RIPLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

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)

 

2005 Meeting Schedule

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

MONDAY JANUARY 3, 2005 FRIDAY JULY 1, 2005
FRIDAY JANUARY 14, 2005 MONDAY JULY 18, 2005
MONDAY JANUARY 31, 2005 MONDAY AUGUST 1, 2005
MONDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2005 MONDAY AUGUST 15, 2005
MONDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2005 MONDAY AUGUST 29, 2005
MONDAY MARCH 14, 2005 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2005
MONDAY MARCH 28, 2005 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2005
MONDAY APRIL 11, 2005 FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 2005
MONDAY APRIL 25, 2005 MONDAY OCTOBER 24, 2005
MONDAY MAY 9, 2005 MONDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2005
MONDAY MAY 23, 2005 MONDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2005
MONDAY JUNE 6, 2005 MONDAY DECEMBER 5, 2005
MONDAY JUNE 20, 2005 MONDAY DECEMBER 19, 2005

 

Unapproved Commissioner's Meeting Minutes for 08/15/05

August 15, 2005

The Ripley County Board of Commissioners met on Monday, August 15th, 2005 at the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, Indiana. Commissioner Reiners promptly called the meeting to order at 8:00 AM and all stood for the opening pledge allegiance to flag. Commissioner Reiners, Chuck Folz and Lawrence Nickell attended the meeting.

Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor of Ripley County acted as secretary for the Board of Commissioners.

John Ertel, Attorney was present to advise the Board on legal matters due to Neil Comer being on vacation.

The Board signed the payroll check and claim register for August 15th, 2005.

Andy Clark, Ripley County Veterans Service Officer advised the commissioners that he had taken a veteran to Indianapolis, Indiana in the new van. Clark also advised that they had driven approx. 151 miles round trip at 8.9 gallons of gas per mile and that there is a trip planned to Cincinnati, Ohio.

Commissioners Folz made the motion to approve the minutes of July 18th, 2005 seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioners Folz made the motion to approve the minutes as corrected for August 1st, 2005 seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Gene Bishop, Maintenance reported to the commissioners that the doors to the courthouse are in need of seals and that he had checked with Halcombs. Bishop reported that the doors could be fixed at a cost of $100 a door. Commissioners agreed. Steinhart will install a part on the chiller to take care of it being so sensitive.

Judy Schebler, 911 Coordinator advised the commissioners that she would be taking her additional appropriation of $184,942.61 from the 911 wireless funds, for the new emergency radio & recording system for all 911 and emergency radio traffic.

Kelly Vollet, Technology Coordinator advised the commissioners that her assistant (Kim Moore) had quit (she had missed a lot of work) and she would be looking for a replacement. Vollet advised the commissioners that she is working with the insurance company on replacing the generator that was hit by lightning at the EMS Building.

Tad Brinson, Area Planning Commission advised the commissioners on how Dearborn, Franklin, Jennings, Ohio, Jefferson and Switzerland County do inspections in those counties. Commissioners & Brinson discussed who to appoint to the hearing board, commissioners will make a decision at the next meeting.

Shannon Schmaltz, Chief Probation Officer advised the commissioners that they had found discoloration in his offices and asked that the commissioners take a look.

Michael Farrar, Farrar, Garvey & Associates introduced himself to the commissioners and advised that he is interested in doing bridge inspections in Ripley County.  Farrar advised that they start from scratch when doing the inspections.

Mark Klosterkemper, AECON, Inc updated the commissioners on the plaque for the Busching Bridge. Commissioner Nickell made the motion to sign the Settlement Agreement Regarding Condemnation Action, Cause No. 69C01-0410-Pl-017 for Cave Hill Road Bridge seconded by commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

John Graff, Barth & Associates presented an update on Bridge#100, Batesville Council/Batesville Utility Board will make a decision on the dredging of the reservoir by August 30th, 2005. Graff also updated the commissioners on the courthouse project and Bridge #38.

 

Danny Jackson, Versailles Historical Society presented the commissioners with a slide presentation of the Versailles Historical Society’s vision of the courthouse square and the new annex for Ripley County.

Becky Reatherford, Soil & Water presented a request to the commissioners on making Sept. 12th, 2005 Bill Corning Day in Ripley County.  Commissioner Folz made the motion to make Sept. 12th Bill Corning Day seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to accept the resignation of Scott Melling as EMS Director for Ripley County seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Nickell made a motion to amend the salary ordinance for the EMS Director from $51,000 to $39,500 seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

 Commissioner Nickell made a motion to appoint Donald Bowman as the new EMS Director for Ripley County thru the year of 2005 seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioners advised Bowman that this is a managerial position and does not include comp time. Attorney Neil Comer will prepare a contract for the EMS Director to sign for the rest of 2005. Commissioners also advised that they would like to go to a flat rate billing system before budget time and they are committed to keeping the EMS System alive and going. 

Bill Davison, Ripley County Sheriff advised the commissioners that the dog catcher is in need of a live trap to catch the dogs.

Jerry Vollmer & Brad Samples, Main Source presented the commissioners with an updated list of claims for Ripley County. Vollmer advised the commissioners that they would be visiting each office to obtain information for the bidding of the new Health Insurance.

Commissioner Reiners signed the Grant Agreement between The City of Rising Sun and Ripley County for the sum of $44,635.03.

Commissioner Reiners signed the Grant Agreement between Ohio County and Ripley County for the sum of $43,108.28.

Commissioners adjourned regular meeting.

Executive Session:

Commissioners opened the executive session promptly at 11:30AM, August 15th, 2005 with Chuck Folz, Lawrence Nickell, Robert Reiners and Attorney John Ertel in attendance for the session. .

Executive Session: 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)-(8) (Job Performance)

Commissioners adjourned until the next regular meeting on Monday, August 29th, 2005 @ 8:00AM at the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, Indiana.

 

 

 

Ripley County Board of Commissioners

             Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor

 

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