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, February 19, 2013 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

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

Approval of minutes from December 17, 2012:

There were still not enough members present that attended the December 17, 2012 meeting to approve the minutes. They will be addressed at the March 18, 2013 meeting.

Approval of the minutes from the January 22, 2013 meeting:

Council Member McDonald moved to approve the minutes with a second from Council Member Wetzler.  The motion passed with 4 yes.  Council Member Armbrecht abstained since he had not attended the meeting.

TRANSFERS FOR 2102 NOT NEEDING APPROVAL:

Planning Commission & Building Inspector:

$324.94 FROM  #1001-15601-000-0015 Assistant Building Inspector TO #1001-15600-000-015 Building Inspector.  This is to cover the shortage due to time being paid out.

Recorder:

$115.12 FROM #1001-12600-000-0006 Social Security TO #1001-11600-000-006 Clerical.  This cleared the clerical account from being in the red.

TRANSFERS:  Council Approval Needed

None

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS:

Recorder:

$977.40  FROM #1160-44210-000-0000 Identity Security Protection

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

Auditor:

$6000.00 FROM #9121-37806-000-0000 GIS Data Exchange Program

Pay fees to State

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

$9400.00 FROM #1001-13300-000-0013 County General

To pay additional increase for county health insurance.

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

Highway:

$44,362.99 FROM #1135-32600-000-0033 Bridge Fund Re-inspection Cum Bridge

Pays the balance for 2014 on the Bridge Re-inspection contract with USI

Council Member McDonald moved to table until a better explanation could be received.  Council Member Horstman seconded and the motion passed with 5 yes.

Commissioners:

$75,000.00 FROM #1112-33345-000-0278 Edit Tax

Council Member Armbrecht moved to GRANT the funds to the Town of Osgood for use in the business park infrastructure .   Council Member McDonald seconded and the motion passed with 4 yes.  Council Member Wetzler abstained.

Health Department:

$2200.00 FROM #9108-25302-000-0000 ISDH-MRC Office Supplies

$2000.00 FROM # 9108-29550-000-0000 ISDH-MRC Operating Supplies

$380.00 FROM # 9108-34802-000-0000 ISDH-MRC Travel

$1809.95 FROM #8150-29550-000-0000 NACCHO-MRC Operating Supplies

$2000.00 FROM #8150-34802-000-0000 NACCHO-MRC Travel

$1500.00 FROM # 8150-32600-000-0000 NACCHO-MRC Training

This is appropriating grant funds

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

OLD BUSINESS: NONE

NEW BUSINESS:

City of Batesville requested that Mr. Andy Saner be re-appointed to the City of Batesville Economic Development Board.  Council Member Armbrecht moved to re-appoint Mr. Saner with a second from Council Member Horstman.  The motion passed with 5 yes.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Council Member Armbrecht spoke on a technology request for an additional scanner for the clerk to help catch up with scanning records.  He expressed the need to review the needs of changing departments that does the court document scanning during the next budget process.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Ms. Ginger Bradford spoke pertaining to Bills being introduced in the State Legislature, specifically SB#528.  This bill would reduce the funds received from Riverboat for Ripley County as well as Ohio, Switzerland and others.  She urged everyone to call and contact the legislators to defeat the bill.

Council Member McDonald advised there were many changes required by Indiana Jail Standards pertaining to operating the Jail that are coming and would require more mandatory training.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  Mr. Jeff Volz—Absent

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE: Edward Armbrecht--None

E911 ADVISORY BOARD:  Ms. Juanita Kaiser—Absent

SEI REGIONAL PLANNING COMM.—Ms. Juanita Kaiser—Absent

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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