WARRICK COUNTY DRAINAGE BOARD
DECEMBER 18, 2000
Meeting was opened by Vice-Chairman Jack Pike. The first order of business was the approval of minutes of the November 22, 2000 meeting. The minutes were read by the Board members prior to this meeting. Commissioner Barr made motion to approve minutes, 2nd by Commissioner Pike. Motion carried 2-0.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Dave Rector, Chairman; Jack Pike, Vice-Chairman; Larry
Barr, Secretary; Don Ashley, Attorney for Board and Scott
Holder, Deputy Surveyor.
ALSO PRESENT: Edwin Tweedy, Don Evans, Ralph W. Blake, Gene Herr,
Pam Herr, Tom Bernhardt, Brad Mills, H. G. Doan, Mark
Warren, Bob Titzer, Jerry Aigner and Jim Biggerstaff.
TECUMSEH ESTATES #3:
Scott Holder stated that this was located in the town of Lynnville. He stated that he recommended that this plan be approved.
Randall Pemberton stated that he and his son owned this property, that his son and Gene Herr are getting ready to develop it.
Commissioner Pike asked the desire of the Board. Larry Barr made motion to approve, 2nd by Jack Pike. Motion carried 2-0.
COUNTRY LAKE SUBDIVISION:
Mark Warren stated he was going to develop this land located South of New Hope Church. Brad Mills is the Engineer. This is approximately 4 miles south of Pelzer.
Scott Holder stated that this drains into an existing lake, they are large lots and should not pose any problems. I recommend approval.
Commissioner Rector asked to see the plans. Mr. Warren stated that the lots are ranging in size to 3 ˝ to 5 ˝ to 12 ˝ acre lots.
Larry Barr made motion to approve; Jack Pike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.
VICTORIA BLUFF SUBDIVISION:
Brad Mills from Capstone Engineering and Hal Corbet (?) Victoria Manor appeared before the Board.
Scott asked about the size of pipe. Mr. Mills stated that this was all going to be maintained by private residents. This meets requirements as far as private ownership.
Larry Barr made motion to approve drainage plan, Jack Pike 2nd, motion carried 3-0.
PEACHWOOD OF WARRICK PLACE # 4:
Allen Holweger and Brad Mills both appeared for Peachwood.
Scott Holder stated that this is a continuation of the Warrick Place Development. We have no problems with this plan they meet the requirements.
Commissioner Rector asked about Ashland Oil on easements. Mr. Mills stated that they had been in contact with them and that it is going to be discussed at the Commissioners Meeting later with their Engineers, as far as we know there is no problem at this time as
long as we don’t put excess fill nor do any cut to expose the main line.
Commissioner Barr made motion to approve, 2nd by Commissioner Pike. Motion carried 3-0.
PEACHWOOD OF WARRICK PLACE # 5
Tom Bernhardt from Bernhardt Enterprises and Brad Mills appeared before the Board.
Scott Holder stated that this is the same as the last one. Commissioner Rector asked to see the plans as Scott was explaining about a legal drain that borders this property. Mr. Mills stated that this does have a retention pond and that it flows to Pecka Ditch. We have also talked to Ashland about this one also. He stated that a lot of the easement and Right-of-Way belong to INDOT now for SR66. INDOT is going to rebuild the ditch when they
Widen SR66 in that area.
Scott recommended approval.
Commissioner Barr made motion to approve, Commissioner Pike 2nd, Motion carried 3-0.
Sherri Phillips from the Area Planning Commission asked the Board to go back to Victoria Bluff motion because there are two separate Subdivisions. There is Victoria Bluff Subdivision and Victoria Cottages PRUD.
Brad Mills from Capstone said the plans are all on one drawing.
Sherri stated that although they are on one drawing, they will be recorded separately.
Commissioner Rector made motion to approve drainage for Victoria Cottages, 2nd by Commissioner Barr. Motion carried 3-0.
WREN LAKE SUBDIVISION:
Jerry Aigner with Lakegroup, Inc and Bill Bivins, Engineer appeared before the Board.
Scott stated that this is located north of Titzer Road on reclaimed coal ground, it was stated by Mr. Aigner that not all of it is reclaimed.
