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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

 

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

 

2007 Council meeting schedule

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

TUESDAY JANUARY 16, 2007

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2007 CANCELLED

THURSDAY MARCH 1, 2007

MONDAY APRIL 16, 2007

MONDAY MAY 21, 2007

MONDAY JUNE 18, 2007

MONDAY JULY 16, 2007

MONDAY AUGUST 20, 2007

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2007

MONDAY OCTOBER 15, 2007

MONDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2007

MONDAY DECEMBER 17, 2007

 

Unapproved Council Meeting Minutes for July 16, 2007

 

July16, 2007

 

The Ripley County Council met on July 16th, 2007 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

Dephane Smith, Council Vice President called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00PM with the pledge of allegiance to the flag due to President Dunbar being absent. Council members Dephane Smith, David Simon, Edward Armbrecht, Juanita Kaiser, Mark Busching and Ben Peetz were present for the council meeting.  Donald Dunbar was not present.

Auditor McCoy acted as clerk taking minutes for the Council.

Neil Comer, Attorney was not present for the council meeting.

Council member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the minutes from June 18th, 2007 Council meeting seconded by Council member Kaiser.  Motion approved by those present/ Dephane Smith, David Simon, Edward Armbrecht, Juanita Kaiser, Mark Busching. Council Member Peetz abstained.

Additional Appropriations:

Council Member Armbrecht advised that the advertised additional appropriations for the S.I.S.W.D/Highway should be done as transfers from the Liability Insurance Fund. Council Members present agreed. (See transfers)

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $477,960 from Fund#201-32525-000-026 Major Moves Bituminous seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $40,000 from Fund# 284-26100-000-284/ Identification Security Protection Fund (to purchase new computer equipment & software) seconded by Council Member Armbrecht. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Simon made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $10,000 from Fund#425-36103-000-050 (repairs and maintenance) and $10,000 from Fund #425-47100-000-425 /Rising Sun Riverboat seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously. 

Sheriff Grills presented the Council Members a copy of the Commissary Fund report through June 30th, 2007.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the additional appropriation (pending water)  $1,590.10 from Fund# 291-36103-000-291/Sheriff Improvement Fund (lock repair), $60.43 from Fund# 291-33380-000-291 Sheriff Improvement Fund (Water), $82.85 from Fund#291-33800-000-291 Sheriff Improvement (Prisoner Transport),  $249.18 from Fund#291-33190-000-291/ Sheriff Improvement (Cooks’ uniforms & kitchen mats), $1,703.86 from Fund#291-36104-000-291/Sheriff Improvement (Maintenance & Repairs) and $341.30 from Fund# 291-33800-000-291/Sheriff Improvement (Prisoner Transport) seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Transfers:

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the transfer of the following $12,600 to Fund#201-19904-000-026 S.I.S.W. Payroll, $964.00 to Fund# 201-12600-000-027, $788.00 to Fund# 204-12600-000-027 and $3,371.00 to Fund #204-13300-000-027 from the Liability Insurance Fund seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Busching made a motion to approve the transfer $500 from Fund#100-35700-00-261/ Shelter to Fund# 100-35700-000-016 seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the transfer of $1,500 from Fund# 100-27700-000-018 Dog Warren Supplies to Fund#100-32700-000-018 Dog Warren Mileage seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Busching made a motion to approve the request from Judge Taul for a new recording system/ pay out of Cum Cap Development for the circuit court seconded by Council Member Armbrecht. Motion approved unanimously.

Jeff French, Ripley County Surveyor updated the council members on his budget request for 2008. French advised that his budget is much the same as years past, except for two things/ purchase of a new copy machine and change his part time clerical to an 2nd deputy. Estimated cost of the copier is approximate $8,000.

Brian Ahaus, Ertel Cellars Winery, Inc presented a request for the abatement that the council had agreed to earlier in the year. Council Member Kaiser made a motion to table to the next meeting to check on the paper work seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht updated the council members on the new LOIT tax that is an option for the county to adopt.  Armbrecht advised that the county has three (3) options that can be adopted by August 1st, 2007. Option A- (CAGIT or COIT) to offset the annual growth factor (typically about 3.7%) Option  B-(CAGIT or COIT) to offset Property Tax Levy Dollar for Dollar and Option C-(CAGIT or COIT) to provide additional spending revenue. Counties may adopt Option A, or Option B (or both). But can not adopt Option C without first adopting both Option A and B. Armbrecht advised that per the newspaper the date to adopt has been changed from August 1st to Oct. 1st. Council Members decided that due to the time span they would not make a decision at the present time.

Paul Anderson, Ripley County Farm Bureau advised the council members that due to the raise in property taxes, Anderson asked that the council consider the options presented.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to adopt the amended 2007 Council Meeting Schedule seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Committee Reports:

Economic Development- Edward Armbrecht-Nothing- Economic Development Director advised that the county has 21 request/ 6 companies

Technology Committee-Edward Armbrecht- meeting on July 17, 2007.

E911 Advisory Board- Benjamin Peetz-No meeting

SEI Regional Planning Committee-Dephane Smith-Nothing

Grants Committee-Dephane Smith-GIS parceling grant & Book maps grant

Solid Waste District- Donald Dunbar-New addition

EMS Advisory Committee-Dephane Smith-Nothing

Welfare Committee-Juanita Kaiser –Had received April, May and June report.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to adjourn until the next meeting on Monday, August 20th, 2007 @ 7:00PM seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved unanimously.

 

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