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July 21, 2009 Coucil Minutes

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FRANKLIN COUNTY COUNCIL MEMORANDUM & MINUTES

JULY 21, 2009 @ 7:00 P.M.

FRANKLIN COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER

COMMISSIONERS/COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING ROOM 203

               

Those Present:                 County Council:                Hollie Sintz Maxie            Kenneth Rosenberger                   Bradley Spurlock                               

Carroll Lanning                  Tom Linkel                         

County Auditor:                Susan A Jones

County Commissioner: Eric Roberts         Tom Wilson                       

 

Hollie Sintz Maxie opened the Meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Meeting was called to Order.

 

MINUTES Kenneth Rosenberger moved to accept the Minutes as presented (June 23, 2009).  Carroll Lanning seconds the motion.  All in Favor (5).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION  2009-25-(A)ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION Hollie Sintz Maxie reads Resolution 2009-25-(A) Additional Appropriation.  Local Road & Street Supplies $77,000.00, Cumulative Capital Development Services and Charges $50,000.00, Highway EDIT Supplies $12,000.00 and Services and Charges $100,000.00, Operation Pullover Personal Services $1,400.00 and Andersonville Utility Study Grant Services and Charges $30,000.00.

Marty Hon, Representative of E & H Bridge & Grating was present and had mentioned George Hartman had recommended a Steel Grid Bridge instead of a Box Culvert Bridge for the Bridge Replacement on Vannetta Road.  It will take approximately 3 weeks to complete.  The Bridge Decking has a load limit rating with the Standard Load Limit Recommendations.  The Life of a Steel Grid Bridge is 100-130 years.  George Hartman is stressing safety. 

Bradley Spurlock motioned to accept Resolution 2009-25-(A), to accept all additional with the stipulation for Local Road & Street Funding, that E & H Bridge Decking be selected for the Vannetta Bridge Project.  Tom Linkel seconds.  All in Favor (5).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

 

     

ADDITIONAL

ADDITIONAL

     

AMOUNT

AMOUNT

     

REQUESTED

APPROVED

FUND NAME: Local Road & Street      
  10000  Personal Services  

$0.00

$0.00

  20000  Supplies  

$77,000.00

$77,000.00

  30000 Services and Charges  

$0.00

$0.00

  40000  Capital Outlay  

$0.00

$0.00

      .  
TOTAL for Local Road & Street Fund:

$77,000.00

$77,000.00

         
FUND NAME: Cumulative Capital Development      
  10000  Personal Services  

$0.00

$0.00

  20000  Supplies  

$0.00

$0.00

  30000 Services and Charges  

$50,000.00

$50,000.00

  40000  Capital Outlay  

$0.00

$0.00

      .  
TOTAL for Cumulative Capital Development Fund:

$50,000.00

$50,000.00

         
FUND NAME: Highway EDIT      
  10000  Personal Services  

$0.00

$0.00

  20000  Supplies  

$12,000.00

$12,000.00

  30000 Services and Charges  

$100,000.00

$100,000.00

  40000  Capital Outlay  

$0.00

$0.00

      .  
TOTAL for Highway EDIT Fund:

$112,000.00

$112,000.00

         
FUND NAME: Operation Pullover      
  10000  Personal Services  

$1,400.00

$1,400.00

  20000  Supplies  

$0.00

$0.00

  30000 Services and Charges  

$0.00

$0.00

  40000  Capital Outlay  

$0.00

$0.00

      .  
TOTAL for Operation Pullover Fund:

$1,400.00

$1,400.00

         
FUND NAME: Andersonville Utility Study Grant      
  10000  Personal Services  

$0.00

$0.00

  20000  Supplies  

$0.00

$0.00

  30000 Services and Charges  

$30,000.00

$30,000.00

  40000  Capital Outlay  

$0.00

$0.00

      .  
TOTAL for Andersonville Utility Study Grant Fund:

$30,000.00

$30,000.00

 

 

RESOLUTION 2009-26-(A) TRANSFER OF FUNDS                 Hollie Sintz Maxie reads Resolution 2009-26-(A).

