Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Below is an email from Aaron Negangard to the Commissioners via their Adm Ass't:

-----Original Message-----
From: Aaron Negangard
To: 'Sue Hayden' ; denny1225@hotmail.com; 'Liz Morris' ; 'Tom Cheek' ; 'Judge Humphrey ' ; 'Judge Sally Blankenship' ; 'Judge Jonathan Cleary' ; 'Barb Kaffenberger' ; 'Gayle Pennington' ; cfryman@dearborncounty.in.gov; 'Gary Hensley' ; 'Phil Weaver ' ; 'Terri Dillard' ; 'Bill Black' ; 'Bill Ewbank' ; 'Sheriff Lusby' ; 'David Hall ' ; 'Mark McCormack' ; 'Sandy Leptak' ; tagnes@dearborncounty.in.gov; bblair@dearborncounty.in.gov; mkreinhop@dearborncounty.in.gov; 'Jeff Hughes' ; 'Ralph Thompson' ; 'Tom Orschell'
Cc: 'Bret Dodd'
Sent: Mon, Mar 29, 2010 11:58 pm
Subject: RE: Upcoming Charette Meetings

Dear Sue:

Thank you for your correspondence regarding the “charette”. Given that County Council voted in July, 2009 to have the “charette” in 45 days of that meeting, I am glad that it has finally been scheduled. However, I am concerned that County Council member Liz Morris will not be able to attend. I am also concerned because it is my understanding that both Sheriff David Lusby and Chief Deputy Mike Kreinhop will not be able to attend as well. It would seem to me that it would be better to find out what dates would be available for all team members and then pick a date. This was not done. This is too important a process to schedule this with little notice to the team members. If we are to come up with a decision that is in the best interests of the citizens of this county, then I believe it is critical to include all the team members. Could you please ask the Commissioners for me why they cannot schedule this matter at a time that is more convenient for all the team members? Since 9 months have transpired since County Council’s vote, I do not understand why it is suddenly so urgent that less than 2 weeks notice was given to team members. Please advise as to whether or not the County Commissioners are interested from hearing from all the team members and whether they are willing to reschedule to allow everyone input in this very important process. Thank you for your time.

Aaron Negangard

[NOTE: In my opinion, Negangard seems to "forget" that when they couldn't get a date until after the primary elections ( political reasons?), the commissioners asked the JUDGES to pick the date.

The sheriff is leaving office- Kreinhop MAY get elected and May not- they can send someone else to represent the sheriff's dept. IF it is really important these people would MAKE the time for it. This charette date was selected almost a month ago at the commissioners last evening meeting in early March.

Liz Morris is a council person- send someone else from council as her alternate.

Two weeks notice is all an employee gives when they quit. And yet some can't seem to set plans for a Saturday for this. Negangard wants all team members available- well that is nearly impossible, but there should be able to be a decent turnout.

Charettes were proposed by Charlie Fehrman- 9 months ago- for Negangard and the judges to get their concerns heard.

And who was in a hurry before????? Negangard and the judges were. They need their space concerns addressed.

It's time to quit playing games. Telling everyone that Lawrenceburg will pay for all of this is wrong. The price tag is too high. The taxpayers don't want more taxes. The bonds coming due will only cover about 1/3 of it's estimated price tag if you include the jail expansion.

Elected officials need to be fiscally responsible. They serve the taxpayers- not the other way around. The commissioners and Council have to make the decision. They want officials and staff input.

Get to the charettes that as a group you asked for and that Council (in the name of taxpayers) is PAYING for, and do the work needed to solve the space problems. Stop stalling.]

Below is the original email sent out to formally get RSVPs from the charette team members:


From: Sue Hayden [mailto:shayden@dearborncounty.in.gov]
Sent: None
To: denny1225@hotmail.com; Liz Morris; Tom Cheek; Judge Humphrey ; Judge Sally Blankenship; Judge Jonathan Cleary; Aaron Negangard; Barb Kaffenberger; Gayle Pennington; cfryman@dearborncounty.in.gov; Gary Hensley; Phil Weaver ; Terri Dillard; Bill Black; Bill Ewbank; Sheriff Lusby; David Hall ; Mark McCormack; Sandy Leptak; tagnes@dearborncounty.in.gov; bblair@dearborncounty.in.gov; mkreinhop@dearborncounty.in.gov; 'Jeff Hughes'; 'Ralph Thompson'; Tom Orschell
Cc: 'Bret Dodd'
Subject: Upcoming Charette Meetings

The Dearborn County Board of County Commissioners invites you (attached list of Charette Teams/Members) to participate in a Charette (attached Charette agenda) on Saturday April 10th. “Charette” is a term used to define a focused period of effort dedicated to solving a design or planning problem by a group of interested parties. In this case, the challenge to this group of participants is to contribute to determining the best means to address the county’s space needs. Please confirm your participation with Sue Hayden by or before Thursday April 1st. If you can not attend, please advise Sue and suggest a possible representative from your department for substitution consideration, thank you.

Sue Hayden
Dearborn County
Administrative Assistant
215 B West High Street
Lawrenceburg, In 47025
812-537-1040 ext.0
fax- 812-532-2003

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