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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

 

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

 

2007 Council meeting schedule

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

TUESDAY JANUARY 16, 2007

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2007 CANCELLED

THURSDAY MARCH 1, 2007

MONDAY APRIL 16, 2007

MONDAY MAY 21, 2007

MONDAY JUNE 18, 2007

MONDAY JULY 16, 2007

MONDAY AUGUST 20, 2007

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2007

MONDAY OCTOBER 15, 2007

MONDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2007

MONDAY DECEMBER 17, 2007

 

Unapproved Council Meeting Minutes for March 1, 2007

 

March 1, 2007

The Ripley County Council met on Thursday, March 1st, 2007 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, Ben Peetz, Edward Armbrecht, Mark Busching and Juanita Kaiser were present for the council meeting. Dephane Smith was not in attendance.

Auditor McCoy acted as clerk taking minutes for the Council.

Neil Comer, Attorney was present at the council meeting to answer legal matters.

Council Member Busching made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 16th, 2007 Council meeting seconded by Council Member Smith.  Motion approved unanimously.

Donald Dunbar, President of Council updated the council members on the outcome of the Belterra action that had taken place.  Dunbar advised that Belterra’s annual liability to the counties shall not exceed $1 million and that Crawford, Ripley County will get 25% and Jefferson County would get 50% of the revenue. If the amount of Belterra’s adjusted gross receipts falls below $160 million for any calendar year (January 1 through December 31), then  in  the next calendar year, Belterra’s payments into the Regional Revenue Sharing fund shall equal 0.17 percent of adjusted gross receipts in that year.  If Belterra’s adjusted gross receipts increase to $160 million or more in any subsequent calendar year, then in the next year, Belterra’s payments into the fund shall equal 0.257 percent of adjusted gross receipts for the year. Comer advised that the new agreement needs to be signed by the end of March 2007.  Dunbar advised that he felt that the Towns and City share part of the cost to fight this action. Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to notify Towns and City about paying a part of the cost of this action seconded by Council Member Smith. Motion approved unanimously.

Additional Appropriations:

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $25,000 Fund#216-37300-000-216/Belterra seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Peetz made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $11,300 Fund #222-49000-000-222 /Sales Disclosure Fund seconded by Council Member Busching. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Kaiser made the motion to approve the additional appropriation of $837 Fund #282-43500-000-282 Clerks Perpetuation Fund seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved unanimously. Additional Appropriation of $3,640 Fund#282-11300-000-282 & 282-11600-000-282 Clerk’s Perpetuation Fund for Salary was not approved by the Council Members.

Tom Grills, Ripley County Sheriff presented bills to be paid out of the Misdemeanor Fund and was advised that he had to file an appropriation for advertisement before they can be paid. Grills had concerns on the purchase of cars from cum cap fund and improvements that are needed at the jail.

Ted Spurlock, Rising Sun Regional Foundation presented the 2006 Annual Report to the Ripley County Council. Attorney Comer advised the Council Members that the Rising Sun Regional Foundation had grown from $19,200,000 to $280,000,000.

President Dunbar presented the new Council Meeting Schedule for 2007 for the Ripley County Council approval. After a long discussion Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to meet once a month on the 3rd Monday of the month starting with April 16, 2007 seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved by Five (5) members Peetz, Armbrecht, Simon, Kaiser and Busching. Donald Dunbar voted against.

Council Members would like a chart to be set up for the office holders to come to the council meetings during the year with information on what is going on in the offices.

Council Members agreed that all additional appropriations and transfers be in the Auditor’s Office a week before the meeting so that the agenda and the minutes can be sent to the council members at least one week before the meeting.

New Business:

Attorney Comer updated the council members on the Water District Meeting that Neil Comer and Chuck Folz had attended due to the need for water in Decatur County. Comer advised that he was not going to recommend doing the resolution on the water district till after he attends the meeting. Comer will report back to the council after the meeting.

Council Member Simon made a motion to appoint Dephane Smith to the Grants Committee seconded by Council Member Peetz.  Motion approved unanimously.

Committee Reports:

Economic Development- Edward Armbrecht-Sick/ Attorney Comer reported that the Ripley County Redevelopment Commission activated/ Amend the EDIT Plan

Technology Committee-Edward Armbrecht-Co Recorder changed Vendor/ Training Money/GIS Systems

E911 Advisory Board- Benjamin Peetz-No Meeting

SEI Regional Planning Committee-Dephane Smith-Not Present

Grants Committee-Donald Dunbar-Dunbar no longer on Grants Committee/Appointed Dephane Smith to Grant Committee

Solid Waste District- Donald Dunbar-Advised that they are building a new building at the Highway Garage

EMS Advisory Committee-Dephane Smith-Not Present

Welfare Committee-Juanita Kaiser –No Report

Council Member Peetz made a motion to adjourn until the next meeting on Monday, April 16th, 2007 @ 7:00PM seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

 

 

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