Tuesday, September 20, 2016

20 September 2016 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

20 September 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

Baudendistel rad the Title Vi statement as required by law.



Request for Knights of Columbus for Prayer on the Square- Gerald Bruns- Prayer on the Square is set for ecumenical service for pro-life. Friday January 20th at 10 AM for about 1-1.5 hours. Approved. 

2017 employee Holiday Calendar Change due to tax payment deadline. Veteran’s Day moved from Friday Nov 10-Monday Nov 13 McHenry joked that now he gets a day off for his birthday. Approved.

Litter Update- Celeste Calvitto- Fall preview- and community corrections has been fabulous. they will do some of the same thoroughfares this fall. Road crews also have  list of large items on Kaiser and other roads tat have been troublesome. Solid waste helps a lot to to get the kids involved. Cigarette recepticals will also be looked at. Dumpster was used at the Jamison Salt facility. 

ADMINISTRATOR- Terri Randall- don’t have much- a program called Experience Works for older workers over 55. It’s a government program. The government encourages them to get some skills with computers for example. You can have them for 2 years at minimum wage for up to 20 hours per week. HR and Randall have looked at this and they don’t want to replace regular employees. They are thinking of getting a receptionist downstairs when Wanda is not here.When we get the new building we will need someone to answer questions there to get people where they need to be. This is a trial to see how that might work. Commissioners thought it would be worth a try. We can send them back if it doesn’t work out. Approved to proceed with the project. 

Thru the Travelers insurance company they have had an unannounced safety visit on the site. He gave them a couple tips for signage to warn about a couple items. Safety caps on rebar were good etc. They will come out free 2-3 more times to the site. Travelers did a review also on workers Comp. They said we are better than others they work with. Sue Ellen is doing an incredible job managing those claims. 

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- Claims and minutes from August 16 and Sept 6 were approved.

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- Quit claim deeds for Bridge 76 on Jamison Road. Michael an Elizabeth Uhde were not the owners- Daniel Griffin is the owner of the land the county needs to own to fix the bridge.  The quit claim deeds will fix the land back to here they were. New offer and acquisition letters will be then sent. The error was due to Beacon GIS having incorrect info per Baudendistel. Commissioners approved and signed the quit claim feds to fix the error. Part of this is a permanent acquisition and part is temporary. Sue Hayden was present to notarize them. 

Lynch- congrats to Celeste and Art’s brother for being torch bearers for the bicentennial.

Update on Bright -I-74 study. The open house was well attended and surveys were strong. Still 3 weeks to go to get more comments. Then they will have final advisory meetings and report and recommendations from the consultant. There was strong opposition from a group of mostly Bright residents. Thanks to the Beacon for covering this study for the process. The residents have been heard- we will see how the final phase goes. October is the final meeting. [NOTE: No mention of the local twice weekly newspaper or WSCH Radio station coverage of the connector road.]

Little- road project in Bright is moving along pretty well and looks like they are moving well. There have been some complaints. When they see the finished product they will be happier. 

McHenry- Was honored to read the Governor’s proclamation here on Walnut St for the bicentennial. He has listened to the Bright- I-74 folks and made it clear to them that we are listening. People see this as big opposition. I think it's great that people are getting involved. I got to know some new people. I will keep some of them in mind for spots as we need people to serve.

Little- 700 people who signed the Bright petition on the connector and not all of them lived in Dearborn County. Some from Colorado. [NOTE: There were over 1000 signatures when I read that petition and comments. Very few were from out of the county. Some of those who were tagged themselves as family.]

McHenry- Port authority met and reps were there. Hoping there will be an announcement made soon. Have been talking to others who have ports so we are ready to move forward.  



Meeting Adjourned at 5:40 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

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