Wednesday, December 31, 2008

COUNTY BZA TO CONSIDER 60 UNIT ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY ON SR 48

Dearborn County BZA will consider a conditional use for a 60 unit assisted living facility on 10.7 acres in Section 5 of Lawrenceburg Township. The request was submitted by Daniel Fugate and is located on SR 48.

The meeting is set for Tuesday, January 13th at 7 PM in the County Administration Bldg- 3rd floor.

Any questions regarding this can be submitted to Katie Rademacher at the Dearborn County Planning and Zoning Office. Phone is 537-8821.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Breaking News Regarding Sunman Dearborn Teachers

There is a breaking news story regarding Sunman-Dearborn teachers at www.thedcregister.com

Ewbank Resigns as County Attorney

Ewbank Resigns As Dearborn Co. Attorney

Taken from Eagle county online news today. Check http://eaglecountryonline.com

Posted at 8:28 am on Friday, December 19, 2008 by Mike Perleberg

(Lawrenceburg, IN) - After serving the past four years in the position, Bob Ewbank has resigned as the county attorney for Dearborn County.
Ewbank said on Thursday it was unlikely he would be reappointed by a new county commission anyways in 2009 because of differing opinions on key economic development issues facing the county like the Interstate 74 corridor.
He hinted that the differences were with current District 3 Commissioner Ralph Thompson and District 2 Commissioner-elect Tom Orschell.
Ewbank insinuated at Monday's commissioners meeting that he would not be back in 2009.
Ewbank says he wishes everyone well and that he will remain busy with his law office in Lawrenceburg.
It's unclear who the new three-member commission could appoint as the replacement county attorney.

MESSMORE NOT RETURNING (AS ADMINISTRATOR) IN 2009

Dearborn Co. Administrator Not Coming Back In '09

TAKEN FROM THE EAGLE COUNTRY ONLINE website- WSCH 99.3 go to http://eaglecountryonline.com/ for daily news updates.


Posted at 12:05 pm on Thursday, December 18, 2008 by Mike Perleberg

(Lawrenceburg, IN) - Dearborn County Administrator Bryan Messmore says he will not be reappointed to the position in 2009.
The move would not be official until at least the first County Commissioners meeting in January.
"I think part of it is they associated me with whatever the 'anti group' is against," Messmore said when asked why he thought he will not be reappointed. "It's not uncommon to change either when you have new leadership and they want to establish a new direction."
Messmore says it's undecided if the new group of commissioners will appoint a new county administrator or do away with the position.
"I would think they would want to coordinate a little bit with County Council to make sure they want to continue to fund the position as well," he said.
The new-look, three-member commission will include commissioner-elect Tom Orschell who defeated incumbent Rick Fox in the November election. He joins Ralph Thompson and the re-elected Jeff Hughes.
The Lawrenceburg resident who says he enjoys being in leadership positions hasn't shut the door on running for public office again in the future.
"It's fun and it's humbling working in your community and being a part of the discussion and the conversation and the arguments every day, but sometimes it can be a burden, too."

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

15 December 2008 Dearborn County Commissioner Meeting Notes

15 December 2008 Dearborn County Commissioner Meeting Notes

This was the last meeting of 2008 and the final meeting for Fox, who was not re-elected, Messmore, who was notified that he probably wouldn’t be reappointed in 2009 and apparently, Ewbank, as noted in the comments from presenters below.

Present: Hughes, Chairman, Fox , and Thompson.

Also present: Pickens, Auditor, Ewbank, Attorney, and Messmore, Administrator.

Commissioner-elect Tom Orschell was present also.

1. Med Ben appeal discussed in an executive session preceding this meeting, was TABELD for further investigation during the open meeting.

2. Bid proposals for inmate food will be opened by sheriff with a witness at his offices.

3. Mike Rozow- Chamber of Commerce- thanked Rick, Bob, and Bryan and said like Economic development- some people love you and some hate you- but he thought it was a unique and positive time. He also said it was awesome that people like Ralph, Jeff, and Tom run for office.
Rozow went on to discuss Argosy for the over 21 and PNS for family fun as 2 entertainment venues in the county. The CVRB wanted to find ways to make us stand out from the crowd- they decided that women make most of the travel decisions so they focused on that with Tour for the Cure (Breast CA) Girlfriend Getaways, where they have group tours to places like McCabe’s to make flower arrangements and painting classes etc. CVTB also caters to those who take care of themselves- healthwise- as being upscale groups who would spend more , with Dearborn Trails. Thompson noted that in INDY some RED HAT ladies had complimented the county after their trip to our area.

Rozow noted he wears 4 different hats, with the chamber, Redevelopment Commission, CVTB, and DCEDI.

He said that for DCEDI- they are taking away the “pay to play” part of the board of directors and getting intellectual capital by nominating people to that board. This will make DCEDI more transparent and will help with communications. He noted West Harrison area is most shovel ready and the best sales people we have are those who live and work in the county. Commissioners want them to get Lawrenceburg on board again. Rozow professed huge respect for Cunningham and all they do.

ROZOW HOPES TO HAVE 2 MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS SOON- ONE BEFORE YEAR’S END AND ONE IN JANUARY.

He demurred when praised for his work, saying that it really was a bunch of people working together and also noted the addition of the DC Foundation in their building.

Commissioners signed the administrative contract with the Chamber.

4. Negangard, McCarty (SIRPC) and Sarah ? from Child Advocacy Center got signatures for their reapplication of their grant. Negangard noted a legal technicality in the original got it turned down- so they are re-doing it for March 2009 consideration.

5. Commissioners signed the software maintenance contract for the judge’s computers with the assurance that it was coming from the judge’s budgets.

6. Todd Listerman- Highway Dept- gave a 35 minute report:

1. County Council gave them the OK for 1 full time and 1 part time out of 3 open positions. There were 44 applicants and the full time was replaced by Randy Solar from the bridge dept. They will now seek someone to fill Randy’s spot.

2. Change order on Chesterville Bridge for 4.5 cubic yards of concrete signed for $362.75.

3. Over-run on inspection costs for Chesterville Bridge of $5,000 was approved after discussion and pointed questions from Fox on how that had occurred when they had bid it as a not-to-exceed $60,000. Listerman noted this overrun put it at 8% of costs and normally they allow 12% so they are still under accepted amounts.

4. Change order on the Triple Whipple (covered in budget) for 139 ft of facing blocks to cut and relay stone on in vents was approved at $13,900.

5. Collier Ridge Contract Development and Design was given to Barth and Associates for $17,000. The plan is to fix it in place with caissons and HC Nutting designed slip repair. Contract to be let in March- start when school gets out and finish before school starts again. Commissioners decided to WAIT to award inspection contract on this till after bids are in. Listerman wants Barth and Associates for that also. [NOTE: Barth seems to have the inside track on all this- even though bids are not necessary for these amounts of money, it might be wise to introduce some competition and get quotes from other firms as well – to keep prices low.]

6. Stone gravel aggregate bids were all accepted: Newpoint Stone, Hanson Aggregates, and Harrison Sand and Gravel.

7. Asphalt bids were both accepted for O’Mara and Paul H Rohe Co.

8. FEMA rates for Hurricane cleanup and for snowstorm cleanup are not acceptable to private contractors. FEMA said Listerman has to have an official formal schedule if he wants higher pay on these things. These are only used in emergencies when more manpower is needed. The 5 companies responding with their fees that were accepted by commissioners were: Links Fencing- Steve Linkmeyer, Gehring Group- Tom Gehring, Mike White Construction, Wilson Landscaping, and Hafner Landscaping.

9. Bittner Road cul de sac was signed already per last meeting.

10. Listerman said he appreciated working with Rick, Bob, and Bryan the past 4 years.

7. Pickens got claims signed, and is still researching the one from last meeting. Hughes wouldn’t approve the minutes on the last meeting until it reflected what he intended regarding Thompson’s actions on the Animal Shelter. Those were tabled for correction. [NOTE: Hughes should just ask for a verbatim transcript of that section. Perhaps he should have done his duties as head of Commissioners in the first place, rather than shifting the “tough work” to someone else. The redundancy of the actions he says were expected from Thompson seems ludicrous. Fox, who sits on Animal Control Board, even noted last meeting that Thompson had done what the Animal Control Board had all decided. ]

8. Messmore- NOTHING.

9. Ewbank- - It’s been a pleasure representing the county, you’ve been extremely good clients. Hughes said- “You’ve been an exemplary attorney.”

10. Thompson- thanked the commissioners and all county employees who have served. They deserve our praise and thanks.

11. Fox- It’s been fun. I think we left things better than we found them. I’ve enjoyed sitting here with Ralph, even though we differ on opinions at times. I think the meetings are well run and Bryan- it’s been good- Bob too.