 

COUNTY GENERAL

FROM:  Extension – Office Supplies                                                                         $     500.00                            100-123-4210.00

TO:         Extension – Service Agreement                                                                                $     500.00                            100-123-4370.00

FROM:  Extension – Program Assistant                                                                   $     164.88                            100-123-4317.00

TO:         Extension – New Equipment                                                                     $     164.88                            100-123-4440.00

 

FROM:  Transfer Station – Solid Waste Disposal                                                  $   9,000.00                          100-147-4319.00

TO:         Transfer Station – Other Improvements                                                                $   9,000.00                          100-147-4431.00

 

HIGHWAY

FROM:  Highway – Truck Drivers                                                                                                $     420.00                            201-300-4178.00

TO:         Highway – Tools/Hardware                                                                         $     420.00                            201-300-4227.00

                                                               

FROM:  Highway – Truck Drivers                                                                                                $   1,600.00                          201-300-4178.00

TO:         Highway – Road Equipment                                                                        $   1,600.00                          201-300-4444.00

                                CUM BRIDGE

FROM:  Cum Bridge – Johnson Fork                                                                         $  15,400.00                         203-475-4399.30

TO:         Cum Bridge – Johnson Fork                                                                         $  15,400.00                         203-000-4550.00

 

Carroll Lanning inquired about the Truck Drivers pay going to Tools/Hardware & Equipment.  It was said there are only (13) Truck Drivers instead of (15) Drivers that had been budgeted for.  Eric Roberts mentioned they have not hired when an opening came up, need to cut somewhere.  Tom Wilson doesn’t agree with not hiring Truck Drivers especially in the winter and in the summers need them for chip sealing, patching and putting up signs.  Brad Spurlock, when it comes to next month for Budget Hearing, is there going to be (13) Drivers instead of (15), he wants to see Truck Drivers hired.

Carroll Lanning motions to approve Resolution 2009-26-(A) Transfer of Funds.  Tom Linkel seconds.  All in Favor (5).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 2009-27 LEVY EXCESS FUND TO RAINY DAY Hollie Sintz Maxie reads Resolution 2009-27 Levy Excess Fund to Rainy Day.  The Association of Indiana Counties had emailed a Memo regarding the Family and Children & Children’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Funds.  Though the recently passed state budget there were provisions allowing County Councils to pass a resolution transferring excess balances from the repealed Family and Children’s Fund and the County Children’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Services Fund to the County Rainy Day Fund.  If the County Council wishes to transfer these funds to the County Rainy Day Fund this must be done before December 31, 2009.  Funds available to be transferred are $440,002.12 in the County Family and Children’s Fund and $70,435.05 in the County Children’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Services Fund.

                               

FRANKLIN COUNTY COUNCIL FRANKLIN COUNTY, INDIANA

   RESOLUTION NO. 2009-27

 

                A RESOLUTION TO TRANSFER REMAINING BALANCES OF THE FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S FUND AND THE CHILDREN’S PSYCHIATRIC RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT SERVICES FUND FROM THE LEVY EXCESS FUND TO THE COUNTY RAINY DAY FUND.

 

                WHEREAS, Public Law 146-2008 repealed the county family and children’s fund (IC 12-19-7 before its repeal); and the county children’s psychiatric residential treatment services fund (IC 12-19-7.5 before its repeal); and 

 

WHEREAS, Indiana Code 6-1.1-18.5-17 mandated the county transfer any excess balances from the county family and children’s fund and the county children’s psychiatric residential treatment services fund to the county levy excess fund; and

 

                WHEREAS, Public Law 182-2009 allows counties to transfer said balances from the county levy excess fund to the county rainy day fund;  

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, INDIANA, AS FOLLOWS:

 

1.            The remaining balance of the county family and children’s fund now in the levy excess fund in the amount of $440,002.12 is hereby transferred to the county rainy day fund.

