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RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

DEPHANE SMITH , PRESIDENT

5796 E. CO. RD. 475 N.

MILAN, IN 47031

(812) 654-2619

 

DONALD DUNBAR

829 E. BEECH

P.O. BOX 122

OSGOOD, IN 47037

(812) 689-4406

MARK BUSCHING

608 CLEARVIEW LANE

VERSAILLES, IN  47042

(812) 689-7119

 

 

BEN PEETZ

9570 N. COUNTY RD. 250 W

BATESVILLE, IN  47006

(812) 852-4573

 

JUANITA (DEE DEE) KAISER

418 PLEASANT VIEW LANE

BATESVILLE, IN 47006

(812) 934-4899

 

DAVID C. SIMON

5127 W. COUNTY RD. 500 N.

OSGOOD, IN 47037

(812) 689-5226

 

EDWARD L. ARMBRECHT

1784 E. COUNTY RD. 800 S.

VERSAILLES, IN 47042

(812) 667-5690

 

2008 Council meeting schedule

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm in Commissioner's room in Annex building

TUESDAY JANUARY 22, 2008

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2008

MONDAY MARCH 17, 2008

MONDAY APRIL 21, 2008

MONDAY MAY 19, 2008

MONDAY JUNE 16, 2008

MONDAY JULY 21, 2008

MONDAY AUGUST 18, 2008

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2008

MONDAY OCTOBER 20, 2008

MONDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2008

MONDAY DECEMBER 15, 2008

 

Unapproved Council Meeting Minutes for January 22, 2008

 

January 22, 2008

 

The Ripley County Council met on January 22nd, 2008 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

Donald Dunbar, 2007 Council President called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00PM with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Council Members Dephane Smith, David Simon, Ben Peetz, Juanita Kaiser, Donald Dunbar and Mark Busching were present for the 1st meeting of the year. Council Member Armbrecht was not in attendance.

Auditor McCoy acted as clerk taking minutes for the Council.

Neil Comer, County Attorney was present for the Council meeting to answer any legal questions.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the minutes for the December 17th, 2007 meeting seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Kaiser made the motion to elect Dephane Smith as the 2008 Council President seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Smith made the motion to elect Donald Dunbar as the 2008 Council Vice President seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council President Smith thanked her fellow Council Members for their vote of confidents.

Additional Appropriations:

Council Member Peetz made a motion to approve the additional appropriation for $1,965.23 Acct# 621-43101-000-621/Tarter Grant -Park Benches for the Ripley County Park & Recreation seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Busching made a motion to approve the additional appropriation for $10,506.68 Acct#508-32770-000-052 /SISWD –Dumpsters for the Ripley County Highway Department seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the additional appropriations for $5,000 Acct#282-43500-000-282 and $3,000 Acct#282-11600-000-282 Clerk’s Perpetuation Fund for Ginger Bradford, Ripley County Clerk seconded by Council Member Dunbar. Motion approved unanimously.

Transfers:

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the transfer of $1,000 from Acct# 100-32400-000-020 to Acct#100-37800-000-020 and $11,252 from Acct# 100-19300-000-020 to Acct# 100-37800-000-020 for Circuit Court Judge Carl Taul (to pay for contractual service for the Jefferson & Ripley County Child Advocacy Program) seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Auditor McCoy advised the Council Members that per the state we were not able to reimburse the county the $900,000 from the Family & Children on the Form 22. The Transfer form is used as a courtesy to show that it is being reimbursed to the County General.

Council Member Peetz made a motion to approve the transfer of $900,000 from Acct#248-99999-000-248 Family & Children to reimburse the County General (for the loan given to the Family & Children) to Acct# 100-99999-000-000 County General seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Tom Grills, Ripley County Sheriff updated the Council Members on end of the year reports on the Jail, Commissary Fund and the Jail Inspection Report. Grills requested that in future he would like to have a nurse on duty approximately 30 hours a week and some part time clerical for the Jail. Grill also requested $845 be paid out of the Misdemeanant Fund to benefit the reserves in their diligent work to the office and a budget for Home Incarceration/Work Release Fund. Council Member Dunbar made a motion to table Grills requests until the next meeting (due to not advertised) seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved unanimously.

Katherine Taul, Ripley County Tourism Director presented Council Members the 2007 Annual Report and the 2008 Tourism Budget.

Commissioner Folz updated the Council Members on the Humane Society.

Council Members decided to meet on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 for the second meeting in the year and at that time decided on the meeting schedule for 2008.

Council Member Busching made a motion to appoint Bob Gindling to the ABC Board seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Members signed the membership certification appointing Dephane Smith as a voting member of the Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission until December 31st, 2008.

Council Member Peetz made a motion to keep the committees as in 2007 except for David Simon as EMS Committee person seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Committee Reports:

Economic Development-Edward Armbrecht-not present

Technology Committee-Edward Armbrecht-not present

E911 Advisory Board- Benjamin Peetz-nothing

SEI Regional Planning Committee-Dephane Smith-nothing

Grants Committee-Dephane Smith- Recording System for Courts & Commissioners

Solid Waste District-Donald Dunbar-New Building in Proving Grounds

EMS Advisory Committee-David Simon-nothing

Welfare Committee- Juanita Kaiser- nothing

Council Member Peetz made a motion to adjourn until the next meeting on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

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