12. Hughes- I have an issue with a manufacturing facility in Jackson Township. I’d love to see manufacturing up there, but we all have to play by the same rules. This company is American Farm Products- advertising premium straw blankets direct from the manufacturer. Mark Hall owns it. Fox said he’s had neighbors complain about this too, but didn’t want to get into it because…

Commissioners voted to have Thompson take this to the Plan Commission. [NOTE: So the last action Fox and Hughes want to take together is to harass a small agricultural business owner in the county. And we wonder how we can create a business friendly environment here! Didn’t these guys – these former farmers- ever read the Ag zone code section 910?: Section 910 The following services are permitted by right on land zoned agricultural in Dearborn County: Section #9 Agricultural activities including grist milling services, corn shelling, hay-baling, threshing, contract sorting, grading and packaging services, and other agricultural processing services.
OR- is this just some lame attempt at political payback because Mark Hall was the head of Citizens For Dearborn County a PAC that did not support the re-election of either Fox or Hughes?]

13. Hughes then thanked Bryan Messmore- saying he was excellent and went above and beyond what he was asked to do. [ NOTE: See #8 above.] Healso told Ewbank he was an excellent attorney.

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

15 December 2008 Dearborn County Plan Commission Meeting Notes

15 December 2008 Dearborn County Plan Commission Meeting Notes

Present: Hall, Chairman, Thompson, Nelson, Lehman, Beiersdorfer, Lansing, Kraus, Jr., Hornbach, and Laws.

Also present: McCormack, Plan Director, and McGill, Attorney.

OLD BUSINESS SCHEDULED TO BE RE-OPENED:

Primary approval for an additional 8 units in the Picnic Lawn Complex for Owner Picnic Lawn Apartments ( Jerry Tucker) and presented by surveyor, Jeff Stenger. Site Location- Jamison Road Miller Township. Currently zoned R and this area is 3.233 acres.

Two members of the public (Angie Braun and Jerry Osmond) spoke regarding drainage issues they have as adjoiners to the complex.

The detention/retention ponds are set to maintain the flow at current rates so their problems won’t get worse, per Stenger. If they can improve the issues by excavation, they will. Tucker asked Stenger to define the differences between retention and detention. Stenger said detention ponds are dry except while handing rain, etc and retention ponds have water in them. [NOTE: At this part of the meeting the PC allowed an informal interchange between public and applicant- rather than the usual method of addressing all issues to the PC and then they ask applicant to answer them after public is finished. There were times the applicant was answering from their seats and not at the microphone.]

PC noted that the application had two less units, the traffic counts fell within acceptable limits, the parking spaces were reduced from 34 to 21 (only 12 required, but they are addressing deficiencies in the complex and making sure spaces are within 300 ft of the apt.), the unit configurations were drawn with storage capacities on the detention facilities both existing and proposed, and general landscaping will match the plantings in existence.

Kraus, Jr. motioned and Beiersdorfer seconded to grant primary approval for the new apartments holding this to 6 units and no more, with the landscaping to be done as submitted per schedule. All ayes.

NEW BUSINESS: Changes to the ordinances:

Digital submissions text added to ordinances in Article 2 Sections 216, 232, 244, and 260 were unanimously passed as FAVORABLE recommendations.

Plat requirements for section 244 and 260 were TABLED to fix some language in section 22b.

Vacation procedures were unanimously passed with FAVORABLE recommendation.

Plat certificates were passed with FAVORABLE recommendations.

ADMINISTRATIVE:

1. 2009 schedule was approved.

2. Bond reports will be emailed to members- no material changes this month- though several are sue in January. Elvin Miller has numerous old ones that probably won’t get renewed.

3. Nelson advised the board and staff to look at how they will handle issues with insurance companies UNABLE to re-bond due to economic issues.

4. Lawrenceville property owners are mainly in favor of replat- but a couple more are needed to proceed.

5. OKI fiscal impact model will be testable in January. [NOTE: Bill Miller, our long-time liaison from OKI has resigned and taken another position this month.]

6. McCormack and the board thanked Bob Laws for his years of service. Laws has resigned and will not seek another 4- year appointment. [NOTE: Laws serves as a DEMOCRAT on this board.]

7. There is no progress on Sugar Ridge.

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

1 December 2008 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

1 December 2008 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Hughes,Chairman, Fox, and Thompson.
Also present: Pickens, Auditor, Ewbank, Attorney, and Messmore, Administrator.

Commissioner-elect Tom Orschell was in attendance.

OLD BUSINESS:
From last meeting- Dedication of cul-de-sac on Bittner Road originally presented by Dennis Kraus Jr. Surveyor. Ewbank said he had reviewed the request and it met the statute requirements. There was no expense to the county. Commissioners approved the dedication of the cul-de-sac.

NEW BUSINESS:
Messmore presented for Bill Black on EMA- The grant application from FEMA under Homeland Security was signed by commissioners for windstorm reimbursement- not to exceed $95,000.

Todd Listerman was not present. Hughes and Thompson gave update on the Triple Whipple Bridge. There are pooling issues on the deck as the road was not crowned per the specs. The contractor has been notified. If they do not fix it, there is a bond.

Pickens- Claims and minutes signed. Fox abstained on the one where he was absent.

Messmore- asked the commissioners to approve selling Fox his 4-year- old laptop as it would be difficult to purge it of all the information on it- including some personnel issues. Thompson asked Ewbank if this was acceptable. Ewbank had no problem with the sale. Commissioners approved selling it to Fox for $1.
[NOTE: Perhaps commissioners should be GIVEN their laptops at the beginning of their tenure and this issue would be eliminated. After 4 years the laptops are not worth much monetarily, anyway.]

Thompson asked about status of the CAC (Children’s Advocacy Center) in Dillsboro. Messmore said the reapplication is in 1st qtr of 2009.

Ewbank- lawsuit on 2 county police responding as back up to Lawrenceburg when the wrong apt. was allegedly entered will probably end up with no cost to county.

Thompson- asked about claim for deductible on mediation in Greg Davis case. Commissioners decided to reject the claim on Ewbank’s advice until they could research it. The claim was for costs to investigate the case. As this is something they’ve never done before as a charge, they thought it best to reject until they could determine validity.

Thompson reported that he took steps to resolve the issue at Animal Control per their instructions at the previous meeting. The director chose not to resign , so she was terminated. He worked with staff and gave them copies of the first week’s report.

Hughes said he thought the COMMISSIONERS would have had to take that action.
Fox said the animal control board was essentially unanimous on the action.
Hughes said Thompson was to report back and then the board (commissioners) would take action.
Thompson said that was not clear - you authorized me to take the necessary steps and report back. That is what I am doing.
Commissioners decided to affirm Thompson’s actions to make it official, as the Animal Control Board is an advisory board. All three approved his actions on the director issue.
[NOTE: The wording they took as action after the last executive session was to give Thompson the approval to take whatever steps were necessary to settle this. What Hughes proposed sounded complicated. Was Thompson supposed to come back and say the director didn’t resign. Then they vote to terminate and he has to go back and tell her that later? Wouldn’t that be an issue of security for the county to leave an employee on the job for a week or two knowing they were being eliminated? In any event, it is kinder to the employee to take action quickly, rather than add extra stress to the situation. The president of the commissioners or the administrator should have performed this task, in my opinion.]

Meeting adjourned at 6:50 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

25 November 2008 Dearborn County Council Meeting Notes

25 November 2008 Dearborn County Council Meeting Notes

Present: Charlie Fehrman, Chairman, Maynard Barrott, Liz Morris, Bill Ullrich, Dennis Kraus, Dan Lansing, and Tom Cheek.

Pickens, Auditor and Messmore Administrator were also present, as was Commissioner Thompson and Commissioner –elect Orschell.

Fehrman announced that an executive session preceded the meeting and no decision was made there or was necessary at the meeting.

Dave Lusby- Sheriff- received approval for the ordinance adopting the accident report fee structure of $12 both online and in person at the Sheriff’s office. When online- $8 comes back to the county and $4 stays with the company performing the service.

Lusby reported that they also installed tempered glass in the courthouse lobby for safety and also will post staff pictures out there so people know who is serving them.

Sally Blankenship- Judge Superior Court 2- received approval to use moneys from public defender fees in Fund 178 to cover $1200 for a temporary office assistant.

Circuit Court received approval to move funds from item 305 to 125.

Commissioner’s requests for overtime and PERF computations were tabled. Discussed at executive session and need more info.

Surveyor's request for transmission approved for $1684.

Juvenile Detention- Tracy Abner- received approval to transfer a 300 line item to a 100 line item from contracted personnel to employee positions.

Coroner’s Autopsy request was tabled at Liz Morris’s request for more information on how they determine who gets autopsies.

