Tuesday, April 18, 2017

18 April 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

18 April 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

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

Also present: Connie Fromhold, covering for Gayle Pennington, Andy Baudendistel, Attorney, and Terri Randall, Administrator

ABSENT: Gayle Pennington, Auditor

Baudendistel read the Title VI statement as required by law. 



HIGHWAY DEPT. Todd, Listerman, County Engineer: All the following were approved by Commissioners:
Bridge #24 - Cold Springs Road - Contract Supplemental 1- INDOT shifted the funds to fiscal year 2018. It will start in spring 2018.

Bridge Inspection Contract Supplemental 1- INDOT bridge inspection requires scour inspections now. This updates the contract to cover the additional funds at an 80/20 split. There is an additional charge for the additional inspection.

Bridge #108 - Harrison Brookville at Johnson Fork Road- Contract Supplemental 1- Last fall the county was awarded federal money for this. This is for additional work required for the federal dollars. $135,000 is contract total with Land Water Group and Dearborn County.

Report of Contract B-33278 (Collier Ridge) Final Inspection - work was completed and final inspection done in July, 2015- and this is a catch up on INDOT’s paperwork apparently.

Bridge #5- East Laughery Creek near Gregory Road- Federal aid money to replace this to realign this to take part of the curve out in 2019. To get the necessary permits we need to sign this report to IDEM to limit environmental impacts.

ADMINISTRATOR- Terri Randall- was contacted by Tim Grieve and working on quotes for dump trucks. $92,242 plus from Lischkge Motors was the lowest of 2 bids. Commissioners approved this as a Not To Exceed that amount. 

AUDITOR- Connie Fromhold covered for Gayle Pennington- April 4th minutes approved. Claims approved. 

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- nothing

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Lynch- thanked Lawrenceburg for handling the state legislators town hall for the public- was well attended even from other counties.
Little concurred.
McHenry - thanked every one for the flowers etc and support during that time. (His grandmother passed away) Annex is staying on time and on track.

PUBLIC COMMENT- Tom Niedenhauer lived in HVL- he sent emails to Chip Perfect, Randy Lyness, and the Council and Commissioners. Only got an automatic computer generated answer from Lyness. His concern is the bottles and garbage on the sides of the roads. He travelled for 29 years for Agriculture in Michigan and they had a 5 cent deposit on bottles and cans. Nevada does this also. Now they are a dime per cans and bottle in Michigan. They have CLEAN roadsides. Ten other states have this deposit.  People who clean this up say 3/5 of the containers are alcohol ones. He wants to know where to start with the cleanup. McHenry said to contact the state legislators. He asked if Shane would do that. Shane agreed to pass this on to them. He will contact Tom with that info.

Chris Mueller- asked about Skally’s Old World Bakery status with the West Harrison TIF. Commissioners asked Terri Randall to answer the question. Randall said they didn’t want to say too much as this was Skally’s story to tell really.  Skally’s is stalled. Skally’s parted ways with their developer early on in the project. Randall had spoken with them as the DCRC was holding the property for them and needed to know if it was going or not. She told them they could come back to us when they are ready to make the commitments. The problem was all on Skally’s end. They are not going to move forward. What will happen to that property? Randall said they are proud of what we did on this. A lot of work went into getting that Skally’s TIF district set up.  The property is open now? Yes. She plans to start marketing it now. There’s a lot of interest now so that is good news. What about the bonds tied to this? Randall said - The bonds were queued up. But nothing has happened with them. No actual bond documents created as that is an expensive step. Didn’t close on the land, so the bonds didn’t happen. It’s all still in the county hands, with the bonds queued up for another business perhaps. She said that any other information could be gotten from Skally's. 


Meeting Adjourned at about 6:45PM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

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