County Commissioners Meeting Minutes
June 22, 2009
MIAMI COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
25 N BROADWAY
PERU, IN 46970
Commissioner Boyer opened the meeting. (Chairman Deeds was absent)
Richard Fullmer from the Tobacco Awareness Group came before the Board to
request the Board of Commissioners to bring the smoking ordinance back to the
table. Commissioner Boyer respects the request but feels all three members
should be in attendance. The TAG group will be back next week.
Curt Bressler form US Food Service came before the Board to inquire about food
service to the new jail. They provide service to the current facility and heard
the Board was looking at a new service for the new facility. Commissioner Boyer
told him he would have to speak to the Sheriff first and then it would come back
to the Board.
Nancy Gates, County Assessor, spoke to the Commissioners about the upcoming
reassessment. She believes the State will delay the reassessment for another
year but she wishes to continue working on it so as not to lose the work that
has already been done. Mrs. Gates introduced Jay Morris from AdVelorum who holds
the contract. He said they could continue and save money because they wouldn’t
have to bring new people in later on. They would have an additional year for new
construction and trending. Commissioner Faust made a motion to allow Mrs. Gates
to move ahead with the reassessment process. Commissioner Boyer 2nd the motion
and it passed 2-0.
Gary Hawley, member of the Holding Corporation, came before the Board to explain
a change order the Board had a question about. Commissioner Faust made a motion
to have Mr. Hawley sign change order and Commissioner Boyer 2nd the motion.
Motion passed 2-0.
The Board discussed change orders with Dennis Husted. The Board would like for
Mr. Husted to provide a list of the change orders to date. There was also
discussion regarding an RQAW bill. The Board would like to hold this bill until
satisfied with the work being done and questions regarding change orders are
Commissioner Faust expressed his dislike of the bricks at the new jail.
Commissioner Boyer said the weeds are really bad and need to be cut. The Board
will check with the Highway to see if they could take care of that.
Brenda Hartleroad, resident of Mexico, updated the Commissioners about a
neighbor’s dogs. She had to call the Sheriff’s Dept. and the deputy witnessed
the pit bull climbing over the fence to her yard. She is in poor health and has
her mother and grandchildren living with her. Captain Vitek will follow up on
the situation and told her she needs to keep calling in when she has problems.
Commissioner Faust made a motion a motion to approve the minutes. Commissioner
Boyer 2nd the motion and it passed 2-0.
Commissioner Faust made a motion to approve the claims. Commissioner Boyer 2nd
the motion and it passed 3-0.
John Powell, IT Director, informed the Board that the recording system for the
jail failed at 4:00 a.m. He was able to transfer information to a clip so the
transcriptionist could access it. Commissioner Faust moved to allow new system
out of Cum Courthouse and Commissioner Boyer 2nd the motion. Motion passed 2-0
Ken Einselen, Highway Engineer, received paperwork authorizing appraisal and
purchase of land to be signed by the Board. Commissioner Faust made a motion to
sign the document and Commissioner Boyer 2nd the motion. Motion passed 2-0.
Mr. Einselen and the Board also discussed a drainage problem at Meridian and
950S. Mr. Einselen suggested the resident put in a swell and wait for 1 year (if
you don’t wait a year it invites erosion).
Commissioner Faust made a motion to adjourn and Commissioner Boyer 2nd the
motion. Motion passed 2-0.
MIAMI COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSION
_______________________________________, Vice Chairman
C. Craig Boyer
Harry J. Faust
Attest: _________________________________, Auditor