FULTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
January 3, 2006, 9:00 A.M., E.S.T., in Assembly Room of the Fulton County Office
Meeting Called To Order:
Richard A. Powell called this Meeting to Order at 9:10 a.m., E.S.T., present for this
meeting were Commissioners Richard A. Powell, Roger D. Rose and Leslie R. Walters;
Denise Bonnell, Fulton County Auditor; and Greg Heller, attorney.
Richard Powell turned the meeting over to Denise Bonnell for the election officers for
Election of Officers for Board of Commissioners for 2005:
Denise Bonnell called for nominations for president of the Board of Commissioners for
2006. Leslie Walters moved to nominate Richard Powell for president. Roger Rose
seconded the motion. Richard Powell was elected president of the Fulton County Board
of Commissioners for the year 2006 unanimously. Richard Powell then asked for
nominations for vice president. Leslie Walters moved to nominate Roger Rose for vice
president. Richard Powell seconded the motion. Roger Rose was elected vice president
of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners for the year 2006 unanimously.
The Board will meet on the first Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m. and the third
Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. If a holiday falls on a Monday when the Board is
scheduled to meet, it will meet on the Tuesday following. Auditor Denise Bonnell will
prepare a resolution for the next meeting.
Fulton County Highway Department:
Highway Superintendent Scott Tilden reminded the Board that a bid letting for a backhoe
will be on February 6, 2006.
He also asked to set a date for spring bid letting for any new truck purchase and asphalt.
Spring bid letting will be on March 24, 2006. The equipment portion will be at 9:30 a.m.
and the asphalt at 10:00 a.m.
Scott Tilden will provide information for the possible wheel tax on February 6, 2006.
Fulton County Sheriff Roy Calvert reported that the jail is at maximum census on a
regular basis. He reminded the Board for the need for additional jail staff.
Roy Calvert and the Board reviewed the jail inspection report for the Indiana Department
A Fulton citizen said that his neighbors, who are parking in and blocking an alley, want
something in writing and signage that they cannot park in the alley. Roy Calvert said that
the situation is past talking. His deputies are instructed to write a ticket and tow the
vehicle if the alley is being blocked.
Richland Township Trustee Walt Talbott and the Board discussed a fence issue in
Richland Township for which Richard Powell received a letter. A citizen doesn’t want
the Township to erect a fence in a cemetery that adjoins the property. The Richland
Township Board of Trustees has found the fence necessary. The Board of
Commissioners decided that there was no action necessary on their part.
Leslie Walters moved to reappoint those as follows:
Roger Rose and Steve Furnival to the Advisory Plan Commission,
Roger Rose to the Area Plan Commission,
Ed Gray to the Alcoholic Beverage Board,
Steve Sanders as Animal Warden,
Thomas Smith to the Arrow Head County Resource Conservation and Development
Gary Madlem as Building Inspector,
Sammy Stephens to Citizen’s Cemetery,
Ron Riggle and Leslie Walters to the Communications Board,
Gregory Heller as County Attorney,
Mike Clark as County Highway Assistant Superintendent,
Julie Kline as County Highway Clerk,
Scott Tilden as County Highway Superintendent,
Susan Griffith as Civil Defense and Emergency Management Director,
Roger Rose to the Board of Fulton Economic Development,
Richard Fox as Office Building and Courthouse Maintenance,
Dr. Sitjar and Dr. McKee to the Fulton County Health Board,
Richard Powell, Randall Leininger and Nancy Day to the EMS Board,
Shirley Willard to the Fulton County Innkeepers Commission,
Leslie Walters to the Hazardous Substance Committee,
Leslie Walters to the LEPC,
Harry Richter and Pam Fish to the PETA BOA,
Leslie Walters to the Private Industry Council,
Leslie Walters to the REAL,
Richard Bair as Veterans Service Officer,
Mike Early to Weights and Measures, and
Verl Kramer and Robert Joe Rude to the Kewanna/Union Township Library Board.
