Wednesday, September 24, 2008

23 September 2008 Dearborn County Council Special Meeting Notes

23 September 2008 Dearborn County Council Special Meeting Notes

Special meeting notice indicated it was called for unpaid bills.

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

ABSENT: Charlie Fehrman (didn’t make it back in time from Indy.

Also present: Cary Pickens, Auditor, and Bryan Messmore, Administrator.

1. Listerman presented a request for $210,000 to get 14,000 tons of millings from Rohe Paving project as discussed in the last commissioners meeting. Cost is $13.35/ton vs. $54-55 per ton for asphalt hot mix. Cost is about half to pave low volume roads with this including chip seal overlay. Plans to lay Schantz and part of Rumsey this year to test this material out. Kraus also asked Listerman to check Graf Road to fix a ravine between Bradley and James. Tim Grieve knew exactly the spot as he had recently encountered it.
Council approved $210,000 from the $1.2 million set aside for next year for the millings.

2. Lisa Rich from Dept of Children’s Services (Welfare)- received an advance of $1 million for their fall bills. Advance was approved from the Rainy Day Fund. To be paid out of their assessment as it comes in.

3. Parks “Dept.”- Terry Stephens and Shawn Simonson asked to transfer money from the capital improvements fund to the general maintenance fund to get to the amount of $38,000 needed to cover bills incurred plus the end of the year maintenance. Dick Bower had researched their funds. Pickens said there was now $118,000 in cap improvements and a little over $9,000 in Maintenance. The land acquisition fund has $28,000 and Covered Bridge has $4,950. Council decided to leave the park funds alone and approved $27,000 out of the contingency fund.

Stephens and Simonson mentioned something about getting a park plan together and Fortner had talked to someone- but they weren’t sure where that was. Pickens reminded Council that a Plan was drawn up when Beckley was commissioner- no need to do more. He also suggested they seek out Jack Sutton from G-dale to help- he said he’d do it for free.

Bill Ullrich mentioned filling Scott Fortner’s vacancy with Jim Red Elk. Terry Stephens said Bryan Messmore had also brought up Margaret Minzner at their last meeting. Pickens suggested they ask Jack Sutton. Stephens indicated he didn’t want to get into this discussion at this time.

Stephens also asked about getting a used truck with a dump bed and trailer to haul their tractor and bushhog around. No decision on that. Possibility of used one from Transportation Dept next year.

4. Pickens asked for approval for the Prosecutor ( Negangard) to have his own checking account for the Special Crimes Unit, funded from a federal grant. Approved with Cheek voting Nay.

Meeting adjourned at 7:10 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

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