RIPLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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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 25, 2010

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, January 25, 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.

Commissioners discussed the subdivision request (Frederick) on Base Road off Underpass Road.  Tabled until they could  talk with Tad Brinson at the Commissioners meeting at the annex later in the day.

Jr Heaton informed the Commissioners that per INDOT stimulus money may be available to use on Rail Road Avenue and 850W for chip and seal.  Could get the money in February.  He also informed the Commissioners that the Town of Versailles agreed to clean the county parking lot in Versailles.

Also discussed was the problem with the traffic at the recycle center , the additional needed for the bridge on 1000N, the possibility of getting funds to do some blacktopping this spring, obtaining information on insulating the roof of the garage building and repairing the roof. 

Equipment repair and upgrades were discussed and the need to come up with a five year plan for replacement of equipment. 

Commissioners advised Jr Heaton to prepare a grant to the Rising Sun Foundation for purchase of a new Front End Loader.

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

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

Commissioners Reiners, Busching, and Stutler were present as well as Auditor Wagner and Attorney Neil Comer.

Commissioners read the minutes of the January 11, 2010 meeting.  Commissioner Busching made the motion to accept the minutes with a typing error correction.  Seconded by Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed.

Johnnie Lohrum presented the estimate for the hydraulic tank heater on the elevator to the Commissioners.  AMCO’s proposal was for $625.00.  Commissioner Stutler made the motion to accept the proposal with a second from Commissioner Busching.  Motion approved unanimously.

Johnnie also advised the Commissioners he is needing to purchase a new salt spreader and was informed to do so.  He also advised that the sign to “watch step” has been put on the elevator door.

Commissioner Stutler informed him that the town would clear the county parking lot of snow.

He advised the Commissioners he would be leaving Wednesday, January 27th to have his dental work done and had made arrangements to have the courthouse covered in case of snow and would be back next week.

Technology Coordinator:  Ms. Kelly Vollet

Ms. Vollet advised the Commissioners that the check for the computer grant should be arriving sometime the first of February.

Commissioner Reiners discussed the letter from CSX railroad that they would be installing yield signs at all crossings unless they were instructed to use stop signs.

Maverick Insurance:

Maverick Insurance representatives, Mr. Kevin Krekeler, Mr. Culpepper Cooper and Ms. Jennifer Graff were present to advise the options they would be pursuing when providing bids for the county health insurance.  This may include fully funded as well as partially funded.  Also available could be a wellness program.  Mr. Cooper provided the information and requested permission from the Commissioners to pursue quotes and the information needed.  Commissioner Stutler made a motion to give Maverick Insurance permission to pursue quotes on the county health insurance program.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion approved unanimously.

Surveyor- Mr. Jeff French

Mr. French ask for Commissioner’s approval to go to County Council with a request to go online with the GIS system.    He explained that he was able to pay for the initial set up fee of $4500.00 and the first year fee of $3600.00  from the perpetuation funds and then go to Council and ask to be budgeted for the 2011 budget.  Homeland Security may have grant money available to offset the $4500.00 set up fee.  He will pursue this as well.

Commissioner Busching made the motion and Commissioner Stutler seconded to allow Mr. French to go to Council with their blessings.  Motion approved unanimously.

Treasurer-Ms. Earline Copeland

Ms. Copeland came to the Commissioners with the Annual Financial Report.  The Financial Board Meeting was opened .  Commissioner Busching nominated Commissioner Reiners as president which was seconded by Commissioner Stutler.  Motion approved unanimously.  Commissioner Busching nominated Commissioner Stutler as Secretary which was seconded by Commissioner Reiners.  Motion approved unanimously.  Ms. Copeland presented the report to the Board and after discussion Commissioner Busching made the motion to accept the report as presented.  Commissioner Stutler seconded.   Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Stutler made the notion to close the Financial Board Meeting and was seconded by Commissioner Busching.  Motion approved unanimously.

