Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Commissioners change meeting times for 2014

Commissioners change meeting times for 2014

Commissioner’s Meetings for 2014

1st Tuesday of each month @ 8:30 am

3rd Tuesday of each month @ 5:00 pm

*When a meeting falls on a holiday or Election Day the meeting is moved to the next day of the week.

January 7, 2014 – 8:30 am
January 21, 2014 – 5:00 pm
February 4, 2014 – 8:30 am
February 18, 2014 – 5:00 pm
March 4, 2014 – 8:30 am
March 18, 2014 – 5:00 pm
April 1, 2014 – 8:30 am
April 15, 2014 – 5:00 pm
*May 7, 2014 – 8:30 am (Wed mtg.)
May 20, 2014 – 5:00 pm
June 3, 2014 – 8:30 am
June 17, 2014 – 5:00 pm
July 1, 2014 – 8:30 am
July 15, 2014 – 5:00 pm
August 5, 2014 – 8:30 am
August 19, 2014 – 5:00 pm
September 2, 2014 – 8:30 am
September 16, 2014 – 5:00 pm
October 7, 2014 – 8:30 am
October 21, 2014 – 5:00 pm
*November 5, 2014 – 8:30 am (Wed mtg.)
 November 18, 2014 – 5:00 pm
December 2, 2014 – 8:30 am
December 16, 2014 – 5:00 pm

Meetings will be held in the Commissioner’s Room at:
215 B W. High Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Solstice

Merry Solstice

We made it through the shortest daylight day of the year (9h-24m-43s) on Saturday and today will be 2 seconds longer here in the Dearborn County area. The earth started to spin it's northern hemisphere more toward the sun a little after noon yesterday.

The winter solstice, as well as the summer solstice and equinoxes, has always intrigued me. Mankind has been inextricably linked to these solar benchmarks since they first began to understand the seasons and discovered how to observe their beginnings and ends. Even the earliest hunter-gatherers found an advantage in securing their food by understanding and planning around the seasonal changes that affected animal and plant behavior. Later agrarians found such understanding mandatory to maximize crop yields.

That they established celebrations around the measurable seasonal changes and built "observatories", ala Stonehenge, pyramids,  
et.al., for planning was natural.

The winter solstice, the day after which each day provides more life-giving sunshine is a new beginning of an annual cycle of light and rebirth, hence a perfect time to start a "New Year" and celebrate.

Even today's Christmas is a byproduct of the winter solstice. Historical non-religious records tell us Jesus was actually born sometime in the spring season. However, later Christians around 336AD during the reign of Christian convert Roman Emperor Constantine, established December 25, the same day as the pagan Roman Saturnalia celebration of the solstice, as Jesus' official birthday. It's thought this was either to repudiate and highjack the pagan celebration or make it convenient and comfortable for potential converts to switch gods.

So, the celebration of Jesus birth at the winter solstice was a marketing strategy. I guess we shouldn't be too surprised at today's crass commercialization.

Anyway, so, as the earth completely ignores us and continues to spin and tilt it's merry way around the sun, enjoy your holidays and the longer days. By June 21st, the summer solstice, we'll be just shy of 15 hours of daylight. That's worth celebrating!

Chet Wolgamot

Manchester Township

Friday, December 20, 2013

11 December 2013 Dearborn County Comprehensive Plan Meeting Summary

Dearborn County Comprehensive Plan Meeting Summary, December 11th, 2013:


ATTENDEES: (Underlined members present)

Advisory Committee Members:

Al Abdon (E), Doug Baer (R), Craig Beckley, Andy Bischoff (E), Cliff Bischoff, Bill Black, Mike Clark, Archie

Crouch, Phil Darling, Jim Deaton, Guinevere Emery, Brett Fehrman, Rick Fields, Pat Hawkins (E), Jim Helms

(E), Jeff Hendrix, Roger Howard, Grant Hughes, Jennifer Hughes, Bruce Keller, Wade Kimmon, Dennis Kraus

(Sr.), Helen Kremer, Todd Listerman, Randy Maxwell (E), Chris McHenry (R), Jay McMullen, Chris Mueller,

Mark Neff, Jane Ohlmansiek (E), Rick Pope, Susan Pope (E), Terri Randall (E), Jim Red Elk, Mark Rosenberger,

Robert Sauerbrey, Kathy Scott, Bill Shelton, Jeff Stratman, Christina Swafford, Ralph Thompson, Harley & Jan

Ulmansiek, Bill Ullrich

County Commissioners: Kevin Lynch (E), Shane McHenry, (Art Little)

Plan Commission:

Mike Hall, Dennis Kraus, Jr., Art Little (E), Dan Lansing, Mike Hornbach, Russell Beiersdorfer, Mark Lehmann,

Ken Nelson, Jake Hoog (E)

Planning & Zoning Staff:

Mark McCormack, Troy Frasier, Karen Abbott

(~7:05 -8:35pm.)


