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

                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

2011 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 10, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011 Monday, July 25, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011 Monday, August 8, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011 Monday, August 22, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011 Friday, September 2, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011 Monday, September 19, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011 Monday, October 3, 2011
Monday, April  18, 2011 Monday, October 17, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011 Monday, October 31, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011 Monday, November 14, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011 Monday, November 28, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011 Monday, December 12, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011 Thursday, December 22, 2011

 

 

 

 

Commissioner's Meeting Unapproved Minutes for December 27, 2010

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

 

Commissioners meeting opened promptly at 7:00AM on Monday, December 27, 2010 at the Ripley County Highway Department, Osgood, Indiana.

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

Auditor Wagner was present for the meeting at the Ripley County Highway Garage.

The commissioners reviewed the bids prior to the annex meeting.  The problems with the cinder hauling was discussed and it was decided to use Curry Trucking only to haul the cinders because of his relationship with GIBBCO.

Also discussed was finding a new County Attorney to replace Mr. Neil Comer after 1/1/2011.  No decision was made and it will be revisited.

Mr. Owen Heaton presented the invoice from Mr. Mark Klosterkemper for his help with the bridge inspection paperwork and approval.  Commissioner Busching moved to pay $1500.00 for the consultant work.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

The culvert at 600N under the railroad was discussed and it was decided to bill the railroad half of the cost.  If they do not pay the bill it would be added to their tax bill for 2011.

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 unanimously.  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 (8:24:25 )

Mr. Lohrum advised the Probation department requested a light installed by the back door due to the darkness when they left at night.  Mr. Lohrum advised he would install it if the commissioners wished.  The commissioners agreed for him to install the light.

(8:29:00)  The Emergency Ambulance Contracts were discussed with Commissioner Reiners advising that Batesville was not willing to sign the contracts at this time.  Contracts for Milan Rescue 30, Sunman Area Life Squad, and Southern Ripley Emergency Life Squad were presented.  Commissioner Busching moved to sign those presented with a second from  Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously and the contracts were signed.

(8:33:00)  Claims for PC Recovery and Midwestern Engineering were questioned by Commissioner Reiners and Auditor Wagner explained the PC Recovery was for two months and Midwestern Engineering had not been paid previously, only the claim signed, and was processed for payment on this claim signing.

Commissioner Busching moved to accept the minutes from the December 13, 2010 meeting with a second from Commissioner Stutler and the motion passed unanimously.

The commissioners signed the minutes, payroll sheets, claim vouchers, and claims being paid from the Commissioner’s budget.  The minutes of the Special Meeting of 12/22/10 are being reviewed.

Technology:  Ms Kelly Vollet (8:45:25)

Ms. Vollet advised there was a problem with communication in the new jail part and she was having someone look at it. 

She also presented the employee handbook changes as written from her discussion with County Attorney Comer.  The commissioners discussed the wording and agreed as attached.  Other changes to be made at this time were the 911 Coordinator’s name was removed and the designation as salary exempt removed. Commissioner Busching moved to approve the changes to the Employee Handbook effective January 1, 2011, with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously. Commissioner Busching stated that the percentage paid by the county for employee’s health insurance would need to be discussed at a later date.  He stated the percentage was much greater for all categories than the employee only.

The weather warning levels were discussed and Mr. Wayne Peace of the Emergency Management Department advised the county levels were the same as the surrounding counties except Jefferson and to mirror the levels set by the State would only require the levels to be color coded to match the State.  Commissioner Busching moved to color code the levels to match the State with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously.

(9:19:24)  Mr. John Boerger—Martin Riley Architects & EngineersB

Mr. Boeger introduced his firm and their qualifications.  He advised they had talked with CCI and would be bidding for the annex building project.  He stated they had engineers, architects, CAD designers, interior designers, layout, and space study available through their firm.  He delivered a brochure to the commissioners as well.

(9:55:30)  Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning

Commissioner Busching moved to sign the letter of environmental study that no historic structures were involved with the Delaware Fire Department project.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

(10:00:00)  Mr. David Wyly—Reaction Web Services

Mr. Wyly presented his web design services to the commissioners.  He provided a brochure for further reference. 

(10:06:00)  Bid Acceptance

Attorney Comer advised the commissioners of bids that did not comply with the bid requirements.  He also advised they could not accept the E & H bid, unless the original signature requirement was waived, due to no original signature being provided.  (It was a fax signature)  Also if they waived the requirement for original signature and accepted the bid they could not later take quotes on bridge projects.

