Tuesday, December 01, 2015

1 December 2015 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

1 December 2015 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Shane McHenry, President, (arriving late from airport hopefully), Art Little, and Kevin Lynch

Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor, Andy Baudendistel, Attorney, and Terri Randall, Administrator ( arrived at 8:40 AM)

Kevin Lynch acting president until McHenry arrives. He never arrived.


Amendment to Chapter 70 Traffic Rules Ordinance Book- TABLED paper Baudendistel’s request

Contract with FSSA RE: Inmate Applications for Medicaid- TABLED as no new info received yet per Baudendistel


Knights of Columbus Request to hold annual “Prayer on the Square” at Veteran’s Memorial Area- no one here to a dress this

OKI 2018 Appointment- Lynch said he is willing too continue. Approved.
SIRPC 2016 Appointment- (SE Indiana Regional Planning Commission)- Little approved
Board of Health Reappointment- Dr Steve Eliaison reappointed
Plan Commission Appointment- Mark Lehman is Republican and Russell Beiersdorfer is Independent- both were reappointed
BZA Appointment- Phil Darling Democrat was reappointed

Resolution giving authorization to execute Homeland Security Grants (EMA)- Permission for President of Commissioners or the Auditor in the president’s absence would have permission to sign off electronically- Approved.

Commissioners 2016 Meeting Schedule- Times are the same as 2015. Approved. 

HIGHWAY DEPT. Todd, Listerman, County Engineer:
Acceptance of Morgan’s Ridge Drive (Morgan’s Ridge Sub’n)- off Mt Pleasant Road built by Maxwell Development- 0.25 miles approved

Acceptance of Leah Drive, Melanie Meadows Drive and Grubbs Road (Hidden Acres Sub’n)- off Grubbs Road off Sneakville Road developed by Maxwell Development. Grubbs Road extended from 0.27 to 0.511 miles, Leah Drive for 0.39 miles and Melanie Meadows for 0.098miles. Approved.

Presentation by United Consulting Engineers- 2015 Bridge Inspection Report- 8 copies of the binders were prepared and they have a summary that is easier to go through. The county is in compliance. 102 bridges. 21 are posted for less than 16 tons. Two bridges replaced since 2013. County has 4 bridges watching. Maintenance work is scheduled in this report. Priority schedule for replacement and for maintenance. Top 3 bridges on the replacement list are #5 East Laughery,138 Bonnell over Branch of West Tanners Creek, and 77 Wolfing Rd over Taylor Creek. There is a new program from the state inspections so reports look a little different. There is a printed out county map with all bridges noted. All plans in Todd’s office are scanned in the thumb drive in each binder. There is an interactive pdf on the thumb drive too to see each bridge’s inspection report. They will have 16 bridges in 2016 for the feds new 12 month inspection rule as opposed to state’s 24 month rule.This is because those 16 bridges have something that is severe enough to require annual inspection!! They are always available for assistance as problems come up. 
42% of bridges over 50 years of age per Listerman. Three bridges were related this year not in this inspection study. Bridge 9 Sagamaw, 61 Kaiser,  38 Schwipps.

ADMINISTRATOR- Terri Randall- Dec 15th on Commissioners 5 PM meeting- DLZ will be here to present the work product on the design development phase of the ANNEX for commissioner’s approval. They have met with the staff and judges etc over there to get the actual room space designed. The budget is getting refined by Maxwell to review that at the meeting. Specs will be then done. She said she can’t compliment the prosecutor, judges and clerk enough for all their input. 

Dillsboro EMS- Tackett was elected as the new president so they will have  special meeting Tues Jan 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Dillsboro town hall. Commissioners will be advertised so they can be present.

Legislative session beginning and with McMillan not being there for carrying the torch for criminal justice funding. Barnes and Thornburg will be there. She is setting a meeting for this.
She thanked them for their patience while she was sick the past several weeks. 

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- Claims and Minutes from Nov 4 and Nov 17 were approved.All money from settlement has been distributed to all units. Kudos to auditor and treasurer’s staff- FIRST in the state to get our settlement finished and 3 days quicker than last time. Little said it really helps to keep all the financials finished before the end of the year for the townships.

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- Uniform Conflict of Interest Statement- from Alan Goodman- new Councilman and also on Board of Health. He is refusing the per diem from Board of Health. (as he is on 2 boards now until a new member can take his place) Commissioners accepted the Statement on Goodman.

Art Little- said he hoped all had a Happy Thanksgiving- remember what we have to be thankful for and Merry Christmas- and remember the reason for the season for a moment.
Kevin Lynch said that coaches and team of EC football congratulated for getting as far as they did.
He added that as Terri said - 11:30-1  is legislative luncheon today- thanked the Beacon for being a sponsor of that. 


LATE ARRIVAL— Terri Randall- at IAC meeting this week Wed and Thurs- we have been 1 of 3 counties in the state for the work we have been doing around the county for quality vignettes from  Allen County, Dearborn County, and one other. Kelli Will from event center and Commissioner Lynch filmed ours for that meeting. Lynch said- it shows we have  good team and its being recognized. We had input from Greendale, Lawrenceburg, and others. 

Meeting Adjourned at 9:15 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So does anything else go on at these meetings besides a bunch of back patting and "thadda boys"?