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 November 15, 2010

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

 

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, November 15, 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. George Bultman and Mr. Warren Bruns appeared to discuss the showmobile truck.  It is no longer safe to pull the showmobile and they are looking at a replacement.  They discussed some trucks found and costs to prepare the frame etc. they advised the cost of the showmobile and the income generated.   Commissioner Reiners advised he felt they should also pursue a grant from Rising Sun Regional Foundation.  He stated the commissioners would discuss the situation and advise their decision at the next meeting.  Mr. Pat Kissell is to also explore trucks that would suit the situation.

The culvert at 600E was discussed and Indiana Reline is approximately $20,000 while CPI had quoted approximately $11,000.  CPI is to be contacted and advised they are to get the permits necessary and the county would have no responsibility for the fiber optic cable present.  CPI is also to provide proof of insurance.

Omara submitted request for payment for the shoulder on Milan’s road to Pike Lumber.  The county will pay the bill and be reimbursed from Milan for their share ($5400.00).

Commissioner Busching advised he had received a call From Mr. Danny Jackson on the courthouse doors.  He felt they should be given to the historical society.  Commissioner Busching advised they were not the original doors and were to be sold on auction.

Honda Manufacturing in Greensburg had requested a meeting to discuss the various counties snow emergence levels.  A group from Ripley County will be in attendance.

It was reported the Gradall is still having issues with leaks and the repair people were to be contacted.

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 (8:25:10 )

Mr. Lohrum advised the courthouse doors were to be finished w/o 11/15/2010 and installed after that.  They will be keyed to match the current keys held by employees.  The vents in the bathrooms were discussed.  Commissioner Stutler moved to have the vents installed.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion passed unanimously.  Mr. Lohrum advised he was also looking into auto flush for the urinals.

Planning Commission:  Mr. Tad Brinson (8:35:50)

Mr. Brinson presented the agenda for the Planning Commission meeting December 7, 2010.  The commissioners were brought up to date on the requests.  The commissioners advised Mr. Brinson to get with Mr. Pat Kissell to discuss the truck purchase for the building inspectors.

Technology:  Ms Kelly Vollet (8:43:15)

Ms. Vollet asked if email was received the information on the Verizon wireless plan for county employees.  She also advised she had provided a master key to get the doors keyed correctly.  Also discussed was the vehicles and doors etc. on auction.  Checks are to be made to the county auditor.

(8:53:29)  Mr. Micah Mullins—Cintas

Mr. Mullins brought the contract for the 6 AED units to be signed. He advised he would inspect the units the county and Sheriff has for trade in value and provide the cost of batteries for those the Sheriff has stored.

He also provided (up to 6) free first aid cabinets.  Commissioner Busching moved to accept the free first aid cabinets with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion was approved unanimously.  AED’s are to be placed as follows:  1-Jail  1- 911  1-Highway  3-Courthouse 

First Aid Cabinets are to be placed as follows:  1-First floor of Courthouse

1-    Annex Building   1-Sheriff’s Department  1-911 1-Highway  and 1 to be held in reserve.

During a lull in appointments Commissioner Busching moved to accept the minutes from the last meeting with a second form Commissioner Stutler.  The motion was approved unanimously. The commissioners signed the payroll sheets, claim vouchers, claims to be paid from the commissioner’s budget and the minutes of the last meeting.

(9:53:56)  Mr. Owen Heaton-Highway Superintendant

Mr. Heaton advised the commissioners that CPI will gets all permits for the culvert at 600E and provide proof of insurance.

Fuel bids were discussed and how more than one could be accepted if more desirable.  County Attorney Comer advised that more than one bid could be accepted for Petroleum, Stone, and Asphalt.  If there was a single source available for an item needed it could be negotiated through a quote.

(10:20:51)  Ms. Paula Goodpaster, LLC 

Ms. Goodpaster requested the county provide an ordinance against the sale of K-Spice and MPVD.  She advised the Town of Versailles is banning the sale in the Town.  Attorney Comer advised that with an ordinance enforcement is also required. 

Ms. Goodpaster is to provide Jefferson County’s ordinance to the commissioners. 

Mr. Guy Reinert-Liberty National Life-Supplemental Benefit

Mr. Reinert did not appear.

(10:32:25)  Commissioner Reiners advised that a meeting with the health insurance agents-Mr. Brad Samples and Ms. Sarah Pennington- himself and Auditor Wagner provide information that we are getting closer to the guaranteed pricing and the agents are still trying to get adjustments approved through Humana.  This is being watched closely.

(10:45:00& 11:22:00)  The Commissioners discussed the IDEM letters and that Mr. David Henson is also helping with engineering firms to do the project.  Mr. Eric Wolf was present and advised that it is not out of reason for the fees to be in the 4-5% range at this time.  He discussed the need for RFQ’s(request for quote) and asked the commissioners if they would want his help in preparing them.  Commissioner Busching moved to have Mr. Wolf be involved in the RFQ preparation.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

AFLAC-Mr. Randy Reed-Group Disability Plan (11:02:45)

Mr. Reed requested they be allowed to talk with each employee for a group disability and critical illness product.  There will be no pre-existing conditions and will be guaranteed issue.  The guaranteed issue will be only offered at original enrollment. 

(11:24:30)  Commissioner Reiners questioned Attorney Comer about the inmate that had an infected hand due to a fight at the jail.  They discussed if there was any way to get reimbursement from the State for the medical costs.  Attorney advised there was a statute for indigent inmates health benefit and could possibly provide for some reimbursement.  Title 12 Article 16.  He is to investigate and it will be discussed with the Sheriff.

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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