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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 June 14, 2010

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, June 14, 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.

Bridge inspections were discussed.  The State has the information but has not responded as of yet.

The highway garage roof was discussed.  Specifications submitted by tow companies were reviewed and it was decided to talk with Mr. Neil Comer on bidding requirements. 

Mr. Stonekingís drainage problem was brought up and it was advised that Mr. Chad Meyer was also now having flooding problems as well.  No decision on how to proceed has yet been made since the property causing the problem is in Dearborn County.

Commissioner Stutler advised that only two of the four cars with tar splatter had been cleaned.  It was decided that unless a bill was turned into the highway garage no payment would be made.  A claim for contractual services is to be submitted by the highway garage once the bills are received.

Commissioner Stutler ask about notification for Friendship during the shoot when surrounding areas receive large amounts of rain so that people can be moved to high ground.  He will be notified in the future by either Mr. Wayne Peace or Ms. Judy Schebler.

With nothing further to discuss Commissioner Busching made a motion to recess to the commissionerís room.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion was approved.

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.

Commissioner Reiners advised that Mr. Ted Spurlock was retiring and asked the other commissioners if they agreed to provide him with a plaque for his hard and outstanding work on the Rising Sun Regional Foundation.  The commissioners all agreed.

Commissioner Reiners advised of a letter of support from River Valley Workforce Services.  Commissioner Busching moved to sign the letter with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Technology Coordinator:  Ms. Kelly Vollet

Ms. Vollet advised the commissioners that a camera in Superior Court was out.  Judge Morris asked the commissioners to replace the camera.  Commissioner Busching moved to replace the camera and pay for it from Cum. Cap. Equipment.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion was approved unanimously.

She also advised that she was replacing switches in the equipment installed in the Auditorís office that should help with speed between the courthouse and the annex.

Auditor Wagner advised the commissioners that the water to the rental house had been shut off.  Gas could be shut off but if reconnect the months shut off would have to be paid at minimum.  The commissioners decided to leave the gas on at this time.

Information on cost of additional valuable papers coverage up to $2,000,000.00 would cost $708.00 additional per year.  Auditor Wagner will follow up on Business Interruption.  Commissioner Stutler moved to increase the coverage to $2,000,000.00 with a second from Commissioner Busching.  The motion passed unanimously.

911 Director:  Ms. Judy Schebler

Ms. Schebler advised that the 911 system income has been dropping drastically with the land line connections going down.  At this time the shortages have been covered by the wireless fund.  The fund should cover 2011 as well but the future shortfalls will have to be addressed soon to solve the problem. 

Commissioner Stutler requested she contact him about rain advisory when surrounding areas get large amounts of rain that will affect Friendship during the shoot.  Judy advised she would advise everyone and update all lists in the center.

AECON Engineering:  Mr. Ron May

Mr. May appeared before the commissioners to advise his firm was ready to do the bridge inspections is awarded the contract.  He apologized for his delay in getting the paperwork submitted for the stimulus money which caused the county to miss out on the letting of stimulus money.

The commissioners were presented with a letter from Solid Waste to the Southeastern Indiana Career Center that 10 tires at a time were to be delivered to the recycle center.  Commissioner Busching moved to sign the letter with a second from Commissioner Stutler and the motion passed unanimously.

Auditor Wagner advised the bill for the chiller replacement would be sent to the insurance company prior to the claim being signed to determine how much the insurance reimbursement would be.

Drainage Board Hearing:  Land/Richmond

Mr. Jeff French-County Surveyor provided the commissioners with a history of events and his recommended solutions.

Ms. Land advised that the only change was the trailers had been removed and trees had been planted close to the property line and septic of her property.  The dirt pile is still next to the fence and she could not fix the fence until it is moved.

Mr. Richmond was then asked to speak and address the issues.  He advised that he was working on the landscaping of his property and was not complete yet.

Mr. Owen Heaton, Jr. advised that he had looked at the ditch prior to the meeting and water was flowing through the ditch.

