Tuesday, August 29, 2017

29 August 2017 Dearborn County Council Partial Budget Meeting Notes on Sheriff's Budget including Jail

 29 August 2017 Dearborn County Council Partial Budget Meeting Notes on Sheriff's Budget including Jail
Present: Liz Morris, President, Dennis Kraus. Sr., Dan Lansing, Charlie Keyes, Ryan Brandt, Alan Goodman, and Bill Ullrich. 
Also present: Gayle Pennington, Auditor and Leah Bailey, Comptroller
9:45 AM
Informal discussion was going on regarding other areas and jail staffing. SueEllen Cauble was present for that. 
Morris asked how to make a sound decision when the information you are getting is questionable. The DOC letters seem to be arriving at budget time and requiring more staff, is that regardless of the design or need? 
Brandt discussed the minimum duties of a sheriff. Also talk about Indiana State police helping out in Ripley County when they need more officers on occasion. 
Morris- net increase of 3 officers since the new jail. He is asking for 5 more now. 
Keyes- we got a letter and attorney weighed in- so what do we do. Give them all 5, 3, or none?
Lansing- shifts may need to change. 
Sheriff Kreinhop, Dave Hall, Jail Commander, and a 3rd man arrived before 10. Keyes went over to talk with them prior to 10 AM meeting schedule.
Morris- said- they have gone the the budget and gone with a lesser amount. Narcan question- they have administered several doses. He kept asking Ryan Brandt “isn’t that right?” $2500 is covered by Terry Van Winkle. 2 doses are $40 each. They had one person they administered to twice- on 2 separate instances. They are not judgmental regarding who gets it or not. they have saved several lives. Heroin and Fentanyl are epidemic. Just touching the Fentanyl can cause side effects. Narcan has no side effects per Kreinhop. They can administer Narcan to a police officer if they have touched dates fentanyl and had symptoms. 
Hall and he reviewed the jail budget. The body scanner is on the jail budget. There is one that is not as good as the one they had. Scanner detects items that are concealed in body cavities. It will be used on work release inmates also as they have contact with the public daily when they go to work. $118,750.00 is the cost. 
Hall said Hancock County has the same one for 2 years No problems so far. It is a single view vs a dual view. 
Kreinhop- Still need a search warrant to get the contraband from the body cavity. Marion County is purchasing one of these also. 
Morris- They also want 5 vehicles- in their ongoing process pf purchasing vehicles. The vehicles are at least 2 years old with 100,000 miles or more. Council wanted to wait on this to decide. Some thought that the trade in time was early as the car still had more life to it.
Five additional jail officers- Morris said they have great concern on how to justify this increase. 
Kreinhop- 275 prisoners now. Averaged 281 in 2013. Kraus gave different numbers per year. Lansing asked.
Kreinhop said they could get other prisoners to help pay for the 5 officers. Morris said we don’t want to count on more prisoners unless we had them. Kreinhop wants to staff trained first. Morris persisted on wanting something more solid. Kreinhop said other county does their own transport. But we have to provide meals, clothing etc. 
Morris said- until we have receipts from the jail to cover this- how do we justify this? 
ISA - Ind State Sheriff association- backs raising the fee from $35-$55 per day for prisoners to be housed. 
Discussion of costs to house each inmate. Kreinhop said meal cost was $1 per meal. And other costs all of which seemed to be unbelievably low. And does not include labor costs. Big discussion from Goodman and Lansing with him regarding the business costs and also the need for more beyond the 5 if the state said we need 5 CURRENTLY. Brandt said if you look at all the jail officers- some are serving in the courthouse etc. There are 41 of them now.
Kreinhop said they have 2 separate studies from Mr Wilson. He didn’t bring them with him.( Why not?)  
Morris said that Wilson doesn’t have a great reputation with people outside law enforcement. His credibility is in question by people outside law enforcement. The studies are bloated and not sustainable. 
Kraus went on at length about why $55 is needed to house more inmates and should be $75 - we should make a profit if we house more prisoners. Goodman agreed. 
DOC reimburses for Level 6 felons we house. Contracts for inmates have not been done so Kreinhop doesn’t know what it looks like yet. Billing for these is apparently collected way behind the billing per Leah Bailey. Keyes is pushing for the increased staff per the letter. Will Goering from Switzerland County is Kreinhop’s lawyer he used. He said they could be sued. At least give us at least one  officer to show we are trying. 
Morris- when was the last time we were sued for something like this? Kreinhop- have to check with insurance companies- he remembered the one from 1991 when jail got built. Big discussion of the numbers needed to handle shifts at jail. Brandt said 41 officers should be sufficient. Ended with Kreinhop wanting to take more prisoners. Will leave his info for them. 
Part time wages were discussed. They don't use jail officers at Hoosier Square. Overtime was reduced to $35,000. Bedding and clothing $15,000. Housing moved to Commissioners budget. Education and training $3,000. Inmate medical- and includes mental health and dental- (anything in excess of $10,000/month at DCH we have to pay)- nurse practitioner placed the MD who went back to military- $325,000 for inmate medical. 
Morris asked about the commissary fund- and it should be used to offset jail costs. They want to take it out of county general and have the sheriff use it for jail expenses. Use it for jail bedding. Agreed. 
Cum Courthouse- campus security - $60,600. cameras, touch panels, door controls, maintenance, etc. IT issues and costs discussed. Pennington asks about rotating the computer purchases. Yes- they do it annually. Pennington says administration bldg does 3 computers every other year. 
Jail officers can be done in 2018 even per Morris. Bailey said the DLGF will want to see revenue stream to offset new inmates- perhaps with contracts etc. Apparently there is a need per Kreinhop. Keyes- just pick one and try to work something out to see how it works with a smaller population. Start off with 5 for example. There were 115 beds and 40 of these are in jail workplace area and not utilized per Hall.  
Sheriff ended at 11:20 AM 
[NOTE: Council has not gotten good data from sheriff regarding costs. Inmate housing from beginning to end should be recalculated. They are leaving out costs when they count a meal as if it’s just food. Purchasing, storing, labor to prepare and clean up, utensils and dishes should all factor in. Same for housing prisoners- costs include heat/A/C, water, electricity, phones, staff coverage, bedding, clothing, laundry etc. It might shock them to see how little $55/day really covers.]
Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Agenda August 24th Board of Health Meeting

