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)

 

2006 Meeting Schedule

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

FRIDAY JANUARY 13, 2006 MONDAY JULY 17, 2006
MONDAY JANUARY 30, 2006 MONDAY JULY 31, 2006
MONDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2006 MONDAY AUGUST 14, 2006
MONDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2006 MONDAY AUGUST 28, 2006
MONDAY MARCH 13, 2006 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2006
MONDAY MARCH 27, 2006 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2006
MONDAY APRIL 10, 2006 FRIDAY OCTOBER 06, 2006
MONDAY APRIL 24, 2006 MONDAY OCTOBER 23, 2006
MONDAY MAY 08, 2006 MONDAY NOVEMBER 06, 2006
MONDAY MAY 22, 2006 MONDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2006
MONDAY JUNE 05, 2006 MONDAY DECEMBER 04, 2006
MONDAY JUNE 19, 2006 MONDAY DECEMBER 18, 2006
MONDAY JULY 03, 2006 FRIDAY DECEMBER 29, 2006

 

Unapproved Commissioner's Meeting Minutes for 02/27/06

February 27, 2006

The Ripley County Commissioners met on Monday, February 27th, 2006 at the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, Indiana.

 

Commissioner Reiners promptly call the meeting to order at 8:00A.M. and all stood for the opening pledge to the flag. Commissioner 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 Board on legal matters.

 

Andy Clark, Veteranís Service updated the commissioners about drivers for the Veteran Van.

 

Judy Schebler, 911Coordinator advised the commissioners that they had a 911 advisory board meeting and that they had two recommendations for the commissioners vote. (Rescue 30 would cover all of Farmers Retreat Rd and Rescue 69 would cover the southern most part of the county /Friendship area.) Commissioner Folz made a motion to expand covered area to the southeastern part of Ripley County for Rescue 30 and Rescue 69 seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously. Schebler also advised the commissioners that the 911 advisory board recommended that they discontinue sending cards to residents in Ripley County due to the cost, cards not being returned and that it can not be supported by the present software. Commissioner Nickell made a motion to discontinue sending out the cards per the 911 Advisory board seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously. Schebler also advised that the next 911 Advisory board meeting is March 21st, 2006.

 

Gene Bishop, Maintenance advised the commissioners that we are in need of new containers to put cigarette butts in for the courthouse. Commissioners recommended that Bishop check on this matter and bring quotes back to the next meeting. Commissioners Reiners suggested that Bishop switch the mower from the courthouse with new easy turn at EMS building for the present.

 

Kelly Vollet, Technology updated the commissioners on the WTH (GIS provider) meeting that she had attended on polling places and voting districts. Vollet advised that we could put this information out on the web and that the Technology committee requested that the commissioners and attorney Comer work up an ordinance to cover what information can be posted on the web.

 

Tad Brinson, Area Planning Commission and Steve Meyer, Building Inspector appeared in front of the commissioners. Commissioner Reiners welcomed Meyer to the county. Commissioners signed a letter that they had concluded that Merkel Road is wide enough to accommodate the additional traffic that would exist with the development of an eighteen (18) lot subdivision on said road.  Commissioners presented a copy of the signed letter to Brinson and Meyer concerning Merkel Road and the subdivision.

 

Commissioner Reiners advised that Margaret Mary Hospital will continue to contribute the same amount for EMS as in the past.

 

Ted Spurlock, Economic Development presented the commissioners with the 2005 Rising Sun Regional Foundation Annual Report. Spurlock also advised that they are currently taking resumes for the new Economic Development Director for Ripley County.

 

Commissioner Folz made a motion to approve the minutes from the February 13th, 2006 meeting                                               seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

 

Jeff Larrison, United Consultant Engineering Firm updated the commissioners on the proposal for the New Marion Voluntary Fire Department project which is due on March 7th, 2006.  They are looking at about a 6,000 sq. ft. building with six bays for the trucks. Commissioners Reiners advised that they are supportive of the project that the department is working on.

 

Katherine Taul, Ripley County Tourism Director presented the commissioners with brochures on the 2006 Discover Ripley County events calendar and that they are working up a brochure on all the bridges in (Stone Arch, Covered & Iron Bridges) Ripley County.

 

Jayne Guidry, The Office Shop presented three (3) chairs with a proposal for the commissioners consideration. Commissioners will take this under consideration.

 

Ken Boatright, Boatright Development presented concerns to the commissioners on the need to widen 300 N & 600 East roads in Milan Commons, Milan, Indiana. Commissioners advised that they would like to visit the site in question.  

 

Charles Malinowski, Malinowski Consulting gave a recap of the 2005 cost plan for Ripley County. Commissioner Folz made a motion to go with and sign the 2005 cost allocation plan for Ripley County seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

 

Commissioner Reiners signed the Grant Agreement and Receipt between Ohio County and Ripley County for the sum of $38,495.16 for the 4th Quarter of 2005.

 

 Anne DaVega  and Amy S. Berg, Environmental Manager State Cleanup Section presented  the commissioners a Soil Analytical map on the former dry-cleaning facility next to the Ripley County Government Annex, Versailles, Indiana showing data presents compounds identified above their respective IDEM RISC residential default closure levels, some concentrations are above industrial default closure levels and a Groundwater Analytic map showing data presents compounds identified above their respective RISC residential default closure levels, some concentrations are above RISC industrial default closure levels. DaVega advised that there is a very high level of condemnation in the area and down the road it could be a dig and haul project

or a radon reduction system. DeVega also advised that they are looking for any insurance policy owners from the past and at the present time they have not found any. DaVega reported that the next phase will be done in approx. 6 weeks.

 

Covell Mills presented a copy of the GEO-Tech study & proposal and advised the commissioners that they will go down approx. 9ft. Mills advised that the cost is approx. $4,500. Commissioner Reiners advised Mills if the GEO-Tech study is done the county will reduce the amount of blacktop from 7in to 5in and that is a saving to the developer. Mills presented layouts of the subdivision on Co Rd 400E. Commissioners will do a letter for Mills concerning roads Co. 400 East and Co. Line Rd.

 

 

Jeff French, Ripley County Surveyor & Scott Neal advised the commissioners that Neal is doing a 4 lot agriculture subdivision on 150 North (West of the Feeder Pig Barn) and will be appearing in front of the Planning Commission. Neal needs a letter of approval from the commissioners on this project.

 

Jeff French, Ripley County Surveyor requested that the Commissioners and Highway Superintendent meet with him to look at the Dennis Belter property Coon Hunter Rd & 129 (doing a subdivision).

 

French updated the commissioners on the Richmond Subdivision and the concerns about the road.

Commissioner Reiners advised that a letter has been done on this subdivision.

 

Pat Thomas, Ripley County Health Department updated the commissioners on a plan to provide guidance for the implementation of comprehensive local plan for extended mass prophylaxis campaigns in the setting of a bioterrorist attach or natural disease outbreak.  Commissioners Nickell made a motion to sign the Ripley County Mass Prophylaxis Plan seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

 

Commissioner Folz made a motion to go ahead with Low on the conversion of history year payable 2004 to windows tax system for a cost of $2,000 out of the Technical Services/Commissionerís budget seconded Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

 

Commissioner Nickell made a motion to adjourn until the next regular meeting on Monday, March 13th, 2006 @ 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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