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DAVIESS COUNTY COUNCIL

MINUTES
The Daviess County Council met in the Commissioners’ Room of the Daviess County Courthouse on Thursday November 12, 2015 at 9:00 A.M.
Roll Call.

Present: Mike Sprinkle, President (Not voting), Mike Myers, Vice President, Jo Arthur, Pat Dant.

Absent: Jacqueline Graber, JoAnn McCracken, Dave Smith.

President, Mike Sprinkle, called the meeting to order.


MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 14, 2015 MEETING

Motion: , Action: Minutes of the above mentioned meeting were approved as mailed., Moved by Mike Myers, Vice President, Seconded by Jo Arthur.

Motion passed unanimously. Document



ANNUAL COUNTY CONTRACT DISCLOSURE POLICY CERTIFICATION

Patty Ball, Daviess County Auditor, presented the annual forms to the council for review and signatures.


ANNUAL COUNTY NEPOTISM POLICY

Patty Ball, Daviess County Auditor, presented the annual forms to the council for review and signatures.


COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS FOR 2016

Mr. Sprinkle stated that he would contact the people up for re-appointment to be certain that they are still willing to serve. The Auditor’s office will provide Mr. Sprinkle with contact information and the appointments will be made at the next Council meeting on December 9, 2015.


2016 COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE

Mrs. Ball presented Council with a list of proposed dates for County Council to meet in 2016. The dates are for the second Wednesday of each month as has been done in the past. Document



Motion: , Action: Approve, Moved by Mike Myers, Vice President, Seconded by Jo Arthur.

Motion passed unanimously.




REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS

COUNTY GENERAL

Sheriff-Lieutenant 1,551.20



Motion: Deny this request until further documentation is provided. Action: Postpone, Moved by Pat Dant, Seconded by Mike Myers, Vice President.

Motion passed unanimously.

Court House-Telephone 15,000.00

Motion: , Action: Additional Appropriation Request, as mentioned above, was approved as presented., Moved by Pat Dant, Seconded by Mike Myers, Vice President.

Motion passed unanimously.

Circuit Court-Pauper Attorney 80,000.00

Motion: , Action: Additional Appropriation Request, as mentioned above, was approved as presented., Moved by Jo Arthur, Seconded by Mike Myers, Vice President.

Motion passed unanimously.


CUMULATIVE BRIDGE

Bridge # 290 100,000.00

Mr. Sprinkle stated that Phil Cornelius, Daviess County Highway Supervisor, said at the last Council meeting that he would be requesting $100,000 for the Knox County Bridge. This is Bridge #290 for Daviess County and #45 for Knox County.

Motion: For Knox County Bridge as mentioned above, Action: Additional Appropriation Request, as mentioned above, was approved as presented. Moved by Mike Myers, Vice President, Seconded by Jo Arthur.

Motion passed unanimously.



HEALTH

Reimburse for Vaccines 13,302.25



Motion: , Action: Additional Appropriation Request, as mentioned above, was approved as presented., Moved by Jo Arthur, Seconded by Pat Dant.

Motion passed unanimously.



PUBLIC HEALTH EMERG. RESPONSE
Office Supplies 5,546.00

Travel 422.00

MiFi Cards 721.00

Conference Fees 200.00

Repairs & Maint. 2,570.00

Computer Networking & Equip. 7,995.00



Motion: , Action: Additional Appropriation Request, as mentioned above, was approved as presented., Moved by Pat Dant, Seconded by Mike Myers, Vice President.

Motion passed unanimously.



EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Equipment 11,110.00

Paul Goss, Emergency Management Director, told Council that this is grant money awarded to the County for specific items. The first item is an ATV sliding unit that would allow a medical cot to be put on the back of an ATV. This would allow patients to be retrieved from areas that are not hard surfaces. The second item is an inflatable cocoon like device that surrounds and protects patients. Mr. Goss stated that this would allow patient retrieval from water to be done easier, allowing the patient to float. He also stated that the device is pneumatic and absorbs shock in the case that someone would need to be drug across the ground or carried up or down stairs. The third item Mr. Goss intends to purchase is a command center desk to put in the back of a vehicle.

