Robert Reiners, President

10105 N Spades Rd

Sunman, IN  47041



Mark Busching

608 Clearview Lane

Versailles, IN  47042



Gerald Stutler

P.O. Box 66

Friendship, IN  47021


2012 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

Starting June 11 8:00am meetings will be in the EMA meeting room located at 210 North Monroe Street.

Monday, January 9

Monday, July 9

Monday, January 23 Monday, July 23
Monday, February 6 Monday, August 6
Friday, February 17 Monday, August 20
Monday, March 5 Friday, August 31
Monday, March 19 Monday, September 17
Monday, April 2 Monday, October 1
Monday, April  16 Monday, October 15
Monday, April 30 Monday, October 29
Monday, May 14 Friday, November 9
Friday, May 25 Monday, November 26
Monday, June 11 Monday, December 10
Monday, June 25 Friday, December 21


Commissioner's Meeting Minutes

Minutes prepared by Bill Wager, Ripley County Auditor  Minutes are unofficial until approved at the next Commissioners Meeting.

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, August 6, 2012 at the Ripley County Highway Department, Osgood, Indiana.

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

Mr. Floyd Riggs and Mr. Dennis Shadday attended to request the commissioners look at the drainage problem on their road, Morris St. in Morris.  Rain is collecting and flooding his garage.  The commissioners advised they would have it looked at and try to help with the flooding issue.

The new tank for the distributor was discussed and quotes for it are to be requested.  Mr. Pat Kissell is to contact suppliers for quotes to be opened at the 8/31/2012 meeting.

Bridge Foreman, Mr. Mick Johnston, advised the commissioners a request from Washington Baptist Church to cut weeds had been received.  He advised the church would take care of mowing after the initial weeds were cut.  The township trustee will be contacted to see if he can provide the help initially.

With no further business to attend to, Commissioner Busching moved to recess to the EMA office.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Busching made the motion to reconvene while Commissioner Stutler seconded.  The motion passed unanimously.  The meeting reconvened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Maintenance-Mr. Johnnie Lohrum

Mr. Lohrum advised he would contact Mr. Brian Ellison on the courthouse doors for maintenance.  Also the caulking on the tower was completed.

EMA—Mr. Patrick Rose

Mr. Rose was unable to attend due to training but provided the commissioners with the paperwork to extend the burn ban until the next meeting on August 20, 2012.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the extension with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously.

Sheriff Department--Mr. Paul Wells

Mr. Wells advised the commissioners the air Conditioning unit in booking was out.  He advised the unit was specialized and would cost $599.00.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the purchase with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Wells was also directed to replace the sprinkler heads that were not working properly.

Technology—Ms. Kelly Vollet

Ms. Vollet presented the commissioners with a choice of leases for the mail machine for the annex.  After review and discussion Commissioner Stutler moved to accept the regular lease with a second from Commissioner Busching.  The motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Vollet advised she had met with a representative from Comcast.  They can provide 2 PRIs for roughly half the cost from Frontier.  Commissioner Busching moved to continue with the investigation and if as proposed switch the service.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Health Department—Ms. Pat Thomas and Ms. Vicky Powell

ISDH—Ms. Sara Strawbridge and Ms. Cameron McEllhivey

Ms. Strawbridge spoke explaining that Ripley County had been chosen to participate in a pilot program to allow the health department to charge for immunizations.  This would allow them to be reimbursed and allow for greater amounts of the public to be served.  The State would provide training for the program and after the first year there could be a charge for the billing service. 

Commissioner Busching moved to approve participation in the program with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Charlie Baylor

Mr. Baylor stated he was representing the 4-H.  He expressed concern over their perception of lack of cooperation from the park staff by having some events cancelled to stop any ruts in the track in front of the grandstand.  He stated the 4H felt they had no representation on the Park Board.  He was given a copy of the ordinance establishing the Park Board and advised individuals could request to be placed on the board when openings occurred.

LWC—Mr. Sam Puterbaugh

Mr. Puterbaugh provided an update for the annex.  Issues on the fire alarm system were discussed as well as the budgeted amounts for the project and the power pole relocation.  He gave his monthly progress report and stated the mechanical contractor was to submit a plan to catch up to the needed completion schedule. 

He advised the commissioners a change order for the Courthouse renovation was needed due to the security cameras which would require a larger server to handle the number to be installed.

Change order G-015(Steel Lintel modifications) and E-010 (Omit masonry enclosure for 200Amp disconnect) were discussed.  The Steel lintel charge and the credit for the omission of the enclosure are now acceptable.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve these with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously.

Attorney Ertel advised Mr. Puterbaugh that ATC is to contact him on the price of remediating the hot spot on the Bauer property.

Auditor Wagner advised the commissioners he had received the bids from the moving companies.  Maddux’s bid was for $6480.00 and the bid from Mayflower Transit was for $9986.31.  These were tabled to the next meeting.

Also received were the bids for shelving for the storage area in the annex.  Bids were received from Bradford Systems and The Office Shop.  Bradford Systems shelf rating was 300# for the 42x30 sections and as designed would cost $96160.00.  The Office Shop provided two options.  Option 1 at $62,600.00, would have each unit with a back and Option 2 at $54,100.00, having those units back to back sharing a common back.  Shelf rating for the 42x30 section was 450#.

After discussion Commissioner Busching moved to accept the bid from The Office Shop for Option 2.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Stutler moved to approve the July 23, 2012 minutes as written with a second from Commissioner Busching.  The motion passed unanimously.

The commissioners signed payroll sheets, claim vouchers, claims being paid from the commissioner’s budget, and the minutes of the July 23, 2012 meeting.

Being no further business at this time, Commissioner Busching moved to adjourn with as second from Commissioner Stutler.   The motion passed unanimously.


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