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 03/14/05

March 14, 2005

The Ripley County Board of Commissioners met on Monday, March 14th, 2005 at the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, Indiana.

Commissioner 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  March 14th, 2005.

Dennis McKrittrick, advised the commissioners that he would give them something in writing when the planning commission has made a decision.

Gene Bishop, Maintenance advised the commissioners that he had rolled & seeded the courthouse yard. Commissioners advised that they would be letting bids for the courthouse roof at the next commissioners meeting on the 28th of March.

Kelly Vollet, Technology Coordinator met with the commissioners and commissioner Folz advised that David Adams, Deputy for the Town of Versailles wanted to know what the cost would be for a license for the WTH System. Vollet advised that the cost should be 1,500. Commissioner Folz suggested that they should do a pilot project and look at this before proceeding forward. Commissioner Reiners advised that the Auditor, Recorder & Treasurer should put $1,000 in the 2006 budget for their licenses. Vollet advised that the Low’s new window’s tax system will roll today & training will be today & tomorrow. Vollet also advised that she has received 12 resumes and has done 12 interviews. Commissioners advised that she should talk to the Technology committee. Vollet advised that she is working on a correction to the vacation part of the handbook.

Don Dunbar, Council President had concerns on the investment of the Rainy Day Fund and advised that the fund can only be used for certain things. Commissioners had concerns on whether the Rainy Day fund is committed. Dunbar advised the commissioners that if the fund is invested the county should get approx. $10,000 in interest. Commissioners had no problem with investing the fund if not committed.

Dennis McKrittrick, had concerns on how the commissioners wanted the dead end road (Co Rd 725E) widen road to 16ft and base of the road. Commissioners advised that McKrittrick & County Highway Superintendent should work on this project.

Commissioner Folz made the motion to disapprove the taking over highway 229 from the state seconded by commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to sponsor a Community Focus Grant for the New Marion Fire Department (New Fire  House) seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Scott Meisberger had concerns about closing some of the alleys in New Marion. Attorney Comer advised that closing of roads is in the hands of the Planning Commission and that they need an attorney to advise on this process.

Mark Klosterkemper, AECON, Inc., advised that they are waiting on the CLR and waiting on roofing estimate on the Busching Bridge.

Commissioner Nickell made the motion to support the Resolution of the Ripley County Commissioners of Indiana of the CDBG Community Focus Fund Grant Application to the Indiana Department of Commerce and Addressing Related Matters seconded by Commissioner Reiners. Motion approved by Reiners & Nickell. Folz abstained.

Commissioner President Reiners signed  Release of Liens on Stephen R. Colson & Christine E. Colson

Pat Thomas, Health Department & Kim Thomas, Public Health Nurse appeared in front of the commissioners with a concern about 32 hours and is it full time or not for Kim Thomas.  Attorney Comer advised that if this is a temporary part time position no benefits would go with this position.

Ginger Bradford, Clerk updated the commissioners on a meeting she attended at the state and she advised that she has to make the polling handicap assessable. Bradford advised that she has to get 15 new voting machines at approx. at $4,000 but the state will pay for these machines. Also advised that she has to set up an Advisory Board to go out and look at the polling places. State advises that she could have 2 elderly or 2 handicap or one of each. Bradford advised that she would like her election board to do this because they fall into this category.  Commissioner Folz made the motion to appoint Everett Thompson and Paul Mathews to the advisory board seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously. Bradford advised the commissioners that they can now combine precinct (1-1/ 1-2/ 2-1 to Laughery 2 @ K of C & 3-1/3-2 to Laughery 2 @ Public Library/Batesville) and that the commissioners need to talk to the County Chairman and Election Board about the combining of the precincts. Bradford advised that this is to be done by August 1st, 2005.

Bill Davison, Ripley County Sheriff updated the commissioners on the expense & incoming revenue for the years of 2000/2004. Davison reported that he had 95 in jail over the weekend and approx. 37 were County residents. Davison expressed concerns about a group that was in town for about 2 hours on Saturday and wondered if an Ordinance could be done before we have a demonstration.

Ted Spurlock, recommended that Von McGuire would make a good board member to the Redevelopment Commission. Commissioners decided to wait to make this appointment.

Commissioners held a public hearing at 10:00AM on the proposed sale of 3.8148 acre located in the Versailles Industrial Park to the Ripley County Economic Development Corporation. No one showed up to discuss this sale.

Commissioner Folz made the motion to give the Ripley County Economic Development the option to buy the property from Ripley County for 6 months at $43,500 for the use of relocating United Parcel Development seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to approve the minutes from the February 28th, meeting seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioners will meet with Jefferson Proving Ground officials at 1:00PM on March 28th, 2005 concerning bridge #38.

 

              Commissioner Folz made the motion to adjourn until the next regular commissioner

              meeting on Monday, March 28th, 2005 at the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, 

               Indiana seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

 

Ripley County Board of Commissioners

             Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor

 

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