Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

DC Redevelopment Commission Meeting Set for Dec 7th

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission will hold a meeting on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

This meeting will take place at the
 Dearborn County Administration Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 
215 B West High Street, 
Lawrenceburg, IN  47025.


21 November 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

21 November 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Shane McHenry, President, and Kevin Lynch

ABSENT: Art Little (forgot this was changed to morning meeting time)

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

Title VI statement was read as legally required by Baudendistel.

OLD BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:
Barnes and Thornburg 2018 LOBBYIST terms of engagement- rate is $5,000/month when in session (Nov- thru March) and $3,000/month when out of season. Baudendistel reviewed and total cost is $46,000/year. He said he has been impressed with how they represent us and communicate. Nothing changed except 5 months and 7 instead of 6 and 6 as this is a short session. Approved. 

Midwest Data 2018 Network and Systems Support Agreement- rate is $99/hour with a $499 per day cap. Some services are at $75/hour. The annual support agreement is $4,500/year. Hayden said they have been engaged fully with both buildings about 3 years ago. This is the same agreement annually. The hourly rates have increased however. Baudendistel had reviewed the agreement. Approved. 

Agreement for Fire Protection Services and EMS and Water Rescue-  Payment is one twenty one percent (1/21%) of five percent (5%) of the County portion of the Riverboat Admission Tax distributed in five (5) distributions a year per Council’s formula. Pennington said it is new that this year we have to have contracts with the 21 units we pay. Baudendistel said this is just to do what State Board of Accounts requires. Approved. 

ADMINISTRATOR- Sue Hayden reminded them she will be on vacation Nov 29 thru Dec 8. Coverage for them is. 

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- grant allowing formation of an interdiction fit thru Special Crimes- ratified McHenry’s signature on this. Money from Attorney General’s office. This has State Police working with them. This helped with burglaries in Manchester recently. Total grant - no county money.
Claims approved

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- first unsafe building hearing. Findings to Matt McDaniel represented the property owner. Agreed finding and decision of the board tp get the building exterior wrapped by winter. Dec 5th is the next meeting. They can try this agreement and if not worked out then they will proceed on Dec 5th with other plans. 

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Lynch wanted to thank everyone for well wishes and he is feeling a lot better. EC playing for state championship - wish them the best. Happy Thanksgiving.
McHenry- reiterated nad talked about all the football successes this year and a Happy Thanksgiving. 

PUBLIC COMMENT- none

LATE ARRIVAL- none 

Meeting Adjourned at 8:48 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Sunday, November 19, 2017

AGENDA- Nov 21 County Commissioners MORNING Meeting

AGENDA
DEARBORN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
November 21 2017 
8:30 a.m., Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana


I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. TITLE VI STATEMENT FOR COMPLIANCE

IV. OLD BUSINESS

V. NEW BUSINESS
1.  Barnes & Thornburg 2018 Lobbyist Terms of Engagement

2.  Midwest Data 2018 Network and Systems Support Agreement

3.  Agreement for Fire Protection Services

VI. ADMINISTRATOR – Sue Hayden

VII. AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington
1.  Claims/Minutes
VIII. ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel
IX. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

X. LATE ARRIVAL INFORMATION

XI. PUBLIC COMMENT


XII. ADJOURN

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Change in Time for Nov 21 Commissioners Meeting

Change in Time for Nov 21 Commissioners Meeting

Due to a few conflicts, the November 21, 2017 Commissioners’ meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. instead of the advertised time of 6:00 p.m.  Public notice will be posted, but please help share this information.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Thank you!
Respectfully,
Sue Hayden
County Administrator
(812)537-8894 - phone

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

7 November 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

7 November 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

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

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

Title VI statement read as required by law by Baudendistel.

OLD BUSINESS:
Ordinance to Amend Animal Control Ordinance- tabled last month- Baudendistel made the recommended changes and PAWS was in accord with them. Changes were to keep the hold period to 5 days and not to return spayed and neutered cats without the property owners approval on that program. Commissioners approved the ordinance with all the amended sections. 

