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DEPHANE SMITH , PRESIDENT

5796 E. CO. RD. 475 N.

MILAN, IN 47031

(812) 654-2619

 

DONALD DUNBAR

829 E. BEECH

P.O. BOX 122

OSGOOD, IN 47037

(812) 689-4406

 

 

MARK BUSCHING

608 CLEARVIEW LANE

VERSAILLES, IN  47042

(812) 689-7119

 

 

BEN PEETZ

9570 N. COUNTY RD. 250 W

BATESVILLE, IN  47006

(812) 852-4573

 

JUANITA (DEE DEE) KAISER

418 PLEASANT VIEW LANE

BATESVILLE, IN 47006

(812) 934-4899

 

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

 

2008 Council meeting schedule

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

TUESDAY JANUARY 22, 2008

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2008

MONDAY MARCH 17, 2008

MONDAY APRIL 21, 2008

MONDAY MAY 19, 2008

MONDAY JUNE 16, 2008

MONDAY JULY 21, 2008

MONDAY AUGUST 18, 2008

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2008

MONDAY OCTOBER 20, 2008

MONDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2008

MONDAY DECEMBER 15, 2008

 

Unapproved Council Meeting Minutes for May 19, 2008

 

May 19, 2008

 

The Ripley County Council met on Monday, May 19th, 2008 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, David Simon, Juanita Kaiser, Mark Busching, Ben Peetz and Edward Armbrecht were in attendance.

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

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

Council Member Kasier made a motion to approve the minutes for the April 21st, 2008 Council meeting seconded by Council Member Dunbar. Motion approved by Kaiser, Dunbar, Simon, Busching, Smith and Peetz.  Council Member Armbrecht abstained.

Additional Appropriations:

Commissioner Reiners presented a request of an additional appropriation of $60,000 from Acct# 278-32490-000-278 EDIT for salt and cinders. (Supplies depleted during bad winter conditions). After a long discussion the council members denied the additional appropriation from EDIT and suggested that they do a transfer in the EDIT fund. Council Member Kaiser made a motion to transfer $60,000 from Fund# 278-33345-000-278 Economic Development Fund/EDIT to Fund# 278-28652-000-278 Salt & Cinders/EDIT seconded Council Member Dunbar. Motion approved by Smith, Kaiser, Simon, Busching, Peetz & Dunbar. Council Member Armbrecht voted against.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $1050 from Acct# 217-32520-000-217 Local Roads & Streets (Reimbursement from Clerk’s Office for work done) seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved unanimously.

Transfer:

Council Member Peetz made a motion to approve a transfer of $2,450 from Acct# 201-32545-000-026 Concrete to Acct#201-43100-000-027 Equipment seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to take off the table from last meeting (4/21/08) the Ripley County Community Foundation/Endowment Fund Check seconded by Council Member Dunbar. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Dunbar made a motion to table the Ripley County Community Foundation Endowment Fund Check after a long discussion to the meeting in June seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Peetz made a motion to approve the Library Capital Project Plan for 2009-2010-2011 presented by Andrea Ingmire, Osgood Library Director seconded by Council Member Armbrecht. Motion approved unanimously.

Tom Gray, Family Connections updated the Council Members on the Family Connections and requested for funding of ($15,000) for 2009. This would be a raise of 3% for 2009.

Shannon Schmaltz, Probation Department presented a request to remove the Court Order Testing Fund from the tax base and create a new fund that will be a self-sustaining non-tax base fund, supported through the collections of drug screen fees. Council Member Peetz made a motion to have Attorney Comer prepare the Ordinance seconded by Council Member Dunbar. Motion approved unanimously.

Auditor McCoy presented 2007/2008 Compliance with Statement of Benefits Real Estate Improvements for Wagner Truss Manufacturing, Inc. Council Member Peetz made a motion to approve the Wagner Truss Manufacturing’s Compliance with Statement of Benefits For Real Estate(CF-1/RE ( 2007/2008 Abatements) seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Auditor McCoy advised the Council Members that the Treasurer/Auditor would be paying off the Ripley County Jail Bonds at a cost of $789,152.26.

Council Member Peetz made a motion to adopt the Ordinance of Ripley County Council to Terminate Funds and Transfer Balances To Home Incarceration/Work Release Fund (Following funds abolished and accounts transferred to Home Incarceration and Work Release Fund # 308/ Home Incarceration Fund#289, Sheriff Improvement Fund# 291, Community Transition Program Fund# 332 & Adult Detention Fund# 333) for Sheriff’s Department seconded by Council Member Dunbar. Motion approved unanimously.

Committee Reports:

Economic Development-Edward Armbrecht-nothing

Technology Committee- Edward Armbrecht-Meeting on Tuesday, May 20th

E911 Advisory Board-Ben Peetz-nothing

SEI Regional Planning Committee-Dephane Smith-nothing

Grants Committee—Dephane Smith- 2 EMS Vehicles

Solid Waste District-Donald Dunbar-Meeting Thursday, May 22nd/ New building in JPG, Bids in July

EMS Advisory Committee-David Simon-Nothing

Welfare Committee-Juanita Kaiser-No meeting

Council Member Peetz made a motion to adjourn until the next meeting on Monday, June 16th, 2008 seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

 

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