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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 November 1, 2010

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, November 1, 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.

It was reported the Gradall repair is completed and it is working.

County Road 600E was discussed and Commissioner Reiners advised that no cooperation from the Railroad has been received.  The County will proceed with repairs to the culvert.  Highway Superintendent Heaton provided Auditor Wagner information to help collect the Railroad’s share of the repair if they do not provide payment.

Also reported was Chuck Gunter had called and reported that his neighbor’s dogs had killed his chickens and goats.  It is unclear at this time if a claim will be made to the county.

Bid openings for December were discussed and the commissioners will contact Attorney Comer to prepare the specs etc.

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

Commissioner Stutler made the motion to reconvene while Commissioner Busching 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.

Maintenance:  Mr. Johnnie Lohrum (8:15:01 )

Mr. Lohrum advised that probation was to have the leaves raked,  the pipes that were rusting were repaired by QPH, and the clock tower was still leaking through the clock face when hard wind is received.  He advised he would be on vacation November 17-24.

(8:35:00)  Auditor Wagner advised he had sent a letter to Sarah Pennington on the health premium verification.  He advised that he informed them we needed resolved since we are 6 months into the program. 

Technology:  Ms Kelly Vollet (8:42:47)

Ms. Vollet advised she had nothing to report.  Commissioner Stutler asked her if she had received a call from the highway department about the bell to sell on the internet.  She advised she had not.  Selling surplus vehicles on the county auction site was discussed and will be explored.

(9:02:59)  Mr. Micah Mullins—Cintas

Mr. Mullins presented the AED program and the service plans.  Cintas will supply training and all maintenance, including inspection, software updates, and replacing batteries, for $99.00 per month per unit with a 3 year contract.   The units are placed in alarmed cabinets.  The commissioners advised they would get back with him on number they decided.

(9:39:40)  CPI-Mr. Steve Meyer

Mr. Meyer appeared to discuss the repair for the culvert on CR600E.  He presented the solution as a liner and advised Mr. Patrick Hauser from Temple & Temple would look at the culvert and advise a firm price to repair.  Mr. Hauser’s firm pumps in the solution to seal the area around the culvert which was the advised repair solution.  Expected price is $5000.00 to $6,000.00.

(9:55:00)  Sherry –USI Consultants

Sherry advised the commissioners the USI would be starting the bridge inspections the week of 11/08/10.

(9:57:41)  Mr. Bill Warren

Mr. Warren advised the commissioners he had applied for a grant to install a walk in cooler at the Fairground building used by the Township Trustee and  asked their permission to install if the grant was received.  The commissioners advised they were in agreement.

(10:02:15)  Highway Superintendent-Mr. Owen Heaton

Mr. Heaton was questioned about the Petition to Vacate a portion of Base Road requested by Joseph and Linda Majeski.  This was prepared by Mr. Larry Eaton to correctly request for the road to be vacated. Commissioner Stutler moved for a hearing date of November 29, 2010 at 10:00 am. at the Ripley County Annex building.  The petitioners will be responsible for all costs of advertisements and the commissioners want proof of receipt of the notices to the neighbors.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion was passed unanimously.

(10:31:15)  Commissioner Reiners questioned Attorney Comer about contacting Mr. Larry Eaton on the Town of Versailles decision on the clock tower.  He will contact him.

(10:36:05)  Commissioner Reiners advised Attorney Comer of an email received from Sheriff Grills about an inmate who was transported to the hospital because of an infection received from a fight in the jail.  The County has received a $25,000.00 bill for services from the hospital.  He questioned if we can present a bill to the inmates insurance if any exists and how we could possibly eliminate some of the health and dental bills.  He requested Attorney Comer check with County Prosecutor Hertel about restitution from the inmates.  Commissioner Reiners is to confer with the Sheriff about obtaining discounts from local hospitals for inmate care.

(10:53:29)  Commissioner Reiners questioned Attorney Comer about the county having no ordinance for dog tax.  The situation was discussed and no decision was made at this time.

(11:06:41)  The EDIT Fund Plan for 2011-2012 was presented to the commissioners.  Commissioner Busching moved to adopt as revised. Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

(11:15:00)  The bid spec for 2011 supplies, gravel, fuel, etc were discussed and Attorney Comer is to prepare for the next meeting for approval.  Date to open will be December 13, 2010 at 10:00 am. 

The minutes of the October 18, 2010 Commissioner’s Meeting were approved unanimously by a motion to accept from Commissioner Busching and a second from Commissioner Stutler. 

The commissioners signed payroll sheets, claim vouchers, and claim paid form the Commissioner’s budget.

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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