Thursday, May 28, 2015



Plans and pictures can also be viewed with a link at the end of the Register online article.


Attorneys Smart and Ewbank filed a motion to dismiss all charges claiming Kathy Hess has not been granted a speedy trial guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment of the US Constitution.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015



Disclosure Pursuant to Indiana Code 36-1-21-5(b)(1)

Describe the contract or purchase to be made by the unit:

The Dearborn County Board of Commissioners entered into a contract with Maxwell Construction to be the Construction Manager on a proposed Courthouse Expansion Project. Prior to the selection of Maxwell Construction Manager, the Dearborn Cunty Council, of which I am a member, approved funding for the hiring of a Construction Manager.

Describe the relationship that the elected official has to the individual or business entity that contracts or purchases:

Upon recent inquiry it has come to my attention that my son, Jeff Lyness, is a shareholder in Maxwell Construction, however, at the time the contract between the Dearborn County Commissioners and Maxwell Construction was signed, I had no knowledge of the fact that my son was a shareholder. Since that information has now become known to me I am filing this disclosure pursuant to State statute. 


Randy Lyness, President
Dearborn County Council


Before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public in and for said County and State this the 26th day of May, A.D., 2015 personally appeared the within named Randy Lyness, President of Dearborn County Council, in the above Disclosure and acknowld=edged the execution of the same to be his voluntary act and deed for the use and purpose herein mentioned. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereto subscribed my name and affixed my official seal. 

Sue Ann Hayden
Notary Public State of Indiana
Dearborn County
Commission # 654753
My Commission Expires
June 19, 2022

26 May 2015 Dearborn County Council Meeting Notes

 26 May 2015 Dearborn County Council Meeting Notes

Started late at close to 7:30 PM due to  annex meeting.
Present: Randy Lyness, President, Dennis Kraus. Sr., Dan Lansing, Liz Morris, Charlie Keyes, Ryan Brandt, and Bill Ullrich. 
Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor and Teresa Randall, County Administrator

The executive session that preceded this was certified to have only discussed pending litigation by Baudendistel.

AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY- Board Appointment- Gayle Pennington said it was for Ben Turner for 4 years. Approved. 

MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT- Utilities- $100,000 that was cut from original budget- Approved. 

CIRCUIT COURT - Judge Humphrey out of own for son’s grad from Air Force Academy- Lyness had his letter- Transcript overtime- $10,000- approved.

AURORA LIONS CLUB - Mike Heffelmire- sent letter-  Aurora Farmers Fair- $1200 for the clown payback. Approved for this year- but is is to be less per budget time. Council said that the motion incudes the letter to notify them that this will not continue. 

TREASURER- Phil Weaver- Resolution of Investments- to invest funds outside the county as we have done since 2011. Council approved this Resolution for CD invested outside the county in northern Indiana. It is for 2 years. 

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS- Steve Kelly- Vehicle purchase- only need two vehicles now and the officers work in pairs so they only need two vehicles now. This will be paid out of Community Corrections user fees. Haag Ford quote under $30,500 for a 2015 used Ford Explorer. Morris said she sits on the board and it was discussed as a prudent way to proceed. The 5 vehicles that are now there will reduce costs of insurance and maintenance. Approved from Juvenile User fees. 

PROSECUTOR- Aaron Negangard- Depositions and witness fees- due to increased number of jury trials. transcriptions run several thousand dollars. $7500 for each of these fees. It came out of Riverboat Revenue- approved. 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT- Todd Listerman- Replace Bridge #61 - Kaiser Road- no longer a box beam bridge so there is $110,000 left in that box beam fund. Plus balance out of the total $525,000 in Bridge rehab account. Approved. 
Replace Bridge #38 Schwipps Road- Infrastructure account has money for this - $675,000 portion for this with a new line item. Approved.

911 COMMUNICATIONS- Jared Teaney- Radio System for $21,957.06 for moving it from Aurora. We are doing their dispatch now. Approved.  

PLANNING AND ZONING- Mark McCormack- Legal advertising- $400 for blight elimination program.- approved.

Vehicle Maintenance- $500- approved.

