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September 13, 2010 Commissioner Minutes

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FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING

MEMORANDUM & MINUTES

September 13, 2010 @ 1:00 P.M.

Commissioners/Council Public Meeting Room

                                                                                                                                

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

County Auditor:  Susan A Jones

Commissioners Secretary: Carol Westerman

Eric Roberts opens the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

MONTHLY REPORT – Susan Jones, Auditor reported that the Tax Sale 2nd Publication will be advertised in this week’s paper and tax payers are coming in to pay their delinquent taxes.  The Tax Sale is scheduled for October 21, 2010.  We have been working on finalizing and putting together the 2011 Budget to be approved by County Council on September 28, 2010.

MINUTES – MOTION – Don VonderMeulen motioned to approve the Minutes of August 23, 2010.  Eric Roberts seconds.  Motion carried.

UTILITY CLAIMS – MOTION – Don VonderMeulen motioned to approve the Utility Claims.  Eric Roberts seconds.  Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORTS – MOTION – Eric Roberts moved we acknowledge the Treasurer’s Reports for May, June, July, and August 2010.  Don VonderMeulen seconds.  Eric Roberts, Motion carried.

CLERK’S REPORT – MOTION – Eric Roberts moved we acknowledge the Clerk’s Report for the Month of August 2010.  Don VonderMeulen seconds.  Eric Roberts, Motion carried.

HUNTERSVILLE ROAD BRIDGE 116 – George Hartman, Engineer had recommended the bridge railing for the Huntersville Road Bridge 116 be a Class C Concrete Railing and is estimated to cost $15,989.40.  Included in the E & H Bridge proposal of $51,845.78 is the pedestrian railing.  The total package from E & H Bridge now comes to $67,835.18.  MOTION – Don VonderMeulen made motion to accept the Class C Concrete Railing for Huntersville Road Bridge 116, subject to Mayor Fledderman giving approval, with change orders on E & H Bridge deduction and possible addition.  Eric Roberts seconds.  Motion carried.  Possible October 4th Bid Letting.  George Hartman had phoned Mayor Fledderman and he gave his approval over the phone and is okay with the price.

CONTRACT FOR RESTORATION OF BRICK & ROCK ON SECURITY CENTER – Eric Roberts moved we accept the Contract with Bob Johnson General Contractor for $21,000.00.  Don VonderMeulen seconds.  Eric Roberts, Motion carried.  (Note:  Quote was resubmitted deleting the sealant for a $2,000.00 difference).

FRANKLIN CUNTY GIS MAPPING – Don VonderMeulen mentioned that Rick Fledderman had requested the use of Franklin County GIS Mapping for the City of Batesville to obtain information through Hannum, Wagle & Cline Engineering for engineering studies and services and had presented a Franklin County GIS Limited Use Agreement.  MOTION – Don VonderMeulen motioned to accept agreement between Franklin County and Hannum, Wagle & Cline Engineering.  Eric Roberts seconds.  Motion carried.

PERSONNEL POLICY HANDBOOK – Don VonderMeulen asked about changes from Ken Irwin on the Personnel Policy Handbook.  It was reported that the County had not yet received the changes.

ZONING CODE – It was asked that the Zoning Code be put on the Agenda (September 20, 2010) for the next meeting, time is running out.

PUBLIC COMMENT – CHRISTINE RAINS- Chris Rains asked were the Commissioners were on the investigation on the changes on the Zoning Code.  Eric Roberts, found that nothing was intentionally done.  Chris then asked if that should not have been investigated by the State Police or Prosecutor.  Don VonderMeulen, it’s a public document and if they feel if something is wrong, and then they should proceed.  It was asked what are your options on the zoning code.  Don VonderMeulen replied we have 45 days from when APC sent it back our options are to do nothing or confirm what was motioned and go to work.  Chris Rains asked has the Metamora project closed and asked about the Special Meeting that there were people interested and not notified of the Special Meeting, but there were people there for the project, they were all there.  Don VonderMeulen said it was closed and the meeting was posted.

ADJOURN – MOTION – Don VonderMeulen motioned to adjourn.  Eric Roberts seconds.  Motion carried.

Others Present:                               

Darrell Smith                      John Estridge                     Sara Duffy                           Wayne Monroe                               

Scott McDonough            Robert Braun                     George Hartman              Bill Doig                               

Chris Rains         

AYE                                                                                                        NAY

__S/ Eric E Roberts___________                                             ________________________

Eric E Roberts                                                                                     Eric E Roberts

__S/ Thomas E Wilson_________                                           ________________________

Thomas E Wilson                                                                              Thomas E Wilson

__S/ Donald M VonderMeulen__                                            ________________________

Donald M VonderMeulen                                                            Donald M VonderMeulen

ATTEST: __S/ Susan A Jones_____________________

                   Susan A Jones, Franklin County Auditor

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