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 04/10/06

April 10, 2006

The Ripley County Commissioners met on Monday, April 10th, 2006 at the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, Indiana.

Commissioner Reiners promptly called 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, Veterans Director advised the commissioners that the new van has a dent in it and the commissioners suggested that he get a quote on fixing the van.

Commissioner Folz advised that Dearborn County has given their GIS Photos to Ripley County and that the two counties are working together on this project.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to approve the minutes from the March 27th, 2006 meeting seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Tad Brinson, Area Planning Commission advised the commissioners that Attorney John Ertel is pursuing the Pole Barn Permit for the Planning Commission. Unsafe Building Code is now finished. President Reiners advised that the county ordinance states that the Planning Commission is the investigating officer and it is then presented to the Ripley County Commissioners and they will decide how to proceed.

Commissioner Folz expressed concerns about the vaccine & cost if Ripley County has an outbreak of the bird flu in the coming months. Folz advised that the cost for the vaccine could run as much as one million dollars for the county.

Kelly Vollet, Technology advised the commissioners that she had completed the changes to the Ripley County Handbook. Vollet presented the following changes:

Bereavement Leave: (1)  5 days of bereavement leave for a death of a spouse or child or individual for whom the employee is the legal guardian. (2) 3 days of bereavement leave for a death of a parent, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, or brother-in-law.

Health Insurance: All new full time permanent employees and elected county officials are eligible to enroll in the group health and life insurance plan within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

Emergency Weather Conditions: Ripley County Government is not responsible for weather conditions. All county offices will remain open. If an employee shows up for work they will get paid for the time present. If not, they will not get paid, with the exception of salaried employees. If a level 2 emergency is in place no one is expected to show for work except for all emergency personnel.

Full Time: An employee who is routinely scheduled to work 35 hours per week or more for 52 weeks consecutive.

Working from Home: Because of the absence of supervision, performing county work at home or other outside location instead of the office or space provided the employee by Ripley County, is prohibited for salaried non-exempt and hourly employees. Any claim for wages, overtime or comp time must be based on hours worked at the employee’s regular place of employment. Any exception to this policy shall require a written request by the affected office holder to the Ripley County Commissioners for prior approval of any “off site” work.

Commissioners agreed to the changes in the county handbook and will have county Attorney Comer look at changes.

John Little, past commissioner presented concerns to Commissioner Nickell and County Attorney Comer on why Bridge #8 (Cave Hill) had not been started by now. Little noted that the cost is going up each day and why are they waiting to get this project underway. Attorney Comer advised that the reason was unforeseen due to mortgages that had not been released. Attorney Comer said that he had talked to Marilyn England at the state and was hoping that they could start in about 2 weeks. Little advised that he would return in about a month to the commissioners meeting to check on this project.

Donald Dunbar, Council President presented the commissioners with a copy of the City of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Economic Development Revenue Sharing Grant Program for Indiana Counties Franklin, Decatur, Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings, Jefferson, Union, Fayette and Ripley. The 2006 Grant schedule allocates up to $10,000,000 for Economic Development Grants in these selected counties.

Commissioner Folz would like to give a copy of the Ripley County GIS Photos to Dearborn County. Commissioners agreed.

Delaware Fire Department advised the commissioners that they are starting a response program and wondered if they had any old vehicles that they could have. Commissioners advised that they didn’t at this time.

Bids for the sale of Surplus Assets/ 1998 Gradall XL 4100 Hydraulic Excavator Serial Number 0415273.  Two bids for the Grade-all were received by the commissioners.

Scott Rinear, 203 N Buckeye Street, Osgood, Indiana 47037   $559.00

ASE/ Finkbiner Equipment Co. 15 W 400 N Frontage Rd.       $50,100                         Burr Ridge, Ill. 60527

Commissioners signed Warranty Deeds, Non –Collusion Affidavit and President Reiners signed the Seller’s Warranties for Bridge #8 (Cave Hill) (Eaton & Schuerman property). Attorney Comer will send the above documents to the state for their signature.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to approve the changes made to the Ripley County Policy handbook as presented by Vollet, with an effective date (April 10th, 2006) of today seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously. Commissioners signed the Handbook approved on April 10th, 2006.

Commissioner Nickell made a motion to accept the bid of $50,100 for the 1998 Grade-all XL 4100 Hydraulic Excavator from ASE/ Finkbinder Equipment Co. Burr Ridge, Ill. Seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

Junior Heaton, Ripley County Highway Superintendent advised the commissioners that the cost of fuel has doubled. Commissioners are waiting a response from Marathon Ashland on the cost of their material.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to declare an emergency due to the need to obtain this material in a very short time there is insufficient time to fully advertise and use the normal bid process, therefore quotes will be obtained and brought to the Commissioners meeting in two weeks seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioners Reiners advised at the Commissioners meeting on Monday, April 24th, 2006 at 10:00AM they open quotes for material.

Julie Siebert, Deputy Assessor presented concerns to the commissioner on ants in the Assessors office. Commissioners advised the Auditor to call Arab and have them spray the courthouse.

Commissioner Nickell signed authorization that the Auditor give Gene Bishop, Maintenance his check on April 10, 2006.

Commissioner Nickell made a motion to adjourn until the next regular meeting on Monday, April 24thth, 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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