RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS
DONALD DUNBAR, PRESIDENT
829 E. BEECH
P.O. BOX 122
608 CLEARVIEW LANE
VERSAILLES, IN 47042
5796 E. CO. RD.
MILAN, IN 47031
9570 N. COUNTY RD. 250 W
BATESVILLE, IN 47006
WILLIAM H. DRAMANN
347 S. PARK AVE.
DAVID C. SIMON
5127 W. COUNTY RD. 500 N.
OSGOOD, IN 47037
EDWARD L. ARMBRECHT
1784 E. COUNTY RD. 800 S.
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.)
No Appropriations for this meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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
$1,500 Prevent Child Abuse Ripley County/Operating Budget
$1,500 Family Connections/Tobacco Free Kids Program
$1,500 Batesville School Corporation/Choice Program
$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)
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.
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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