RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

DONALD DUNBAR, PRESIDENT

829 E. BEECH

P.O. BOX 122

OSGOOD, IN 47037

(812) 689-4406

  

MARK BUSCHING

608 CLEARVIEW LANE

VERSAILLES, IN  47042

(812) 689-7119

 

DEPHANE SMITH

5796 E. CO. RD. 475 N.

MILAN, IN 47031

(812) 654-2619

 

BEN PEETZ

9570 N. COUNTY RD. 250 W

BATESVILLE, IN  47006

(812) 852-4573

 

WILLIAM H. DRAMANN

347 S. PARK AVE.

BATESVILLE, IN 47006

(812) 934-4280

 

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

 

2006 Council meeting schedule

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

TUESDAY JANUARY 17, 2006

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2006

TUESDAY MARCH 21, 2006

TUESDAY APRIL 18, 2006

TUESDAY MAY 16, 2006

TUESDAY JUNE 20, 2006

TUESDAY JULY 18, 2006

TUESDAY AUGUST 15, 2006

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2006

TUESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2006

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2006

TUESDAY DECEMBER 19, 2006

 

Unapproved Council Meeting Minutes for February 21, 2006

February 21, 2006

The Ripley County Council met on Tuesday, February 21st, 2006 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

 

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

 

Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor, acted as clerk to the Council taking minutes for the meeting.

 

Neil Comer, Attorney was present to advise the Council on legal matters.

 

Council Member Simon made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 17th, 2006 meeting seconded by Council Member Smith. Motion approved by those present. (Dramann, Dunbar, Peetz, Simon and Smith.) Busching was not present. (Armbrecht abstained due to not being at the last meeting)

Additional Appropriations:

Judy Schebler advised the council that the additional appropriations she is asking for would take the Telecommunicator from the Commissioners’ budget and put it in the 911 budget.

Council Member Smith made a motion to approve the additional appropriations of $25,301 from Fund #277-17300-000-045/Telecomunicator, $10,490 from Fund#277-13370-000-045/Group Insurance,$1,455from Fund#277-18100-000-045/PERF, $1,935 from Fund#277-12600-000-045/Social Security for Judy Schebler, 911 seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved by five council members (Dunbar, Simon, Smith, Dramann & Peetz) Armbrecht voted against. Mark Busching was not present for this meeting.

 

Council Member Smith made a motion to approve the additional appropriation for $20,080 from Fund#521-48525-000-521/Rising Sun Regional Foundation/ Early Warning Siren Grant for Judy Schebler, 911 seconded by Council Member Armbrecht. Motion approved by those present.

 

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $50,000 from Fund# 216-37300-000-216/Belterra (for legal fees) for Robert Reiners, Ripley County Commissioner’s seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved by those present.

 

Council Member Smith made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $7,000 from Fund#611-35275-000-611/Endownment Fund (Show mobile funding for exempt county organizations)  seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved by those present.

 

Council Member Smith made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $5,037 from Fund#515-33055-000-515/Reynold Foundation (Panic Bars Grant) seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved by those present.

Request:

Council Member Smith made a motion to approve President Dunbar signing the Memorandum of Understanding between Ripley County Health Department and Ripley County Council members presented by Pat Thomas, Ripley County Health, seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved by those present. (Purpose: For the purpose of a mass prophylaxis clinic, an emergency shelter, emergency educational facility, or any other foreseeable need for a large climate controlled facility.)

 

Council Member Simon made a motion to bring off the table from last meeting Wagner Truss Abatement compliance request seconded by Council Member Smith. Motion approved by those present.

 

Council Member Smith made a motion to approve the abatement compliance request of Wagner Truss, Napoleon, Indiana seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved by those present.

 

Scott Huffman, EMS Director updated the county council members on how EMS is running.

Huffman advised that they are giving classes and that billing is working.

 

Commissioner Reiners updated the council on the Lawrenceburg Riverboat Grant and what might qualify for a grant. Reiners asked the council if they had any ideas for a possible grant. (Armbrecht/Economic Development Park, Peetz/Economic Development into Ripley County, Folz/ Community Center for County Park, Nickell/ Bridges & Land for Economic Development, Reiners/Jail expansion, Annex, GIS System)

 

 

Reiners advised that the commissioners and the council will need to work together to prepare grants to submit to the Lawrenceburg Grant Committee.

 

Council Member Dramann made a motion to appoint Dephane Smith to the Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission seconded by Council Member Armbrecht. Motion approved by those present.

 

Council Member Smith made a motion to appoint Donald Dunbar to the Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste Board seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved by those present.

 

Council President Dunbar signed the Ripley County/State of Indiana/ Sheriff’s Salary Contract for the year 2006.

 

Council Member Smith made a motion to keep the rest of the committee appointments as they were in 2005

for another year  (Edward Armbrecht/ Economic Development Board & Technology Committee, Benjamin Peetz t/ E911 Advisory Board, Donald Dunbar/ Grant Committee, Dephane Smith/ EMS Advisory Committee and William Dramann/ Welfare Committee seconded by Council Member Dramann. Motion approved by those present.

 

Council Member Armbrecht advised that he had been contacted about an salary issue at Soil & Water. (Grant to be used for salary raises). Armbrecht suggested that the council request Irvin Harmeyer be present at the March meeting, if they wish.  Council Member Smith made a motion to put Soil & Water on the March agenda seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved by those present.

Committee Reports:

Economic Development-Edward Armbrecht-met and had discussion changing format of

Economic Development Plan

Technology Committee-Edward Armbrecht-Kelly Vollet reported that Sheriff is interested in a new recording system

E911 Advisory Board-Benjamin Peetz-Board met last week

SEI Regional Planning Committee-Dephane Smith-EMS Grant available

Grants Committee-Donald Dunbar-nothing

Solid Waste District-Donald Dunbar-I Bonds/Attorney Comer report that Solid Waste District is looking into illegal dumps

EMS Advisory Committee-Dephane Smith-nothing

Welfare Committee-William Dramann-nothing

 

Council Member Smith made a motion to adjourn until the next regular meeting on Tuesday, March 21st, 2006 @ 7:00PM seconded by Council Member Dramann. Motion approved by those present.

 

 

 

 

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