RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL

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2009 Meeting Schedule

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

TUESDAY JANUARY 12, 2009

MONDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2009
MONDAY MARCH 16, 2009
MONDAY APRIL 20, 2009
MONDAY MAY 18, 2009
MONDAY JUNE 15, 2009
MONDAY JULY 20, 2009
MONDAY AUGUST 17, 2009
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
MONDAY OCTOBER 19, 2009
MONDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2009
MONDAY DECEMBER 21, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

April 20, 2009

Minutes prepared by MaryAnn McCoy, Ripley County Auditor

 

The Ripley County Council met on Monday, April 20th 2009 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, Juanita Kaiser, Donald Dunbar, David Simon, Bill Dramann, Ed Armbrecht and Bill Warren were in attendance.

Mary Ann McCoy, Ripley County Auditor took the minutes for the Council Meeting.

Neil Comer, County Attorney was present for the Council meeting to answer any legal questions.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the Council minutes from the March 16, 2009 meeting seconded by Council Member Kaiser.  Motion approved by Kaiser, Dunbar, Simon, Dramann, Smith, Warren and Armbrecht.

Appropriations:

Council Member Dunbar made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $9,314.51 Acc#201-32550-000-026 Highway/Road signs for Ripley County Commissioners/Robert Reiners seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $5,000 Acc#629-49560-000-629 Lighting project/Ripley County Park & Recreation/ Melvin Meisberger seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $18,746.67 Acc#27637550-000-276 Drug Free Community Fund/ 2009 Administrative Budget & Grant awards for Ripley County LLC/Paula Goodpaster seconded by Council Member Warren. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $2,300 Acc#213-31001-000-055 Emergency Medical Service/grant for medical equipment for Ripley County EMS/Scott Huffman seconded by Council Member Dramann. Motion approved unanimously.

Transfer:

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the transfer of $50,000 from Acc #201-28900-000-027 Gas, Oil & Lubricates to Acc#201-43100-000-027 Machinery & Equipment for Ripley County Highway/Robert Reiners seconded by Council Member Warren. Motion approved unanimously.

Old Business:

Thomas Grills, Ripley County Sheriff & Elaine A. Beaty, McCready & Keene, Inc Actuaries and Employee Benefit Consultant advised the Council Members that the sheriff would like to change the sheriff’s retirement from 8 years to 10 years from this date forward. All currents employees already employed would stay at the 8 years and this would only apply to the new employees. Merit Board has approved the change to10 years.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the increase to the vesting year from 8 years to 10 years for the sheriff’s retirement seconded by Council Member Warren. Motion voted to approve three (3) Council Members voted for the increase of investment time (Kaiser, Smith and Warren) and four (4) Council Members Dunbar, Simon, Armbrecht & Dramann voted against.   Motion did not pass.

Elaine A Beaty also updated the Council Members on the DROP Program for the Sheriff’s Department to freeze pension at the current salary rate with the total years of service plus the 32. Pension will be set aside for up to 24 checks and receive at the end of retirement. Council Member Dunbar made a motion to go with the DROP Program for the Sheriff’s Department (may choose up to 5 years) seconded by Council Member Dramann. Motion approved unanimously. Sheriff Grills will bring back to the May Council Meeting for the Council Members signature.

New Business:

Melvin Meisberger, Ripley County Park & Recreation updated the Council Members on a new project at the Ripley County Park/Fairgrounds. Meisberger advised that the Town of Osgood and the Ripley County Park Board would like to run a storm sewer along the fairground down Fairground Avenue to drain water off the race track and requested funds from the County to help with this project. Meisberger request $10,000 from the Endowment fund to help with the sewer project.

Committee Reports:

Economic Development-Jeff Volz-Nothing

Technology Committee- Edward Armbrecht-Vollet checking on prices for Copier for Prosecutor’s Office

E911 Advisory Board-Ben Peetz-nothing

SEI Regional Planning Committee- Dephane Smith- Stimulus Pkg.

Grants Committee—Dephane Smith/RSR-Integrator/ Old Jail Repairs

Solid Waste District-Donald Dunbar-Hired a new director/Aaron Bell

 EMS Advisory Committee-David Simon-Nothing                                                    

Council Member Dunbar made a motion to adjourn until the next Council Meeting on May 18th, 2009 seconded by Council Member Warren. Motion approved unanimously.

 

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