RIPLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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ROBERT REINERS, PRESIDENT

10105 N. SPADES RD.

SUNMAN, IN 47041

 (812) 623-3209

 

CHARLES FOLZ

2072 S. CO. RD. 400 E.

DILLSBORO, IN 47018

 (812) 689-3592  

 

LAWRENCE NICKELL

6170 E. CO. RD. 800 S.

CROSS PLAINS, IN 47017

(812-667-4981)

 

2007 Meeting Schedule

Commissioner's meeting room in the Annex building, begins at 8:00 am

FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 2007 MONDAY JULY 16, 2007
MONDAY JANUARY 29, 2007 MONDAY JULY 30, 2007
MONDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2007 MONDAY AUGUST 13, 2007
MONDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2007 MONDAY AUGUST 27, 2007
MONDAY MARCH 12, 2007 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2007
MONDAY MARCH 26, 2007 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2007
MONDAY APRIL 9, 2007 FRIDAY OCTOBER 05, 2007
MONDAY APRIL 23, 2007 MONDAY OCTOBER 22, 2007
MONDAY MAY 07, 2007 MONDAY NOVEMBER 05, 2007
MONDAY MAY 21, 2007 MONDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2007
MONDAY JUNE 04, 2007 MONDAY DECEMBER 03, 2007
MONDAY JUNE 18, 2007 MONDAY DECEMBER 17, 2007
MONDAY JULY 02, 2007 FRIDAY DECEMBER 31, 2007

 

Unapproved Commissioner's Meeting Minutes for July 30, 2007

July 30, 2007

 

 

The Ripley County Commissioners met on Monday, July 30th, 2007 at the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, Indiana.

Commissioner Reiners promptly called the meeting to order at 8:00A.M. All stood for the opening pledge to the flag.

Robert Reiners, Chuck Folz and Lawrence Nickell were in attendance.

Amber May, Second Deputy took minutes for the Commissioners due to Auditor McCoy’s absence.

Neil Comer, County Attorney was present to advise the Commissioners on legal matters.

Alvin Busching requested to place a poster of all the courthouses in Indiana in the Annex or Ripley Court House Hall. Commissioners agreed to have it placed in the courthouse.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to approve the minutes as corrected seconded Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

John Lohrum, Maintenance advised the commissioners that he had nothing to report on at this meeting other than he had agreed to open the bathrooms for the Pumpkin Show.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to approve the Contracts for Services with Ripley County Historical Society for $5,000 seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to approve the Contract for Services with Historic Hoosier Hills RC&D fro $250 seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to approve the Contract for Services with Heart House Inc for $5,000 seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to approve the Contract for Services with Family Connection for $5,000 seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to approve the Contract for Services with LifeTime Resources, Inc. for $28,000 seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Tad Brinson, Area Planning advised the commissioners that he had been out of the office due to some family health problems.

Kelly Vollet, Technology advised the commissioners that the digital recording system will be installed on Wednesday. Vollet advised the commissioners that she had taken ½ out of Riverboat Equipment and the rest will be paid out of a new line item in Cum Cap Development.  Vollet advised that the Circuit Court is using a loaner at the present time and that she had also checked on a new system for Superior Court / Commissioners Room. Vollet will check on a grant for the system for the Superior Court and the Commissioners Room. Commissioners agreed that Vollet can proceed with a grant for the new recording system for Superior Court and Commissioners Room.

 Larry Volz advised that he needs a sign at the corner of 450 & 225 with information on it about his camping grounds. County has a camping sign at 225 & 150. Volz asked that the county remove that sign and place at the corner of 450 & 225. Commissioners advised that they would take this up with Attorney Comer and will let Mr. Volz know what they can do about this situation. 

Herman Strumpf updated the commissioners on the Vernon Fork Water and that a board needs to be formed. Economic Development and a Working Group are working to find board members. Chuck Folz, Jeff Volz and Mike Vonderheide have expressed an interest on being on the board but waiting for the IDEM approval. Folz advised that one board member is needed from the Commissioners, Council and Commissioners and one person from Commissioners/Council together.

Brad Buening, Economic Development updated the Commissioners on Merkel Road and the Industrial Park. Commissioner Reiners advised that they had looked at the Merkel project and that the cost was higher than projected. Reiners advised that they are waiting on a new quote for the project. Buening also presented the Economic Development Budget and Financial report to the commissioners.

Gene Swing, Humane Society advised the commissioners that they would like to build a new building to house 48 dogs and that $150,000 is needed for the new shelter. Commissioners recommended that they go to the Council to ask for the $150,000 from EDIT fund.

Keith Bias from Think Map presented a County Data Exchange Agreement whereas; Ohio County, Ripley County and Switzerland County/Franklin County and Ripley County agree to exchange certain described Geographical Information System Data (GIS Data) at no cost to the county. Commissioners signed the agreement.

Kerry Langdon, Engel Maps, Inc presented a trial proof of the new book maps for Ripley County. Corrections were made including a change in Holton, Indiana, N Co. 850W now is Derrick Street. Langdon will come to the next commissioners meeting with the corrected copy.

Commissioner Nickell made a motion to sign the agreement with Franklin County, Ohio County & Switzerland County to exchange the data seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Nickell made a motion to adjourn until the next regular meeting on Monday, August 13th, 2007 @ 8:00A.M. at the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, Indiana seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

                                                                     

Ripley County Board of Commissioners

             Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor

 

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