Tuesday, October 17, 2017

17 October 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

17 October 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

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

Also present: Leah Bailey, Covering for the Auditor, Andy Baudendistel, Attorney, and Sue Hayden, Administrator

Baudendistel read the title VI statement as legally required.

ABSENT: Gayle Pennington, Auditor

OLD BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

Knights of Columbus Request for Annual Prayer on the Square – Gerald Bruns- Friday January 19th, 2018 at 10 AM- approved by Commissioners.

Ordinance to Amend Animal Control Ordinance- Baudendistel said he had been working with PAWS and Animal Control. Community Cat may or not be feral and they currently have colony cat caretakers which has not been utilized in 4 years since created. They are changing the ordinance to Community cat caretakers. The cats get sterilized, ear tipped, and have rabies shots.This is based on Boone County KY’s successful version of this. There is  vicious dog ordinance change with regard to the number of days for hearings. Community cats can only be returned to a property with the property owner’s permission. There are a few changes to be made at Marlene Underwood’s suggestions. He recommended tabling until he could write those in. PAWS noted that grant funding could happen also with the ordinance. Working cats programs also work with farms. Tabled until the changes can be incorporated at the Nov 7th meeting. 

ADMINISTRATOR- Sue Hayden- nothing

AUDITOR- Leah Bailey  for Pennington- Claims and October 3rd Minutes approved

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- nothing further. 

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS: Art Little- just thinking about hurricanes and forest fires - pray for them 
Shane McHenry- Bright area Business festival was good for the area and the fire dept supported it well too. 

PUBLIC COMMENT- Phil Darling-  thinks the community cat program is a great idea and cited personal experience with about 20 cats. 

LATE ARRIVAL- none

Meeting Adjourned at 6: 20 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Monday, October 16, 2017

16 October 2017 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

16 October 2017 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

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

Also present:Sue Hayden, county administrator and minute taker, Andrea Ewan, attorney, Gayle Pennington, Auditor and DCRC treasurer.
Title VI statement reading was waived as I was the only public present.
Memorandum for Executive Session- read by Deaton to verify that they only discussed what was advertised. Approved.
Actions on executive session- Board gave One Dearborn to enter into discussion for Project Haze. 
APPROVAL OF MINUTES- Sept 21 minutes approved
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: none
CLAIMS AND FINANCIALS- Barnes and Thornburg claim for $1871.71 for the three TIFs revisions. 
NEW BUSINESS: John Rahe said that the meeting with Duke they said FEMA is collecting insurance up to the 500  year flood level. That will be costly for some of our land in the 500 year flood level. Ewan said that it has to do if they have a lender and it has to do with older parcels too. Rahe said that will be expensive to buy land in the West Harrison TIF. Randall said that she will continue to look into that. She thinks it is not as big a deal as the 100 year flood level. Ewan said it is up to the lender. They often look at it in relation to the building. Some are pickier and look at the entire parcel. No decision. 
ONE DEARBORN REPORT: Aurora Industrial Park Sign Demo Project- Randall received one bid at $1800- Alpha Demolition- Jeff Caudill in Sunman on Lawrenceville Road. He was professional- they do a lot of demo projects. If you want to move forward, Andrea Ewan should review the agreement. Two other quotes came in late and they were more expensive- between $3-5,000. Alpha was lower probably because they have their own equipment etc. Board approved proceeding with Ewan to review.
Randall went on to say they went thru the Duke Readiness Project and they gave us a lot of positive feedback and said our site was shovel ready. They will provide the final marketing piece after it is edited. They have to decide whether to demo the one residence that is there? You don’t have to demo the building per Duke, but it does make it quicker for development. They may make it gold certified by the state. Duke said to leave it open- rather than subdivide so that even a 50 acre site could be had for that. She wants to report on that at the next meeting.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT- Ewan said they did get approval from Commissioners on all the amended TIF plans. Denny Kraus had issues with some of the Land Descriptions and they are working to clean up that for auditor etc.
Deaton- There was one PC member that did not like TIF at all. Randall basically said that it went thru. Ewan said that Denny is making the descriptions work for Auditor etc. 
OTHER BUSINESS- none 
ADJOURNMENT - 9:30 AM
Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Saturday, October 14, 2017

