ahead is engineering and closure of main ash pond and other ash areas. in 2020 closure of ash landfills. THIRTY years after that it is monitored.
The areas on site are: Fly ash pond, ash land fill, ash pond, coal pit ,and slag processing areas.

Fly ash-pond 20 mil 1/4 in liner synthetic geomembrane in 1977-8 
Bringing the liner all the way down around the perimeter dikes.

Matt Miles asked about the dikes that were not done properly.

Becker reexplained that the liners and caps will go beyond the upper and lower dikes to secure the ash inside. Cover soil 6 in plus 30 in of protective soil. Drainage layer is geo-textiles. Impermeable cap - 40-60 mil geo-membrane. 

Audience question about leaking in the membranes with the jackhammer demolitions of foundations on the property. There is an independent engineer that has to oversee this per Becker. By keeping water from infiltration it keeps leakage from occurring. These liners are used worldwide to adjust to movement. HDPE and LLDPE liners. Geocomposite drainage net on top also to get water away. Construction work will have several quality assurances in the process.

Post Closure
Semi annual inspections and reports. Maintenance. Analysis and samples of about 20 wells. The parameters will be mostly metals tested for due to the fly ash. Groundwater sampling will be done by a certified sampling firm selected by CDC. All paid for by Tanners Creek LLC.

Miles asked about the testing. EAG is testing and they are the same company essentially as CDC. 

A guy from EAG answered this and said that they do things with integrity on all their sites. Wells that were installed and tested were installed by AEP. CDC is the company that they do exclusive consulting for. There has not been a violation in these testing wells. Repeated that several times.

Olen Clawson LMU- Everyone of those power plants and utilities self test. They report under penalty of law.

Russ Becker- sampling process for groundwater are very rigorous and records have to be submitted with the sample. Chain of custody process is included for hand offs.

DeBruler asked about a fugitive dust cloud April 12th and a water truck broke down and this happened. This is not the first issue. It looked like a picture from the dust bowl. They now have another plan to suppress dust.

THIRTY years to continue to monitor. 
Plans for closure available at the library and on IDEM’s site at VFC. Thirty days is the comment period. 

IDEM- Rebecca Yonerschcaan sp? - they have been working with Tanners Creek LLC since 2016. They are getting close to approving a closure plan. Once the cap is done the dust problem should go away. They viewed the site today. They have been looking at the proximity of the drinking supply wells. They want to set up a system to anticipate any issues to have an early warning system.

Monitoring wells are installed around the pits. They do not produce drinking water. She reiterated the plans for testing and chain of command. John Guitteraz sp? and staff review those reports. Then they need to create mitigating plans if there is a release. These are small wells to just get a few gallons as samples. 
She hesitated a bit on the older liner of this pit. (It’s 20 mil as opposed to the 40-60 mil liners they are capping with.)

IDEM does not monitor the demolition materials!!!!!

CDC said the demolition bricks and concrete get reused as much as possible. It can be used as back fill for basements and structures. Asbestos is monitored, mercury switches and electrical waste are regulated. They are removed prior to demolition. Inspection will occur for those items once per month. 
Restricted waste site landfill review occurs next and by August there will be a closure plan for the main ash pond by the river. That has not had a plan submitted yet. 
More discussion on the age of the liner. Staff is focused on these issues at IDEM. 

Olen Clawson- LMU- very concerned about our water quality. They test LMS and Auroras wells also. They compare their data with CDC’s test results. Boron gets brought up  at 10,000 ppb and one of our wells tests at 1,000 pub at WHO standards. There are no standards in Indiana for Boron either. Things on Facebook cause fear in some of our residents as to water quality.That concerns him. If there is a problem that warrants it - no one will scream longer or louder than LMU. 

IDEM was encouraged that LMU is sampling water and looking at water that is at their well. They would like to have that info shared with IDEM.

Brian DeBruler- asked for IDEM to introduce themselves.

