RIPLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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District 1

Robert Reiners, President

10105 N Spades Rd

Sunman, IN  47041

812-623-3209

 

District 2

Mark Busching

214 Spencer Lane

Versailles, IN  47042

812-621-7904

 

District 3

Gerald Stutler

P.O. Box 66

Friendship, IN  47021

812-667-5505

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 6,2014

Monday, July 21, 2014
Friday, January 20, 2014 Monday, August 4, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014 Monday, August 18, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014 Friday, August 29, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014 Monday, September 15, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014 Monday, September 29, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014 Friday, October 10, 2014
Monday, April  14, 2014 Monday, October 27, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014 Monday, November 10, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014 Monday, November 24, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014 Monday, December 8, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014 Monday, December 22, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014 Monday, January 5, 2015
Monday, July 7, 2014  

Commissioner's Meeting Minutes

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor 

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Ripley County Highway Department, Osgood, Indiana.

Commissioners Robert Reiners, Gary Stutler, Mark Busching and Auditor William Wagner were in attendance for the meeting.

Foreman Kissell advised he had received two bids for the vehicles to be disposed of from Highway and EMS.  Burkhart bid $5500.00 for the 6 vehicles.  Ebbing Auto bid $5300.00 for all but the 1978 Dodge Truck and the 1997 Ford Truck. After review Commissioner Busching moved to accept the bid from Ebbing Auto and scrap the 1997 Ford and the 1978 Dodge at Schneiders Scrap Yard.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Bridge #16 on 700 S was discussed, as well as the problem with horses crossing the steel deck, and the quotes were reviewed. 

CPI bid was for a steel deck with concrete surface---$38,000.00

E&H Bridge steel deck----$38,500.00.

Commissioner Stutler moved to accept the quote from CPI for $38,000.00.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Sherri Hines of USI thanked the commissioners for the selection of USI for the future Bridge Inspections.  She provided the commissioners with the contract for review.

With no further business to discuss Commissioner Busching moved to recess to the Annex meeting room.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Busching moved to reconvene with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed unanimously and the meeting reconvened with the Pledge to the Flag.

Commissioners Reiners, Stutler, and Busching were present as well as Auditor Wagner and Attorney Ertel.

EMS—Mr. Patrick Rose 8:05:50

Mr. Rose requested Mr. Jeff Tielking be approved as the Deputy Director as of 7-1-2014.  Commissioners will review the request.

Mr. Rose advised that the weather service had confirmed that the damage of 5/21/2014 to Ripley County was from straight line winds not a tornado.

Mr. Rose presented a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Ripley County Emergency Management Agency and Jac-Cen-Del School Corporation for their co-operation in an emergency.  Commissioner Stutler moved to approve the MOU with a second from Commissioner Busching.  Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Rose presented a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ripley County Emergency Management Agency and the Ripley County Parks for their co-operation in an emergency.  Commissioner Stutler moved to approve the MOU with a second from Commissioner Busching.  Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Rose presented a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ripley County Emergency Management Agency and the Ripley County Health Department and the Ripley County Annex for their co-operation in an emergency.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the MOU with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Rose presented the commissioners with a policy statement that the equipment purchased with federal funds would be inventoried each December and that all equipment over $250.00 would be asset tagged and reported to the Ripley County Technology Office.

Maintenance-Mr. Johnnie Lohrum

Mr. Lohrum advised the commissioners by written note that the roofers were to check the courthouse for the location of the roof leak.

The quote from Maxwell for work to the downspout repair and the main sidewalk repair along with the pad for the picnic table and caulking of the south side courthouse windows were discussed.    Commissioner Busching moved to approve all except the pad for the picnic table with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed unanimously.

Additional quotes will be obtained from Bedel Construction for the picnic table pad.

Technology-Ms. Kelly Vollet 8:34:50

Ms. Vollet advised the commissioners of the quote to provide a handicapped button for the  entrance to the annex meeting room.  The quote received from Central Indiana Hardware was for $6151.40.  Commissioner Busching moved to decline the quote with a second from Commissioner Stutler

Ms. Vollet advised the Technology Committee had met and recommended the commissioners purchase a new copier for Superior Court.  She provided two quotes:  The Office Shop at $3451.00 and Batesville Business Machines at $4735.00.  She advised the committee recommended the quote from The Office Shop. 