August 24th, 2017 7:30 P.M.      Commissioners Room
Chairman Hankins — Voluntary Title VI Public InvolvementAnnouncement
Minutes — Regular meeting April 20, 2017
Chairman Hankins:
Board Member announcements:
Dr. Scudder: Introduction of Amy Barlow, Food Specialist
Passed the V RP„S (Vital Records Profession) Jamie Smither
Friends of Library Bus donation to Health Dept.Bus diesel fuel credit card
l. Update on Ordinance to Revise Onsite System Permit & Inspection Fee
l. Rich Rees, North Hogan Road property
2. Doug Rump, Dillsboro town Manager
3. Report of Food Specialists Section: Mary Calhoun & Amy Barlow
a. Farmers Market
4. Report of Environmental Section: Doug Baer
a. Sewage Disposal Ordinance
5. Report of Preparedness Section: Drew Tenhundfeld
a. Updates
6. Report of Vital Records Section: Jamie Smither
a. Passed: Vital Records Profession) and credentialed as: VRP
7. Report of Public Health Nursing Section: Debbie Fehling

Regional Sewer District Update
Next meeting: October 26, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

OCRA to hold Indiana Main Street Community Exchange in Cambridge City

August 17, 2017 

Office of Community and Rural Affairs to hold Indiana Main Street Community Exchange in Cambridge City

INDIANAPOLIS - On Friday, August 25, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) in partnership with Cambridge City Main Street, will host the second in a series of community exchanges aimed at bringing together Indiana Main Street organizations, community leaders and planners, downtown groups, and economic development professionals.
The purpose of the community exchanges are to allow Indiana Main Street communities and other local professionals to network and learn from one another; giving communities an opportunity to discuss issues they face, ways others have resolved some of those issues, and innovative steps communities are taking to address the needs of their organizations, community, and downtowns.
This networking session will be held at The Archive, 33 West Main Street, Cambridge City, IN 47327 and begin at 9:00 a.m. The $25 registration fee includes lunch and all materials. Attendees can expect to hear from several guest speakers, have an opportunity to explore downtown Cambridge City, and network with those in attendance.
Topics to be covered include:
  • Panel discussion about Non-Profit Real Estate Development and Historic Preservation
  • Place Based Economic Development
  • Resilient Downtowns
Attendees do not need to be an Indiana Main Street organization participant or staff member to attend. This exchange will provide information useful to community leaders and planners as well as economic development professionals. No two community exchanges are alike so as to encourage attendance at more than one event.
For further information and to register for this exchange, click here
For more information on the 2017 Indiana Main Street Community Exchanges, visit the IMS Education & Training webpage for dates and location information. 
About the Indiana Main Street Program:Indiana Main Street encourages economic development, redevelopment, and improvement of downtown areas of Indiana’s cities and towns. The program is founded on community economic development principles that emphasize preservation and development of traditional downtown resources. Attendance at one of OCRA’s 2017 exchanges meets the requirement to apply for the agency's Downtown Enhancement Grant program.

