RIPLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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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 July 12, 2010

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, July 12, 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 sent the original score sheets back.  It is unsure if they are using the original score sheets or the revised ones.  Commissioner Busching is waiting on a contact from the State and a form from them.

Bridge 210 construction signs were up and demolition of the old bridge was to start today. 

The roof repair of the highway garage was discussed and the quotes reviewed.  It was tabled until the meeting was reconvened at the Annex Building.

Superintendent Heaton advised he had talked with Mr. Steve Wilhoit with Osgood and they advised they had a plan worked out to fix the drainage problem without Mr. Fuqua’s cooperation.

Mr. Pat Kissel advised the Catepillar grader would take 4-5 weeks to repair.  The commissioners advised that in the future they wanted the equipment checked more often for water in the oil or other contaminates that may prevent failure of the equipment.

Mr. Don Dunbar presented an idea to the commissioners to honor Mr. John Vanosdol for all the work he donated to the track at the fairgrounds.  The commissioners advised they would consider it.

It was also advised that District 3 was done chipping and sealing. 

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

Commissioner Stutler made the motion to reconvene while Commissioner Busching 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.

The commissioners review several invitations and read the minutes from the last meeting.  Motion was made by Commissioner Busching to accept the minutes with a change of name to Ted Spurlock who retired from Rising Sun Regional Foundation.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Busching addressed the Versailles Republican representative about nothing being in the paper about the annex project.  She advised that she would watch for future issues.

Maintenance:  Mr. Johnnie Lohrum

Mr. Lohrum advised that he was contacting the Amish about restoring the courthouse doors.  He advised he would be painting the second floor area. 

He questioned the repair on the town clock.  He has heard nothing and they are still leaking if it blows when it rains. Commissioner Stutler is to check with the town on the clock repair.

He asked about the quote from QPH on repairing the threaded piping.  The bid was for repair not to exceed $6500.00.  Commissioner Reiners is to contact QPH.

Mr. Lohrum asked about the trees at the EMS building.  Commissioner Busching is to check with Scott Huffman on the trees.

Also the Veterans organization had asked Mr. Lohrum if he would spray the memorial for weeds if they would supply the material. 

Health Department:  Ms. Pat Thomas

Ms. Thomas appeared before the commissioners for their signatures on the appointments to the Friendship Regional Sewer District.  The appointees were Mr. Tony Wood, Ms. Margie Nickell, Mr. Scott Stutler, and Mr. Gary Stutler. 

A motion was made by Commissioner Busching and seconded by Commissioner Reiners to accept those appointees.  Motion was passed with Commissioner Stutler abstaining.

Area Planning Commission:  Mr. Tad Brinson

Commissioner Reiners questioned Mr. Brinson about the office being closed during the lunch hour.  Mr. Brinson advised that they are open during the lunch hour and was only closed long enough for someone to get something and bring back to the office.

Also questioned was a clean up of a Baker property and Mr. Brinson was to check.

Technology Coordinator:  Ms. Kelly Vollet

Ms. Vollet advised that the phone system at the county highway garage had been hit by lightning and had been replaced.  Also lost was a copier in the courthouse recorder office.  She is to present the bills to the insurance carrier when received.

Ms. Vollet also advised that Sheriff Grills wants to replace some cameras at the jail system.  He advised the county could use them in the courthouse.  This can be addressed at budget time for the jail.

Commissioner Reiners questioned the defibrillators the county owned.  Ms. Vollet advised that 1 is missing and no one knows where it is.  The lack of a defibrillator in the courthouse was discussed and Commissioner Reiners advised he would talk with Mr. Scott Huffman about purchasing and compare those with the information from Cintas. 

During a break in the agenda the commissioners signed the June 14, 2010 minutes that had been corrected and the June 28, 2010 minutes, payroll sheets, claims vouchers, and claims from the commissioners budget.

Also presented was a memo pertaining to closing some inactive accounts.  Commissioner Busching moved to have the Auditor close those accounts and move the balances to the county general fund.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Auditor Wagner presented information received from Ms. Cindy Herron from the Indiana Finance Authority about Recovery Zone Bonds and Disaster Bonds.  This information was given to Counsel Neil Comer for review.

County Highway:  Mr. Owen Heaton, Jr.

Mr. Heaton advised the commissioners that Holman Excavating had provided the bond for Bridge 210 and he had signed the Notice to Proceed.    The bridge is to be complete by August 26, 2010.

The bridge inspections were briefly discussed and advised that the second set of score sheets might be used. 

The Highway Garage roof repair was discussed and the quotes were reviewed again.  The quotes were as follows:  1) Innovative Roofing:  The roof material was not as heavy and the roof was not fully adhered.  Price to include extra insulation and gutters was $67,120.00  2) Kramer Roofing:  Roofing, gutters, and extra insulation was $91,255.00  3)  Hornberger Roofing: Roofing, gutters, extra insulation was $71,085.28 and is a fully adhered roof. 

Commissioner Stutler moved to accept Hornberger Roofing due to the fully adhered roof.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion passed unanimously.  The quotes are at the highway garage.

The commissioners discussed the possibility of a plaque for Mr. John Vanosdol for all the time donated on the racetrack at the fairgrounds.  They are to look at options and discuss later.

Midwestern Engineering:  Mr. Richard Burch

Mr. Richard Burch discussed the 6 steps of the construction phase and addressed the space study.  He supplied the commissioners with the hourly rates and additional information. What his firm could do for the construction process was discussed.  Mr. Burch advised he would provide the commissioners with a copy of the contract for review and if the space study was accepted and the contract signed later the $12,000.00 would be credited towards the contract fee which would be a percentage of the hard construction costs. It was advised that the contract not be signed until the report from ATC was received and a reply from IDEM. After a lengthy discussion the commissioners advised they would discuss it and advise Midwestern Engineering of the decision.

Commissioner Busching moved to accept the Facility Planning (space study) from Midwestern Engineering not to exceed $12,000.00 and pay for it from Contractual Services.  A second was received from Commissioner Stutler and the motion was approved unanimously.

Counsel Comer advised that he could not find any deed or reference to any  partial ownership of lot 7.   The county owns lot 5, 6, and 23 feet of lot 8.

Being no further business to attend to, Commissioner Busching moved to adjourn with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion was approved unanimously.

 

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