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

2012 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

Starting June 11 8:00am meetings will be in the EMA meeting room located at 210 North Monroe Street.

Monday, January 9

Monday, July 9

Monday, January 23 Monday, July 23
Monday, February 6 Monday, August 6
Friday, February 17 Monday, August 20
Monday, March 5 Friday, August 31
Monday, March 19 Monday, September 17
Monday, April 2 Monday, October 1
Monday, April  16 Monday, October 15
Monday, April 30 Monday, October 29
Monday, May 14 Friday, November 9
Friday, May 25 Monday, November 26
Monday, June 11 Monday, December 10
Monday, June 25 Friday, December 21

 

Commissioner's Meeting Minutes

Minutes prepared by Bill Wager, Ripley County Auditor  Minutes are unofficial until approved at the next Commissioners Meeting.

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, October 15, 2012 at the Ripley County Highway Department, Osgood, Indiana.

Commissioners Robert Reiners, Mark Busching, Gary Stutler, and Auditor William Wagner were in attendance for the meeting.

Mr. Kissell reported there had been no progress in obtaining bids for new pickups.  He is to obtain them and advise the commissioners.

Culvert installation was discussed as well as contacting USI to look at a bridge needing refurbished.

The need for the bid specs was discussed for 2013 supplies and Attorney Ertel will prepare them.

With no further business to discuss Commissioner Busching moved to recess to the EMS office.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Busching made the motion to reconvene while Commissioner Stutler seconded.  The motion passed unanimously and the meeting reconvened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioners Reiners, Stutler, and Busching were present as well as County Attorney Ertel and Auditor Wagner.

Maintenance-Mr. Johnnie Lohrum

Mr. Lohrum advised the Town of Osgood used their camera on the holes under the sidewalk at the courthouse and it seems that a tree root is pulling dirt down a drain into the basement.  Mr. Lohrum is to find a company to pump concrete into the hole to stop the expansion and bringing mud into the basement.

Hooking up the boilers to the generator was discussed and will be checked.

Mr. Lohrum was advised ServePro would be cleaning the judge’s office on the second floor and the law books needed to be removed and stored. (This was the source of the mold in this office.)

Comp time for overseeing the restrooms during the Pumpkin show was approved in addition to the stipend received from the Lion’s club was approved as long as the limit in the handbook was followed.

Technology—Ms. Kelly Vollet

Ms. Vollet advised the fiber phone line had been installed by Boyer and there would be no phones on 10/16/2012 beginning at 2:00pm.  The server will be moved on 10/19/2012.

Area Planning—Mr. Tad Brinson

Ms. Cynthia Melton appeared for the Holton Long Term Recovery program to request the building permit fee waiver be extended.  The commissioners discussed the issue and Commissioner Busching moved to extend the waiver retroactively from September 2, 2012 to March 2, 2013 at which time it will be reviewed.  Also any permit issued and paid for after September 2, 2012 would be refunded.  This waiver would only pertain to those with tornado damage.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Doug Thayer appeared as well to request a rezone for property in Osgood to allow duplexes.  Mr. Brinson advised the commissioners it had received a favorable recommendation from the Planning Commission Board.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the rezone with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously.

Delaware Fire Department—Ms. Jodi Comer

Ms Comer appeared with paperwork for the commissioners to sign for the grant for Delaware Fire Department for the Community Focus Fund Grant.  This grant will be for a new firehouse at Delaware. 

Commissioner Busching moved to approve the Delaware Community Volunteer Fire Department as the Sub-recipient for the grant.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Busching also moved to revise the required line items of the application as needed with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  This motion also passed unanimously.

DNR—Flood Plain—Mr. Mike Meyers

Mr. Meyers appeared representing the DNR with information on the new 2012 flood plain maps.  The original maps were from 1987 and were revised in 2005.  The county MUST adopt the new maps no later than 11-2-2012.  Letters had been sent to those whose property was in the new 2012 flood plain but not in 2005.  There were several concerned citizens in attendance and Mr. Meyers was asked numerous questions.  Mr. Randy Frye-State Representative was present to advise the people that the DNR could not change anything designated by the Federal Government and could only advise the process to appeal. 

Each individual landowner would need to have a licensed surveyor provide an elevation certificate of the property and then be submitted to FEMA by a letter of map amendment.  Mr. Meyers advised this should be done AFTER 11-2-2012 to apply to the new 2012 maps.

Commissioner Stutler moved to approve the new 2012 flood plain maps with a second from Commissioner Busching.  The motion passed unanimously.

LWC—Mr. Sam Puterbaugh and Mr. Gary Turner

Mr. Puterbaugh advised the fire alarms and elevator are not yet complete.  Without their completion the State Inspection and Temporary Occupancy permit cannot be issued.  

At this time the expected move date will be 10/29/2012/. The parking lot was discussed as well as the move dates interfering with tax collections.  These issues will continue to be discussed for a solution.

Change order E016, supplying additional phone lines in the floor boxes was discussed.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously.

The Courthouse Renovation was discussed and a request from the Prosecutor’s office to install a solid door to the conference room for privacy was reviewed.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the request with a second from Commissioner Stutler. The  motion passed unanimously.

The Commissioners discussed Community Corrections and Commissioner Busching moved to approve the Ordinance establishing the Community Corrections Advisory Board.  (#2012-04a)  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Also Ordinance 2012-05 Emergency Management and Emergency Powers were discussed along with the Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve both with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously.

Clerk, Ms. Mary Ann McCoy, presented the designated Precinct polling places for the November, 2012 election.  Commissioner Stutler moved to approve the request with a second from Commissioner Busching.  The motion passed unanimously.

A roll over proposal from Laughrey Valley for fuel for 2013 was presented for consideration.  The roll over proposal was for an increased price on gasoline of $3.355 to $3.395 with diesel off road from $3.557 to $3.350 and on road from $3.709 to $3.534.  Commissioner Busching moved to accept the proposal with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  This motion passed unanimously.

The Commissioners considered the EMS Billing Services Proposal for approval.  After discussion Commissioner Busching moved to approve the agreement with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Busching moved to approve the October 1, 2012 minutes as written with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously.

The commissioners signed payroll sheets, claim vouchers, claims being paid from the commissioner’s budget, the minutes of the October 1, 2012 meeting, Change Order
#002 for the courthouse renovation, and the Agent Letter of Record for Mr. David Graham of Workplace Benefits for Colonial and AFLAC.

Commissioner Busching moved to recess until 7:00 pm for the Ripley County Council Meeting.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Stutler and Reiners appeared for the Council Meeting and Commissioner Stutler moved to reconvene.  Commissioners Reiners seconded and the motion passed with 2 yes votes.  Commissioner Busching was unable to attend.

After the Council meeting Commissioner Stutler moved to recess so that additional decisions could be made as needed on the annex construction project.   Commissioner Reiners seconded and the motion passed with 2 yes votes.

The Commissioners met at the Council meeting with Commissioner Reiners and Stutler present.  Commissioner Busching was absent.  There was no additional business the commissioners addressed at this meeting.

The necessary paperwork for the continuance of the Bauer property cleanup was signed by Commissioner Reiners and the testing continued by ATC.

On October 29, 2012 the commissioners met at the Ripley County Highway Garage. With a motion from Commissioner Busching and second from Commissioner Stutler adjourned the October 15, 2012 meeting by a unanimous vote.

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