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)

 

2008 Meeting Schedule

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

MONDAY JANUARY 14, 2008 MONDAY JULY 14, 2008
MONDAY JANUARY 28, 2008 MONDAY JULY 28, 2008
MONDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2008 MONDAY AUGUST 11, 2008
MONDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2008 MONDAY AUGUST 25, 2008
MONDAY MARCH 10, 2008 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
MONDAY MARCH 24, 2008 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2008
MONDAY APRIL 7, 2008 MONDAY OCTOBER 06, 2008
MONDAY APRIL 21, 2008 MONDAY OCTOBER 20, 2008
MONDAY MAY 05, 2008 MONDAY NOVEMBER 03, 2008
MONDAY MAY 19, 2008 MONDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2008
MONDAY JUNE 02, 2008 MONDAY DECEMBER 01, 2008
MONDAY JUNE 16, 2008 MONDAY DECEMBER 15, 2008
MONDAY JUNE 30, 2008 MONDAY DECEMBER 29, 2008

 

Unapproved Commissioner's Meeting Minutes for August 25, 2008

August 25, 2008

The Ripley County Commissioners opened their meeting promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, August 25th, 2008 at the Ripley County Highway Department, Osgood, Indiana.

Commissioner Reiners promptly called the meeting to order with Robert Reiners, Chuck Folz and Lawrence Nickell in attendance. 

Mary Ann McCoy, Ripley County Auditor took minutes for the Commissioners.

Julie Brancamp, Ripley County Park & Recreation Director requested permission from the Commissioners to apply for a $10,000 grant from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation for electric at the new property. Brancamp also advised that they may apply for part of the grant from the Reynolds Foundation and also requested support letters from the Commissioners.

Commissioner Reiners advised that a problem on 1500 N where the creek is cutting into the road needs to be looked at by the county.

Pat Kissell, Shop Foreman had nothing to report.

Mick Johnson advised that they had received two quotes for the Otter Creek Covered Bridge. Commissioners opened the quotes for restoring of the Otter Creek Covered Bridge, Holton, In. from Paul Rosemeyer for $14,875 cleaning, painting and retarding the Bridge and Larry Corhran for $2,700 pressure wash and repaint sides of bridge $300, county will need to furnish the retardant for the bridge. Commissioner Folz made a motion to take the quotes for the Otter Creek Covered Bridge under advisement seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Barney Bales, District #1 Foreman had nothing to report.

Commissioners advised that at the next meeting quotes for the furnace for the Ripley County Highway will be opened.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to recess to the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, In. for the rest of the Commissioners meeting seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioners opened the recessed meeting from the Ripley County Highway Department at promptly 8:00AM, Monday, August 25th, 2008 at the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, In. with the pledge to allegiance.

Commissioners present for the meeting at the Ripley County Annex were Robert Reiners, Chuck Folz and Lawrence Nickell.

Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor was present to take the minute for the Commissioners meeting.

Mike Keller, democratic candidate for State Representative was present for the Commissioner meeting.

Commissioners requested that an e-mail be sent to the office holders in regards to the parking on the East and West side of the courthouse. Commissioners would like for all employees to keep the East & West sides of the courthouse open for the public due to the handicap area on the East side of the courthouse.

Tad Brinson, Area Planning Commission had nothing to report.

Jeff French, Ripley County Surveyor advised the Commissioners that Arnold Bischoff needs to file an amended petition for the water way.

Kelly Vollet, Technology advised the Commissioners that she has two requests for equipment, Earline Copeland, Ripley County Treasurer a printer $2,500 - $3,000 (Copeland will transfer money for the purchase) and a copier for Wayne Peace, Ripley County EMA office. Office Shop presented quotes of $3,671.62 and $2,327.34 for the copier (one has a stand and the other has a network capability) which will be taken from riverboat equipment. Commissioner Folz made a motion to go with the Office Shop for $2,327.34 from riverboat equipment fund seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

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

Frank Vanosdal presented a property dispute on 7208 W. US 50, Holton, Indiana. Commissioners advised Mr. Vanosdal that he should consult an attorney on this matter.

Bob Giddens, Advanced Drainage Systems presented a new product (plastic culvert) to the Commissioners.

Judy Schebler, Ripley County 911/Communication Center advised the Commissioners that she would like to change from the 911 Coordinator to Supervisor. Commissioner Folz made a motion to change Schebler from 911 Coordinator to Supervisor seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to change Judy Schebler, Supervisor from the salary pay to hourly rate effective January 1st, 2009 seconded by  Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Bids for Bridge# 89 were opened promptly at 10:00AM.

Lykins Contracting,  12783 N. State Rd 101, Sunman, In.    $153,730

Jeff Minders, C&H/M Excavation, Inc. 3687 N. Co. Rd.  500E,  Milan, In.  $105,368

Brooks & Earl Constructing Co.,  P.O. Box 301,  North Vernon, In.   $127,900

McAlister Excavation Co. Inc.  83 North Branch Road,  Patriot, In.    $116,336

Sporleder Esq., 1050 W. CR 500 N., North Vernon, In.  $58,800

Commissioner Reiners advised the bidders that they will take the bids for Bridge # 89 under advisement.

Commissioners signed the E & H Bridge and Grating, Inc proposal for 5 trips for Engineer to inspect construction in progress on bridge #89 projects.

Commissioner Folz made the motion to award the Otter Creek Covered Bridge project to Larry Corhran for $2,700 seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Reiners reported to the bidders on the Bridge #89 project that T. J. Sporleder withdrew his bid due to they only bid on one end bent instead of the two.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to award the bid for the Bridge #89 projects to C&H/M Excavating for $105,368 seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Nickell made a motion to sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office and Jac-Cen-Del School Corporation seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Reiners signed the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Certificate of Project Completion for the Osgood Public Library Board.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to adjourn until the next Ripley County Commissioners Meeting on Monday, September 8th, 2008 @ 7:00AM at the Ripley County Highway Garage, Osgood, Indiana seconded by Commissioner Nickell.  Motion approved unanimously.

 

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