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 Monday, March 21, 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, Bill Warren, Bill McDonald and Edward Armbrecht were also in attendance.   Council Member Juanita Kaiser was absent.

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

The minutes from February 23, 2010 were approved with 5 yes – 1 absent (Kaiser) and Councilmember Warren abstaining) by a motion from Council Member Armbrecht and a second from Council Member McDonald. 

TRANSFER OF FUNDS REQUIRING COUNCIL APPROVAL: None

TRANSFERS OF FUNDS (NO Council Approval):  None

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS:

Clerk:  Ms. McCoy

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

This request had been tabled at the previous meeting and a motion to take it off the table was made by Council Member Dunbar and seconded by Council Member Armbrecht.  Vote was 5 yes and 1 absent (Kaiser)

Ms. McCoy provided information to Council Member Warren due to his absence at the previous meeting.  She advised of the additional filings in the office for 2010 vs 2009.  She presented information she had obtained from other counties on their use of CSI.

When she was finished committee member Bill McDonald spoke and advised the committee of Bill McDonald, Edward Armbrecht, and Juanita Kaiser had researched other counties as well to see if they had added additional personnel due to scanning of the CSI system and the change over from Gavel to CSI.  He reported their findings were that most did not add anyone and only used part time help to make the changeover.  Their recommendation was to not approve the request of additional funds. 

At that time Council Member Armbrecht moved to deny the request.  Council Member Dramann seconded and the vote to deny was 5 yes and 1 no (Warren) and 1 absent (Kaiser)

Commissioners:

Appropriate $12,355.00 from #539-49000-000-000 :  the RSRF grant for the walk-in freezer

Appropriate $50,000.00 from #540-37800-000-000:  the RSRF grant for help with the engineering fees for the annex

Council Member Dunbar moved to approve both of these requests with a second from Council Member Armbrecht.  Vote was 6 yes with 1 absent(Kaiser)

OLD BUSINESS:

Health Department:  Nurse Salary Ordinance

The corrected salary ordinance for the county nurse was presented to correct the error in budgets.

Council Member Dramann moved to approve the ordinance correction with a second from Council Member Armbrecht.  Motion passed with 5 yes, 1 abstaining (McDonald), and 1 absent (Kaiser)

7:25:03  County Attorney Ertel advised the Council he, Commissioner Reiners  and Council Person Dephane Smith had talked with Ms. Juanita Bauer about purchasing her property and she agreed to enter negotiations.  He advised that at the next meeting he would have a Resolution prepared for the Council to approve.  Assessor Bushhorn advised she could provide a list of names of appraisers for the Council and Ms. Bauer to choose from for an appraisal.

Council Member Armbrecht brought up the information received from Judge Taul on the State reimbursement for class C and above felonies when public defenders were used.  County Attorney Ertel stated he had obtained some information but wanted to contact some counties using the program before making a decision.  He is to present findings at the next meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENT:  NONE

COMMITTEE REPORTS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  Mr. Jeff Volz—Absent

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE—Mr. Edward Armbrecht—None

E911 ADVISORY BOARD:  Ms. Juanita Kaiser—Absent

SEI REGIONAL PLANNING COMM.—Ms. Dephane Smith—advised the group was trying to cut expenses.

GRANTS COMMITTEE –Ms. Dephane Smith—Commissioner Reiners advised the county had applied for a grant from Lawrenceburg for the annex.  Also applications will be prepared for CFF grants.

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 McDonald to adjourn.  A second was made by Councilmember Dramann and the motion passed with 6 yes and 1 absent (Kaiser)

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