AGENDA Oct 17 DC Commissioners Meeting

AGENDA
DEARBORN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
October 17, 2017 
6:00 p.m., Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana


I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. TITLE VI STATEMENT FOR COMPLIANCE

IV. OLD BUSINESS
V. NEW BUSINESS
1. Knights of Columbus Request for Annual Prayer on the Square – Gerald Bruns

2.  Ordinance to Amend Animal Control Ordinance


VI. ADMINISTRATOR – Sue Hayden
VII. AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington
1.  Claims/Minutes
VIII. ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel
IX. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

X. LATE ARRIVAL INFORMATION

XI. PUBLIC COMMENT


XII. ADJOURN

AGENDA Oct 16 DC Redevelopment Commission Meeting

 AGENDA
DEARBORN COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS MEETING
OCTOBER 16, 2017
9:00 a.m., 3rd Floor Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana

EXECUTIVE SESSION @ 8:30 a.m. for: IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) (4) & IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) (2) (D)

  1. Call to order

  1. Title VI Statement for Compliance

  1. Memorandum for Executive Session

  1. Actions Regarding Executive Session

  1. Approval of Minutes
September 21, 2017 Meeting

  1. Claims & Financials
1. TIF Fund Claim
2. Financials 

  1. New Business

  1. One Dearborn Report
1.  Aurora Industrial Park Sign Demo Project

  1. Attorney’s Report
  1. Other Business

  1. Adjournment




Tuesday, October 10, 2017

DC Redevelopment Commission Executive Session and meeting Oct 16

PUBLIC NOTICE
Executive Session 
&
DCRC Meeting

The Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission
will hold an Executive Session on
Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
And a meeting at 9:00 a.m.

The purpose for the Executive Session is to discuss interviews and negotiations with industrial or commercial prospects or agents of industrial or commercial prospects by the Indiana economic development corporation, the office of tourism development, the Indiana finance authority, an economic development commission, a local economic development organization (as defined in IC 5-28-11-2(3)), or a governing body of a political subdivision. 
This is classified confidential by state and federal statute: 
IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) (4)

And also for the purposes of discussing strategy with the respect to the purchase or lease of real property by the governing body up to the time a contract or option to purchase or lease is executed by the parties.
This is classified confidential by state and federal statute:  
IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b) (2) (D)

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

Lawrenceburg, IN  47025

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

4 October 2017 Dearborn County Council BUDGET Hearing and Meeting Notes

4 October 2017 Dearborn County Council BUDGET Hearing and Meeting Notes
Present: Liz Morris, President, Dennis Kraus. Sr., Ryan Brandt, Alan Goodman, and Bill Ullrich. 
ABSENT: Dan Lansing and Charlie Keyes
Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor and Leah Bailey, Comptroller
Council President Liz Morris called the meeting to order and asked if there were any comments or questions about the budget. No one spoke. There were only 3 people in the audience and they were there for the following meeting appropriations. Council then waited for 15 minutes to start the regular meeting. 
Morris read the Title VI statement as required by law.
Moment of silence for Tina Weigel, sister of Lynn Deddens,  and for Bill Ewbank, former Adm and Veteran’s officer
PROSECUTOR – Lynn Deddens
Furniture and improvements for new office- Deddens said that they are leaving their furnishings behind in the courthouse for their use. $200,000 from capital improvements and furniture that she thinks they won’t use it all. They also are paying for the services of the woman who did the work on the building decor and finishes.
Transfer $30,000 be split to misc operating expense and Acc’t 42500. approved.
Grant application from Rising Sun regional Foundation to create an interdiction team of 3 officers for heroin and other drugs- $39,322- for equipment for observation and officer safety. Approved to apply. No county money involved. Brandt abstained. 
HIGHWAY – Tim Greive
Slip repair- $185,680 75/25 matching grant for Huesman Road slip. This is for an NRCS grant. Paying for our share out of riverboat- approved. McAllisters did good work on several slips discussed with Council. Bonnell is being resubmitted. He also talked about seeing a map of why we have all the slips in our area and Cincinnati. Eye-opening as to the explanation of our slip expenses.