NEW BUSINESS:
Change Orders Maxwell Construction- Chris Grabowski:
  1. HV Systems change order to void the previous one that had a wrong price on it. The new one will be lower and presented at a later date. Approved.
  2. #4 Koch Mechanical- Total of 3 items was $7614 and still under their allowed amounts for Mechanicals. Approved.
  3. #1 Concord Fire Protection - $514.84 approved
  4. #4 OK Interiors- $8923.86 and still under alliance amount. Approved.
  5. #7 Bruns Gutzwiller- Total of adds and deducts was $18,214.64. Approved. New contract amount of $3million+.
Timeline update on project. In the final finishes of building. Moving Prosecutors after Thanksgiving, then courts weekly after that. Then they will be working on remodels in the existing courthouse beginning in mid to late December. Full project finished in mid March hopefully.

Clean Water Indiana Grant- Vicki Riggs, Environmental Tech Soil and Water- This was awarded. Ohio County is in this also with the Match funding. Dearborn services both Dearborn and Ohio Counties. $100,000 on cost share for landowners. $7,000 on outreach. It’s really competitive so she feels good we got for this. In kind matching is done for these. No funding is coming form the county budget. 23 counties got this funding. This comes form the cigarette tax. This helps for Conservation practices and is easier to implement than the federal Conservation ones due to less paperwork. This was just for information. Funding is administered by soil and water office not the county auditor.

HIGHWAY DEPT. Todd, Listerman, County Engineer
Bridge #76 Jamison Road- Replacement Bid Results- 5 bidders- all were above the engineers estimate and available funding. They need to reject all the bids- Approved to reject all bids. 

Bridge #44 Turkey Point Road- Right of Way Unknown Owner and Heirs- They will do a condemnation on an unknown owner process per Baudendistel. County surveyor tracked this way back to when it was split and still no owner found. Commissioners approved starting the condemnation proceedings against unknown owner and heirs for this nearly 1/2 acre parcel. All other letters sent to other owners of additional right of way.
Bridge #64 Sneakville Road- Engineering services for replacement- Land Water Group $53,200 was the low bid. Approved.

Updates for highway dept- Communit Crossing match program for $840,000 with 50% match have been advertised.
Annual bids for material have been sent and will be presented at Dec meeting. 
Cold Springs Road bridge #24 is scheduled to be bid in december as a federal aid project.
Environmental approved for Bridge 5 on East Laughery Creek road- to be done in 2020. 
Slips on Lower Dillsboro Road for over $2million has been submitted for an 80/20 match for 2023. This was on the priority list for this in the plan. 

Board of Health Appointments- Dr Steve Hubbard and Donald Rechtin, Democrat and Republican seats on the board. Approved for Jan1, 2018.

Maintenance in the Jail- Eric Hartman and Shane McHenry met with sheriff Kreinhop and Dave Hall to have the inmates do their part in maintaining the jail to keep maintenance costs down. McHenry wants this on the record. 

ADMINISTRATOR- Sue Hayden- 
Request to approach Council to move existing funds for lawsuits- $16,863 in that fund. Apprpved. They are still paying off lawsuit deductibles for $25,000 each on some too.

Board of Commissioners Bench paid for by some funds of $22,000 available from Worker’s Comp for lowest bid of $21,005 from Trinity- a local company on Stateline Road. Approved o use those funds.

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- 
Claims and Minutes from Oct 17 approved. 

2018 Schedules and holiday calendar- approved.

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- BZA case had a conditional use for Kaiser Rd- landscape business and it was reviewed and affirmed by Judge Humphrey to let the decision stand.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS:
Little- get ready for winter Todd!
McHenry- Lynch will be getting the Lauren Hill Award and since he can’t shake the pneumonia- McHenry will be receiving it on his behalf at the DC Chamber Thursday night. 

PUBLIC COMMENT- none

LATE ARRIVAL- none

Meeting Adjourned at 9:16 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Saturday, November 04, 2017

AGENDA November 7th County Commissioners Meeting

AGENDA
DEARBORN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
November 7, 2017 
8:30 a.m., Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana


I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. TITLE VI STATEMENT FOR COMPLIANCE

IV. OLD BUSINESS
1.  Ordinance to Amend Animal Control Ordinance – tabled from 10/17 meeting

V. NEW BUSINESS
1.  Change Orders – Maxwell Construction, Chris Grabowski

2.  Clean Water Indiana Grant – Vickie Riggs, Environment Tech., Soil & Water                        

3.  Highway Engineer, Todd Listerman
1.  Bridge #76 Jamison Road – Replacement Bid Results
2.  Bridge #44 Turkey Point Road - Right-of-Way Unknown Owner & Heirs
3.  Bridge #64 Sneakville Road – Engineering Services for Replacement

