Tuesday, March 07, 2017

7 March 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

7 March 2017 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 read the Title VI statement as legally required.


Change orders - Maxwell Construction- Chris presented 2 change orders  $2030 additional for interior wall connections to Courthouse. Approved. 
New sidewalk repairs and gas meter area, doors, hardware, limestone details, gravity sump drain additional holes, water proofing, etc $22,710.89 Deducts also included in this. So there is no change in the cost as this came out of the allowance in the contract amount. Approved. they are talking to other subs about getting costs down too.
Copy will be given to auditor.
Annex Update: Roof is 90% complete. Work on 1st floor interior walls on first and 2nd floor. Mechanicals working on basement and 1st floor. Working to stay on budget.

EMA Director- Jason Sullivan:
EMPG Salary Reimbursement Grant- annually done that pays half their salary. Approved. 

Smart 911/Rave alert approval- Jared Teaney and he are requesting this as Council approved the money. Baudendistel has reviewed the contract. $23,750 include setup fee. $20,400 is the annual fee after that first year. Approved. Plans to market this will to be advertising at fairs, festivals, schools, papers, Facebook, civic organizations, etc. This will let people know how to sign up with a profile for those with special conditions they want 911 to know about. 

Recording Device- Plan Commission President, Dennis Kraus, Jr.- At last PC meeting it was brought up that they haven't had a recording of their meetings since last August. Health and Sewer Board also have this issue. They don’t know what they are allowed to do about getting a recording system or if the commissioners want to address this themselves. 
Discussion about the current system which isn’t updated to Windows 10 and also the portable system they have to record off site. They also talked about the judge’s systems for the courts and that meetings will be moving to the annex meeting room by the end of the year. 
Plan was to get with Midwest Data and get the portable system set up for them now. Then research how to handle this for new meeting room in Annex for the future.

HIGHWAY DEPT. Todd, Listerman, County Engineer- Terri Randall presenting for Listerman who is at Purdue Road School.
Bridge #43 Platt Road Bids - $469,861.20 is low bid- for McAllister Excavating. Approved. Rohe and O’Mara also bid.
Bridge #43 Construction Inspection Contract - low bid Certified Engineering-  $30,300. Approved.  
Right of Entry and Hold Harmless Agreement- Stimson Road- Baudendistel said there is a hump going back to his property. Randy Wayne is a contractor lives there and he has the permission to achieve this. He will follow Listerman’s specs on this. Approved. 
Bridge Inspection- Supplemental Contract- United Consulting- does ours $21,450 additional to our current contract for scour inspections that are now required by INDOT. It’s about $832 per bridge. 

We have all the finishes for Annex over on display in the room here. You can see that the courts have moved forward with Mary Ewbank- selecting colors- reds and blues for patriotic touches. 

Gap in coverage on health officer they were encouraged to buy limited malpractice at $6300 because Dr. Scudder writes orders for epi-pens etc at schools.They have some blood testing and field testing. There will be an audit on Workers Comp there also. Need permission to bind that coverage. 

Randall presented for Marie E. Dausch, Executive Director of New Horizons- celebrating March as Disability Awareness month and asked if possible to have a Proclamation signed.   Marie also stated that this year they have a traveling art exhibit that moves around the counties they serve.  The county event is in Northern Dearborn County, at Stout's Brick House, Thursday March 9th from 5-7.  In addition it will feature a visually impaired guitarist providing background music.
The following link is to their Facebook page which lists the events. https://www.facebook.com/nhrinc

For more information- call info below.
Marie E. Dausch | Executive Director| (ext 222)
New Horizons Rehabilitation, Inc.
237 Six Pine Ranch Rd. | Batesville, IN 47006
Main: 812-934-4528 Cell: 812-212-8498

McHenry read the Proclamation- for March 2017 as Disability Awareness Month. Approved. 

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- Claims and Feb 21st Minutes Approved

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- contract for professional services for Cedar Creek home- where the septic failed. New system failed too. Soil testing done in front yard. Homeowner bought the new system and Eckstein and Shane Inc installing free. $150/trip for pump and haul to handle this until new system installed by August.  NTE of $5,000 which is the deductible for insurance will be the county’s cost of fixing this. Funding is coming form lawsuits and settlements. Hoping the pump and haul will be about $2,000 total. Lorie Baker , the County, and Eckstein an Shane Inc. are in the agreement. Approved. He thinks the new permit from Health Dept is already issued. 

Lynch will be out of town Wed-Sun. Attended Get Energized by the Chamber with etc airport and Amazon facility. Workforce issues and working with TANK to get people from here to KY via our Park and Ride. 5,000 employees needed and double that seasonally. Great opportunity in our region.
Little- Hear it was projected that 100,000 jobs per year in IN would be added and will be about 40,000 short per year even if all college graduates stayed.
McHenry- For Park Board- Judge Humphrey has a name but this person hasn’t voted in primary. They will have the citizen and Democrat chairman sign an affidavit that this person is a Democrat. Jason Cheek, a Democrat, also interested so his name will be passed to Council President Liz Morris. Hoping this fills both board seats now. 



Meeting Adjourned at 9:30 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

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