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ (OCRA) mission is to work with local, state and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to assist communities in shaping and achieving their vision for community and economic development.

The mission of Cambridge City Main Street (CCMS) is to foster community and economic development in downtown Cambridge City.
Since its founding the organization has already pulled off its first major project, the Lincoln Funeral Train Mural, in 2014. Since then CCMS has worked diligently on building membership and community ties. The organization is currently undertaking a project that will put the previously vacant Matthias and Kline Co. Building, at 12 W. Main  Street, back on the market! The Matthias and Kline Co. building is one of the only vacant storefronts in our vibrant downtown.

17 August 2017 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

17 August 2017 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

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

Also present:Sue Hayden, county administrator and economic development director, Andrea Ewan, attorney, Leah Bailey covering for Gayle Pennington.
ABSENT:Gayle Pennington, Auditor and DCRC treasurer.
Deaton read the Title VI statement as required by law, even though as the only person present I said he could skip it.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES- June 1st Minutes approved
CLAIMS AND FINANCIALS- paid the web hosting fee at $35 per month and Ewan Law office for about 9 months of meetings/consultations for $2812.50 and Barnes and Thornburg for legal analysis of using TIF money for expenditures relating to One Dearborn services to the DCRC for $1116.00.
NEW BUSINESS: 2018 Budget - Sue Hayden explained it was for about $98,000 per year - same as last year. They put the $70,000 in for their budget and this covers One Dearborn Fee for Randall’s services in case the TIF changes proposed for this aren’t approved. Budget approved.
ONE DEARBORN REPORT: Presented by Terri Randall- said she’s plugging away all by herself over at their IVY Tech office. 
Land Acquisition- Randall said DCRC had voted in the past with the owner in West Harrison TIF and the seller wanted to modify the acreage that been to be sold. Land Consultants had to make minor survey adjustments so you’ll get a bill for that. The purchase price changes a little. Seller will be carrying the mortgage. They will need to talk to commissioners before this closes. Thinks everyone is in agreement and old price was $55,000/acre. It’s about an acre more. Changes were made to the agreement related to certain guarantees. Andrea wrote in language to allow DCRC to escape from the sale. The seller was helpful in agreeing to that. They get half back if they back out. Deddens asked who was paying Andrea when Randall was talking to her. DCRC is if Deaton is instructing her to do this on DCRC behalf. Helms said Tom Stone should be complimented as they had contracted with him on this long ago. Ewan said the farm contracts will continue until decided to use the land and amounts worked out in the contract. Randall said this adds to the 42 acres you already have. This packages it better. She has had an uptick in leads and someone is already looking at that parcel now. She cannot tell then anything more yet. That’s why executive session was called off this morning. Payments will by semiannual on this property.
Amendment of TIF Plans- by August 25th these documents have to be in and Randall’s working to get those in. Barnes and Thornburg produced a book so they now know what can be in a TIF plan! It’s easier to start from scratch and replace the existing TIF plans. Tom Pittman helps with this. The book is what they can do but Deaton says you have to be careful looking at it. Then the attorney tells you how you can do certain things. [NOTE: Basically it’s how much can we get away with. They have to write in more language to get to do things the law was not originally intended to do. What impact do these new things have on the taxpayers and schools, for example? Why are we changing all the TIFs for a $70,000 fee issue with One Dearborn? Why not just pay that out of budget and leave the TIF money for the actual infrastructure needs?] 
Acquiring lands will require amendments to the TIF plans. Randall said she couldn't  get plans from other areas that did these things that Barnes and Thornburg suggest. Sept 25th is PC and her goal is to get the TIF documents done by then. Sept 5 Commissioners Meeting also for Deaton and Randall to be there to get their approval before they present the offer on the land discussed earlier. (see above- this was confusing as it got mixed into this 2nd item’s discussion) She has been talking to McCormack on this TIF hearing already. 
Aurora Industrial Park Sign- talked to Tom Pittman because Ewan had questions about how to pay for the sign. Randall said maybe we are approaching this wrong. She had passed Rushville and saw the sign on their Industrial Park just like our proposed one. They provide just the name of the park. Not the individual businesses. The cost was about $40,000. So a letter was sent to the businesses there. This will let them know what they are thinking to do. They need to know if the businesses want to pay for their own. Letter went out yesterday per Sue Hayden. Deddens noted that no one paid for his signs for his business. That expense belongs to the business owner. The main sign is OK. Deddens said he could send this out to 2-3 bidders. They need an RFP for demolition of the old sign and a new one. Approved. TIF documents are her first priority before the sign is done per Randall. 
Washington Township West Aurora TIF Expansion- Kaiser Pickle incentives were based on the first property and now they are working in the old D&S Machine property. They didn’t want the publicity of the incentives. They are pleased with the workforce here. This will overload Plan Commission. She wants to do this after the West Harrison TIF is done. Discussion of whether there were other lands to consider. Consensus was that Kaiser was the most viable one. They will get to this later this year.
Duke Energy Site Readiness Program- she was running o over night the proposal. They were graded - for no table of contents and got a C on mapping because they weren't labelled with a name or directional arrow. She complimented Andrea Shuter- in GIS- because they need utilities mapped. Going to have conversations to have utility mapping layers done. Randall found in a drawer a survey for Stone property with ROWs and easements for utilities. Soil borings and preliminary environmentals. Used some of the work from Skally’s. Had to put in species of wildlife etc. The first run looks good- but we have areas to improve. They will come in town Aug 31 to walk the property and bring in all utility providers to meet with the site selectors. They will then critique that portion. Randall will present findings and what we learned from it. 
REDI Cincinnati had a dummy project lead to go through so she spent a full day working on that. They had 3 consultants to evaluate that. REDI had chosen one site form each state. On state tax rates, personal property, utility rates etc. They bragged on Indiana because we had a lot of flexibility bringing IVY Tech to the table for the work force. Grant possibilities for work force development. Utility rates are higher in Indiana than other places. State incentives are lower in Indiana. They apparently don’t give incentives for workers from out of state. Providing land would help offset this per Randall. Has a lot of work to do. 
Rahe said we need to talk to reps about reciprocity for real estate licensing for out of state realtor developers. She talked to Barnes and Thornburg about this. Hoping to take it up this year. Bordering counties with Illinois have it- why not Ohio and KY for out SE IND bordering counties. Other companies want to know how to get IN licenses to do work here. She’s going to talk to board of realtors for this. 
Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

