Wednesday, February 02, 2011

1 February 2011 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

1 February 2011 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Jeff Hughes, President, Tom Orschell, and Shane McHenry
Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor, Bill Ewbank, County Coordinator, and, Attorney.

I did not attend this meeting due to weather and ice issues on my driveway. These notes were obtained after the meeting via telephone conversation with Commissioner Orschell.


Maximus Consulting Services- remained tabled

Hi-tech Contract renewal- Pennington reported that departments were pleased with HiTech. They will still put this contract out for quotes. [NOTE: Previous commissioners studied this and elected to have two different computer contracts to allow flexibility and keep costs in line. Midwest Data has the other contract in the Courthouse. Do both of these get quoted at the same time?]

Life Time Resources- CDBG Grant Award signatures- No one appeared for the meeting-no decision.


Permitting process- Hughes wants to streamline the process and move depts. around perhaps. Commissioners discussed it and Hughes will coordinate this. (Is there a problem?)

RQAW- Tabled for more information at RQAW’s request on Monday.

OKI- Appointment for alternate for executive committee- Tom Orschell was appointed as alternate.

Reaction PC- maintenance renewal- levels of maintenance for the website went from $1600-3,000. This was tabled until dept. heads could weigh in on how much maintenance they needed.

Wishing Well in Bright will be moved to the Bright Park by the citizens to get it out of the future county ROW purchased from Tucker.

HIGHWAY DEPT- Todd Listerman, County Engineer gave a 3 item report:

Contract was signed by commissioners for Collier Ridge with American Structurepoint for $329,810 for 80/20 split. They will study the entire project and $22,500 of this will be for an alignment study on the bridge to investigate options.

An agreement was signed with United Consulting and Beam Longest and Neff for an hourly rate not to exceed agreement for future work. Contracts will be drawn up at the time of any future contract work needed. This is so the county has someone available should they need them to oversee any contract work on an as-needed basis.

Contract signed with URS for a message board on US 50 not to exceed $50,000. This has fed reimbursement ultimately.

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- claims and minutes signed and 2 $40,000 Life Squad agreements were signed with Lawrenceburg.
Pennington also brought up an issue with county staff on seminars etc. and hotels not taking county checks. She is looking into debit cards for this purpose.

ATTORNEY- Andrew Baudendistel- presented a letter for ACO’s to use with owners of vicious dogs.
Commissioners signed and approved the digital zoning map set.
Commissioners were given a SPICE ban ordinance to review.
Commissioners are also reviewing a purchasing agency ordinance. (This seems to come up every couple of years)

The Schneider Corp GIS contract- taking over the SIDWELL contract. Contract signed with Schneider for $20,035 for the first year.
Umbaugh and Associates Agreement- tabled for more information at Umbaugh’s request on Monday.
Audit Reports- Ewbank said we are saving money on telephone and on the Worker’s Comp contracts.
Annual contract for Redevelopment and Chamber for $25,000 was approved.

COMMISSIONERS: had nothing to add.



Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:30 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

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