RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL

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2011 Meeting Schedule

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

Wednesday, January 19

Wednesday, February 23
Monday, March 21
Monday, April 18
Monday, May 16
Monday, June 20
Monday, July 18
Monday, August 15
Monday, September 19
Monday, October 17
Monday, November 21
Monday, December 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPHANE SMITH , PRESIDENT                   JUANITA (DEE DEE) KAISER

5796 E CO RD 475 N                                       418 PLEASANT VIEW LANE

MILAN, IN 47031                                             BATESVILLE, IN 47006

(812) 654-2619                                                  (812) 934-4899

 

DONALD DUNBAR, VICE PRESIDENT        BILL MCDONALD   

829 E. BEECH ST                                              5756 W FAIRGROUND RD  

P.O. BOX 122                                                    OSGOOD, IN 47037

OSGOOD, IN 47037                                          (812) 689-6699                         

(812) 689-4406

 

BILL WARREN                                                 EDWARD L. ARMBRECHT  

645 COLUMBIA AVE                                       1784 E COUNTY RD 800 S

OSGOOD, IN  47037                                          VERSAILLES, IN 47042

(812) 689-4427                                                    (812) 667-5690 

 

BILL DRAMANN

347 S. PARK AVE

BATESVILLE, IN  47006

(812) 934-4280

 

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

The Ripley County Council met on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

Council President Ms. Dephane Smith called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00PM with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Council Members Donald Dunbar, Bill Dramann, Juanita Kaiser, Bill McDonald and Edward Armbrecht were also in attendance.   Council Member Bill Warren was absent.

William Lee Wagner, Ripley County Auditor took minutes for the Council Meeting.

The minutes from December 13, 2010 were approved unanimously (With Councilmember Armbrecht abstaining) by a motion from Council Member Kaiser and a second from Council Member Dramann. 

TRANSFER OF FUNDS REQUIRING COUNCIL APPROVAL:

Clerk:

Transfer $5800.00 from 100-11600-000-001 clerical  TO 100-37800-000-001 Services and Charges. 

Discussion followed on the request with Clerk McCoy providing information from Malinowski Consulting, Court system, etc. Councilmember Smith presented her position and Councilmember Armbrecht questioned the amount of work and scanning is needed.  Several employees from the clerk’s office made comments as well.   County policy was also discussed concerning additional time worked and what constitutes overtime.  Comp time totals for the department was also discussed with the department having over 800 hours at the end of 2010.  Salary Exempt vs. salary non-exempt was discussed. 

After a lengthy discussion the request died from lack of motion.

Transfer $1500.00 from 282-25300-000-282 Office Supplies/ Perpetuation Fund TO  282-11600-000-000 Clerical/Perpetuation Fund.

This was requested to file records and get ready to shred old records.

Clerk McCoy was questioned if she would have money in the supplies to cover the year if these funds were transferred.  She advised the funds were not there at the present time but would soon be received.

Councilmember McDonald moved to approve the request with a second from Councilmember Kaiser.  Vote was 3 yes and 3 no with 1 member absent.

TRANSFERS OF FUNDS (NO Council Approval)

Office      Amount       From/number                                To/number

Assessor       $50.00         100-32800-000-011/meetings       100-32200-000-011/dues

Recorder      $20.00          100-32800-000-006/meetings       100-32200-000-006/dues

Sheriff     $1692.00   100-19999-000-014/longevity-Gray      100-18400-000-014/ matron

Sheriff     $3609.00   100-15299-000-007/longevity -Hswrth 100-11500-000-007/deputy

Sheriff     $3609.00   100-15099-000-007/longevity-Smith    100-11400-000-007/deputy

Sheriff     $5763.00   100-14999-000-007/longevity-Holt       100-11300-000-007/deputy

Sheriff     $1692.00   100-14699-000-007/longevity-Bradley 100-11800-000-007/deputy

Sheriff     $4336.00   100-14599-000-007/longevity-Pippen   100-11900-000-007/chf dpy

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS:

Clerk:  Ms. McCoy

Appropriate $10,600.00 from 100-11600-000-001 County General-Scanning and filing in clerk’s office

She also discussed the additional appropriation request for $10,600.00 for clerical to do filing and scanning.  Councilmember Armbrecht questioned how much time could be freed up if the transfer from Gavel to CSI was complete and if the additional would be needed once this is complete.  Council President Smith advised the $5800.00 was budgeted to provide funds for the transfer from Gavel to CSI only.  The Council  determined they would like to talk with the judges and do some research before they made a decision.  With no further discussion Councilmember McDonald moved to table the request until the next meeting with a second from Councilmember Dunbar.  The motion passed with 6 yes and 1 absent

Highway:  Commissioner Busching

Appropriate $817.43 from 508-32770-000-052 for SISWD.  Balance of money in this account.

Councilmember Dunbar moved to approve with a second from Councilmember Dramann.  The motion passed with 5 yes 1 abstain and 1 absent

Appropriate $40,000.00 for 201-28600-000-026 Salt for additional salt purchases

Appropriate $20,000.00 for 201-28800-000-026 Cinders for additional cinder purchases

Councilmember Dunbar moved to approve with a second from Councilmember Kaiser.  The motion passed with 6 yes and 1 absent.

Appropriate $600,000.00 for 100-37800-000-018 Contract Services for Annex expenses

Councilmember Armbrecht moved to approve with a second from Councilmember Kaiser.  The motion passed with 6 yes and 1 absent.

Health Dept.:  Ms. Pat Thomas

Appropriate $20535.00 from 340-43150-000-340 H1N1Comm. Eq.

Appropriate $1725.00 from 340-29551-000-340 H1N1 Operation Supplies

Appropriate $38,511.00 from 340-49000-000-340 H1N1 Storage Eq. & transport Eq.

Appropriate $700.00 from 340-25309-000-340 H1N1 Office Supplies

Appropriate $500.00 from 340-34800-000-340  H1N1Travel Expenses

Councilmember Armbrecht moved to approve with a second from Councilmember Kaiser.  The motion passed with 6 yes and 1 absent.

Appropriate $400.00 from 331-13300-000-331 Group Insurance

Councilmember Armbrecht moved to approve with a second from Councilmember Dunbar.  The motion passed with 6 yes and 1 absent.

OLD BUSINESS:

Councilmember Armbrecht explained the problem that had occurred with the County Health Nurse Salary Ordinance and advised he had worked with the Health Department and they would be correcting the Salary Ordinance paperwork.  An additional appropriation would then be submitted.

The 911 Fund reduction of income was discussed as well as the current legislation about the housing of prisoner reimbursements.

NEW BUSINESS:

LLC-Ms. Paula Goodpaster

Ms. Goodpaster appeared to present the budget for the Local Coordinating Council and a description of the organization’s operation.  She provided the Council with a copy of the 2100 Operating Budget

PUBLIC COMMENT:  NONE

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  Mr. Jeff Volz—Absent

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE—Mr. Edward Armbrecht—None

E911 ADVISORY BOARD:  Ms. Juanita Kaiser—None

SEI REGIONAL PLANNING COMM.—Ms. Dephane Smith—None

GRANTS COMMITTEE –Ms. Dephane Smith—None   

SOLID WASTE DISTRICT—Mr. Donald Dunbar—Still working on addition

EMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE—Mr. Bill McDonald--None

With no further business to come before the Council a motion was made by Councilmember Dunbar to adjourn.  A second was made by Councilmember Kaiser and the motion passed with 6 yes and 1 absent.

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