ADMINISTRATORSue Hayden
Draw down for claims on the Annex project- passed out the $1,657,157.65 budget for annex and asked to have it all. They will not be back for any more. This is all that will be available to them. Morris said she heard a lot of compliments on how the facade matches the old courthouse. This money had already been approved by Council. 4 yea and 1 nay from Kraus on this final amount. 
PLANNING & ZONING – Mark McCormack
Legal services- BZA was challenged for judicial review and it was not covered by county insurance until the $2500 was expended. Court 10 times with Johnny Wright and 5 contempt hearings. This cost each time for the attorney. Have emptied out all their accounts except for $188. $4000 approved. 

AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington-
My Vacccine Grant $28,125 for Health Dept- Approved as it needs no money from county. 

Utilities through year end- $51,000 was budgeted and it didn’t account for the annex and some of those bills are showing up now. McHenry will have to address the issue with annex bills coming in early. Approved the $51,000 only. 

Minutes for July 25, 2017 approved with corrections
Minutes for Aug. 28, 2017 approved with corrections

Meeting on Oct 18 for formal budget adoption will be advertised. Sheriff needs additional meals request for jail. Discussion about waiting to hear sheriff's request until November. This will probably be too late. Leah will check to see if they can wait till Nov 28th meeting. 
Some discussion that Brandt asked about regarding something Paige recommended to Council about making sure that money left over is just not spent in the final quarter. They are looking at parameters and making sure unnecessary purchases aren't being made. Pennington will check with Paige and get information to the Council. Goodman thinks they need to meet with Commissioners about it. Kraus also wants to know who will take care of monitoring. This would require a resolution and advertising is important to consider. 

PUBLIC COMMENT-  none

Meeting adjourned at 10:07 AM
Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

3 October 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

3 October 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Shane McHenry, President and Art Little

ABSENT: Kevin Lynch

Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor, Andy Baudendistel, Attorney, and Sue Hayden, Administrator

Baudendistel read the Title VI statement as required by law.

OLD BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:

Dearborn County Redevelopment – Vice Pres. Dave Deddens & Atty. Andrea Ewan 
Resolutions to Amend Economic Development Plans for: 
West Aurora, St. Leon and West Harrison - Ewan- presented and each was approved with no discussion. Baudendistel said this just gives the DCRC the tools to spend the TIF money more expansively for what they need. West Harrison had an amendment for the 14 acres to be acquired form the Stone property also. 

USDA EWP Wrap-Up (Hueseman Rd) – NRCS District Conservationist, Matt Jarvis - project is finished up now DC Soil and Water and County Highway helped with that. Any questions? McHenry asked about $ figures. $846,325- with $577,040 from Natural Conservation of that.This was for road slip. Listerman later commended this group and Tim Grieve for getting the $500,000 plus the the taxpayers didn’t have to pay for here for this project. 

Certification of Approval for Shelter Program – Heart House Director, Craig Beckley Almost 16 years open- as of March 2018. run from 70-90% of employment at this shelter. This is unusual among shelters. They don’t believe the answer is a handout- so they press that. We give people a couple days to get used to the community. They are required to fill out and put out 10 applications a day. People stay a little longer at Heart House than at other shelters. They stay a month or two to make the changes to get jobs. Recidivism rate is 5% which is less than most shelters. They have had people from foreign countries and even from other states too. They try to give them the life skills and Purdue Home Extension helps teach those. Molesters, sex crimes, or violence in background checks are not taken. They take people from community corrections also. Always very tight financially. Not here to beg for money- maybe at another time. 8,9, and 24 apartments they own in three areas. They get income from the apartments, but it is reduced for the people who need that. Emergency Solutions Grant is where they get 8% of their budget. They sign this in order to get their approval to go for this grant. Approved. McHenry thanked him for all his work. 

HIGHWAY DEPT. Todd, Listerman, County Engineer

  1. United Consulting – Presentation of 2017 Bridge Inspections- 3 reps came to present the completed summary. DC is in full compliance with the state. 102 bridges, 22 are posted for weight limits. 3 new bridges were replaced since last inspection. 2 more are set for completion soon. Some bridges are set for annual inspection due to condition and they are listed in front of the report. Scour plans are in there also. Load grading policy is in effect by 2019. Average age is 50 years for DC. For the state is 43 years.Thanked the county for allowing them to do the work here. Listerman said this is the first cycle that they did not have an increase in the years scheduled for replacement. The number of bridges on the annual inspection have gone up though. 19% of bridges are rated at 50% so needing replacement. Several bridges are scheduled for the next 2 years.  The next 4 items are less than 20 ft long so they are not called bridges even though they look and perform like a bridge- they are called small structures.  

2. Small Structure #111 & #112 / Station Hollow Road Agreement-FPBH, Inc for NTE $29,400 approved to sign design agreement. 

3. Small Structure #148 / Hueseman Road Agreement FPBH, Inc for $27,900- Approved to sign the design agreement. 

4. Small Structures #211 & #213 / Lower Dillsboro Road Agreement Civil Con, Inc. for $29,550- Approved to sign design agreement. 

5. Small Structure #667 / 1 Mile Road Replacement Agreement - Jacobi, Toombs, and Lanz for $35,500- Approved to sign design agreement.  


5. INDOT Community Crossing Matching Grant Fund Award $840,967 for 50% match- the cap was $1million and we were 6th highest award received. Presented this from Governor Holcomb to Commissioners. This was for 2018 road paving. Looking at Johnson Fork, Whites Hill, Carolina Trace, Sand Run, Stateline South of Bright, Georgetown, Old 52 in Harrison.

Planning and Zoning - Mark McCormack: Baudendistel presented- 
Ordinance to Change Zoning Classification of Certain Real Estate from H-1 to B-2- Baudendistel said this goes hand in hand with what was presented at the last meeting. This just formalizes the zoning map change to reflect what was done in the Zoning Ordinance. Approved. 

Updated Interlocal Agreement with Town of Dillsboro and County & Plan Commission for $7200 annual and prorated for 2017 to July. Baudendistel said that is also has automatically renewing provision. Approved. 

ADMINISTRATOR- Sue Hayden- presented for Denny Kraus, Jr about mapping. Kraus said- surveyor, GIS and Planning and Zoning started a mapping program about 8 years ago and don’t seem to have enough staff to do it on their own. Got quotes from 1 out of 4 mapping companies. Folding maps about $3 and Map books about $5 each. They will get together with the committee and move forward. There is money set aside for this in perpetuation fund.

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- Claims and Minutes from Sept 19 were approved. 

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- will have reps for animal control ordinance on cats for next meeting. Some items on vicious dogs too. 

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- McHenry asked for moment of silence for Lynn Deddens sister and Bill Ewbank, former Vet officer. 
Little - thinking about the massacre in Las Vegas- hurricane tragedies, and Puerto Rico- keeping them in our prayers too. 

PUBLIC COMMENT- none

LATE ARRIVAL-none

Meeting Adjourned at 9:35 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Monday, October 02, 2017

COUNCIL BUDGET HEARING AND MEETING 9 AM Oct 4

County Council Budget Hearing starts at 9 AM Wednesday Oct 4 followed by the additional appropriations on the agenda listed previously on this blog.

Friday, September 29, 2017

AGENDA Oct 4 County Council Meeting


AGENDA
DEARBORN COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING
Wed, October 4, 2017
Budget -- Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
CALL TO ORDER:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PROSECUTOR – Lynn Deddens 
Furniture and improvements for new office
HIGHWAY – Tim Greive
Slip repair

ADMINISTRATORSue Hayden
Draw down for claims
PLANNING & ZONING – Mark McCormack
Legal services

AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington
Utilities through year end
Minutes for July 25, 2017
Minutes for Aug. 28, 2017

PUBLIC COMMENT


ADJOURN

AGENDA Oct 3 MORNING Commissioners Meeting

AGENDA
DEARBORN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
October 3, 2017 
8:30 a.m., Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana


I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. OLD BUSINESS
IV. NEW BUSINESS
1.  Dearborn County Redevelopment – Vice Pres. Dave Deddens & Atty. Andrea Ewan
Resolutions to Amend Economic Development Plans for:
          West Aurora, St. Leon and West Harrison
2.  USDA EWP Wrap-Up (Hueseman Rd) – NRCS District Conservationist, Matt Jarvis  

3.  Certification of Approval for Shelter Program – Heart House Director, Craig Beckley
  
4.  Highway Engineer – Todd Listerman
1.  United Consulting – Presentation of 2017 Bridge Inspections
2.  Small Structure #111 & #112 / Station Hollow Road Agreement
3.  Small Structure #148 / Hueseman Road Agreement
4.  Small Structures #211 & #213 / Lower Dillsboro Road Agreement
5.  Small Structure #667 / 1 Mile Road Replacement Agreement

5.  INDOT Community Crossing Matching Grant Fund Award

6.  Ordinance to Change Zoning Classification of Certain Real Estate

7.  Updated Interlocal Agreement with Town of Dillsboro and County & Plan Commission 

V. ADMINISTRATOR – Sue Hayden
VI. AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington
1.  Claims/Minutes
VII. ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel
VIII. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

IX. LATE ARRIVAL INFORMATION

X. PUBLIC COMMENT


XI. ADJOURN

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING TEMPORARY PARKING AND ENTRANCE CHANGES

As the construction work continues to move forward at a good pace, there is a need to close the administration buildings front parking lot “A” completely starting Monday, September 30th.   They will have fencing or tape around the whole lot so they can begin tearing up the existing blacktop for replacement.  All employees and/or citizens visiting the administration building will need to use the newer sidewalk off William Street or the back entrance.  This includes a few more steps to get to the temporary front door and yet another inconvenience to work through. We greatly appreciate all the cooperation and patience everyone has given during this process.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me!

Thank you all again!
Sue Hayden
County Administrator
(812)537-8894 – phone

Sunday, September 24, 2017

AGENDA -September 25th Dearborn County Plan Commission Meeting

AGENDA -September 25th Dearborn County Plan Commission Meeting 

Click on the link below for Agenda and packet materials :