Veteran’s Officer Bill Ewbank has had a rash of burials at $500 each plus some with $100 for markers. They approved $10,000 from county general and $12,500 out of Riverboat Revenue for $22,500 total to the end of the year.

Redevelopment – appointee was tabled.

Park Board received approval for Jim Redelk to fill a position on their board after Steve Walker, member, gave a detailed resume of his background. Jim Sutton had declined due ti not having enough time. Redelk is a member of Manchester Civic Ass’n, has experience in construction administration, budgets, technology, and is a youthful retiree with time to serve.

Aaron Negangard- Prosecutor- received approval for $2500 for office supplies. He also got approval to release $41,500 from Fund 17 the Prosecutor Diversion Funds ($80,000 is in that fund) for legal secretary, special deputy, computer equipment and special investigations.

Gayle Pennington- Treasurer- asked Council to reconsider a line item in her budget regarding her part time help. She has already streamlined the office and reduced employees. They will advertise in January for an additional $10,000 for part time help and consider it then.

Todd Listerman – Transportation Dept- answered questions and presented information regarding the shortage of state funding. He received approval for $535,300 for operating expenses on fuel, tools, tires, and maintenance. There is $1,246,703.36 left in RR 147 account. They usually get about $1.7 million per year. This is the paving fund- but has to be used partially this year for operations. Nearly $300,000 has been spent on fuel this year.
Salt and sand will be used this year. Depending on resources and weather, we may run out f salt. Total allotted is $300,000.

Request to re-fill 2 of 3 openings in hwy was reduced to 1 plus one seasonal.

DCRSD- High Ridge Estates fix- presented by Brett Fehrman, Steve Renihan, and supported by Tom Quinn, engineer, and Doug Baer, Health Dept. Council questioned Fehrman thoroughly on the uses of this money and the parameters by which it will be dispensed. They also asked if it was a loan- (yes- they intend to try to pay it back- but there were no criteria or agreements laid out to insure that the taxpayer’s money is repaid)

The bid estimate to fix High Ridge was estimated by Quinn at $361,500 including $22,000 for application fees, etc. to get through IDEM approval. Total capacity is 54 units- though only 23 are built on the sub’n at this time. The plant is capable of serial expansion. They are thinking of fixing the lagoon by pumping it through the plant and cleaning it up that way. (There is some concern that this would harm the plant)

People living there will have $4500 maintenance fees and new ones will be $6500. The customer base has to support the plant. Some people will elect to pay their $4500 over the 25-year time period allotted. DCRSD will handle the billing and Dillsboro will calculate the water usage. They may contract with Dillsboro to add it to the water bill.

Renihan stood up and declared his confidence that these numbers were good.

Fehrman said they needed the dollars in hand to proceed and justify their expenses getting it in place and approved. Renihan stated their attorney advised they leave the old lagoon in Draper’s ownership. Draper did donate the land for the plant.

Renihan told Charlie Fehrman they hoped to pay back the county with their up front fees. They don’t want the county residents to think the county will fix their problems for free.

Brett Fehrman indicated their other grants etc didn’t materialize and isn’t sure if IDEM will tell them they have to fix other problems also in the area.

Thompson asked if $100,000 was still in their account. Fehrman said this $361,500 is in addition to that- total cost is closer to $462,000. Thompson said they could get IDEM approval using $22,000 of that $100,000 they already have and then Council fund the rest for less risk perhaps.

Cheek and Kraus motioned to approve the $361,500 contingent that if IDEM does NOT approve it comes back to the county fund 175 and they would have to get reauthorization to approve it later. All ayes. Passed.

911 Dept- received what sounded like $6440.00 that wasn’t available at budget. (Number unclear)

Binding and non-binding budget approvals were signed pursuant to HB 1001 regulations. Salary ordinances for 1008 and 1009 were signed.

DCRSD received $15,208 to balance their budget from fund 175 for the year’s end. (bond issues)

Pickens’s copier is going to the Veteran’s office and his new one was approved at $8,000.

Charlie Fehrman thanked all of the board for the privilege of working with them.

Tom Cheek gave a public thank you to Judge Witte for his many years of service to the county.

Meeting adjourned at 9:55 PM.

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

24 November 2008 Dearborn County Plan Commission Meeting Notes

24 November 2008 Dearborn County Plan Commission Meeting Notes

I did not attend this meeting, so this brief summary is from information given by PZ staff.

All members were in attendance. McGill , Attorney, was absent.

The members discussed and then tabled all the items on the agenda for the proposed ordinance changes. One item that had conflicting viewpoints was the digitizing of the surveyor’s stamp. There were security concerns about that plus concern that some surveyors may not have the ability to digitize their records yet.

The meeting adjourned about 8:15 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

18 November 2008 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Hughes, Thompson, and Fox (arrived at 6:50 PM)
Also present: Ewbank, Pickens, and Messmore
A uniformed sheriff’s dept officer was present.
Commissioner elect Orschell was present.

An executive session preceded this meeting.
Commissioners authorized Ralph Thompson as a representative of the county to take necessary and appropriate actions regarding the Animal Control issues and report back to the board about it.

Bill Black- EMA received approval for the Multi-hazard mitigation plan which is reviewed annually.

Mark McCormack- outlined the issues in Article 20 sections 2015,2060, and 2080 of the zoning ordinance revisions regarding signage requirements. He also outlined Article 3 sections 305N, 305O, and 305X of the Subdivision Control Ordinance on dead end streets. These were both voted favorable unanimously from the Sept Plan Commission meeting.

Hughes questioned the 1200 ft cul-de-sac length again (which is existing text that was made less strict 4 years ago) and also the emergency accesses. He wanted the fire depts. to weigh in on them, even though they were suggested, and not required, options. Fox said these were “no brainers.”

All were approved separately with Hughes voting Nay for the emergency access one.

Dennis Kraus Jr. presented the dedication of the Bittner Rd cul de sac for Werners, but no decision could be made- as it wasn’t advertised. This was tabled till Dec meeting.

Todd Listerman- Transportation Director- gave a 13 minute report. He has reviewed the Bittner Rd cul-de-sac and wanted Commissioners to know it was OK as he would NOT be present at the Dec 1st meeting.

Burke Benning Road was accepted into the highway inventory- it is a 12-ft wide gravel road that is .51 miles long. This road replaced Old Pruss Road which is in disrepair. It allows access to land locked pieces. Ownerships had changed in this process- lengthening the time it took to get it settled. Fox said this was also a “no-brainer” compared to the cost of fixing the old road.
FEMA inspected and signed off on storm debris removal costs of $128,058.29 and will pay 75% which is just over $96,000 of this.

Bells Branch Bridge will be let this week.

There is only one consultant bidding on the ITS system (cameras and Artemis) for I-275 section and US 50. There is 100% funding of this from the Feds. This money might revert back if we don’t use it. INDOT still looking at this.

Pickens – Claims and minutes approved. Employee 2009 Holiday schedule approved. 2009 Commissioners meetings will be 1st and 3rd Tues at 7 PM after Jan 1.

Bryan Messmore- Administrator- US 50 Collaborative meets this THURS at 2 PM in the L-bg Library Depot Room.

The Children’s Advocacy Center will be delayed 6 months at least due to scoring on the county application. They will revise this for the next set of grants and submit again in January- for possible approval in March.

Bob Ewbank- Attorney- got approval for the ordinance establishing a VOLUNTARY deferred compensation plan for the sheriff’s dept. No one seemed to know why they have something different that the rest of the county. Auditor needs this to allow withholding from paychecks.

They also approved a revenue sharing agreement and ordinance allowing the sheriff’s dept to charge a fee for crash reports. They can be obtained online now for $12 with $8 reverting to the sheriff’s fund.

Thompson reported that the HWY Dept helped with clean-up of the Old Mt Tabor Church cemetery on US 50. He has been helping with these issues.

Hughes- MONDAY DEC 1st is next meeting- due to the Commissioners Conference that week.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

NOW WHO'S RUDE, DUDE?

This editorial appeared in the Journal Press this week.

Will Rogers once noted that he didn't need to make up material but merely reportedwhat politicians said and did--the rest of the country found it hilarious.

The Chair of the Dearborn County Republican Party verbally attacked me in front of witnesses when I was at the polls to vote on Tuesday, November 4. He accused me of being "rude and unethical" in revealing the dynamics of party politics in the letter published in The Journal Press on October 28. I felt like laughing in his face, but he childishly walked away saying, "I don't want to listen to you."

This isn't unusual because the committees that control both parties in this county don't really want to listen to anyone except themselves. This was a ludicrous sight: the Little Boss of the party walking away like a kid who lost his sucker who was going to pout about it. What came to my mind was, "Oh, grow up. Stop acting like a silly fool andbe the chair you're pretending to be." His wife looked as embarrassed as I was at this usually stable man acting like an oaf.

