Tuesday, January 19, 2016

19 January 2016 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

19 January 2016 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



Food bids- Sheriff Mike Kreinhop- presented by McHenry and they had advertised for bids and received none. They use Atlantic Foods and Gordon Foods as they are currently using. Commissioners decided to let them proceed with the meals as they currently are. (Presuming they are going to hold to the same costs?)

Planning and Zoning- Mark McCormack- Proposed Ordinance Changes to Article 15 of the Zoning Ordinance- this came with a favorable recommendation in December. Much of the text changes are a result of the state code changes. These codes are on wireless telecommunications towers. The new statute emphasizes co-location. It also gives more freedom to the wireless companies per Baudendistel who is also the attorney for the Plan Commission. Baudendistel said this will be modified perhaps as changes in state law come in This will cover us for now. Commissioners approved the changes with no public speaking on this. 

McCormack presented a grant opportunity with Greendale on a bicycle trail. This is thru the health dept. They want the county to be the lead applicant his year. Greendale did it last year and did not get it last year so they wanted the county to do this also. $20,000 match is required- it can be spread out over different communities. They need a letter of support from commissioners. Lynch thanked McCormack for his work with the municipalities. Commissioners agreed to a letter pf support and to be the lead agency for this

McCormack reviewed a limited scope agreement with Dillsboro for assistance with maps, code work and enforcement work and work to update codes. It will amount to about 200 hours over the year. The Plan Commission reviewed this already and it is similar to West Harrison and St Leon work already done by the Plan Commission. Cost is about $7200. Commissioners were OK with this. He will proceed with getting the interlocal set up.

Emergency Management - Jason Sullivan- Resolution Adopting Updated Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan- McHenry read this into the record and Commissioners approved the resolution with no issues to discuss. 

Employee Handbook Update- McHenry asked for it to be tabled. Tabled.

Appointment to Economic Development Commission- Tabled at McHenry’s request.

ADMINISTRATOR- Terri Randall- Resolution for Redevelopment Commission- Skally’s Expanded Economic Development  District- this was prepared by Barnes and Thornburg. She said they are getting a lot of leads for this area. McHenry read the resolution. They added some areas to theTIF area beyond what is Skally’s property. The PC had approved the resolution in November. Commissioners approved the resolution. 

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- 2016 Covered Bridge certification was signed by the Commissioners for the Guildford Bridge. 
Minutes form January 5th and claims were approved.

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- nothing

Art Little- Check on the elderly- and Andy- you can come check on me-

Kevin Lynch- said it was exciting to be at the state of the state address and the announcement for the potential port in SE Indiana. That Randy Frye had pushed for it for a while. The real work begins now to get it to the point of an operating port. He was really impressed with the mayors of the 3 municipalities. This will be a good group of mayors and we will see collaboration across the county.

Shane McHenry- He was selected to be the Port Authority Chair and he’s excited to be part of this too. Also he and Jason Sullivan are ready for the potential snow this Friday.



Meeting Adjourned at 5:30 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

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