Tuesday, April 01, 2008

1 April 2008 (APRIL FOOL’S DAY) Dearborn County Commissioner Meeting Notes

1 April 2008 (APRIL FOOL’S DAY) Dearborn County Commissioner Meeting Notes

Present: Hughes, Chairman, Fox, and Thompson
Also Present: Ewbank, Attorney, and Messmore, Administrator

ABSENT: Pickens, Auditor. (Cathy Miller took notes)

A uniformed police officer was present.

Candidates present in the audience: Rick Pope (D-1 Commissioner), Tom Orschel (D-2 Commissioner), and Phil Darling and Thom Hammond (Council at-large)

1. Commissioners voted to take no action on the personnel matter discussed in executive session.

2. Bright EMS- Dave Bartholomew- not present.

3. Luan Male- Lifetime Housing- Commissioners signed the IHCDA (Indiana Housing Community Development) grant award documents. They also signed a letter prepared by Lifetime Housing showing support for a Housing Preservation Grant from Rural Development for $300,000.

4. Bill Black- Emergency Management- reported that Council approved money for the gutters and drainage repairs. He said that people could report flood damages to see if we get enough for FEMA money. He is also getting ICS300 (Incident Command System) class set up at L-bg Firehouse. 40 max per class. The other classes in the series are online classes.

5. Todd Listerman – Transportation Updates:
All ROW for Chesterville Bridge is acquired.

Bridge 15- Bell’s Branch money approved- will be let in July.

INDOT open house yielded $4.1 million for 25 bridges in 18 counties with $24.5 million requested. Listerman requested money for our three bridges totally $3.2 million. Not likely to get it all.

Wilson Creek slip money was approved for $100,000 to get geotech. Land Consultants gave a proposal for 1200 ft stretch for $24,750. Commissioners approved Land Consultants contract.

Fox asked about signs going on SR 1 to get truck traffic off Ridge and routed to I-275.

Listerman said there was no news on truck lane for US 50, I-74 access at SR1 , or Artemis.

Fox said we should forward letters on the I-74 interchange at SR1 to Bischoff and Nugent.

Messmore said the US 50 Collaborative meets biannually and the next meeting is April 24th at the library depot at 10:30 AM. He hopes to close communication gaps with the local entities.

Hughes wanted to get Law-bg and Aurora to support the Artemis system.

6. Claims and minutes were signed.
$40,000 for 2 EMS units for Greendale and $40,000 for 2 Bright EMS units were signed. Messmore said there was an issue with 2007 Bright contact- that Dave Bartholomew was to address.
Hughes said there was bureaucratic red tape with the auditor’s office on this.

7. Messmore- was approved to start to get qualifications and proposals for Worker’s Comp for June 08-09. This was not bid last year. Seitz is the broker for the current W/C contract.

8. Ewbank- new interlocal agreement was signed with Aurora for the county dispatch to cover their 11 – 7 shift saving Aurora $40,000. Ewbank talked about 911 being supported with 90% funds from phone bill charges and 10% county. He stressed that money is being lost as people give up landlines for cell phones. Aurora and Greendale do their own dispatches. The county can do Aurora’s evening calls with no additional staff. If others add though- we will have to charge as we will have to hire. Greendale’s equipment is state of the art like ours. Thompson asked about the possibility of folding all these systems together to save money and be efficient. He asked if there were any coming up for retirement so it could be done by attrition.

9. Thompson – reported the video arraignment was on hold until Lusby got back.
He also asked the commissioners to keep the idea of the Randall Avenue Bldg for Hwy Dept open for future consideration. He said there would be a 10-15 year payback.

10. Fox - had nothing to add.

11. Hughes- DCRSD appointment – Steve Renihan (sp?)- had a resume. Thompson would not second this. Hughes did and Renihan was appointed. Hughes said he’d talked to him and he seemed to know what he was talking about.
Thompson voted NAY- stating that Renihan’s resume was as an insurance underwriter, which was not a qualification for the board. He also said that under the code for conflict of interest Renihan had a pecuniary interest in that he needed sewer for his home on Serenity Ridge. Appointing him only perpetuates the problems on that board.

Robert Schroeder was reappointed to the hospital board. Thompson asked again for resumes- but since he was a long-time appointee, Thompson went along with the reappointment.

Meeting adjourned at 7:25 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Thompson voted NAY- stating that Renihan’s resume was as an insurance underwriter, which was not a qualification for the board. He (Thompson) also said that under the code for conflict of interest Renihan had a pecuniary interest in that he needed sewer for his home on Serenity Ridge. Appointing him only perpetuates the problems on that board."

When will Thompson get with the program?

Everything and everybody associated with the DCRSD is about pecuniary interests for our local development ethically challenged!!!

Anonymous said...

Good bye, Jeff Hughes.

