Tuesday, October 15, 2013

15 October 2013 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

15 October 2013 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Shane McHenry, President, Art Little, and Kevin Lynch

Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor, Teresa Randall, County Administrator, and Andy Baudendistel, Attorney.

Executive session preceded the meeting. At the main meeting commissioners decided to proceed to investigate hiring individuals to proceed with legal action on Hollywood casino tax issue.



K of C 4th Annual Prayer on the Square- Gerald Bruns- Friday Jan 17, 2014 at 10 AM. The float can park on the street per Lawrenceburg, per Randall, who had checked with Lawrenceburg.

Economic Development Commission – Lawrenceburg appointment- Mike Lawrence was approved by the commissioners at Lawrenceburg’s request. Commissioners signed off on the form.

2014 Holiday Calendar was approved.


EMT Bridge Training Course-  In 2014 they need to upgrade skills and the hospital course is $325. They contacted everyone and took a poll. Total of 34 interested in the course would cost around $11,000. To get this from council the last opportunity is at the November council meeting. The course is this year to be effective in January. McHenry asked if they could use money from both years. The ordinance has to be rewritten as it says $250 for the initial training per Pennington. She does not want to pay out of next year for a previous year. Most of the people on the list have been on EMT team for 6-12 years per Randall. They have all signed up for the course regardless of who pays for it per Randall. Commissioners decided to allow Randall to as for $10,000 from Council to help with this cost.  Randall brought the forms to sign for council request.   

Annual renewal time for county risk policies and the broker is going out to bid. The surveys and forms are filled out and President of Commissioners signed off to get quotes/bids.

Change order of parking lot due to signage changes and pavers in landscape and water needs to be run over there to water plants and striping paint for $11,090 and it is covered in the budget in the contingency fund. Commissioners approved this change order for Dave O’Mara. This is the first change order on that parking lot.

Greendale had approached us – their redevelopment commission had looked at traffic tie ups for Perfect North Slopes on SR1. They wanted to do a study to have something to take to INDOT to show the need. They ( Greendale) have funding from CVTB and Redevelopment Commission. $28,000 is cost of the study- and American Structurepoint has been awarded the job to do the study. They just want the county to show support (non-financial) for this at some point. [NOTE: Perfect’s own both sides of the road at that intersection. What else has changed since the previous studies were done?]                                                                   

AUDITOR: Gayle Pennington- Claims approved and Minutes from Oct 1st were approved.

ATTORNEY: Andy Baudendistel- Drug test being worked on with Sue Ellen to save the county money.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Lynch – said job fair at Ivy Tech tomorrow and Luke Messer brought this job fair to the area here. He is very appreciative of them bringing the 34 employers participating. Also thanked Work-One for her efforts on this. This helps our local businesses locate local talent.

McHenry thanked Lynch and Randall for their efforts getting that job fair here.

Little said that SR 1 was laid out as a 4 lane highway originally to Fort Wayne.

LATE ARRIVAL INFORMATION- Bill Black- had an email Friday for $8,000 to redo the trailer they were given. This was applied for in June. Signatures will be sought later. They asked for $10,000.


Meeting adjourned at 6:07 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

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