4.  Board of Health Appointments – Dr. Steve Hubbard & Donald Rechtin

5.  Maintenance in the Jail

VI. ADMINISTRATOR – Sue Hayden
1.  Request to Approach Council to Move Existing Funds for Lawsuits and BOC Bench

VII. AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington
1.  Claims/Minutes
2.  2018 Schedules and Holiday Calendar
VIII. ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel
IX. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

X. LATE ARRIVAL INFORMATION

XI. PUBLIC COMMENT


XII. ADJOURN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

2 November 2017 Dearborn County Redevelopment Public Hearing and Meeting Notes

2 November 2017 Dearborn County Redevelopment Public Hearing and Meeting Notes

Present: Jim Deaton, Chairman, Dave Deddens, Jim Helms, John Rahe, Alan Goodman, and Jamie Graf (non- voting school board member)
ABSENT: Jim Helms, Alan Goodman, and Jamie Graf (non-voting school board member)

Also present: Sue Hayden, county administrator and minute taker, Andrea Ewan, attorney (who left after the Public Hearings) and Leah Bailey who subbed for Pennington at the main meeting but not the hearing.
ABSENT: Gayle Pennington, Auditor and DCRC treasurer. 
Discussion in advance of meeting regarding getting a quorum for the public hearing. They knew Helms and Goodman weren’t coming. Randall had called in that she would be late and arrived after then public hearings. 
Public Hearing part of the Meeting started at 9:09 AM at waiting for Deddens to arrive to get the quorum.
No public came for the meeting. I was the only one present in the audience.
Title VI statement was read by Deaton as legally required.
PUBLIC HEARING- Opened and closed at 9:11 for the first TIF hearing. Second hearing opened and closed at 9:20. Third hearing opened and closed at 9:30. No public showed up. Board discussed that this was mainly housekeeping getting the TIF’s rewritten. Also discussed why public wasn’t there. The Title VI statement was read before each of the 3 hearings.  
Deddens asked what would happen if he resigned from the Board as he was getting busier with new business opening in Brookville in April and didn’t think he’d have enough time to do this too. Board expressed that they would miss him. Council would have to appoint a new member if he resigns. 
Terri Randal had been appointed to the state bond bank per Rahe. Hayden said it was because it was all INDY bankers and they wanted someone from small town areas to get different perspective.   
APPROVAL OF MINUTES- October 16th minutes approved
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none
CLAIMS AND FINANCIALS: 
TIF Fund claims- One Dearborn payment from each 3 TIF’s - $10,000. approved
Barnes and Thornburg for TIF Review and ads in paper- ??amount
Alpha Demolition from TIF fund Aurora $2365.02
One Dearborn Invoice and progress report- Invoice for $40,000 from Visioning Fund grant- suggested tabled until Pennington finds the original grant. Randall wants them to approve it pending finding it. Bailey and Hayden both said they need to find it. Bryan Messmore could’t find the grant. Managed by Lawrenceburg. Randall said One Dearborn asked Lawrenceburg and it’s ultimately Lawrenceburg’s money. Deddens said they could have another meeting to approve. They wanted to keep it working the way it is per Randall. They would have to change the interlocal agreement and so on. Finally, she said however you want to handle it. Deddens said table until Gayle Pennington returns from vacation. See what they can work out and we’ll meet next week if needed. Agreed.
Financials as of Nov 2:
Cash balance of Fund 4931- $335,741.40
Fund 4932 -Commission Match- $500,000
Growth and Development Fund- $500,000
Fund 4301 Washington Township TIF- $173,035.73
Fund 4302 St Leon Kelso TIF- $197,426.58
Fund 4304 W Harrison TIF - $81,153.56
Fund 4305 Whitewater Mill TIF $80.653.52
Fund 9146 Regional Strategic Vision Plan- $155,500.00