http://www.dearborncounty.org/egov/documents/1505419928_58017.pdf

Thursday, September 21, 2017

21 September 2017 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

21 September 2017 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

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

Also present:Sue Hayden, county administrator and minute taker, Andrea Ewan, attorney, 
ABSENT:Gayle Pennington, Auditor and DCRC treasurer- covered by Connie Fromhold
Deaton read the Title VI statement as legally required.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES- August 17 minutes approved
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Umbaugh and Associates gave a detailed breakdown of their bill from Sept 2016 on Skally’s TIF area work for $18,400 which was approved from the West Harrison TIF fund 4304. 
CLAIMS AND FINANCIALS:
1.TIF Fund Claims- see above
2. Financials- passed out.
REPORT One Dearborn:
1. Updated Economic Development Plans- Terri Randall reported that she had been working on re writing the TIFs for several reasons. One plan was from 1999 and the plan has to comply with state statute. She said they had sat on the shelf and needed to be rewritten. Second, they are purchasing a parcel in West Harrison TIF and you have to add an addendum and it has to be spelled out in the plan. Third, the language had to be cleaned up to be more like the statute. 
West Aurora- Randall use this one to illustrate what was changed. These plans have to be approved today and have a declaratory resolution. Andrea Ewan had Tom Pittman look them over also with her. 2010 to now we are seeing a decline in population. Millennials are moving to urban areas and some are moving to warmer climates.Limited inventory in Greater Cincinnati area and she says KY expansions of economic growth are pretty much maxed out. Work force shortages are going to be an issue. Indiana’s reputation is better than it was in the past so we are in a prime situation to attract economic growth. They included more language to address expenditures that would be in the TIF budget- such as signage in West Aurora. They went over it with McCormack and he was glad that we have a quality plan now. He made some suggestions and he and Andrea Shuter in GIS were terrific in getting the plans finished. This plan should be good for a good number of years. Addressed the issue of land purchase in West Harrison that is taking place over three years with the county commissioners also. 
St. Leon- also included
West Harrison- also included.
Deddens asked about the attorney bills and Umbaugh bills that are being incurred. Goodman agreed- it is getting less and less under our control and we need to control our expenses. Deaton said that perhaps he ,as president, should be sending these emails to all of them so they are involved the decisions. Currently Randall is sending these to Deaton to get his approval to move on or not. [NOTE: Why are they not getting these questions answered at meetings? If expensive items keep getting approved outside of the meeting by one person on the board, then what do they need a board for? The tail appears to be wagging the dog here.] Randall said they are helping whenever they can to keep DCRC costs down. She defended Umbaugh’s bill as being for the TIF in general ad not just Skally’s. The only think Skally would have been responsible would have been the bonds and their incentive they received. But not much was done on this and they stopped work on that when things weren’t going forth.
Deddens- there has to be more communication. Deaton said that they end up having to use Barnes and Thornburg as normal attorneys do not have that expertise. Rahe said- we have to pay for what we have done so far. He and Deaton and Randall seem to feel that they are unable to get an estimate of the cost UP FRONT. Looking at boilerplates to do some of the work here said Randall.[NOTE: Why can’t they get an estimate of the legal costs up front? An experienced firm knows what these items generally cost.] 
The amendments to the West Harrison TIF includes the purchase of the Stone property. Trying to have this all done by Nov 2.
Deddens asked about the lands in the St Leon TIF district. The Tootles Trust property with Maxwells is also in the west Harrison TIF. They also are looking at the Whitewater River area to see what land is really developable. Some of those properties are not for sale down there adjoining this either per Deddens. All board members were in agreement that they should have all One- Dearborn communications that Deaton has sent on to them also. They need to be in the know. [NOTE: The DCRC board is made up of people with business experience. They shouldn’t just be a rubber stamp for One Dearborn.]
Rahe has been looking at the incentives and limitations and talking to our legislators. They are looking at how to get work force also. Tax complications across the border with employees.   
One Southern Indiana (http://www.1si.org/ ) is also an organization Deaton and Randall communicate with. 
Plans are the permission to do what you want to do. Goodman said he had reviewed the three plans. Deaton noted they had converted 3 pages into 19 each. 
Deddens asked about the map on p3 of the West Harrison TIF and why Union County IN was included and not Franklin county. It was related to the MSA for this region and populations.
2. RFQ for demolition of Aurora Industrial Park Sign- Randall got RFQs etc and included all details for scope of work. The current signs will be returned to their owners as requested. The deadline is Oct 2 to get these results in to move forward with the demolition. The only business worried about having their own sign up at US 50 is Craig Distributing. They will have to make other arrangements as the Industrial Park Sign will name the Park itself and if people have GPS they can find the business once they get there. Deddens asked if Randall had called Kevin McCord at Signarama. She hadn’t yet. They will look at companies soon.Now just waiting for responses to RFQ for demolition. She will get proposals from sign companies for building.  
3. Adding parcels to Aurora TIF- This will be handled after the TIF amendments as these parcels would be too much for this round. They will be adding 20 acres to the Aurora TIF district for Kaiser Pickles property. Rahe motioned to do this. Approved to add this 20 acres to the West Aurora TIF area. 
Duke Site Readiness- Randall- has been going thru the process and she did a detailed RFI (request for information) and they graded Randall on her response. They had a site visit and critiquing that. Deaton went also on the DCRC’s behalf. Lots of people from West Harrison to help answer those site questions. McCallum Sweeney for Duke is coming back Oct 3 at 8:30- 10:30 AM at Lakefront Campus for her to do her presentation on this site. Inviting people to come listen to it to learn. This conflicts with Commissioners meeting to do the resolution for the TIFs. Sue Hayden will represent DCRC at Commissioners. Deddens will be at Commissioners. The Duke Energy group will present the $10,000 check to One Dearborn. She will present what she learned at the Nov 2 meeting. 
Deddens wanted to see if the $10,000 that One Dearborn gets can be used for the sign or billboard for the property. Randall wants to see how Duke recommends it be used. DCRC wants the leases on West Harrison Stone properties to give notice on what they want to do with the billboard. Can’t tear it down- as it is grandfathered under the Lady Bird Johnson Rule.     
NEW BUSINESS:
Declaratory resolutions to amend TIFS- Deaton read one into the record. The others were waived to be read as they are identical except or the name of the district. All three were approved and signed. The TIF plans are attached to these resolutions for each of the 3 districts. It was apparent that the board members had read the TIF amended plans also.   
Notice of Public hearing tentative date Nov 2, 2017- this was set for now and signed. Goodman is trying to adjust his schedule to accommodate this date and time of 9 AM. The Stone family is being noticed with a letter signed also as their property is being bought in the West Harrison TIF.  
Again the board stressed they wanted copies of what she was communicating with Deaton. BUT NO DECISIONS WILL BE MADE. 
ATTORNEY’S REPORT:absent
OTHER BUSINESS:none
ADJOURNMENT - 10:30 AM
Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

