RIPLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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District 1

Robert Linville

5227 W County Rd 800 N

Osgood, IN  47037

812-852-4593

 

District 2

Mark Busching

214 Spencer Lane

Versailles, IN  47042

812-621-7904

 

District 3

Gerald Stutler, President

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 5,2015

Monday, July 20, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015 Monday, August 3, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015 Monday, August 17, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015 Monday, August 31, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015 Monday, September 14, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015 Monday, September 28, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015 Friday, October 9, 2015
Monday, April  13, 2015 Monday, October 26, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015 Monday, November 9, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 Monday, November 23, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015 Monday, December 7, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015 Monday, December 21, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015 Monday, January 4, 2016
Monday, July 6, 2015  

Commissioner's Meeting Minutes

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM, Monday, June 8, 2015 at the Ripley County Highway Department, Osgood, Indiana.

Commissioners Stutler, Linville and Busching were present as well as Auditor Wagner.

A request from Mr. Chuck Keck for the county to provide a water truck and grader for the Farm Equipment Show for June 26 and 27 was discussed.  Commissioner Busching moved to provide the equipment as requested with 1 employee to run both.  Commissioner Linville seconded and the motion passed with 3 yes.

Cinders were discussed as they will not be available by end of year.  It was decided to get as many as possible to stockpile.

Commissioner Busching advised the Versailles Lions Club would be using the annex parking lot June 27since the Farmers Market is using the courthouse square.

With no further business to discuss Commissioner Busching moved to recess to the annex meeting room.  Commissioner Linville seconded and the motion passed with 3 yes.

Commissioner Busching moved to reconvene with a second from Commissioner Linville.  Motion passed with 3 yes and the meeting reconvened with the Pledge to the Flag. Commissioners Stutler, Busching, and Linville were present as well as Auditor Wagner and Attorney Ertel.

Maintenance—Mr. Johnny Lohrum 8:13:00

Mr. Lohrum advised the maintenance truck had been repaired but was costly.  He stated it would probably need to be replaced in the near future. The commissioners advised they would visit that issue when additional repairs were needed.

EMA—Mr. Patrick Rose 8:18:20

Mr. Rose of the EMA Advisory Committee meeting at 1:00 and advised he would brief the commissioners then.

Probation/Community Corrections—Mr. Shannon Schmaltz  8:22:35

Mr. Schmaltz presented three employees for community corrections that had been approved by the Advisory Board:  Ms. Jenny Wise for Community Corrections Coordinator, Mr. Ethan Back for Field Officer, and Mr. Joseph Mann for part time community service supervisor.  All three positions will be paid from Community Corrections. The commissioners acknowledged these employees did not present any nepotism issues as they were currently employed by Ripley County.

Mr. Schmaltz also advised the Drug Program would be moved from the annex building to the Courthouse in the Community Corrections room.  He advised without the wall separating the mail machine from community corrections offices the mail machine could be off limits two days per week after 3:00 pm as there would be another program in the room.

Also the chairs in the current waiting area of probation would be moved to the hall of the courthouse and the current waiting area would be used as a processing area for the metal detector.

Commissioner Busching moved to build the wall and pay from Cum Cap Building with a second from Commissioner Linville.  No vote was taken and further discussion ensued.  Commissioner Busching then withdrew his motion.

Technology—Ms. Kelly Vollet 8:40:45

Ms. Vollet advised she had obtained a new quote for a TV and DVD player from Judge Ryan King.  A 40 inch TV with a separate DVD player for a total of $421.93.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the purchase from Cum Cap Equipment with a second from Commissioner Linville.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

She advised Judge Ryan King also requested to be appointed to the Technology Committee.  Commissioner Busching moved to take the request under advisement with a second from Commissioner Linville.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Ms. Vollet advised the battery backup for the courthouse server had expired and a new one would be $474.84.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the purchase of a new one with a second from Commissioner Linville.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Planning—Mr. Tad Brinson  8:48:50

Mr. Brinson advised he had received a complaint from Ms. Ruth Riehle about Concepts Industrials blocking traffic with their deliveries and the type of deliveries being made.  He was instructed to reply to her that it was within the jurisdiction of the Town of Sunman and the County could not provide any resolution.

Prosecutor—Mr. Ric Hertel

Mr. Hertel advised the murder trial is scheduled for July.  He is working to provide additional security at that time and is conferring with Sheriff Cumberworth.

