Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dearborn County Comprehensive Plan First Meeting (Reorganization) Notes

Dearborn County Comprehensive Plan First Meeting (Reorganization) Notes

The Dearborn County Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee met for about 90 minutes on October 30th in the County Administration Building. Nearly all the members were present. Mark McCormack, Planning Director, lead the meeting along with his staff. Commissioner Kevin Lynch, as he usually does, asked to speak at the beginning of the meeting. He welcomed the community leaders in the room and thanked them for coming, and taking ownership in the process. He noted that we all have visions of the future that reflect our own aspirations and said that  his mantra is: “together we can make Dearborn County a better place.”

McCormack introduced the process of amending a comprehensive plan for building a better community. This plan has not been amended or revised since 2009. The advisory committee has many new members replacing the original committee and they have representation from all the communities in the county. (Approximately 50 participants for a county of 50,000 people.)

A comprehensive plan is:

A long range vision for the community

Provides context for making public policy decisions and investments

An assessment of community needs

A statement of community values, goals, and objectives

A blueprint for the community’s long rage physical development plans

A “living document”- one that must be flexible enpugh to respond to changing circumstances yet rigid enough to be meaningful

McCormack also pointed out the differences between Comprehensive Plans and Zoning.

Zoning documents are updated as necessary and specific in nature. They are regulatory documents that deremine what can be built where. They are used as primary tools to evaluate development proposals. They often affect taxes or tax rates as development is approved. They are NOT future oriented- are often reactive to current conditions. If they are too restrictive, they can involve takings.

Comprehensive Plans are more general and advisory in nature. They must be referenced COLLECTIVELY to be effective and retain values. They are used in conjunction with other tools to review development proposals and are used to update and address inconsistencies in regulatory texts and tools.

In fact- state code requires that a comprehensive plan be updated to be effective. It states that the Plan Commission is responsible for the preparation of the Comp Plan. The Plan Commission members provide direction, assist in the facilitation of group sessions, and engage members of the community, the Committee and the County Commissioners.

The advisory committee members’ roles are to provide input throughout  the planning process, author the goals and objectives relevant to the plan’s elements, abd strive for consensus on each issue.

McCormack STRESSED the expectations for the advisory committee members:

Attend all scheduled committee meetings. Continuity of participants is extremely important as we move through the process the next few months

Notify the Plan Commission staff prior to any meeting if unable to attend and BE ON TIME!

Come to the meetings prepared to discuss the agenda topic. You will receive background information on each topic prior to the meetings to review.

SPREAD THE WORD- Share our work and encourage friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to attend the public workshops to provide their input.

Respect other committee members’ opinions and viewpoints and allow one another equal time.

Do not over talk, sidebar or interrupt while another member has the floor.

Everyone is to actively contribute with their best, candid ideas and suggestions.

NO “SILENT DISAGREEMENT” – silences is agreement

Use facts and data, not emotion, ( although it is OK to express your feelings)

When formulation is insufficient, will defer decision and clearly state next steps to decide

Everyone owns the outcome

Once a decision is made it is made. We will reopen a decision only when there is a compelling reason to do so

Listen and pay attention.

McCormack went on to talk about the contents of eth current plan and how we will be breaking some elements out of the plan separately now to cover them better. Those include Legal framework, history and public involvement, environment and natural resources, thoroughfare plans, community centers (includes recreational, cultural opportunities and historic sites), economic development and project listings.

He gave a proposed timeline for the comp plan and includes 2 public workshops in the late winter to early spring of 2014. The final Plan hearings will be in September of 2014, allowing about 11  months to complete the process.

Advisory Committee members were asked two questions about the county. Both were related to describing how we see the county and how others see us and what we would change about the county. A lively discussion was held on these items for about 30 minutes with planning staff taking notes. Two more questions will follow in member emails as we ran out of time this evening.

Two items brought up for information from the Committee:

There is a public meeting SEPARATE from the comp plan on visioning that essentially includes all the elected and appointed officials in the county, cities, and towns. It is on Nov 6 at 6 PM at IVY Tech Riverfront Campus 4th floor Business Conference center. The public can attend to watch this process. It will center more on economic issues, outdoor activities, and statistically based items.

There is also a REGIONAL airport in Batesville at the old Hillenbrand airport site that was privately purchased. It is on Huntersville Road and they handle corporate jets and aviation maintenance there. Someone mentioned Gramman ( sp?) trucking as the owners.

The meeting adjourned at 8:35 PM and members chatted with each other before departing.

