Tuesday, January 05, 2016

5 January 2016 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

5 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

Reorganization of the Board

Election of Board President- Shane McHenry elected

Reappointment of Department Heads: The following were reappointed.
Administrator- Terri Randall
Animal Control Director- Marlene Underwood
Attorney- Andy Baudendistel (after some teasing by McHenry and Lynch about looking at resumes…)
Building Inspector- Bill Shelton
Emergency Management Director- Jason Sullivan
Engineer- Todd Listerman
Highway Supervisor- Tim Grieve
Maintenance Supervisor- Eric Hartman
911 Director- Jared Teaney

Boards that Commissioners Serve (All are on the Solid Waste and Drainage Boards)
Emergency Management- Shane McHenry
Juvenile Board- Shane McHenry
Personnel Advisory Board- Shane McHenry
Plan Commission- Art Little
Region 9 WorkForce- Art Little
OKI- Kevin Lynch
SIRPC- Art Little

Citizen Boards- Reappointments
Alcohol Beverage Board- Jim Dole
Cemetery Board- Art Wenzel
Emergency Management Advisory- President of Commissioners (Shane McHenry), 911 Director (Jared Teaney), Council President or designee (Bill Ullrich), HVL- Bruce Keller, Bright- Jody Blasdel, American Red Cross- John Ryle
Historic Hoosier Hills- Ted Fowler
PTABOA- Property Tax Assessment Board of Review- Mark Neff and Mark Hardback
Regional Sewer District- Steve Renihan

Other Appointments- ADA Coordinator- Terri Randall- reappointed

Contract with FSSA- Inmate Application for Medicaid- Baudendistel and McHenry said the Sheriff association recommended signing it. No cost to the county except for maybe cost of staff to get the sign up process done. Approved. [NOTE: This process is being pushed in other states, as noted in the Cincinnati Enquirer recently,  as more inmates need drug rehab services and Medicaid helps continue the process after incarceration in over. Eventual costs to taxpayer are not known yet per that article.]

Dillsboro EMS Contract- approved. 

HIGHWAY DEPT. Todd, Listerman, County Engineer- covered by Randall today- as Listerman is at INDOT mandatory certification.
Small structure inventory report presentation- TABLED until February.

Signing letter for Stateline-Bright Reconstruction Project- Rohe Company bid $1,593,747.08 and $1,783,595 from O’ Mara. Approved Rohe as low bidder.

Signing testing and observation contract for Stateline-Bright Project- Land Water Group low bid at $138,140. Approved
Three other bids were :  Beam Longest and Neff $142,800, Certified Engineering142,980, and  HWC Engineering $177,582.

ADMINISTRATOR- Terri Randall- thanks for reappointment and beginning her 4th year in March. 
Meeting regarding Dillsboro EMS and open working meeting to help work out solutions for their emergency demands and getting a bigger volunteer pool to help. It was advertised so the commissioners can come.
Randall said that the liability insurance renewal came in and Council cut the amount in the budget. $49,541is needed more- so she wants to go to Council to get that additional. On the whole the liability has stayed about the same. January 26th meeting is with Council. Approved to seek additional. 
On the Worker’s Comp- short- $4,057 this year. She wasn’t sure what happened here- but they need an additional here also. There may be additional funds needed as we go through our annual audit which is January 19th. She wants to go on the 26th to request the $4,057. And may need to go in February for more after the audit.

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- Claims paid and the Dec 15th minutes approved. McHenry asked if the individual depths know what their budgets are yet. Not yet, but soon.

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- IC on nepotism means that all officers have to certify that they are in compliance and they have all been turned in per Sue.

Lynch wished everyone continued success in the New Year.
Little said it is starting his and Kevin’s 4th year. Thanked everyone for all their help that makes things easier for us. Lynch said we have a great team and we still have  a lot to do. He is glad to see a number of projects coming to fruition. 
McHenry- notes that each of them have some strange suits where he doesn’t and vice versa. He’s also thankful to their team. McHenry asked if for February they can flip the morning and evening meetings. Art has a conflict with that. They will leave it as planned initially and look at it again in early February. 


LATE ARRIVAL- Randall wanted to remind everyone of the bicentennial year and thank Liz Morris for getting the bicentennial flag. 
Randall also wanted to thank Steve Renihan for all the work the Sewer Board does. She thinks they have elevated the conversations for how to plan for economic development. They have a great team and we can rally the team to get some creative solutions to county sewer problems.

Meeting Adjourned at 9:10 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

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