Tuesday, October 06, 2015

6 October 2015 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

6 October 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

Shane McHenry- Brief moment of silence for Tim Tyler- teacher mentor and father figure from South Dearborn HS who passed away.

Commissioners certified that the preceding executive session only discussed pending litigation. No decision.

Zone Map Amendment Request- Tootles Trust/Maxwell- Baudendistel said they asked for 65.30 acres to be rezoned M-2 included a written commitment to also be signed that excludes sexually oriented businessses. A portion of this is still in the floodway and to be developed will require studies and approval of Army Corps. There was a discussion on this about 3 weeks ago. Commissioners approved and signed commitments. NO further public wanted to discuss.

Clerk of Courts- Rick Probst- DOXPOP Contract - they are collecting traffic fines and people can pay online by credit card. It will go into effect Oct 8th. This is in addition for procedures to come in and pay or pay by money order and mail in. Doxpop charges $5/ anything under $100. Then an additional $5 for each $100. Looking at credit card pay for filings and fees next year. They are also looking for an ATM for the public as long as it doesn’t cost the county anything. Baudendistel reviewed the agreement. Commissioners approved the DOXPOP contract.

Elections- legal notice for upcoming election- and identifies the voting places. Approved. 
He said in the fall election they have over 100 requests for mail in voting. Registration is closed for this election as of yesterday. Early voting can be done in the courthouse per Probst.

Manchester EMS Contract- Randall said it was good to go. Approved for $20,000. Signed by commissioners and notarized by Sue Hayden.

Director of Court Services Steve Kelly- Grant signatures- As part of House Bill 1006- counties have to house more offenders than the DOC as of Jan 1st 2016. With the jail expansion and this law we look to have to expand Community Corrections. 20 million in grant funds for the state to help with this. We are asking for additional probation officer. Big thing is evidenced based practices. Probation officer request is $56,545. Also asking for additional staff for JCAP program Additional therapist $79,861. These 2 employees will be hired knowing that this is grant based and if the grant goes away- they lose the job. It is not guaranteed that we get both. Will only do each of these if they get full funds from grant on each. McHenry thinks the jail population will explode here with the new D or Level 6 felonies we sed to DOC. Commissioners approved and signed the form for the grant. Randall went to print the form for their signature as it was not in their packets. 

HIGHWAY DEPT. Todd, Listerman, County Engineer- Revision to Design Contract Bridge #76 Jamison Road- Utility lines would have to be moved and so the redesign by FPBH out of North Vernon will be for $9000 and this saves us $54,900 if we had to move them. 
Schwipps and Kaiser bridges are moving along and should both be open before Thanksgiving per Listerman. 

ADMINISTRATOR- Terri Randall- Commissioners going to Dillsboro Town Council to discuss their EMS missed runs and put a plan together to alleviate this. It was advertised.

Randall provided a letter of support for Jim Jung who is from this community. He is working on a progressive transportation project. ( Turned out to be hydrogen fuel) He is requesting a letter of support for his project. They have all been talking to him for this. He said he was blessed to grow up here- was in Detroit since 1979 and blessed to come back here. He has spoken at major energy conferences. They are working on Hydrogen fuel, made from water. His parents loved this area and he grew up on Ludlow Hill and Greendale and attended LHS. They are trying to tap energy funds out of DC area. Energy -transportation evolution. Lynch said he appreciated the time he has spent here. McHenry asked for approval to sign the Hydrogen Superhighway Project- Signing stopped until it was explained  at my request. He said it was an 8-18 month timeframe to build prototype. They will use safety standards that NASA and Air Force  are developing. Discussion with the present public on the technology.utilizing solar panels along highways and storage for hydrogen every 3 miles or so. Safety design was stressed.Then the Commissioners signed the letter. [NOTE: This was discussed prior to the meeting with commissioners- when and where? Why does this keep happening? There’s a big idea comes in that the board and administrator seem to know about- but no public presentation has occurred. ]

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- Sept 15 minutes approved. Claims approved. 

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- nothing more

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Lynch said a whirlwind of a week with McMillin’s resignation. Caucus will appoint his month. He asked for prayers and thoughts to Jud and family through these trying times…

Little- glad we don’t I've in South Carolina this week! Floods.

McHenry- thanked Aurora Lions for the Farmers Fair- and great turnout despite the weather. 



Meeting Adjourned at about 9:30 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township


Anonymous said...

More back door deals, wake-up people.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that every one is treating Jud like he is a victim ? He has a history of this kind of behavior .

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