Christine Brauer Mueller, Citizen Advisory Committee member

Lawrenceburg Township







Monday, October 28, 2013

Park Board Meets with Three City Mayors and County Commissioners Nov 6 at 6 PM at IVY Tech

The following meeting is open to the public:
Park Board Members:
On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners and the Mayors of Aurora, Greendale, and Lawrenceburg, we are pleased to invite members of your Board to attend an important meeting they will host on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 @ 6 p.m. – Ivy Tech Riverfront Campus (4th Floor Business Conference Room).
The purpose of the meeting is to introduce a “Community Visioning” process that will involve participation from you, as key leaders and decision-makers in the county.  The bottom line is this:  In order to compete and survive over time, we must identify (and capitalize upon) the assets and opportunities that make Dearborn County a wonderful place to live, own a business, play, and visit. 
Your involvement at this initial phase is highly valued.  Each of you plays a role in attracting (and retaining) visitors, developers, investors, and business to your community AND we all win when this occurs…no matter where it’s happening in Dearborn County.   Please join us as we share our enthusiasm for a new approach to working together for one Dearborn County. 
Please RSVP to Terri Randall ( as soon as possible.  We look forward to seeing you there!
NOTE:  This will be subject to open door laws.  Thus, we will advertise appropriately as a “joint meeting” of each invited Board. Commissioner Shane McHenry will preside and conduct the session. 
Your Board will not have to vote or make official decisions.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


"The freedom to express ourselves and speak our minds is an inextricable part of a strong democracy."- Caroline Little

In celebration of Free Speech Week-The Enquirer carried an op-ed by Caroline Little Entitled: This week, freedom reigns.
Little is the  executive director of the National Newspaper Association.

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

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Dearborn County Board of Commissioners
October 15, 2013
5:30 PM

Executive Session precedes the meeting at 5 PM per IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(2)(B)

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Old Business

New Business

K of C 4th Annual Prayer on the Square- Gerald Bruns

Economic Development Commission Appointment- Lawrenceburg Nominee

2014 Holiday Calendar

Administrator- Terri Randall - EMT Training Bridge Course

Auditor- Gayle Pennington- Claims and Minutes

Attorney- Andy Baudendistel

Commissioner Comments

Late Arrival Information

Public Comment


Thursday, October 10, 2013

10 October 2013 Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission Meeting Notes

 10 October 2013 Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission Meeting Notes

Present: John Rahe, President, Jim Deaton, Kevin Lynch, Dave Deddons.

Terri Randall, County Administrator and Sue Hayden, Minute Taker, and Maynard Barrett, County Council

ABSENT: Jim Helms, and Andrea Ewan, Attorney who was covered by Bill Ewan, Attorney.

Minutes of October 3 approved

Old Business:

Agreement/Contract EDI- Terri Randall said they need to clarify agreement with EDI. They (EDI) own the mortgage on the other half of the Stone property. Tabled until next meeting.

Gennessee and Wyoming Railroad – Terri Randall said that Whitewater Mill was able to work directly with the railroad. 

Consulting Services Contract Agreement- full terms-with Maxwell- Terri Randall said that Randy couldn’t be here today. She wanted Andrea to look at his als. Tabled till next meeting.

New Business:

Financials- Randall said that when we transferred from Lovell there was $486,327 in the account.  

77,500 is our actual budget. $45,683.41 spent, leaves $32,000.

$7,300 expenses for September. Leaves $25,000 left this year.

We were getting a charge from Lovell for rent and utilities etc. And we don’t have Rozow and those salaries there either. 

TIF account amounts per Randall:

$87,112 in West Harrison

$48,166 St Leon

$56,209.72 St Leon Kelso township.

$129,667- Aurora

WATER LINE broken down to $52,840 to accommodate all users in the TIF area- Total $97,000+ so the extra is due to Whitewater Mills. Mills was thankful that we would get it there and Mills would pay the difference. It’s almost like splitting it.

West Harrison TIF has $87,112 and so the $52,840 will run that account down a lot. They also have to consider the entrance for Hirlinger Chevrolet too. Lynch was wondering if they should pay the $52,840 out of the Redevelopment funds and not the TIF. What about another flood study on another property out there if that comes up. The main redevelopment funds are not restricted. The TIF money is restricted.

 Lynch thought if we spend out of the budget amount that it would justify more money at budget because of our activities. This money did come from tax revenue per Randall. Lynch wants to approach tourism ( CVTB) and their support of economic development. Riverboat money that go to CVTB can be spent for economic development per statute. When she told Lorey that- he didn’t know that was the case. Maxwell contract for services will require some money too per Lynch.

Barrett said that he would speak to council to soften them up about money for redevelopment.

$27,000 is owed to Barnes and Thornburg lawyer so far. Randall said now we can use those documents and plug numbers in for future development. Bill Ewan said that is cheap so far. Ripley county had over $100,000.

Maxwell fees can come out of the TIF money per Lynch and Randall. [NOTE: Have they forgotten that the TIF money was pitched to taxpayers as going back for infrastructure to the TIF properties?]

Deaton wanted to use TIF for TIF expenses on the $52,840 water line to West Harrison. Lynch agreed. All agreed. Passed.


Flood plain study expenses- $15,086  paid from the St Leon Harrison Township TIF fund as it has available funds and not much going on in that TIF. [NOTE: Are they allowed to take from one TIF to pay for expenses in another TIF?]

County administrator report:

Whitewater Mills paid 20% down to keep things going on the water line extension. Blasdel said the Mill is aware of 10 ft easement on either side of the water line. This is for working on it etc. Standard easement form they use for a 12 inch water line per Bill Ewan- who used to be attorney for Tri township Water. Redevelopment agreed to allow the 10 ft ROW easement and signed off on this. Ewan was able to notarize Rahe’s signature.

West Harrison Sanitary Sewer will have a public hearing with DCRSD on Oct 17th (Thursday evening) with $18/month for residential customers who can tap into this as it goes by their homes. The commission really didn’t know what the 18 fee was about. It seemed too cheap for usage fee. And couldn’t be the tap in fee. Ewan read it and said this is a pass thru for Harrison. They are establishing a rate and they get the money and it goes to Harrison.

Courtesy update from Randall- said that Wade Kimmon is eager to help with GIS. $1500 fee for Kimmon to pull all this data for the Redevelopment Commission. GIS has not been robust in the county per Randall. He said that he could have done a lot of this work in house and saved some money. He showed them how to get info from the state as they archive our data. He is interested in becoming involved and helpful with this. If you are saying that our GIS could be a service to someone, she said to Wade Kimmon, then we would get support for our redevelopment. She wanted to give a shout out to Wade for helping us and getting involved. We can help the community and the other city redevelopment boards. She thinks they could invite him to be a consultant on this. Board agreed.

Jeff Lyness, Randy, Kimmon, and Randall had meeting with flood plain study people. Because the data on flood plain is so old, maybe some of this is no longer in the flood plain anymore. [NOTE: with all the flood plain development and filling in- THAT seems unlikely.]

Randall said- Project C as we are calling it – is not a dead deal- as some of you visited up in Ohio. May work with Greendale and give them two options of sites. They are moving slowly. We want to offer a more robust proposal. This will also get Lawrenceburg support.

Attorney’s report- none from Ewan- he hopes Andrea is back for the next one.

Deddins said that Randall needs to call the school board- she will contact Sunman Dearborn.

Lynch said that Messer is supporting a job fair and Work Force development is involved. Randall wanted more DC companies involved so she called around. Regional involvement. Lynch will be on radio with him the next morning.

Meeting adjourned at 5:30 PM.

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Friday, October 04, 2013

3 October 2013 Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission Meeting Notes

3 October 2013 Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission Meeting Notes

Present: John Rahe, President, Jim Deaton, Dave Deddons, Kevin Lynch

Terri Randall, County Administrator and Sue Hayden, Minute Taker.

ABSENT: Jim Helms and Andrea Ewan, Attorney.

Minutes of September 30th approved with Deaton abstaining as he did not attend that meeting.

Old Business:

Agreement/Contract EDI- postponed till Oct 10

Gennessee and Wyoming Railroad- postponed until Oct 10

Consulting Services Contract Agreement- full terms- postposed until October 10

New Business:

Open and Consider proposals for purchase of parcel- Rahe opened the meeting for public comment. No pubic was present. Terri Randall said only one proposal was received from Whitewater Mills and it was dated October 3rd. They stated they were projecting 35 jobs with $44,000 average pay. $1 paid for the land, as the Redevelopment Commission was giving the land to them. If you agree to let them use it, then accept the resolution- 2013-DCRS-006. There were two exhibits attached to the proposal.

Resolution 2013- DCRC-006- Authorizing the disposition of certain property of west Harrison expanded economic development area was briefly discussed. Commission members approved the resolution unanimously.