Commissioner Stutler moved to decline the bids for bridges only from CPI  and E&H.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Concrete:

The bid from Holman was rejected for lack of Form 95 and the Non-Collusion Affadavit.

Commissioner Busching moved to accept the bid from Roman Nobbe with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously.  Attorney Comer advised Auditor Wagner to return the cashier’s check to Roman Nobbe.

Fuel:

Laughrey Valley Co-Op was the only bidder for the fuel.  The commissioners discussed the advantages of a firm bid vs. escalating and de-escalating pricing. 

Commissioner Busching moved to accept the bid under an escalating and de-escalating pricing structure.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Stone:

Commissioner Stutler moved to accept all bids for stone.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Liquid Bituminous:

Commissioner Busching moved to accept the firm bid from Terry Asphalt with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously.

Ready Mix Asphalt-Laid

30,000 tons more or less

Commissioner Busching moved to accept the bid from O’Mara on a firm bid.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Ready Mix Asphalt –Picked up at plant

Commissioner Stutler moved to accept all bids from O’Mara, Paul Rohe, and Hot Mix.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion passed unanimously.  Upon further review Attorney Comer advised that none of the bidders met the specifications.  Commissioner Busching moved to rescind the previous motion and vote and reject all bids.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and this motion passed unanimously.

Culverts:

Commissioner Busching moved to accept the bid from CPI with a second from Commissioner Stutler.  The motion passed unanimously.

Washed 11’s:

Commissioner Stutler moved to accept the bid from Meshberger at $6.00 per ton.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Hauling of washed 11’s

Commissioner Busching moved to accept the bid from Ron James Trucking for $.85 per ton delivered to the highway garage.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

11:08:03—Mr. Eric Wolf of CCI

Mr. Wolf appeared to advise the bids from architects will be in this week at the Auditor’s office.  He will meet with the building committee on 1/10/11 at 1:00pm after the commissioners meeting.  The list of architects to be presented the commissioners for interview will be determined at that meeting.

11:20:15—Commissioner Reiners presented Attorney Comer a plaque for his service to the county for over 30 years.  Attorney Comer had advised the commissioners that he would resign effective 12/21/2010 as county attorney.  Mr. Comer was thanked and will be missed.  He was wished the best in his future and semi-retirement. 

11:23:40—The commissioners made the following appointments for 2011.

Commissioner Busching moved to make the following appointments to the Highway Department:

Highway Superintendent:  Mr. Owen Heaton Jr.

District 2 Foreman:  Mr. Robert DeBurger

District 3 Foreman:  Mr. Ray Toops

Bookkeeper:  Ms Eudora Hilton

Bridge Foreman:  Mr. Mick Johnston

Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Stutler moved to appointment Mr. Warren Bruns for the Ripley County Parks Department Board.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Busching moved to appoint Mr. Mike Jeffries and Mr. Dwight Bauman as building inspectors.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Stutler moved to appoint Commissioner Reiners as President of the Commissioners.  Commissioner Busching seconded and the motion passed with two yes and Commissioner Reiners abstaining.

Friendship Regional Sewer District appointments:

Ms. Pat Thomas presented the commissioners with two recommendations for the appointments. 

Commissioner Busching moved to appoint Ms. Marjorie Nickell.  Commissioner Reiners seconded and the motion passed with two yes and Commissioner Stutler abstaining.

Commissioner Busching moved to appoint Mr. Scott Stutler.  Commissioner Reiners seconded and the motion passed with two yes and Commissioner Stutler abstaining.

Ripley County Health Board and Local Health Officer Appointments: 

Ms. Pat Thomas presented the commissioners with recommendations.

Commissioner Busching moved to appoint Dr. David J. Welsh, M.D. as Local Health Officer.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Commissioner Buching moved to appoint Mr. Michael George Parker and Mr. Harley Robinson to the County Board of Health.  Commissioner Stutler seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

11:29:25—Mr. Donald Dunbar asked if anyone had come to the commissioners about the walk-in cooler at the park.  He stated the slab would probably cover the gas, water, and sewer lines.  Commissioner Reiners stated it should be investigated before being poured.  Mr. Dunbar also raised the idea of giving back the trustees $25,000.00 to let them build their own building.  This idea received no discussion.

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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