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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 Unapproved Minutes for March 8, 2010

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, March 8, 2010 at the Ripley County Highway Department, Osgood, Indiana.

Commissioners 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.

The commissioners discussed the road conditions with the foremen and whether to try to repair or pave this spring. 

They are going to try to patch as best they can at this time to see what money may be available for paving later.  Also discussed was the salt and cinder supply.  Salt was good but will need to replace cinders used. 

Pat Kissell advised the radio problems that were occurring and that Laker Electronics was to look at a fix and advise.

As soon as money is approved by County Council the bridge would be bid. 

Five Star Roofing was present to advise they use a membrane and spray system to cover a metal roof that makes them seamless.  A 10,20, and 30 year warranty was available and the only difference was the more the warranty the more reflective material was in the spray to reflect heat.  The commissioners advised they would be researching this and would either take bids or advertise for bids in the near future.

The commissioners advised the foremen to consider priorities of equipment needs and it will be discussed at the next meeting on March 22, 2010.

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 Busching made the motion to reconvene while Commissioner Stutler seconded, 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.

Maintenance: Mr. Johnnie Lohrum

The roof leak was discussed and Commissioner Reiners advised he would call Kramer Roofing that had done repair work to come look at it.

Technology Coordinator:  Ms. Kelly Vollet

Ms. Vollet advised the computer grant check had been received and that she had ordered one computer with Windows 7 to test with the software used by the county before she ordered the rest.  She will also be replacing the batteries on all the panic buttons.

Mr. Gene Pitts: 

Mr. Pitts appeared to ask the commissioners to appoint Mrs. Sherri Cunningham to the Osgood Library Board.  Commissioner Busching made a motion to do so and commissioner Stutler seconded.  Motion approved unanimously.

Mr. Pitts also advised that they expected an April, 2010 completion date for the Osgood Library branch at Milan and that he would notify the commissioners of the open house.

Purdue Road School:

A representative from Purdue Road School called to invite the commissioners to the meeting.  None of the commissioners would be available to attend this time.

USI Consultants:  Bridge Inspections—Sheri Hines

Several representatives were present and Mr. Phil Beer V.P. presented the firms qualifications.  He advised the commissioners their firm had helped the State develop the software used to report and discussed their qualifications to inspect the stone and timber bridges as well as the others.  He stated his firm also has the underwater capability in house and does not have to contract those inspections out. 

Ripley County Parks: Ms. Julie Brancamp

A request from the dwelling renter to allow babysitting of not more than 5 children was discussed.  Insurance requirements, etc. were also discussed and the commissioners advised the final decision was to be made by the Park Board.

It was reported that negotiations with the farm club for their farm show was still ongoing.  Also, the race track drainage was going forward.  Commissioner Stutler was to look into the possibility of a loading dock at the Fairground and advise.

Ripley County Tourism Bureau:  Ms. Katherine Taul

Ms. Katherine Taul appeared  to advise the commissioners that there was approximately $1500.00 in grant money for use of inspecting the stone bridges for information on restoration to original.  Mr. Jeff French also spoke on the subject.    After discussion Commissioner  Busching made the motion to take the matter under advisement.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the Motion approved unanimously.  Ms. Taul advised she would try to obtain the balance of the money needed and get back to the commissioners.

Emergency Management:  Mr. Wayne Peace

Mr. Peace provided the commissioners with definitions of emergency levels and who is allowed to be on the roads.  Also discussed was who was to make the call of the emergency level.  On direction from Counsel, the statute provides that the President of the Commissioners is the responsible person.

Mr. Peace also advised the commissioners that Homeland Security wanted to share the GIS system.  He provided contracts and advised Homeland Security would pay for equipment and expenses pertaining to their use.  There will be NO cost to the county and there will be NO cost of maintenance fees.

Commissioner Stutler made the motion to sign the contracts and Commissioner Busching seconded.  The Motion approved unanimously.

Mr. & Mrs. Tim Waller:

Mr. Waller advised the commissioners of the problems he was having with his neighbors and that Farm Services had referred him to the commissioners.  He stated that he felt his neighbors were disregarding the zoning and waste disposal rules.  He stated that manure from the neighboring pastures was running onto his property and creating problems.  Also, a saw-mill was operating late at night as well as heavy equipment.  IDEM has been called and has seen the problem.  Mr. Andy Bryant of the Health and Environmental Department would contact IDEM to see what action they had taken and advise the Wallers.  Also Commissioner Stutler would talk with the property owners about the situation.

Midwestern Engineers-Ms. Julie Berry, Mr. Richard Burch, and Mr. David Henson

A discussion followed as to what they could do to get information from IDEM pertaining to the land owned by the county that may be used to build an Annex.   The firm advised they would like to review the information and contact IDEM to determine what the next step would be to determine if the land can or cannot be used to build.  They will advise the commissioners and there will be no charge for this review.  The can later determine if the land can be used and/or how much it will take to make it usable.  Commissioner Stutler made a motion to give the firm the information the county had available and permission to contact IDEM for their information and requirements.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

CPI:  Mr. Steve Meyer

Mr. Meyer stopped to advise the commissioners the CPI exposition would be March 31, 2010 at Greenwood and invite them to attend.

Commissioners signed payroll sheets, claim vouchers, claims to be paid from commissioner’s budget, and the February 22, 2010 minutes.

With nothing further to attend to Commissioner Stutler made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Commissioner Busching and motion passed unanimously.

 

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