               

2.            The remaining balance of the county children’s psychiatric residential treatment services fund now in the county levy excess fund in the amount of $70,435.05 is hereby transferred to the county rainy day fund.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the County Council of Franklin County, Indiana, determine that this Resolution be deemed effective

this _21st_____day of ___July______, 2009.

                               

Tom Linkel motions to approve Resolution 2009-27.  Kenneth Rosenberger seconds the motion.  All in Favor (5).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

ORDINANCE 2009-10 AMENDED 2009 SALARY ORDINANCEHollie Sintz Maxie reads the changes in Ordinance 2009-10 Amended 2009 Salary Ordinance.  Sheriff 105  4116.00 removing Chief Deputy and leaving Major and adding 4118.04 Chief Deputy/K-9  Salary $33,927.20 Bi-weekly $1,304.89 Hourly Rate $16.31 and changing 4118.03 from Deputy (7) to (6).

Carroll Lanning moves to adopt Ordinance 2009-10, Retroactive back to when (Roberts) was moved to Chief Deputy.  Tom Linkel seconds.  All in Favor (5).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

APPOINTMENT TO FRANKLIN COUNTY CHILD PROTECTION TEAM            Hollie Sintz Maxie reads Letter from Erin Lambert, Supervisor for the Indiana Department of Child Services, Local Office in Franklin County.  It had come to their attention that Martha Bergman is no longer on County Council and was Franklin County’s appointed representative that attended the Child Protection Team Meetings.  According to their policy, the appointed representative must be a member of the County Council.

Tom Linkel moved to appoint Carroll Lanning to the Child Protection Team for Franklin County.  Kenneth Rosenberger seconds the motion.  All in Favor (5).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

ANDERSONVILLE WASTE WATER, WATER & SEWAGE PROJECT   Tom Wilson, County Commissioner mentioned a few years ago, the Commissioners applied for a Grant for a Study to be done in Andersonville with regards to waste water, water and sewage, at that time funds were appropriated for the match.  The Study has been completed and will be applying for 90/10 Grant totaling $340,000.00 and will be need a 10% match, approximately $35,000.00.  An Environmental Study is also needed to be done and will cost $800.00.  Tom also mentioned there is a meeting with Hoosier Hills Water to supply water to Andersonville and will be asking the County to Sponsor.

Bradley Spurlock made motion to put in for an Additional Appropriation for $35,000.00 for the 10% Match and $800.00 for the Environmental Study from the Rainy Day Fund for the Andersonville Project for Storm Drainage.  Tom Linkel seconds the motion.  All in Favor (5).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.                         

CATTLE TESTTING CONTRACT  The County had been notified by the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) that there had been a cow from a farm in Northern Franklin County had tested positive for tuberculosis at slaughter in December 2008.  In April 2009, several deer and elk from a captive cervid farm near the cattle farm had also tested positive for tuberculosis.  BOAH has determined that it is necessary to test cattle herds near the infected cervid heard to determine the tuberculosis status of the cattle.  A Contract had been submitted by the BOAH for Bovine Tuberculosis Testing for Franklin County.  Franklin County is needed to include $31,680.00 in the County’s Budget.  This amount had been put in for the 2010 Budget, but if funds are needed before 2010, an additional appropriation needs to be done.

Tom Wilson will check with Gene Stewart if a suite can be filed against the owner of the captive deer and elk herd for the cost of the testing and will also check with the County’s Insurance.  It was asked that an additional be submitted out of Rainy Day for the next meeting if funds are needed yet this year.            

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATE       Tony Schwab, Economic Development Director reported that he had been working on the Economic Development Website and will be releasing the Website domain this coming Thursday.  He is in the early stages of fact finding.  A couple of weeks ago he had visited the City of Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development and working with them to share information.  Looking to join organization in hopes to be connected for information on economic development.  Also would like to get Economic Development/Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism Board in Franklin County to work together and work out of one building and be able to do round table discussions.