Commissioner Reiners advised the Lands that the ditch was open and flowing and that Mr. Richmond had 60 days (subject to weather restrictions) to move the dirt along the fence between the properties.  If Mr. Richmond puts an entrance the culvert is to be no less than 10 inches.  Mr. French is to inspect the property August 16, 2010 for compliance.

Commissioner Reiners advised a letter received from ATC that they would be meeting with Brownfield at the annex 6/23/2010 at 10:00 am in the commissioners room.

Lifetime Resources:  Ms. Julie Schafer

Ms. Schafer advised the State did not have a copy of the letter of understanding signed by the commissioners and requested a new one be signed.  Commissioner Busching moved to sign with a second by Commissioner Stutler.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Ms. Shafer asked for 2011 funding of $28,000.00 which was the same as past years.  Commissioner Busching moved to provide the funding for 2011 with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion was approved unanimously.

She advised that they will be providing trips back to Kentucky and Ohio in the near future.

Parks:  Ms. Julie Brancamp

Ms. Brancamp reported the trees except for the one over 60 ft tall had been cut.   They were waiting for an answer on that tree.  Hughes will remove stumps later.  Bill Warren has some donated labor of children/young adults were available to do community service for grants etc.  The commissioners were ok with this.  She advised also that the Farm Show was June 25-27 and the Harness Racing is set for July 14.

Rising Sun Regional Foundation:  Mr. Ted Spurlock

Mr. Spurlock tendered his resignation due to his retirement.   The Commissioners commended him on his help to Ripley County.  Commissioner Busching moved to accept his resignation with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously.

Election Board:  Mr. Paul Mathews and Mr. Everett Thompson

The commissioners were asked to change the poling place from the Versailles Masonic Lodge to the Versailles Baptist Church.  Commissioner Busching moved to grant this request with a second from Commissioner Stutler and the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Stutler discussed with Mr. Paul Mathews the sewer project in Cross Plains.  He advised that the community needed to form a committee to help get the process started to obtain grant money.

Bridge 210:

Commissioner Busching moved to accept the bid from Holman Excavating for $64,620.00    Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

County Attorney Comer is to prepare a change order from pilings to wide footers.  Commissioner Busching moved to accept the revised quote for wide footers for $60,600.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

County Attorney Comer advised the commissioners that he had talked with Gary Byard on the tile problem at the jail.  Mr. Byard advised that he could no longer continue to repair without additional payments.  Mr. Byard advised it will continue to be a problem the way it was done.  Notes from Mr. Comerís discussion were put into the file of the meeting.  The commissioners requested the Sheriff appear to discuss.  Sheriff Grills appeared and advised that Mr. Byard had repaired the tile several times.  After lengthy discussion the commissioners advised Attorney Comer to advise Mr. Byard that he is to fix the problem or they will continue with the legal suit.

Highway Superintendent Heaton advised the Farm Club requested use of the rubber tired grader for their show to grade the track.  The commissioners gave their blessing.

The roof on the highway garage was discussed with Attorney Comer who determined that if it is routine maintenance and under $150,000.00 the commissioners could use the purchasing law and obtain 3 quotes to choose from at the June 28, 2010 meeting.

Aberdeen/Pate Water Company;

Jodie appeared for Ms. Mary McCarty and requested the commissioners sign an inter local agreement to allow Ohio County to apply for grant money.

Commissioner Busching moved to sign the agreement with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Commissioner Busching moved to accept the minutes as written and Commissioner Stutler seconded with the motion passing unanimously.

The Versailles Lions Club requested the use of the Courthouse lawn for the chicken fry on June 26, 2010.  Commissioner Busching moved to grant the request and Commissioner Stutler seconded.  The motion passed unanimously.

County Prosecutor:  Mr. Ric Hertel

Mr. Hertel appeared to question the roof leak and the commissioners informed him that the repair had been contracted and would be done as soon as the roofing company scheduled it.

The Commissioners signed payroll sheets, claim vouchers, claims to be paid from the commissioners budget. 

Being no further discussion nor business to come before the commissioners a motion was made by Commissioner Busching to adjourn.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

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