Mark McCormack, the Planning Director, welcomed everyone and began discussions by

presenting the feedback / input that the Advisory Committee members had submitted to County

staff for the 2 ‘homework’ questions that Mr. McCormack had emailed them in early November

(Please refer to the attached handout.) Upon reviewing these questions and preliminary

feedback, Mr. McCormack asked if there were any questions or additional input for these items

and the responses included:

What are your goals for our comprehensive plan process?

Questions / Comments from meeting:

There were no additional questions or feedback items for this question.

How / what do you envision Dearborn County will look in 20


Questions / Comments from meeting:

We need to stop the exodus of our working-age population and do what we can to bring

people back by providing more educational opportunities.

The County needs to weigh the benefits and costs of providing tax breaks for businesses

to move into the community. What are the tax implications of this practice?

The County has an annual shortfall of $6 million in its transportation budget. Without the

additional revenue, the roads in the County cannot be paved on a schedule—which is

once every 28 years. Currently, only the arterials and collectors and some significant

local roads get paved. Everything else is patching and repair work.

We need to be consistent in our vision. It is a hard balance to have “rural flavor” and

improve our infrastructure and entice development at the same time.

The language of the plan should be more about what we can do and instead of what we

can’t do. Goals and objectives need to be achievable ion the timeframe of the Plan and

must be financially feasible as well—otherwise, they aren’t very meaningful.

In the next section of this meeting, Mr. McCormack presented and discussed a draft Vision for

the Comprehensive Plan. The staff utilized feedback from the Advisory Committee from its last

meeting in October, as well as from the answers provided from the ‘homework’ exercise. The

draft Vision, at the beginning of the exercise, was:

Preliminary Vision Statement

Dearborn County is an inviting, growing community with small-town charm and hospitality,

beautiful rolling hills and waterways, unique recreational opportunities, and quick and easy

access to the heart of Cincinnati and its international airport.

In the next twenty years, Dearborn County will be recognized as a great place to live, work, and

play for people of all ages and backgrounds. We will strive to grow in a well-planned,

coordinated manner—preserving and utilizing our natural resources and agricultural assets

wisely, protecting the environment, and promoting economic diversity, innovation, and

investment. The Dearborn County community will become a hub for business expansion and

recruitment, offer quality educational opportunities, and become a premier destination in the tristate

for all types of recreational opportunities.

Upon review of the draft Vision, the Advisory Committee suggested some changes:

The word ‘play’ in the first sentence of the second statement should be changed to

something like ‘enjoy life’…It is broad a term that may not apply to all.

The Vision should reference / include residents and visitors (both).

The Vision should be applicable to multiple generations—and maybe should reference

our past, present, and future.

Our Vision should highlight our recreational opportunities more.

We don’t necessarily need to define a specific time period for the Vision.

The Vision should reference the Ohio River and our railroad linkages.

Our Vision should acknowledge that we will have, not just offer, quality educational

opportunities and a skilled, educated labor force.

We should acknowledge that we will be making an effort to protect our ‘rural’


We should reference that we want to be a healthy community.

Following the discussion of the Vision Statement, Mr. McCormack proceeded to review the

Guiding Principles of the Comprehensive Plan and asked if there were any questions, comments,

or recommendations regarding these items. Everyone in attendance seemed to be in agreement

with these items.

Mr. McCormack concluded the meeting by noting that he would be emailing the Advisory

Committee and board members with a schedule of the next couple of meetings for next year as

well as some informative materials related to the group’s next set of topics / work regarding

updating the Plan’s Elements.

