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October 18, 2010 Commissioner Minutes




October 18, 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 August 31, 2010 and October, 2010 Minutes.  Tom Wilson seconds.  EricRoberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT – MOTION – Eric Roberts motioned to acknowledge the Treasurer’s Report dated September 2010.  DonVonderMeulenseconds.  Tom Wilson, All in Favor.  Eric Roberts, Motion carried. 

HAMILTON ACCOUNTS COLLECTION AGENCY FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY – Rebecca Oglesby, County Treasurer requested that the contract withHamilton Accounts, the collection agency the Commissioners signed a contract in 2007 to collect personal property delinquent taxes.  Beckyreported that this is not working out and would like for the contract to be voided.  MOTION – Don VonderMeulen motioned to void contract with Hamilton Accounts and have Rebecca Oglesby to be in charge of taking steps to proceed with voiding the contract.  Tom Wilson seconds. Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

2010 TAX SALE – Rebecca Oglesby reported the 2010 Tax Sale is scheduled for October 21,210.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 3RD QUARTER REPORT – Cathy Pelsor, Public Transportation Director presented the 3rd Quarter Reimbursement Report.  Total Expenses for the quarter were $164,947, requesting reimbursement for federal dollars $70,943 and State FMTF Share $44,678 for a total of $114,721.  MOTION – Don VonderMeulen motioned for Eric Roberts to sign (3rd Quarter Reimbursement Report).  Tom Wilson seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried. 

2011 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SECTION 5311 AND PMTF OPERATING ASSISTANCE GRANT AGREEMENT NO. 18029190 – MOTION – Don VonderMeulen motioned to sign the 2011 Grant Agreement for Public Transportation.  Tom Wilson seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

STIMULUS FUNDS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION – Cathy Pelsor reported that Public Transportation will be getting extra Stimulus Funds and will be accepting sealed bids on Monday, November 15th 2010@ 1:00 P.M. at the regular meeting of the Franklin County Commissioners on a steel access gate to fit an area approximately 32 feet wide, complete with padlock and posts to be installed.  Also accepting bids on 2-way mobile radio communications equipment and a multi functional copier.  

ORDINANCE 2010-10 AMENDMENT OF ZONING ORDINANCE FOR TERESA HARPER (BORGMANN) – Larry Franzman, Area Plan Director presented Application of Approval of Amendment of Zoning Ordinance.  On the 13th day of October, 2010 the Area Plan Commission of Franklin County, Indiana heard and gave a favorable recommendation on the application of Teresa Harper (Borgmann) to amend the zoning classification form present Secondary Agriculture to General Business for real estate in section 29, township 8, range 1 west containing 1.72 Acres.  MOTION – Tom Wilson motioned to approve Ordinance 2010-10 (note:  should have been 2010-10 instead of 2010-09 as it was already assigned) to approve the zoning change.  Don VonderMeulen seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

BUILDING PERMIT WAIVED – Larry Franzman mentioned the Brookville Pentecostal Church on State Road 101 is building a commercial addition to their church as has requested the Building Permit Fee be waived.  MOTION – Don VonderMeulen motioned to waive the building permit fee for Brookville Pentecostal Church.  Tom Wilson seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

2011 OFFICIALS BONDS FOR LARRY FRANZMAN AND GARY MARMOUZE – Larry Franzman presented the Officials Bond effective January 1 – December 31, 2011 for himself and Gary Marmouze.   MOTION – Eric Roberts moved we approve and sign both of these Bonds.  Don VonderMeulen seconds.  Tom Wilson, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

2011 BID SPECIFICATIONS FOR SUPPLIES – Eric Roberts mentioned they had increased gasoline, being Public Transportation has larger vehicles and (2) more deputy’s cars for the Sheriff’s Department.  Also decreased hydraulic oil and motor oil.  Don VonderMeulen will talk to Cathy Pelsor about the possibility of putting in a fuel tank at the transportation building.  Bids as scheduled for Monday, November 29, 2010 at 1:30 P.M.  MOTION – Eric Roberts moved we post the 2011 Bid Specifications as presented.  Don VonderMeulen seconds.  Tom Wilson, All in Favor.  Eric  Roberts, Motion carried.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – Frank Thompson, Economic Development Director reported he is working with a company that is possibly considering using the Stimulus Recovery Funds that was available for Franklin County and had opted not to do an ordinance releasing the funds to be used elsewhere.

PIPE CREEK BRIDGE No. 48 – It was reported that the Pipe Creek Bridge No. 48 should be opened this next week.  When it does open there will be No Weight Limit posted.

SNOW HILL COVERED BRIDGE No. 102 – Don VonderMeulen reported he had driven by the Snow Hill Covered Bridge No. 102 and much of the structure had been removed and looks like the approaches are completed.

VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER – Don VonderMeulen reported the Veterans Service Officer is putting in a lot of hours and recommends to County Council to look at his salary.  Stated the position is exempt from overtime.  Eric Roberts feels he needs to document hours as to when he is in the office and what hours he has with phone calls or appointments when he is out of the office to justify to the Commissioners and Council for a salary increase, to be compatible with the other employees.

MARINE PATROL PAYROLL – Payroll was turned in for the Marine Patrol for the period of May 2010 – September 2010 for a total of $3,441.08 for the Deputies that had patrolled the lake.  There was no account number on the payroll for which to pay out of.  There was appropriation set up for the Marine Patrol Grant to pay out pay to the deputies.  Had put in a phone call to Jason Lovins see over the grant, but had not heard from him.  The Marine Patrol Payroll will be address as the next pay period. 

PAYROLL – Don VonderMeulen made motion to approve Payroll.  Tom Wilson seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

KECK VS. FRANKLIN COUNTY LAWSUIT – Michael Wilhelm informed the Commissioners that they had arrived to an agreement, there is no liability to the County to pay, but Keck’s has requested that the there be something that the County would not take any action with the Keck’s. Michael Wilhelm recommended to the Commissioner to take no action toward the Keck’s.  MOTION – Don VonderMeulen motioned to release the Keck’s from all liability from the County with regards to this lawsuit.  Tom Wilson seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

INSURANCE – Don VonderMeulen mentioned back in July he had met with Michael Kramer and Carol Westerman on the County’s Health Insurance and had requested an update several months ago from Tom Wilson.  Tom Wilson said he would.  Carol Westerman mentioned she had put the Health Insurance wellness pamphlets and had received the new Health Insurance Booklets to be passed out to the employees. 

Others Present:

Sara Duffy                                           John Estridge                     Cathy Pelsor                      

Scott Borgmann                                Cecil Bruns                          Becky Oglesby                  

Frank Thompson                              Larry Franzman                                                

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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