RIPLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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ROBERT REINERS, PRESIDENT

10105 N. SPADES RD.

SUNMAN, IN 47041

 (812) 623-3209

 

CHARLES FOLZ

2072 S. CO. RD. 400 E.

DILLSBORO, IN 47018

 (812) 689-3592  

 

LAWRENCE NICKELL

6170 E. CO. RD. 800 S.

CROSS PLAINS, IN 47017

(812-667-4981)

 

2007 Meeting Schedule

Commissioner's meeting room in the Annex building, begins at 8:00 am

FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 2007 MONDAY JULY 16, 2007
MONDAY JANUARY 29, 2007 MONDAY JULY 30, 2007
MONDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2007 MONDAY AUGUST 13, 2007
MONDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2007 MONDAY AUGUST 27, 2007
MONDAY MARCH 12, 2007 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2007
MONDAY MARCH 26, 2007 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2007
MONDAY APRIL 9, 2007 FRIDAY OCTOBER 05, 2007
MONDAY APRIL 23, 2007 MONDAY OCTOBER 22, 2007
MONDAY MAY 07, 2007 MONDAY NOVEMBER 05, 2007
MONDAY MAY 21, 2007 MONDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2007
MONDAY JUNE 04, 2007 MONDAY DECEMBER 03, 2007
MONDAY JUNE 18, 2007 MONDAY DECEMBER 17, 2007
MONDAY JULY 02, 2007 FRIDAY DECEMBER 31, 2007

 

Unapproved Commissioner's Meeting Minutes for 01/29/07

January 29, 2007

The Ripley County Commissioners met on Monday, January 29th, 2007 at the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, Indiana.

Commissioner Reiners promptly called the meeting to order at 8:00A.M.  All stood for the opening pledge to the flag.  

Robert Reiners, Chuck Folz and Lawrence Nickell were in attendance.

Mary Ann McCoy, Ripley County Auditor took minutes for the commissioners.

Neil Comer, County Attorney was present to advise the commissioners on legal matters.

Johnnie Lohrum, Maintenance advised the commissioners that the elevator in the courthouse is in compliant.

Ken Hylton, Veteran Service Officer advised the commissioners that they had driven 1600 miles in January and 12 calls. Hylton thanked the commissioners for giving him the opportunity to serve as the Veteran Service Officer.

Tad Brinson, Area Planning Commission and Steve Myer presented the commissioners with a new zone book for Ripley County.

Commissioner Nickell made a motion to resend the commissioner minutes from the December 29, 2007 meeting seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to approve minutes of December 29th, 2007 meeting after corrections seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Nickell made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 12, 2007 meeting seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved by Folz and Nickell. Reiners abstained.

Kelly Vollet, Technology advised the commissioners that the battery in the courthouse basement for the phone system needs to be replaced approximately cost of $250. Commissioners agreed to the battery being replaced.

Genene Ostendorf presented concerns to the commissioners about some animals that she felt are not being properly cared for on (200E) and wondered if the county could have an animal control officer. Ostendord advised if we had a control officer in the county they could handle this type of problem. Andy Bryant, Health Department advised the commissioners that each case is investigated on its own merit. Bryant advised that they check each complaint and if it warrants it then goes to the sheriff, then to the prosecutor for charges. Bryant advised that he will continue to monitor the complaint and get back to the commissioners. Commissioners advised Ostendorf that they will report to her on this situation. 

Chas Malinowski, Malinowski consulting presented the 2006 cost allocation plan for the commissioners to review. Commissioner Folz made a motion to go with Malinowski Consulting for 2006/ 2007/ 2008 (three years plan) seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously. Commissioners signed the Annual County-Wide Cost Allocation Plan for the years 2006, 2007 & 2008 at a cost of $5,400 each or $16,200 total.

Commissioners approved the returning of a building permit deposit of $300 to Wayne Kimla.

Com missioner Folz made a motion to change the stop sign at 500 N & 800 W to a four (4) way stop and to change the stop sign from 300 W to 200N effective February 26th, 2007 seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Herman Strump updated the commissioners that he had not received anything from Indiana First and would call to see what is going on. Strump also advised that he was not able to attend the meeting that Cleo Duncan had on the water district.

Earline Copeland, Treasurer of Ripley County was present for the Financial Board Meeting and presented the 2007 Financial Report to the commissioners for 2006.  Copeland reported that the county had collected $617,706.40 in Interest from the accounts for the county. Commissioner Nickell made a motion to elect Robert Reiners as President of the Financial Board for Ripley County seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.  Commissioner Nickell made a motion to elect Chuck Folz as secretary to the Financial Board for Ripley County seconded by Commissioner Reiners. Motion approved unanimously. Commissioners signed the investment policy for 2007. Financial board meeting closed at approximately 11:30AM.

Commissionersí President Reiners signed the contract with Arab Termite & Pest Control for the courthouse

Commissioners received an update from Bingham & McHale regarding the recent offer to Belterra and a synopsis of the process with Belterra over the past year.

 Joyce Samples, Johnson Township Trustee filed the Township Assistance Guidelines for Johnson Township with the Ripley County Commissioners as recommended by the State.

Auditor McCoy advises the commissioners that she had received a check in the amount of $42,482.53 from MedBen per the Split Solution Agreement. MedBen had held the Claims Reserve Deposit to pay any run-out claims for Ripley County. Ripley County terminated in December 31, 2004, claims were paid through March 31, 2005 and claims paid after that date were paid out of the claims reserve deposit of $55,725.47  leaving a balance of $42,482.53 that was returned as a refund check.

Commissioner Nickell made a motion to adjourn until the next regular meeting on Monday, February 12th, 2007 @ 8:00 AM at the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, Indiana seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

                                                                           

Ripley County Board of Commissioners

             Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor

 

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