Potential interlocal agreement with Aurora- regarding the County Planning Dept doing their planning code enforcement. There are 17 enumerated items in the draft agreement so far. This is structured so as not to cost the county more money. McCormack delineated the way this position could be paid. Kraus told him you can’t call it a bonus- those are illegal. Guinevere Emery ( Aurora’s city manager) said that they have higher needs than Bright or St Leon or West Harrison has for County Planning use. Issues of the benefits. Baudendistel told them that Stratman will handle any of the court cases on this- not him as county attorney. Council approved moving ahead with the agreement but being sure no bonus- just salary. $25,000 is the fee. 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY- Bill Black, Jr.- $8,755.57 for his sick leave payout (1/4 of his remainder is paid) and hiring someone 2 weeks before he leaves- he retires July 31st. The state will reimburse for half of this.  EMA replacement is being sought. They need to advertise soon. Approved. 
Black did not get the grant money he applied for. This was to replace computers. They can reapply for another grant if Council approves. Pennington said that there is a grant process in place and she said she will check to see if this is allowed. 

SHERIFF DEPARTMENT- Mike Kreinhop- Inmate medical care- he gave them corrected figures on this.He can only get what is advertised for- so this is more than that. $300,000 last year. They are averaging 240 inmates this year - their number is down. Used to be about 300. Liz Morris asked about after 30 days if the inmates are Medicaid eligible. They are checking on this. 
$21,000 per month for Advanced Medical per Kreinhop. Keyes motioned to give him all requested. Ulrich ended and 5 names on that.  $107,374 approved. Keyes Nay

Vehicle maintenance $7800 approved. Keyes Nay

Gasoline- Keyes asked Pennington to get this set so each dept has its own gas fund and it shouldn’t go back to county general- it should go back to gas fund if unused. She is looking into this for budget time. $75,000 approved. Keyes Nay

Reinstatement of Police Fund- requires the Council President’s signature. Fee is paid from fund itself. Approved.

PARK BOARD- Jim RedElk- Bright Meadows Park Repairs

General Park Maintenance and Repairs

Gladys Russell Park Repairs

Rullman Park Fence

Approved for $16,000 out of Parks Capital Improvement Fund for all the above requests.

COMMISSIONERS- Terri Randall- Landscaping for jail- she is here for Eric Hartman who is having trouble maintaining that area. $14,119.64 Caseys Outdoor Solutions. 
$22,774- Goodwin. 
She showed them the plans and said she hopes to return a little bit from the jail budget. Kraus wanted to use only jail funds for this. Morris agreed. Approved for only using leftover jail funds. 

Lawsuits settlements- $35,000 approved - had a $25,000 deductible in 2014. They have 5 lawsuits with this deductible. This is federal court as it is civil rights. The new insurance is less deductible now  ( $5000) now that the jail is built. They are filed pro se without an attorney and are handwritten often from looking things up in the law library. 

Legal services- $25,000 approved. The is for Baudendistel’s extra work. 

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- County Extension Office Contract- not asking for money at this time. Current lease is with Aurora for 10 years. Up in Nov 2015. $15,000 per year is the total cost plus utilities. We are paid thru Dec of this year. We are one of two that are not in the county seat. Hornbach would like to stay there and Aurora would like to have them stay there. New lease is for 2 years which will be $18,000 per year. 
Hornbach said that they have been there for many years. 89 meetings have been there this year. They are in the new city building. This building is good for having master gardener class and 4 H meetings etc. They can handle up to 60 people. Council wanted it to be for 5 years at least at that price. They will come to budget with the answer. 

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- Lewis Kappes contract had to be rewritten because Aurora wants to be out of it. It cost them $8,000. The price was reduced as they were not being represented. Morris was hot about this- and said that they benefit from this too. Cities get 25% of the Riverboat money. Randall and Baudendistel said that they (Aurora city government officials) don’t feel like they need lobbyists as they have state reps doing that. Commissioners signed off on this per Pennington. Fair amount of grousing about how Aurora might get less favorable treatment for not cooperating with the county on lobbyists. [NOTE: You have to wonder how effective this lobbyist scenario really is. They- like our representatives-  serve more entities than Dearborn County. As the Bible says- No man can serve two masters...]

Budget hearings might have to be changed due to the non-binding agreements that have to be approved separately. Schools, trustees, solid waste, libraries etc. They have to do it after Sept 1 but before November. Council decided to stay with August budget times. 

Minutes approved from the January 13th meeting and the March 17th meeting.

Lyness ( despite his disclosure statement lead the discussion as to how to pay for the annex) said that they sat through the Annex meeting. He talked to Liz and Denny also. They have to decide how to pay for it. They think they need to get a consultant to tell them how to pay for it- leaning toward Umbaugh and Associates. Gayle can talk to Umbaugh and London Witte and some others and see what they can do for us. They can also approach Lawrenceburg to borrow from them. Randall said that now that there is vacant space in the jail maybe get DOC to send inmates to us to help offset some costs. House Bill 1006 will bring some money in as we have to incarcerate more here and others need to send inmates here. 
They will schedule another meeting before budget hearings to decide on financing this. 