Motion: , Action: Additional Appropriation Request, as mentioned above, was approved as presented., Moved by Mike Myers, Vice President, Seconded by Pat Dant.

Motion passed unanimously. Mr. Myers asked Mr. Goss about the EMA award he received. Mr. Goss stated that he was recently recognized at the annual Indiana EMA meeting. Mr. Goss stated that he was given the President’s award at this year’s meeting.


Mr. Goss also noted that the County was awarded $31,000 in grant money that will be coming before Council at next month’s meeting to be appropriated.

REQUESTS FOR TRANSFER OF FUNDS
Soil & Water Conservation District

From: Mileage

To Supplies 700.00

Motion: , Action: Transfer of Funds Request, as mentioned above, was approved as presented., Moved by Jo Arthur, Seconded by Mike Myers, Vice President.

Motion passed unanimously.



Superior Court

From: Postage

To Pauper Attorney 2,377.00

Motion: , Action: Transfer of Funds Request, as mentioned above, was approved as presented., Moved by Mike Myers, Vice President, Seconded by Pat Dant.

Motion passed unanimously.



Commissioners

From: Exam of Records

To Office Supplies 1,000.00
From: Workers Comp

To Legal Services 10,000.00


Motion: , Action: Transfer of Funds Request, as mentioned above, was approved as presented., Moved by Pat Dant, Seconded by Mike Myers, Vice President.

Motion passed unanimously.




Grant Swartzentruber, Daviess County Attorney, stated that there is an Area Plan Commission meeting tonight. He noted that Dave Smith is the Council representative that is on the board.
Mrs. Arthur gave an update on Daviess Community Hospital. She stated that there are new doctors starting after the first of the year, as well as new services being provided as a result of the new relationship with St. Mary’s hospital in Evansville Indiana. She stated that the finances are getting better and complimented the CEO and CFO whom she stated have been very aggressive in getting things done at the hospital. Mrs. Arthur also stated that the hospital is looking at renting the building on Main St. in Washington where Physical Therapy and Dr. Thorne would be located. Lastly, she noted that the hospital is looking at putting a building up at the old IGA grocery location, which would house offices and wound care.
Ron Arnold with Daviess County Economic Development, stated that there will be a claim before them next month that the Commissioners approved. The claim is for EDIT funds that are contracted with the County. Mr. Arnold noted that the money will be for the Main Street Millennium walkway and parking lots.
Marty Sellers, citizen of Daviess County, stated that all claims are to go through Council and Mr. Sprinkle said that no, not all claims do. Some go through the Commissioners. EDIT money requires appropriation by the Council as it is not budgeted dollars currently. The claim in question will go thru the additional appropriation process and will be presented at the next Council meeting. Discussion continued regarding the use of EDIT money for bond payments Ron Arnold responded to a question from Mr. Sellers regarding the Olon Bond payment and the Lease, stating that the Lease payments do not go towards the bonds. EDIT funds pay for bonds. Lease payments go towards projects. Mr. Arnold highlighted projects such as the swimming pool, lights, and programs at schools. Mr. Arnold stated that he does not disagree with Commissioner Nathan Gabhart on the need to look and find a better way to document things and does not have a problem with transparency. Mr. Sellers voiced his concern that the county has floated bonds being paid out of EDIT asking if all the EDIT claims come through Council. Patty Ball, Daviess County Auditor confirmed that yes all dollars are appropriated by the Council.


INFORMATION

Daviess-Martin Joint County Park and Recreation Board 9-8-15



Motion: , Action: Meeting Adjourned, Moved by Mike Myers, Vice President, Seconded by Pat Dant.

Motion passed unanimously.


___________________________________ ____________________________________

Mike Sprinkle, President Mike Myers, Vice-President


___________________________________ ____________________________________

Jo Arthur JoAnn McCracken

___________________________________ ____________________________________

Pat Dant Dave Smith

___________________________________ ATTEST: ____________________________



Jacqueline Graber Patricia K. Ball, Auditor of Daviess County


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