RIPLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

ROBERT REINERS, PRESIDENT

10105 N. SPADES RD.

SUNMAN, IN 47041

 (812) 623-3209

 

CHARLES FOLZ

2072 S. CO. RD. 400 E.

DILLSBORO, IN 47018

 (812) 689-3592  

 

LAWRENCE NICKELL

6170 E. CO. RD. 800 S.

CROSS PLAINS, IN 47017

(812-667-4981)

 

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.

 

 

Ripley County Board of Commissioners

             Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor

 

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