Howard County Board of Commissioners met in Special Session on
The newly elected Howard County Sheriff, Marshall Talbert, called the meeting to order.
The minutes from the special
called meeting held on
IN THE MATTER OF REORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITY:
President Raver called for reorganization issues concerning the Board of Commissioners.
A motion was made by Mr. Harbaugh to nominate Mr. Bagwell as President. Mr. Bagwell seconded the motion and it carried.
Mr. Harbaugh made a motion to nominate himself as Vice-President. Mr. Bagwell seconded the motion, which carried.
For the year-2003, the President of the
IN THE MATTER OF COMMISSIONER APPOINTMENTS FOR 2003:
1. The Commissioner Committee Appointments for 2003 are as follows:
BRADLEY J. BAGWELL Work Force Development District V
President Howard County Plan Commission
Solid Waste District
Community Corrections & Work Release
Township Trustee Welfare Appeals
Emergency 911 Operating System
Kokomo/Howard County Governmental
Coordinating Council (As President)
Draft of Commissioners Budget for 2004 (As President)
Draft of EDIT Budget (As President) in cooperation
with President of County Council
MS4 Advisory Committee
Civic Center, Inc. Board
JOHN B. HARBAUGH Plat Review Committee
Vice President Insurance Committee
Solid Waste District
Personnel Administration Committee (PAC)
Kokomo/Howard County Development Corporation
Emergency Planning Council
Federal Planning Council (FEMA)
County Highway Department
PAUL J. RAVER 4-H Exhibit Association
Solid Waste District
Wage Determination Representative
Building & Grounds Superintendent
Court House Renovation (Building only)
County Home (Haven)
Darrough Chapel Sewer Planning
Waste Disposal including Taylor Regional Sewer District,
Septage Disposal and
GIS Steering Committee
Mr. Harbaugh made a motion to approve the list of Commissioner Committee Assignments for 2003. Mr. Raver seconded the motion and it carried.
2. The Commissioners held a discussion to clarify the boundary limits involving the Courthouse Renovation Project. The construction equipment has torn up the grounds surrounding the building. Landscape work needs to be considered. It was the consensus of the Commissioners that the Renovation Project includes the building only and the Board will appoint someone to study the landscaping issue at a later date. One concern stated is that the renovation contract includes restoring the land to its original condition when the renovation is completed. If new overall landscaping is desired, it would be a waste of time, as well as costly to restore the grounds and then tear them up again in order to re-landscape the area.
IN THE MATTER OF HOWARD
1. Mr. Allen Polsgrove was reappointed Administrator of the Howard County Veteran’s Office for a term of one (1) year on a motion made by Mr. Raver. The motion was seconded by Mr. Harbaugh and it carried.
Mr. Harbaugh made a motion to approve Resolution No. BCC-2003-01, a
Resolution reappointing Mr. Larry Murrell as County Attorney/Coordinator and
Mr. Brian Oaks as Assistant
3. Mr. Raver made a motion to reappoint Mr. Tom Harrison as Howard County Building Superintendent for a term of one (1) year. Seconded by Mr. Harbaugh, the motion carried.
4. Mr. Ted Cain was reappointed as Department Head of the Howard County Highway Department for a one (1) year term on a motion made by Mr. Harbaugh, seconded by Mr. Raver and carried.
The appointment for the Howard County Haven/Home Superintendent
IN THE MATTER OF HIGHWAY ISSUES:
Mr. Ted Cain, Howard County Highway Engineer/Superintendent, presented the following issue for Commissioner information and approval:
1. Permanent Grant of Right-of-Way: (See page 1 of the
Mr. Raver made a motion to approve the purchase of right-of-way in the amount of $6,500.00. Mr. Harbaugh seconded the motion and it carried.
IN THE MATTER OF PLAN COMMISSION ISSUES AND PROPERTIES FOR APPROVAL:
Plan Commission Director, Glen Boise, presented the following issues for information and approval:
1. Case 50-CP-02 – one (1) lot in Wagler Homestead Subdivision located at 9273 East 100 North was considered. Mr. Raver made a motion to approve Case 50-CP-02. Mr. Harbaugh seconded the motion and it carried.
2. Case 54-CP-02 – one (1) lot in Parr Subdivision located at 4149 South 980 East was considered. Mr. Harbaugh made a motion to approve Case 54-CP-02. Seconded by Mr. Raver, the motion carried.
3. Case 58-CP-02 - one (1) lot in Gollner World Subdivision located at 388 East 400 South was approved on a motion made by Mr. Raver. Mr. Harbaugh seconded the motion, which carried.
Ground Rules Inc. from
6. Flood Hazard Planning: Mr. Boise did not have any information to discuss.
IN THE MATTER OF MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT ISSUES:
Maintenance Superintendent Thomas Harrison presented the following issues for Commissioner information and approval:
1. The maintenance employees were commended for coming into work early in the morning for several days during the snowy conditions to clear the sidewalks and parking lots for county employees and county business.
One (1) elevator in the
The main elevator in the Courthouse will be shut down today for necessary
renovations. (See page 2, of the
There were no problems to discuss in the
IN THE MATTER OF MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS:
1. Mr. Larry Sparks of Mobile Radio of Kokomo, Inc. presented two (2) maintenance agreements for consideration:
a. Emergency Service Backbone Equipment ………..…………$11,500.00
b. Voice Radios for Sheriff’s Department ………………………..$20,000.00
Mr. Raver made a motion to approve the two (2) maintenance contracts for a total of $31,500.00 submitted by Mobile Radio of Kokomo, Inc. for voice radios and backbone equipment in the Sheriff’s Department and authorize the President to sign on behalf of the Board. Mr. Harbaugh seconded the motion, which carried.
The Commissioners requested
2. Simplex Grinnell Agreement: A motion was made by Mr. Harbaugh, seconded by Mr. Raver and
carried to confirm the Fire Alarm Maintenance
Agreement Renewal with Simplex Grinnell for the
Support/Maintenance Agreement was presented for Board action. This agreement supports the mobile data
software. The support period is from
IN THE MATTER OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER ISSUES:
Mr. Terry Tribby, Information Systems Manager, presented the following issues for Commissioner information:
1. Courthouse Renovation Project:
All of the dumb terminals in the Courthouse have been
replaced. The serial connections have
been removed. The JTS server is
scheduled to be moved from the first floor to the second floor starting at on
b. The data and phone wiring, along with the switches, need to be left in the former communications room until the wiring is converted over to accommodate them.
c. The courtrooms are set up for data communications for the judges’ benches and court reporters only. Per requests by the judges, connections are desired for both prosecutors’ and defenders’ tables. Mr. Tribby suggested looking into wireless connection to provide internet access to attorneys’ laptop computers. The Commissioners were concerned with the security aspects of wireless connection. Mr. Tribby assured that security would be as tight as possible.
IN THE MATTER OF SHERIFF DEPARTMENT ISSUES:
Sheriff Marshall Talbert and Major Steve Rogers presented the following issues for Commissioner information and approval:
1. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management Underground Storage Tank Affidavit of Compliance: Since no one working at the jail felt they could accurately answer the questions on the compliance affidavit for the tanks located at the Criminal Justice Center, the inspection was conducted and forms were completed by Ralph Farmer, of Hoosier Equipment Service, Inc., the gentleman who was involved in putting the tanks in place several years ago. Mr. Raver made a motion to approve the Underground Storage Tank Affidavit of Compliance from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and authorize the President to sign on behalf of the Board. Mr. Harbaugh seconded the motion and it carried.
2. Sheriff Department Vehicles:
a. Sheriff Talbert is researching whether to discontinue the two-tone paint on the department vehicles and make a change to a single color. State law requires the Sheriff Department vehicles to be brown and tan, but there is no penalty for using just one color. This would save the County about $800.00 on each new vehicle and would accommodate a better trade in value.
b. The Sheriff is also researching whether to take bids for patrol cars from car dealers inside of the County or purchase through the state bidding process. The County will more likely be able to save money if cars are purchased through the state process . The Sheriff said he would talk to local car dealers to get their reactions.
IN THE MATTER OF COURTHOUSE RENOVATIONS:
Mr. William Bassett of William Bassett and Associates presented the following issues for Commissioner information and approval:
1. The new contact person for remodeling issues in the Prosecutor’s Drug Task Force Office is Ron
2. A leak was discovered on the east side, south end wall in the basement, around the Christmas holidays. Mr. Bassett will study this matter and return to the Commissioners with a recommendation to repair the leak.
3. Elected Officials and Department Heads are advised to see Commissioner Raver, Project Manager, for furniture requests and/or revisions.
4. The main passenger elevator will be shut down today to begin renovations. There was mention whether the prisoner elevator could be used on a part time basis. Deputy Craig Trott is familiar with the schedule when offenders are transported in the prisoner elevator. The Clerk’s office may need to find an alternate route to move files from one floor to another while the main elevator is out of commission.
5. Other miscellaneous renovation issues were discussed. A furniture information meeting between Mr.
Bassett and Mr. Raver will be held at on
IN THE MATTER OF CUMULATIVE CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT (CCD) FUND:
Those appropriation requests referred by the Council
during the 2003 Budget Hearings to the Cumulative Capital Development Fund will
be brought before the Commissioners at the
IN THE MATTER OF
A Poor Relief Hearing was
IN THE MATTER OF CLAIMS AND REPORTS:
Operating claims payable on
Commissioners’ Salary Claims
for hourly, salary, and overtime payable for January 10th and
The following payments to
400 North Right-of-Way Project $ 4,350.32
MS4 Coordination $1,686.93
IN THE MATTER OF ATTORNEY ISSUES:
IN THE MATTER OF COMMISSIONER ISSUES:
An IDEM notification
involving moving wetlands to an area adjacent to the Tudor Drain was received. It was the Board’s consensus to have the
A Homeland Security Workshop will be held in
4. Councilman Dwight Singer commended Paul Raver’s efforts as Commissioner President and on his working with the office holders on the county projects during the year-2002.
There being no further business before the Board at this time, Mr. Raver made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Harbaugh seconded the motion and it carried. The meeting closed at
BRADLEY J. BAGWELL, PRESIDENT
JOHN B. HARBAUGH, VICE PRESIDENT
PAUL J. RAVER, MEMBER