County Administrator report- Randall said she was working with our attorney Tom Pittman from Barnes and Thornburg. License agreement is to have Whitewater Mills and parent company, Siemer Milling, accept all liability for anything that happens on the property as they are working on it until the deeds are prepared and signed and the property actually transfers to them. Insurance from Siemer Milling has  $2 million injury or death ,$ 3 million if more than one person, $10,000 deductible. If something happens as they are working on it and they leave it- Randall said the improvements would be ours. No mechanics liens can be filed against us per the contract. Coppage is the contractor doing the initial excavating work. They were picked by Siemers Milling. Randall said they could consider signing the agreement today so that they did not have to get together again for that. The attorneys will still have to review all of this and get all the documentation. Nothing is finalized until Siemer Mills signs it. Randall said you could also have Rahe sign it for the group if the written email from attorney has all the information and approved it. The term of the agreement is 60 days till Dec 1, 2013.

Lynch said Whitewater Mill has all financing in order and we have a letter from their bank. Lynch moved to sign the agreement and hold it until we receive documentation from our attorney. Deaton 2nded- passed unanimously and Rahe signed the agreement. They did not want anything to slow the project down.

Randall talked to Jody Blasdel with Tri-Township Water about getting the water line there. $67,000 was initial cost given to Paul Kunkel who was no longer working for them and now it is $97,533. Blasdel went thru the quote with Randall and showed about $53,000 was what would be real cost no matter who was there. The rest is because of special costs due to the mill. They need volume etc. Randall said that this would have enough water for adjoining properties when they develop.(Doesn’t that depend on how much water they need?) They will walk thru this at the next meeting in detail. They plan to use the TIF account to pay for this water. Harrison Fire Dept filed with the state to use a dry system rather than a wet system to fight fires. They are fine with serving this development per Randall. Bonding is next Randall said. Local banks are not doing this for us. They will have to go to Indy perhaps to get this. The bonds involve the county because we are committing the tax revenue. State wants to be involved in the groundbreaking ceremony in November.

Rahe said there is a lot o do to get this closed. Lynch said the next one will be a lot easier.

Attorney’s report- absent

Other business- none

Meeting adjourned at 5 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Oct 3rd Redevelopment Commission Public Hearing

October 3rd  Redevelopment Commission Public Hearing – Request for Proposals.
The meeting is at 4:30 in the glass 3rd floor conference room of the ADM Building.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

1 October 2013 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

1 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.

ABSENT: Andy Baudendistel, Attorney.


Schneider Contract for Online Permitting Software-Bill Shelton- said that the Plan Commission approved the $5 fee last night and they already have the money in place to cover the first year. Since it is in his budget he signs the contract. Commissioners approved this.

Marty Hon- spoke on behalf of Johnny Wright. He was going on memory of something from the late 1980s. He and Larry Smith- the County Engineer, measured those ROWs using their vehicles. He’s talking about the county road they vacated after his time. He has been subpoenaed to court over the issues several times but never testified as it always got delayed. He offered to go out with them to show them the area. They did not make any decision on this.


SIRPC- Update of Projects- Susan Craig –told them about the brownfield coalition grant to do phase 1 and 2 of brownfield assessments. This educates citizens about brownfields and also assesses the brownfields in our region. IF they get the grant the steering committee determines what projects we do. The county can be on this committee if they choose to participate. The competition is national and very stiff competition. Terri Randall said that this can help clean up some of our own brownfields. We discussed this at Redevelopment and we want to involve the cities and towns. December is when the application is due. She said redevelopment wants to reach out and get redevelopment involved and getting other county entities sponsorship figured out. Lynch concurred. Beth Grigsby of ACT is the consultant they are working with from ACT per Susan Craig. At a minimum, they were looking for a letter from stakeholders expressing cooperation and what they will bring to the coalition beyond money. They can get not for profit groups like health departments to get on board as they have a stake in cleaning up these sites. Mary- her assistant- said that with these CBDG (Community Block Development Grant) programs they will be once a year now. Storm drainage projects are available also with no match ar available but phasing out. Craig said they are doing a pilot project on a rural community development grant to help the community become more self sufficient. Return on investment is incredible in these grants, but knowing that these funds are being decreased, they want to become more self sufficient. They want to develop a very active process to find out what they have, where they are, and how to work from there. Commissioners thanked them for update.

Ratify Signature on Letter pertaining to Environmental Health Vehicle- Terri Randall said that they checked with health board and they had done due diligence on the vehicle and it is more efficient. McHenry signed a letter agreeing to support them acquiring the vehicle for their grant. Commissioners ratified McHenry’s signature.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: Todd Listerman, Highway Engineer:

Road Inventory Change- 0.05 miles Cross Drive- Aurora/and first 900 ft of Rullman Road, Dillsboro- This road was accessed in part by Aurora and part of the other was annexed by Dillsboro. They will then add the portions to their respective city road inventories.