AGENDA August 17 DC Redevelopment Commission Meeting

August 17, 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
June 1, 2017 Meeting

  1. Claims & Financials
1. General Fund Claims
2. Financials 

  1. New Business
1.  2018 Budget

  1. One Dearborn Report
1.  Land Acquisition
2.  Amendment of TIF Plans
3.  Aurora Industrial Park Sign
4.  Washington Twp. (West Aurora) TIF Expansion
5.  Duke Energy Site Readiness Program

  1. Attorney’s Report
  1. Other Business

  1. Adjournment

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

15 August 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

15 August 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

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

Also present: Andy Baudendistel, Attorney, and Sue Hayden, Administrator

ABSENT: Gayle Pennington, Auditor- covered by Connie Fromhold

Baudendistel read the Title VI statement as legally required.



Proposed amendments to Zoning Ordinance- P & Z Director Mark McCormack:

Article 2 Section 200- Advisory Plan Commission- and Article 3 Section 300- Board of Zoning Appeals Baudendistel read the ordinance for both 200 and 300 as it explains the simple changes. This change also allows for surveyor or designers or the county engineer can one alternates for the surveyor on the PC. The Extension Office can have a designee also as alternate. This state law and now our law also allows for alternates to be selected for each position of the county decides to do that.
Ordinance to Amend Article 2 and 3 of DC Zoning Ordinance- Passed. 

Article 20 - Signs  - revisions throughout the ordinance- temporary  non-commercial free standing non- illuminated signs are allowed for 90 days without permits. Sizes were designated. For sale or lease signs were addressed. Signs for safety or public spaces etc and flag areas were addressed. Some of these codes were changed based on the recent Supreme Court decisions. Agricultural signs were addressed. Home occupation businesses were addressed but may have further revisions. Highway interchange signs were eliminated and they plan to change all H-1 zones to B-2s soon. Manufacturing districts will be changed to Industrial zones. So the signal rules reflect that future change. Mixed use developments and Planned developments were also given sign rules that didn’t change much. Off-premise signs were also developed. These would be abutting major arterial roads- like highways. Large scale off premise signs had slight changes. Small scale off premise signs were also covered. Example like seeing a peach sign for the orchard at the beginning of the road leading to that property. Signs have to be maintained regularly to keep them in good and safe condition. There have been problems with that in the past per McCormack. Electronically changing message boards were addressed. 
Ordinance to Amend Article 20 of the DC Zoning Ordinance- Baudendistel said the Court case was in 2015 that forced some of these changes. No public comment . Ordinance passed. 