Becky Yonershcaan ( sp?)  from IDEM introduced the other IDEM people- John Hale and Amy McClure, John Guiterritaz,(geologist) in office of land quality with 11 other geologists. He said they look at results in detail and often make more tests be done.

Brian DeBruler went on about our concerns. 2015 EPA updates require liners now.

Becky IDEM- said they developed rules recently to get public informed and able to comment on the plan. The fugitive dust incident resulted in a warning per Weldon. 

Jerry  ?? last name asked- How many fly ash ponds on the property? Just one- There is also a Main ash pond and and old ash pond. There is an ash landfill.There is boiler slag or bottom ash. 
The main ash pond was constructed with CLAY- no other liner. There are 3 wet ponds and one dry landfill. 

Matt Miles said there is silty clay there and has documents. Monitoring wells are there to monitor the release from the landfill. He wants to know whose responsibility is it to take care of the issues with the entire property. John G said it is IDEM’s problem if they get their additional monitoring wells and they get it. 

Chris Mueller- I drink the water and I like it. I asked what happens if arsenic gets into the groundwater? Basically it gets really expensive.- pump and treat and large containment plans and the company that monitors has to provide water for the area, etc. 

Another resident asked about what is happening to the asbestos etc. Russ Becker said they have done it all prior to demolition. Who monitors that stuff being buried? IDEM? Becker said they CAN come in- but apparently haven’t. Re-explained about the clean demo parts and the stuff that has to go to special landfills etc. Solid waste compliance inspectors can come out to look at these materials per Becky IDEM. Asbestos abatement is monitored by their office of Air Quality. Complaint needs to be filed.

Weldon- anytime any one sees something- say something. Call IDEM or local officials. 

There is a required financial insurance mechanism posted with IDEM to insure the company for leaks etc. 

There are many ways to clean up heavy metals per CDC rep…

Radium does not show up in our water per Clawson.

Randy Turner Aurora Utilities- LMS water and they use the wells. AEP assured Aurora that they will continue to monitor their water. He’s impressed all the people are here, This water is one of the best assets of our area. Well head protection started 15-20 years ago. He said the Ohio River also produces a water supply that many people in Ohio drink. 

Meeting adjourned at 9:15 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

5 JUNE 2018 DEARBORN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING NOTES


5 JUNE 2018 DEARBORN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING NOTES

Present: Shane McHenry, President, Art Little, and Jim Thatcher

Also present: Connie Fromhold, Auditor, Andy Baudendistel, Attorney, and Sue Hayden, Administrator

TITLE VI STATEMENT FOR COMPLIANCE was read by Baudendistel as legally required.

OLD BUSINESS:none

NEW BUSINESS:

Signature for Release of Lien – Mary McCarty, Project Development Mgr., SIRPC- Back in 1999 DC was the applicant for them on housing repair grants and there is a lien that should be released from 2004. Margaret Koons property. 228 East Tate Street. Approved to release lien and signed. 

FEMA Grant Application – Tim Grieve, Highway Superintendent- Grant is approved by Council already. Apply for FEMA funds and it is a 75%.25% grant. He has applied for a bit over $1 million. Council’s signature was on this. Approved and signed.

Text Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance - Mark McCormack, Director of P&Z presented- unanimous favorable recommendations for the following changes. This eliminates residences from having to go thru the Plan Commission  for some of these applications. They can get handled by tech review and they can grant waivers rather than a public hearing. Cost  now is 3-5 times more for applicants. This would save money for applicants also. Commissioners approved the changes with no public  wishing to comment. 
Article 24, Section 2406 – Minimum Spacing of Driveways
Article 24, Section 2408 – Minimum Corner Clearances of Driveways
Ordinance to Amend Article 24 of the Dearborn County Zoning Ordinance

Contracts w/Indigital for New 911 Equipment – Jared Teaney, 911 Director presented 3 agreements and they were reviewed by Baudendistel. 
Equipment Purchase and Sales Agreement $139,037.73
911 Services and Software License Agreement Want to provide notice annually to get the price list and review the services with 90 day notice required. 
Support and Maintenance Agreement $7,683.82 per year after first year per appendix D with 90 day notices annually.
Commissioners reviewed the terms with Teaney and approved and signed the agreements. 

