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

 

2005 Council meeting schedule

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

TUESDAY JANUARY 18, 2005

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2005

TUESDAY MARCH 15, 2005

TUESDAY APRIL 19, 2005

TUESDAY MAY 17, 2005

TUESDAY JUNE 21, 2005

TUESDAY JULY 19, 2005

TUESDAY AUGUST 16, 2005

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2005

TUESDAY OCTOBER 18, 2005

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2005

TUESDAY DECEMBER 20, 2005

 

Unapproved Council Meeting Minutes for 05/05/05

May 05, 2005

The Ripley County Council met on Thursday, May 5th, 2005 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles , Indiana to update the county office holders about on the 2006 budgets.

Donald Dunbar, Ripley County Council President called the meeting to order promptly at 4:30 PM with Council Members Dephane Smith, Mark Busching, Edward Armbrecht, David Simon, William Dramann & Donald Dunbar were in attendance. Ben Peetz was not present for this meeting.

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

Neil Comer, Ripley County Attorney, was not present.

Finance Committee consisting of Edward Armbrecht, Chairman, Mark Busching, Kelly Vollet, Robert Reiners, Mary Ann McCoy & Donald Dunbar met and came up with the following Budget recommendations for the 2006 Budget County General Fund.

Council Member Armbrecht (Finance Chairman) updated those present on the Receipts & Expenditures for the Year of 2005. Armbrecht advised that the adjusted cash balance would have been $2,988,106 / January 1st, 2005 (if all Property Taxes & License Excise Taxes had been colleted by December 31st). The total estimated cash receipts are $5,874,853 and estimated expenditures $6,795,686 (if each office holder’s budget is used for 2005) with a total estimated cash balance of $2,067,273. December 31st, 2005, this is a cash balance drop of $920,833. Armbrecht advised that the county can not continue to spend more than we receive each year. Armbrecht advised that the Finance Committee’s goal is to go with a 5% cut in each General Fund Budget’s for 2006, freeze the salaries for 2006, and other funds /departments will have to start picking up Health Insurance premiums.

Councilman Armbrecht made the motion to set a goal of 5% cut to all the County General Fund Budgets seconded by Councilman Busching. Motion approved unanimously.

Councilman Armbrecht made the motion that funds outside of the county general must contribute a minimum of 5% of their 2005 budget for Health Insurance seconded by Councilman Busching. Motion approved unanimously. 

Councilman Busching made the motion, no raise’s unless mandated by the IC. Code seconded by Councilman Smith. Motion approved unanimously.

Councilman Busching made the motion not to meet in May and move Council meeting to June 14th, 2005 seconded by Councilman Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Dramann made a motion to adjourn until the next regular meeting on Tuesday, June 14th, 2005 seconded by Council Member Simon.  Motion approved unanimously.

 

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