19 September 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

19 September 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

Present: Shane McHenry, President, and Art Little

Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor, Andy Baudendistel, Attorney, and Sue Hayden, Administrator
ABSENT: Kevin Lynch

Baudendistel read the Title VI statement as required by law. 

OLD BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

DCH Refunding Bond Documents – Brad Ruwe, Dinsmore & Shohl- Josh Groessler presented NUMEROUS documents for Commissioners to sign:
General certificate for Commissioners to verify that the commissioners serve in the capacity to sign these documents. Signed
2nd - ??? document was signed, 3rd -tax exemption certificate signed, 4th- IRS info return for tax exempt bond issues signed, 5th-bond financing agreement with the hospital and 5/3 bank and commissioners, 6th- paid proceeds authorization for 5/3 to disburse the funds as indicated signed, 7th- closing letter of instructions signed, 8th- Bond issue is payable solely from revenues as presented din the bond financing agreement- signed.  He also asked for a copy of the bond financing solution passed on July 5. 

John Engel- Bridge on Woliung Road - he wants one of the dates from the bridge before it’s taken out. He gave some history. Said it had lots of memories and wants to preserve it himself. McHenry said he would ask the contractor who get the bridge about this. He had no objections to Engel getting this. 
He also talked to commissioners about a 20 ft strip he does not want to lose along his property around Happy Hollow Rd. Sue Hayden will email Listerman and get back to Engel regarding the historic date piece and the old road strip.

Gladys Russell Park Video Security System - Jim Red Elk, President Park Board- At Aug 28 Council meeting they approved funding for their project with one exception- they need phone lines to transmit data at $150/ month. This needs to come out of etc Commissioners Telecommunications budget. Plus a one time $50 installation fee to Centurylink. This would be $1800 per year per Sue Hayden and it would not be  large item for the county. Little said that vandalism is an issue in the parks. There have been several instances of property vandalism. Approved.  

Health Dept- Ordinance to Amend Chapter 51(Sewage Disposal) of the Code of Ordinances- Includes Septic Tanks also.- Baudendistel presented- saying that the ordinance as written was more lenient  than state law. 51.05 51.06 51.07 51.08 were modified. Outlines where it is permissible to have onsite septic. Baudendistel said they are doing exactly what the state law says. They MAY require sewer attachment under certain circumstances.Exemptions for properties that already have septic and exemptions that can be granted for large parcels. Other small changes throughout with definitions. Frank Kramer and Health Board and SDRSD all have copies of this. This is a house-cleaning ordinance - trying to get our ordinance books up to date. 
I asked about the word- MAY require attachment and not SHALL. Baudendistel said that was correct as it was in the state law. The sewer district in the area would be notified and they would decide whether or not to extend service. If they don’t then the DCRSD would step in to work on a fix. 
Mike Hankins - thanked Baudendistel, Votaw, and Doug Baer for bringing the ordinances up to snuff. There are several areas that have significant issues with septic. It was hard to recoup taxpayer money when lines are extended and failed systems were not required to hook on. They are trying to extend lines to the areas that need it. 

Mary Calhoun DC Health Dept received approval for their surprise grant received in the last 2 weeks. 

Director of Planning and Zoning, Mark McCormack- said that all of these had unanimous favorable recommendations to approve from the Plan Commission. He went on to explain the changes that were made in the ordinances. Many were minor. They are repealing the Highway Interchange district and make it B-2. They did send letters to al property owners in highway interchange zoning districts and only 2 owners showed up and had no objections to it. Manufacturing are now becoming Industrial and it will be more consistent with other planning departments. Some uses were added to the business2 and light industrial zones. Setbacks in Table 25 were lowered in some cases.
Amendments to Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map-
Article 11, regarding Business Zoning Districts (B-1, B-2)
Article 12, regarding Highway Interchange (H-1) Zoning Districts
Article 13, regarding Manufacturing Zoning Districts (M-1, M-2, M-3)
Article 25, Table 25.1, regarding Development Standards

Ordinance to Amend the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map- Commissioners Voted to approve the above presented Amendments. No public spoke. 