Contract R-30956- North Dearborn Road for final inspection and acceptance. Completed and this report is a finality. Commissioners signed off and accepted the final inspection for this project.

Recommendations for Bridge Design Contracts- thru Council received funds for 2 bridges and box beam decks that need to be done. They sent out 19 requests and 4 companies sent in proposals. Box beams had 2 – Strand and Howard Barth and Associates. The committee looked at the proposals and recommended Strand Associates and Not To Exceed $51,700 will do the studies for 9 structures. One bridge came off as it will need replacement- too much deterioration.

Fuel Pettit Brown and Hausberger ( sp?)  ( FPBH) $ 45,900 Jamison road bridge design approved.

Bridge 108 Harrison Brookville Rd near Johnson Fork design contract to Howard Barth and Associates for  $83,100 approved by commissioners

Tim Grieve, Highway Superintendent:

Additional Paving- when contract came back cheaper. Shuman and Trojan can be done during fall break 2013. Ennis Ridge- 2 miles will be upgraded from millings to pavings. So these 3 will be done with the excess money. They are in the vicinity to get the good price. ($48) This will be $202,800 of the initial $1million set aside this year. We are getting over 14 miles for less than a million dollars this year. Approved. 

Can get 4-6,000 tons of millings from Rohe for $8/ton. They can work the budget for funding. This will get more people off gravel and fix certain spots on others. These are surface millings that are smaller with more oil in them. This is cheaper than they can even buy stone. Commissioners approved.

Water Lines in ROW Easement- Pennington presented this for Baudendistel who was not here today. David Lutz and Sharon Lutz- for $1- a perpetual agreement. These water lines remain in Lutz’s property. Commissioners signed this.

Convention Visitor and Tourism Commission Board Appointments- Terri Randall said they aren’t ready for action yet. She had David Lorey review existing board for adherence to state law. Amy Smith Hollywood casino- non- resident of county. Steve Hedges has health issues and does not meet some of the criteria. Maynard Barrett Councils rep. stays. The mayors of Greendale and Lawrenceburg have 2 appointments total. They need to send a letter to these 2 cities to get their reps. Commissioners will have Randall  notify both Smith and Hedges that they are no longer on CVTB.

ADMINISTRATOR: Teresa Randall:

Jail Project Update- Brad Rullman- completed underground plumbing rough in and foundations and are prepping slab prep for security and electronics. Building first wall this morning. Continuing demolition on basement on existing parts and renovation. Slightly ahead of schedule. Had a few more change orders come in- but overall budget is going well.

EMS Training- DCH Advanced Skills Course- Randall said that DC Hospital said that they will hire a trainer to bring the EMTs up to the 2014 certification requirement. Course is starting in November. It costs $325 and 12 people want to sign up already. This is to go from basic to paramedic. $2-3,000 budgetted for training. She doesn’t know if we can support this yet. Council did not increase this at budget- so may have about $4,000. She needs to get numbers from squads as to how many will sign up. Pennington said the ordinance has basic training and $250 as the number. Will report next meeting.

AUDITOR: Gayle Pennington- Claims paid. Minutes from  September 16 special W Harrison TIFamendment meeting, September 17, and September 15 Economic Development Commission meeting approved.

ATTORNEY: Andy Baudendistel- ABSENT

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Shane McHenry- Board appointment for the PORT Authority set up by Lawrenceburg and Aurora will be McHenry as approved by Commissioners.

Kevin Lynch- AIC meeting last week ( Association of Indiana Counties)- attended by several county officials.

LATE ARRIVAL INFORMATION- Glen Wright- is all in favor of ALICE program , but being set for Saturday is a hardship for some staff. Wants to suggest workday and split in half so offices stay open. Wright also asked about what the policy is on concealed carry for staff on county property. Pennington said state and county ordinance said that if you have  a gun it must stay in your vehicle. So they need to talk to legislature.

PUBLIC COMMENT- Chris Mueller- how can county be sure the newly trained EMT staff stay here after we pay for their training? And the paramedic requirement is now the new “basic” training so perhaps the ordinance can stay as is.. Kevin Lynch said that the EMTs commitment is proven . Pennington said the ordinance requires stayingvat least 2 years after training or they are required to pay it back.

Meeting adjourned at 10:15 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township