Wednesday, November 04, 2015

4 November 2015 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

4 November 2015 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Shane McHenry, President, and Art Little.

Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor, Andy Baudendistel, Attorney, and Terri Randall, Administrator (arrived late)

ABSENT: Kevin Lynch

Contract with FSSA Regarding Inmate Application for Medicaid- Sheriff Kreinhop- new legislature took effect Sept 1, 2015. It’s a new program- a lot of things unforeseen at this time. Baudendistel had emailed him about personnel to oversee this program- and Kreinhop said it takes about 80% of a full time employee to oversee this program. There is NO PENALTY for not participating in the program. It could be a cost-savings. They don’t know how many other counties are participating. There is no deadline on signing the contract. McHenry wants to see what others are doing. Baudendistel said it says SHALL- not MAY- but there is no penalty for not participating. Two page presumptive application. Then a 35 page health application. Randall weighed in saying she’d checked with lobbyist- Barnes and Thornburg- to check for info on this. Baudendistel also talked about time served may be over by the time this gets approved. Tom Talbot - Dir of CMHC (Community Mental Health Center)- agreed it would be wise to table and see what others are doing. He said they also have trained Navigators for these applications- and that might be a good idea. He indicated that it might be helpful  in paying for mental health services. TABLED

RICK PROBST- County Clerk- spoke- giving election results and thanking all the highway dept. and workers who did a fabulous job. One election might be challenged as a close vote.

2016 PAWS Agreement- Baudendistel said only two small changes including an annual report to Commissioners. Cost is $10,000/month same as before. The county also houses animal control there. Termination clause with 120 days notice without cause. Approved and signed.

Dearborn County SWCD (Soil and Water Conservation District), Environmental Tech/Educator- Vickie Smith-  Contribution Agreement between IN Association SWCD and Dearborn County SWCD- This is something the office has done in the past. There has been a contract with the feds for paying some of the worker’s pay to administer their program. 60% goes to livestock and 40% to forest wildlife habitat. Smith is certified to do the engineering and planning on the farms this is offered. NRCS works well with our district. Landowners bring in an application- lots of paperwork and then conservation gets approved or not. No money comes from the county- this is federal. The SWCD is housed in a federal building and the feds provide the computers etc- for tight security having farmers info on this applications etc. The program helps to preserve land and prevent erosion etc. The administered 19 contracts totaling  $219,108 last year. Approved.

Amendment to Chapter 70 Traffic Rules Ordinance Book- Off road vehicles are prohibited on main roads in Bright and Pribble Rd, etc. FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ROADS SEE THE FULL ORDINANCE POSTED AFTER THIS ON THE BLOG
Golf carts are prohibited unless platted sub’n where speed is posted at 25mph or less and in towns and cities where they have ordinance on them. No more than 2 per cart unless designed for it. Registration required for golf carts. If in municipalities- they get them registered in those cities. Others register in the county. Money goes to MvHA fund. Penalty- $25  and 2nd offense also can go up to $500 and 3rd- they can revoke the license for the cart. Lights required at all times on the cart. The ordinance will be advertised in the paper. Randall reminded them to consider future trails and carts and re-evaluate then. People can come to talk to commissioners about his ordinance before it is finalized. Approved. 

Pulse Point Contract- Randall said- 911 communications recommended this for i-phones App- that sends out signals to anyone in the area who is capable of CPR in the area of that the 911 call is in and they can respond till squad comes. TABLED to get more info in. 

Homestead Exemption Audit Program- Pennington said they have been working thru a company that can find extra exemptions. No payment until the audit is done. There is an auditor’s fund by the state to pay for this. She could sign it on her own- but she wants them to approve. She recommends it. This applies to about 250 properties. You can only have one exemption in the state. Approved for Tax Management Associates agreement. 

Bright EMS Contract- $40,000 for 2 squads- approved for 2015.

Litter Committee Update- Celeste Calvitto- signs have started to go up. Prevention aspect is important and Molly from Solid Waste has 96 steel drums placed throughout the county. $4000 from Beacon for signs and $3500 from Beacon split with $3500 Solid Waste for drums. Beacon donated $10,000 total so $2500 left. She spoke to Randy Frye to get signs on State routes too hopefully. 

ADMINISTRATOR- Terri Randall- Tuesday Nov 24- 6:30 or 7 - to meet with Dillsboro Council and EMS etc. She wants the Commissioners to attend and they are available.  

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- Claims and minutes of October 20th meeting approved. Dec 11th is the County Christmas party. 2016 Claims schedule prepared and matches to their meetings. 

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- nothing more

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Art Little- enjoy this beautiful November weather before heating costs start. Bengals fans are enjoying them too.
Shane McHenry- thanked all candidates who ran. Congratulates those who won and looks forward t working with new mayors locally too. Bob Baylor and Bill Shelton’s father in law- both passed away- keep their family’s in your prayers.



Meeting Adjourned at 9: 31AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

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