Meeting adjourned at 10:20 PM
Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

26 May 2015 Annex Update on Alternatives Presentation Dearborn County Commissioners and Council Joint Session

26 May 2015 Annex Update on Alternatives Presentation Dearborn County Commissioners and Council Joint Session

Commissioners sat in their regular seats and Council sat at tables facing them in the front of the room. he presentation was to the side of the room. Two DLZ Architects reps and Brad and Alyssa Rullman presented for Maxwell Construction. 


Lynch motioned to accept it and Little seconded. Accepted.
Lynch also went on about how and why they hired Maxwell.
Baudendistel said he had to file it with the Clerks office and the state. 
[NOTE: Lyness continued to sit at the presentation and ask questions during the presentation. ]

DLZ gave presentation of the project.
In the first alternate- They removed the basement other than the elevator etc. The rest is on slab and infill added.

There is 5.5 and 1/2 inch difference in height.between two buildings.
The Courthouse 2nd floor is same except to address the jury room issue for circuit court.
Third floor of courthouse has magistrate court and there is no 3rd floor on the annex.
Eric Ratz of DLZ talked about another option for exterior. They propose something that does not compete with the courthouse but fits with it. They mass the windows and size  them to complement the courhouse. It has one story columns. Using same materials as courthouse and fenestration.

Brad Rullman of Maxwell went over the pricing. Partial basement deducts $500,000 ( the basement is about 6,000 sq ft. The infill eats up the rest of the “savings”
East entry modified with full basement gives us $11,040,000 price tag
Rpunded column glass entry with full basement- $11,200,000 price tag
Greek Revival with full basement- $11,400,000 price tag
Parking concerns- completing paving between the jail and EMA building- got 60 more spaces. There is no additional personnel and we have 127 parking spaces total. 
The commissioners meeting room will go to 1st floor annex and have public entered sequestered at night meetings in the lobby area for security. 

McHenry said that they asked about the feedback about the security from staff dept heads and he had not gotten that to the council. He would get that to them soon. Council let him know they already had it. [NOTE: I had requested this information under Open Door Law and Public Access. I passed on copies and Council received them well in advance of the meeting via one of their Council members.]

They said each dept averages about 6-7,000 sq ft. 
The building will last a long long time. It will be here a 100 years per Ratz.
New expansion is 
27,135 sq ft in existing courthouse ( net is17,000 + sq ft)
36,000 sq ft in annex with full basement.
Circulation can be 25-35% of the total.

It is intended to enter thru the annex entry. Staff could enter separate entrance. 
Construction itself is 17-18 months. With bidding etc it is 2 years. 
Randall stressed that the court rooms are modest. They are large enough to hold felony jury trials. [NOTE: This was later questioned by one of the judges- as the jury can overhear the attorney client conversations etc. Mistrial issues. The answer may lie in enclosing the jury in a soundproof section and turning microphones on and off. Or using the basement space for a large courtroom???]

Lynch asked the 2 judges- Sally McLaughlin (formerly Blankenship) and Jon Cleary to comment.

Judge Sally McLaughlin said that she keeps a B-17 airplane picture that her father flew as gunner WW II in her office to remind her of the reason they do this. The people who come to the courthouse are important. She said the first courthouse has been here almost 144 years, 1871.The physical structure has to serve the needs of the people. 1871 schoolhouses don’t work for us now. Neither do these old courthouses. 

Disabled people have basement access- they need better access. Jury room is not good for the community. Only one bathroom - no male and female bathroom for the jury.
Prisoner access to the public. No private space for people to speak with their attorney. 
Our citizens deserve something better.

Victims of crimes. Especially children with no privacy. 
Entryway now has no information desk. 

Judge Sally has been prosecutor and then judge and these plans have been talked about for 15 years. She said  Maxwell has done the best plans. She is concerned with cutting space from the entryway- they need security and information out there. This is a fire hazard with the current courtrooms. She thinks the 3 judges work together well. They made it work pretty well so as not to cancel jury trials. Fair and impartial juries are hard to have if they can overhear conversations at the attorney and prosecutor tables. 

She said we could share some of these spaces for trials. The trouble is that they cannot predict how long they last. They schedule 20-30 jury trials per month per judge. No they don’t always go to trial. [NOTE: In fact very few go to trial.] Jury trials don’t happen often but when they do you have to have the space. 

