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

214 Spencer Lane

Versailles, IN  47042

812-621-7904

 

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 5,2015

Monday, July 20, 2015
Friday, January 19, 2015 Monday, August 3, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015 Monday, August 17, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015 Friday, August 31, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015 Monday, September 14, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015 Monday, September 28, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015 Friday, October 9, 2015
Monday, April  13, 2015 Monday, October 26, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015 Monday, November 9, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015 Monday, November 23, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015 Monday, December 7, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015 Monday, December 21, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015 Monday, January 4, 2016
Monday, July 6, 2015  

Commissioner's Meeting Minutes

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM, Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Ripley County Highway Department, Osgood, Indiana.

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

Superintendent Owen Heaton advised 900 ton of salt had been delivered and an additional 150 ton is yet to be delivered.

Highway Secretary Robin Stegemiller requested the 2014 vacation earned be carried over to the next 6 months as she was not able to take it within the 12 month period following her anniversary date due to changing positions in the county.  Commissioner Busching moved to grant the request with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Commissioner Busching then moved to approve pay of $15.00 per hour for contract labor after 12/1/2014 by Ms. Jennifer Meyer for time training or assisting Ms. Robin Stegemiller for the Highway Secretary position.

Foreman Toops advised he was to receive a contract from Holman Construction for replacing Bridge #70 on 650N.  This will be acted on at the annex portion of the meeting.

With no further business Commissioner Busching moved to recess to the annex meeting room with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Commissioner Busching moved to reconvene with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes and the meeting reconvened with the Pledge to the Flag. Commissioners Reiners and Stutler, and Busching were present as well as Auditor Wagner and Attorney Ertel.

Maintenance:  Mr. Johnnie Lohrum 8:18:05

Mr. Lohrum advised birds were still getting into the courthouse and he was trying to find where.  Also he is trying to find the leak in the prosecutor’s office but has yet to be successful.

Auditor Wagner requested the commissioners clarify the interpretation of the bereavement leave policy.  A question had been raised about taking bereavement leave for miscarriages.  After discussion Commissioner Busching moved that a miscarriage would not be considered for bereavement leave.  The employee could take any vacation, comp, or FMLA. Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed with 3 yes.

Technology—Ms. Kelly Vollet 8:33:52

Ms. Vollet advised the A/C for the server had been repaired.

She also advised the ADA info book was on file in the Auditor’s Office and was also available on the county website at www.ripleycounty.com.

She also presented Commissioner Bob Reiners with a plaque for his 16 years of service as commissioner, thanked him for the service and wished him well.

She advised the commissioners that Emergitech would be presenting their software for the jail booking on 12/16/2014 at 1:30 in the annex meeting room.

Auditor Wagner advised an appointment for Vernon Fork Water was to be made.  Commissioner Busching moved to table until the January 5, 2015 meeting since a new commissioner was taking office.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed with 3 yes.

Auditor Wagner presented the request from Jones-Warner Consultants, Inc for a limited use of the GIS system.  Commissioner Stutler moved to approve the request with a second from Commissioner Busching.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Commissioner Busching moved to approve payroll with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Commissioner Busching moved to approve claims as presented with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Commissioner Busching moved to approve the minutes of the November 24, 2014 meeting with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3yes.

Break—8:53:40

Sheriff—Sheriff Stratton  9:01:33

Sheriff Stratton presented the commissioners with an application for the Jail Administrator for their consideration.

Commissioner Busching moved to approve the application for Mr. Bob Curl with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Sheriff Stratton also advised the electrical survey at the jail by Square D would be scheduled as soon as possible by them.

Rescue 30—Mr. Rick Stevens, Mr. Gerald Louden-VP Board of Directors and Mr. Davis Voss Board Member 9:07:28

Mr. Louden and Mr. Voss raised many of the same questions about the contract with the county for EMS services:

1)     Term of the contract changed to 1 year.

2)    Billing program change to new service.

3)    Various other items in the contract such as liability.  They expressed concern that they may not be able to remain in business for the 3 year period. 

The need for one billing service was explained as well as the 3 year contract request as it was tied to the additional funding to the Rescue Units.

With this explanation the discussion ended.

EMS—Mr. Jim Corbin

Mr. Corbin presented information from Medicount Management on new billing amounts to be used by the county. 

BLS charge $750.00 per run

ALS1 $1100.00 per run

ALS2 $1300.00 per run

Loaded miles to $16.00 per mile

Non-Emergency BLS to $600.00 per run

Commissioner Busching moved to use the new rates with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Mr. Corbin also advised Margaret Mary Health advised they were increasing the monthly stipend to Ripley County EMS by $50.00 per month for an annual total of $36,720.00.

Superintendent Heaton presented the contract from Holman Excavating for replacement of Bridge #70 for their review.  Commissioner Busching moved to approve the contract with a second from Commissioner Stutler. Motion passed with 3 yes.  Contract will be on file in the Auditor’s Office.

Town of Versailles—Mr. Kevin Hensley 9:50:00

Mr. Hensley discussed the drainage on the North side of the annex building with the commissioners.  It was agreed the Town of Versailles and Ripley County will work together to repair and correct the problem in spring or summer of 2015 based on weather.

Bid Opening for 2015----10:00:00

Ready Mix Asphalt FOB Plant

1)    Dave O’Mara

2)    Paul H. Rohe

3)    Globe

4)    Hot Mix, Inc.

 

Ready Mix Asphalt Laid

1)    Dave O’Mara

2)    Paul H. Rohe

3)    Globe

 

Ready Mix Concrete

1)    Raver Ready Mix

 

Stone

1)    Us Aggregates ( Hanson Aggregate Midwest)

2)    New Point Stone ( Napoleon and New Point plants)

 

Culvert and Bridge Packages

1)    E&H Bridge

2)    Civil Con

3)    St. Regis Culverts

 

Commissioner Busching moved to take all bids under advisement until the 12/22/2014 meeting to allow for review by County Attorney John Ertel.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed with 3 yes.

Commissioner Busching moved to recess to Executive Session to discuss the pending mediation with EEOC on a prior employee.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed with 3 yes.

The pending EEOC mediation and options to resolve possible litigation was discussed.  Commissioner Busching moved to reconvene the regular commissioners’ meeting with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes and the regular meeting was reconvened.

Commissioner Busching then moved to recess the meeting until 1:00 pm for the EMA portion of the meeting.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed with 3 yes.

1:00 pm—The commissioners reconvened and attended the Ripley County Emergency Management Advisory Council Meeting.

Mr. Patrick Rose, EMA Director, presented:

1)    year-end report for 2014,

2)     P25 Decatur County Mutual Aid Agreement

3)    Information on the CAD System

4)    Ripley County EMA inventory control policy

5)    Approval of County Project

6)    Storm Ready Program

7)    Debris Management (Commissioner Busching moved to approve the Ripley County Hazardous Emergency Response Plan with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

At the conclusion of the Advisory Board meeting Commissioner Busching moved to adjourn the commissioners’ meeting with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

Commissioners signed payroll sheets, claim vouchers, claims being paid from the commissioners’ budget, and minutes of the November 24, 2014 meeting.

With no further business to conduct, Commissioner Stutler moved to adjourn with a second from Commissioner Busching.  Motion passed with 3 yes.

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