FULTON COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING

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					                      FULTON COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING

August 19, 2008, 6:30 P.M., E.D.T., in the Assembly Room of the Fulton County Office
Building.

Meeting Called To Order:
Council Members present at this meeting were Judy DeVries, Earl Gaerte, James
Widman, Gary Sriver, Dave Helt, Christopher Sailors, Kathy Siders, Auditor Denise
Chandler and Chief Deputy Auditor Penny Shireman.

Council Minutes:
Council President James Widman referenced the minutes of the Council meeting on July
15, 2008, for any additions or corrections. Jim called for a motion to approve the minutes
as presented. Gary Sriver moved to approve the minutes of July 15, 2008, meeting as
presented. Earl Gaerte seconded this motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Judge Steele:
Superior Court Judge Wayne Steele reported that the recording equipment is not working
properly. The company from which it was purchased sent a technician who estimated a
repair cost of approximately $5,600. There is also a maintenance agreement that may be
purchased at an approximate cost of $1,500 per year. Judge Steele noted that he doesn’t
have the money for this expenditure in his budget. He said there is a murder trial coming
up for which the Court must have properly working equipment. If they purchase the
necessary equipment and have them do the repairs, the Court won’t be charged for the
previous visit, which is billed at approximately $800. Chris Sailors moved to allow or
give consensus to go through with this repair and expense and have the money come
from the Rainy Day Fund. Dave Helt seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Fedco Project Request:
Executive Director Shane Blair introduced from Umbaugh & Associates, Heidi Dickman
and Todd Samuelson, and Rochester Mayor Mark Smiley. Blair discussed the possibility
of placing an industrial area at Fourth Street/Fort Wayne Road and Indiana 25. There is
currently a project underway to install a lift station in the area. He presented a proposal
from Bonar, and Umbaugh representatives discussed possible financing. Heidi said that
the estimated cost of Phase I of the project is $1.23 million. She provided two options for
financing this cost. The first option is a 15-year CEDIT bond. The second option utilizes
a short-term payoff option with a 12-year bond. There was discussion on the subject, as
well as that area around the intersection of Indiana 25 and US 31. Mark Smiley spoke
about marketing the Fulton County Airport. The Council gave its consensus to proceed.

Interlocal Agreement with Rochester:
Attorney Greg Heller presented a interlocal agreement for the County to administer the
Rochester Building Code and Unsafe Building Ordinance for the City of Rochester to be
effective August 25, 2008. After some discussion, Dave Helt moved to approve the
Interlocal Agreement with Rochester. Earl Gaerte seconded the motion. Motion carried
7-0.
HUD Appointment:
Kim Benzing reported that Melissa Prior would like to be reappointed after her first term
on the Fulton County Housing Authority. Chris Sailors moved to reappoint Melissa Prior
to the Housing Authority Board. Gary Sriver seconded the motion. Motion carried 7 -0.

Tax Abatement Reviews:
The Council reviewed the compliance of those businesses with tax abatements. All were
approved.

2008 Budget Cuts:
Jim Widman reported that the general fund budget has to be reduced by $1,382,744. The
County’s approved budget is $5,928,617. Denise noted that on August 21, 2007, the
Council instructed her that, if cuts were necessary, $1 million from health insurance and
$100,000 from EMS, both in the Commissioners budget, would be cut. That would still
leave $282,744 to be cut. The Council looked at where it could cut the additional
amount. The Council decided to cut $1.1 million from health insurance and get an
additional appropriation of $300,000 from the Host Fee Fund. Chris Sailors moved to cut
$1.1 million from health insurance and get $300,000 from the Host Fee Fund. Judy
DeVries seconded the motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Transfer Requests:
Courthouse:
From
101-39001-0-161                    Laundry/Cleaning                    $ 250.00
To
101-21003-0-161                    Uniforms                            $ 250.00
Judy DeVries moved to approve this transfer. Earl Gaerte seconded the motion. Motion
carried 7-0.

Area Plan Commission:
From
21100                             Postage                           $ 826.34
To
38800                             Equipment Repair/Maint            $ 826.34
Dave Helt moved to approve this transfer. Gary Sriver seconded the motion. Motion
carried 7-0.

E911:
From
101-303-12032                  Tele-Communications                $1,481.25
To
101-303-21003                  Uniforms                           $1,481.25
Judy DeVries moved to approve this transfer. Chris Sailors seconded the motion.
Motion carried 7-0.
E911:
From
156-241-21003                      Uniforms                            $1,481.25
To
156-241-12032                      Tele-Communications                 $1,481.25
Judy DeVries moved to approve this transfer. Earl Gaerte seconded the motion. Motion
carried 7-0.

E911:
From
156-241-21000                     Office Supply                     $ 744.06
To
156-241-12032                     Tele-Communications               $ 744.06
Dave Helt moved to approve this transfer. Gary Sriver seconded the motion. Motion
carried 7-0.

E911:
From
101-303-12032                      Tele-Communications                 $ 744.06
To
101-303-21000                      Office Supply                       $ 744.06
Judy DeVries moved to approve this transfer. Earl Gaerte seconded the motion. Motion
carried 7-0.

E911:
From
156-241-32000                      Telephone                        $1,116.80
To
156-241-12032                      Tele-Communications              $1,116.80
Gary Sriver moved to approve this transfer. Dave Helt seconded the motion. Motion
carried 7-0.

E911:
From
101-303-12032                      Tele-Communications                 $1,116.80
To
101-303-32000                      Telephone                           $1,116.80
Judy DeVries moved to approve this transfer. Earl Gaerte seconded the motion. Motion
carried 7-0.

E911:
From
156-241-21100                      Postage                            $ 250.00
To
156-241-12032                      Tele-Communications                $ 250.00
Gary Sriver moved to approve this transfer. Dave Helt seconded the motion. Motion
carried 7-0.

E911:
From
101-303-12032                      Tele-Communications                 $ 250.00
To
101-303-21100                      Postage                             $ 250.00
Judy DeVries moved to approve this transfer. Earl Gaerte seconded the motion. Motion
carried 7-0.

E911:
From
156-241-22000                      Garage and Motor                   $1,500.00
To
156-241-12032                      Tele-Communications                $1,500.00
Dave Helt moved to approve this transfer. Chris Sailors seconded the motion. Motion
carried 7-0.

E911:
From
101-303-12032                      Tele-Communications                 $1,500.00
To
101-303-22000                      Garage and Motor                    $1,500.00
Judy DeVries moved to approve this transfer. Earl Gaerte seconded the motion. Motion
carried 7-0.

Emergency Management:
From
101-12000-000-361                    Secretary Payroll                  $1,400.00
To
101-35204-000-361                    Car Repairs                        $1,400.00
Chris Sailors moved to approve this transfer. Gary Sriver seconded the motion. Motion
carried 7-0.

Tourism:
From
212-90900                          Misc Disb                         $ 100.00
212-31202                          Memb & Sub                        $ 100.00
To
212-31300                          Research & Grants                 $ 100.00
212-31300                          Research & Grants                 $ 100.00
Kathy Siders moved to approve this transfer. Dave Helt seconded the motion. Motion
carried 7-0.

Appropriation Requests:
Health Department:
805.11202.000.805           Social Security                        $ 1,446.96
805.11501.000.805           Contract/Operate Services              $17,654.21
Dave Helt moved to approve this appropriation request. Kathy Siders seconded the
motion. Motion carried 7-0.

Tourism:
212-31300-212               Grants                                  $ 3,000.00
Earl Gaerte moved to approve this appropriation request. Gary Sriver seconded the
motion. Motion carried 7-0.

The Council reviewed the Sheriff Department monthly Report of Collections.

The Council reviewed a year-to-date comp time report.

Gary Sriver moved to adjourn. Judy DeVries seconded this motion. Motion carried 7 -0.

                                 FULTON COUNTY COUNCIL

                                    ______________________________
                                    James Widman, President

                                    _____________________________
                                    Gary Sriver, Member

                                    _____________________________
                                    Dave Helt, Member

                                    _____________________________
                                    Christopher Sailors, Member

                                    _____________________________
                                    Judy DeVries, Member

                                    _____________________________
                                    Earl Gaerte, Member

                                    _____________________________
                                    Kathy Siders, Member


Attest: ___________________________________
        Denise J. Chandler, Fulton County Auditor

				
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