Mr Goddard from Langley Heights- asked about survey issues. He has had surveys done from Archie Crouch. and Johnny Wright pulled out pins ad said they were wrong. Baudendistel said they have a BZA case with him now for a contempt case. The 2008 case was dismissed WITH PREJUDICE so it cannot be refiled. McHenry said he wants this over with and has his life threatened 3 times. Wright has been charged and convicted of threatening Listerman and McCormack. The road will be fixed tomorrow that Wright has torn up and there will be a deputy there. They will proceed with the court case. Goddard’s tenants are at risk also. They get harassed and then want to move. He wishes he could live up there some day. McCormack said they can enforce better with documentation of pictures or police reports. 

Dearborn County Hospital Board of Trustees, Reappointment of Betty Bischoff- approved for January of 2018 for 4 more years.  

HIGHWAY DEPT. Todd, Listerman, County Engineer- Sue Hayden- presenting- Line Striping Award- three bids turned in. And A safety, Indiana Sign and Barricade and Ogelsby Construction was the lowest bid for $83,983.76. Ogelsby was approved.

ADMINISTRATOR- Sue Hayden- Patricia Burke had accident spinning out at Bond Road and Sand Run due to ponding. So in the north bound land the highway dept will bank it more to improve that. There are numerous accidents there. They will also put signs there. 

AUDITOR- Connie Fromhold presented claims that were approved. 

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- nothing more.




Meeting Adjourned at 7:07 PM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

Friday, August 11, 2017

AGENDA Aug 15 Commissioners Meeting

August 15, 2017 
6:00 p.m., Commissioners Room
County Administration Building
215 B West High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana



1.  Proposed Amendments to Zoning Ordinance – P&Z Director, Mark McCormack
Article 2, Section 200 – Advisory Plan Commission
Article 3, Section 300 – Board of Zoning Appeals
Ordinance to Amend Articles 2 and 3 of DC Zoning Ordinance
Article 20 – Signs
Ordinance to Amend Article 20 of the DC Zoning Ordinance

2.  Dearborn County Hospital Board of Trustee, Betty Bischoff Reappointment 

3.  Line Striping Award – Sue Hayden (for Highway Engineer, Todd Listerman)

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




Pribble Road hill open to thru traffic via Pribble Circle

Per Denise at the County Highway Dept. Rohe Paving has finished paving Pribble Hill. It is open for traffic now.
Lawrenceburg has still closed the very beginning of Pribble up to Pribble Circle, so that detour is still there.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

DCRedevelopment Commission Executive Session and Meeting Aug 17


Executive Session &
DCRC Meeting

The Dearborn County Redevelopment Commission
will hold an Executive Session on
Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

The purpose 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)

There will be a DCRC meeting held after the Exec Session
at 9:00 a.m.

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

Lawrenceburg, IN  47025

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

1 August 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

1 August 2017 Dearborn County Commissioners Meeting Notes

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

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


Motion/Vote on previous discussion of Administrator’s position- Commissioners officially approved Sue Hayden as County administrator effective July 17th. 


Change Orders- Chris Grabosky, Project Manager, Maxwell Construction- 2 change orders:
Koch Mechanical- adding $6398 and re route gas line $1880 plus other changes of $1165, $1562, deduct $1298 = 9707 which will be deducted from their allowance. No change in contractual amount total though. Approved.
Added card access for security $8400. This is in additional to the contract amount. 
H& B Systems will get this from the extra money left in other accounts for the project. Approved. Grabosky anticipates more requests on the security possibly too.

Working on Annex finishes now and terrazzo completed. Exterior work on Limestone pretty much completed. Humidity problem now with the weather and will be closing up building soon. Still looking at mid-late October for completion. Might go into November. 

Donation of Bookmobile by Friends of the Library- Barbara Bonney,Director LPLD- donating it to the DC Health Dept. Scudder says they need a reliable drivable vehicle. The library has acquired a new smaller one. Commissioners approved. Picture taken for the paper. 