Roger Rose seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
A letter will go out to appointees to affirm their appointment to their respective positions.
Roger Rose moved to recess for lunch at 11:55 a.m. Leslie Walters seconded the motion.
Motion passed 3-0.
An appointment to the Fulton County Aviation Board will need to be made to replace Jim
County Liability Insurance:
Tim Konich, Consolidated Union, gave a presentation regarding the cost and coverage for
county liability insurance.
A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF
FULTON INDIANA ESTABLISHING MEETING TIMES FOR 2006.
WHEREAS, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners have established that they will
meet on the first Monday of each month at 9:00 A.M. E.S.T., and the third Monday of
each month at 6:00 P.M. E.S.T., unless that Monday falls on a County observed Holiday,
then the meeting will beheld on the first Tuesday at 9:00 A.M. E.S.T., or the third
Tuesday at 6:00 P.M. E.S.T., of that month in the Assembly Room in the new Fulton
County Office Building.
WHEREAS, the Commissioners of Fulton County have established meeting times as set
out under Indiana Code 36-2-2-6.
NOW THEREFORE, Be it resolved by the Fulton County Commissioners that:
1. The Fulton County Board of Commissioners has established that they will
meet on the first Monday of each month at 9:00 A.M. E.S.T., unless that
Monday falls on a County observed Holiday, then the meeting will be held
on the first Tuesday at 9:00 A.M. E.S.T., or the third Tuesday at 6:00 P.M.
E.S.T., of that month in the Assembly Room in the new Fulton County
2. Other meetings will be scheduled and a public notice will be given.
Adopted this 3rd day of January, 2006.
FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Richard A. Powell
Roger D. Rose
Leslie R. Walters
Denise J. Bonnell, FULTON COUNTY AUDITOR
Roger Rose moved to approve Resolution #010306. Leslie Walter seconded the motion.
Motion carried 3-0.
The Board decided to move forward with getting a proposal from the Avante Group for
seeking funding for Phase II for the old Four County Landfill.
Roger Rose explained to Greg Heller that a county business owner is interested in the
Wen Building in Akron. Roger, Greg and that business owner will meet to discuss a
possible transfer of ownership.
The Board reviewed the Weights and Measures Report for the period 11/16/05 –
12/15/05 from Inspector Mike Early.
Sammy Stevens submitted his report showing a $20.40 balance to his budget.
Denise Bonnell received an invoice for IT services for the assessor office in the amount
of $128.50. She asked if it should come from the commissioner or assessor’s budget.
The Board decided that it would come from the assessor’s budget.
Richard Powell signed the Sub-recipient Semi-Annual Report for the Wayne Township
Due to the change in pay periods from 24 annually to 26, a dispute has arisen regarding
what the pay amount should be for the first paychecks for 2006. The question is should it
be paid as in 2005 with 24 pay periods, since it is for time worked in 2005, or should it be
paid in the amount for 26 pay periods, because it is being paid in 2006 in accordance with
the 2006 salary ordinance. The Board decided that the fist pay period in 2006 will be
paid in the amount using 24 pay periods, since it is for the last pay period of 2005. After
that first pay, checks will be in the amount using 26 pay periods. Also, once the State
approves the pay raises, they will be paid in full retroactive to the beginning of the year.
They are expected to be approved in April.
The Board will seek participants for a health insurance committee to evaluate the
county’s employee health insurance and make recommendations to the Board.
Following some discussion regarding liability insurance for the airport and other county
property, Roger Rose moved to keep the county liability insurance with Smith Sawyer
Smith for another year. Leslie Walters seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
This concluded the business transacted. Roger Rose moved to recess this meeting.
Leslie Walters seconded this motion. Motion carried 3-0.
FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Richard A. Powell, President
Roger D. Rose, Vice-President
Leslie R. Walters, Member
Denise J. Bonnell, Fulton County Auditor
Note: (tapes of this Commissioners Meeting are filed in the Auditor’s Office).