Interlocal for Dispatch with Lawrenceburg & Dearborn County- Baudendistel presented- most automatically renew. Lawrenceburg required a new signature this year per their clerk treasurer. The amount is the same at $60,000. Approved and signed. 

ADMINISTRATOR – Sue Hayden- nothing to add.

AUDITOR – Connie Fromhold  -Claims and Minutes from May 15 approved and signed.

ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel- Margaret Stotler Trust giving 25% of her trust to PAWS and 25% to Animal Shelter. Each 25% is worth $22,000. They wish to use it all for PAWS because they are handling the animals for former animal shelter now. Her attorney, Brian Pack, wrote a letter to that effect. Baudendistel prepared a letter to allow them to donate the 25% for the old animal shelter to PAWS also. Commissioners approved and signed.  

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Thatcher thanked Jared Teaney for his tour of 911 center and was impressed with their facility.
Little- Enjoy the beautiful day. 
McHenry will be out for the next meeting. 

LATE ARRIVAL INFORMATION- Jason Sullivan- $70,705.00 for defibrillators was awarded by Lawrenceburg Community Foundation. Commissioners signed off on these. deputies are trained and others will be trained. McHenry wanted to know if they needed volunteers for them to practice on. Thatcher said- “Don’t look in this direction!”  

Thatcher said they had also walked thru Jason’s Emergency Management facility and it is also impressive. 

PUBLIC COMMENT- none

ADJOURN- 9:42 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

Saturday, June 02, 2018

PUBLIC NOICE - Commissioners to attend June 5 with Lawrenceburg Meeting at IVY Tech


DEARBORN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS


PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Indiana Code § 5-14-1.5-5, that on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7:00PM the City of Lawrenceburg will be hosting a public meeting to discuss the closure of the former AEP power plant site.  It is anticipated that, at a minimum, a quorum of the Dearborn County Board of Commissioners will be present at said meeting to observe and receive information about the closure, which may constitute a “meeting” pursuant to the relevant State statutes.  
Members of the Dearborn County Board of Commissioners may also be called on to participate in the meeting, however, no final action (as defined by Indiana Code § 5-14-1.5-2(g)) of the Dearborn County Board of Commissioners will take place at this meeting, it is merely for informational purposes.

The hearing will take place in the Ivy Tech Community College – Riverfront Campus located at the following address:

50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025



Dated:  June 1, 2018

JUNE 7 2018 Meeting Notice for DC Redevelopment Commission


Public Notice





The Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
The purpose of this meeting is for housekeeping items.

The meeting will take place at the Dearborn County Government Center, 165 Mary Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 
in the Henry Dearborn Meeting Room located on the first floor.

AGENDA- June 5, 2018 MORNING Commissioners Meeting




AGENDA
DEARBORN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
 June 5, 2018 
9:00 a.m., Henry Dearborn Room
Dearborn County Government Center
165 Mary Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana


I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. TITLE VI STATEMENT FOR COMPLIANCE

IV UNFINISHED BUSINESS
V. NEW BUSINESS
1.  Signature for Release of Lien – Mary McCarty, Project Development Mgr., SIRPC

2.  Grant Application – Tim Grieve, Highway Superintendent

3.  Text Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance - Mark McCormack, Director of P&Z
1.  Article 24, Section 2406 – Minimum Spacing of Driveways
2.  Article 24, Section 2408 – Minimum Corner Clearances of Driveways
3.  Ordinance to Amend Article 24 of the Dearborn County Zoning Ordinance

4.  Contracts w/Indigital for New 911 Equipment – Jared Teaney, 911 Director
1.  Equipment Purchase and Sales Agreement
2.  911 Services and Software License Agreement
3.  Support and Maintenance Agreement

