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March 8, 2010 Commissioner Minutes

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FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING

MEMORANDUM & MINUTES

March 8, 2010 @ 1:00 P.M.

Commissioners/Council Public Meeting Room

                                                                                                                                

Those Present:  County Commissioners:   Eric E Roberts   Thomas E Wilson    Don VonderMeulen

County Auditor:   Susan A Jones

Commissioners Secretary:  Carol Westerman

 Attorney:    Michael Wilhelm

 

Eric Roberts opens the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

MINUTES – MOTION – Don VonderMeulen motioned to approve the Minutes of February 22, 2010 and March 1, 2010.  Tom Wilson seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

PAYROLL – MOTION – Tom Wilson motioned to approve Payroll and on next payroll will adjust overtime rate for E-911 to include longevity rate and overtime hours.  Don VonderMeulen seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.  The Veterans Service Officer pay voucher was turned in late.  MOTION – Eric Roberts moved we approve the Payroll for the VA Service Officer.  Don VonderMeulen seconds.  Tom Wilson, All in Favor.  Eric Roberts, Motion carried.

UTILITY CLAIMS – MOTION – Eric Roberts motioned to approve Utility Claims for March.  Don VonderMeulen seconds.  Tom Wilson, All in Favor.  Eric Roberts, Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT – MOTION – Don VonderMeulen moved we acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report for February 2010.  Tom Wilson seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

2010 VOTING PLACES – Linda Vaughan, County Clerk presented to the Commissioners the List of Voting Places for the 2010 Primary and General Election for their approval, there were no changes for the last election.  MOTION – Don VonderMeulen made motion to approve the 2010 Polling Places for the Primary and General Election.  Tom Wilson seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

OLD VOTING EQUIPMENT – Linda Vaughan also mentioned there are old voting equipment cases and old ballot boxes that are being stored and taking up a lot of space and asked if the County was going to hold a surplus sale.  Eric Roberts asked if the School Corporation is going to hold a sale and maybe could do a joint sale and share in the cost.  Linda Vaughan said she would get with the School Corporation.

BROOKVILLE LAKE REGIONAL WASTE DISTRICT BOARD APPOINTMENT – Received Letter from the Brookville Lake Regional Waste District (BLRWD) for Appointment to Board of Trustees.  Letter is notifying the Commissioners of a vacancy on the Board of Trustees.  The appointment will be to finish Patricia Heheman term that will expire December 31, 2011, who had passed away.  Michael Saunders had indicated an interest in being appointed.  Mr. Saunders is a residential and business customer of the District.  Eric Roberts stated he had received a phone call from a resident on the recent rate hike at the BLRWD and did not know the answers.  Eric would also like to wait a week or two before we do the appointment to do some research and maybe place an ad for any interest in the appointment.  Don VonderMeulen would like to make sure the appointment would be someone who is interested for the betterment of the district.  Don would like for the Board Minutes to be presented.  Eric Roberts responded saying the minutes are posted on their website.  Tom Wilson not sure we should put ad in the newspaper.  Don VonderMeulen, maybe get with Ted Stubbs to get more information.  MOTION – Don VonderMeulen made motion to have Ted Stubbs make contact with BLRWD Board Members to make recommendation for Board Member.  Tom Wilson seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

WEST POCKET ROAD CULVERT REPLACEMENT- George Hartman had prepared a Drainage Work/Permit Agreement for West Pock Road Stream Crossing between Franklin County, City of Batesville, William & Shirley Oswald and Constance S Deckebach.  Eric Roberts stated the agreement needs to be presented to each of the property owners and the City of Batesville before we sign the agreement.  Michael Wilhelm said the agreement was well written by George Hartman.  Don VonderMeulen stated that Mayor Fledderman of the City of Batesville has approval from the Board.  Tom Wilson and Ray Reese will go and talk to the property owners to get their signatures.  Don VonderMeulen said Ray Reese is anxious to start the project and would like to sign.  MOTION – Don VonderMeulen made motion to have George make correction on the pipe and sign the agreement and forward on to the other parties.  Tom Wilson seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

ENOCHSBURG COVERED BRIDGE 73 – George Hartman had presented from INDOT a Report of Contract Final Inspection and Recommendation for Acceptance for the Enochsburg Covered Bridge 73 Bridge Rehabilitation Project.  George had made recommendation for Commissioners to sign.  MOTION – Tom Wilson motioned to sign the Final Inspection and Recommendation for Acceptance for Bridge 73.  Don VonderMeulen seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

2010 – 2011 COUNTY WIDE BRIDGE INSPECTION – George Hartman reported he had spoken to Brenda Fox of INDOT and she had emailed the State LPA Agreement for the County Commissioners Signatures to save time and will provide a revised sheet with the fee after Franklin County completes consultant selection for Bridge Inspection and signs an agreement with the consultant.  RFP’s are due to be turned in on March 17, 2010 @ 10:00 A.M.  Eric Roberts had reservations on signing the agreement before a dollar amount is known.  The bridge inspection cost would be an 80/20 with federal being 80% and county share 20%.  MOTION – Don VonderMeulen made motion to sign LPA Agreement with INDOT for Bridge Inspection.  Tom Wilson seconds.  Eric Roberts opposed.  Motion carried.

HUNTERSVILLE ROAD INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT – An Interlocal Agreement between Franklin County and the City of Batesville for Replacement of Small Structure on Huntersville Road, just south of State Road 46, Pursuant to IC 36-1-7-9 was reviewed by Commissioners.  There was concern on the time frame in which the project was to be done and completed.  Concern in whether or not the Highway Employees would be able to do the work with them doing road repairs on damages done by REX, that it may be added to the agreement that the some of the work could be contracted out if needed.  Also funds are not in place to fund the project.  Steve Meyer of CPI was present and it was asked if they proceeded with a ConSpan Bridge how long would it take for it to be delivered.  Mr. Meyer reported 6 – 8 weeks from the time it was ordered.

 2009 ANNUAL REPORT – The Commissioners were presented the 2009 Annual Report for review.  

ADJOURN – MOTION – Eric Roberts moved to adjourn.  Don VonderMeulen seconds.  Tom Wilson, All in Favor.  Eric Roberts, Motion carried.

 

Others Present

John Estridge                     Sara Duffy                           Linda Vaughan                  Steve Meyer

                                               

AYE                                                                                                        NAY

___S/ Eric E Roberts________                                  ______________________

Eric E Roberts                                                                     Eric E Roberts

___S/ Thomas E Wilson______                                 ______________________

Thomas E Wilson                                                              Thomas E Wilson

_________________________                               ______________________

Donald M VonderMeulen                                            Donald M VonderMeulen

ATTEST: _S/ Susan A Jones______________________

                Susan A Jones, Franklin County Auditor

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