Tuesday, April 17, 2012

17 April 2012 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

17 April 2012 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Jeff Hughes, President, Tom Orschell, and Shane McHenry
Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor, Teresa Randall, County Administrator, and Andy Baudendistel, Attorney.

An executive session preceded the meeting to discuss pending lawsuits. No decision for the public.


Agreement with HVL POA and Sheriff’s Dept on HVL Officers- Baudendistel has been working with Officer Prarat and Sheriff Kreinhop on this and this will formalize the verbal agreement that has existed for years per Kreinhop. This also lays out liability issues and workers comp etc. HVL will review and will bring it back to meeting next month. They will meet with Donna Lask ( sp?) head of POA regarding this.

Resolution- Tax Certificate Moores Hill Building- Baudendistel read the resolution that Moores Hill passed on 14542 Main Street property. This transfers the tax certificate to Moores Hill and allows them to demolish the building and improve the area. Moores Hill town clerk expressed her town’s thanks for helping resolve these long standing issues. The certificate will be official next meeting. The 120 days begins after the certificate is signed. Commissioners voted to sign this to transfer the property.

Bart Brown- Indiana Workforce 9 Board- Local Elected Officials Agreement- county attorney has been able to review this since the restructuring discussed several meetings ago. The Board is posting $15,000 instead of a bond. Hughes wanted to be sure there was enough representation on the board. Brown said they want to keep Jeff Hughes on the board as he’s leading this process. McHenry was concerned with the governor’s not being on board with this affecting further funding. Brown assured him that the funding comes from a formula- so no problem there. Commissioners signed the agreement. Hughes signed Marty Hon for being on the board.


Mark McCormack- Planning Director- Zone Change from Ag and General Business districts to Manufacturing 2 District on Old US 52 in Harrison Township Section 13- At the March 26th meeting PC forwarded a favorable recommendation for this change. This is 23 plus acres in the TIF area in West Harrison. This is a flood plain flood prone area with raised areas for business development. The M-2 zoning allows more than the applicant needs so they have put restrictions on their zone change to delete some of those more problematic or intensive uses. McCormack summarized the discussion and issues from the Plan Commission meeting which can be viewed in the notes on this blogsite from the March 26th Plan Commission meeting. A traffic light and/or turn lane may be necessary if a high impact user purchases part of the site. He also showed pictures from the site. Sewer will be the DCRSD new connection with the city of Harrison. A revised traffic study may be required depending upon the uses proposed. The one person who spoke at the PC meeting wanted to be sure it wasn’t going to be something to detract from his business. The borrow area for fill on this site has been approved by DNR per Mark Rosenberger. Orschell asked Listerman if he had any other concerns. Listerman said they had reviewed the original traffic study and plans and they will have an identified L turn lane. They won’t have other suggestions until they know what type of use is planned there by new owners. Commissioners opened for public comment and no one spoke. Commissioners then approved the zone change with the exceptions as noted by the applicant. Baudendistel read the zoning ordinance approving this into the public record. Commissioners noted the potential economic development and job prospects in their discussion. All ayes – passed.

Payroll Schedule Change- Baudendistel said this needs to go to Council first. He passed out copies for their review- tabled.

Lawrenceburg Township Trustee Advisory Board Vacancy- This was just notifying commissioners that the democrat party will be appointing that position (Jim Hamill)

Vehicle Sale to St. Leon- the 2008 Dodge Durango was given to St. Leon Fire dept. Commissioners vote to sign the document and the title.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: Todd Listerman, Highway Engineer- Commissioners approved him going to Council to continue the annual striping program for roads of 1,000 vehicles per day and over. He needs $100,000 for this project. McHenry asked about Dutch Hollow road- but it doesn’t meet the criteria yet. McHenry resides in the area.

2011 annual highway report for the state was signed by commissioners.
Bid opening for North Dearborn on May 2nd.

SR 56 from Aurora to Ohio County is under contract to O’Mara. It probably will start in Sept and finished in October per what O’Mara reps told Listerman.

SR 62 is supposed to start next month out by Friendship.

Tim Grieve, Highway Superintendent- started mowing and spraying now.

ADMINISTRATOR: Teresa Randall – Fire and EMS study update- she met with McCormack who has done a lot to get this started. She saw the statistics and some units have incomplete stat info. She is getting a list of those departments. She will have afocus group meeting to help prepare for may 3rd meeting. She has scheduled a meeting May 3- public and advertised. There will be a fiscal analysis and some decisions made after that meeting.

Six RFQ’s were received and opened on Friday April 13. They were recorded and witnessed. They will decide whether to meet with all 6 construction managers and then have a public meeting to do that.

Hoosier Square is complete- move was done mostly over the weekend and more is coming. There are a few issues, but they are being rectified.

AUDITOR: Gayle Pennington- EMS and FD contracts approved for Miller North $20,000, Sunman area 2 squads $40,000, Dillsboro 2 units $40,000, and Lawrenceburg 2 units $40,000.

Ordinance adopting a supplemental for our code book to update it for all approved ordinances. Commissioners wanted to see if codes were in conflict and Pennington will check to see if there is someone to do this (attorney) Baudendistel is willing to work with that company.

Claims and minutes from April 3rd approved with minor spelling change on a name. Claims will be approved once Hughes reviews after the meeting. Only McHenry had reviewed them all.

ATTORNEY: Andy Baudendistel- have been working with Listerman getting things together for Stateline and now there are only 3 parcels left to settle. There are standing offers on these properties. If they are not accepted – they will go to court.

Orschell spoke about Earl Dawson and Rodney Dennerline both passing this past week and the county will send letters to the families thanking them for their service to the county.

McHenry said he has had more input on wanting to get roads cleared of trash. He thinks they can get the road crew involved to close the road and the inmates will clear it also. Grieve said he will work on it. They are worried about volunteers on that strip of Jamison.



Meeting adjourned at 10:20 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

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