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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 April 5, 2010

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, April 5, 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 roof repair was discussed and decided to bid the repair with insulation on the roof as well.  Specs should be available this week to advertise for bids.

Bridge inspections were discussed and the scoring needs to be done to select the company to do the inspections.

It was advised that Ripley County has been approved for Federal grant money and will receive it IF the Federal stimulus money is approved.

With nothing else to discuss, Commissioner Stutler made a motion to recess to the Commissionerís room.  Commissioner Busching 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 repairs were discussed and the bid From Kramer & Sons reviewed.  Commissioner Busching made a motion to accept and sign the bid from Kramer & Sons.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the Motion approved unanimously.

The courthouse doors were discussed with information from Auditor Wagner found in a publication about Jefferson Countyís courthouse repair that stated new materials could be used.  Fiberglass doors were discussed and decided to obtain information and cost estimates.

Two requests for reimbursements were presented.  One was for damage to a vehicle from hitting a pothole on a county road.  This was to be sent to  MainSource Insurance for determination of liability.

The other was for 40 chickens of Susan Young that were killed by a stray dog.  This was referred back to the Auditorís office to follow up. 

Recorder:  Ms. Ginger Bradford

Ms. Bradford appeared before the commissioners to request that they approve the additional request for tables that were not approved at the prior meeting.  She explained that without them the shelving already approved would leave no space for seating needed for researchers.  After discussion Commissioner Busching made the motion to approve $803.00 for the tables and Commissioner Stutler seconded.  Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member William Warren was in attendance and was asked if he would consider serving on the Solid Waste board if he was eligible.   He stated he would and the commissioners are to follow up and advise him.

Technology Coordinator:  Ms. Kelly Vollet

Ms. Vollet presented a letter to the commissioners on Ripley County Child Abuse & Prevention Awareness month.  The commissioners requested she respond to the letter and request a wording change before they would sign.  She later brought the letter back with the wording change and the commissioners signed the letter.

She also discussed the Rising Sun Regional Foundation report for 2009. 

Also, she advised that she had received the notice of the telephone service change to Frontier as they had purchased the land lines from Verizon.  She stated that she was advised that the rates could possibly be reduced.

Mr. Donald Dunbar:

Mr. Dunbar appeared and advised that the recycle center should have the plans for the addition to the current building.  He also asked if any information had been received from Midwest Engineering on the property  in question for the courthouse annex building. 

Midwest Engineering was contacted by phone and they advised they had contacted IDEM and were waiting for a reply from them   They would have information by the April 19, 2010 meeting.

TNT Paving:  Mr. Dave Kinny

Mr. Kinny presented information on new road surfacing discussing the advantages etc. and advising the commissioners that there would be some demonstrations available and some test roads paved.  They were to look at some roads and advise pricing for repair.

Donna Land Drainage Complaint:  Mr. Jeff French County Surveyor

Mr. French appeared and advised the history of the complaint.  Ms. Land advised that as of today the situation was not resolved.  Mr. French requested that a visual inspection be made and the date was set for April 7, 2010 at 10:00 am at the property.  It would be decided how to proceed and what action would be pursued.

Maverick Insurance:  Mr. Edward Culpepper Cooper and Mr. Kevin Krekler

Mr. Cooper presented the commissioners information on a partially funded health coverage plan.  (See copy in meeting folder).  Current benefits were matched so employees would not notice any change.  This program has the potential to decrease the cost significantly.  The commissioners advised that they would take the plan under advisement.

Clerk:  Ms. Mary Ann McCoy

Ms. McCoy appeared to advise the commissioners of the polling places and have the order signed. Commissioner Busching made a motion to accept & sign the form and Commissioner Stutler seconded. The Motion was approved unanimously.  The Commissioners signed the form and a copy is on file in the clerkís office and a copy is in the meeting folder.

MainSource Insurance:  Ms. Sarah Pennington and Mr. Brad Samples

Ms. Pennington presented the commissioners a fully insured health coverage plan from Humana for consideration.  (See copy in meeting folder)  The commissioners ask if she could provide a partially self funded plan as well.  She stated she would have it for the April 19, 2010 meeting.  The commissioners advised they would take the presented plan under advisement until the next meeting.

Mr. Casey McClanahan:

Mr. McClanahan appeared to ask the commissioners if he could clear the old trailer frame in Pierceville for the trailer frame.  The commissioners advised him that they were pursuing cleaning it up and would call him if they decided to have him perform the service.  812-654-3774

Engels Maps:  Mr. Kerry Langdon

Mr. Langdon advised the maps were about complete and ready to go to print after the final changes.  He will be at the April 19, 2010 meeting.

APEX:  Ms. Toni Stinson

Ms. Stinson appeared to advise the commissioners that APEX had renegotiated rates with Anthem for the current health coverage with the fully insured plan.  She also presented some alternatives with Anthem for the commissioners.  The commissioners advised they would take these under advisement and requested she also provide information on a partially self funded plan.

Two contracts were discussed- Arbor Education and Training and Fidlar Technologies.  Commissioner Stutler made a motion to sign the Arbor Education and Training Contract.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion was approved unanimously.  Commissioner Busching made a motion to sign the Fidlar Technologies contract with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion was approved unanimously.

Commissioners signed claims, payroll sheets, vouchers, minutes of the March 22, 2010  meeting,  Arbor Contract, Kramer & Sons repair contract,  Ripley County Community Foundation distribution form, & Fidlar Technology contract.

With nothing further to attend, Commissioner Stutler made a motion to adjourn.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Busching and the motion passed unanimously.

 

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