RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL

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District 2

Dephane Smith, President

5796 E Co Rd 475 N

Milan, IN 47031

812-654-2619

 

District 1

Juanita (Dee Dee) Kaiser

418 Pleasant View Lane

Batesville, IN  47006

812-934-4899

 

At Large

Brenda Wetzler

413 E Fairground Ave

Osgood, IN  47037

 

At Large

Mark Horstman

13825 N Co Rd 775 E

Sunman, IN  47041

District 3

Bill McDonald, President Pro Tem

5756 W Fairground Rd

Osgood, IN  47037

812-689-6699

 

District 4

Edward L. Armbrecht

1784 E County Rd 800 S

Versailles, IN  47042

812-667-5690

 

At Large

Bill Warren

645 Columbia Avenue

Osgood, IN  47037

812-689-4427

2013 Meeting Schedule

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

Tuesday, January 22

Tuesday, February 19
Monday, March 18
Monday, April 15
Monday, May 20
Monday, June 17
Monday, July 15
Monday, August 19
Budget Hearings TBA
Monday, September 16
Monday, October 21
Monday, November 18
Monday, December 16

 

Council Meeting Minutes

Unofficial Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

The Ripley County Council met on Monday, April 15, 2013 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

Council President Ms. Dephane Smith opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.  Council Members Dephane Smith, Bill McDonald, Ed Armbrecht, Juanita Kaiser, Bill Warren, Mark Horstman and Brenda Wetzler were in attendance.   Also in attendance were Attorney Ertel and Auditor Wagner.

Approval of the minutes from the March 18, 2013 meeting:

Council Member McDonald moved to approve the minutes with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  The motion passed with 6 yes.  Council Member Wetzler abstained as she was absent for that meeting.

TRANSFERS:  Council Approval Needed

NONE

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS:

Veterans:

$1649.39 From #9117-31100-000-000 RCCF-Military Service Fund for Veterans Assistance

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  The motion passes with 7 yes.

EMA:

$3753.05  From #8123-43750-000-0593 Homeland Security Equipment for claims that are part of the Competitive Grant Agreement

Council Member McDonald moved to approve with a second from Council Member Horstman.  The motion passed with 7 yes.

Sheriff:

$10,000.00 From # 4009-37800-000-000 Sheriff Sales to pay for claims for Sheriff sales for the 2013 year.

Council Member Warren moved to approve with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  The motion passed with 7 yes.

OLD BUSINESS:

None

NEW BUSINESS:

Sheriff:

Chief Deputy Pippin spoke on the issue of narrow banding of the hand held radios for the Sheriff Department.  There were several that were too old to change over and he was asking for help in the procedure to request new radios.  Cost to purchase 22 new 5 watt radios with equipment such as chargers was quoted at $7538.00.  He was advised to request an appropriation from County Misdemeanant Funds for the next meeting.

Solid Waste:

Mr. Aaron Bell appeared to give the Council the Annual Report for 2012.  He reviewed the increase in use of Solid Waste and what the goals were for 2013.  The program has become very successful.

Area Planning:

Mr. Tad Brinson appeared to request the funds received by Area Planning from the Harrison County Tornado Fund be used to purchase a color copier and maintenance contract. 

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve the request subject to an appropriation being submitted with a second from Council Member Horstman.  The motion passed with 7 yes.

Probation:

Chief Probation Officer-Mr. Shannon Schmaltz-appeared to advise the Council a mistake had been made on the Salary Ordinance for 2013 for the Adult Community Service Director (18701).  He requested the hourly rate of pay be corrected to $29.39.

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve the request with a second from Council
Member Wetzler.  The motion passed with 7 yes.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Commissioner Reiners advised the Council the health insurance for the county’s 6-1-2013 would increase between 9.4% and 9.8%.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Ms. Kim Jolly invited the Council to the Soil and Water meeting at the Osgood Grub May 2, 2013 at 6:00pm.

Chief Deputy Pippin also stated the pharmaceuticals could be dropped off at the Sheriff Department 24 hours a day and that they had increased significantly.

Council Member Armbrecht spoke on the House and Senate Bill for Road Funding.  He advised the House Bill was more favorable than the Senate Bill.  The Senate Bill required that a wheel tax or License excise tax surcharge be adopted or the county would loose all funding.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  Mr. Jeff Volz—Absent

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE: Edward Armbrecht--None

E911 ADVISORY BOARD:  Ms. Juanita Kaiser—None

SEI REGIONAL PLANNING COMM.—Ms. Juanita Kaiser—Commissioner Reiners advised the concentration now is on Brownfields and Roads.

GRANTS COMMITTEE –Ms. Dephane Smith—None

SOUTHEAST INDIANA RECYCLING—Mr. Bill McDonald—None  

EMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE—Mr. Bill McDonald—None

With no further business to come before the Council a motion was made by Council Member Horstman to adjourn.  A second was made by Council Member Kaiser and the motion passed with 7 yes.

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