Friday, October 28, 2016

AGENDA- Nov 1 Commissioners MORNING Meeting

November 1, 2016
8:30 a.m., Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana

I.          CALL TO ORDER

            1.  Petition to Vacate Portion of Bell Arbor Rd. – Archie Crouch, Land Consultants

            2.  Highway Engineer, Todd Listerman
                        1.  Design Contracts – Bridge #87, Bridge #88, Bridge #215
                        2.  Railroad Agreement Bridge #138
                        3.  Utility Reimbursement Agreement – Hoosier Hills Regional Water District
                        4.  Utility Reimbursement Agreement – Southeastern Indiana REMC
                        5.  Agreement Settling Old Orchard & Seldom Seen Subdivisions

            3.  DCH Board of Trustee Reappointment for Robert Moorhead

V.        ADMINISTRATOR – Terri Randall
VI.        AUDITOR Gayle Pennington
            1.  Claims/Minutes
VII.       ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel



XI.        ADJOURN

Thursday, October 27, 2016

27 October 2016 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

27 October 2016 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

Present: Jim Deaton, Chairman, Dave Deddens, John Rahe, and Jamie Graf (non- voting school board member)
ABSENT: Jim Helms and Alan Goodman

Also present: Terri Randall, county administrator and economic development director, Andrea Ewan, attorney, Sue Hayden, minute taker, Gayle Pennington, Auditor and DCRC treasurer.
This meeting was preceded by an executive session at 8:30 AM
Deaton read the Title VI statement s required by law.
Verification of information discussed in executive session- Deaton read the purpose of the meeting and verified this was all that was discussed.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES- Sept 13th minutes approved
Action on executive session: Rahe moved to authorize Randall to continue negotiations. Approved.
CLAIMS AND FINANCIALS: Parking fees, web hosting, and Umbaugh and Associates for TIF ($1240) items, Jeff Thomas and Atlas for appraisals. Approved. Washington Township TIF paid part of this as it related to their area.
Financials were passed out and reviewed There were $223,343.67 in Washington Township TIF.
After Oren Turner left they are returning the Research grant money fund left with a letter from Randall to Lawrenceburg. 
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT: Randall said they are staying in contact with Skally’s and nothing signed since they had parted ways with developer and have made a decision on the bank and the bank requires a completed set of drawings on the project. KZF is doing the drawings and they are 80% done. Randall said she wanted a letter from the bank by end of week to show that they are ready to go soon. They will gain time as they are going thru the permitting process in the meantime. If they had closed first they would still have spent 3 months getting the rest of this done.This is a major deal on the building. She has been pressing them and she reminds them that that they are holding the property on good faith. Pittman from Umbaugh will be on this to execute the economic development agreement going, transfer the land at closing, and get the bonds done. There is a clawback should there be any issues. HR for Skally’s wants to get INDIANA employees hired. Some may be working in North College Hill plant before this gets done.
Kaiser Pickles- they moved to Fugue’s old D&S Machine shop. It looks so much better there already. It’s a great project with lots of opportunity for growth there. They have plenty of land there. It’s more suitable than the original Zimmer piece. They have completely renovated the plant and office area of D&S. They have to get this into the Washington TIF area. Randall wants one or two of the DCRC to look at these parcels and maybe others to help her before they go out to get the new additions set up for approval. Rahe  will be one and Deaton the other. Deddens already went out with Randall to tour that area when they did Kaiser Pickles and put his thoughts in on the surrounding properties. They plan to meet Friday at 1:30 PM
Incentives are dependent on other bodies of the county. She communicated this to them in writing several times via email. Jim Deaton has been copied on some of these. The development agreement has not been done yet.
Dee Jefferson’s property is being cleared in the Washington TIF area per Race. Randall is to find out what’s happening there.
Advanced MFG Wednesday Nov 9 from 11:30-1 at IVY Tech has a program to see what’s happening. 
Randall - had info from P and Z office  on the Randall Ave property on the towing property there. McCormack sent info to her. It was a conditional use granted to them originally. They will see about BZA meeting and going to see what to do. 
ATTORNEY’S REPORT- nothing to report- and Ewan had to leave to be in court before the above Director’s report 
OTHER BUSINESS- Dec 15 is next meeting. If Skally’s goes ahead- she will call another meeting in the interim. 
Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Obituary for Phil Weaver

Phillip D. Weaver, 66, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH.

He was born April 1, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of Orville Weaver and the late Mary Ellen Weaver. 

