RIPLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

JOHN P. LITTLE, PRESIDENT

3186 S. CAVEHILL RD.

VERSAILLES, IN 47042

 (812) 689-6441

 

CHARLES FOLZ

2072 S. CO. RD. 400 E.

DILLSBORO, IN 47018

 (812) 689-3592

 

ROBERT REINERS

10105 N. SPADES RD.

SUNMAN, IN 47041

 (812) 623-3209

2003 Meeting Schedule

Commissioner's meeting room in the Annex building, begins at 8:00 am

MONDAY JANUARY 6, 2003 MONDAY JULY 7, 2003
FRIDAY JANUARY 17, 2003 MONDAY JULY 21, 2003
MONDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2003 MONDAY AUGUST 4, 2003
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2003 MONDAY AUGUST 18, 2003
MONDAY MARCH 3, 2003 FRIDAY AUGUST 29, 2003
MONDAY MARCH 17, 2003 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2003
MONDAY MARCH 31, 2003 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2003
MONDAY APRIL 14, 2003 FRIDAY OCTOBER 10, 2003
MONDAY APRIL 28, 2003 MONDAY OCTOBER 27, 2003
MONDAY MAY 12, 2003 MONDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2003
FRIDAY MAY 23, 2003 MONDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2003
MONDAY JUNE 9, 2003 MONDAY DECEMBER 8, 2003
MONDAY JUNE 23, 2003 MONDAY DECEMBER 22, 2003

 

Unapproved Commissioner's Meeting Minutes for 10/27/03

October 27, 2003

The Ripley County Board of Commissioners met on Monday, October 27th, 2003 in the Ripley County Annex, Versailles , Indiana .

John Little, Commissioner President called the meeting to order promptly at 8:00AM with Commissioners Chuck Folz & Robert Reiners in attendance.

Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor of Ripley County acted as secretary for the board of commissioners.

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

The board read the minutes from the meeting of October 10th, 2003 .  A motion to approve the minutes as corrected was made by Commissioner Folz seconded by Commissioner Reiners.  Motion approved unanimously.

The Board signed the payroll check register and claim register for October 27th, 2003 .

Judy Schebler, 911 Coordinator presented the commissioners with two companies (WTH Engineering, Inc. & DDTI (Digital Data Technologies, Inc) for the digital mapping system and asked that they look at both companies, before she presents it to the Technology Committee. Commissioners agreed to look at the information on both companies.

Gene Bishop, Maintenance updated the commissioners on the roof of the old sheriff building. Commissioners advised that the State Board of Health would be here at 10:00AM today to check out the Annex Building .

Kelly Vollet, Technology updated the commissioners on a new Long Distant Carrier Service for the Ripley County . Vollet advised that the new service would be a savings of approx. $171.00 per month. Commissioner Reiners made the motion to go with Primus from Madison/Hanover area on the condition of savings of  $2.25 Picc charges per line and seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously. 

Tab Brinson, Area planning Commission had nothing to report.

Ron Francis, Hoosier Shrimp Farm, 991 N. Co Rd 60W, Holton, Indiana 47023 advised the commissioners that there could be a possible complaint filed against him. Francis advised that he raises Praws & Shrimp (Fresh water Size) and has a private airport for his use only.

Darryl Caldwell, Executive Director of Safe Passage updated the commissioners on the work being done at Safe Passage.

Caldwell advised that work needed to be complete by June of 2004 per the grant requirement and also that each county has a representative on the board. Caldwell asked for support from the county Commissioners . Commissioner Folz made a motion to give a favorable recommendation to the county council and seconded by Commissioner Reiners. Motion approved unanimously.

Kerry Langdon, Engels Maps  & Katherine Taul, Ripley County Tourism Director appeared in front of the Commissioners with an updated Map of Ripley County. Commissioners asked for some changes to the front of the map (darken roads, townships & Jefferson Proving Ground) and Taul presented the backside of the map to the commissioners with historical landmarks & Inns. Langdon advised that in two weeks he will bring back the corrected copy and that it would be ready to go to the printer.

Katherine Taul, Tourism Director advised the commissioners that the History Tree would be coming soon for the courthouse hall.

Pat Thomas, Health Department Environmental Division advised the commissioners that there is a vacant seat on the Health Board due to the death of Allen Smith and that they needed to fill that position. Thomas advised that the Health Board recommended that Tom Perotti fill the vacant spot. Commissioner Folz made the motion per the Health Board to fill the vacant position on the board with Tom Perotti and seconded by Commissioner Little. Motion approved unanimously.  

Commissioners advised that Ron Clark, State Department of Health would be checking out the Annex Building .

Julie Howard, United State International Muzzle Loading Team 2004 advised the commissioners that the United States International Muzzle Loading events will take place in Batesville, In. (Coonhunter’s Lodge) August 21/28 2004. Howard advised that there would be approx. 450 competitors and asked the commissioners for a letter of support for a grant that they had applied for from the Rising Sun Foundation. Commissioner Folz made the motion to send a letter in support of the United States International Muzzle Loading Event and seconded by Commissioner Reiners.  Motion approved unanimously.  Commissioners suggest Catch-a-Ride might be able to help with rides.

Scott Melling, EMS Director advised the commissioners that he would like to do a lease agreement for the 2 Vehicles at $19,047.32 for three years, at the total of two years $1.00 can buy the vehicle and terminate the lease. Commissioners Folz made the motion to authorize John Little, President of Commissioners to complete any and all paperwork necessary for the lease /purchase of the trucks (2004 Ford Expedition) for the county paramedic systems and seconded by commissioner Reiners. Motion approved unanimously.

Sue French advised the Commissioners that Cemeteries & Churches are a very important piece of information on maps. Commissioners agreed that Cemeteries, Churches & Stone Bridges could be transferred from the old map.

Commissioner Reiners made the motion to sign the agreement with Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC to extend the county's liquid asphalt contract bid from 2003 through the year of 2004 with the bid prices to remain capped (no increase if base asphalt prices rise) and prices will be de-escalated if market conditions dictate and seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

Tab Brinson, Area Planning Commission & Sue French advised the commissioners that the ground in Delaware is a past unit Development and that Phase I is completed.  Neil Comer, County Attorney advised that there had not been any change on layout/residential purpose (sleeping, Kitchen & dispatch from location) and limited change of its use. Comer advised that the county needs approval from the planning commission at the November 4th meeting. Not any material changes from the unit development as approved per Comer.

Steve Barth, Barth & Assoc. advised that he would get with the Sheriff on redoing the old jail.

Commissioner Reiners made a motion to close the counties part of Base Road that is an abandoned/dead-end road, near Joe Mejaski, 7621 N. Baseline Rd. and seconded by commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Reiners made a motion to change road name in the Oct 10th minutes from Finks Church Road to Baseline road and seconded by Commissioners Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioners Folz made a motion to Proclaim the month of December Ripley County Sheriff' Recognition Month. This is in recognition of all the volunteer work done in the county and seconded by Commissioner Reiners. Motion approved unanimously.

Motion to adjourn until the next meeting on Monday, November 24thth @ 8.00AM in the Ripley County Annex, Versailles , In. made by Commissioner Folz and seconded by Commissioner Reiners. Motion approved unanimously.

 

Ripley County Board of Commissioners

Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor

 

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