McCormack went over the details of some changes proposed and many of these were involved in all of these sections of Article 2. He did notify and meet with surveyors on these changes to get input. Also the county depth involved such as recorder, auditor and assessor. Mr Engel asked questions about a specific situation and McCormack said they could talk about that with the Health Dept also. 

Amendments to Subdivision Control Ordinance
Article 2, Section 244, regarding Secondary Plat Requirement
Article 2, Section 260, regarding Certified Survey Requirements
Article 2, Section 262, regarding Retracement Survey Requirements

Ordinance to Amend Article 2 of the Subdivision Control Ordinance- Commissioners approved the changes to Article 2. 

ADMINISTRATOR- Sue Hayden-  Request to Approach Council for Final Draw of Annex Fund for $1,657,157.60 million- needed to make payment before Council meets in November. Approved to request this form Council at Oct meeting. They will not be spending it all- some is held back until all claims finished. 

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- Claims and August 1 and Sept 5 Minutes approved

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- nothing more.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Art Little- keep the people in the hurricane areas in our prayers and Mexico with its earthquake. People will need help for a long time.

PUBLIC COMMENT- none

LATE ARRIVAL- none

Meeting Adjourned at 7:30 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

AGENDA Sept 21st DC Redevelopment Commission Meeting

 AGENDA
DEARBORN COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS MEETING
September 21, 2017
9:00 a.m., 3rd Floor Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana


  1. Call to order

  1. Approval of Minutes
August 17, 2017 Meeting

  1. Claims & Financials
1. TIF Fund Claims
2. Financials 
 
  1. One Dearborn Report  
1.  Updated Economic Development Plans
▪ West Aurora
▪ St. Leon
▪ West Harrison

2.  RFQ for Demolition of Aurora Industrial Park Sign

3.  Adding Parcel(s) to Aurora TIF

  1. New Business
1.  Declaratory Resolution(s) to Amend TIFs

2.  Notices of Public Hearing (Tentative Date November 2, 2017) 

  1. Attorney’s Report
  1. Other Business

  1. Adjournment




Sunday, September 17, 2017

AGENDA Sept 19 Commissioners Meeting

AGENDA
DEARBORN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
September 19, 2017 
6:00 p.m., Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana


I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. OLD BUSINESS
IV. NEW BUSINESS
1.  DCH Refunding Bond Documents – Brad Ruwe, Dinsmore & Shohl

2.  Gladys Russell Park Video Security System - Jim Red Elk, President Park Board

3.  Director of Planning and Zoning, Mark McCormack
    1.  Amendments to Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map
a)  Article 11, regarding Business Zoning Districts (B-1, B-2)
b)  Article 12, regarding Highway Interchange (H-1) Zoning Districts
c)  Article 13, regarding Manufacturing Zoning Districts (M-1, M-2, M-3)
d)  Article 25, Table 25.1, regarding Development Standards
    2.  Ordinance to Amend the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map
    3.  Amendments to Subdivision Control Ordinance
a)  Article 2, Section 244, regarding Secondary Plat Requirements
b)  Article 2, Section 260, regarding Certified Survey Requirements
c)  Article 2, Section 262, regarding Retracement Survey Requirements
    4.  Ordinance to Amend Article 2 of the Subdivision Control Ordinance
4.  Ordinance to Amend Chapter 51(Sewage Disposal) of the Code of Ordinances

V. ADMINISTRATOR – Sue Hayden
1.  Request to Approach Council for Final Draw of Annex Fund

VI. AUDITOR – Gayle Pennington
1.  Claims/Minutes
VII. ATTORNEY – Andy Baudendistel
VIII. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

IX. LATE ARRIVAL INFORMATION

X. PUBLIC COMMENT


XI. ADJOURN