Tuesday, August 18, 2015

18 August 2015 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

18 August 2015 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

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

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

McHenry said he received email from Todd Listerman with 3 papers that were already passed on Kaiser Road Bridge that needed to be signed. Approved.

Litter Update- Celeste Calvitto- presented a check from the Beacon for $4000 to commissioners. 100 signs ordered per Listerman. Community Corrections can collect litter on 4 roads that won’t require road closures. They have 4 Saturdays. Mollie from Recycling Center- Not all litter is trash- some is recyclable. So they will work in teams of two to separate trash from recyclables as they go. They will have a deputy there to keep people knowing that collecting is going on. Mollie said prevention is as important as cleaning it up. Hoping that people seeing the signs will help with that. They want to keep increased access to recycling and trash bins. They are thinking of getting students to decorate their own recycling containers and distributed on various properties to be used by the public. They want to make more people aware of the problem. Signage or billboards may help. The will release dates and times when they firm it up with Todd. 
McHenry thanked them for the donation.

Zone Map Amendment request for Tootles Trust/Maxwell- Planning and Zoning Director, Mark McCormack- Baudendistel said that the survey is not done showing the 25 acre carve out of the 90 acres so they can’t decide on this tonight. [NOTE: At the PC the board said that the survey had to be done before they brought this to commissioners for decision. I stated that tonight as well. ] The commissioners thought they could hear this tonight anyway. The applicant and owner were not present tonight. Nor were any neighbors. 
McCormack said he could be back for a later meeting when this would come up for decision when the surveyor (Stenger) who said he could be finished in about a month or 6 weeks. 
McCormack represented the same material as he did from the PC- Reference those notes previously posted on the blog. He showed pics of the area. He also stated that a traffic analysis and railroad access would be needed before development. McCormack said that he has expected the applicant to be there. Tabled until the survey was done. Lynch tried to get it decided tonight to be as business friendly as possible. Mark McCormack told him the PC wanted the survey in and also that the notification of neighbors  

Appointment of new EMA Director- Jason Sullivan- was approved by Commissioners at the recommendation of the EMA board. It s effective Sept 1, 2015 

ADMINISTRATOR- Terri Randall- was in on the interviews and when she first saw him she wasn't sure until they interviewed. She is impressed. 
Had a pow-wow with Dillsboro and neighboring emts and fire to try to get them to work together. Lynch couldn’t be at that meeting. They wanted to centralize some things and she will come with an agreement with a consultant on this later. 
Glenn Brandt in Manchester emt is retiring in August. 
The emts at the meeting brought up some issues with radio waves and hearing. They want to run with that to see whether can do for communication out there.  
McHenry thinks Jason Sullivan and Jared Teaney can handle that project.

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- Claims and Minutes from Aug 4th meeting approved. 

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- finalizing Aurora details for 3 year lease on the Purdue Extension office. It has an early termination clause. It will be presented at the budget hearings.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Lynch- congratulated Randall for being recognized as top 20 people in government by Business Courier. Also thanked everyone for the OKI luncheon and the tremendous turnout. Hoping people will turn out to come back and see SE Indiana opportunities again. 
Moment of silence for Mary Lansing- the matriarch of the Lansing family in Greendale- many of whom are active in the county and in their Greendale community. 
Little concurred as did McHenry.
McHenry thanked Celeste and Mollie for the litter campaign and the generous check. 



Meeting Adjourned at 5:42 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

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