RIPLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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District 1

Robert Reiners, President

10105 N Spades Rd

Sunman, IN  47041

812-623-3209

 

District 2

Mark Busching

608 Clearview Lane

Versailles, IN  47042

812-689-7119

 

District 3

Gerald Stutler

P.O. Box 66

Friendship, IN  47021

812-667-5505

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 7,2013

Monday, July 22, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013 Monday, August 5, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013 Monday, August 19, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013 Friday, August 30, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013 Monday, September 16, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013 Monday, September 30, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013 Friday, October 11, 2013
Monday, April  15, 2013 Monday, October 28, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013 Friday, November 8, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013 Monday, November 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013 Monday, December 9, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013 Monday, December 23, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013 Monday, January 6, 2014
Monday, July 8, 2013  

Commissioner's Meeting Minutes

Minutes prepared by Bill Wager, Ripley County Auditor 

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the Ripley County Highway Department, Osgood, Indiana.

Commissioners Robert Reiners, Mark Busching, Gary Stutler, and Auditor William Wagner were in attendance for the meeting.

The equipment building was discussed and Superintendent Heaton informed the commissioners the material for the 40x96 foot building would be in the range of $22000.00.  He had received two quotes and would obtain one additional.  Approximately 170 yards of concrete would be needed and Duke would provide a separate meter for the building.  The building would have three roll up doors and one entry door.  Electric installation for the building would also be an additional cost.

Foreman Kissell advised he had obtained quotes for stainless cinder boxes and plows for the three new trucks.  Commissioner Busching moved to purchase 2 from the Highway Fund and 1 from the Cum Bridge Fund.  Total cost for each cinder box and plow combination would be $19,500.00.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

A copy of the letter to proceed to Chris Stearns Bulldozing and Hauling was provided for Bridge #112.

With no further business to discuss Commissioner Busching moved to recess to the Annex meeting room.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Busching moved to reconvene while Commissioner Stutler seconded.  The motion passed unanimously and the meeting reconvened with the Pledge to the Flag.

Commissioners Reiners, Stutler, and Busching were present as well as County Attorney Ertel and Auditor Wagner.

Maintenance-Mr. Johnnie Lohrum 8:18:05

Mr. Lohrum advised the Prosecutor’s office had requested a humidifier and this was ok’d by the commissioners.  He also advised Cintas had made a service call that they would be billing for soon.  Snow removal for the annex parking lot was discussed and Mr. Lohrum was instructed to obtain quotes.

Technology—Ms. Kelly Vollet 8:37:45

Ms. Vollet advised the server room cooling system went out again on 11/25/2013.  Koch Mechanical has been notified. 

Ms. Vollet advised the commissioners the Technology Committee has met on 11/19/2013 pertaining to a new copier for the Sheriff Department.  They recommended a Ricoh/Lanier from Batesville Business Machines for a cost of $3995.00.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the purchase from Cum Cap Equipment with a second from Commissioner Stutler. Motion passed unanimously.

Ripley County Redevelopment Commission—Mr. Neil Comer  8:46:35

Mr. Comer requested Mr. Barry Lauber, Mr. Von McGuire. And Ms. Brenda Wetzler be re-appointed to the Board for the year 2014. 

Commissioner Busching moved to approve the request with a second from Commissioner Stutler. Motion passed unanimously.

Ripley County Extension Office—Mr. Dave Osborne  8:53:30

Mr. Osborne provided the commissioners with the annual contractual services contract between Ripley County and Purdue University.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the contract with a second from Commissioner Stutler. Motion passed unanimously.

EMS—Mr. Jim Corbin  8:55:40

Mr. Corbin presented the 2014 contracts with the Rescue units showing the lower rate for EMS services to the Rescue Units.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the contracts with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed unanimously.

Sheriff Department-- Chief Deputy Dave Pippin

Chief Deputy Pippin appeared to obtain the commissioners decision on the copier recommended by the Technology Committee and was advised they had approved the purchase of the copier.

Highway--Superintendent Owen Heaton Jr.  9:52:00

Mr. Heaton advised Asphalt Materials proposed to roll the contract for 2014 for asphalt materials for $1.75 per gallon.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the roll with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed unanimously.

Also the signed contract with Laughrey Valley for diesel and gasoline would be provided as soon as received.

Auditor Wagner presented the commissioners with the renewal contract with Cedarbridge Treatment Centers for the juvenile detention effective 1/1/2014.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the contract and purchase of 250 days at $119.00 per day for a total of $29,750.00 initially.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously

The commissioners reviewed the claims and Commissioner Stutler questioned the claim for postage stamps from the Clerk for her office and Superior Court.  Total of the claim was for $1010.00.  Commissioner Busching moved to deny the claim since there is a postage machine in the courthouse to use.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Also a claim voucher was submitted for GBS for the voting machine maintenance for $6360.00.  Contract date runs from 11/1/2013 through 10/30/2014.  Commissioner Stutler moved to deny the claim and have the contract dates run for a calendar year so both the Primary and General elections were covered by the same contract.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Busching moved to approve the minutes of the November 8, 2013 meeting and the claims except those denied.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Auditor Wagner presented the commissioners with the emails from Mr. Joe McDonough of American Legal Publishing Corporation that informed the commissioners the changes in the presented quote for the codification of the County Ordinances and Building and Planning Ordinances.  He advised if both the ordinances were done at the same time the cost would be reduced by $550.00.  Also the contract would be revised to read that no funds would be due until the completed draft of the Code of Ordinances at which time 50% would be due and the balance at the conclusion of the project.

Subject to these changes Commissioner Busching moved to approve the contract with American Legal Publishing Corporation for a total of $12,035.00.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

This will allow the ordinances to be found on line and by subject matter.

Insurance Quote Opening:  10:10:54

Encore Insurance Group –Mr. Brad Samples—was the only quote received.  Mr. Samples reviewed the renewal with the commissioners and advised that the overall increase was approximately 2% from 2013.  The renewal for 2014 was a grand total of $223,875.00.

Commissioner Busching moved to approve the renewal with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed unanimously.

The commissioners signed payroll sheets, claim vouchers, and claims being paid from the commissioners’ budget along with the minutes of the November 8, 2013 meeting.

With no further business to come before the commissioners a motion to recess to December 3, 2013, 10:00am at the Highway Garage was made by Commissioner Busching with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed unanimously.

                                               December 3, 2013

Motion to reconvene was made by Commissioner Busching with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed unanimously.

The new equipment building was discussed.  Lumber quotes from Halcomb ($22050.50), Dunlap ($22767.61), Gillman ($34667.92), and New Marion Sales ($21962.95) was reviewed.  Commissioner Busching moved to accept New Marion Sales for $21962.95.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.  This will come from cum cap building.

Quotes for design and state permits were reviewed from Mr. Jim Dunbar ($2589.20) and Mr. Jim Fritsch ($2479.00).  Commissioner Busching moved to accept the quote from Mr. Jim Fritsch with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed unanimously.

Concrete quotes were reviewed from Nobbe ($12795.50) and Holman ($15240.50).  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the lowest bid with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed unanimously.

Electric was discussed and the only quote received was from Jr’s Electric ($9175.00).  Commissioner Busching moved to buy the electric supplies from Halcomb’s Home Center out of 2013 cum cap funds with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed unanimously.

With no further business to attend to the motion was made by Commissioner Busching to adjourn.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

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