What we are going to do will last at least 75 years. I am not ready to say 100. We the judges are inconsequential- it is about the people who will use it. 

She wrapped it up with saying  people deserving dignity, privacy, and right to fair and impartial jury of their peers. She said we need a leader to get this moving. She said she could work in the same space for another 10 years and be happy- but the people wouldn’t be. 
[NOTE: Judge Sally has been the most vocal of the judges regarding the space issues over the years, and to be fair she has had the least efficient space.]

Judge Jon Cleary said the issue is space. Mistrial motions occur because of small space and the jurors can hear things they should not hear. He gave stats:  From 1990s to present in the county there were 285 to 710 new felony cases. Indiana went  from 49,543 new felony cases to  now having 66,324.
Dearborn County has 149% increase and Indiana has only 34% increase.
Cleary said he did not know why the increase was that way. 
[NOTE: There was no reason given for that big difference in the felonies for our county except the perfect storm of casinos, tri state area, and heroin etc. Though several other counties in Indiana have the same geography and  riverboat casino.]

It is a space issue and a pride issue. Courthouses in a community say a lot about the community. Cleary is concerned about 1200 sq ft being adequate for courtroom. How to get a fair trial seems to be is biggest concern. Council asked if DLZ used other courtrooms to get adequate space. [NOTE: This was not answered well- and it seems that if we have an experience architect- we should easily know the answer to that question. ]

Prosecutor Aaron Negangard wanted to speak. He said he was very fortunate to work with 3 judges who were absolutely committed to fair trials. When I sat on Council years ago we were committed to the county having a third court. He went to the state as a COUNCIL member when he was also deputy prosecutor then and testified to that to the legislature. He raised his voice saying he went SEVERAL times. [NOTE: Negangard benefitted from this deal- We got an extra court. His boss, Sally Dierking (who remarried and became Judge Sally Blankenship) also was named the new judge for the new court. This opened the door for Negangard to be appointed to her position as prosecutor.]
Negangard said they started saving money right then for that. He resumed pleading his case saying - They had a statutory commitment to provide offices for them. They have a legal liability and the lawsuit will make this $11.4 million price look like a drop in the bucket! We have fire issues and disability issues. Joe Johns was stuck in an elevator for 3.5 hours. He is a paraplegic in a wheelchair and is a well respected attorney. If he wasn’t such a nice guy- he could have sued us already. This is not a majestic solution- it is ONLY $160,000 to have the nice entrance. People need to know where to go in. [NOTE: A nice sign might do the trick.
As for security- He gave a story of a human trafficking case (and details which I will omit here.) He talks about how close the defendant in that case will be to the jurors. 

His office will be a SMALL CORNER OFFICE and he is OK with that. He serves the public. What about lone shooters and security. Other communities smaller than us do it. “I am proud of the fact that we send more people to jail than other counties!
That’s how we keep it safe here.”

Hoosier Square was a bandaid- because of bathroom sharing with Hep C drug testers and kids who take tours. Negangard was on a roll and McHenry asked him twice to wrap it up.

Negangard finished with saying - This project is SAVING as it is $20 million less than the original $44 million proposed for jail and courthouse too. [NOTE: The Vieste proposal using the NW Quadrant farms to pay for it all was proposed before the economy tanked. The price of construction and real estate was significantly different from today. As we learned at the Council meeting after this one- the jail census is running lower and they are looking to take in outside inmates. So we are entering the jail BUSINESS. And if we have such high crime rates due to casinos- shouldn;t these rate be dropping as the casino patrons drop off due to Cincinnati getting a casino also?]

The next meeting for Commissioners will be an evening meeting June 2nd and the public can speak. 

Kraus asked about financing- and they will have to discuss that. 

Meeting ended at 7:20 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

26 May 2015 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

26 May 2015 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Shane McHenry, President, Art Little, and Kevin Lynch
Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor, Teresa Randall, County Administrator, and Andy Baudendistel, Attorney.   

Future road name changes in Hardintown discussion - Nicole Daily- Planning and Zoning- There are issues with duplicate names with other streets in the county and cities. 
They want to use some names that are not business names in case the business leaves at some point. They had several name changes suggested. Barry Nanz came in to drop off
some plats showing part of an alley that was vacated etc. Greendale has also been notified
as they own a bit of this area. They are OK with it as proposed. Commissioners changed the road names as proposed. Walnut would be Production Way and Main Street will be Riordan Drive and the others will be as proposed with old family names or Oxbow bird names.  Passed.


