RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL

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Dephane Smith, President

5796 E. Co. Rd. 475 N.

Milan, IN 47031

812-654-2619

 

 

Juanita (Dee Dee) Kaiser

418 Pleasant View Lane

Batesville, IN  47006

812-934-4899

 

Bill Dramann

347 S Park Avenue

Batesville, IN  47006

812-934-4280

 

Bill McDonald

5756 W Fairground Rd

Osgood, IN  47037

812-689-6699

Donald Dunbar, President Pro Tem

829 E Beech Street

P.O. Box 122

Osgood, IN  47037

812-689-4406

 

Edward L. Armbrecht

1784 E County Rd 800 S

Versailles, IN  47042

812-667-5690

 

Bill Warren

645 Columbia Avenue

Osgood, IN  47037

812-689-4427

 

 

 

 

2012 Meeting Schedule

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

Wednesday, January 18

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

 

Council Meeting Minutes

Unofficial Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

The Ripley County Council met on Monday, July 16, 2012 at the Ripley County EMA Office in Versailles, Indiana.

Council President Ms. Dephane Smith called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00PM with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.  Council Members Bill McDonald, Edward Armbrecht, Bill Dramann, Bill Warren, and Donald Dunbar were also in attendance.  Council Member Kaiser was absent and arrived after the vote for the additional appropriation for the HAVA Title III Grant.   Also in attendance were Attorney Ertel and Auditor Wagner.

Approval of minutes from May 21, 2012:

Council Member Dunbar moved to approve the minutes subject to correcting a typo .  A second was received from Council Member McDonald.   The motion passed with 6 yes. Council Member Kaiser was absent for the vote.

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS:

Clerk:

$10,000.00 to Acct# 8121-49000-000-000 HAVA TITLE III

Appropriate funds received for 12-4 station voter privacy booths

Council Member McDonald moved to approve with a second from Council Member Warren.  The motion passed with 6 yes.  Council Member Kaiser was absent for the vote.

$455.37 to Acct# 1001-11200-000-0002 Registration of Voters

Appropriate additional funds to pay overtime for hours worked over the 40 hour limit of comp time.

$206.01 to Acct# 1001-11300-000-0003 County Election Board

Appropriate additional funds to pay overtime for hours worked over the 40 hour limit of comp time.

Council Member McDonald moved to approve these appropriations with a second from Council Member Warren.  The motion passed with Council Members McDonald, Warren, Kaiser, and Smith voting yes.  Council Members Dunbar, Dramann, and Armbrecht voted no.

$2524.52 to Acct# 1001-11200-000-0001 Clerk

Appropriate additional funds to pay out vacation, sick, and comp time for an employee that left employment. 

There was much discussion concerning this request and after much deliberation it was decided that Ms. McCoy should examine her budgets and find areas such as supplies that could be reduced and those funds used for this payout. 

Council Member Dunbar moved to table this request until the next Council meeting with a second from Council McDonald.  The motion passed unanimously with 7 yes.

Highway:

$80,000.00 to Acct#  1176-43100-000-0027 New Machinery and Equipment

Appropriate funds for an oil tank replacement for the distributor truck.

Commissioner Reiners advised the Council the new chipper box was capable of making one pass on roads but the distributor truck was not.  This forced an overlap of oil and stone when chipping the road and wasted oil and stone.  By replacing the tank the savings in oil and stone would be substantial.  Estimates of savings of 3-4 years would pay for the tank.

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

Health Dept.:

$14065.00 to Acct# 1206-11175-000-0331 Trust Settlement

Payroll for balance of 2012 for Environmental Health Specialist

$1076.00  to Acct#  1206-12600-000-0331 Trust Settlement

Social Security for balance of 2012 for Environmental Health Specialist

$2488.00 to Acct#  1206-13300-000-00-331 Trust Settlement

Insurance for balance of 2012 for Environmental Health Specialist

$1126.00 to Acct# 1206-18100-000-0331 Trust Settlement

PERF for balance of 2012 for Environmental Health Specialist

$262.00 to Acct# 1206-19100-000-0331

Workers Comp for balance of 2012 for Environmental Health Specialist

This request shifted these expenses to this account for the balance of 2012.

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

TRANSFERS (REQUIRING COUNCIL APPROVAL):

None

TRANSFERS (NOT REQUIRING COUNCIL APROVAL):

Clerk;

$245.60 From Acct# 1001-11500-000-0001Clerk Fourth Deputy TO Acct# 1001-11500-000-0001 Clerk Clerical

This is to pay for clerical while the deputy is on FMLA

Parks:

$500.00 From Acct# 1219-32700-000-0050 Park To Acct# 1219-32340-000-0050 Park Lawn and Maintenance

This is to pay for excavation work on the track

Probation:

$1625.00 From Acct# 1001-12400-000-0021 Full Time Secretary To Acct#1001-11600-000-0021 Clerical

This is due to a change in the secretary’s  FMLA time off.  Need clerical help to fill in.

OLD BUSINESS:  NONE

NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Phil Mohr

Mr. Mohr explained the Parks desire to pursue the purchase of the only property the County does not own in the entrance area to the Park.  He explained the need for more room for the Park office and possible future uses for the property. 

Attorney Ertel explained he had prepared a resolution for the Council in the event they wanted to pursue the purchase and presented the resolution to them.  He also advised Mr. Mohr to provide the commissioners with appraisers names to chose from.

Council Member Dunbar approved the resolution 2012-02 to allow the Park and Commissioners to pursue the purchase and obtain the appraisals.  A second was received from Council Member Warren and the motion passed unanimously with 7 yes.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Council Member Armbrecht explained the change for Certified Shares.  These funds must now be recorded in a separate fund and some budgets would be paid with these funds.  It was the recommendation of the Budget Committee that the budgets of the Sheriff, Jail, 911, Prosecutor, and Child Support be paid from this fund.

Auditor Wagner also advised the Council they would be responsible for approving the budget for the Solid Waste.

Commissioner Stutler asked the Council for their opinion on doing away with comp time and paying overtime.  There was many opinions stated but stated it was the commissioners’ decision.

PUBLIC COMMENT: None          

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  Mr. Jeff Volz—ABSENT

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE—Mr. Edward Armbrecht- NONE

E911 ADVISORY BOARD:  Ms. Juanita Kaiser-NO Meeting

SEI REGIONAL PLANNING COMM.—Ms. Juanita Kaiser—Nothing  Commissioner Reiners advised some discussion on a high speed rail is occurring but expects nothing from it.

GRANTS COMMITTEE –Ms. Dephane Smith-Nothing new

SOLID WASTE DISTRICT—Mr. Bill McDonald—Switzerland County is getting a recycle center.

EMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE—Mr. Bill McDonald

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

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