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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 March 17, 2008

 

March 17, 2008

 

The Ripley County Council met on Monday, March 17th, 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, Mark Busching and Ben Peetz were in attendance. Council Member Armbrecht was not in attendance.

Amber May took minutes for the Council due to the absent of Auditor McCoy.

Neil Comer, County Attorney was present for the Council meeting to answer any legal questions.

Council Member Kaiser asked if she had misunderstood that the Coroner was to get a vehicle from the Sheriff Department. Council Member Smith advised that an additional was to be advertised if they decided to go with a different car. Commissioners advised that they had gotten the vehicle for the Coroner which the Sheriff had on hand.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the minutes for the February 19th 2008 Council meeting seconded by Council Member Dunbar. Motion approved by those present: Kaiser, Dunbar, Simon, Busching and Smith. Council Member Peetz abstained. Armbrecht wasn’t present.

Additional Appropriations:

Council Member Simon made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $1,139.80 from Fund# 294-44600-000-294 HAVA Title III (for Aluminum Poll Carts for HAVA Machines) seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Busching made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $800,000 Fund# 274-47550-000-274 Cum Cap Development (to pay off the Ripley County Jail/Jail Bonds) seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously. President Smith advised that the pay off for the jail is $775,000 principal and $2,534.34 interest. Council Member Dunbar stated that he would like to make sure that the funds are coming out of Fund# 293 Riverboat Gaming instead of any of the other riverboat funds.

Old Business:

Ron Buchanan, Ripley County Coroner advised the Council Members that he had gotten a van from the sheriff department. Buchanan advised that he didn’t need the additional of $18,000 at the present time but did need approximately $6,300 for phone, supplies, oil, tires, $200 to get the van properly marked, with cot figured in at $1,766 and $300 for cover at approx. cost of $6,350. Commissioner Reiners advised that the Commissioners had suggested that he check with some other companies concerning the price of the cot/cover. This will be discussed further at the April meeting.

Julie Brancamp, Ripley County Parks & Recreation presented 5 year plan and ask that the Council Members give their comments.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the schedule for the 2008 Council Meeting seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Reiners advised the Council Members that another round is coming up for grants to be given away from the city of Lawrenceburg. Commissioners are planning on going for a grant for the new annex and would like the approval of the Council. Commissioners were wondering about a yearly donation. Commissioners would like to test the waters and see if any thing is available for Ripley County. Attorney Comer advised that they might not get the grant because of the state but in turn that might help with getting the grant for the annex. Council Members agreed that it is OK to try and get the grant for the Ripley County Annex.

Attorney Comer presented an Ordinance to transfer funds to Fund # 308. Attorney Comer withdrew the ordinance and will get with Sheriff Grills about this Ordinance.

Cathy May presented posters of the role models for the anti tobacco and drugs that was funded by the Ripley County Tobacco & Cessation.

Committee Reports:

Economic Development-Edward Armbrecht-not present

Technology Committee- Edward Armbrecht-not present

E911 Advisory Board-Ben Peetz-nothing

SEI Regional Planning Committee-Dephane Smith-nothing

Grants Committee—Dephane Smith- 2 EMS Vehicles/Council will match the amount

Solid Waste District-Donald Dunbar-meeting on Thursday evening, March 20th, 2008

EMS Advisory Committee-David Simon-Nothing

Welfare Committee-Juanita Kaiser-State Determined Now

Attorney Comer advised that in Rising Sun, on the first weekend in April, a company will be coming in to create/cast a bell, polish/hang it on Sunday. This being a tribute to veterans, 50 will be placed throughout the nation. Comer advised that this is the first one to be done and will get a lot of attention.

Council Member Peetz made a motion to adjourn until the next meeting on Monday, April 21st, 2008 seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

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