NEW BUSINESS:
Confirmatory Resolutions for West Aurora, West Harrison and St. Leon TIFs- Approved and signed based on the Public hearings from this morning. Delayed recording of TIFs until the property descriptions are confirmed by county surveyor. 
ONE DEARBORN REPORT:
Aurora Industrial Park Sign Demo project- Randall said it came down a few days early. Batesville Products and Soil and Water need their signs back and they are at county highway garage for storage. She will go though every sign and take a photo of it. There were questions and complaints from some of the old sign owners.An old owner wanted a sign for sentimental value. Contractor did fantastic job. Footers taken out etc. per Randall. Batesville Products seems highly motivated to get a sign out there now. So was Craig Distributing (Budweiser). 
Now she will get an RFP and get a stone sign built to mark the park itself. There is another project that might go on property near the parcel for the sign. They don’t want to mess up any other potential up there. There are issues with the turn radius for trucks with locating sign at the entrance.
Randall needs a meeting with some of the owners who want signs and see what they have in mind and how to pay for it.      
Overview Presentation of Duke Site Readiness Program- Randall is going to email the full presentation to them. This is what site selectors look for. Specifics to the site- they got $10,000 and they are holding it at One Dearborn. She talked with  Tom Stone and his build boards are not up till July and other sign in May of 2018. Once you have ownership of land you have to give 90 days notice. Deddens said Andrea could write the letter to give notice now on those signs as the county owns those lands. Closing dates have to be set to get these done. This is an “Andrea Project”- Stone Closing and the Billboard notices per Deaton. 
Fast track permitting was brought up but timelines are tight sometimes with projects. This would maybe mean special Planning and Zoning meetings. Our zoning is already OK on these sites though. National wetlands Inventory Study on some reports that need to be clarified-work with DNR to be sure there is not a wetlands issue on that site. There is some issue in the West Aurora with Wetlands issue also. They want to see if Jennifer Hughes in Soil and Water can do it as she knows about DNR- per Deddens. Randall will follow up on this. Rahe said Trump has put in things to do away with some regulations on this. Cardino is involved with One Dearborn and can help with this. Cardino - engineers with Duke Site readiness???
There are some FEMA maps with shaded areas in error. They will need to do studies of actual elevations to get to FEMA to get it approved. There are costs associated with doing this.[NOTE: They tried this already with some of the West Harrison property. It didn’t help. And some DCRC money was spent on that study and engineers. Considering the flooding issues in many cities and towns across the US you would think we should be more prudent in flood plain development - not more risky with it.] 
Shared driveway with Hirlinger bordering Stone property but that easement is NOT recorded on the survey. It needs to be amended. She thinks Land Consultants did the original. She will talk with Jeff Talkers about that and doing it no charge if they missed it. Shared access is not as desirable as separate one. 
She asked if they should demo the residential building on the site and if it’s not inhabited they should get a cost to get it taken out. Agricultural lease is not in writing. It needs to be clear and in writing. She will talk to Tom Stone about that. They want a lot more in writing on the billboard ownership. Close to getting the site certified by the state- so get it shovel ready certified- gold, silver and platinum levels. They did not get as much into how to market the site per Randall. 
Randall said she needs to get a marketing piece to get it on the Prospector site. Industry cluster analysis - she is starting that. Food processors- is one sector to go after. Maybe get people to help us do that. National Site Selector Conference is March 2018. Try to get marketing piece ready by then on a flash drive. It’s huge to get to this. 
The marketing piece is one page so far - thinking on what a marketing plan will be. They want to get a sign up along I-74 up there. Easier to see without the corn stalks now per Deddens. He also sent a demolition contact to her for another price.
Indiana Small Business Center - County, Greendale, Main St, Lawrenceburg, Chamber were funding. Randall said budgets got tight. So they let people go etc. Letter writing campaign from 6 counties through Purdue. $71,000 across all 6 counties to get that position back. Each entity would pay a small amount to get the $12,000. She was asking DCRC to put in $1500. [Note- No one seemed too excited about funding this from DCRC] Randall said this could wait until December. This is for the person who works at the Chamber whose job ends tomorrow. Trying to keep her (Ginny or Jenny?)  here. The new contact is a girl named Carrie who has another whole area and she would be here only 2 days a month.
Hayden asked if other Redevelpments were doing this. No- they are on board but their city or town pays. She said the county council expects DCRC to do this instead of them. 
Trying to get into Work Force planning. They want to be targeted with that work. She is meeting with someone from the state on this. She wants to put a committee to work on workforce. She is working at IVY Tech to get marketing pieces for their programs there. 
Randall said she ran into IEDC director Elaine B- and there is planning money to get to the next phase. Regional Cities is all about getting people in here. Midwest Brain Drain- with people moving out. OCRA and other organizations gave a strong presentation on what SE Indiana has to offer. We want to get Regional Cities money. This require forming a Regional Development Authority. Looking at Region 9 - 10 counties to unite and attract developers with quality of life projects. Jim Helms had gone to that meeting with her. 
She said she wants to see One Dearborn analyze our county housing. Not enough and not the right mix here of housing. Do some forward thinking on housing. [NOTE: Is this part of Redevelopment’s concern or One Dearborn’s???]
Deaton told Randall they are having time constraints today on this meeting as members had to leave to work.
 Next meeting November 14- 8:30 AM  

