RIPLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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District 1

Robert Reiners, President

10105 N Spades Rd

Sunman, IN  47041

812-623-3209

 

District 2

Mark Busching

214 Spencer Lane

Versailles, IN  47042

812-621-7904

 

District 3

Gerald Stutler

P.O. Box 66

Friendship, IN  47021

812-667-5505

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 6,2014

Monday, July 21, 2014
Friday, January 20, 2014 Monday, August 4, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014 Monday, August 18, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014 Friday, August 29, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014 Monday, September 15, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014 Monday, September 29, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014 Friday, October 10, 2014
Monday, April  14, 2014 Monday, October 27, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014 Monday, November 10, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014 Monday, November 24, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014 Monday, December 8, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014 Monday, December 22, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014 Monday, January 5, 2015
Monday, July 7, 2014  

Commissioner's Meeting Minutes

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Ripley County Highway Department, Osgood, Indiana.

Commissioners Robert Reiners and Gary Stutler were in attendance. Commissioner Busching was absent for this portion of the meeting.  Auditor Wagner was also present.

Foreman Kissell advised the new trucks and graders were progressing to completion.  All should be delivered by the end of the year.

Foreman Toops advised replacement of Bridge #16 is going well.  The footers are in and the walls are being formed and should be poured this week  subject to weather.

With no further business Commissioner Stutler moved to recess to the annex meeting room with a second from Commissioner Reiners.  Motion passed with 2 yes.

Commissioner Stutler moved to reconvene at the Ripley County Annex with a second from Commissioner Reiners.  Motion passed with 3 yes and the meeting reconvened with the Pledge to the Flag. Commissioners Reiners, Stutler, and Busching were present as well as Auditor Wagner and Attorney Ertel.

Commissioner Reiners welcomed back Commissioner Busching.

Commissioner Busching moved to approve the minutes as presented with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes. 

Commissioner Busching then moved to rescind his motion as he stated he was not present at the meeting and could not move to approve the minutes.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion was rescinded with a 3 yes vote. 

Commissioner Stutler then moved to approve the minutes with a second from Commissioner Reiners.  Motion passed with 2 yes and Commissioenr Busching abstaining. 

Maintenance—Mr. Johnnie Lohrum 8:07:02

Mr. Lohrum advised a motor had gone out on the third floor of the courthouse and required replacement.  QPH is to replace the motor.

EMA—Mr. Patrick Rose 8:14:30

Mr. Rose advised he was submitting an EMPG grant proposal for the radio replacements.

Coroner—Ms. Lauren Thielking

Ms. Thielking advised the commissioners she had obtained quotes for the vehicle.  She was advised she could not order the vehicle until the 2015 budget period.

Technology—Ms. Kelly Vollet 8:30:33

Ms. Vollet provided the commissioner with the information on the ADA & Title 6 Coordinator. 

She provided the Resolution 2014-04 for the commissioners to designate her as the ADA and Title 6 Coordinator.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the resolution with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Assessor—Ms. Shawna Bushhorn

Ms. Bushhorn advised the commissioners she needed to replace a PTBOA Board member and requested they appoint Mr. Matt McNew.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the request with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

The commissioners and Ms. Vollet discussed the quote from Stanley Convergent Security Solutions.  Numerous questions arose and the commissioners requested the Sheriff contact Mr. Mickey Wydick to attend the next meeting to answer the questions.

Sheriff Department—Sheriff Stratton 9:07:10

Sheriff Stratton submitted an application from Tyler Landwehr for a jailer.   Commissioner Stutler moved to approve the request with a second from Commissioner Busching.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

The School Resource Officers receiving authority through Ripley County was discussed.  The Commissioners expressed concern with the liability exposure presented the county.  They stated they did not want to expose the county to liability from the schools.  The Sheriff advised he could grant Special Deputy status and would refer the schools to the commissioners for agreement on reimbursement to the county as the Resource Officers are employed by the school corporations.

EMS—Mr. Jim Corbin 9:35:00

Mr. Corbin requested approval of Jaclyn Ruf for the EMS.  Commissioner Stutler moved to approve the request with a second from Commissioner Busching.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Ripley County Drug Awareness Coalition—Ms. Amy Philips

Ms. Philips presented the commissioners with Memorandums of Understanding for Safe Passage, Choices, Cierra’s Club, Southeastern YMCA, United Families, Family Connections, and the Ripley County Prosecutor’s Office.  These groups receive grants to help curb drug use.

She also provided the Comprehensive Community Plan update approved by the Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana.

Commissioner Busching moved to approve the memorandums of understanding with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Encore Insurance—Mr. Brad Samples

Mr. Samples presented the commissioners with an application to provide an employee dishonest bond for all full and part time employees of the county.  This would eliminate individual bonds for employees and reduce cost to the county.  Elected Officials would still need to provide individual bonds as required by State Statute.

Commissioner Busching moved to approve with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Break 9:52:09

Commissioner Busching moved to approve the claims being paid from the commissioners’ budget and payroll with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Commissioner Stutler advised he had been contacted by Mr. Mike Nyer of the DNR who had inspected the drainage being questioned by Mr. Alfred Woodruff on County Road 400S.  Mr. Nyer stated the drainage was a natural waterway and presented no problem.

Prosecutor—Mr. Ric Hertel 10:02:30

Mr. Hertel presented the commissioners with an application from Ms. Janet Shields for employment in the Prosecutor’s Office.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

The commissioners considered a request from the Lochmueller Group for limited use of the GIS system for Ripley County.  The commissioners requested Ms. Sue French of the Surveyor’s Office for her opinion of the request.  She stated it would not be a problem for her.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the request from the Lochmueller Group for the limited use of the GIS to prepare a comprehensive plan and zoning maps for the city of Batesville.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed with 3 yes.

The subject of snow removal and lawn care was discussed and bids may be considered for the 2015 year.

Commissioners signed payroll sheets, claim vouchers, claims being paid from the commissioners’ budget, and minutes of the September 15, 2014 meeting.

With no further business to conduct, Commissioner Busching moved to adjourn with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

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