Sheriff Department—Sheriff Jeff Cumberworth 9:02:45

Sheriff Cumberworth provided an estimate from Leff-Co Electric, Inc. to provide lightning rod protection at the jail complex for $22,847.00.  Commissioner Busching moved to take the quote under advisement with a second from Commissioner Linville.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Sheriff Cumberworth provided a request for a new employee for deputy, Mr. Chris Hunger.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the request with a second from Commissioner Linville.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Sheriff Cumberworth noted he would be talking with Council to use the part time cook funds to fund full time nurse.

He also provided an updated quote from Spillman Technologies, Inc. to provide software, professional services, and hardware for a total of $142,455.00. This will allow dispatch, 911, and EMA to be included in the program. Included was a letter of financing options for a Public Safety Computer System for a total project cost of $230,855.00.

Commissioner Busching moved to take under advisement until funding can be investigated.  Commissioner Linville seconded and the motion passed with 3 yes.

BREAK: 9:17:35

EMS—Mr. Jim Corbin

Mr. Corbin presented a list of all runs billed by the new billing company that is being reviewed to determine if they had been billed correctly for the rescue units.

He also advised a payment from Rescue 69 of $1950.00 had been received.

He requested two new applicants approval:  Ms. Kayla Wilson and Mr. Kyle Wilson.

Commissioner Busching moved to approve the request with a second from Commissioner Linville.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Mr. Rick Stephens of Rescue 30 requested a response to the request from Mr. Paul Hildebrand, Rescue 30 Board President, that Ripley County NOT be paid for their Paramedic service if the rescue unit does not receive payment from the patient.  The commissioners advised they were not going to revise the contract as the service was provided and the rescue unit is the only entity that can collect from the patient.

911—Ms. Judy Schebler  9:52:35

Ms. Schebler presented an application for Ms. Lori McConnell to fill the open Telecommunicator position.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the request with a second from Commissioner Linville.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Ripley County Firechiefs’—President Ben Sieverding

Mr. Sieverding advised the commissioners he was providing the requested 6 month update on how the mutual aid was working between fire departments.  He reported all is going well and no changes were needed.

Clerk—Ms. Mary Ann McCoy, Mr. David Green, and Mr. Lee Mathews

Ms. McCoy requested the commissioners consider purchasing electronic poll books that connects the precincts with voter records.  This would eliminate the need to search printed poll books at the site and give up to date records.  This request was supported by Mr. Green and Mr. Mathews.  Ms. McCoy advised the electronic books could be rented for a trial in the November election to determine feasibility since it is a smaller election than will be in 2016.

Commissioner Busching moved to take under advisement until a final quote and demonstration could be obtained.  Commissioner Linville seconded and the motin passed with 3 yes.

Auditor Wagner presented the commissioners with the Local Elected Officials Agreement for the Indiana Economic Growth Region for consideration.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the agreement with a second from Commissioner Linville.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

The commissioners considered a request to honor the Osgood Lions Club for their 50th anniversary.  Commissioner Busching moved to proclaim June 10, 2015 be known as Osgood Lions Club Day.  Commissioner Linville seconded and the motion passed with 3 yes.

Auditor Wagner also advised the commissioners of the repair for the courthouse elevator by ThyssenKrupp Elevator America to affect repairs needed found during the last inspection.  Commissioner Stutler signed the repair order.

Commissioner Busching moved to approve the minutes of the May 22, 2015 meeting with a second from Commissioner Linville.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Commissioner Busching moved to approve the claims presented with a second from Commissioner Linville.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Commissioners signed payroll sheets, claim vouchers, and claims being paid from the commissioners’ budget and minutes of the May 22, 2015 meeting.

With no further business at this time Commissioner Busching moved to recess until the EMA Advisory Board Meeting at 1:00 pm.  Commissioner Linville seconded and the motion passed with 3 yes.

1:00 pm

Commissioner Busching moved to reconvene with a second from Commissioner Linville.  Motion passed with 3 yes.  The commissioners were updated, along with the rest of the board, on the current status of the EMA by Mr. Patrick Rose, EMA Director.

Mr. Rose presented the commissioners with the Ripley County Chief Elected Officials Promulgation to be signed along with the Ripley County Continuation of Government which lists the line of succession for Principal Executive Officer for the county in the event a local disaster emergency needs to be declared.

Both documents were signed by the commissioners.

With no further business to attend, Commissioner Busching moved to adjourn the meeting.  Commissioner Linville seconded and the motion passed with 3 yes.

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