Highway Engineer- Todd Listerman:

Signatures on title sheets for bridges #38 and #61- approved.

Signatures for Addendum to Box Beam Contract- Bridge 61 is now not a box beam bridge so they changed the contract for this for Strand and Associates to add $7,000 more t o it.

Award of Line Striping contract- for vehicles over 3,000 per day was awarded to Indiana Sign and Barricade for $72,203.40. A and A safety and Ogleby Construction were the other higher bidders. 
911 Dispatch Interlocal agreement with Dillsboro- signed on April 13th by Dillsboro.  Tabled until the next meeting for Baudendistel to get the resolution prepared in order to sign it. 

ADMINISTRATOR – Terri Randall- asked by Grant Hughes to give update on grants from Lawrenceburg. 118513.25 was one with a remainder that will be returned to Lawrenceburg.

AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington- covered by Connie Fromhold for this part of meeting - Claims approved and April Minutes approved. 

ATTORNEY: Andy Baudendistel: Increase of $3000 requested by Aurora for the County Extension Office lease. He will check with Council for this. We are one of two counties that do NOT have this office in the county seat. 

Lynch was thankful for all attendance at the Memorial Day events.
Todd Listerman is 2nd vice president for OKI.
Little- thanked all veterans and families. Without them we might not be here today. Lynch said we might be Japanese or German. He reminded us that the old folks might remember it as Decoration Day.
McHenry- looking for people to meet for a committee to look at the littering problem. G He suggested Celeste Calvitto and Listerman and getting Community Corrections involved. He is looking at getting that together and getting Molly at Solid Waste involved. They want to arrange awareness in the county and also to get recycling coordinated with the collection. 



Meeting adjourned at 5:35 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

AGENDA- May 26 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting


Wednesday, May 26, 2015

5:00 p.m., Commissioners Room

County Administration Building

215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana





     1.  Highway Engineer, Todd Listerman

Future Road Name Change Discussion – Hardintown Area

  Signatures on Title Sheets for Bridges #38 & #61

  Signatures for Addendum to Box Beam Contract

  Award of Line Striping Contract

       2.  911 Dispatch Interlocal w/Dillsboro


VII. AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington







Thursday, May 21, 2015

21 May 2015 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

21 May 2015 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

Present: Jim Deaton, Acting Chairman, Jim Helms, and Randy Lyness. 
ABSENT: Dave Deddens, John Rahe, and Dusty Burress (non- voting school board member), Andrea Ewan,Attorney, and Gayle Pennington, Auditor.

Also present: Terri Randall, county administrator and economic development director, Sue Hayden, minute taker.

Meeting started at 10:15 AM

APPROVAL OF MINUTES- April 16th minutes were approved with correction to show the April meeting was run by Deddens after he arrived.


Approval of claims for Econ Dev. research grant- Oren Turner and Purdue University Consulting. $100,000 was the original grant. $62,000 is left in that fund. Purdue was brought in to do data collection and strategic processes for the county,cities and towns. This was a business retention and expansion program for the county wide visioning program with the cities also. This fee was $5,000 and they got it in December. Approved.
Approval of regular claims- Salaries for Randall and Hayden, the Tom Pittman consultation with Barnes and Thornburg on a confidential process and the hospital, and Maxwell Consultation for Project Platform as a side project he is still helping with. Approved.
Review of financials- TIF balances were reviewed. Whitewater Mills was assessed around $20,000 for next year revenue per Randall. We only get a portion of this the first 5 years because of their abatement. 
Receipt of funds from billboard advertisement- Norton Advertising for the Stone Property sign- so they have income from the advertising revenue. $2524.80 goes into fund 4931- General.
The sign on the Taylor property is still in discussion phase. Brett Fehrman is the agent for the property. The widow wants to divest herself of this but wants to be sure she actually owns this sign. One of the people (Rick Craig) in the industrial park with a beverage business and is still wanting great signage as promised. The parcel is $56,000 for one acre. It was listed higher before. Rack had sold the lot to Craig expecting signage. So they will talk to Rack also. Randall wants to get the meeting  together with the owners to see if they can make this work to get the signage for all of them. Randall thinks there should be some sort of financial commitment from the DCRC to help with this. The board was in agreement with this to help retain the businesses there and get more. Try to get DCRC out of the sign business though. The highway dept. could mow this perhaps as they are located there. The meeting with other industrial parcel owners will be in the next couple weeks.

