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ROBERT REINERS, PRESIDENT

10105 N. SPADES RD

SUNMAN, IN 47041

 (812) 623-3209

 

MARK BUSCHING

608 CLEARVIEW LANE

VERSAILLES, IN  47042

(812) 689-7119

 

                                                          GERALD STUTLER

P.O. BOX 66

FRIENDSHIP, IN  47021

(812) 667-5505

                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

2010 Meeting Schedule

Meetings begin at 7:00am at the Highway Garage and at 8:00am in the Commissioner's meeting room located in the Annex Building

MONDAY JANUARY 11, 2010

MONDAY JULY 12, 2010

MONDAY JANUARY 25, 2010 MONDAY JULY 26, 2010
MONDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2010 MONDAY AUGUST 9, 2010
MONDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2010 MONDAY AUGUST 23, 2010
MONDAY MARCH 8, 2010 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
MONDAY MARCH 22, 2010 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
MONDAY APRIL 5, 2010 MONDAY OCTOBER 4, 2010
MONDAY APRIL 19, 2010 MONDAY OCTOBER 18, 2010
MONDAY MAY 3, 2010 MONDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2010
MONDAY MAY 17, 2010 MONDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2010
MONDAY MAY 28, 2010 MONDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2010
MONDAY JUNE 14, 2010 MONDAY DECEMBER 13, 2010
MONDAY JUNE 28, 2010 MONDAY DECEMBER 27, 2010

 

 

 

 

Commissioner's Meeting Minutes for January 11, 2010

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

 

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, January 11, 2010 at the Ripley County Highway Department, Osgood, Indiana.

Commissioner Robert Reiners, Gary Stutler and Mark Busching were all in attendance for the Commissioners meeting.

Auditor Wagner was present for the meeting at the Ripley County Highway Garage.

 Meeting was called to order. Commissioners Robert Reiners, Mark Busching, and Gary Stutler were all in attendance.

Commissioners discussed having the cinders hauled by contractor to eliminate the issue of loads being tarped.  Jr. Heaton to check about getting cinders hauled.

Discussion of cleaning parking lot in Versailles followed with the determination that the highway garage could not provide that service any longer due to not having the extra employees that were not driving trucks.  The commissioners were to pursue another avenue to have the lot cleaned.

Jr. Heaton is to make a sign for the elevator to help warn to watch for a step. 

Pat Kissell is to check with other vendors about a possible bobcat trade.

With nothing else to discuss, commissioner Busching made a motion to recess to the commissionerís room.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed.

Commissioner Busching made the motion to reconvene with commissioner Stutler seconding and motion passed.  The meeting was reconvened at 8:00 am at the Ripley County Annex building in Versailles, Indiana.

Commissioners Reiners, Busching, and Stutler were present as well as Auditor Wagner, Deputy Amber May, and Attorney John Ertel attending for Neil Comer.

Judy Schebler presented The commissioners with a request from Switzerland County to share the GIS mapping.  Commissioner Busching made a motion to sign the agreement with a second from commissioner Stutler with the motion passing.

Snow emergency levels were discussed with the resolution to conform to the surrounding counties and go to a three level system to eliminate confusion.  Commissioner Busching moved to accept the change to a three level system with a second from commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed.

John Lohrum gave an update on the elevator problem.  It has been determined that the problem has occurred due to the fluid being cold.  John is to follow up with the elevator company to get a quote on installing a heater on the hydraulic fluid tank and report back to the commissioners.  He also reported that he had purchased the salt for the sidewalks at a substantial savings and it was working well. 

A discussion about the clearing of the parking lot ended with Commissioner Stutler to check with the Town of Versailles and/or a private contractor about this.

Tad Brinson, Area Planning Commission, reported that the re-zone from Ed Fraley had been received with a favorable vote from the Zoning Board to allow the re-zone.  Commission Stutler made a motion to accept the request and commissioner Busching seconded with the motion passing.

Also brought before the commissioners was the request to clarify the intent and wording of industrial setbacks.  Commissioner Busching made a motion to accept the recommendation with a second from commissioner Stutler, motion passed.

Treasurer Earline Copeland appeared to explain the billing from LOW Associates which was acceptable to the commissioners.  She also informed them she was closing bank accounts from Fifth Third Bank, Home Federal (Indiana Bank & Trust), and National City as they were costing quite a bit in fees.  She would be moving those funds to The Friendship State Bank as they had no fees.  She also stated that the funds for the county were being kept in the checking account since it provided more return than other investments.

Kelly Vollet, Technology Coordinator, reported that Batesville was using the GIS system and the commissioners did not have to sign a sharing agreement with them. 

A discussion followed about health insurance premium increases and Kelly was asked to obtain the November and December claim amounts.  Auditor Wagner informed the commissioners that the complete three year loss runs were requested from the broker Apex and should be available soon.

Tom Grills, County Sheriff, appeared before the commissioners to discuss the vehicles he was disposing of and had the commissioners sign the titles.

He also gave an update on the Integrator System and after discussion commissioner Stutler made the motion for the commissioners pay $36,840.00 (one half the base cost of $73,680.00) with the Sheriff paying the other half plus the cost of the additional two years on the warranty.  Commissioner Busching seconded the motion and motion passed.  A copy of the quote and contract is in this meeting folder for this date.

Major David Pippin, Sheriff Dept., reported on testing a new ankle bracelet system.  He would keep the commissioners informed.  He also addressed the ongoing problems with the HVAC and t6hat future billings for work would be more detailed from the vendor.

Auditor Wagner informed the commissioners that only claims from the courts were required to be advertised and ask if they wanted to continue advertising all claims or just those necessary.  It was resolved to only advertise those required and Kelly Vollet could post them on the web site. 

Also discussed was when paychecks would be available for pickup and they resolved they would be available after 11:00 am.

The minutes from the December 28, 2009 commissioners meeting were presented. Commissioner Busching moved to accept the minutes as presented with a second from commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed.

The commissioners were presented with the certificate of appointment to name Barry Lauber, Ted Spurlock, and Denessa Benkie to the Ripley County Redevelopment Commission.  Commissioner Busching moved to accept these individuals with a second from commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed.

Judge James Morris appeared with a request from the Public Defenders to receive their January check early.  After discussion it was resolved that the check would be sent as set forth in the contract.

The Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission requested a commissioner be appointed to their board.  Commissioner Busching moved that commissioner Reiners continue to serve on this board for 2010 with a second from commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed.

Commissioners acknowledged the information on the COBRA update, discussed the need to review the employee handbook and make necessary changes at a future date.

Commissioner Reiners is to contact IDEM to see what the county needs to do to move forward on the annex project.

The commissioners signed the Riverboat agreement to share revenues as their last order of business.

With nothing further to attend to commissioner Busching Busching moved to adjourn with a second from commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed and meeting was adjourned.

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