Tuesday, July 21, 2015

21 July 2015 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

21 July 2015 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

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

Alos present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor, Andy Baudendistel, Attorney, and Terri Randall, Administrator


EMA Grants- Bill Black Director- $5111 grant for pod runner that can be set up for radios etc.
$102,230.78 grant- worked with Jared for simulcast system so that paging won’t be interrupted 
$14,174.15 grant to replace several computers and laptops. Commissioners signed off on all 3 grants. They are all reimbursable grants as usual. 
Bill Black will stick around another month until replacement is found for his retirement.


Health Department- Mary Calhoun- Grant approval- local health maintenance fund $48,859. The second one is tobacco trust account to assist in public health services- $26,055.05 for part time help, wastewater, vital records, general office supplies, equipment like pool kits, shelving for historical records, and computers,etc. These are all reimbursable by the state on a quarterly basis. Approved.

Next two items were not on published agenda:
Children’s Advocacy Center- Sarah- presented their annual report. Mardi Gras raised $70,000 this year. Decatur and Jennings County has not given any funding yet. 503 kids last year. Down about 20 kids this year. Little said he’d be glad if we didn’t have any children needing this service. 

PAWS- Pat Hawkins- succeeded Sandy Carley as the director. Introduced herself. She is going to Council tonight. Their intake numbers are up. 10% up for dogs and 14% for cats from 2012-2014. 955 dogs and 1755 cats.In one day they took in 44 cats. Expenses up 44%. Spaying and neutering feral and barn cats. 

Triton Services Certification of Substantial Completion- Jail- Terri Randall- They are substantially complete finishing them off for jail- signed off by commissioners. Congressman Messer and Work One Fair is August 5th. OKI Annual meeting is also then.

Jack’s Forever 3rd Annual Run/Walk- Sat Sept 12- 8:45-10:30 AM affecting on street parking on Sneakville ,Grubbs, Green Meadow, and Garden Meadow Roads. Commissioners approved. 

ADMINISTRATOR- Terri Randall- nothing more than above

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- Claims and Minutes from July 7 approved

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- Resolution to transfer the unused 24 ft. box trailer from EMA to 4H for agricultural or educational purposes was prepared. Commissioners approved the resolution. The cost is $0. McHenry said that it has not worked out that they can share with Boy Scouts. 

Art Little- summer almost over and the southern part of county got hammered by storms recently with a lot of trees torn up. 
McHenry deferred his time to Celeste Calvitto and Molly from Recycling Center. With Todd Listerman- they are the Litter Committee. They have chosen the type of sign for 100 signs. Stating NO LITTERING and Maximum Fine $1000. They are going to get a Community Corrections rep on the committee. They will have a timeline at next meeting. 
Molly said Litter has 2 issues- cleanup and prevention. Litter prevention will be helped by enforcing existing laws. Creating more public awareness that there is a problem is needed. Increase public access to waste and recycling receptacles. Cigarette and cigar butts make up 38% of all roadside litter nationwide. Maybe use Community Corrections separating road waste to get the recyclables out. Have a timeline by 2nd August meeting. Celeste’s offer is open to use $10,000 for the signs and some receptacles. 

PUBLIC COMMENT- Randall noted that Art and Ruth Ann Little are Grand Marshalls at the Bright Parade. 


Meeting Adjourned at5:40 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

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