5.  Interlocal for Dispatch with Lawrenceburg & Dearborn County

VI. ADMINISTRATOR – Sue Hayden
VII. AUDITOR – Connie Fromhold
1.  Claims/Minutes

VIII. ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel
IX. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

X. LATE ARRIVAL INFORMATION

XI. PUBLIC COMMENT

XII. ADJOURN

Friday, June 01, 2018

TOWN HALL MEETING FOR AEP CLEANUP - HOSTED BY CITY OF LAWRENCEBURG AND THEIR ATTORNEY

TOWN HALL MEETING FOR AEP CLEANUP - HOSTED BY CITY OF LAWRENCEBURG AND THEIR ATTORNEY
taken from City of Lawrenceburg Facebook Event Page

Join us for a town hall to discuss the environmental cleanup project at the former AEP Power Plant property. 

We will have officials from: 
Tanners Creek, LLC,
the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 
the Southeast Indiana Regional Port Authority, 
as well as Dearborn County,
Aurora,
and Greendale attending. 

All members of the public are welcome to attend and have their questions answered.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

PUBLIC MEETING WITH TANNERS CREEK LLC ON FLY ASH POND CLOSURE JUNE 5

PUBLIC MEETING WITH TANNERS CREEK LLC  ON FLY ASH POND CLOSURE JUNE 5
Per Register Publications online today:
There will be a public meeting held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Ivy Tech Community College Riverfront Campus to discuss the proposed plan for regulatory closure of the fly ash pond at the former Tanners Creek power plant site.
More info is in the Tanners Creek LLC press release on the newspaper site at:

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

22 May 2018 Dearborn County Council Meeting Notes


22 May 2018 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: Sue Hayden, County Administrator and Auditor covered by Leah Bailey, Comptroller)
ABSENT: Connie Fromhold, Auditor
Title VI statement read as legally required by Liz Morris
Ryan Brandt said he was stepping down as Vice President tonight and nominated Alan Goodman to take the spot. He did it as he was leaving after this year due to losing the primary election. Council regretfully acquiesced to this request.
SUPERIOR COURT II – Judge Sally McLaughlin
Additional funds for hiring as retiree leaves- primary court reporter is retiring. Because of 7-8 weeks of sick time etc to be paid out they don’t have money to cover this. $4754.00 was approved out of Riverboat Revenue for this . 

PROSECUTOR – Lynn Deddens
Salary adjustment (Ordinance update) Completely funded thru a state grant - approved the $5000 + amount. There was an error in the previous paperwork. 
Victim Services Grant - This was a problem Deddens inherited. This is required to have match. Took $17,000 from forfeiture money for this. The remaining match would be $16,555. It is in arrears $87,387. This is an ongoing issue and this amount keeps them up to date for 2018. 
Invoices received in 2018 for 2017 furnishings for new annex. This is coming from forfeiture for this. Deddens left her furniture behind for the judges and other offices who didn’t have it in their budget- so she can use forfeiture for her furniture. Ullrich and Brandt commended Deddens on leading by example and waiting to get her furniture till the others had Approved. 

EMA – Jason Sullivan
Emergency Management Performance Grant- approved to sign the grant.
Lawrenceburg Community Grant/Automated External Defibrillator $70,705- no county match. They will provide training on their use. Approved.

ASSESSOR – Gary Hensley
PTA-BOA- presented by Leah Bailey. Assessments are trending back up per Morris. She wants the assessor t send an explanatory letter when they send this out. More money needed because of additional PTABOA hearings due to these s=assessment changes. Approved to release the funds. 

911 – Jared Teaney
Computer soft/hardware purchase- had to replace their phone system Cinti Bell as of Jan 1 2019. They are purchasing a new system from Solacom with Indigital. They are adding  5th station but not a 5th person. This is just a  back-up position. If things break that station is necessary. commissioners and 911 board have approved this. There were 3 bids and this was the lowest one. Several surrounding counties also use them. 5 years of software support included. Brian Rumsey explained how the software and maintenance works. 911 is a changing technology due to all the internet devices that can access it. $7678 and $5000 + each year. Approved. 
Additional console for 5th station. - $36,000 approved out of interlocal funds. 

