RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

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

 

WILLIAM H. DRAMANN

347 S. PARK AVE.

BATESVILLE, IN 47006

(812) 934-4280

 

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

 

2006 Council meeting schedule

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

TUESDAY JANUARY 17, 2006

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2006

TUESDAY MARCH 21, 2006

TUESDAY APRIL 18, 2006

TUESDAY MAY 16, 2006

TUESDAY JUNE 20, 2006

TUESDAY JULY 18, 2006

TUESDAY AUGUST 15, 2006

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2006

TUESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2006

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2006

TUESDAY DECEMBER 19, 2006

 

Unapproved Council Meeting Minutes for April 18, 2006

April 18, 2006

The Ripley County Council met on Tuesday, April 18th , 2006 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, Edward Armbrecht, William Dramann, Dephane Smith were present for the meeting. Ben Peetz and Mark Busching were not in attendance.

Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor, acted as clerk to the Council taking minutes for the meeting.

Neil Comer, Attorney was unable to attend this council meeting.

Council Member Smith made a motion to approve the minutes from the March 21st, 2006 meeting seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved by those present (Dramann, Dunbar, Simon, Smith and Armbrecht).  (Busching & Peetz were not in attendance.)

 

Additional Appropriations:

 

No Appropriations for this meeting.

 

Transfers:

Edward Armbrecht, Council Member presented a transfer to the council transferring $20,000 from Fund #293-49000-000-293 Riverboat Gaming Equipment to Fund # 293-44210-000-293 Riverboat Gaming Computer Hardware. Armbrecht advised the council members present that at this point in the county financial situation he felt that too much money has been spent on the new chairs for the commissionersí room. Armbrecht advised that the county office holders are trying to save money and that budgets were cut by 5%, no raises were given for 2006 unless  mandated by the state. Armbrecht recommended that this money be transferred from the Riverboat Equipment fund to the Riverboat Computer Hardware and if any money is needed from this fund they would need to come in front of the council for a transfer back to the equipment fund. Council Member Smith felt that if they could do this to the commissionersí budget then they could do this to any other budget in the county and she felt that they were raiding their budgets. Commissioner Reiners advised the council members that the chairs were purchased due to two people who had fallen out of the present chairs. Reiners advised that it is the duty of the commissioners to replace anything that is faulty. Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to transfer $20,000 from the Riverboat Gaming Equipment to Riverboat Gaming Computer Hardware. Motion died for a lack of second.

Old Business:

Council Member Smith made a motion to return the 5% distribution from the Ripley County Endowment Fund/Ripley County Community Foundation Inc. to the county endowment fund seconded by Council Member Armbrecht. Motion approved by those present.

 

Public Comment:

Commissioner Folz presented concerns on purchasing of defibrillators for the county at a cost of $1,200 each. Folz advised the council members that they are needed for the courthouse and the fairgrounds. Council Member Armbrecht questioned where the cost would be paid and training for the people who would use them. Sheriff Davison advised the council members that he had training done in house. Armbrecht suggested that the defibrillator be put in the budget for 2007 and other suggestion was to apply for a grant for the defibrillators.

 

New Business:

 

Council member Armbrecht made a motion to amend the agenda to let Sandy Howard address the council member about grant requests that were approved at their last meeting for the LCC seconded by Council Member Dramann. Motion approved unanimously. Sandy Howard presented grant requests from the County Local Coordinating Council of:

Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice:

$1,000 Ripley County Prosecutorís Office/Training

$2,000 Versailles Police Department/ Trailer for Presentations

Prevention/ Education:

$1,500 Prevent Child Abuse Ripley County/Operating Budget

$1,500 Family Connections/Tobacco Free Kids Program

$1,500 Batesville School Corporation/Choice Program

Intervention/Treatment:

$2,800 Ripley County Probation Office/ Juvenile Substance Abuse Ed.

$1,700 Safe Passage/ Training

$16,000 Operating Budget (to be equally disbursed from the three groups above)

Total $28,000

 

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the LCC grants for 2006 requested subject to advertising the additional appropriation if needed seconded Council Member Smith. Motion approved unanimously.

 

Council President Dunbar advised that the council will meet on Thursday, April 27th, 2006 at 10:00AM at the Annex building with all the office holders, department heads and financial committee to go over the County Financial situation for 2006/2007.

 

Committee Reports:

Economic Development-Edward Armbrecht-Property need for the new plant in Morris area and looking for a new EDD for Ripley County

Technology Committee-Edward Armbrecht-commissioners have approved GIS layers on web server/changing the maintenance agreement for Manatron/ authorized Kelly Vollet, Tech Director to purchase approx. $1,500 of equipment to finish the redundant fiber optic system 

E911 Advisory Board-Benjamin Peetz-nothing

SEI Regional Planning Committee-Dephane Smith-nothing

Grants Committee-Donald Dunbar-GIS System/Roads & Bridges for the Lawrenceburg Granting

Solid Waste District-Donald Dunbar-Meeting Thursday night

 EMS Advisory Committee-Dephane Smith-Meeting tomorrow night/meeting every 3 months

 Welfare Committee-William Dramann-financial report

 

Council Member Smith made a motion to adjourn until the next regular meeting on Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 @ 7:00PM seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved by those present.

 

 

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