Remember, this guy runs the same ‘ethical’ party that colluded with the Democratic Party to put up a Republican in Democratic clothes to run against the man the Republican Party faithful voted to represent them in the primary. The Republican committee stabbed the Republicans in the county in the back by refusing to promote the candidate that the Republican regulars had chosen. Apparently, the Little Bosses judged the people of the Republican Party in the county to be fools and nincompoops because they had not picked the Little Bosses' choice.

Like any politicians in this county, these small-minded Bosses supposedly derive "their just powers from the consent of the governed." In Dearborn County, however, our Little Bosses apparently derive their power from the consent of the moneyed interests whom they serve and of their own avaricious appetites.

In their connivance in this, the county’s ineffectual Democratic Party lost any credibility among Democratic regulars--this was no big deal since the Party committee had limited value in the races of the Democrats in this election .

On Thursday, October 30, The Register published a letter explaining that those of us who want the future of Dearborn County to be something worth handing on to our grandchildren are an "anti-everything group who oppose everything." This was written by the so-called Democratic candidate for commission who received money and support from both the Republican and Democratic party when he ran against the Republican primary winner. This Republican shill seems to work for whoever makes the best offer--sounds like a practice that's illegal between men and women in Dearborn County.

So, the petty Bosses are alive and well in Dearborn County in at least one of the parties. We should not be foolish enough to think they represent our interests. Theyhave clearly demonstrated that their only priority is their own greed and the manipulation or destruction of what the people of the county want if that stands in the way of their self-aggrandizement and power.

Bob Sauerbrey
Miller Township

Monday, November 10, 2008

Aurora to Consider Annexation for 7 acres Along SR148

The annexation for a 64 unit complex comes up for consideration at the Aurora City Council's next meeting, which will be 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Aurora City Hall, 235 Main St.
The property, just over 7 acres, is located off Ind. 148, Sunnyside Avenue, and adjacent to Woodlawn Avenue and Dinah Drive.
Owners Tom Kent and Emmert Leffler are asking the city to annex the site as R-3, multiple family, zoning.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

5 November 2008 Dearborn County Commissioner Meeting Notes

Present: Hughes and Thompson

Fox ABSENT- Hughes said Fox was working.

Ewbank, Pickens and Messmore were also present. Commissioner –elect Tom Orschell was present.

No uniformed police officer was present.

There was a group of boy scouts in attendance. No one addressed them during the meeting, though Ewbank answered their questions after the meeting closed.

Bill Black – EMA- gave a summary of the Multi-hazard mitigation plan that he said every county is supposed to have. Groups of county agency reps and departments took part in making up the plan. They addressed needs and goals and education for the community. Black said this does not obligate the county monetarily. Thompson asked for time line- and Black said ASAP. Thompson motioned to table it for two weeks to complete his reading of the documents. Hughes 2nd. Tabled.

November 16-22 was proclaimed as Winter Weather Preparedness Week.

Storm damage will be reimbursed at 75% and Listerman said Highway has about 100,000 to submit on this. They are taking part in a pilot program that doesn’t require overtime only- they can be reimbursed for straight time labor on this clean up as well.

Todd Listerman- Transportation director- gave a 24 minute report:
1. Meeting with area case workers on storm debris cleanup

2. Accepted Williams retreat Road - .22 miles off Bischoff Rd. Some of the 7 lots are sold- no homes yet.

3. Consultant on the Artemis project proceeding.

4. Millings placed on Schantz and Rumsey and chip seal completed on both.

5. Chesterville Bridge open- some minor work remains this month.

6. Holt Road dry ford design contract with Heritage Engineering Jeffersonville. Construction is in-house and they will build it to the 50 year flood limit.

7. Bridge Foreman had minor surgery- will affect the bridge work schedule.

8. One employee left for health reasons, and Tom Orschell gave two weeks notice as he will be commissioner. Listerman requested permission to go to Council to seek approval to fill those two spots.

9. Pickens wanted spots not filled to save some money by losing some positions due to attrition. Listerman was seeking permission to go to Council to obtain 535,000 for next year to pay bills on operating expenses. He has 1,246,000 in the 172 account. Pickens didn’t think he had to get permission for this one. Listerman wanted to be safe. OK’d to go to Council

10. 146 RR account had $60,000 for HWY operations and Listerman says $43,000 is left that he needs for fuel and oil till Jan 1. To date $175,000 has been spent on fuel. Pickens said they only have to go to Council for the $1.4 million on bituminous paving.

11. Trucks will be going home with drivers for winter readiness soon.

Claims and minutes signed.

Messmore- NOTHING- unless there are questions on ongoing activities. There were none.

Ewbank- no new suits.

Thompson- Congratulated Hughes and Commissioner –elect Orschell on their successful election bid for 2009.

Meeting adjourned at 7:20 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Dearborn County Local Contested Race Election Results

Dearborn County Local Contested Race Election Results
For more state results see The Register website at
http://www.thedcregister.com/

There were 4,858 Straight Republican voters and 2,495 Straight Democrat voters.
A total of 22,710 votes were cast in Dearborn County today for a 60.55% turnout.

Dearborn County Commissioner District 1
Jeff Hughes 10,715
Doug Taylor 10,350

Dearborn County Commissioner District 2
Tom Orschell 10,848
Richard Fox 10,041

Dearborn County Council At-Large (pick three)
Bill Ullrich 13,504
Maynard Barrett 11,727
Charlie Fehrman 11,660

Philip Darling 10,006

Dearborn Superior Court No. 1 Judge
Jonathan Cleary 15,727
Barbara Wyly 6,002

Sunday, November 02, 2008

www.citizens-for-dearborn-county.com

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New information has been added to the Citizens for Dearborn County, a registered Political Action Committee (PAC), website.

Citizens for Dearborn County is a registered Political Action Committee (PAC) formed by a group of your concerned friends and neighbors for the primary purpose of promoting ethical and open government in Dearborn County. While events and circumstances at the national level are important, local government decisions have the most immediate and direct impact on our daily lives.

Citizens for Dearborn County seeks to identify the important local government issues and provide you with a non-partisan, objective explanation and analysis. We attempt to determine how candidates will serve citizens' needs by evaluating their past performances and/or service to the community. The goal is to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions on local issues and candidate qualifications for the upcoming elections on November 4th. Visit our website for more information.

Contact:
Citizens for Dearborn County
Mark Hall, Treasurer

Friday, October 31, 2008

VERA BENNING RESPONDS TO BOB SAUERBREY'S EDITORIAL

BENNING’S PUPPETS, HUGHES AND FOX, MUST GO

This editorial appeared first in the Tuesday Journal Press.

When voting for a candidate, we vote for his or her vision of the future. In the case of the candidates for the county commission, we have a clear choice.

Vera Benning was the only commissioner to vote against the planning commission’s comprehensive plan.

She managed to remove both commissioners who supported the plan and replace them with “yes men” for Vera Benning. They even ganged up on one of their own party members who wouldn’t tow the line.

Benning’s subsequent removal from the commission by the vote of the county sent a clear message about what the community wished for its future.

Benning, however, still shows up at the courthouse many times a week keeping her boys in line.
Jeff Hughes’ and Rick Fox’s vision for the future is clear from their records. They have destroyed lands that were precious for the people of this community.

They have consistently voted on the side of “development,” which, for them means concrete and houses which can be sold quickly for profit.

Hughes and Fox then tabled the land use plan to stop the people of this county from having any say in the future of the county.

If you want to see Hughes’ vision and Fox’s future, look at Butler County and Warren County, Ohio. Uncontrolled and unplanned development will destroy this county as it has those.

Tom Orschell and Doug Taylor support the voice of the people of the county. They do not fear to hear from the electorate as Hughes and Fox have indicated by abolishing the public input part of the commissioners’ meetings. Their vision is clear: planned development that takes into account the needs and views of all the people in the county.

In this election, we are voting for our future, for what we will leave our children and grandchildren, and for a promise of protection of the county or a license to exploit it.
We cannot afford more years of Benning’s puppets who share her narrow and destructive agenda.

Bob Sauerbrey
Miller Township

SHOULD WE DO BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ALL CANDIDATES?

Should we do background checks on all the candidates?

Art Wenzel recently wrote a letter to Register Publications criticizing District 2 Commissioner candidate Tom Orschell’s account of his run-ins with the law. Mr. Wenzel should be commended for taking the time to go to the County courthouse to dig up the criminal records of Mr. Orschell, but perhaps if he wanted to be a true public advocate he would’ve kept digging.

Had he taken the time to do so, he also would’ve found the criminal past of District 1 Commissioner candidate Jeff Hughes. These documents are also public records and can be found at the Clerk’s office.

