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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 February 19, 2008

 

February 19, 2008

 

The Ripley County Council met on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

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

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 January 22nd, 2008 Council meeting seconded by Council Member Busching. Motion approved by those present. (Smith, Busching, Armbrecht, Dunbar, Simon and Kaiser)

Additional Appropriations:

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the additional appropriation for $16,066 Fund# 600-47200-000-000 RSRF-Digital Recording System for Kelly Vollet/Technology seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the new budget appropriations for the Misdemeanant Fund # 210-25300-000-210 for $6,611.71 Office Supplies and Statutory Requirements, #210-33500-000-210 for $6,000 Cellular Communications, #210-36400-000-210 for $845 Reserve Death Benefit/Short Term Disability, #210-34200-000-210 for $5,000 Radios & Repairs and #210-36103-000-210 for $7,500 Kitchen Maintenance totaling $25,956.71 and the new budget for the Sheriff Home Incarceration/Work Release Fund # 308-25355-000-308 for $12,500 Supplies,  #308-32435-000-308 for $7,500 Home Incarceration Monitoring Service, # 308-32600-000-308 for $15,000 Training, #308-41000-000-308 for $50,000 Motor Vehicles, #308-49000-000-308 for $15,000 for In Car Cameras, # 308-44210-000-308 for $10,000 Computer Equipment totaling $125,000 seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Busching made a motion to adopt the Ordinance to charge the commissary fund for each Doctor, Dentist and Nurse Request, along with an origination fee for medication by an inmate held at the Ripley County Jail seconded by Council Member Armbrecht. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Dunbar made a motion to pay off the Ripley County Jail (part from the Cum Cap Fund/CD and if needed rest from Belterra Riverboat Fund) and earmark the Belterra Fund as a new building construction fund seconded by Council Member Smith. Motion approved unanimously. Council would like for the Auditor/Treasurer to call Friendship Bank and find out what the amount and process for paying off the Ripley County Jail Bonds.

Council Members agreed that the Council Meetings will be on the third Monday of each month for the year of 2008.

Commissioner Folz introduced Mike Vonderheide as a member of the Vernon Forks Water Board and requested $3,300 for the water board expenses. Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to recommend that the Commissioners take the $3,300 from Economic Development Project Fund in EDIT seconded by Council Member Dunbar. Motion approved unanimously.

Ron Buchanan, Coroner requested to purchase a vehicle and a new mortuary cot/cover at a cost of approx. $18,000 for the Coroner. Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to appropriate money from Riverboat Gaming Fund #293 (per Scott Huffman’s Recommendation for new EMS Vehicles) and also add $5,000 for additional cost for the mortuary cot/cover for the Coroner seconded by Council Member Dunbar. Motion approved unanimously. Buchanan advised that Jeff Thielking will be the new Deputy Coroner.

Auditor McCoy advised the Council Members that the rebate checks will be sent next week to the County Property owners that had a homestead exemption. McCoy advised that 7756 rebate checks was written at an approximate cost of $890,394.74.

Committee Reports:

Economic Development-Edward Armbrecht-Employ new Economic Development Director and advised that Batesville City had pulled out.

Technology Committee-Edward Armbrecht-New server for Assessor

E911 Advisory Board- Benjamin Peetz-not present

SEI Regional Planning Committee-Dephane Smith-nothing

Grants Committee-Dephane Smith-Dump Truck/Highway/EMS Vehicle 

Solid Waste District-Donald Dunbar-Meeting Thursday night/February 21st, 2008

EMS Advisory Committee-David Simon-nothing

Welfare Committee- Juanita Kaiser-new law sends all Welfare to State

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to adjourn until the next meeting on Monday, March 17th, 2008 seconded by Council Member Busching. Motion approved unanimously.

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