Tony had reported on the Sperry Rice Grant.  Sperry Rice is moving in equipment and looking in early August to do a Ribbon Cutting showing the progress of the grant.  Their plans are to bring people back to work.  Brad Spurlock asked if contact had been made with Carbon Motors.  Tony said he had not.  The way Brad understands there would be a large spin off if they come in.  The Governor will be coming on July 29th to Connersville for a Rally at the old Visteon Plant.

E-911 DIRECTOR’S SALARY FROZEN  Kenneth Rosenberger motioned to stop funding for the E-911 Director temporarily, based on information received, believe it would be the best interest of the County, until investigation is over.  Tom Linkel asked how will this affect the operation.  Carroll Lanning, someone would have to schedule, etc..  Kenneth Rosenberger replied, Don VonderMeulen.  Carroll Lanning asked Tracy Lightfield, if you had to step down would that create a problem.  Carroll Lanning, concern if a director not there and someone not showing up and 911 be down.  Then asked is Commissioners going to make sure it is taken care of.  Tom Wilson replied we would have to.  Tracy Lightfield, reported she had dismissed (1) part-time person and another is going to quit.  Hollie Sintz said every year at budget hearing you need part-time help and never sees anything in the newspaper advertising for part-time help.  There are people sent in to apply for position and don’t get interviewed.  Tracy said she had hired someone, but only last (3) months.  Currently there are (8) full time dispatchers.  Tracy said she don’t understand why the Sheriff would want to handle 911.  Tom Linkel, meeting after meeting Don VonderMeulen said he is in charge, but has not done anything to solve problem.  Tom Wilson, all (3) Commissioners are over 911, but is Don’s Area of Responsibility.  Dale Maxie mentioned the time clock being removed.  Tracy said they are currently writing in their time.  Tracy says she is director, don’t know why this is necessary.  Tom Linkel seconds the motion.  All in Favor (5).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried. 

Carroll Lanning moves to leave Tracy Lightfield’s pay at her hourly rate $14.09.  Tom Linkel seconds.  All in Favor (4) (Lanning,                 Linkel, Rosenberger & Sintz).  Opposed (1) (Spurlock).  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 2009-11 AMENDED 2009 SALARY ORDINANCE  Hollie Sintz Maxie read Resolution 2009-11 Amended 2009 Salary Ordinance.  Amendment being in 248 E-911 adding 4145.00 Temporary Dispatcher Hours Worked 40.0, Bi-weekly Rate $1,127.23, Hourly Rate $14.09.

Carroll Lanning moves we accept 2009-11 Amended Salary Ordinance.  Kenneth Rosenberger seconds.  All in Favor (4) (Lanning, Rosenberger, Linkel  & Sintz).  Opposed (1) (Spurlock).  Motion carried.

ADJOURN            Carroll Lanning motioned to Adjourn.  Brad Spurlock seconds.  All in Favor (5).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.                               

 Others Present

Dale Maxie                         Steve Collier                       Brenda Collier                    Daryl Kramer                     

John Estridge                     Marty Hon                          Tracy Lightfield

AYE                                                                                        NAY

__S/ Hollie Sintz Maxie________                            ____________________

Hollie Sintz Maxie                                                            Hollie Sintz Maxie

__S/ Jeffery C Koch____________                        _____________________

Jeffery C Koch                                                                   Jeffery C Koch

__S/ Kenneth J Rosenberger______                      _______________________

Kenneth J Rosenberger                                                                Kenneth J Rosenberger

__S/ Bradley L Spurlock__________                      _______________________

Bradley L Spurlock                                                           Bradley L Spurlock

__S/ Carroll Lanning___________                          ______________________

Carroll Lanning                                                                  Carroll Lanning

__S/ Tom Linkel_______________                        _______________________

Tom Linkel                                                                          Tom Linkel

__S/ Jason Allen______________                         _______________________

Jason Allen                                                                         Jason Allen

ATTEST:  __S/ Susan A Jones__________________________

                  Susan A Jones, Franklin County Auditor

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