RIPLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

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)

 

2005 Meeting Schedule

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

MONDAY JANUARY 3, 2005 FRIDAY JULY 1, 2005
FRIDAY JANUARY 14, 2005 MONDAY JULY 18, 2005
MONDAY JANUARY 31, 2005 MONDAY AUGUST 1, 2005
MONDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2005 MONDAY AUGUST 15, 2005
MONDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2005 MONDAY AUGUST 29, 2005
MONDAY MARCH 14, 2005 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2005
MONDAY MARCH 28, 2005 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2005
MONDAY APRIL 11, 2005 FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 2005
MONDAY APRIL 25, 2005 MONDAY OCTOBER 24, 2005
MONDAY MAY 9, 2005 MONDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2005
MONDAY MAY 23, 2005 MONDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2005
MONDAY JUNE 6, 2005 MONDAY DECEMBER 5, 2005
MONDAY JUNE 20, 2005 MONDAY DECEMBER 19, 2005

 

Unapproved Commissioner's Meeting Minutes for 01/31/05

January 31, 2005

The Ripley County Board of Commissioners met on Monday, January 31st, 2005 at the Ripley County Annex, Versailles , Indiana .

Commissioner Robert Reiners promptly called the meeting to order at 8:00 AM and all stood for the opening pledge allegiance to flag. Commissioner Reiners, Chuck Folz and Lawrence Nickell were in attendance for the meeting.

Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor of Ripley County acted as secretary for the Board of Commissioners.

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

The Board signed the payroll check and claim register for January 31st, 2005.

Bill Stewart expressed concerns about tires being dumped on the Old Michigan Rd (Railroad Crossing in Dabney) & Railroad Rd. and advised that this was due to the charge for tires at the Ripley County Highway Garage. Commissioner Folz advised that he would send his crew to pick up the tires that had been dumped.

Andy Clark, Veteran Service Officer presented the commissioners a handout on the Veteran’s Award Recovery from 1/04 -- 11/04. Clark also advised the commissioners that he had been receiving donations for the handicap van.

David & Dwight Jolly expressed concerns about 500S and asked that the commissioners consider black topping this road. Commissioners advised that it is not in the EDIT Plan for 2005.

Gene Bishop, Courthouse Maintenance updated the commissioners on projects in the courthouse. Commissioners advised that they would have to do bids for the new roof for the Ripley County Courthouse in the spring.

Kelly Vollet, Technology Director advised the commissioners that at the last Technology meeting she requested that ETC spam scan the e-mail for a cost of $249 a year. Since that time the e-mail server has gone down and ETC will take care of everything for a cost of $350 a year. (Server & spam and virus e-mail Scanning). Vollet also updated the commissioners on the GIS system.

Commissioners signed a Lobbying Counsel contract with Barnes & Thornburg at a fixed fee of $2,500 per month from January 1st, 2005 through the duration of the 2005 legislative session, currently scheduled to end April 30, 2005.

Commissioners Reiners signed the Subrecipient Semi-Annual Report for Family Connections, Delaware Vol Fire Dept., Friendship Reg. Sewer Dist. and Semi-Annual Report, Certification letter & Authorization Card for the Osgood Public Library Project.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 14th, 2005 meeting seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Ginger Bradford, Clerk Ripley Circuit Court advised the commissioners that the Hunter Building is a possible place to rent/buy for storage of records. Commissioners will check into this matter.

Judy Schebler, 911 Coordinator updated the commissioners on the Mobilcom / Tornado Warning Sirens at a cost of approx. $59,030 and Weather Warning Receiver & Decoder for existing Fire Dept Sirens at a cost of $1,210 for each department. Commissioners will look into a possible grant for this project.

Aaron Summey & Gary Knecht, Central Petroleum Company presented the commissioners a presentation on their produce of motor oil. Commissioners made no decision at this time.

  Commissioner Folz made a motion to send the Dog Ordinance back to the Area Planning Commissioner with the following recommended language as a definition for  “Kennel” in Section 80.83 of the Ripley County Zoning Ordinance:

Kennel

Any lot or use in which six (6) or more dogs (excluding household pets) more than six (6) months of age are kept, except where accessory to an agricultural use or veterinary clinic use.

Household Pets

Animals customarily kept within a home. Household pets include, but are not limited to dogs.

Seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Reiners signed the Grant Agreement for the fourth quarter, 2004 between Ohio County and Ripley County .

Commissioners advised that Ripley County has not maintained county road 100 west for several years. Attorney Comer will respond to this matter.

Commissioners addressed concerns from Vernon & Sharon Wheeler, 4775 E Prattsburg Rd , Milan , In. about the condition of their road. Commissioners advised that the county is not allowed to maintain private property but agreed to maintain only the school bus turn around approx. 300ft. County Attorney Comer will respond to this matter.

John Graf updated the commissioners on the Bridge # 100 & # 38 project.

Scott Melling, EMS Director updated the commissioners on House Bill # 1604 that is presently in the legislation session.

Commissioners signed the Right-of-Entry issued by the Department of Natural Resources to the Ripley County Commissioners for entry onto the Versailles State Park in order to perform rehabilitation work on the Busching Bridge .

Commissioners broke for lunch at 12:35PM.

At approx. 1:30PM Commissioners opened for an Executive Session 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b)-(2)-(B) (Discussion of Pending Litigation)

Commissioner Nickell made the motion to adjourn until the next regular commissioner meeting on  Monday, February 14th, 2005 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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