The meeting ended at 8:35PM

UPDATED Vision Statement

Dearborn County is, and will continue to be, an inviting, growing community with small-town

charm and hospitality—home to remarkable rolling hills and scenic views of the Ohio River, and

diverse, year-round recreational opportunities—with quick and easy access to the heart of

Cincinnati, its international airport, and the tri-state’s unique rail and river transportation


Dearborn County will be recognized as a great place to make a career, build a home, and enjoy

life. We will strive to grow in a well-planned, coordinated manner that ensures a high quality of

life for everyone—preserving our rural heritage(s), utilizing our natural resources and

agricultural assets wisely, protecting the environment, and promoting economic diversity,

innovation, and investment. We will be a safe and healthy community with quality educational

systems and a commitment to job creation and business expansion.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

17 December 2013 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

17 December 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.


Barnes and Thornburgh Engagement Letter-contract for an additional lobbyist for the legislative relations council Jan thru May at $5000/ month and $3000/month for June thru December. Termination at any time. McHenry said –“With all the attention to the Indy Star article it is important to have people watching our back.” Lynch said that they had talked about working together with the larger municipalities to share this- but there have been some conflicts that prohibit this. $46,000. Approved.

EMS Reimbursement- for EMT training for reimbursement up to $250. Reviewed and Commissioners approved and signed. Two individuals were approved for the reimbursement tonight also.

2014 Commissioners Meeting Schedule- Little was OK with how they are. Lynch suggested keeping an evening meeting. 1st meeting of the month is at 8:30 AM on the first Tuesday and 2nd one is the third Tuesday at 5 PM.  Approved for 2014.


Inmate Food Bids- Sheriff Mike Kreinhop- Three contract bids from Gordon Food Services, US Foods Service, and Ellenbee Leggett were all approved so they can shop the best prices of each. Details are available at auditor’s office.

Commissioners Certificate Sale- Glen from SRI said that 46 properties failed to sell in fall. 30 had been on three sales. The commissioners can set them lower as long as they cover the price of the sale. (ads plus SRI’s fees) Can do live sales or on the internet. Live sale gets it done in one day. SRI gets 10% of sale on internet and 15% if live sale. Buyers buy the lien and then they start paying the taxes in 2014 for 2013. They have to pass a resolution to authorize this sale. They can remove properties up to the date of the sale. One of the properties is in Sugar Ridge subdivision and has a storm drain on it. They plan to remove that from the sale. They recommend $50 flat rate on everything. There is a 120 day redemption time. Lynch asked what other counties they do this for. Glen named over 12 counties off the top of his head. Some counties have the county get the property and a clear deed and then wipe off the taxes and sell the deed. They get more money that way and it attracts people who are intimidated by the other process. Lynch asked for more results from other counties. Glen told them we have done it here 2 years ago. 5-7% of the properties sell for more than the taxes owed. Many are vacant lots. A couple are owned by builders who have filed bankruptcy. Live sale is how we do it usually here. They also send fliers to adjacent property owners. Lynch wants more info before taking action. Glen said he can get the info to Lynch and the commissioners within the week. Tabled until the next meeting in January and they want the treasurer’s input by then.

Website Contract- Terri Randall- E-Gov  Strategies for website redo. They had a committee together with Midwest data to look at this. They had 6 firms and 3 were locals. They have done a lot of other websites in the state. County attorney has reviewed. $18,675 cost. They will start in January and be done by springtime. This is a proprietary product and you have to have annual maintenance and support for $3735/yr. This includes phone calls and support. The template does not belong to us. The data does. Commissioners approved.

Interlocal Agreement for Fire protection- Harrison OH- Terri Randall- this is ending this year (was a 3 year contract) She offered the one year or three year option. There is a $2000 savings if they do 3 years. They did 146 runs this year. The local EMTs are not ready to take this on yet. She recommends one year. This is for fire and EMS services. Some of the fire component is covered by the townships. Harrison Township had 36 fire runs this year. Lynch said it was complicated and wants the trustees to step up and pay the fire portions of this contract. That is their responsibility. They have been a good partner in the process- but we need to look at this. He is frustrated. He wants to get Harrison township trustee in to talk to them. Lynch noted that Commissioner Little was a trustee and he knows the responsibilities. $117,493 is the cost. Commissioners accepted the one year contract with striking the automatically renewal section. Harrison has been great and knows we are trying to wean ourselves off the service per Randall.

EMA Director- Bill Black: Travel Advisory Declaration from Dec 6- for Level 1 travel advisory due to the winter storms. Signed.  Also lifted it on Dec 10th.

Homeland Security Sub Grant Agreement- Bill Black - redoing the trailer and replacing a 1972 truck.  $8,836 and budget approved by the state. This will take 1-2 months to be approved by the state after signature.