Mr. Hughes was arrested on three separate occasions for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated. These arrests, and subsequent convictions, were in 1986, 1988 and 1991. Mr. Hughes also paid fines, served time in jail, and was on probation.

Mr. Orschell should at least be given credit for having the guts to come clean about his criminal past. Should background checks be required for every candidate that runs for public office? Should the public care about events that took place over 20 years ago?

These men have paid their debts to society. The decision whether or not to vote for them should be based on what they can, or cannot, do for Dearborn County, not their past criminal actions.

Linda Mitchell
Miller Township

Thursday, October 30, 2008

SPECIAL PERMIT FROM COMMISSIONER JEFF HUGHES


Why did Jeff Hughes override the rules?
How many others are there like this?
Can one commissioner do this on his own?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

REGISTER PUBLISHES SAMPLE BALLOT

Be prepared when you go to vote on Tuesday.
The Thursday Register will carry a sample ballot again on the editorial page.
This sample ballot will only be listing the contested races.

DID ORSCHELL "CLEAR THE AIR" OR CLOUD THE ISSUE?

The following editorial recently appeared in the Register.

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, a letter to the editor, titled Candidate clears the air about past," from Dearborn County Commissioner candidate Tom Orschell, was published in The Journal-Press. This letter was about his convictions in 1993 and 1995.

I acquired a copy of the court records. These records are public documents that anyone can get at the Dearborn County Clerks Office for a copying fee. I have included a copy for Register Publications.

In 1993, the Indiana State Police raided Orschell's Corner Cafe and another bar in West Harrison. Six machines were taken in the raids.

Orschell was charged with two felonies, Count I, professional gambling and Count II, promoting professional gambling.

His attorney and the prosecutor negotiated a plea. Count I was reduced to conversion, a Class A misdemeanor and Count II was dismissed.

Orschell plead guilty, was ordered to pay his fine and court cost. He was ordered incarcerated for 365 days of which 350 days were suspended.

Orschell spent 15 days of in-home detention as he stated. The negotiated plea was signed by Orschell, his attorney, prosecuting attorney, and Judge G. Michael Witte.

The plea states that the evidence is to be destroyed except for the coin counting machine that was to be returned to Orschell. The cash was released to the State of Indiana.

In his letter Orschell said he placed the gambling machine in storage.
Witte ordered the evidence, which was the gambling machines, destroyed.

In 1995 Orschell's cafe again was raided. He was again charged with two felonies, Count I, professional gambling, and Count II, promoting professional gambling.

As in 1993, the prosecutor and Orschells attorney worked out a plea.
Count I was lowered to conversion, a misdemeanor, and Count II was dropped.
Orschell was ordered to pay a fine, court costs and ordered incarcerated
365 days. He had 305 days suspended and was ordered to serve 60 days in jail.

Orschell stated in his letter that he served 30 days. That is a difference of 30 days from Wittes order. He indicated that he did not contest the charges and the county did not incur prosecution costs.

When ones attorney negotiates a plea, one agrees to the charges, not contest them. In the letter, there was no mention of the year of probation that was served. He was released from probation Oct. 30, 1996.

If he wins this election, I hope his memory improves!

J. Arthur Wenzel
Miller Township

RECORD TURNOUT WILL HONOR SOLDIER'S SACRIFICES

This is a story about Jonas Parker, Anthony Seig and what the two men have in common. It’s also about the rest of us.

Jonas Parker was a “minuteman”, in Massachusetts. He gathered with his fellow citizen soldiers on April 19, 1775 on the Lexington village green to stand before a threatening force of British Regulars. Jonas Parker was mortally struck in the first deadly volley of British fire and subsequently bayoneted to death where he knelt. Jonas Parker was one of the first Americans to fall in battle to protect what would become The United States of America

Anthony Seig, a Sunman native, was a Pfc. in the United States Army. The 19 year old 2005 ECHS grad was killed on September 9, 2006 in Iraq in an enemy rocket attack. Pfc. Anthony Seig was a recent and local American to fall in battle to protect the United States of America.

The supreme sacrifice made to protect this country is obviously what these two young men have in common. In the 231 years spanning the two men’s deaths, over 1.3 million additional Americans made identical sacrifices. The casualties continue as you read this.

Which brings us to ….. us. It’s often said, there’s no way to fully repay the sacrifices made by these American patriots. While that is certainly true, it doesn’t excuse us from trying.

On Tuesday, November 4th, we will all be given yet another opportunity to engage in one of the sacred privileges these patriots died to protect, the opportunity to choose our own form of government at the polling booth.

If you’re eligible, please honor the memory of all these American patriots by voting November 4th . Respect the privilege by giving serious thought to each vote you cast. Vote only for candidates you respect and trust. It’s not important how many candidates or issues we vote for. The important thing is that we seriously embrace the privilege guaranteed us by Jonas, Anthony and well over a million other Americans.

Please, let’s have a record turnout of eligible voters in Dearborn County on November 4th. I guarantee you’ll feel better after voting and, in addition, it gives you the right to gripe about the results until the next election.

Chet Wolgamot
Manchester Township

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

27 October 2008 Dearborn County Plan Commission Meeting Agenda

27 October 2008 Dearborn County Plan Commission Meeting Agenda

Present: Mike Hall, Chairman, Dennis Kraus, Jr, Russell Beiersdorfer, Mark Lehman, Dan Lansing, Mike Hornbach, Bob Laws, Ken Nelson, and Ralph Thompson.

Also present: Arnie McGill, Attorney, and Mark McCormack, Plan Director.

1. Archie Crouch of Land Consultants presented Direct access for a driveway on a collector road in Miller Township on Jackson Ridge Road for owners Ronald and Linda Nixon. The zoning is R on 1 acre.

Line of sight was adequate and though there was an easement for access to a shared driveway, the owner preferred direct access to his home. No public spoke. There is no problem with septic tank in the front yard.

Beiersdorfer motioned and Thompson 2nd to allow access waiving the driveway spacing requirements and specifying that no further splits would have a separate driveway on this land.
All ayes- passed.


2. Primary approval for an additional eight units in Picnic Lawn on Jamison Road in Miller Township. Zoning is R and site along Chris Lane is 3.233 acres. Jeff Stenger of JDJ Surveying presented for owner Jerry Tucker who was also present.

The units were to be in three areas tucked in between the existing buildings. Tucker said there was a demand for two bedroom apartments. Two gravel lots were added in the last couple of months for increased parking. The 8 units will add 21 parking spaces. There are no defined open areas other than the pond and personal patio areas. McCormack noted that there were no records in the office of the original Picnic Lawn proposal. [NOTE: Perhaps the records from the original were hand drawn and so McCormack may not have recognized them as “plans.”]

Parking spaces were questioned- in 1998 there were 295 spaces for the 149 units. Stenger said they decided to “put stuff where stuff is.”

Questions were raised about access for fire trucks on the one proposed site. Stenger said the new Bright Fire Chief takes 2 months to get letters out and says there is no money. Stenger said the trustee gives the fire dept money based on commercial coming in- and this is a commercial project. [NOTE: Are residential apt. units taxed as commercial?]

The people in the neighborhood ( Tina- last name unknown, Angie and Steve Braun, and Bill Hocker) adjoining the site spoke mostly of traffic issues on Gibson and fire safety and also drainage problems that already exist from the complex. Cattails and muck adjoin in one yard. There are no lines on the roads accessing this with lots of cars already and children.

Stenger said Chris Lane is private lane, there is a fire hydrant 200 ft from the site in the complex, and they would have to reroute some of the drainage. Stenger said: “I just don’t design things that don’t drain.” They would have to check the culvert at Salt Fork to determine the degree of detention needed. These will all be single story- though there are seven 2-story townhouses central to the complex now. Tucker said they‘d do what they have to do to get it in – responding to some redesign suggestions from the board.

The PC did not want to shoehorn things in and were concerned with traffic, fire protection access, and drainage. Thompson motioned and Lansing 2nd to TABLE to have tech review and applicant address placement of buildings, access of road, storm water control, traffic (thru hwy dept), parking, and fire protection. All ayes except for Mark Lehman, who voted Nay. Lehman did not specify why.

ADMINISTRATIVE:
1. No ordinance reviews until Nov.
2. Bond reports passed out- Rosewood, Eden Gardens, and Elvin Miller sub’n all accepted and settled this month.
3. Lawrenceville street vacations will be addressed with a meeting Tues at 6:30 PM with owners up there at the church.
4. US 50 Collaborative meeting in November sometime.
5. Inspection report on SR1 and I-74 bridge work shows they will be down to one lane during part of that construction.
6. Salt Fork Bridge work will require minimal closing at connection time.
7. Fiscal impact study has not settled on a meeting time with OKI and our officials to present this.
8. McCormack to meet with Bob Laws for his summary for the 2008 Annual Report from the P&Z office. Laws is not seeking to be reappointed for another term to the PC.

