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 06/14/05

June 14, 2005

The Ripley County Council met on Tuesday, June 14thth, 2005 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

Donald Dunbar, Ripley County Council President called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00 PM with Council Members Dephane Smith, David Simon, William Dramann, Mark Busching, Ben Peetz, Donald Dunbar & Edward Armbrecht in attendance.

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

Neil Comer, Ripley County Attorney, was present to advise the Council.

Council Member Armbrecht made the motion to approve the minutes of the April 19th  & May 5th 2005 meeting seconded by Council Member Dramann. Motion approved. Dramann abstained due to not being present on April 19th & Peetz abstained due to not being present on May 5th.

Additional Appropriations:

Council Member Armbrecht made the motion to approve the additional appropriation of $22,992 from Re-Assessment Fund # 295-11311-000-046 /Shawna Bushhorn (to correct Budget error) seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made the motion to approve the additional appropriation of $3,797.94 from Cumulative Bridge Fund # 203-29400-000-033 /Highway Department seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Smith made the motion to approve the additional appropriation of $44,245 from Drug Free Fund #276-37550-000-276 /Sandy Howard seconded by Council Member Dramann. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Dramann made the motion to approve the additional appropriation of $69.56 from Environmental Travel Fund #214-34803-000-035,  $576.08 from Environmental Travel Fund #214-34802-000-034 & $220 from Environmental Registrations & Conference Fee Fund # 214-32720-000-034 /Pat Thomas seconded by Council Member Smith. Motion approved unanimously.

Transfers:

Council Member Smith made a motion to approve the transfer of $1,604.35 from Fund # 214-11161-000-035/Public Health Nurse/Part Time Nurse to Fund # 214-36450-000-035 Public Nurse/Professional Liability/ Pat Thomas seconded by Council Member Dramann. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Peetz made the motion to approve the transfer of $1,230.76 from Fund # 277-13300-000-045/Group Insurance to Fund #277-11260-000-045 Communication Director/ $1,013.96 from Group Insurance Fund# 277-13300-000-045  to Fund# 277-11261-000-045  911/Communication Assistant Director/ $934.80 From Group Insurance Fund # 277-13300-000-045 to Fund # 277-17307-000-045 Telecommunication Fund  and $954.04 From Group Insurance Fund # 277-13300-000-045 to Fund # 277-17308-000-045 seconded by  Council Member Smith. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Smith made the motion to transfer $5,000 from Capital Outlay to Fund#  100-32395-000-001 Services Charges/ $600 from  Service & Charges to Fund #   100-99901-000-001 Capital Outlay/ Clerk, Ripley Circuit Court  and $250 from Supplies to Fund #100-34200-000-010 Service & Charges / $150 from Supplies to Fund #100-32200-000-010 Services & Charges seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously. (Corrections done to correct Budget Errors)

Judy Schebler, 911 Coordinator advised the council members that she would like to raise the 911 surcharge from $1.50 to $1.75 Schebler advised that if this passed she could take a person from county general budget and put into the 911 budget. Council Member Peetz advised that the 911 board were unanimous in their support of the raise to the surcharge and Commissioner Reiners advised that the commissioners had also agreed to the surcharge raise. Council Member Armbrecht suggested that the council wait until the budget is done for 2006 to vote on this change in the surcharge. After a short discussion Council Member Smith made the motion to raise the surcharge from $1.50 to $1.75 seconded by Council Member Peetz. Council Members Dunbar, Peetz, Smith & Simon voted to raise the 911 surcharge and Council Members Armbrecht & Busching voted against with Council Member Dramann abstaining.  Ordinance #2005-7 didn’t pass due to a 4 to 2 vote.

Schebler also updated the council members on the current radio system and the problems that they are experiencing. Schebler advised that she would like to have the consent from the council to proceed on getting a new radio system with money from the refund from the State. Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to direct the Auditor to advertise the additional appropriation for the radio system seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved unanimously.

Mary Ann Wiggers, Ripley County Economic Development Board updated the council members on the progress of the Versailles State Park Inn. Wiggers ask the council for their support and to consider property tax abatement for the new Inn at the Versailles State Park. Council Member Simth made a motion to support the Inn project at the Versailles State Park seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved unanimously.

Sally Morris, Ripley County Community Foundation presented the council with their annual interest check of $10,954.17 from the county’s endowment fund.  Council Member Busching made a motion to table giving back the interest check to the Ripley County Endowment Fund until after the budget time seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Lifetime Resources presented a request that the council keep them in mind for the 2006 budget.

Scott Melling, EMS Director and workers did a presentation for the council members on the EMS System. Several citizens signed the (Save the Paramedics) petition to the County Public Servants (County Commissioners & County Council) to do what is needed to keep this service.

Council Member Armbrecht had some concerns as to what has happened with the lumber from the Busching Bridge Project and was advised that several had purchased the lumber.

Committee Reports

Economic Development –Mark Busching-meeting changed to a night meeting, talking to Plastic Molding in Osgood & UPS/Commissioners.

Technology Committee – Edward Armbrecht –No meeting

E911 Advisory Board – Benjamin Peetz-No Report

SEI Regional Planning Committee – Dephane Smith – No Report

Grants Committee – Donald Dunbar – Grants for Early warning system & radio equipment.

Solid Waste District – Donald Dunbar – No meeting

EMS Advisory Committee – Dephane Smith –nothing

Welfare Committee-William Dramann-presented a report for review.

Council Member Smith made a motion to adjourn until the next regular meeting on Tuesday, July 19th, 2005 seconded by Council Member Dramann.  Motion approved unanimously.

 

 

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