Signed: The voters of Dearborn County.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Hughes is so stupid and in the pocket of development interests that he does not even know how to pretend that he is not so stupid and in the pocket of development interests.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to next year's commissioners' meetings when they are not presided over by Ewbank's r-tard commissioner twins.

Better yet, I look forward to Ewbank all pissed-off hiding in his law office as he laments that his fleeting county power has been cut-off by all of us "undeserving" voters.

Frank Kramer, how can you associate yourself with such a petty being?

Anonymous said...

Hughes never fails to deliver for his masters.

What a sad existence he must endure.

Anonymous said...

You know, it is a pretty sad occasion for Fox and Hughes, that Benning appears to be the ever so marginally "smart one" in the Fox, Hughes and Benning Dearbprm County political historical trio!

Anonymous said...

Dearborn, not Dearbprn County!

No mater how the trio tried to p on our rights as they favored those that seem to own them...

Anonymous said...

Who will Ewbank tacitly endorse this election cycle?

Do not bet on the best and the brightest.

Anonymous said...

Ewbank, as our County Attorney, does not seem to be working for our county's citizens, unless such amalgam of citizens of this County happen to run and frolic and play golf comfortably within and among his pro-development friendly circles.

Anonymous said...

Don't you be picking on Ewbank's raising and family influence on how to succeed and be somebody!!!

It is all he has, down deep, to his soul!!!

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to cork Bob's overflowing "I'm so damn important and powerful" non-returnable and ego laden and non-refundable bottle of nothing but pretense...

Anonymous said...

It seems the commissioners are now putting Ohio residents on the DCRSD Board!

What's next a politician from Washington DC?

Anonymous said...

thompson what do you need a building for waist of more county money

Anonymous said...

county has some land in harrdin town why not a building there.

jb said...

what's wrong with consolidating county hwy equipment and functions? wouldn't it save taxpayer money?

Anonymous said...

"He also asked the commissioners to keep the idea of the Randall Avenue Bldg for Hwy Dept open for future consideration. He said there would be a 10-15 year payback."

The idea of a payback is that it saves the county money and after the cost is paid back reduces the expenditure of taxpayers money!

Don't Fox and Hughes understand the concept of payback??

We need our Commissioners to try to find ways to save our money without just wholesale reduction of services.

Anonymous said...

Don't Fox and Hughes understand the concept of payback??

Fox and Hughes are more than a bit slow on the intellectual uptake.

Which is why they are the darlings of the dcedi crowd and various self-interested shysters sliming their way through this county.

Anonymous said...

"He also said that under the code for conflict of interest Renihan had a pecuniary interest in that he needed sewer for his home on Serenity Ridge. Appointing him only perpetuates the problems on that board."

Ewbank gave Mr. Hammond a hard time about even mentioning Conflict of Interest in the proximity of John Maxwell's name; however, no one, Ewbank or the other two Commissioners, made any comment. Does that mean they know there is a potential conflict of interest or that Steve is not on the list of people Ewbank is to protect? Or both?

So does Mr. Renihan (an Ohio resident?) perpetuate the attitude in DCRSD that the members should benefit from their positions?

Anonymous said...

Ewbank gave Mr. Hammond a hard time about even mentioning Conflict of Interest in the proximity of John Maxwell's name; however, no one, Ewbank or the other two Commissioners, made any comment.

Ewbank is a heavy and ham-fisted development shill, nothing more!

Fox and Hughes are simply useful idiots of Ewbank, nothing more!

May Ewbank have a very restless night after this year's general election!

Anonymous said...

"So does Mr. Renihan (an Ohio resident?) perpetuate the attitude in DCRSD that the members should benefit from their positions?"


Isn't "willing to benefit from their positions on the dcrsd" a job requirement to getting appointed to the dcrsd?

The dcrsd is laughable in their Tammany Hall approach to county government!

Anonymous said...

The DCRSD: Where our local crooks congregate...

Anonymous said...

i wonder who is the realtors is there going to be a kick back if they buy the land or has anybody checked the other commissioners dont want anything to do with it.

Anonymous said...

i wonder who is the realtors is

I think we all know who the "usual suspects" are that play such low-life games...

Anonymous said...

all the ones we have running the county now do you thank theres enough money in there to last and see in 10-15 years there waisting hundreds of thousand .NO

Anonymous said...

Kinnett of the DCRSD speaks about confidentially agreements as if that is a big deal, considering he belongs to and heads an organization that does not permit the general public membership to his organization unless $5,000,00. is paid to join such organization.

Is their anything not "confidential" about the DCEDI?

The DCEDI is a PRIVATE entity.

Period.

Any attempt to equate the DCEDI with some sort of publically interested entity, needs to stop here...

...the DCEDI does not exist to prosper anyone other than the membership of the DCEDI!

Anonymous said...

Kinnett of the DCEDI!

Not to overlook how much the DCEDI and the DCRSD overlap in their goals to force the rest of us to finance their entitlement needs and outright demands!

Anonymous said...

thompson whats your out put on DCRSD?