ATTORNEY’S REPORT- none Ewan was absent for the main meeting. 
OTHER BUSINESS- none
ADJOURNMENT - 10:40 AM
Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Saturday, October 28, 2017

AGENDA DC Redevelopment Commission Nov 2 Meeting

 AGENDA
DEARBORN COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS MEETING
November 2, 2017
9:30 a.m., 3rd Floor Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana

  1. Call to order

  1. Title VI Statement for Compliance

  1. Approval of Minutes
October 16, 2017 Meeting

  1. Claims & Financials
1.  TIF Fund Claims
2.  One Dearborn Invoice and Progress Report
3.  Financials 

  1. New Business
1.  Confirmatory Resolutions for West Aurora, West Harrison and St. Leon

  1. One Dearborn Report
1.  Aurora Industrial Park Sign Demo Project
2.  Overview Presentation of Duke Site Readiness Program

  1. Attorney’s Report
  1. Other Business

  1. Adjournment




Agenda for TIF Public Hearings Nov 2

 AGENDA
DEARBORN COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS 
PUBLIC HEARINGS
November 2, 2017
 3rd Floor Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana


9:00 a.m. Call to order Public Hearing for West Harrison Proposed Amended TIF Plan

9:09 a.m. Close Public Hearing


9:10 a.m.  Call to order Public Hearing for West Aurora Proposed Amended TIF Plan

9:19 a.m. Close Public Hearing


9:20 a.m.  Call to order Public Hearing for St. Leon Proposed Amended TIF Plan


9:29 a.m. Close Public Hearing

Op-Ed: Political Corruption and How to Kill It

Op-Ed: Political Corruption and How to Kill It


October 27, 2017
by Andrew M. Horning
Unlike any other employer in the world, the average voter does not spend time and money to seek and research job applicants. Voters don’t pore over resumes or hold face-to-face interviews; too few even watch the too-few televised debates.
It’s the opposite. Most voters expect candidates to grab their attention with billboards, yard signs, radio spots, TV ads and lots of newspaper column inches. Candidates research voters, however, to target ads for maximum effect. They learn exactly how much it costs to buy your vote, because that adds up to a lot of money — more every year. “Viable” federal candidates must raise multiple millions now, or we’re told they have no chance of winning.
Do you know where that money comes from, and the effect that resulting government has on your life?
Let’s review one federal office; then you can imagine how this works across the nation with billions upon billions of dollars from local elections up to the U.S. President.
I ran for an Indiana U.S. Senate seat in 2012, which, after all the receipts were in, cost donors about $51 million. Almost $33 million of that came from groups outside of Indiana. In 2016 the Indiana U.S. Senate seat sold for over $75 million; almost $46 million of which came from groups outside Indiana. This upcoming U.S. Senate race is shaping up as much more costly still.
Though incumbents win over 90 percent of the time, the Democratic Party incumbent has already raised close to $7 million. On the Republican side, the “Defeat the Elite” candidate, who is himself a U.S. Congressman and has raised over $2 million so far, held a luxurious fundraiser for California elites. Another down-to-earth regular guy legislator threw in $800,000 of his own money for a job that pays $174K. Between 10 candidates so far, it’s already a $10-million race a full year before election day.
If you go to opensecrets.org, you can easily see that many mass donors like bank and securities groups, law firms, insurance and healthcare corporations give to multiple candidates across party lines.
Why? Because they don’t care so much who wins as they do that they made a good investment that will pay back many thousands of times over. It’s easy to connect millions in campaign donations with trillions in policy and law. It’s easy to see that this is why politicians say one thing to voters, and do another for their donors. That’s how they get hired  —by you.
This is not a criticism of the candidates, power brokers and power-purchasers for the way they’re playing the system. It’s not their system. It’s yours.
Our founders bequeathed us elections not as passive hiring processes but as the means of peaceful revolution. Politicians hire themselves if you let them. Elections are about firing politicians.
But again, federal reelection rates have shot up to well-over 90 percent even as approval rates sank into single digits. Politicians and those who purchase them can see this absurd dichotomy, of course. And they see that over 90 percent of voters never vote against this puppet show.
So, if the political players can assume that over 90 percent of us are satisfied with this madness, they can concentrate on that very profitable business of special deals for special people; robbing Peter to pay Paul.
You are not Paul, by the way.
While money has become the fuel of winning political campaigns, let’s stop fooling ourselves about their modus operandi. It’s corruption. Unless you’re among the less than 10 percent who ever vote against it, you’re considered willing participants.
You, as a voter, are supposed to fix this. The good news is that it’s easy to do. If you want politicians who won’t sell you out, quit electing the ones who’ve already been bought.


