RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL

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2010 Meeting Schedule

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

TUESDAY JANUARY 19, 2010

MONDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2010
MONDAY MARCH 15, 2010
MONDAY APRIL 19, 2010
MONDAY MAY 17, 2010
MONDAY JUNE 21, 2010
MONDAY JULY 19, 2010
MONDAY AUGUST 16, 2010
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
MONDAY OCTOBER 18, 2010
MONDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2010
MONDAY DECEMBER 20, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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         DAVID C. SIMON   

829 E. BEECH ST                                              5127 W COUNTY RD 500 N  

P.O. BOX 122                                                    OSGOOD, IN 47037

OSGOOD, IN 47037                                          (812) 689-5226                         

(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

for

Meeting April 19,2010

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

The Ripley County Council met on Monday, April 19, 2010 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, Bill Dramann, Juanita Kaiser, Bill Warren, David Simon, and Ed Armbrecht were in attendance.

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

Neil Comer, County Attorney was present for the Council meeting.

Council Member Dunbar made a motion to approve the minutes from the March 15, 2010 meeting, seconded by Council Member Simon.  Motion was approved unanimously.

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS:

Ripley County Commissioners:

$35,000.00 Acct#634-44210-000-000 RSRF Grant for new computers

To appropriate grant money for 70 new computers-- Council Member Dunbar made a motion to approve, seconded by Council Member Warren.  Motion was approved unanimously.

Ripley County Sheriff:

$25,000.00 Acct # 308-41000-000-308 Home Incarceration/ Work Release

Additional for new car—Council Member Warren made a motion to approve, seconded by Council Member Kaiser.  Motion was approved unanimously.

Ripley County Drug Free Community Fund:

$48,000.00 Acct # 276-37550-000-276 Drug Free Community Fund.  Request for 2010 budget for the Ripley County Local Coordinating Council Against Substance Abuse—Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve, seconded by Council Member Kaiser.  Motion  was approved unanimously.

Ripley County Recorder:

$30,000.00 Acct # 284-31005-000-000 Identification security

For scanning records from 1959-1985. Approximate # of images 103,040.  Importing all document records into database for back indexing and searching—Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve, seconded by Council Member Dramann. Motion was approved unanimously.

Ripley County Highway Department:

$201,000.00 Acct # 278-32520-000-278 EDIT- Bituminous

Additional requested for repair and maintenance of county roads

$49,500.00 Acct # 278-28650-000-278 EDIT- Salt and Cinders

Additional requested to replenish supply deficit caused by large snows in 2010 winter

$49,500.00 Acct # 278-32490-000-278 EDIT-Stone

Additional requested for repair and maintenance of county roads

Council Member Warren made a motion to approve all three requests, seconded by Council Member Kaiser.  Motion was approved unanimously.

Ripley County Clerk: Mary Ann McCoy

$3000.00 Acct # 282-11600-000-000 Clerk Perpetuation Fund

Additional to provide funds for clerical help to file records in storage at the Hunter building and the Clerk’s office.

Council Member Dunbar moved to take the request off the table, Council Member Kaiser seconded and motion was approved unanimously. 

Council Member Kaiser moved to approve the request, seconded by Council Member Warren.  Motion was approved with six for and 1 against (Council Member Armbrecht)

TRANSFERS:

Ripley County Coroner:

$500.00 Acct # 100-37800-000-010 Contractual Services to Acct # 100-36500-000-010 Other Supplies

To purchase biohazard supplies.

Ripley County Health Dept.:

$893.04 from Acct # 583-43800-000-583 BT Furniture & Fixtures To Acct # 583-43150-000-583 BT Communication Equipment

Purchase in the BT Communication Equipment Fund

These transfers had already been made since they were not required to have approval from County Council.

OLD BUSINESS:

Health Department salary increase for Clinic Assistant to $12.81 per hour.

Council Member Dunbar moved to take the salary ordinance off the table, seconded by Council Member Armbrecht.  Motion was passed unanimously.

Council Member Warren moved to increase the Clinic Assistant to $12.81 per hour retroactive to 1-1-2010.  Council Member Kaiser seconded and motion was approved unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS:

Geneen Ostendorf-CARE-County Animal Rescuers and Educators

Ms. Ostendorf advised their group was to stop abuse of animals and teach animal welfare.  The group is advocating an animal control officer and county owned shelter.  They ask the Council to look at next year’s budget and provide for this request.  She provided background of rabies and requested the animal control officer be certified.  She also advised the group would like to see mandatory sterilization of pets to help control the population.  She closed with a request for Council to consider their request for the future.

The Council signed appointment letter for the Ripley County Parks Board appointing Ms. Rachel Curl to the Board of Directors.

Motion was made by Council Member Kaiser and seconded by Council Member Armbrecht to sign the appointment of Ms. Connie Coyle to the Osgood Library Board.  Motion was unanimously approved.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The LOIT information was reviewed and it was decided it was not necessary at this time and it would be reviewed next year.

Commissioner Reiners advised the Council of the stage of the Annex proposal from Midwestern Engineering.  He advised these were needed to determine if the property can be used for an Annex.  He also advised the CFF had some funds available for handicap compliance in the building and that Rising Sun Regional Foundation may also have funds available.  Council Member stated he had discussed with Midwestern Engineering what they thought construction costs might be and they stated at this time they are seeing $125-135 per square foot.

Public Comment:

NONE

Committee Reports:

Economic Development-Mr. Jeff Volz ---No one present

Technology Committee- Mr. Ed Armbrecht—No Report

E911 Advisory Board- Mr. Ben Peetz—No one present

SEI Regional Planning Committee—MS. Dephane Smith-No Report

Commissioner Reiners advised that Catch- A –Ride advised the committee that they had a fleet of 56 vehicles that drove a total of 1,415,961 miles.   INDOT was also present and advised of changes to bridge inspection awards that now required scoring.  He stated that the cost of the bridge inspections was shared by the State (80%) and County (20%).

Grants Committee—Ms. Dephane Smith—No Report

Solid Waste District-Mr. Don Dunbar—Advised that the plans for the addition to the recycle building should be received in June, 2010.  Commissioner Reiners stated that it may be possible to receive funds for this from Rising Sun Regional Foundation.

EMS Advisory Board-Mr. David Simon—No Report

Council Member advised the Council they could go to the County web page and see all paid claims.

Council Member Dramann made a motion to adjourn until the next Council Meeting on May 17, 2010, seconded by Council Member Warren.  Motion was approved unanimously

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