Commissioner Busching moved to accept the quote from The Office Shop for $3451.00 with funds to come from Cum Cap Equipment.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Break: 9:00:00

Sheriff—Sheriff Stratton  9:18:00

Sheriff Stratton advised they had two vehicles to take from service (2004 Crown Vic and 2008 Ford Explorer).  He was advised to take them to the highway garage for bids.

He advised the Sheriff Department had always had a deputy’s wife accompany the deputy to pick up female prisoners.  A motion was made by Commissioner Busching to allow deputy’s wives to accompany the deputy when picking up female prisoners as business use of the county vehicles.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Sheriff Stratton advised there was no ride along policy for the department to help build interest and obtain reserve deputies. It would require those riding along to sign a waiver of liability.   Insurance requirements will be checked.

Sheriff Stratton requested personal use of the patrol vehicles by the deputy only while off duty.  The commissioners advised they would look at the request.

Flooding in Friendship—Mr. Bob Steele 9:27:14

Mr. Steele presented information for the commissioners to consider to stop flooding in Friendship, discussed the issue of safety for those walking from the Versailles State Park to Versailles on County Road 25 South from the Busching Covered Bridge, and offered several suggestions for consideration of the commissioners.

Hanson Aggregates:  10:05:00

The petition to close a portion of County Road 350 South was presented along with certificates of mailing to those affected by the closure and a landowner agreement. 

After review by the commissioners Attorney Ertel advised the commissioners that a temporary closure was in order to give those affected time to object.  If no objections are received then a second request for permanent closure is to be presented.  Description of the proposed closure is: (Commencing at the intersection of US Highway 421 and

County Road 350 South; thence Easterly along the center line of said County Road 350 South a distance of 860.82 feet to the Northwest corner of the Cord property ( D.R. 2005-5673) and the POINT OF BEGINNING of the right of way of said County Road to be permanently vacated; thence Easterly along the center of said County Road 350 South 1409.94 feet to the East line of said Quarter section and terminus of said right-of-way to be vacated.

Commissioner Stutler moved to approve the temporary closing as described above with a second from Commissioner Busching.  Motion passed unanimously.

Bid Openings:  10:21:18

Truck Chassis: (3 total) Base Bids without options

Shirks International------$80,022.39 each--$240,067.17 total

Stoops Freightliner------ $85,035.00 each--$255,105.00 total

FYDA Freightliner------ $81,379.00 each--$244,137.00 total

Western Star-----$87,318.00 each--$261,954.00 total

Kenworth of Cincinnati--$85,988.00 each--$257,964.00 total

Peterbilt of Cincinnati----$98,500.00 each--$295,500.00 total

Stainless Steel 13 FT. Dump Beds:

Pal Fleet---------------------------------$33,540.00 each--$100,620.00 total

Henderson Products-------------------$36,396.00 each--$109,188.00 total

WA Jones Truck Equipment----------$39,104.00 each--$117,312.00 total

Palmer Power & Truck Equipment---$47,427.00 each--$142,128.00 total

Kaffenberger Truck Equipment Co.--$34,300.00 each--$102,900.00 total

Commissioner Busching moved to take all bids under advisement for review.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Minutes of May 12, 2014 and Claims from the commissioners’ budget:

At this time Commissioner Stutler moved to approve the minutes of 5/12/14 as presented.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Busching moved to approve the claims being paid from the commissioners’ budget.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Auditor Wagner presented for signature the grant agreement from Rising Sun for the first, second, and third fiscal quarter of 2014.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the request with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed unanimously.

Commissioners signed payroll sheets, claim vouchers, claims being paid from the commissioners’ budget, and minutes of the May 12, 2014 meeting.

Commissioner Busching moved to approve the contract with USI for the bridge inspections with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed unanimously.

At this time Commissioner Busching made the motion to move to Executive Session to discuss confidential economic development information.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Gary Norman of Ripley County Economic Development discussed the confidential information of project with the commissioners.  All present signed confidentiality agreements. 

At the conclusion of the presentation Commissioner Busching moved to adjourn the executive session and reconvene the regular commissioners’ meeting.

With no further business to attend to Commissioner Busching moved to adjourn.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

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