Animal Control Ordinance Changes- Pat Hawkins, PAWS Sec’y Treasurer and Becky Reiter, PAWS Board member and Boone County Animal Shelter Director- asked to work with county attorney on ordinance related to cats. There is a better way to handle cats per Pat Hawkins. Becky Reiter a DC resident and also Boone County Animal Shelter Director spoke on their programs. They started a program 5 years ago and it decreases the amount of cats taken in. Target Zero recommendations were given to the county. This program allows cats at farms etc to be trapped and  spayed and neutered and returned to the farms. or outdoors. The farmers still have rodent control without all the kittens. They utilize working cats or barn cat programs for people who want a spayed, neutered and vaccinated cat. Commissioners approved the discussion with the attorney ad PAWS. 

1Voice- Area National Drug Awareness Day- Wyatt Sampson and Dianna Jones- Sampson presented- August 31 to do what they did last year with the walking routes in Lawrenceburg from 5-7 PM. They will have to clear out the courthouse parking area etc. that evening. He has to go to the city also . Approved. 

HIGHWAY DEPT. Todd, Listerman, County Engineer
Bid Award Bridge #59 Salt Fork Rd- McAllister Exc $107,426.75 was lowest bid. Rohe and Duncan Robertson were higher bids. Approved McAllister. 
Construction Inspection Contract Bridge #59-Land Water Group $9690 was approved. They will have this closed at times this fall also. Aware it is inconvenient.  
Title Sheet for Bridge #24 Cold Springs Road- plans - bid in December for this. Plans Approved. 
Community Matching Grants program- may hear something in a week or two. They went for complete funding. 
PineRidge residents will get a plan together per McHenry in next couple weeks but it is in terrible condition. Grieve is doing that. 

Agreement to transfer personal property and Ordinance for transfer for Dearborn County  Clearing House- Baudendistel read the ordinance that transferred a passenger van vehicle to Clearing House. Approved both the letter and the ordinance. McHenry indicated that the van will need mechanical repairs. Sue Hayden will contact Cathy Piche for her signature.

Ratify signature on Letter to USDA for funding for Laughery Valley Watershed Damage - Sue Hayden presented from Tim Grieve this is from June 23 flooding that damaged the banks of Laughery Creek. We pay 25%. Approved the signature from then. Listerman said that Grieve worked hard to try to get this so as to save county funds. 

ADMINISTRATOR- Sue Hayden- nothing more. 

AUDITOR- Gayle Pennington- Claims and Minutes from July 5 and 18 approved

ATTORNEY- Andy Baudendistel- Happy Hollow Vacation Ordinance- In 2011 they were approached by the Lykins (David C and David J) and the Engels objected. The court found in Lykins favor and said they can now proceed with their vacation. The 30 day window to file an appeal has run out. Lykins and Rob Seig surveyor were present today. 6820 ft vacated. There will be a col de sac constructed. Publlc utilities can still be maintained there. No public wished to speak. Commissioners approved the ordinance. They will file the papers and publish the ordinance. Lykins will construct the cul de sac and the county provides the stone. Commissioners thanked Lykins for his patience and echoed that for  the Engels. Hoped this issue was behind them.

Baudendistel read the Title VI statement as required by law. 

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS- Lynch- attended NACO (National Assoc of Counties) conference with over 3000 attendees from all over the country. So many activities that it was hard to decide what to attend. 
Our former Ag director for state Ted McKinney is now with USDA. 
Lots of festivals- great to see community get out.

Little- Bright and Yorkville having festivals same weekends- Lots of good fried chicken. Echoed what Lynch said.

McHenry- lots of Ohioans come here for the good food- lots at St. Martins festival. Privilege in serving where community reaches out. Also prayers for support of the family’s involved in the tragedy in Manchester this past weekend. And think about our kids going back to school tomorrow. State Police and sheriff’s dept. did a great job. 

Lynch- This Thursday annual job fair with Luke Messer. first hour is for veterans only. then the public Nothing more satisfying than to see someone leave the event with a job. 20 were hired last year that day and several dozen hired in the weeks after it. 

PUBLIC COMMENT- McHenry noted there were reps from Aurora and Greendale here and that Council decided to take no action on the revenue sharing and they want us to take no action either until we see what the state and legislators are going to do.Appreciates Mayor Weiss and Alan Miller and Ms Emery were there and they’d had some discussions. No action until we get more direction form Council. 
Weiss asked that they work with them. 

McHenry said Phil Darling was the train engineer at the festival this weekend. Asked if he was sore today as it was a bumpy ride.   


Meeting Adjourned at 9:37 AM

Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township