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

Monday, October 27, 2008

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Friday, October 24, 2008

TIME FOR CITIZEN REPRESENTATION

Fellow citizens of Dearborn County:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for me in the May primary. I still firmly believe it is time to put a citizen representative in the Commissioners office and that is why I am asking everyone who supported me to please give your support to Mr. Orschell and Mr. Taylor. I feel that both of these gentlemen will be your true citizen representatives in the Commissioners office. They will give you the chance to speak in the meetings even if it is on short notice. They will allow you to speak for however long it takes to get your point across. I feel that they will be what a true commissioner should be, and that is a representative of all the citizens in the county.

After all, the Constitution of the United States clearly states that we are a government of the people, by the people and for the people, and we elect representatives to do our bidding.

The two current commissioners up for re-election do not seem to think along these lines, which is quite evident by their inability to pass the land use map amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. One commissioner seems to think that someone is going to steal your property if this map is passed. My father and mother always taught me that it was a crime to steal. I cannot figure out his thinking on this aspect, unless he feels that it is acceptable to steal in government.

Both commissioners have stated that they tabled the land use map so they could look at it more closely. Since then, no discussion or action has taken place in any commissioners meetings. If it is still being evaluated, how, and why hasn’t anything been discussed?

In the four years that these commissioners have been in office, I do not think that one residential subdivision has ever been denied. There are no county ordinances that say you cannot reject a subdivision. If the subdivision will create a hardship to the residents of the county, such as over crowding of public schools, over burdening the police and fire departments, emergency medical services, then the commissioners have a right to reject a proposed subdivision. One good example would be East Central high school and the building project that was completed last year at a high cost to the taxpayers of the entire county.

So I would like to say thank you once again to the people who supported me and I ask that you give your support to Mr. Orschell and Mr. Taylor and put true citizen representation back into county government.

Thank you;
Jerome (Jake) Hoog
Jackson Township

The above editorial was recently published in the Register.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Where are we now?
This editorial was carried in the Register last week.

Last November, Dearborn County Commissioners Jeff Hughes and Rick Fox voted to table the proposed Land Use Map. The map was created to be a guide for our Planning Commission members to use when considering the future development of our county. Mr. Hughes indicated that he felt the public had not had ample opportunities to voice their opinions as to the development of the map, so therefore it must be tabled until the public had the chance to be heard.

This was disrespectful to the dozens of Advisory Committee members asked to assist with the development of a new Land Use Map. This committee was made up of a very diverse group of your friends and neighbors, including farmers, realtors, business owners, developers, and concerned parents. These individuals volunteered or were asked to take part due to either their interest in county affairs or their professional expertise. I was asked to participate by Mr. Mark McCormack, Dearborn County Planning Director, as he knew I was concerned about the future of our county and come from a family that has farmed here for nearly forty years. We committee members sacrificed time with our families to work on the map, only to see our efforts ignored by Commissioners Hughes and Fox.

It was rude to the Dearborn County Plan Commission members, who by default were participants on the Advisory Committee. These dedicated men and women listened to countless citizens voice their concerns about Planning Commission decisions throughout the years, attended numerous Land Use Map meetings, and thoroughly studied the proposed map before passing it to the Commissioners with a favorable recommendation.

Most of all this was an embarrassment to Dearborn County government. Commissioners Hughes and Fox curtly dismissed the efforts of the Planning Director. Mr. McCormack is one of the most dedicated people on the county’s payroll. He tirelessly organized meetings, kept the committee members focused, and included the public every step of the way! He and his department worked extremely hard to move the county forward on a project that had been in the works for over ten years, and was vital for the planning of future growth for our county.

In their re-election ads, both Commissioners have referred to money they have saved the county over the last four years, but when you consider all of the hours spent working on this project by county employees, the utilities used for multiple after hours meetings, and advertising, printing and mailing costs for public notifications, these two Commissioners have actually wasted tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars that they have conveniently forgotten to mention.


So why would Commissioners Hughes and Fox vote to table the map? Both of them, in consideration of their official positions, were on the Advisory Committee. They were involved with the progression from beginning to end. If they felt that Mr. McCormack wasn’t doing enough to keep the public involved, why didn’t they mention it sooner? The answer is simple – because it was a false claim. Mr. McCormack mailed invitations to every Dearborn county resident to attend multiple open houses on the choice of the final map. If the residents didn’t speak up, it certainly wasn’t because they weren’t asked for their opinions.

It’s been rumored that there are some that aren’t happy with the choice of the final map, particularly because it doesn’t allow for as much development as they’d like, specifically in the Northwest quadrant of the county. Could it be that Commissioner Fox’s partnership in a company with developer Tom Kent, and Commissioner Hughes’s campaign contribution from a developer have clouded their judgment as to what’s best for the county in favor of what’s best for them?

So, where are we now? It’s been almost one year since the map was tabled. What have commissioners Hughes and Fox done to ensure that the public has now been heard? How many public meetings have they held? Where are their records showing the names of county residents that they’ve called to ask about the subject?

The men and women that served on the Advisory Committee, the members of the Planning Commission, the employees of the Planning Department, and the concerned citizens that took the time from their busy lives to come to the open houses deserve an answer! When is the Land Use Map going to be on the Commissioner’s agenda and be passed? It is simply unacceptable that hundreds of people could participate in a process, come to a decision, and have that decision completely ignored by just two arrogant individuals.

Dearborn County citizens need to pay attention. Whether or not you think the map is important doesn’t matter – you need to know what’s happening where you live. Don’t wait until a development is proposed on a property near you, or your children’s grades start to slip because their class is overcrowded, or your taxes go up, again, because the district needs to build another school. Get involved now by voting! The actions of Commissioners Hughes and Fox should prove to you that they do not have the best interests of the citizens at heart, and need to be removed from office.

Reporter Denise Freitag Burdette referred to Mr. Hughes as a “silly, silly man” in her article written right after the proposed Land Use Map was tabled. Members of the Advisory and Plan Commissions would not have been as kind.


Linda Mitchell
Miller Township

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

21 October 2008 Dearborn County Commissioner Meeting Notes

Present: Hughes, Chairman, Fox, and Thompson

Also present: Messmore, Administrator

Absent: Ewbank, Attorney, and Pickens, Auditor

Gayle Pennington- Treasurer- received approval for Pay Gov (sp?) contract for 1 year with 30 day termination clause to handle just the over the counter credit card payments. There is a 3% surcharge for this service that the payor pays. Ewbank had reviewed the contract per Pennington and he was OK with it. She said other counties used this company and liked them.

Todd Listerman- Transportation Director- gave a 25-minute report:

1. Elvin Miller’s old subdivision in Sparta Township near Moore’s Hill- Commissioners accepted Rebecca Court (.25 miles) into the county road inventory.

2. Listerman will check with Council to have roads that have vpd of 500-999 striped for the first year after they are newly paved. The reasoning is that they are so black and the edges raised that it will help with night visibility until the color fades. Listeman said there are about 72 miles of county roads striped.

3. Holt Road will have a new dry ford built – higher than the old one to help lessen the times it is unusable due to flooding. Funds are in budget and they will do this in- house.

4. Commissioners signed the Bell’s Branch Bridge inspection contract with DLZ out of Indy for $71,773.60. INDOT approved the agreement.

5. Commissioners signed the letter to petition INDOT to allow ROW and preliminary engineering design to be used as a match for the $1million for the North Dearborn Rd alignment. Fox said: “Does any of this strike you as being a little nuts?” (in reference to the hoops that we go through for federal aid projects.)

6. Millings are in place on Schantz and Rumsey for about half the cost of asphalt paving. Listerman is finalizing process on chip sealing to do that before winter.

7. Used guard rail was purchased for $26,500 vs over $110,000 new.

8. Triple whipple Bridge is being painted now.

9. Chesterville Bridge #20 – deck poured and will be completed by the end of Nov.

10. Road in William’s Retreat sub’n (no lots sold yet and it’s 7 years old) will be ready for acceptance soon.

11. Snow preparation – salt delivered and LTAP safety training is being done.

12. Thursday morning scheduled to mill 3600 ft of Pribble Hill due to slippery road conditions.
[NOTE: An accident victim’s father reported to someone in the audience tonight that there is a significant amount of moss and algae on the road itself. This may account for some of that problem- as it is a relatively new phenomenon.]

Claims and minutes signed

Messmore- NOTHING- unless there are any questions – there were none.

Hughes- Building Commissioner resigned. Fox stated that the guy down there is doing a super job, but I know that Ralph likes to have resumes etc. Thompson said- normally he does, but in this instance with certification issues and the state inspectors involved he thought we should continue with Fryman- too risky to change at this time. Commissioners appointed Carl Fryman as Building Commissioner.