Phillip served as County Treasurer for Dearborn County as well as Clerk of Courts since 1980. He enjoyed his work at the courthouse and met many friends and colleagues in his 36 years of public service.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the Dearborn County 4-H Board of Directors, the Dearborn County Fair Board, Republican Men's Club and was involved with the South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars program. Phillip graduated from Aurora High School and then went on to Purdue University. He enjoyed farming and raising cattle. He was the announcer for a number of livestock shows during the Dearborn and Ohio County 4-H fairs. He served as the final Dearborn County Torch Bearer to celebrate the Indiana State Bicentennial. He loved spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his father, Orville Weaver of Aurora, IN; wife of 45 years, Beverly Weaver of Aurora, IN; children, Adam (Allison) Weaver of Aurora, IN, Amanda (Britton) Blair of Vale, SD; siblings, Becki (Pete) Nocks of Aurora, IN, Dana (Donna) Weaver of Philo, IL. and Darrell (Beth) Weaver of Dillsboro, IN.; Grandsons, Jack and Colt Blair, and Case Weaver.

He was preceded in death by brother, Murl Weaver and mother, Mary Ellen Weaver.

Friends will be received Friday, October 28, 2016 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at St. John Lutheran Church, 220 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.

Services will be held at 7:00 pm at the church with Pastor Edward Davis officiating.

Contributions may be made to Dearborn County 4-H Association or St. John Lutheran School. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.


Phil Weaver Passed Away Suddenly

Phil Weaver, County Treasurer, Dies Suddenly

AGENDA October 27 DC Redevelopment Commission Meeting

October 27, 2016
9:00 a.m., 3rd Floor Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana


  1. Call to order

  1. Verification of Information Discussed in Executive Session

  1. Action of Executive Session 

  1. Approval of Minutes
September 13, 2016 Meeting 

  1. Claims & Financials
1.  Approval of Claims 
2.  Review of Financials

  1. Unfinished Business

  1. New Business
  1. Economic Development Officer’s Report

  1. Attorney’s Report
  1. Other Business

  1. Adjournment

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

DC Redevelopment Commission Meeting Rescheduled


The Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission has called a meeting for ThursdayOctober 27, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.  

The November 10, 2016 scheduled for 8:30 has been cancelled.

These meetings will take place at the
Dearborn County Administration Building, 
3rd Floor Conference Room,
215 B West High Street,
Lawrenceburg, IN  47025


Live Debate TONIGHT- Wednesday Oct 19- for State andLocal Elections Broadcast at 7 PM on 99.3 WSCH

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

18 Oct 2016 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

18 Oct 2016 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Shane McHenry, President, Art Little, and Kevin Lynch

Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor, Andy Baudendistel, Attorney.

ABSENT:Terri Randall, Administrator

Baudendistel read the Title VI statement as legally required.



Zone Map Amendment and Ordinance- Bright- Planning and Zoning Director, Mark McCormack- presented the case from the September Planning Commission meeting, 5 of the 8 voting members voted for the favorable recommendation. This is a request by Terrry Sillis on 2.463 acres for a B-2 zone change from a current B-1 zone. It is for primarily storage units and some outside storage. 

McCormack went over the staff report.The property is bounded primarily with commercial uses. It is near Stateline and Jamison Roads. There is a residential in the SW side. Merrilees Hardware adjoins, a doctor’s office, and a commercial plaza are in the area. There are about 180 units proposed. He showed pictures of the site and the proposed layout. They have draft plans and they mailed letters to all adjoiners. They do not anticipate much increase in traffic for this use. Proposed density s acceptable for B-2 use. The applicant has struck out uses he doesn't intend to have there. There will be landscaping and buffer yards 1 or 2 required. There is proposed fence and landscaping on their plans. There is a 6-7 foot privacy vinyl fence proposed. Outside tall storage will have to be configured so as to be hidden from neighbor’s views. They may have a mound to raise the fence height perhaps. The recommendation forwarded to commissioners addresses this. 

PUBLIC DISCUSSION: Ruth Schlemmer ( sp?) comments that they could have a better locale for storage. This would not be a good view as they go to their subdivision.
Ray Schlemmer- also wanted to see business at the street side but put the storage in the back. 
Terry Sillis- the owner- said he has owned business in this area for a long time (30 years)  and considers himself a member of etc bright community even though he lives elsewhere. He has courted many people to be on this property for this area. It’s only 250 ft across the front and with a proper buffer it would fit in aesthetically. This is Phase 1- as the new owners can afford just that much so far. They may add to this later. He owns the property adjoining so he doesn’t want any eyesore there. The new owners (Dan Bihn) showed pictures of the proposed fence. 

Only 2 neighbors were resent in the audience.
Art Little- believes that you should be able to do whatever they want with it. We just spent $2 million to improve Bright. He wants to see something better than storage units. He has not had anyone contact him for it- but about 25 who were against it. 
Lynch said that he had heard from one resident who was against the project. he asked if any of the letters sent out got any response. No- but had one phone call from a person who would like them in a different locale per McCormack. There are 2 other sites in Bright where storage has been discussed. He shared that input with the applicant and vice versa. 
Little motioned to deny the zone change and Lynch seconded it. All ayes to deny. 