 Planning Commission:  Mr. Tad Brinson

Mr. Brinson presented to the Commissioners the building ordinance and fee schedule ordinance. It was suggested by the State that the building ordinance and the fee schedule ordinance be handled separately so that if the fee schedule changed in the future it could be handled at the county level rather than being required to be submitted to the State for approval.  Commissioner Busching made a motion to accept the Building Ordinance and the Fee Schedule Ordinance as presented and Commissioner Stutler seconded.  Motion approved unanimously.  

Also discussed was the Frederick subdivision on Base Road off Underpass Road.  Subdivision print to include:  Frederick is to extend the road approximately 75 feet to meet public road requirements for the subdivision  and to supply a 10 inch culvert thirty foot long along with a cul-de-sac at the end for turnaround for county highway equipment and possible school bus.  After all construction is completed at all three subdivision sites, the landowner must provide maintenance of the road for a period of twelve months. At the end of that 12 month period Ripley County will take over the maintenance of the road. (For exact description see plat on file with the Planning Commission.)

Ripley County Attorney Comer provided the Resolution by the County Council and Commissioners as well as the contract for Sheriff Grills.  County Council President-Ms. Dephane Smith was present to sign for the County Council . Commissioner Stutler made a motion to accept the resolution  to pay the Sheriff a salary of $73000.00 for 2010 and to sign the contract.  Commissioner Busching seconded.  Motion approved unanimously.  The resolutions were signed as well as the contract .

MS. Donna Land:

Ms. Land appeared before the Commissioners to ask them to help with a property line dispute.  She stated the neighbor has pushed dirt against her fence and has damaged it.  Also she stated that the neighbor has buried a tank that he is using for sewage and that it drains into the road ditch.  She was informed that this type of dispute is normally a court situation and suggested that she contact her lawyer to decide what course of action to take.  The Commissioners advised that they would clean out the ditch on Loop Road but were unable to do anything on private property.  Jr. Heaton was directed to look at the ditch and road.  Mr. Andy Bryant-E. H. Specialist – advised that he would go back to the site and obtain samples of the liquid from the pipe that drains into the ditch as long as he could do it from county right of way and have it tested.

WorkOne Southeast:

Ms. Michelle Bowman presented a letter for the Commissioners to sign to allow youth employment opportunities for the 16 weeks over the summer.  It would apply to those ages 18-24 and would provide 37 ½ hours per week at $8.50 per hour.  Commissioner Busching made the motion to sign the letter with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioners signed payroll sheets, claim vouchers, Commissioners report, and claims to be paid from Commissioner’s budget. 

APPOINTMENTS:

Historic Hoosier Hills- Motion was made by Commissioner Busching to nominate Ms. Kaye Hunger and was seconded by Commissioner Stutler.  Motion approved unanimously.

The Commissioners requested Auditor Wagner obtain more information on a claim from Cardinal Pest Control before approval,  additional information on how the amount billed from the Ripley County Economic Development Corporation was determined, and information on the quote from QPH for replacement of a compressor at the courthouse.  This will be presented at the next Commissioner’s meeting, February 8, 2010.

Additionally, Jr. Heaton asked the Commissioners about John Vanosdol as he was requesting FMLA leave to deal with his health recovery.  He understands from his handbook that twelve weeks is available at which time the employee would have to come back to work or be terminated.  Also the County pays their share of the health insurance premium during this time.  Mr. Heaton was advised to get the proper paperwork filled out.

Mr. Don Dunbar advised the Commissioners that the recycle operation is beginning talks about erecting another building.  The Commissioners stressed that it is imperative that the recycle group consider providing their own restroom as the county garage building would very likely not be left unlocked after normal working hours.  This will be discussed further in the future.

It was discussed that the Delaware Community Building was the location of a meeting on January 30, 2010 about Delaware Fire Dept. building a new structure.  Council  President Ms. Dephane Smith would be attending to obtain information.

Also present was Mr. Steve Meyer from CPI who thanked the Commissioners for their past business from the highway dept.

Items presented to the Commissioners received were:

Letter from a concerned citizen

IDEM sewer permit

AIC Diploma class

County Bulletin

Legislative information.

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

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