Meeting adjourned at 7:05 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

Monday, October 20, 2008

www.citizens-for-dearborn-county.com

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New information has been added to the Citizens for Dearborn County, a registered Political Action Committee (PAC), website.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Campaign Finance Reports for November 4, 2008 Election

Campaign Finance Reports for November 4, 2008 Election

These reports are for local races that have opposing candidates. Clerk, Treasurer, and Coroner are not listed here. Unitemized contributions are those less than $100. Some candidates choose to list those anyway.

CONTRIBUTIONS and EXPENSES

JUDGES

Jon Cleary- Republican
Charles/Mary Cleary – 140
Vernon Hensley – 300 (total 800)
Joe Votaw- 500
Brad Rupel – 347 (HVL Golf)
Jon Rupel- 247 (HVL Golf)
Jeff Rupel- 247 (HVL Golf)
Brian Rupel – 247 (HVL Golf)
Kathryn McCune- 247 (HVL Golf)
SE Ind Beverage – 250
Unitemized contributions- 9,763,32 (total 11,342,32)
Contributions YTD – 32,200,09
Expenses YTD- 30,147.22

Barbara Wyly – Democrat
James Wyly – 11,119.48 (total 13,669.48)
Contributions YTD- 13,669.48
Expenses 11169.48 (Total 13722.48)

COUNCIL-AT-LARGE
- the top three vote getters win.

Charlie Fehrman- Republican
Zero

[NOTE: Fehrman was reported in the local paper as remaining on the ballot, but has taken a job in the Indianapolis area. His house is for sale here. His residency will change legally when the house is sold. He has stated he will not accept the President of Council spot if elected. If elected, Fehrman’s spot will ultimately (when he officially moves)be filled by the Republican Party – not the voters.]

Bill Ullrich- Republican
Unitemized contributions- 789.26 (Total 1114.26)
Contributions YTD 1114.26
Expenses YTD 1114.26)


Maynard Barrett- Republican
Maynard Barrett- 2000 (Total 2400)
Don McIntosh – 100
DC Republican Committee- 1500
Unitemized – 25 (Total 480)
Contributions YTD- 4480
Expenses YTD- 3985.20


Philip Darling- Democrat
Alan Freemond- 300
Geraldine Stutz – 50
Jacqueline Stutz – 50
Philip Darling – 1093.21 (total 1259.61)
IBEW Ed’n Committee- 750
Dearborn Ripley Bldg Trades- 100
Plumbers and Pipefitters – 300
Int’l Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers – 100
Contributions YTD 2909.61
Expenses YTD 1568.55


COMMISSIONERS
To compare with Commissioner contributions from the May primary click below or copy and paste to your browser.
http://dearborncounty.blogspot.com/2008/04/campaign-finance-reports-commissioner.html

For Commissioner contributions from the Nov 2004 elections click below or copy and paste to your browser.
http://dearborncounty.blogspot.com/2004/10/campaign-finance-reports-county.html


COMMISSIONERS- District 1

Jeff Hughes- Republican
DC Republican Party – 1500
Jeff Hughes – 1180 (Total 14,680)
Contributions YTD 14,680
Expenses YTD 13,614.21


Doug Taylor- Democrat
Linda/Jim Estes- 100
Harry Tritschler- 600
Alan/Clara Freemond- 1000
Steve.Karen Miller- 100
James Mitchel- 100
John/Darlene Albright- 100
JoNee Cochran – 150
Shelby Radenheimer – 100
Ron/Bonnie Powell- 250
Doug/Katrina Taylor- 136.57
LIUNA Local 741 – 200
Boilermakers Local 374- 300
Plumbers and Pipefitters – 500
IBEW Local 481 – 100
Local 1142 Carpenters- 100
Local IBEW 212 – 500
Dearborn Ripley County Bldg Trades – 100
Millwright Local 1003 – 100
Fortune Mgmt – 200
DMS Investment Mgmt – 200
Gary Good Bail Bonds- 150
Contributions YTD- 5086.57
Expenses YTD- 4857.90

COMMISSIONER- District 2

Rick Fox- Republican
DC Republican Party- 1500 (total 2050)
Contributions YTD- 2050
Expenses YTD- 1188


Tom Orschell- Democrat
Tom Orschell- 2963
Contributions YTD- 3113
Expenses YTD- 3112.62


POLITICAL COMMITTEES:

Dearborn County Republican Committee
Aaron Negangard (prosecutor) – 500
Joe Mrak (RQAW) – 1000
Barry Nanz- 225
Gene Ferguson- 250
Dave Lusby (sheriff) – 250
Jon Cleary (running for judge) – 350
Laura Backman- 250
Richard Ungerbuehler – 200
Carl Petty- 200
Harry Wilhelm – 200
Lewes and Kappes- (lobbyist for county) – 500
John J Frick and Assoc. – 1000
Bucher Trucking and Excavating – 200
John J Dornette- 250
D&D Vending – 200
Ewbank & Kramer (county attorney and other cty boards) – 1000
Unitemized contributions – 1746 (total 7131)
Contributions YTD- 17,518.70
Expenses YTD – 15,882.35
(Of this 3 local candidates received 1500 EACH ( Hughes, Fox, and Barrett) and Jud McMillan received 1000.

Citizens for Dearborn County- PAC
Alan Freemond- 700
Clara Freemond – 601.80
Mark Hall – 667.36
Unitemized – 1511.59
Contributions YTD- 3480.75
Expenses YTD – 3480.75

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ms Gutzweiler, Which Is the Truth??

Ms Gutzweiler, Which Is the Truth??

Excerpts from:
Echoes
Page 68
August - September, 2008
VRUC Board Meeting minutes for July 8
"During the discussion period, Jack Arduin asked if the Board got the letter from South Dearborn dated April 18. Jeff Bittner responded that he remembers the letter. Jack Arduin stated that a draft of the contract was given to the Board's official representative, Sammy Gutzwiller. Ms. Gutzwiller emphatically stated that she was never the official representative. Jeff Bittner stated that the only way someone would be an official rep­resentative is if the Board makes a motion to that effect. Jack said that SDRSD realizes that four Board members are against the takeover and they would like an official let­ter from this Board stating the posi­tion of the Board."

VRUC Board Meeting minutes for Aug. 19
Echoes
Page 78
September - October, 2008
"Dearborn, any negotiations will be a Board decision as to who is on the negotiating committee. Maria also asked why Sammy Gutzwiller represented the VRUC at a South Dearborn meeting recently. Jeff responded that ONLY persons authorized by this Board represent this Board. Jeff said he has told Ms. LaRosa before that Sammy was not authorized to represent us, therefore, she did not. "






ATTESTATION

The undersigned herein below do attest to the facts, that on June 10, 2008 at the South Dearborn Regional Sewer District Board Meeting, held at the facility in the conference room , Ms Sammy Gutzweiler did identify herself and indicate she was the appointed representative of the Valley Rural Utilities Company as indicated in the partial transcription of the audio tape of the meeting below:

"OK, I 'm Sammy Gutzweiler. I was asked to attend this by the Board. The Board is otherwise tied up at the moment.

Randy Turner: Which Board? Valley Rural Board?

The Valley Rural Board of Directors. I'm an eleven year past member and worked for four years to try to get the utility company bought from the developer. I'm surprised the VRUC Board was not notified of this. We received a call last night at 10:00 o'clock last night, the Board did, that this was coming up on the agenda today.

Steve Lampert: Sammy, it was on last month's agenda. And that document got handed out a month ago. And you had three of your Board members or two of your Board members here.

Well then I guess the Board members didn't notify the other members. And I guess this seems ..

Jerry Jacobsen: Must not be very good communications there.

Well, you got it. I guess this is a kind of a surprise to me. I'm speaking just for me ........."


Signed by SDRSD Board Members, Attorney and staff:

Randy Turner
Jerry Jacobsen
William Neyer
Matt Zerbe
Steve Lampert
Grover Sefton
Charles M. (Mel ) Davis

READ THE NEWSPAPER TOO

READ THE NEWSPAPER

Requests for election information have been coming in.

The local newspapers- Dearborn County Register and Journal Press started carrying in-depth articles on each race, ads, and editorials this week starting with this past Thursday's paper.

Other monthly papers in the county carry ads and inserts as well. The local radio WSCH 99.3 FM and their online component at http://eaglecountryonline.com also has some information.

