RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL

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District 2

Dephane Smith, President

5796 E Co Rd 475 N

Milan, IN 47031

812-654-2619

 

District 1

Juanita (Dee Dee) Kaiser

418 Pleasant View Lane

Batesville, IN  47006

812-934-4899

 

At Large

Brenda Wetzler

413 E Fairground Ave

Osgood, IN  47037

 

At Large

Mark Horstman

13825 N Co Rd 775 E

Sunman, IN  47041

District 3

Bill McDonald, President Pro Tem

5756 W Fairground Rd

Osgood, IN  47037

812-689-6699

 

District 4

Edward L. Armbrecht

1784 E County Rd 800 S

Versailles, IN  47042

812-667-5690

 

At Large

Bill Warren

645 Columbia Avenue

Osgood, IN  47037

812-689-4427

2013 Meeting Schedule

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

Tuesday, January 22

Tuesday, February 19
Monday, March 18
Monday, April 15
Monday, May 20
Monday, June 17
Monday, July 15
Monday, August 19
Budget Hearings TBA
Monday, September 16
Monday, October 21
Monday, November 18
Monday, December 16

 

Council Meeting Minutes

Unofficial Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

The Ripley County Council met on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

Council President Ms. Dephane Smith opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.  Council Members Dephane Smith, Bill McDonald, Ed Armbrecht, Juanita Kaiser, Mark Horstman and Brenda Wetzler were in attendance.   Councilman Warren was absent until the start of Transfers and Appropriations.  Also in attendance were Attorney Ertel and Auditor Wagner.

Approval of the minutes from the April 15, 2013 meeting:

Council Member Wetzler moved to approve the minutes with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  The motion passed with 6 yes.  Council Member Warren was absent until the start of Transfers and Appropriations.

TRANSFERS:  Council Approval Needed

Highway:

$14,999.00 FROM #1135-32560-000-0033 Equipment Rental TO #1135-32590-000-0033 Repair to Bridges

This is needed to obtain core samples for a bridge that needs repair.

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve with a second from Council Member Wetzler.  The motion passed with 7 yes.

Surveyor:

$1600.00 FROM #1202-37800-000-0253 Surveyor Perpetuation Fund Contractual Services  TO #1202-11600-000-0253 Surveyor Perpetuation Fund Clerical

Transfers funds to pay for part time help while employee recovers from broken shoulder and ankle.

Council Member Kaiser moved to approve with a second from Council Member Horstman.  The motion passed with 7 yes.

Sheriff:

$4100.00 FROM #1175-36103-000-0210 Repairs TO #1175-34200-000-0210

#3500.00 FROM #1175-25300-000-0210 Office Supplies TO #1175-34200-000-0210 Radio Repair

Both transfers are to pay for new mobile radios.

Council Member Wetzler moved to approve both requests with a second from Council Member Warren.  The motion passed with 6 yes.

Sheriff:

$3000.00 FROM #1110-37501-000-0014 Meals for Prisoners TO # 1110-32410-000-0014  Transfer funds to pay for out of county housing of inmates.

Council Member Kaiser moved to approve the request with a second from Council Member Warren.  The motion passed with 7 yes.

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS:

Health:

$18,280.00 From #8118-43150-000-0583  To purchase equipment from  bioterrorism for the health department.

Council Member McDonald moved to approve with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  The motion passed with 7 yes.

Health:

$390.00 From #8118-29551-000-0583  Additional bioterrorism funds needed.

This request was withdrawn per instruction of MS. Holly Rose and Mr. Tony Schneider.

Probation:

$17986.51 From #1001-13300-000-021 County General to pay for additional group insurance premiums for additional hire

$8843.37 From #1001-13300-000-0021 County General to pay for additional insurance premiums for probation officer not on group before.

$5395.95 From # 2000-13300-000-0040 Adult Probation for group insurance

$749.44 FROM # 2102-13300-000-0334 Adult Adm. Fees Group Insurance

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve the request with a second from Council Member Horstman.  The motion passed with 7 yes.

$15000.00 From # 2101-32395-000-000 Ripley County Substance Abuse Outpatient Program Fund to pay program fees.

Council Member Horstman moved to approve the request along with the budget proposed with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  The motion passed with 7 yes.

Delaware Fire Dept:

$400,000.00 From #9122-49500-000-0000  Grant funds for the Delaware Fire Department Grant

Council Member Wetzler moved to approve the request with a second from Council Member Warren.  The motion passed with 7 yes.

OLD BUSINESS:

None

NEW BUSINESS:

Council Member Wetzler notified the Osgood Redevelopment Board recommended her for the board.  Council Member Warren moved to appoint Ms. Brenda Wetzler with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  The motion passed with 6 yes and Council Member Wetzler abstaining.

Council Member Wetzler then discussed the need for job descriptions for county employees which was stressed at the newly elected officials training she and Council Member Horstman had attended.  This would limit the county’s liability in the future if any employment claims would arise.

Council Member Armbrecht moved to allow Council Member Wetzler to continue with the program.  Council Member McDonald seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

Auditor Wagner presented an e-mail from GFC-Mr. Frank Cummings about the procedure to raise the Cum Cap Development rate if desired.  No action was taken at this time.

Auditor Wagner presented the information on the wheel tax for Council consideration.  Council Member McDonald moved to NOT have a wheel tax for the county at this time.  Council Member Armbrecht seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

Ms. Shawna Joseph and Mr. George Bultman appeared to request funds from EDIT be used for repairs and grounds at the Park.  They advised vandalism was a huge problem and requested cameras be installed to try to stop the vandalism.

Council Member Armbrecht advised if they had quotes or amounts they could vote on a transfer even though one had not yet been submitted by them.  They advised they did not have the quotes yet and will bring them to the next meeting.

Mr. Brian Ahaus appeared to request the Council sign the Tax Abatement for Ertel Cellars  Winery, Inc.  Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve the request with a second from Council Member Wetzler.  The motion passed with 7 yes.

Council Member Armbrecht spoke on the funds recovered from Northern Clearing for the use of the Sheriff vehicles.  These funds cannot be appropriated out of County General back to the Garage & Motors line item of the Sheriff budget as they are not CAGIT funds that are funding the Sheriff budget.  Only CAGIT funds can be used for those line items and cannot be co-mingled with other funds.

OTHER INFORMATION: NONE

PUBLIC COMMENT: NONE

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  Mr. Jeff Volz—Absent

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE: Edward Armbrecht--None

E911 ADVISORY BOARD:  Ms. Juanita Kaiser—None

SEI REGIONAL PLANNING COMM.—Ms. Juanita Kaiser—None

GRANTS COMMITTEE –Ms. Dephane Smith—None

SOUTHEAST INDIANA RECYCLING—Mr. Bill McDonald—None  

EMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE—Mr. Bill McDonald—None

With no further business to come before the Council a motion was made by Council Member McDonald to adjourn.  A second was made by Council Member Warren and the motion passed with 7 yes. 

 

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