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December 13,2010 Commissioner Minutes




December 13, 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                                              

Eric Roberts opens the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

MINUTES – MOTION – Tom Wilson motioned to accept the December 6, 2010 Claims as presented.  Don VonderMeulen seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

UTILITY CLAIMS – MOTION – Tom Wilson made motion to approve the Utility Claims (December 13, 2010) as presented.  Don VonderMeulen seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

HARRY GRAVES – Harry Graves from St. Peter’s area also represents the Whitewater Scenic Byway Association and looking around for some projects to begin with the County Government being involved.  Harry brought in a game to play with ducks and pay money saying it represents a half of million dollars.  Commissioners need to have all their ducks in a row have on their Commissioners hat for LPA when they start coming in to follow rules and regulations.  Eric Roberts said if you don’t have anything serious to say, we will move on.

PIPE CREEK BRIDGE 48 – Received a Industrial Waste Disposal Notification Form that needs to be signed and has to do with removing BestWay removing sand blasting materials from Pipe Creek Bridge 48 and disposing of it with Decatur Hill, Inc.  MOTION – Don VonderMeulen made motion for Eric Roberts to sign the Industrial Waste Disposal Notification Form for Decatur Hill, Inc.  Tom Wilson seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

SNOW EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION – MOTION – Don VonderMeulen made motion to sign Local Emergency Snow Emergency for Sunday, December 12, 2010 for declaring Level I @ 1:00 P.M., then declaring Level II @ 3:30 P.M. and going back to Level I on Monday, December 13, 2010 @ 10:00 A.M.  Tom Wilson seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried. 

APPLICATION AND PERMIT TO PERFORM TELEPHONE COMPANY WORK BY CINCINNATI BELL TELEPHONE – Barry Arrasmith, Cincinnati Bell Telephone had sent an Application and Permit to Perform Telephone Company Work by Cincinnati Bell Telephone that is being done in Whitewater Township to place a 5/8” inch chemical ground road at Johnson Form and Drewersburg Road.  Eric Roberts mentioned he had been in the area this past Thursday and Cincinnati Bell Telephone Trucks were working in the ditch in the area.  Eric Roberts has asked that George Hartman make a phone call to Barry Arrasmith and has no problem with either George Hartman or Chester Ball sign off on the Application if it meets their approval. 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PETITION TO VACATE A PORTION OF PUBLIC WAY (SCOTT ROAD) – Commissioners received a Petition to Vacate Road on November 19, 2010 for Portion of Scott Road located in Posey Township Southeast Quarter of Section 10 and Part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 12 North, Range 11 East, that Scott Road runs due North and South.  Eric Roberts reads Notice of Public Hearing on the Petition to Vacate a Portion of Public Way and the Public Hearing date being set for Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 1:00 P.M. Notice to be advertised.  MOTION – Tom Wilson motioned to advertise Public Hearing to for Vacation of Portion of Scott Road.  Don VonderMeulen seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

HIGHWAY ENGINEERS REPORT – George Hartman reported that he had attended an INDOT Field Check Meeting on U.S. 52 and Goose Creek Road Project.  It has been recommended that the speed limit be established at 30 M.P.H. on Goose Creek Road.

HIGHWAY TEMPORARY BAILEY BRIDGE – Don VonderMeulen mentioned he had been approached by Mick Wilz and asked if the County would

Be interested in selling the Bailey Bridge which is a temporary bridge that the County had used in the past for a temporary bridge while a bridge was being replaced.  The Canal Trail is interested in purchasing at scrap material cost.  Eric Roberts mentioned it has been setting down at the highway department for the last 4-years and had not been set up.  Tom Linkel recommended advertising the temporary bridge and if they are interested in the bridge they can buy the bridge.  Don VonderMeulen would like to see the Canal Trail get it and keep it in the County, they would benefit from it.  Tom Wilson would not like for it to set down there and rust and is too costly to put together for a project.  The Commissioners talked about hold a surplus auction.

CALL FOR FEDERAL PROJECTS – Don VonderMeulen asked if the Fairfield Causeway Road Project would be a good project to put on the Federal Projects list to apply for federal funding.  The County has already spent $30,000.00 on Engineering Services on this project.  Brent Roberts of Butler, Fairman & Seufert said he would look at the project and give recommendation.  The Call for Projects is coming up soon.

CONCESSION STAND BUILDING PERMIT – The 4-H Association has requested the Building Permit be waived for a Concession Stand to be built at the Fairgrounds by donations made in honor of Kyle Kerr who was killed in a tragic farm accident.  MOTION – Don VonderMeulen motioned that a permit not be required for the concession stand, but the Contractor (Tom Raible) work with Larry Franzman on all rules and regulation pertaining to the project.  Tom Wilson seconds.  Eric Roberts, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

ANDERSONVILLE PROJECT – Received email from Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission and the State needs the title, name and address of the property owner and to notify them of their rights and then have them sign the easement and waiver form.  Joe Gillespie reported he will be working on this.  The Commissioners asked that Joe Gillespie work on the easement within the project area.  Joe said he will need to see the design and will get with Gary Ladd and Jodi Comer.

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

PICKUP TRUCK FOR HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT – Eric Roberts mentioned the Pickup Truck in District 1 was destroyed over the weekend in a head on collision when Chester Ball was called in for work for snow removal.  Eric mentioned that District 2 is getting ready to order a truck, do we want to order two trucks.  Don VonderMeulen mentioned may need to wait and see what the insurance is going to pay.  Tom Linkel said he had talked to Brian DeFossett and feels would hold off for a while.  MOTION – Eric Roberts moved we order 1-3/4 Ton 4-Wheel Drive Pickup Truck for $23,980.00.  Don VonderMeulen seconds.  Tom Wilson, All in Favor.  Motion carried.

RE-BIDDING OF DUMP TRUCKS – The Commissioners reported they will be re-bidding the (2) Dump Trucks for District 1 & 3 after the 1st of the year.

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

Others Present:               

Renee  Estridge                Wayne Monroe                                Harry Graves                     

Tom Linkel                          Lou Linkel                            Joe Gillespie                      

George Hartman              Brent Roberts                    Erica Hudson                                                                                                                     

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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