District 9 Planning Council has rep Bobby Mills is largest city rep and county rep is open since Mike Davis passed away. They need to get a rep on the third Tuesday of the month. Black will bring in a few names next month for this.

SIRPC Commissioner Representative- for Board of Directors. Commissioners reappointed Art Little.

ADMINISTRATOR: Teresa Randall- ordinance might need to be revised on the EMT reimbursement and they can’t find the old ordinance on that. They will need a new ordinance and Andy Baudendistel will create that. This is a one-time deal- so they don’t need a broader ordinance.

Courthouse deal is going out to architects for RFPs due by Jan 3rd in a sealed envelope. This is not a low bid situation. The interview committee is interviewing for architect skills. So she is holding the RFPs private so as not to skew that process yet. Advertise up to $250,000 with Council for Architects and geotech services on Courthouse design. Randall approved to do this for Council meeting.

AUDITOR: Gayle Pennington- Dec 3rd minutes approved with Little abstaining as he was absent.  Claims approved. Ladies from Maintenance dept worked very hard on Christmas party and Pennington wanted to be sure everyone appreciated that. McHenry concurred.

ATTORNEY: Andy Baudendistel- was at a training in Washington DC for Veteran’s Court at last time.

He said he knew Bill Shelton discussed some properties that were unsafe. He asked if there were any things they wanted him to consider. He said demolishing is left up to the hearing board which is the commissioners. There are levels of review before that happens. Brown Building in Moores Hill would have been easier with an ordinance in place. He should prepare something for the 2nd meeting in January.

He also recommends they digitize their ordinances like Hamilton County IN or the town of Versailles. This company also checks the ordinance against the state code also. He wants to have a rep come in and present to us. Pennington contacted them so she can preview it and set that up. Cost would be needed.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- each commissioner reflected on the past year and wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

CVTB Convention Visitors and Tourism Board members were appointed according to the new ordinance: Kelly Wills, Bill Lansing, Debbie Walter, Maynard Barrett, Charlotte Hastings, Ellen Perfect, and Marilyn Bower. They have staggered two year appointments.

LATE ARRIVAL INFORMATION- Martin Dejulia introduced Christopher Geggie from Freedom Indiana- they were given permission to hold a rally on the courthouse steps Saturday January 4th  11-12 noon to make the public aware of the proposed Constitutional amendment wording coming up for vote this fall. Pastors, attorneys and other local groups are helping set this rally up. Little said that though he disagrees with them he believes they have a right to voice their opinion- that’s what his relatives fought and died to defend. House Enrolled Joint Resolution no 6 is a proposed amendment to the Indiana Constitution concerning marriage. Section 38 is proposed to read:

Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.

De Julia said that the first sentence is already in state law and he really is troubled by the 2nd one in that it would preclude civil unions and domestic partnerships. [NOTE: Perhaps our legislators should take a page from Pope Francis’s playbook on this.]


Meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township


Friday, December 13, 2013

Agenda Dec 17 County Commissioners Meeting



December 17, 2013

5:30 p.m., Commissioners Room

County Administration Building

215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana








1.  Barnes & Thornburg Engagement (tabled)

2.  EMS Reimbursement (tabled)

3.  2014 Commissioners Meeting Dates(tabled)



1.  Inmate Food Bids – Sheriff Mike Kreinhop


2.  Commissioners Certificate Sale


3.  Website Contract


4.  Interlocal Agreement for Fire Protection – City of Harrison, OH


5.  Emergency Management Director – Bill Black, Jr.

Travel Advisory Declaration from 12/6

Homeland Security Sub-Grant Agreement


6.  SIRPC Commissioner Representative





AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington

1.  Claims/Minutes


ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel









Thursday, December 12, 2013

12 December 2013 Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission Meeting Notes

12 December 2013 Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission Meeting Notes

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

Also Present: Maynard Barrett (Council), Terri Randall, Administrator, and Sue Hayden, Minute Taker

ABSENT: Jum Helms and Andrea Ewan, Attorney

This meeting started at 4:50 PM due to a preceding executive session at 4 PM with Randy Maxwell.

No decision was announced following that meeting. Maxwell left after the executive session.

Terri Randall said that the title work on Whitewater Mills was not completed and they would need to extend the lease to the Mills until mid Jan 2014. The Commission approved Terri Randall to get the lease extension.

