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 18, 2010

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, October 18, 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. Phil Pahner appeared to request help from the commissioners about the county road 975N off 229.  The Batesville Post Office will not recognize the new road number.  Delivery people canít find the road, etc.  The commissioners will talk with Ms. Judy Schebler.

The GradeAll is repaired and will be tested before it is brought back.  The woodchipper is to be completed  this week. 

The commissioners advised the foremen to be researching the needs for bituminous, stone, etc. for the bids coming up for 2011.

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.

8:13:41 The County Surveyor (Mr. Jeff French) reported his findings on the Land vs. Richmond drainage complaint.  The drainage blockage has been rectified.  The earthen mound has been piled up on the property rather than removed.  However attorney John Ertel had discussed piling up the dirt rather than removal.  The commissioners determined the fence had been cleared and the drainage is now working.  The matter has been closed as meeting the requirements.

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

The QPH estimate for the jail was discussed.  It consisted of rewiring heat and air units to separate thermostats to stop heat and air running at the same time.  The commissioners decided they wanted more explanation of the repair.

The pipes that needed replaced in the courthouse were discussed and it was determined only two were in operation and those needed replaced.

8:28:00óCommissioner Stutler advised that Switzerland County has not contacted Ripley County if they would take the $6500.00 to complete the Ripley County share of the road.

The commissioners signed the following:  payroll sheets, claim vouchers, claims paid from commissionerís budget.

The minutes of the October 4, 2010 minutes were approved with a spelling correction and a correction .  Motion to approve was made by Commissioner Busching with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion was approved unanimously.

The QPH maintenance contract was discussed and signed.

The 911 fees due from Franklin County have not been paid yet this year.  Auditor Wagner is to contact Franklin County.

Commissioner Stutler questioned the Burn Ban and what penalty could be applied.  Mr. Wayne Peace advised the county was following the State statute and provided a copy to the commissioners.  The penalty was a class B misdemeanor and a fine of up to $500.00.  Mr. Peace will put a notice in paper.

The health insurance premiums were discussed and Auditor Wagner reported that progress was being made and Ms. Sarah Pennington and Mr. Brad Samples were to get back with more concrete numbers.

A petition to vacate a county road was discussed and decided Mr. Owen Heaton-Highway Superintendent- is to research the exact road in question.  Attorney Comer advised that in the commissioner minutes in 2003 there was a motion to vacate a county road.  The old minutes had no description of the road but Attorney Comer feels it is the same road.  The motion was not the proper way to handle vacating the roadway.

Technology:  Ms Kelly Vollet (8:49:17)

Ms. Vollet advised the internet speed was slow and she had asked the offices to limit the use until a reason could be determined.

Commissioner Stutler advised there was an item at the highway garage that needed to be added to the list of items for sale on the county website. 

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

The mail problem with County Road 975N was discussed and Ms. Judy Schebler, 911 Coordinator, advised she would contact the Batesville Post Office.

Mr. Brinson advised they had received the vehicle from the Sheriff department.

Hoosier Hills Water:  Mr. Scott Stearns-Water easement for 1575N (9:11:20)

Mr. Stearns asked the commissioners if the county had a dedicated right of way for County Road 1575N so Hoosier Hills Water could use it to run a water line.  The commissioners advised they did not think they had any dedicated right of way and advised Hoosier Hills to get an easement from the property owner and inform them they will stay on the county right of way in the ditch.  Mr. Stearns advised it would be up to the water board to pursue or not.

Mr. Stearns asked if Hoosier Hills could use the GIS system and was advised it was acceptable with the commissioners.

9:54:00-The old cars at the highway garage was discussed and the cost of repairs to keep them running.  Mr. Heaton advised his opinion would be to liquidate all of them.  It was decided to research this idea and see which ones may be worth keeping.

10:00:40óAttorney Comer presented the Ordinance that would establish and allow the county to recover funds for delinquent children and children in need of services. 

A motion was made by Commissioner Stutler to accept Ordinance 2010-05 under Home Rule Authority.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Attorney Comer advised he would meet with Mr. Andy Bryant privately to go over the Dog Ordinance before revising it.

GB Carpets:  Mr. Gary Byard (10:16:00)

Mr. Byard appeared to discuss the jail repair problem with the tile on the wall and the flooring.  He stated he was willing to fix the problem but did not feel he should shoulder the entire cost after the time lapse since initially done.  Sheriff Grills discussed the issue of tile peeling off the wall a few months after initial installation.  Sheriff Grills also advised the sub-contractors used by Mr. Byard dumped grout into the urinals and floor drains that are continually being snaked out for obstructions.

After further discussion Mr. Byard will do the repair at his expense to satisfy the commissioners.

10:33:14   Mr. Eric Wolf presented the retro-fit prep info to Attorney Comer for tile installation.  He advised that legal liability exists if a problem manifests itself with 12 months after the work is completed.  He also stated that if the walls had epoxy paint on them it would require epoxy mortar to install tile properly.

Commissioner Busching brought Mr.Wolf up to date on the annex project and that we were waiting on a decision from IDEM.  Commissioner Busching is to follow up with Ms. Julie Berry on the comfort letter and the request for liability assistance.

11:09:40  Attorney Comer advised he had talked with Ms. Benke about the idea of sharing the expense of the clock and tower after the grant dollars were depleted.  It is to be presented to the Versailles Town Council at their next meeting.

11:16:01óMr. Scott Huffman advised he had talked with Cintas on the defibrillators.  They would supple them for 3 years for $99.00 per month and provide all maintenance (inspections and new batteries) for that period.  They will also provide training on use of the devices.  Commissioner Busching moved to have Mr. Huffman contact the representative for a demonstration.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

11:33:40  QPH

Stan (from QPH) advised the jail problem with air and heat running at the same time could be fixed by installing separate controls.  The current controls are Siemens and can only be worked on by Siemens.  He explained what QPH proposed.

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

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