CIRCUIT COURT PROBATION – Steve Bradley
Part-time employee salaries- $7500 for this- he had asked for $4000 and only got $1000 approved. Juvenile probation officer has been called up in the reserves starting in August for 10 months. Approved.

HEALTH DEPT – Mary Calhoun
Bus equipment & repairs Leah Bailey presented- this money has been dormant for quite a while. Mary contacted the state and the state does not want the money back. If declared dormant they can put it in their health fund and use it. Approved. 

PARK BOARD – Jim Red Elk
County Farm Park Improvements- Liz Morris asked what is the cost to maintain the shooting range annually- about $150 a year.One small shed at shooting range with  targets etc. They want to add another shelter. the sheriffs dept. and other police depts. use the shooting range. They also see increased pedestrians using the walking trail. $36,300 approved.  
Equipment Improvement- $2850 to purchase a hydraulic grappler for brush pick up and chains and binders an strapping to secure equipment on trailer. Approved out of County Farm. 
Gladys Russell Park Improvement- $9700- for 6 little individual projects around the barn and restrooms. Approved 
Misc. Improvements- $7162 for 4 small projects at Guilford drinking fountain and pressure washer for flooding etc. and the other parks. Approved. 
Mulch- $5100 for playground mulch for Bright and Guilford plus a 2nd application for Guilford. There is an engineered mulch for around the play equipment.
Grant Application-  to apply for $25,000 for 4 wheel drive RTV for maintenance support at 3 of the rural parks. It would be secured with the other equipment at County Farm. Budget will increase for gas, maintenance and insurance etc. Using their own vehicles now- this puts it on the county budget. Approved. 
Request to Solicit Donations- Two pieces - make it possible to make electronic donations via the website. Also to partner with local businesses to be sponsors and volunteer labor. They want dto present the concept before going any further. They would probably just put up a small thank you sign. They would need a county managed account. The auditor would handle disbursements. They want permission to work with the auditor on this. Sue Hayden said the county has a blanket policy on the boards for crimes. Approved to proceed to pursue this with the auditor’s office. 

JUVENILE CENTER – Tracy Agner/Scott Schwing
Overtime/holiday and Part-time- shift supervisor retired. PAC committee wanted them absorb the duties. There is $21,000 left in that line item. they want to use this for the rest of 2018. Kraus and Morris on that committee were satisfied with this approach. Approved. 

SURVEYOR / GIS – Dennis Kraus, Jr.
Maps- GIS perpetuation fund was suggested to use for this. Their consensus was not to use for this - except for the larger county maps for all the departments. The $1620 from GIS for big maps and remainder from perpetuation fund to total $3990 total for the rest of the maps. They will be reviewed before printed by GIS and Surveyor. Approved.  

HIGHWAY – Todd Listerman / Tim Greive
Jamison Rd Bridge # 76- additional funding needed. Bidding was too high last year. Modified plans to get it lower. So steel and gas increased since last year. $350,000 needed out of Growth and Development. Tis fixes a slide also by Losekamp. Approved. 
Bituminous for asphalt- Tim Grieve- We have a lot of slips in the county. Just now starting to fix everything. FEMA meeting last week to fill out application for over $1million- its a 25/75 split. The $200,000 request was before the FEMA option. He still needs the $200,000 NOW. If this FEMA comes in they would need the whole amount up front and then get 75% back. $ 1million is the max needed for the grant up front. Approved the $200,000 out of Growth and Development and move forward with the FEMA grant. 


