RIPLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
N. SPADES RD.
S. CO. RD. 400 E.
6170 E. CO. RD. 800 S.
CROSS PLAINS, IN 47017
2005 Meeting Schedule
Commissioner's meeting room in the Annex building, begins at 8:00 am
|MONDAY JANUARY 3, 2005||FRIDAY JULY 1, 2005|
|FRIDAY JANUARY 14, 2005||MONDAY JULY 18, 2005|
|MONDAY JANUARY 31, 2005||MONDAY AUGUST 1, 2005|
|MONDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2005||MONDAY AUGUST 15, 2005|
|MONDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2005||MONDAY AUGUST 29, 2005|
|MONDAY MARCH 14, 2005||MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2005|
|MONDAY MARCH 28, 2005||MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2005|
|MONDAY APRIL 11, 2005||FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 2005|
|MONDAY APRIL 25, 2005||MONDAY OCTOBER 24, 2005|
|MONDAY MAY 9, 2005||MONDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2005|
|MONDAY MAY 23, 2005||MONDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2005|
|MONDAY JUNE 6, 2005||MONDAY DECEMBER 5, 2005|
|MONDAY JUNE 20, 2005||MONDAY DECEMBER 19, 2005|
Unapproved Commissioner's Meeting Minutes for 11/217/05
November 21, 2005
The Ripley County Board of Commissioners met on Monday, November 21st, 2005 at the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, Indiana.
Commissioner Reiners promptly called the meeting to order at 8:00 AM and all stood for
the opening pledge to flag. Commissioner Reiners, Chuck Folz and Lawrence
Nickell were in attendance.
Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor took minutes for the Board of Commissioners.
Neil Comer, County Attorney was present to advise the Board on legal matters.
Andy Clark, Veterans Services advised the commissioners that he is still in need of drivers for the Veterans Van.
Gene Bishop, Maintenance updated the commissioners on projects they are working on in the courthouse.
Shawna Bushhorn, Assessor & Tammy Borgman, Recorder advised the commissioners that people are upset due to the new Application For Improvement Location Permit form and wondered why the information could not be gotten from the Surveyorís office instead of running across the street to the Assessorís/ Recorderís Office. Commissioners will talk to the board about this matter at the next Planning Commission Meeting
Ted Spurlock, Ripley County Economic Development Board advised the commissioners that he needs to meet with them on the Rising Sun Grants for this period and advised the commissioners that he would like to step down from the Economic Board. Commissioners asked that he remain on the board until they can discuss it with him at a later date.
Kelly Vollet, Technology advised the commissioners that the fiber cable will be installed around the end of December by Blue River Communication. Vollet also advised that the new shredder is now in the records building.
Don Bowman, EMS Director advised the commissioners that he would like to step down from the Executive Directorís position and advised the commissioners that Scott Huffman is interested in the position. Commissioners agreed to pay for the work that JR Electric did at the EMS Building.
Ron Seig, Seig & Associates asked the commissioners for direction on the road for the new sub division in Adams Township with approximately 18 lots. Commissioners recommended that he talk to Jr. Heaton, Ripley County Highway Superintendent and that it is really the highway department decision. Commissionerís advised that they would like to see the road after it is cut.
Commissioners will open bids for the Ripley County Engineering Services at the December 30th meeting at 10:00AM.
Commissioners advised that the commissioners will be the new hearing officers and that Ron Duebber will be the Unsafe Building Code officer.
Bob Steel asked the commissioners for permission to run a marathon as a Hurricane Relief Run on December 21st and to mark the county road for the run. Commissioners advised that he should contact the sheriff department of the run and asked that the he remove the marking from the roads after the run.
Several office holders appeared in front of the commissioners with concerns about the payroll for 2006. Commissioner Nickell made a motion to accept the payroll as presented by Auditor McCoy (work first week in January turn in the payroll on Friday the 6th and a week to work the payroll up with payment on January 16th, making the payroll compliant with the state board of account) seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.
Scott Stearn, Hoosier Hills Water advised the commissioners that they had scored higher on the CFF and had the spring application for the Community Fund Grant for the Johnson Township purposed extensions of 4 Ĺ miles for 37 homes. Commissioner Nickell made the motion to go with the CCF application seconded by commissioner Reiners. Motion approved by two commissioners (Reiners & Nickell). Commissioner Folz abstained because he is on the Hoosier Hills Board.
Tim McCormick, CIC/McCormick-Metsker Agency, Inc. updated the commissioners on the three proposals from the three sources (Main Source Insurance/Jerry Vollmer Agent, Apex Benefits Group/John Gause, Agent, Insurance Benefits Service, Inc. /Joe Hurry, Agent). McCormick advised from the three submissions, the county has a choice from seven group health plans, four dental plans and five group term life products and presented a detailed side-by-side comparison of the products offered.
Commissioners recessed for lunch at 12:05PM and will give the decision on the health insurance after lunch.
Commissioners reconvened at approx. 1:15PM.
Commissioner Nickell made a motion to stay with Anthem for the 2006 Health Insurance for Ripley County seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously. Attorney Comer asked John Gause if they could meet the recommendation from Tim McCormick. Gause advised that they would response to the recommendations from McCormick and that they had no problem with any of them and they would work with McCormick on these matters.
John Graff, Barth & Associates advised the commissioner that C&HM Construction was the lowest bidder by over $30,800 (time limit on the job). ($261,147.15 C & H/M Construction, 3687 North County Road, 500 East, Milan, Indiana 47031)
Commissioner Folz made a motion to go with C&HM Construction as the lowest bidder for Bridge #100 seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.
Jerry Vollmer, Main Source presented the commissioners with the Claims update list for Ripley County.
Commissioner Reiners signed the Public Official Liability Application, Employment Practices Liability & Street/Roads/Highways/Bridges applications.
Commissioners agreed to pick up the same premium as in 2005 for the health insurance in 2006 for the Ripley County employees.
Don Bowman, EMS Director presented the commissioners with his resignation as EMS Director for Ripley County. Commissioner Folz made a motion to accept the resignation of Don Bowman as EMS Director seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously. Commissioner Nickell made the motion to appoint Scott Huffman as the new EMS Director seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.
Commissioner Folz made a motion to approve the minutes from the November 7th, 2005 meeting seconded by commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.
Commissioner Nickell made a motion to adjourn until the next regular meeting on Monday, December 5th, 2005 @ 8:00AM at the Ripley County Annex, Indiana seconded by Commissioner Folz. Motion approved unanimously.
Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor