Tuesday, November 20, 2012

20 November 2012 Dearborn County Council Meeting Notes

20 November 2012 Dearborn County Council Meeting Notes

Present: Dennis Kraus. Sr., President, Dan Lansing, Jim Hughes, Liz Morris, Maynard Barrett, Bryan Messmore, and Bill Ullrich.
Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor
ABSENT: Teresa Randall, County Administrator(vacation)

Newly elected council members, Charles Keyes and Randy Lyness, were present in the audience.

HIGHWAY DEPT- Tim Grieve- Mower Purchase- had 5000 hours on it. This is the second mower to go down that is that old. These are machete boom mowers. Zimmer tractor did not bid – they were $20,000 higher on the first mower. Smith Implement $114,410 and is a little over $4000 more than they bid on the first mower. These are tractors from 1999. There are new rules on emissions also from the EPA. Barrett wanted it tabled until Dec 11th meeting and they want him to get some more bids. Messmore said he had no trouble with this now as it was comparable and compared to three other bids from the first mower. Council approved the mower.

Todd Listerman-presented by Grieve- Encumbering funds for Bridge #102 on North Dearborn Road by creekside Subdivision for $442,210.11. They plan to do it in May and finish in August so less hassle for school busses. Approved.

COMMUNICATIONS 911- Charles Ashley- Replace 2 VHF antennas that are water damaged on Pribble Road water tank. Mobilcom found the problem when they did diagnostics on them. $2615 to diagnose it. Repair was $10,518. Turned it into county’s insurance and in October they denied it because they were not on the declarations page for our insurance. There are also antennas on the Dillsboro tank- they are checking to see if those are listed. The ones on Henderson Rd were covered for lightning strike. Randall is auditing the insurance files for renewal per Gayle Pennington. Approved. They will also see that they get all equipment listed for coverage.

VETERANS SERVICES- Mike Burgess- transfer funds to DC veteran’s transportation fund- vehicles that were previously donated and sold at auction netted $4653. He wants to have those funds returned to their fund. Approved.

Asked for supplemental for burial funds. He said he will be returning about 2/3 of the $30,000 funds requested as deaths have decreased.

JUVENILE CENTER- Traci Agner- part-time wages $14,300 and overtime holiday pay $3,000. They are operating in the red now. Pennington said the report wasn’t run last month and so it got by them. This was all due to someone getting hurt and two people leaving employment and had to be paid out. Messmore noted they had  a lot of part-timers. Council approved both requests.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT- Dr Scudder- wage issue- Over the years, food inspection has fallen to just two food inspectors. The male’s pay is ahead of the female’s pay. They have equal jobs. The male pay has gone up about $6,000. He wants to have equal pay for equal work. He intends to even this up with grants etc. This started back in 1998 or 1999. The male has 5 year’s seniority. Kraus wants to send this to the personnel committee to look through this. Council agreed. Tabled for the committee to look into this.  

PARK BOARD- Steve Walker- fencing at Gladys Russell Park- tabled as no one from Park Board was present.

Meeting adjourned at 7:03 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township


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