PLANNING AND ZONING – Mark McCormack- presented by Leah Bailey
Additional to cover Per Diem - more meetings this year $2400- Approved
Copier Maintenance (Town of West Harrison)- new interlocal agreement- $400 Approved out of West Harrison check. They want to be sure the funds are exclusively out of that check and no problems at budget time like in previous years. Leah was asked to relay that to McCormack. Note also this was advertised as these numbers but the letter to West Harrison said $500 and $4500. Keyes and Kraus voted Nay as these amounts didn’t match the letter. 
Part-time Code Enforcement Officer, Co-op/Intern (Town of West Harrison)- $4400 for part time out of the West Harrison check- Approved. ???
Temporary office help (Town of Dillsboro)- Brandt abstained. $3500 approved
Part-time workers (Town of Dillsboro)-$4600- Brandt abstained. Approved.
Contractual (Co-ops / Interns) part-time workers (City of Aurora)-$12,164 approved. Ullrich said Aurora is happy with how things are going. 
AUDITOR – Connie Fromhold
Minutes from January 23, 2018- approved.
Adoption of Payroll/HR Deputy Job Description- for Kim - approved 
Soil & Water – Vickie Riggs (Ordinance update – 4th quarter 2017)- and
Soil & Water – Vickie Riggs (Ordinance update – 1st quarter 2018)- approved for farm crop work
Superior Court I – Wages for training new hire- $1189 approved

Budget hearings set for August 13-17  and adopted Sept 26. 

SIRPC-- This was presented to Commissioners previously- Indiana Housing and Community Dev Authority- $350,000- If you put in a match you get better chance. 14 families. Low to moderate income residents. Wants 10% so $35,000. They hope to use whatever assistance they get from the housing preservation grant towards that $35,000. But if they don’t get that we will need to commit to $35,000. Indiana Housing Application not due till Dec. Liens are no longer required for these. Commissioners and Council only want to assist in the unincorporated areas. The cities can do their own. 20% of the funds also goes to pay SIRPC. Morris and Council said they could roll the dice and elect to NOT do a match. Ullrich noted that we would be paying them to get the grant with a match. Approved without a match to apply for the $350,000 grant only to serve the unincorporated county. Lansing, Kraus, and Keyes Nay as they didn’t like the cities being out.    

CITY OF GREENDALE – Mayor Alan Weiss
Thank the County- Not here to ask for any money. Last year we were involved in a dilemma here and he realized later, the incorporated areas got money from us and no one comes up and says thanks. He wants to start a trend. He wants them to see what they have done with riverboat money. Water tank brine salt projects. Cannot afford a leak below ground, Tanks are now above ground and controls are automated. Part of this water goes to Hidden Valley -$231,000.
Automated their water plant after that person retired. Payback less than 3 years. $170,057.
Valley woods substation- state of the art- growth along US50 and 275. There have been a lot of companies asking about that property and they need reliable electric there. Cost $875,000. $400,000 of this is TIF money. 
Few others 3 police vehicles all over 125,000miles and one over 180,000. 
Half of the repaving of half of Oberting and all of the other half. Some was Community Crossings. Some was also on Urban Way connector. 
Riprap on Schnebelt Pond due to Muskrats eating awe at that. 
Thanks you and you deserve our appreciation. What’s good for Greendale is good for the County and what’s good for the County s good for Greendale. Thank you.

PUBLIC COMMENT- none

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM
Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

Friday, May 18, 2018

AGENDA May 21 Dearborn County Planning Commission Meeting

AGENDA May 21 Dearborn County Planning Commission Meeting

Agenda and packet of materials can be seen by clicking the link below. For those interested there has been no further submission of materials from the Bling Hunting Club request from April 2018 meeting as of this week. They are not on this agenda for Monday May 21.

http://www.dearborncounty.org/egov/documents/1526415591_10333.pdf

AGENDA- May 22 County Council Meeting




AGENDA
DEARBORN COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Henry Dearborn Room
Dearborn County Government Center
165 Mary Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana

CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

SUPERIOR COURT II – Judge Sally McLaughlin
Additional funds for hiring as retiree leaves

PROSECUTOR – Lynn Deddens
Salary adjustment (Ordinance update)
Victim services Grant
Invoices received in 2018 for 2017 furnishings for new annex