Financials report was given with a balance of $453,752.95 in the TIF accounts.

Their commission budget was $80,000 and they are doing well now that they don’t pay the chamber rent and staffing anymore. Financials approved.

There is a large $700,000 amount in the claims but it is the pass through fpr the Lawrenceburg grant for the Mills.

Bonds for the board and Deddins and Deaton were extended with Seitz Insurance through 2014. Claims approved.

County Administrator report- Randall asked the Board if they would consider a $10-12,000 donation to the County to redo the Commissioners Room with new seating and maps for the walls to replace the historic ones there and move them elsewhere. Also to redo the Conference Room on the top floor. They could name the conference room and do this in appreciation for meeting rent free.

Maynard Barrett said this should come out of Eric Hartmann’s budget in maintenance. John Rahe said he didn’t want to set that precedence. Kevin Lynch concurred. One of the board members said no plaque- they didn’t need to call attention to themselves. They didn’t want to have expectations that they get first dibs on the room use etc.  Tabled.

Randall said the attorney said she had nothing to report . ( Attorney Andrea Ewan was not present.)

John Rahe that they have to be about more than raising TIF dollars. They are going to have to work hard with the other city and town redevelopment commissions to coordinate the whole county. Lynch thought they could support training sessions and get the other commissions together that way. They had St Leon come to Greendale’s Redevelopment when he was on that and shared ideas. Randall noted that St Leon also worked with the county Planning and Zoning.

Randall said that she thought this year was just wonderful and that she gets all emotional talking about it. She likes the mayors working together and it was such a joy to be part of this highly exciting time.

John Rahe talked to Grant Hughes in Lawrenceburg about a company they couldn’t accommodate. Rage said the state should be coming to the county with these things also- not just Lawrenceburg. He was glad Hughes had passed it on.

Randall noted that Hughes was filling in as Rozow and Boiman were gone- so he is the central person to get those calls.

Randall said the other confidential project is still open and they are not doing anything on the client end right now.

Rahe said that whoever we hire – the guy or gal has a big responsibility as the new coordinator. Lynch said he sent them copies of Michael Hicks talk from Wednesday. Hicks is from Ball State speaking on Economic Development. He noted that one of the research assistants was MORGAN LEWIS who was a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School. (Are they considering hiring her?)

Hoosier Energy and IMPA sponsored scholarships for Deddins and Lynch for their Ball State training January 13-17.

Next meeting Jan 9 at 4 PM for organizational items and election of officers for 2014.

Meeting adjourned at 5:20 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township


Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Local Divorce/Family Court Case Part of National Documentary to be Released at AMC Theaters January 10, 2014

Dan Brewington's Divorce Case is part of a documentary to be released January 10th at AMC Theaters including Newport on the Levee. More information at www.divorcecorp.com
The following information is from the website and a press release to the interviewees for the documentary.
A shocking exposé of the inner workings of the $50 billion a year
U.S. family law industry, Divorce Corp shines a bright light on the appalling waste, and shameless collusive practices seen daily in family courts. It is a stunning documentary film that anyone considering marriage or divorce must see.
The Divorce Corp Website,  Facebook,  Youtube and Twitter have gone LIVE!  So please SHARE, SUBSCRIBE and HELP GET THE WORD OUT!   
It’s been a long road and I’m sure many of you thought the day would never come …  But we are incredibly proud to announce our film’s official theatrical release: January 10th, 2014.  We are opening in 19 theaters nationwide. (Click HERE for a full list of theaters - if we are not in your area yet, I promise we are working on it) 
In addition to our theatrical opening we will be holding special event Q&A’s with interviewees, the filmmakers and other family court professionals our opening weekend. We would love for you to participate in a Q&A screening, if you would be willing to do so please reply to this email and we’ll coordinate with you.  
Finally, we’re delighted to share a quote from our first review:  
“The issue-based doc hits home with everyone who's ever gone through a divorce or watched their parents, friends of family members go through a divorce -- in other words, it could be one of the most universally relatable documentaries to ever hit the big screen. Watch!” – JARETT WIESELMAN, ETonline.com
We look forward to seeing you at a screening!  
Many thanks, 
Philip Sternberg and the Divorce Corp Team.  
DIVORCE CORP TRAILER can be viewed here: http://divorcecorp.com/the-film/
DIVORCE CORP WEB VIDEOS can be found here:  http://www.youtube.com/user/DivorceCorp/videos
Info about the soon to be released DIVORCE CORP BOOK can be found here:  http://divorcecorp.com/the-book/

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

3 December 2013 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

3 December 2013 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Shane McHenry, President, and Kevin Lynch

ABSENT: Art Little

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

ABSENT: Andy Baudendistel, Attorney.