Andrew M. Horning is an adjunct scholar of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation who lives in Freedom, Ind. He writes on classical-liberal topics and is an expert on the federal and state constitutions.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

DC Redevelopment Commission Public Hearing and Meeting Notices Nov 2 9 AM

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public Hearings

The Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission will hold Public Hearings regarding the West Harrison, West Aurora and St. Leon recently updated Economic Development TIF Plans. The Hearings will be Thursday, November 2, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and will take place at the
Dearborn County Administration Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room,
215 B West High Street,
Lawrenceburg, IN  47025.


We provide equal access for our disabled citizens. If you are in need of auxiliary aids or special assistance, please contact the commissioners’ office.

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission has called a meeting for Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.  

The purpose of this meeting is to approve a Confirmatory Resolution for the amended West Harrison, West Aurora and St. Leon Economic Development Plans.  Also to be discussed will be the demolition of a sign in the West Aurora TIF area business park, housekeeping items and One Dearborn updates.

The meeting will take place at the
Dearborn County Administration Building, 
3rd Floor Conference Room,
215 B West High Street,
Lawrenceburg, IN  47025

We provide equal access for our disabled citizens. If you are in need of auxiliary aids or special assistance, please contact the commissioners’ office.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Health Board Meeting Set for October 26th

The Health Board meets on October 26th at 7:30 PM in the County Commissioners Room at the County Administration Building 3rd floor.

Jamie A. Smither, VRP
Vital Records Clerk
Dearborn County Health Department
215 B. West High Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
(812) 537-8826 (office)
(812) 537-1852 (fax)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

17 October 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

17 October 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

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

Also present: Leah Bailey, Covering for the Auditor, Andy Baudendistel, Attorney, and Sue Hayden, Administrator

Baudendistel read the title VI statement as legally required.

ABSENT: Gayle Pennington, Auditor

OLD BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

Knights of Columbus Request for Annual Prayer on the Square – Gerald Bruns- Friday January 19th, 2018 at 10 AM- approved by Commissioners.

Ordinance to Amend Animal Control Ordinance- Baudendistel said he had been working with PAWS and Animal Control. Community Cat may or not be feral and they currently have colony cat caretakers which has not been utilized in 4 years since created. They are changing the ordinance to Community cat caretakers. The cats get sterilized, ear tipped, and have rabies shots.This is based on Boone County KY’s successful version of this. There is  vicious dog ordinance change with regard to the number of days for hearings. Community cats can only be returned to a property with the property owner’s permission. There are a few changes to be made at Marlene Underwood’s suggestions. He recommended tabling until he could write those in. PAWS noted that grant funding could happen also with the ordinance. Working cats programs also work with farms. Tabled until the changes can be incorporated at the Nov 7th meeting. 

ADMINISTRATOR- Sue Hayden- nothing

AUDITOR- Leah Bailey  for Pennington- Claims and October 3rd Minutes approved

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- nothing further. 

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS: Art Little- just thinking about hurricanes and forest fires - pray for them 
Shane McHenry- Bright area Business festival was good for the area and the fire dept supported it well too. 

