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 August 23, 2010

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, August 23, 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.

Mr. Pat Kissell reported the Gradeall was having transmission and hydraulic problems.  It is still running but the transmission will need to be replaced. Also an engine in a truck is being repaired.  The commissioners advised that it is the responsibility of the truck operator to check fluid levels on the engine and transmission.

The USI contract was discussed for the bridge inspections.  Price of $189,000.00 with 80% Federal reimbursement.

It was reported that Milan would widen the road to Pike Lumber from Airport Road to the Pike Lumber entrance.

Permits have been received to start cleaning out Laughrey Creek on Cave Hill Road to start week of 8/30/2010.

Bridge 210 is complete.  There is an overcharge of $1880.00 for footer work that will be researched.

Commissioner Busching advised the commissioners that they needed to decide the date for returning to 5 eight hour days at the highway garage.  This was taken under advisement to be discussed later.

With no further business to discuss, Commissioner Busching moved to recess to the annex building.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

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.

Mr. Randy Frye attended the meeting as an observer and to offer his help with any problems the county may have.  He asked about problems the county was experiencing and Commissioner Reiners brought him up to date.  Commissioner Reiners advised him Ripley County had received the Major Moves money but it would be very helpful to receive a larger share from the State. (8:13:19)

Maintenance:  Mr. Johnnie Lohrum (8:21:29)

Mr. Lohrum advised the second floor painting was complete.  A problem with the chiller drains had been corrected by cleaning them out. 

The courthouse doors were discussed and an estimate from Mr. Brian Ellison was presented.  Mr. Ellison would build new wood doors and provide new hardware for $19,500.00 or $17,500.00 depending on the hardware selected. The only stipulation from Mr. Ellison was that the hardware cost would have to be paid up front as it had to be paid for when ordered. After review Commissioner Busching moved to accept the quote from Mr. Ellison for new doors and bronze finish hardware for a total of $17,500.00 and advance the $3000.00 cost of the hardware.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. John Holzer- Town of Versailles (8:40:30)

Mr. Holzer advised that the Town did not have the money to repair the clock on the courthouse per the repair estimate presented at the last commissioner meeting.  He stated that the Town wanted to abandon the clock to the county.  Commissioner Reiners advised the county was not interested in taking the clock over.  Mr. Holzer stated the clock was installed in 1937.   Mr. Holzer stated that the Town would only want to repair the wood trim to stop the leak at this time.  The Town only has $3500.00 and feels they can stop the leak with this amount.

Mr. Holzer asked about the annex building and stated that he understood the commissioners had drawings etc. and Commissioner Reiners advised there had been no plans drawn.  Everything is still in the early development stages.

During a break in appointments the commissioners signed claims paid from the commissioners budget, claim vouchers, payroll sheets, & the letter to AFLAC.  The minutes from the August 9, 2010 meeting were reviewed and Commissioner Busching moved to accept them as presented.  Commissioner Stutler seconded, the motion passed unanimously, and the commissioners signed them.

Commissioner Stutler gave a race track report at the Fair Grounds.  The sand is down and the race committee was to inspect.

ATC-Mr. Rob Walker (9:57:02)

Mr. Walker reviewed the purpose of the boring samples.  The results from the samples showed the contamination being below eight feet.  The recommendation is to stay above the eight foot level.  He advised during excavation that samples be taken to make sure no contaminated soil is found.

Over time it will decline but will take decades to clean up on its own to a level that is no longer deemed contaminated to be used for commercial purposes. It will be imperative to not go below the eight foot level.

Commissioner Reiners advised that what we needed from ATC is to obtain a comfort letter from IDEM that it will be ok to build on this property.  Mr. Walker advised that IDEM would probably issue a site status report.  Mr. Walker will contact IDEM and the Brownfield people to get a commitment from IDEM that we can use the property for an annex building.  Attorney Comer advised that we would also like to work with IDEM to come up with a solution for the remediation of the contamination source.  Mr. Walker will prepare a letter to send to IDEM and provide the commissioners with a copy to review before being sent to IDEM.

Clerk-Mary Ann McCoy and Election Board (10:40:50)

Ms. McCoy asked the commissioners for their consent to seek reimbursement for election machines.  Commissioner Busching moved to give consent and Commissioner Stutler seconded.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Polling places were discussed and Commissioner Busching advised that Stumpke’s Corner reported they could not handle the additional precinct.  The commissioners requested the election board try to find a place in the town of Milan limits for Washington 2 and Franklin 3.  They advised they would search for one.

Ms. McCoy presented the commissioners with an estimate for the shelving she had requested.  Twelve shelves were $1552.88 and without labor to install would be $1354.66.  Commissioner Stutler moved to pay $1354.66 for the shelves out of cum cap equipment with a second from Commissioner Busching.  The motion passed unanimously.

Midwestern Engineering (10:53:16)

Midwestern Engineering (Mr. David Henson) presented a very basic layout of the building footprint on the lot and a layout of the interior.  He stressed it was very preliminary and would change several times before finalized.

A question and answer session followed. 

USI Consultants-Bridge Inspections (11:20:02)

The contracts were presented to the commissioners for approval.  The commissioners were advised they would be invoiced monthly as work was completed as well as the report on the bridges inspected. All costs are included in the per bridge cost.  Load ratings will also be provided.  Inspections will begin in 2010 and will continue until 2013.  Commissioner Busching moved to accept the contract with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed unanimously.

Engel Maps-Mr. Kerry Langdon (11:57:20)

Mr. Langdon delivered 6 wall maps for the county and thanked them for their business.

In additional business Commissioner Reiners appointed Commissioner Busching to be the committee chairperson for the annex building committee.  It will be the responsibility of the chairperson to appoint the members of the building committee. (12:02:00)

Also discussed was the fee from Midwestern Engineering.  Commissioner Reiners requested Attorney Comer contact the J-C-D superintendent to compare their cost for their building project.

The work hours at the highway garage were discussed and Commissioner Busching moved to start the highway garage on five eight hour days with one-half hour for lunch beginning September 20, 2010.  Hours would be 7:00am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously. (12:22:26)

 Land vs Richmond Drainage Complaint: (12:19:36)

Commissioner Reiners advised that Mr. Jeff French had provided a letter to those involved of the remedies needed and Mr. Richmond would be advised he must have the remedies completed by September 20, 2010 or the work would be done by an outside source and Mr. Richmond would be responsible for the expense.  Mr. John Ertel is to provide the letter to Mr. Richmond.

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

 

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