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 11/10/03

November 10, 2003

The Ripley County Board of Commissioners met on Monday, November 10th, 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 27th, 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 November 10th, 2003 .

Commissioner Reiners made the motion to leave the Cum Bridge tax rate as it is and seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

Kelly Vollet, Technology updated the commissioners on the Long Distance Carrier Service and advised that INDICOM has agreed to match fees as proposed by Primus and recommended that the county stay with INDICOM as their Long Distance Carrier. Vollet also advised that if the county changed, money received from the Affinity Program and paid to Chamber of Commerce would be lost. Commissioners Folz and Reiners felt that they should go with Primus, since the motion had been made and seconded in Oct minutes. Commissioner Little felt that we should stay with Indicom, after short discussion commissioners decided to ask the county attorney to advise.

Tab Brinson, Area Planning Commission updated the commissioners on Steve Eisertís application for re-zoning of 1.46 acres in Adams township from residential to Local Business. Commissioner Reiners made the motion to approve the re-zoning application of Steve Eisert seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously. An Ordinance To Amend The Unified Zoning Ordinance Of Ripley County, Indiana #    was signed by the commissioners.

Brinson updated the commissioners on the status of Ripley County Comprehensive Plan and Development Ordinances (New Zoning Ordinances) and advised that we have an invoice for expenses & labor for $11,077.50 from HNTB. Commissioner Reiners made the motion to pay the invoice of $11,077.50 to HNTB Architects Engineers Planners so the county could receive the finished product and seconded by commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

Gene Bishop, Maintenance updated the commissioners on projects he is working on in the courthouse. Bishop advised the company will be working on updating the Elevator starting around the 24th of November and that the elevator would shut down for 5/7 days. Approx. cost of the updating is $29,000.

Mike Kramer, Pinnacle Advisory Group Inc. of Indiana updated the commissioners on the health insurance plan for 2004 and that renewal is effective January 1st, 2004 .

John Schuerman appeared in front of the commissioners with some concerns over the Bridge #8 ( Cave Hill Road ). Schuermanís first concern was the privacy that he would be losing.  Commissioners tabled this issue and will contact Mr. Schuerman at a later date.

Sheriff Davison advised that they would be starting on the Old Jail on Thursday. Davison reported that 103 people were in the jail over the weekend and that he had billed approx. $25,000 out of the county for Oct. and saved the county approx. $33,075 in the month of Oct.   

Bill Reed, Beam, Longest & Neff, LLC presented change orders on bridge # 180 Co Rd 25E over CSX Railroad. Reed & Commissioner Folz will look at the project. Commissioners will make a decision on this project at a later date.

Patty Jackson, Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning updated the commissioners on the Southeastern Indiana Homeownership Counseling/Down payment Assistance grant and asked for the commissioners support.  Jackson advised that the grant would assist low-to-moderate income families in Ripley County to purchase their first home by providing homeownership education, credit counseling, post-purchase counseling and down payment assistant. Commissioner Folz made the motion to support the Southeastern Indiana Homeownership Counseling /Down payment Assistant Grant and seconded by commissioner Reiners. Motion approved unanimously.

Herbert Grubbs, 225 North Delaware Campground Rd advised that the building inspector recommended a 12in pipe for the ditch and now there is standing water. Commissioners Folz asked Mr. Grubbs if they looked at the problem and it is not done properly can the county correct the problem.  Grubbs advised the commissioners that would be OK.

Kerry Langdon presented the commissioners with the updated map of Ripley County for the commissionerís approval. Two towns were missing ( Delaware , Morris & Sunman) and commissioners suggested that roads be darker. Langdon will bring the map back for signatures at the next meeting.

Jerrie Driggers appeared in front of the commissioners with concerns over a piece of property (2484 South Co Rd, 675 E. Elrod) in Ripley County not being taxed. Comer advised that is the responsibility of the assessor.

Jeff Meinders, C&H/M Excavating Inc. appeared in front of the commissioners over additional cost incurred because the deterioration was more severe at the locations that were not visible until wood structure was disassembled. Commissioner Folz will check figures and give the go ahead on Bridge #180 ( Co Rd 25E over CSX Railroad).

Brittany Martin, AECON is checking on the estimated amounts for bridge #8 ( Cave Hill Road ).

Scott Melling, EMS Director presented three appraisals  ($90,000/$96,000/$88,450) on the property at (3231 CR 500 N, Osgood , Indiana ) for EMS Headquarters.  Commissioner Reiners made the motion to transfer $50,000 from Group Insurance to EMS Equipment and seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

Steve Barth, Barth & Associates, Inc. presented the commissioners with the Agreement that Howard J. Barth & Associates, Inc. will provide the professional services required for construction administration and supervision for the construction of the project of (Replacement of Bridge#8 on Cave Hill Road across Branch of Laughery Creek In Ripley County, Indiana). Commissioners signed the agreement.

Commissioner Reiners made the motion to resend a motion made in the minutes of Oct. 27th and to go with Technologyís recommendation of staying with the present Long Distant Service (INDICOM) and seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Reiners made the motion to authorize Auditor McCoy to sign the Master Equipment Lease-Purchase Agreement/Ford Motor Credit Company for (2) 2004 Ford Expeditions for EMS and seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.

Motion to adjourn to the next meeting on Monday, November 24th @ 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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