OLD BUSINESS: Barnes and Thornburg engagement – tabled again at McHenry’s request

EMS reimbursement- tabled again at McHenry’s request


2014 Commissioner Meeting dates- May 6 Election Day moved to the 7th and Nov 4th moved to the 5th. McHenry said that they were discussing all daytime meetings. They would have an evening meeting in the event of some issue they would want that. Lynch likes the evening meeting option for the public that works. Tabled until Art Little would be at the next meeting.

Kennels at old animal shelter- Bill Shelton was asked if the Paws could have the old plastic kennels in bad shape from dog chewing. He is willing to deliver to Paws if they want. McHenry said that they should keep it clean and give them to Animal Control and they can share them with Paws. Marlene Livingston will be contacted.

Bill Shelton- Building Inspector was also asked about unsafe building control ordinance. He passed out some examples. Some are foreclosed homes with out of state banks. Aurora has a fund for this purpose. They will research the ordinances in various areas. They will also look at rural areas vs. town areas too. They will try to be more consistent with our cities and towns too. He will research with Baudendistel

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: Todd Listerman, Highway Engineer

Change order Bridge #41- did cores and rock excavation changed so it required increased work and materials. $12,873.59 increase approved by commissioners.

Tim Grieve, Highway Superintendent 2014 Aggregate, asphalt, and fuel bids- Laughery Valley Coop only fuel bid. Grieve said they always

Acceptance of accept all bids so they can pick whatever is closest to avoid travel costs etc.

Gasoline: 2.834

No 1 fuel oil 3.607

No 2 diesel- 3.241

No 2 road diesel 3.398

Hot Mix asphalt- price per ton:

                                    Rohe Kilby Rd       Rohe Indiana      OMara

HMA Base type A-       47.50                  42.50                    48.00

HMA Intermediate A  49.50                  44.50                     50.00

HMA surface A             53.50                  48.50                     51.50

COLD MIX Delivered     NONE                110.00                   100.00

Aggregate bids were accepted from Harrison Sand and Gravel, Newpoint Stone, and Hanson. 

ADMINISTRATOR: Teresa Randall- no jail project update with Maxwell as she was off last week. The precast concrete is going up. The courthouse RFP went out for the architect for Jan 9-10 to start prescreening those architects.

Wade Kimmon is here and the auditor as well- they have looked at the EMS groups looking at NE county and W county groups. They really came to the table and they needed to see where all the runs are coming from. They will decide what to do with the Harrison EMS agreement. They do not want to enter into a multi year contract- just a one year one and they will discuss that number. She wants to put a small team together with 911 etc to extract data to get where runs have been going.

AUDITOR: Gayle Pennington- approved Nov 19 minutes and claims. Can’t set claims dates until Commissioners set meeting dates. They also got their budget approved this year and there were NO highway cuts.

ATTORNEY: Andy Baudendistel- ABSENT- due to training

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- McHenry said to Keep Little in our thoughts and prayers as he is experiencing some health issues. Hope to see him at next meeting.

Lynch brought up fire dept access for Ohio on our radio channels. Hamilton Co does let us have access to theirs. He asked Bill Black and Chief Johnny Tremain in L-bg to research this to approach the state about getting this communication issue fixed. Black said the state does not want to give IDs out of the state and each radio needs an ID. They could go to a different channel in every radio NIPSPAC can be used. Black says that just means they have to carry another radio. Lynch has talked to Randy Frye about this too. McHenry said this seems like government getting in the way.



Meeting adjourned at 9:43 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Agenda December 3rd 9 AM Commissioners Meeting



December 3, 2013

9:00 a.m., Commissioners Room

County Administration Building

215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana








1.  Barnes & Thornburg Engagement (tabled)

2.  EMS Reimbursement (tabled)



1.  2014 Commissioners Meeting Dates


2.  Highway Engineer – Todd Listerman

Change Order Bridge #41


3.  Highway Supervisor – Tim Greive

Acceptance of 2014 Aggregate, Asphalt & Fuel Bids


4.  Kennels at old Animal Shelter




AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington

1.  Claims/Minutes


ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel