RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL

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District 2

Dephane Smith, President

5796 E Co Rd 475 N

Milan, IN 47031

812-654-2619

 

District 1

Juanita (Dee Dee) Kaiser

418 Pleasant View Lane

Batesville, IN  47006

812-934-4899

 

At Large

Brenda Wetzler

413 E Fairground Ave

Osgood, IN  47037

 

At Large

Mark Horstman

13825 N Co Rd 775 E

Sunman, IN  47041

District 3

Bill McDonald, President Pro Tem

5756 W Fairground Rd

Osgood, IN  47037

812-689-6699

 

District 4

Edward L. Armbrecht

1784 E County Rd 800 S

Versailles, IN  47042

812-667-5690

 

At Large

Bill Warren

645 Columbia Avenue

Osgood, IN  47037

812-689-4427

2013 Meeting Schedule

Meetings begin at 7:00pm in the Commissioner's meeting room located in  the Annex Building

Tuesday, January 22

Tuesday, February 19
Monday, March 18
Monday, April 15
Monday, May 20
Monday, June 17
Monday, July 15
Monday, August 19
Budget Hearings TBA
Monday, September 16
Monday, October 21
Monday, November 18
Monday, December 16

 

Council Meeting Minutes

Unofficial Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

The Ripley County Council met on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

Council President Ms. Dephane Smith opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegience to the flag.  Council Members Dephane Smith, Bill McDonald, Juanita Kaiser, Brenda Wetzler, and Mark Horstman were in attendance.   Council Members Bill warren and Ed Armbrecht were absent.  Also in attendance were Attorney Ertel and Auditor Wagner.

Approval of minutes from December 17, 2012:

Since Council Members Wetzler and Horstman were newly elected and had not attended the December meeting there was not enough members present for a majority to pass the minutes. They will be addressed at the February 19, 2013 meeting.

Election of Officers:

Council Member McDonald nominated Council Member Smith for president for the 2013 term.  Council Member Kaiser seconded.  The motion passed with 5 yes.

Council Member Smith nominated Council Member McDonald as president pro tem.  Council Member Kaiser seconded.  The motion passed with 4 yes with Council Member McDonald abstaining.

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS:

Auditor:

$48,000.00 From #1216-37800-000-000 Auditor’s Ineligible Homestead Deductions—To pay costs for SRI contract.

$4000.00 From #1216-25300-000-000 Office Supplies and equipment

Council Member Wetzler moved to approve both with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  Motion passed with 5 yes.

Trail Riders Grant:

$17,200.00 From #9120-33340-000-000  Appropriate grant funds to pay bills as presented.

Council Member Horstman moved to approve the request with a second form Council Member Wetzler.  The motion passed  with 5 yes.

$20,000.00 From #9118-32810-000-000 Harrison County Tornado Relief--

Appropriate funds received to disperse to departments.

Council Member Wetzler moved to approve with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  Motion passed with 5 yes.

$31,683.00 From #9119-36525-000-000 RSRF EMS Cardiac Monitor Grant—Appropriate grant funds to pay for the monitor.

Council Member Kaiser moved to approve with a second from Council Member Horstman.  Motion passed with 5 yes.

$36,818.89 From #1148-37550-000-276 Drug Free Community Funds Budget for LLC, Treatment and prevention.  Ms. Goodpaster reduced the original amount during the meeting.

Council Member Horstman moved to approve with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  Motion passed with 5 yes.

TRANSFERS:  Council approval needed

EMS:

$400.00 From #1191-32900-000-0055 Printing To #1191-33425-000-0055 EMS education to cover insurance costs.

$750.00 From #1151-29640-000-0055Software To #1151-29641-000-0055Telephone  to purchase cell phones and ipads

Council Member Kaiser moved to approve both the above transfer requests with a second from Council Member Wetzler.  The motion passed with 5 yes.

SHERIFF:

$279.95 From #1001-18312-000-0014 To #1001-18304-000-0014 Transfer from Jailer #13 to Jailer #11 payroll account.

Council Member Kaiser moved to approve the request with a second from Council Member Wetzler.  The motion passed with 5 yes.

Planning:

$324.94 From #1001-15601-000-0015 Assistant Building Inspector To #1001-15600-000-0015 Inspector.

Council Member McDonald moved to table the request with a second from Council Member Horstman.  The motion passed with 5 yes.

Recorder:

$115.12 From #1001-12600-000-0006 Social Security To #1001-11600-000-0006 Clerical.

Council Member Wetzler moved to table the request with a second from Council Member McDonald.  The motion passed with 5 yes.

Sheriff:

$4556.00 From #1110-14599-000-0007 Pippen Longevity To #1110-11900-000-0007 Chief Deputy payroll account.

$6055.00 From #1110-14999-000-0007 Holt Longevity To #1110-11300-000-0007 2nd Deputy payroll account.

$1896.00 From #1110-14499-000-0007 Hildebrand Longevity to #1110-11500-000-0007 4th Deputy payroll account.

$3554.00 From #1110-14699-000-0007 Bradley Longevity To #1110-11800-000-0007 5th Deputy payroll account.

$1778.00 From #1110-18499-000-0007 Sullivan Longevity To #1110-14300-000-0007 6th Deputy payroll account.

$1186 From #1110-14799-000-0007 Dickerson Longevity To #1110-14400-000-0007 7th Deputy payroll account

$3554.00 From #1110-19999-000-0014 Halcomb Longevity To #1110-18400-000-0014 Matron payroll account.

Council Member Wetzler moved to approve the requests with a second from Council Member Horstman.  The motion passed with 5 yes.

OLD BUSINESS: NONE

NEW BUSINESS:

Council Member Kaiser moved to appoint Mr. Bill McDonald to the Solid Waste Board (now Southeast Indiana Recycling) with a second from Council Member Horstman.  The motion passed with 4 yes and Mr. McDonald abstaining.

Council Member Wetzler moved to appoint Mr. Jeff Volz and Ms. Sue Meisberger to the Ripley County Redevelopment Commission for the 2013 term.  Council Member Kaiser seconded and the motion passed with 5 yes.

OTHER INFORMATION:

EMA:

Mr. Patrick Rose discussed the LEPC and advised that no county funds are used for the department.  He also advised the Mr. Todd Schutte was now the chairman.

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  Mr. Jeff Volz—Absent

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE: Edward Armbrecht--Absent

E911 ADVISORY BOARD:  Ms. Juanita Kaiser—None

SEI REGIONAL PLANNING COMM.—Ms. Juanita Kaiser—None

GRANTS COMMITTEE –Ms. Dephane Smith—None

SOUTHEAST INDIANA RECYCLING—Mr. Bill McDonald—None  

EMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE—Mr. Bill McDonald—None

With no further business to come before the Council a motion was made by Council Member Wetzler to adjourn.  A second was made by Council Member Horstman and the motion passed with 5 yes.

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