PUBLIC COMMENT- Phil Darling-  thinks the community cat program is a great idea and cited personal experience with about 20 cats. 

LATE ARRIVAL- none

Meeting Adjourned at 6: 20 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Monday, October 16, 2017

16 October 2017 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

16 October 2017 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

Present: Jim Deaton, Chairman, Dave Deddens, and John Rahe, 
ABSENT: Alan Goodman, Jim Helms, and Jamie Graf (non- voting school board member)

Also present:Sue Hayden, county administrator and minute taker, Andrea Ewan, attorney, Gayle Pennington, Auditor and DCRC treasurer.
Title VI statement reading was waived as I was the only public present.
Memorandum for Executive Session- read by Deaton to verify that they only discussed what was advertised. Approved.
Actions on executive session- Board gave One Dearborn to enter into discussion for Project Haze. 
APPROVAL OF MINUTES- Sept 21 minutes approved
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none
CLAIMS AND FINANCIALS- Barnes and Thornburg claim for $1871.71 for the three TIFs revisions. 
NEW BUSINESS: John Rahe said that the meeting with Duke they said FEMA is collecting insurance up to the 500  year flood level. That will be costly for some of our land in the 500 year flood level. Ewan said that it has to do if they have a lender and it has to do with older parcels too. Rahe said that will be expensive to buy land in the West Harrison TIF. Randall said that she will continue to look into that. She thinks it is not as big a deal as the 100 year flood level. Ewan said it is up to the lender. They often look at it in relation to the building. Some are pickier and look at the entire parcel. No decision. 
ONE DEARBORN REPORT: Aurora Industrial Park Sign Demo Project- Randall received one bid at $1800- Alpha Demolition- Jeff Caudill in Sunman on Lawrenceville Road. He was professional- they do a lot of demo projects. If you want to move forward, Andrea Ewan should review the agreement. Two other quotes came in late and they were more expensive- between $3-5,000. Alpha was lower probably because they have their own equipment etc. Board approved proceeding with Ewan to review.
Randall went on to say they went thru the Duke Readiness Project and they gave us a lot of positive feedback and said our site was shovel ready. They will provide the final marketing piece after it is edited. They have to decide whether to demo the one residence that is there? You don’t have to demo the building per Duke, but it does make it quicker for development. They may make it gold certified by the state. Duke said to leave it open- rather than subdivide so that even a 50 acre site could be had for that. She wants to report on that at the next meeting.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT- Ewan said they did get approval from Commissioners on all the amended TIF plans. Denny Kraus had issues with some of the Land Descriptions and they are working to clean up that for auditor etc.
Deaton- There was one PC member that did not like TIF at all. Randall basically said that it went thru. Ewan said that Denny is making the descriptions work for Auditor etc. 
OTHER BUSINESS- none 
ADJOURNMENT - 9:30 AM
Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Saturday, October 14, 2017

AGENDA Oct 17 DC Commissioners Meeting

AGENDA
DEARBORN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
October 17, 2017 
6:00 p.m., Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana


I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. TITLE VI STATEMENT FOR COMPLIANCE

IV. OLD BUSINESS
V. NEW BUSINESS
1. Knights of Columbus Request for Annual Prayer on the Square – Gerald Bruns

2.  Ordinance to Amend Animal Control Ordinance


VI. ADMINISTRATOR – Sue Hayden
VII. AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington
1.  Claims/Minutes
VIII. ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel
IX. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

X. LATE ARRIVAL INFORMATION

XI. PUBLIC COMMENT


XII. ADJOURN

AGENDA Oct 16 DC Redevelopment Commission Meeting

 AGENDA
DEARBORN COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS MEETING
OCTOBER 16, 2017
9:00 a.m., 3rd Floor Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana

EXECUTIVE SESSION @ 8:30 a.m. for: IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) (4) & IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) (2) (D)

  1. Call to order

  1. Title VI Statement for Compliance

  1. Memorandum for Executive Session

  1. Actions Regarding Executive Session

  1. Approval of Minutes
September 21, 2017 Meeting

  1. Claims & Financials
1. TIF Fund Claim
2. Financials 

  1. New Business

  1. One Dearborn Report
1.  Aurora Industrial Park Sign Demo Project

  1. Attorney’s Report
  1. Other Business

  1. Adjournment