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 10/07/05

October 7, 2005

The Ripley County Board of Commissioners met on Monday, October 7th, 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 to flag. Commissioner Reiners, Chuck Folz and Lawrence Nickell were in attendance.

Diane Macek took minutes for the Board of Commissioners due to Auditor McCoy being at a state called meeting.

Neil Comer, County Attorney was present to advise the Board on legal matters.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to approve the minutes of September 26th meeting as corrected seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Ginger Bradford, Clerk Ripley Circuit Court updated the commissioners on the storage unit shelving.

Gene Bishop, Maintenance updated the commissioners on current projects he is working on at the present time.

Kelly Vollet advised the commissioners that the generator is now installed at the EMS building and is running.  RC Electric/Rodney Crabtree had suggested that the county might be interested in an automatic transfer switch (instead of a manual switch) at a cost of $725 (switch & installed). Vollet advised that she had attended an IT Meeting in Indianapolis, in conjunction with the state called Auditorís meeting and that a disaster recovery plan had been worked up and will be approved by the state board of accounts. Vollet advised the commissioners that Ripley County had received a grant for $8,266 from the Rising Sun Foundation for the rehabilitation of its fiber cabling system.

Tad Brinson, Planning Commission reminded the commissioners that they need to appoint someone to take Mr. Rolfing place on the planning commission board due to illness. Commissioner Nickell made a motion to appoint Andy Scholle as an alternate on the Planning Commission Board (temporally replacement due to Rolfingís health problems) seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

President Reiners signed the Roofing Guarantee with Wm. Kramer & Son, Inc. for the Ripley County Courthouse roof.

Commissioners signed a letter to Carter C. Keith, Manager of Programming Section/Division of Program Development/Indiana Department of Transportation in reference to the Ripley County Bridge #38 (Old Michigan Road over Big Creek FA# 2005-1083) project and requesting that the approved federal funding for Bridge # 89 be deferred to Bridge# 38.

John Graf, Barth & Associates update the commissioners on the Bridge #100 (over Mollenkramer Reservoir) project. City of Batesville is not going to help with this project (Bridge #100) at the present time.  Commissioners agreed to proceed with the Bridge #100 project.

Katherine Taul, Ripley County Tourism Director requested the commissionerís permission and signature on a grant application for a $10,000 grant from the Rising Sun Foundation to do an Underground Railroad Booklet. Commissioners agreed and signed the grant application.   Taul updated the commissioners on Tourismís projects and advised that she is working on a Winery Trail for Southeastern Indiana.

 

Scott Stirn, Hoosier Hills Regional Water District present the commissioners with a Agreement (Elrod Water Company, Inc. d/b/a Hoosier Hills Regional Water District and Board of Commissioners of Ripley County, Indiana) for their review and advised that there may be a problem with the radio frequencies.

Tad Brinson, Area Planning Commission had concerns that a decision could be made on the rezoning of the Fraley Property due to the 48 hour advertisement. Neil Comer, Ripley County Attorney advised the Commissioners/Fraley & Tad Brinson that the meeting did not need to be advertised as a special meeting since Fraley had been in front of the Planning Commission. The Forty-eight hour notice (48) has been satisfied as Commissioner Meeting had been advertised more than time required; therefore the commissioners could act today.

Commissioner Folz made the motion to approve the rezoning of the Ed Fraley property (Part of the S. W. ľ  of Section 13, Township 7 North, Range 12 East/ 16.9144 Acres/ Washington Twp) from A-2 & R-2 to zone classification Roadside Business seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioners advised J.A.Benfits/Doug Johnson (Health Insurance) that quotes would be opened the first meeting in November, if they are interested in biding on the Health Insurance for Ripley County.

Commissioner Nickell made a motion to roll the Asphalt Materials, Inc. 2005 bid through the 2006 year seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

        Commissioner Nickell made a motion to purchase the automatic transfer switch from Cum Capital Fund seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

Donald Bowman, EMS Director appeared in front of the commissioners and advised that they would like to set a protocol for dispatching emergency calls BLS verse ALS. Commissioner Folz made a motion to charge the $59.20 and at the beginning of October 1, 2005 the $100 flat fee to be charged on all runs EMS is called to answer seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner agreed to purchase the dog cage for the dog catcher out of the commissionerís budget.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to send the .40 mileage increase (per state) to the Ripley County Council seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Nickell made a motion to pay Terminix annually instead of by the month ($40 saving) for annex seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

            Commissioner Folz made a motion to adjourn until the next regular meeting on Monday, October 24th, 2005 @ 8:00AM at the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, Indiana seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

 

 

 

Ripley County Board of Commissioners

             Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor

 

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