ADMINISTRATOR- Terri Randall- not present

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- grant application $134,220 for victim’s advocate program and McHenry abstains. It’s been done before in other years. Approved to sign. 

Claims approved and signed. Minutes from Oct 4 meeting approved.

McHenry left the room and asked Baudendistel to join him- he asked about the port authority.

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- updated the board that the port authority was updated and Greendale joined. The board will be the 3 mayors and a commissioner and 2 others from each unit. Tom Palmer was appointed as one of the county’s reps on the port board.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Little - beautiful fall and a little bit dry with winter right around the corner. 
Lynch had none.
McHenry - noted they had slipped up last meeting and forgot. He congratulated Denise Freitag Burdette on being named one of the county’s  “women of distinction." Applause from audience as Burdette waved it down.  McHenry noted that she has accomplished much in service to the community. 



Meeting Adjourned at 5:40 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Agenda Oct 18 commissioners meeting

October 18, 2016
5:00 p.m., Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana


1.  Zone Map Amendment & Ordinance – Planning & Zoning, Mark McCormack
VI.AUDITOR Gayle Pennington
1.  Claims/Minutes
VII.ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel




Tuesday, October 04, 2016

4 October 2016 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

4 October 2016 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Shane McHenry, President, Art Little, and Kevin Lynch

Also present: Andy Baudendistel, Attorney, and Terri Randall, Administrator

ABSENT: Gayle Pennington, Auditor. Meeting duties covered by one of her staff.




Indiana BOAH Contract Testing for Bovine TB - Randall said this is paid out of the money they set aside for each year on this. They got a letter from Brett Marsh- state veterinarian. Some cattle were TB positive in 2011 on Northern Dearborn County area. Could be a little over $5,000 to test the cattle. They have the funds as they are running well on this fund this year. IC 15-17-7 for testing- mandated to do this. Contract was reviewed by Baudendistel. Agreement with the state and the county with fees of $80 for visit to farm and $8 for each animal tested. Passed.  

Sycamore Gas Application - Courthouse Annex- had to run a new gas line. They also will be changing the county address to Mary Street eventually as that is where the entrance will be. Approved the application. 

HIGHWAY DEPT. Todd, Listerman, County Engineer- Bridge Design Contracts- as discussed at the last meeting. First is with Civil Con #32 North Hogan $40,325- approved to sign. Second is with #72  on St Peter’s Rd with FPBH  for $37,000- approved to sign. The third is for small structure #121 Allens Branch Rd with FPBH- $39,000- approved to sign. 

County received Federal aid of $2,160,000 for Bridge #108 Old US 52- Harrison Brockville Road at intersection of Johnson Fork Rd. On schedule for 2021. 
Federal aid  to Aurora of $1,745,600 for reconstruction of Market Street. McHenry updated that they met with Aurora and ran 3 extra culverts on top of the hill and the city replaced pipes on the hill. Trying to capture as much water as possible into the storm sewer system. 

Listerman will be on vacation next week but will have phone and computer with him if needed. 

Commissioner Publication of Precincts- Clerk Rick Probst- presented by auditor’s substitute. She read the law and the commissioners noted their was one address change for the state highway garage which is still the same locale as before. Approved to publish. 

ADMINISTRATOR- Terri Randall- brought an item up  not on the agenda. Contacted by an archaeologist ( Dr. Nolan) from Ball State regarding the Glenn Property. That site was looked at for a possible state park. Everyone would like to see us pursue that again. That hill fort dates back over 2000 years - prehistoric. Letter of support for this grant. they think this would help the preservation group that tried to prevent development of this into housing. If it gets on the national registry that helps preserve. Olberting Hill Fort- Glenn Property. Hill Fort used by Hopewell Indian Culture for defense or for ceremonial site. Hoping to see this developed as a park. Amy Johnson- the state archaeologist was also contacted about this. This may be a perfect time for this. Baudendistel said he wrote a paper on this during law school. He had thought this was part of a signal mound of several along the rivers. Approved the letter of support.  