EMA – Jason Sullivan
Emergency Management Performance Grant
Lawrenceburg Community Grant/Automated External Defibrillator

ASSESSOR – Gary Hensley
PTA-BOA

911 – Jared Teaney
Computer soft/hardware purchase
Additional console

CIRCUIT COURT PROBATION – Steve Bradley
Part-time employee salaries

HEALTH DEPT – Mary Calhoun
Bus equipment & repairs

PARK BOARD – Jim Red Elk
County Farm Park Improvements
Equipment Improvement
Gladys Russell Park Improvement
Misc. Improvements
Mulch
Grant Application

JUVENILE CENTER – Tracy Agner/Scott Schwing
Overtime/holiday
Part-time

SURVEYOR / GIS – Dennis Kraus, Jr.
Maps

HIGHWAY – Todd Listerman / Tim Greive
Jamison Rd Bridge # 76
Bituminous for asphalt






PLANNING AND ZONING – Mark McCormack
Additional to cover Per Diem
Copier Maintenance (Town of West Harrison)
Temporary office help (Town of Dillsboro)
Part-time workers (Town of Dillsboro)
Contractual (Co-ops / Interns) part-time workers (City of Aurora)
Part-time Code Enforcement Officer, Co-op/Intern (Town of West Harrison)


AUDITOR – Connie Fromhold
Minutes from January 23, 2018
Adoption of Payroll/HR Deputy Job Description
Soil & Water – Vickie Riggs (Ordinance update – 4th quarter 2017)
Soil & Water – Vickie Riggs (Ordinance update – 1st quarter 2018)
Superior Court I – Wages for training new hire

CITY OF GREENDALE – Alan Weiss
Thank the County

PUBLIC COMMENT

ADJOURN

Some Improvements at Sr 148 and 48.

Photo submitted by a local Manchester resident today with the title "Cousin It Visits Dearborn County."

Thursday, May 17, 2018

SIX PEOPLE CAN DETERMINE THE FATE OF OUR COUNTY


SIX PEOPLE DETERMINE THE FATE OF OUR COUNTY

This editorial was also published May 15, 2018 in the Journal Press


So, a beaver walks into a local home improvement store and asks if they have an implement that might help him cut down trees for his dam. The clerk fixes him up with a chainsaw and the beaver happily scampers off.

A few days later the beaver returns with the chainsaw. “This hasn’t made my job easier at all.” The clerk says, “Let me check it out.” He takes the chainsaw, flips the switch, chokes it and gives the starter rope a pull. Vvrrooom, the chainsaw roars. The beaver panics and flees from the store screaming, “What’s that noise!”  

One can only guess the pandemonium that broke out in the Dearborn County Board of Elections when they plugged the charged battery packs into what they apparently thought were very expensive ballot lock boxes.

Not that election integrity matters in Dearborn County where the mantra is “Democrats Need Not Apply.”  Gerrymandered or misfortunate, Dearborn County is a knee jerk, one party county. For Dearborn County Republicans, the May primary for county office is just an inconvenience before the November coronations.

From what I read in The Register, the Republican Party apparently floated an ineligible candidate, which conveniently gives them a vacant position for any insider or failed primary candidate they can now unilaterally ordain by “caucus” as our inevitable third county commissioner. 

Extremely few people determine the fate of our county.  It requires only six people, two commissioners and four county council members, to bleed the treasury dry for pet projects we get no say in. Sound familiar? And, those six are decided by the Dearborn County Republican Party whose family tree has fewer branches than a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

Even with the best intentions, political incest is never a beneficial governing principle. It smothers fresh and diverse opinion and usually leads to arrogant overreach and incompetence. Worst case, lacking adequate checks and balances, it results in corruption. Competition is healthy, a few people running a single party dictatorship is not.

Disclaimer: Neither a card carrying “R” or “D”, I support conservative candidates with a heart, liberal candidates with a brain, common sense and compromise.

Chet Wolgamot
Manchester Twp.