Tuesday, August 05, 2014

5 August 2014 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

5 August 2014 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.



Children’s Advocacy Center of SE Indiana- Sarah Brichto- Community Focus- sub-recipient report time again. As of now we are at our projected number of kids at 364 and will exceed that in the 5 years. Having another fundraiser with a Mardi Gras ball in Feb that Karen Ernst is helping with. This is in addition to Guns and hoses Fund raiser. They are trying to remain self sufficient. Commissioners were sent the report and the numbers for the facility and they hired another interviewer. They do this report every 6 months until 5 years are up in 2016. Commissioners voted to allow McHenry to sign. They are also up for another funding award thru OCRA and hope that goes through.

Lifetime Housing Group- Paul Murphy and Carla Burkhart –Carla said they are a sister company to Lifetime resources. They help homeowners do repairs with grants. They need support and funding from the county to pursue this grant. She had previously sent this info to commissioners by mail. The grant is for 14 homes- 8 in Dearborn County. The total is for $280,000. The deadline is Aug 29th for $14,310.32 from the county and $160,000 is the county share of the $280,000. The rest is in Ripley County. It amounts to $1,788 + per home fro the county share. There are 5 homes in the county that are not in the cities or towns so 5 x $1788.To get a grant they have to be 55 or older or have a disability and 80% of poverty income level. They have completed 30-40 homes. They will also have to go to Council for this money. Baudendistel had no issue with this. Commissioners allowed her to approach Council for a match of $8943.95 for the 5 homes in the county.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: Todd Listerman, Highway Engineer:

Change order- $0 change order on Collier Ridge Bridge because of the 2nd bidder having to be selected. This changes the intermediate completion date for contract for Oct 17-Nov 14, 2014 as new completion date for Force Construction. Signed.

LPA Consulting Contract for County Bridge Inspections- for 2015 and 2017. The federal funds were awarded and this is a mandated inspection. $231,000 for United Consulting Engineers and the county. Approved and signed the contracts.

Bridge #5 INDOT LPA Agreement- $900,000 awarded to reconstruct the East Laughery Creek Bridge #5 near Gregory Road. Scheduled to be let FY 2018. Commissioners approved this contract for LPA Comsulting. The bridge will last to 2018 unless a catastrophe happens.

Award of Line Striping for 2014- 1000 vpd or more. Indiana Sign and Barricade is the low bidder at $73299.35. Signed.

INDOT is getting ready to close SR46 over I-74 by East Central HS. Additional traffic will also use some state roads. Not everyone will use the official detour. The UNOFFICIAL detour is Schuman and Trojan Rds. They will run a camera over it now and any additional repairs needed after the construction will be done by the county and then charged to INDOT for reimbursement. Listerman will contact the sheriff to patrol the school area for speeders etc at Commissioner McHenry’s request. Signed the agreement with INDOT.

Central Pier pilings and foundation support poured on Collier Ridge. Three more bridges in the county are finishing up and 3 more started after that.

Tim Grieve, Highway Superintendent:

Award of Road Paving Project- $1,049,059 from Rohe and low bidder was O’Mara at $1,031,024.25. O’Mara was awarded the contract.

ADMINISTRATOR: Teresa Randall- Jail Project Update- Brad Rullman will be here next meeting. They are running tight on that budget. The kitchen will relocate in the next few weeks. This is one of the largest construction projects in the county. She asked If they would like to have the new addition area open to the public to tour soon. Public will not be able to get into secure areas. August 15 for county employees to tour.  August 16 – Saturday- 10:30-11 and 11:-noon for Public to tour. Commissioners approved the open tour. Art Little when the old jail was completed Meyer and Hoffmeier got locked into the secure area inadvertently and had to wait for someone else to get out.
She introduced Oren Turner- applied for and was selected to the grant position to do the Economic Development Research Technician work and reports to the 3 mayors. He will be visiting back and forth with the Redevelopment groups. His office is in Lawrenceburg. He has a degree Economics and political Science and is working on an IT degree from Cinti State. For more background on Turner : http://www.linkedin.com/pub/oren-turner/61/1/8b

AUDITOR: Gayle Pennington- Claims and July 15th minutes with a revision on adjournment motion submitted by Art Little were approved

ATTORNEY: Andy Baudendistel-They got out of the agreement with BI that they previously discussed. $39,806.86 is paid on this of the $144,000 that was previously owed. The funds used to pay for this are user fees- not tax funds per Randall. SERCC and BI agreement to get out of the agreement was signed by commissioners.

Attorneys Watson, Ewan, Votaw, and Stratman received interlocal agreement on Animal Control Ordinance. Butler has not received it yet for Greendale as they may opt out. He will report responses when he gets it.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Lynch reported Messer and others like Work Force 1 will be at IVY Tech with 74 employers for a work fair there on Thursday August 7th at 1 PM. First hour for veterans and 2-4:30 for the general public.  

Lynch also recommended that everyone take advantage of the jail tours. Terrific job keeping budget in line.

Art little went to Messer’s picnic at Verastau to get his viewpoints. McHenry concurred that he always is attentive to the public. Lynch said his staff is very responsive. They are always thinking of us. Donnelly’s office as well is attentive,. We have done a good job of interacting with them and building those relationships.

McHenry said the Bright festival was a great success and thanks to them.

LATE ARRIVAL INFORMATION- McHenry -Sat Sept 26- 8:45-10:30 for Jack’s Forever Run is planned and they needed approval for the road closures along the route during that time. This brings awareness of distracted driving and funds for programs at schools for that. This is for Jack Carpenter- age 3 killed in 2010. Approved the request


Meeting adjourned at 9:30 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

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