Mr. Bivins stated that they will be large lots and they will drain into the existing lake.
Scott stated that most of the fall from the development is going to be controlled by the existing things that Amax put in, he recommended approval.
Commissioner Pike asked if these were shared drives.
Mr. Bivins said that the County Engineer asked for shared drives coming off Stevenson Station.
Commissioner Rector asked for questions from the audience.
Mr. Bob Titzer, trustee for the Floreen Titzer Trust farm that adjoins the property on the west. Our concern is overflow from the lake. The primary one being intended to overflow to the east to a deep ravine left by the mining operation. There is usually no problem except in periods of heavy rainfall. There has been some erosion problems on the farm.
We would like to be assured that the overflow is to the east and that the property owners not be allowed to fill that ravine in.
Mr. Bivins stated that after the last rain, they measured at the overflow and it received 16 inches high. We shot around the lake and found that it would have to get another 2 ˝ feet high before it would overflow to the west. We are not changing the overflow.
Mr. Aigner stated that it is not an overflow, it is a spillway coming in and it looks like an overflow, but if you check your elevation, it flows back into the lake.
Commissioner Rector stated that what you are doing shouldn’t increase the runoff anyway, is that correct?
Mr. Aigner stated that it would not.
Commissioner Pike asked how much would you have to raise the spillway to solve his problem?
Mr. Bivins stated that after the 1 ˝ inch rain that we still had 2 feet 4 inches of freeboard before it reached his property. It would probably take about a 4-inch rain to go that way.
Mr. Bivins stated again that what they were doing would not increase the runoff.
Commissioner Pike stated that about 5-6 years ago we had 2 heavy rains right together and that whole area was flooded.
Mr. Titzer agreed that they were not changing anything, he just wanted to make sure that the primary overflow was not going to the east.
Commissioner Barr made motion to approve. Commissioner Rector 2nd. Motion carries 2-0. Commissioner Pike abstained.
CENTER RIDGE SUBDIVISION:
Bill Bivins asked for that to be continued to the January meeting.
Commissioner Rector made motion to continue. Commissioner Barr 2nd . Motion carried 3-0.
FISHER HUGEL DITCH:
Commissioner Barr asked that we get this cleared up about the payment and getting this work done on the ditch.
Mr. Aigner stated that the work was finished.
There was discussion that there were still some piles left on Mr. Tweedy’s property and also Mr. Wades. Aigner stated that he was instructed to leave the piles on Mr. Wade’s property.
Commissioner Rector asked Mr. Aigner if he knew what was expected of him to get this cleared up.
Mr. Aigner stated that he thought so, that they did the work according to the contract, but they did change a few things in the process of the job.
Mr. Tweedy stated that there was still 1 pile on him and 2 piles on the other side of the ditch about 1 mile east of Towpath Road.
Mr. Aigner stated that was Mr. Wade's property.
There is water on Mr. Tweedy’s property and they can’t get in there now.
Scott asked Mr. Aigner if he had filed for full payment or 75% of it.
Mr. Aigner stated that he had filed for full payment because he thought they were finished.
Scott stated that the piles that were left there had to be dealt with except for what Mr. Wade wanted to keep. Also, there was the matter of the back yard of Mr. Evans that was supposed to be cleared up.
Mr. Aigner said that it was cleaned up, Mr. Evans said it was not. Mr. Evans stated that there was still debris everywhere and there were also deep ruts that even a tractor would have trouble with.
Scott said he was unhappy with the fact that the time limit was not followed.
Commissioner Barr asked what the total bill was. He made a motion that we pay 90% of the claim and that Mr. Aigner finish whenever the weather permits. 2nd by Commissioner Rector. Motion carried 2-0 Commissioner Pike abstained.
It was decided that this had nothing to do with the Drainage Board and it was dismissed.
Commissioner Rector asked Scott about an Attorney Burger representing Phillip Springston saying that we had cleaned a ditch before it was advertised.
Scott stated he did not know anything about this.
Commissioner Barr made motion to recess, 2nd by Commissioner Rector motion carried 3-0.
TECUMSEH ESTATES #3
Scott Holder stated that this was in the town of Lynnville