For interviews with some local candidates you can also find podcasts at www.theflypod.com

Friday, October 17, 2008

BARBARA WYLY FOR JUDGE INTERVIEW

BARBARA WYLY FOR JUDGE INTERVIEW
Greetings to our listeners and subscribers in Dearborn County --

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Show #1 - POLITICALLY CORRECT: BARBARA WYLY (D) - CANDIDATE FOR JUDGE OF DEARBORN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT #1. This is the 2nd interview with Barb Wyly during the current General Election season. To listen to this interview, click on the following direct show-link:

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Monday, October 13, 2008

DON TOWNSEND RESIGNS FROM BUILDING DEPARTMENT

Dearborn County Board of Commissioners
215B West High Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

October 6, 2008

RE: Resignation

This notice serves as my resignation effective today. As you know I have been considering retirement for some time now, and have made my decision. Hopefully the timing will take some additional pressure off the Building Department during this exceptionally slow period.

I would like to thank the Dearborn County Board of Commissioners, County Council and my coworkers' for their support during the past 4 years.

Sincerely,

Don Townsend

cc: Dearborn County Council

REMINDER- Candidates Night is Tuesday!

REMINDER:

Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce Candidates Night is Tuesday!

October 14th at 7 PM at the Adult Center

on Tate Street in Lawrenceburg across from the Firehouse.

WSCH 99.3 FM will have live coverage of the event for those unable to attend in person.

JEFF HUGHES INTERVIEW ON www.theflypod.com

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Show #1 - POLITICALLY CORRECT: JEFF HUGHES (R) - CANDIDATE FOR DEARBORN COUNTY COMMISSIONER. To listen to this interview, click on the following direct show-link:

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

NOBODY SPREADS IT BETTER THAN FOX AND HUGHES


For subscribers click onto http://www.dearborncounty.blogspot.com/ to access the editorial cartoon.

BARBARA A. WYLY, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR JUDGE, SUPERIOR COURT 1

BARBARA A. WYLY, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR JUDGE, SUPERIOR COURT 1

In the listing of Democratic Candidates in Dearborn County, Barbara A. Wyly, Democratic Candidate for Superior Court 1 Judge, was inadvertently omitted. She is running against Franklin County Deputy Prosecutor Jon Cleary. Barbara served five years active and four years reserve duty as a Judge Advocate (JAG) Officer with the United States Air Force and is a former Assistant United States Attorney. She has practiced law for 28 years, the last 13 years in Dearborn County. She was the attorney for the Department of Child Services for Dearborn and Ohio Counties for 11 years and was responsible trying the child abuse and neglect cases of all the children who are reported neglected and abused in those counties. More than 100 children are in safe permanent homes due to termination of parental rights cases she tried in front of Dearborn and Ohio County Courts: cases that one local judge called “the closest thing to a death penalty case he had ever had to hear.” Many of those termination of parental rights cases went up on appeal, and not one was ever overturned on appeal.

Barbara has also spent an equal number of years as a public defender, so she understands the balance between the rights of the accused and the rights of the public. She currently practices law in Bright, Indiana where she practices domestic relations, criminal, personal injury, debt collection, real property and estate planning and probate law. If you have a question for Barbara, or would like to contact her, you can reach her at barbwyly@yahoo.com. She will be a guest on the flypod on October 16 and would like to answer your questions in that program.

www.citizens-for-dearborn-county.com

www.citizens-for-dearborn-county.com

Citizens for Dearborn County is a registered Political Action Committee (PAC) formed by a group of your concerned friends and neighbors for the primary purpose of promoting ethical and open government in Dearborn County. While events and circumstances at the national level are important, local government decisions have the most immediate and direct impact on our daily lives.

Citizens for Dearborn County seeks to identify the important local government issues and provide you with a non-partisan, objective explanation and analysis. We attempt to determine how candidates will serve citizens' needs by evaluating their past performances and/or service to the community. The goal is to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions on local issues and candidate qualifications for the upcoming elections on November 4th. Visit our website for more information.

Contact:
Citizens for Dearborn County
Mark Hall, Treasurer
10371 Hall Lane
Sunman, IN 47041

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

7 October 2008 Dearborn County Commissioner Meeting Notes

7 October 2008 Dearborn County Commissioner Meeting Notes

Present: Hughes, Fox, and Thompson
Also present: Pickens, Auditor, Ewbank, Attorney, and Messmore, Administrator

No uniformed police officer was present. [NOTE: Have the commissioners finally given up on this waste of time and money?]

Candidates present in the audience: Phil Darling, Council at-large, Tom Orschell, Commissioner D-2, and Doug Taylor, Commissioner D-1.

Old Business:

Darryl Sears- Pendleton Sears Architects for DC Animal Shelter- tabled last meeting. Commissioners discussed Frank Kramer’s amendments to the contract. Sears had added all to the newly revised ones. There was a problem with the payment schedule and Ewbank wanted more on the side of the county at the construction document phase. He did note that to date the firm had worked for free.

Fox said he has served on boards with Frank Kramer and wants to follow his advice.

Thompson said that construction MANAGEMENT is being done by someone else – who?

Messmore said Carl Fryman (Building Dept) is doing the construction management for the county. We are also doing the inspection so Fryman won’t inspect- another member of the dept will. [NOTE: So another inspector will inspect and his boss will manage the construction that he is inspecting? This appears to be a conflict of interest. What if the inspector and the “manager” disagree? Who set this up? Why do we protect the county in a payout schedule and then slip up here?]

Commissioners compromised on the payout schedule regarding administration and construction documents at 10 and 50% each. Approved contract with those revisions for later signature by Hughes and contingent upon PAWS transferring money into the county account for this.

New Business:

Sandy Whitehead- Educator for Solid Waste District- Talked about Reduce- Reuse- Recycle in the county buildings also. Commissioners approved the resolution for the county offices to purchase items from recycled content thus helping with a market for our recycled products. The state allows a 15% PRICE PREFERENCE FOR RECYCLED PRODUCTS.

Commissioners also approved November 15th at National American Recycling Day in the county.

Mark McCormack- Planning Director- presented Article 1 Sections 160 1nd 165 eliminating VARIANCE and leaving WAIVER as part of the subdivision ordinance to match state code. Commissioners approved.

Lawrenceville street vacations and costs were determined to be $6,000 with the county PZ dept waiving their fees. ($4400 survey and $1600 legal bid) The county interests would be the cemetery out there and buildings we’ve allowed in the ROW. L-ville was platted in the 1830’s. Fox doesn’t want to start the precedent that the county pays. Thompson agreed and added that the benefits accrue to the property owners so they should pay. Ewbank said t be sure the descriptions have the ROW split described in metes and bounds for Assessor etc. McCormack will advise the property owners there and see how to proceed.

McCormack said Bob Laws term expires this year and will NOT seek another appointment. Commissioners need to find a replacement for his position for Jan 1st meeting.

Bill Black – EMA- Had one grant resigned – due to date change needed.(2007) Received another $53,865 grant for public safety and purchased more portable radios to distribute to agencies. Grant signed.

Individuals in the county are eligible for disaster relief via an 800 number. They- EMA- are also working with FEMA to get money for county work on the disaster- County hwy has $80,000, REMC has $414,000, etc of the $555,000 filed for. The state needs $7 million to qualify.

Todd Listerman- Highway- gave a 20-minute report-

Rosewood Subdivision- Frey Road- .04 mile accepted into county highway.

Eden Garden Subdivision- Off Blair up Trestor Hill- accepted into highway- 1495 ft of Eden Dr and 321 ft of Appletree Dr.

Change order for Triple Whipple found issues with abutment when it was jacked up totaling $8596. Our share will be 80% of 20% of this number. Approved.

DLZ will be inspector for Bells Branch bridge- documents to be signed at next meeting.

Letter thanking Randolph County for Chipper loan for storm damage signed.

The design for I-275 ITS system with Artemis was approved by INDOT with cameras and 511 signs and NOT the information sign. That may come later.

Field check for bridge rehab over I-74 at St. Leon. There will be 3 lanes (one is turn lane) and 10 ft shoulders. Project starts in 2009.

Salt Fork and the bridge on SR 1 will be 2010 with less closing of SR 1 as the bridge is MOVING west of its location. It will be on the LEFT of SR 1 as you head north or SR1. Closures will only be needed as attaching the bridge to SR 1 occurs.

Rumsey was finished and Schantz will be this week- using millings from state highway projects. Council approved funding for more of this recycled mix. Cost is 1/3 of paving.
Fox asked about COLLIER RIDGE ROAD. – Council’s $500,000 still available and will go for bids after 1st of the year, They will reset guardrail for winter. Fox asked Listerman to contact the group out there asking about it. Thompson advised notifying paper also for others who travel that road.

Listerman said they are also working on Holt Road- considering a bridge or a higher dry ford there. It connects to Ripley County from North Hogan.

Pickens- Claims and minutes approved.

Messmore- NOTHING unless questions, and there were none.

Ewbank- nothing to report.

Meeting adjourned 7:35 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

State Rep Bob Bischoff Interview

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Show #1 - POLITICALLY CORRECT: BOB BISCHOFF (D) - CANDIDATE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE (District 68).
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