Randall wondered should we have a professional come in and look at the TIF districts and she asked Umbaugh and Associates for a quote to do that. The Auditor asked them to do this as Umbaugh and Associates already work with the Auditor. The quote is for $1500 per TIF area and reports NTE $1000 per TIF etc. They will look over the services we need that we cannot do in-house. The TIF money might be able to be used to pay for the services. The auditor needs to be involved in this decision. London Witte could also be contacted for a quote if desired.To discuss at June 11 meeting.  



Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Wednesday, May 20, 2015



6 PM Tuesday May 26th in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the County Adm, Bldg.

Liz Morris is new SE District VP of Association of Indiana Counties

Dearborn County Council member Liz Morris was elected

District Vice President of the Association of Indiana Counties’

Southeast District - see new article by clicking the link below:

AGENDA May 21st Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission Meeting



May 21, 2015

10:00 a.m.

3rd Floor Commissioners Room
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
County Administration Building

I. Call to order

II. Approval of Minutes

April 16, 2015 Meeting

III. Unfinished Business 

IV. Claims & Financials

Approval of Claims for ED Research Grant

Approval of Regular Claims

Review of Financials

Receipt of Funds from Billboard Advertisement

V. New Business

VI. Economic Development Officer’s Report

VII. Attorney’s Report 

VIII. Other Business

IX. Adjournment

Saturday, May 16, 2015

AGENDA May 26th Dearborn County Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
7:00 p.m., Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana


II.             CALL TO ORDER

III.            AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY – Gayle Pennington
Board appointment

IV.           MAINTENANCE DEPT. – Gayle Pennington

V.            CIRCUIT COURT – Judge Humphrey
Transcript overtime

VI.           AURORA LIONS CLUB – Mike Heffelmire
Aurora Farmers Fair

VII.          TREASURER – Phil Weaver
Resolution of Investments

Purchase vehicle
IX.           PROSECUTOR – Aaron Negangard
Witness Fees

X.            HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT – Todd Listerman
Replace of Bridge # 61 – Kaiser Rd
Replace of Bridge # 38 – Schwipps Rd

XI.           911 COMMUNICATIONS – Jared Teaney
Radio System

XII.          PLANNING & ZONING – Mark McCormack
Legal Advertising
Vehicle maintenance
Potential Inter-local Agreement w/City of Aurora

EMA replacement

XIV.        SHERIFF DEPARTMENT – Mike Kreinhop
Inmate medical care
Vehicle Maintenance
Reinstatement Police Fund

XV.         PARK BOARD – Jim Red Elk
Bright Meadows Park Repairs
General park maintenance and repairs
GR Park repairs
Rullman Park Fence

XVI.        COMMISSIONERS – Terri Randall
Legal Services

XVII.       ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel
Extension Office Contract

XVIII.      AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

DC Redevelopment Changed to May 21st at 10 AM

The DC Redevelopment Commission Meeting has been moved from May 14th to May 21st at 10 AM

Monday, May 11, 2015

Master Plan Advisory Committee Meets May 11 7 PM

Master Plan Advisory Committee Meets Monday May 11 at 7 PM
Below is the email sent to the advisory committee.

Hello everyone!

I have attached a couple of documents for your review in preparation of our next Comp Plan meeting next Monday, May 11th at 7:00pm. As a reminder, at this meeting we will be focusing on Education and Public Health (the latter of which is a new topic / Element for our Plan). Please note:

1.            I have attached 2014 reports related to all 3 major school corporations in the county, as well as child care center information.
2.            I have also attached the proposed agenda / script for us to follow at the meeting next Monday. The script includes the existing issues, goals, and strategies in the Comp Plan related to Education, as well as some (example) issues that our discussions with the Health Focus Group have yielded. (We are waiting on feedback from the Advisory Committee and some additional Focus Group individuals before we draft the goals and strategies for the Health Element.) As the agenda / script indicates, we have set aside approximately an hour and a half to cover both of these topics.

Please review as much of the aforementioned attached information as you can for this meeting—and again, please feel free to ask any questions or submit any recommendations or changes to me at your earliest convenience.

Please contact the Planning & Zoning office know if you are not going to be able to attend the meeting next week—so that we have an idea of how many people to accommodate and who may be coming in for you as a reserve if that is a viable option. **Also, if you are unable to attend this meeting, please feel free to submit your comments, suggestions, and recommendations to me via email (or by sending them directly to our office at your earliest convenience).

As always, thank you for your time and attention…We hope to see you next Monday!


Mark McCormack