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 October 4, 2010

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, October 4, 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 advised the Cat Grader was still having problems.  It was decided to bring this to the county attorney, Mr. Neil Comer, and review the warranty contract.

The GradeAll is being repaired with a new hydraulic pump so that a warranty will apply to the new pump.  Once the repair is complete it will be tested by the county before being brought back to the garage.

The roof and gutter repair is complete.

The EDIT plan is complete for 2011.

Commissioner Reiners advised the dirt had not been removed on Loop Road as required by the drainage board.  He advised that Mr. John Ertel is researching.

The Leon Berner road that is partly in Switzerland County was discussed.  Switzerland County advised that our half is $10,500.00.  They were advised we only had $6500.00 available and to advise if they would take that.  Nothing has been heard as of this date.

Commissioner Stutler advised that the insurance has settled on the Jerry Shelton house on US50.  Mr. John Ertel is to advise him that it needs to be removed in 60days or the county will take action.

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

Commissioner Busching made the motion to reconvene while Commissioner Stutler 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.

8:10:56—Commissioner Busching made a motion to pay the invoice from Omara for paving the berm and county road 200N. Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Maintenance:  Mr. Johnnie Lohrum (8:11:30 )

Mr. Lohrum requested the commissioners to look at some fittings in the basement before we changeover to heat.  Once repairs are completed, if necessary, we will change over to heat in the courthouse.  Commissioner Reiners is to call QPH on the repair.  Mr. Lohrum is to complete the boiler survey.

The courthouse doors are being constructed and will be done soon.  Repair to the casings are to be started soon. 

8:22:35—A billing for DCS for services in 2008 was presented.  Auditor Wagner advised there was nothing in the records to refer to for the billing. It was decided to pay the $18.00 out of contractual services to clear the question of the billing.  A motion was made by Commissioner Stutler and seconded by Commissioner Busching.  The motion passed unanimously.

The billing from NACO on the membership fee was discussed.  Since the county has seen no real response to the program it was decided to have Auditor Wagner send a letter advising them the membership would not be renewed. 

The request from Cincinnati Insurance Company for release of a bond issued for a subdivision road was also discussed.  Mr. Tad Brinson is to handle again.  This has been addressed before and the company keeps sending the release form. 

8:37:00—The minutes were reviewed and a motion was made by Commissioner Busching to approve as written with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed unanimously.

8:38:00

The claim from the Coroner’s office was questioned by Commissioner Reiners as to what his office was paying for under contractual services.  He is to contact the Council on clarification.

Commissioner Stutler questioned the amount of medical expenses from the jail each month.  Once we incarcerate a prisoner we are responsible for the medical bills.

Technology-Ms Kelly Vollet (8:52:00)

Ms. Vollet was advised she should attend the building committee meetings.  She advised that WTH requested the assessor information to put on the GIS system.  There is no additional cost to the county. 

The shortage for her group insurance was discussed and it was agreed to transfer funds to cover it from cum cap.

Area Planning Commission:  Mr. Tad Brinson (9:01:00)

Mr. Brinson will again contact Cincinnati Insurance on the bond.

He advised the Batesville Post Office refuses to recognize 975N.  They will deliver if it is addressed 950N even though the people live on 975 N.  He is unsure what can be done and will research.

He was advised the commissioners are trying to obtain a vehicle from the sheriff’s department for the building inspectors to use.

Health Department-Ms. Pat Thomas (9:00:07)

Ms. Thomas appeared to request the commissioners to sign the Ripley County Mass Prophylaxis Plan.  Commissioner Busching moved to sign the plan with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously.

9:12:17—Mr. Jeff French

Mr. French asked about the Drainage Board decision on the Land vs. Richmond petition.  Nothing has been done yet and the commissioners asked Mr. French to contact attorney (Mr. John Ertel) about the notification. 

During this time frame the commissioners signed payroll sheets, claim vouchers, claims paid from the commissioner’s budget, minutes of the last meeting, and transfer of funds for Council approval.  The ATC claim was researched and determined to be correct.

9:35:01—Mr. Wayne Peace—Emergency Management

Mr. Peace presented the burn ban declaration.  After discussion commissioner Busching moved to sign the ban with exception of the Versailles State Park.    A second was made by Commissioner Stutler and the motion passed unanimously. 

Encore Insurance (Main Source)—Mr. Brad Samples

Mr. Samples advised the commissioners that the insurance agency had been purchased from the bank and will operate under Encore.  Nothing is to change except the name.

Mr. Samples presented the commissioners with a breakdown to explain the billing for the group insurance through Humana.  It was discussed at length and it was requested by the commissioners for the information to be supplied to the Auditor to determine the billings matched the guaranteed monthly amount.

Mr. Samples and Ms. Pennington are to meet with the Auditor with document support.  This will be reported back to the commissioners once received.

9:34:00—Highway Garage—Mr. Owen Heaton

Mr. Heaton delivered copies of the 2011 EDIT Plan.

Commissioner Busching asked County Attorney Comer about the warranty for the Catepillar Grader.  The county has had two repair bills that Catepillar has advised the warranty would not pay.  The second time received the bolts came out and oil was lost.  The commissioners felt that Catepillar was not honoring their warranty.  Attorney Comer requested copies of the warranty to review. 

The USI bridge inspection expense was discussed and the funds were determined to be required to encumber at the end of the year since a contract has been executed.

10:57:35—Attorney John Ertel—Land vs. Richmond complaint

Attorney Ertel advised the commissioners the statute a finding of determination.  The history of the petition should be included in the letter along with the Surveyor findings.  After the hearing of the court Mr. French has the authority to remediate the issue.  The county could recover the costs plus attorney fees.

Commissioner Busching moved to accept the findings of the board and to send them to Mr. and Mrs. Richmond.  The deadline would be 10/18/10.

11:08:00—The comfort letter from IDEM and what options it would give us as a county was discussed.  Attorney Comer is to contact Ms. Julie Berry on the letter.

Also advised was Attorney Comer had contacted Town Of Versailles attorney Larry Eaton.  He is to propose the 50/50 sharing of the repair cost for the clock and tower with the town.

Attorney Comer advised he had contacted Mr. Rick Fledderman and advised him that he was not appointed to the Solid Waste Board and he is ok with that.

11:18:09—Sheriff Department-Major David Pippin

Mr. Pippin had been requested to provide pictures of the tile damage and problem at the jail on work that had been subcontracted by GB Carpets.  He provided those pictures and explained the problem to the commissioners.  Where water is getting behind the tile it is coming loose and falling off the wall.  There is also some on the floor that is coming loose.  Those pictures are to be forwarded to Attorney Comer along with the original quote for repair.  Attorney Comer also requested a repair quote be provided to determine the damage to use in court proceedings.  Mr. Eric Wolf is to provide Attorney Comer with retro- fit specs for his review.

Attorney Comer advised he was revising the dog ordinance and he will bring to the next meeting 10/18/10.

He advised the Judges have requested the county exercise home rule to allow the county to recover funds from parents responsible for the children involved. This will also be brought before the commissioners at the next meeting as well. 

Auditor Wagner advised the commissioners the employee handbook needed revisions.

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

 

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