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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 19, 2010

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, April 19, 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 bridge inspection scoring has been completed.  The committee will meet at a later date to select the company to do the inspections.

The county was accepted on the State salt contract bid.  Ripley County is committed for 600 tons .  We can go from 80% up to 120% of that figure.  Price has not yet been established.

The new pothole patcher has been received and is in use.

The big dumpster at the recycle center was discussed and Commissioner Busching is to propose to Solid Waste that they share Ĺ the cost.

Mr. Sheets is to clean up the lot at Pierceville with the abandoned mobile home in exchange of a fine reduction.

With nothing else to discuss, Commissioner Busching made a motion to recess to the Commissionerís 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

Mr. Lohrum advised the air conditioning has been turned on and went well.  He also advised he will be painting the lobby before election night.  Mr. Ron Merkt presented information on fiberglass doors for the courthouse.  He is to prepare a quote for replacement with fiberglass doors with hardware and installation included.

Technology Coordinator:  Ms. Kelly Vollet

Ms Vollet discussed the problem at the EMA department.  They have had outside people to make changes to the computer system and Ms Vollet has had to correct problems that have occurred.  She requested the commissioners advise her as to her responsibility.  The commissioners advised her that she was the only person to be responsible for the maintenance of the network.  She prepared a letter that the commissioners signed to that effect.

The GBS invoice for the voting machine maintenance contract is to be paid out of the commissionerís budget.   It was reported that the test of voting procedures went well.

Donna Land Drainage Complaint:  Mr. Jeff French County Surveyor 

Mr. French provided written summary of the findings of the meeting at the Land property on 4-7-2010. 

Planning Commission:  Mr. Tad Brinson

Mr. Brinson and the commissioners discussed a call from Robert Buchanan on a house in Dabney.  Mr. Brinson is to investigate.  He also advised the census information had been received.

Mr. Randy Frye and Mr. John Holzer:

Mr. Frye and Mr. Holzer appeared to present a plan for a reservoir at the Versailles State Park of approximately 500 acres that would provide a fresh water supply as well as economic development for the area.  This water supply could serve Milan, Osgood, Versailles, and Batesville by a gravity feed.

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

Mr. Samples and Ms. Pennington presented a further breakdown of their fully insured plan and advised as soon as the Large Loss report was available from Anthem they could finish their quote on a partially self funded plan through United Healthcare.  They will be at the next commissionerís meeting with the presentation.

APEX:  Mr. John Gause and Ms. Toni Stinson

Mr. Gause reviewed the history with APEX and the pros and cons of fully insured vs. partially self funded. He stated he felt with the partially self funded plan there would be coverage gaps.   He advised the commissioners he would recommend the HAS with HRA that they presented previously.  He presented the revised numbers on that plan. 

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

Mr. Cooper reviewed the partially self funded program and stated there would be no gaps in coverage with the plan they had proposed.  He advised that a 12/12 contract would be his recommendation.  He discussed further the self funded program and had a representative from SIHO, (the administrator of the program), available for questions.  He discussed the managed care and networking info.  He advised that if they were chosen to provide the program they would meet with each employee to explain the program.  He presented revised figures for higher retention amounts through Perico for consideration.

Geneen Ostendorf:  CARE(County Animal Rescue and Education)

Ms. Ostendorf asked if the county had any animal welfare ordinances available online or in effect.  Commissioner Reiners provided copies of ordinances in effect from 1979 on vicious dogs and animal control.  He advised that the county has an animal control officer and he assists the Health Dept. with the large animals.  He advised that Mr. Jim Lovins was the animal control officer and that he reported directly to the county commissioners.  The facility the animals are kept the 5 day waiting period is at his residence at 400 N off of State Road 129.  He advised he could house up to 12 dogs and 6-8 cages for cats. Mr. Lovins reported mileage, animals destroyed, etc.  He provides reports to the commissioners.

Commissioner Reiners advised that Mr. Lovins did not provide a shelter for animals and if any animals were found they should be taken to the Ripley County Humane Society which has received county funds to help operate.  The questions asked by CARE were answered by the commissioners and Mr. Lovins.  Commissioner Reiners and Stutler stated they have visited the facility unannounced and Mr. Lovins keeps the facility clean and provides food and water for the animals.  He stated that Mr. Lovins has paid for many upgrades out of his own money and that the commissioners are extremely satisfied that he has and is doing his job to their satisfaction.

Ms. Anele Sumakdris also questioned what to do with animals dropped onto property and why she was asked to tie the dogs up.  She was advised that it assured the animal would be there when Mr. Lovins could get there. 

Ms. Julie Brancamp:  Park Dept.

Ms. Brancamp provided an update on the projects at the park and provided a schedule of events for the upcoming antique farm machinery show.

Emergency Management Agency:  Mr. Wayne Peace

Mr. Peace provided the commissioners with the 2009 Emergency Management Performance Grant contract for signatures.  Commissioner Stutler moved to sign the contract with Commissioner Busching providing a second.  Motion was approved unanimously.

Clerk:  Ms. Mary Ann McCoy

Ms. McCoy appeared to advise the commissioners that Mr. Lee Mathews would be providing transportation for the election board.

Midwestern Engineering:  Ms Julie Berry

The engineering firm provided the information they have received from IDEM this far and what would be needed to move forward in deciding if the property owned by the county would be suitable for building.    IDEM needs the size of the proposed building, location of the building, proposed parking lot location and plan, and basement plans.  After discussion Commissioner Busching made a motion to hire Midwestern Engineering to proceed with necessary documents and testing to obtain preliminary approval from IDEM at a cost not to exceed $10,000.00.  This was seconded by Commissioner Stutler and the motion was passed.

Mr. John Holzer advised the commissioners that the Versailles preservation group had some drawings etc. available for the annex and that some grant money may be available to help with the study for the annex building.

Engels Maps:  Mr. Kerry Langdon

Mr. Langdon brought in final maps for approval and was told to get with Katherine Taul for approval of tourism information on the back and if acceptable to her to go to final print.

Employee Handbook Review:  The Commissioners and Auditor was provided a copy of the current employee handbook for review and comment. 

Commissioner Busching made a motion to accept the minutes of the April 5, 2010 meeting and Commissioner Stutler seconded. Motion was approved.

The letter from the Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste District was read and Commissioner Busching made a motion to accept Mr. Lucas Green as the Advisory Committee Representative with a second from Commissioner Stutler. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioners signed payroll sheets, claim vouchers, claims paid from the commissionerís budget, and the minutes of the last meeting.

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

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