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to Brett Fehrman?

Did his mom and dad finally tell him to stop acting like some big time player in dearborn county development matters?

How much money did he lose his parents these last years with his dcrsd and n.w. quad tomfoolery?

Anonymous said...

"How much money did he lose his parents these last years with his dcrsd and n.w. quad tomfoolery?"

I know I will never do business again with Fehrman Realty.

And I have and will in the future encourage anyone that may be in the Realty market to avoid Fehrman Reality.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Fehrman on Aurora's Council now?
Aren't they discussing bringing sewers out west on US 50 ?

Anonymous said...

"Isn't Fehrman on Aurora's Council now?
Aren't they discussing bringing sewers out west on US 50 ?"

Yes to both! Fehrman can't get Council to release the money needed to sewer Gabbard Estates, so he is trying to get Aurora to do it! And Aurora has has one rate increase already and another on the way. With Brett's 'subsidy' it will have to be a bigger rate increase.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the boogeyman is still on the mind's some people.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the usual thieves are still hard at work trying to get us to subsidize their businesses.

Forced hookups.

Availability fees.

Anything by hook or by crook to finance these pests and parasites.

Anonymous said...

Just another one of our DCRSD "regulars" looking for ways to gain access to our wallets to subsidize their sleazy financial schemes.

May the DCRSD's defunding be both painful and humiliating for the DCRSD's board.

Anonymous said...

Steve Renihan doesn't even live in Dearborn County. Ask yourself why Hughes and Fox appointed a outsider and not a county resident.
Jeeeze could it be they don't have the county's best interests are heart? Question is how much damage can the twins do before November. Time for one Jeff's famous phone polls.

Look for yourself http://www.hamiltoncountyauditor.org/realestate/rover30.asp

Anonymous said...

Rick and Jeff know they will not get reelected so they will do their best to ingratiate themselves with their masters in hope of getting thrown some dcedi welfare later on down the road.

Anonymous said...

The DCRSD meeting is tonight at 7:00 pm in the court house annex.

HHM said...

"The DCEDI is a PRIVATE entity.

Period.

Any attempt to equate the DCEDI with some sort of publically interested entity, needs to stop here..."

Except for the fact that DCEDI received several hundred thousand dollars of taxpayer money for which they have not been accountable. Lehner arranged for DCEDI to receive service contracts to receive the public money without the public disclosure and no accountability.

Anonymous said...

now who would have called that meeting when the same night is to meet new candidates how thoughtfull.

Anonymous said...

JB now is that all units or just the choosen ones.

Anonymous said...

JB now is that all units or just the choosen ones.

Anonymous said...

Let the DCRSD meet all they want.

The new crop of honest and citizen-centered elected county officials will begin on day one to cut the DCRSD off at the knees.

The "Boss Hogg" style of county government's obituary is already in the final drafting stages.

Anonymous said...

Too bad, Jeff and Rick thought they could follow in the foot-steps of good ole boy Johnny Nugent in telling everyone what they wanted to hear as they followed to the letter the mandates set forth for them by the dcedi frat boys.

Anonymous said...

What?

Will Brett Fehrman give some "Driftwood" names to his proposed streets and "Driftwood" ambiance themes to his proposed and at the present time, imaginary, if not delusional, Gabbard Estates, to suck up to the flora and fauna movers and shakers of Aurora(see this week's Register)?

Anonymous said...

No matter how you cut it, our tax dollars already allotted to the dcrsd to fix high ridge estates are not sufficient enough to fix high ridge's problem and also tack on gabbard estates.

The engineering alone, connecting high ridge's sewer system to the hoped-for cheap pressure system that brett is relying on to service gabbard is simply unworkable.

Look for more empty rhetoric suggesting that high ridge is unfixable and the only viable alternative is for the rest of us to simply buy the residents of high ridge out and direct more of our taxdollars to sewering brett's gabbard estates.

Anonymous said...

No matter how you look at it, Rodney Dennerline played the present and past board members as suckers!

He is the only one who will gain of all those involved in the DCRSD scam!

Rodney just loves playing those who think they are at his level of self-dealing at the taxpayers' expense!

Anonymous said...

Brett Fehrman is laughable.

Even though Brett will eventually post here that the "Boogey Man" does not have a sense of humor.

Sorry Brett, along side the "Boogey Man," we all get a laugh at your pitiful antics.

Get a real job.

Anonymous said...

Does Dr. Scudder wear a hazmat suit when dealing with Dennerline?

Anonymous said...

now who would have called that meeting when the same night is to meet new candidates how thoughtfull.

Welcome back my friends, to the dcedi and shyster show that never ends...

We're so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside...

...right before your eyes see the laughter from the skies
and as Ewbank laughs until he cries, then he dies, then he dies

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Give it a go. Please.

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Anonymous said...

dont you say that i am the best money can but.

Anonymous said...

you cant do nothing for the county dont try and google something.