EMS Training Support- Jason Eckhoff, Bright- Randall said the commissioners have been working with EMS. Jason has been elected by his peers to act for the alliance. There is no formal legal entity for this yet. They have meetings and some training at these meetings. Jason has been certified as a paramedic. Jason said they have had one successful cardia arrest saved and works with Sunman and they have a paramedic that responds to the Sunman Dearborn schools. The paramedic thing is working outsell and benefits the county residents. Not asking for anything official today but want a more formal proposal. The county has stepped up and the hospital stepped up and did the EMT training as IVY Tech did not provide one this year. The hospital class costs $800 as opposed to $1200 at IVY Tech. In spring they did a first responder class. Many of them went on for EMT training. 16 in the class and 12 are in dearborn county units. They want to present a 2 minute recruitment video and running it on you tube and social media. Thinking of orienting them for an hour and interview and vet them before recommending them for a scholarship where the county pays 1/2 and so $400 toward their EMT training. Randall ill be back next meeting with some formal proposal for this. It wold be $4800 from the county and the units will put in the other half. They also need to track and see how many fall out after completing the training and if there is a trend on that related to units etc. Jason said he wanted to have these recruits do more ride along time to see more difficult runs up front to be sure they are cut out for it. They need to investigate the recruits better. Jason Sullivan and Jared Teaney have been at all these meetings per Randall. McHenry said he spent time with Jason Eckhoff and was impressed with how they do things. Still losing volunteers and we will need to take the next step at some time. Due for a follow-up and get with you here soon. Lynch said thanks also. Randall also noted how the hospital has responded so well. No decision required.

AUDITOR- Claims and 20th Sept 2016 Minutes approved.

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- Joint Ordinance to Amend and Re-establish Southeastern IN Regional Port Authority- wanted to have all communities in this and wanted to bring in Greendale now. This will add the mayor and 2 members from each city and same 3 member structure for the county and it will be a 12 member board. Aurora and Lawrenceburg already passed this. Greendale will get it at their meeting after we pass it here. IC 8-10-5-1. Baudendistel read the entire ordinance which outlined the structure and duties etc. There is no pre-requisite about political balance on this board. There is also a no vote by the chairman unless there is a tie. Greendale meets next week. Approved the Ordinance.

Disposition of Real Property- Boat from 2008 in “as is condition” is being transferred to Lawrenceburg. Resolution and agreement to transfer this to Lawrenceburg for $1 from Sheriff’s dept. Approved both resolution and agreement. 

Parcels that the county has and wants to transfer to other entities has to use a different procedure for abutting landowners if we acquired from tax default, Only the the Stateliness property fits this. Drain would have to be surveyed out. It’s about an acre on Augusta Drive. The others use another state code if they are under $15,000. Four properties to consider Augusta, Aurora and  two in Hardintown. Motion to move forward with finding values etc as discussed.   

Lynch- follow up on heroin epidemic at St E’s and setting up a more formal group to follow this.This will be passed on to EMTs etc. Senator Portman form Ohio has been aggressive in following this also. Anderson Township trustee has been keeping this in the light also. 
He also said they recommended Mark Cauble- to Region 9 workforce board and he’s teaching at IVY Tech and last night he was using an air cannon at Mavericks game. He has sold these to many different places. This shows that his small business goes well beyond the county. Also wished Jason a belated happy birthday.

Little- Lions have been involved to get kids in club that are tested and remain drug free. Trying to work to combat drugs at Sunman Dearborn.

McHenry- asked Jason about the numbers of heroin issues- Jason said numbers are about the same but the fatalities are increasing as the heroin hybrids are so strong. Narcan nasal is not able to work on some of these. McHenry said some areas also seem to be increasing as well as meth increased. Mexican Ice coming thru Atlanta to Cincinnati increasing. Cartels know how to fill in the needs and make money. It’s affecting everyone. Burglaries, business damage, families etc. all affected. Dearborn County Hospital trying to have meeting s to address a common way to approach this. 
McHenry commented on Aurora Farmers Fair parade float that reflected badly on the county. Some “Keyboard Warriors “ have chosen to attack the aurora Lions Club for the float. He supports the Lions Club. [NOTE: He is referring to the Linkmeyer float with political overtones.]
McHenry said it was a great honor for Bill Black Jr to be the Grand Marshall.



Meeting Adjourned at 9:52 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Monday, October 03, 2016

Two Part Time Job Openings in Planning and Zoning

Two Part Time Job Openings in Planning and Zoning

Click on Planning website at the bottom of this letter to access the actual job postings and requirements.

Hello everyone!

I wanted to forward the attached job announcements / descriptions to you so that you may share it with anyone who you feel may be interested in applying. Jamie Smither, our Administrative Assistant in Planning & Zoning, is leaving our office and moving to a full-time job with the County Health Department. So, we have been tasked with replacing her position on a part-time basis. Additionally, we are advertising for a part-time code enforcement officer.

Please note: There are up to 28 hours a week available for whoever is hired for the Administrative Assistant position--and 20 hours a week and available for whoever is hired for the Code Enforcement Officer position. The working hours / days will be flexible to a point…We will work with the successful applicant / candidate to put together a work schedule that works in accordance with our needs and the needs of that particular person.

The deadline for the receipt of all applications is Monday, October 31st, 2016.

If you have any questions about either of these opportunities, please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your time and attention!


Mark McCormack
Director of Planning & Zoning, Dearborn County (IN)
Ph: 812-537-8821      I     Fax: 812-532-2029