RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS
DONALD DUNBAR, PRESIDENT
829 E. BEECH
P.O. BOX 122
6170 E. CO. RD.
5796 E. CO. RD.
MILAN, IN 47031
P.O. BOX 119
127 W. FIRST
WILLIAM H. DRAMANN
347 S. PARK AVE.
DAVID C. SIMON
5127 W. COUNTY RD. 500 N.
OSGOOD, IN 47037
EDWARD L. ARMBRECHT
1784 E. COUNTY RD. 800 S.
2004 Council meeting schedule
Meetings begin at 7:00 pm in Commissioner's room in Annex building
FRIDAY JANUARY 02, 2004
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2004
TUESDAY MARCH 16, 2004
TUESDAY APRIL 20, 2004
TUESDAY MAY 18, 2004
TUESDAY JUNE 15, 2004
TUESDAY JULY 20, 2004
TUESDAY AUGUST 17, 2004
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2004
TUESDAY OCTOBER 19, 2004
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2004
TUESDAY DECEMBER 21, 2004
Unapproved Council Meeting Minutes for 07/20/04
July 20, 2004
The Ripley County Council met on July 20th, 2004 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana
Don Dunbar, Ripley County Council President called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00 PM with Council Members Dephane Smith, William Dramann, David Simon, Lawrence Nickell, Edward Armbrecht, Juanita Bauer and Don Dunbar was in attendance.
Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor Ripley County acted as clerk to the Council taking minutes for the meeting.
Neil Comer, Ripley County Attorney was present to advise the council.
Council Member Smith made the motion to approve the minutes of the June 15th, 2004 meeting and seconded by Council Member Armbrecht. Motion approved unanimously.
Council Member Smith made the motion to approve the additional appropriation of $30,832 Fund # 595-49000-000-595 from Air Purifying Respirators Grant & $149,676 Fund # 593-43750-000-593 from Homeland Security Sub Grant for Equipment seconded by Council Member Dramann. Motion approved unanimously.
Council Member Smith made the motion to approve the additional appropriation of $17,750 Fund # 425-36103-000-050 for Maintenance on Fair Ground Building/Park & Recreation and $250 Fund # 425-11355-000-050 for Stage Operators/Park & Recreation seconded by Council Member Armbrecht. Motion approved unanimously.
Council Member Smith made the motion to approve the additional appropriation of $30,000 Fund # 585-49500-000-585 from Park Building Grant (Trusteeís Portion of matching grant) & $60,000 Fund # 585-49500-000-585 from Park Building Grant seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved by (6) Six members Bauer, Dunbar, Simon, Smith, Nickell & Dramann. Council member Armbrecht voted against.
Highway Department additional appropriationís for SISWD $7,000 Fund # 508-32761-000-052 & $500 Fund # 508-32764-000-052 was tabled until the August meeting.
Council Member Armbrecht made the motion to approve the additional appropriation of $1,000 from County General/for Reward Riding Program Impressive Dogwood Horse Ranch seconded by Council Member Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.
Council Member Armbrecht made the motion to approve the Salary Ordiance and Coordinator Proposition for the Public Health Coordinator/Environmental Health Specialist III (proposition until the grant is depleted) seconded by Council member Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.
Council member Smith made the motion to the transfer of $1,800 from Fund # 331-34401-000-331 Environmental Telephone to Fund # 245-34401-000-037 seconded by Council Member Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.
Council member Smith made the motion to approve the transfer of $3,678 from Fund # 331-32720-000-331 Master settlement/Registration & Conference Fees to Fund # 214-11150-000-034 Environmental Budget/Environmental Health Specialist (to raise the Environmental Health Specialist/Pat Thomasís Salary for the remainder of 2004) seconded by Council Member Nickell. Motion approved by two (2) Members only. Smith/ Nickell. Five (5) Council members voted against the motion to give the Health Specialist a raise in Salary for 2004 (Dramann, Armbrecht, Simon, Bauer & Dunbar). Motion did not pass.
Andrew Clark, Veteransí Service Officer addressed the council with concerns about transportation of the Veterans to the city for treatment. Clark advised that he is in need of a van with a wheel chair ramp, for this service. Commissioner Reiners advised that he would look at applying for a grant for the purchase of a van for veteranís service.
Chelsa Dwenger/4H Corporation appeared in front of the council with concerns about the promotion of the Park Management Position and stated that Darla Westerfeld is doing a good job with the Fairground/Park in Osgood. Council recommended that she take her concerns to the park board.
Craig Beckley/Heart house presented a budget for 2005 and asked that the council support the Heart house for 2005.
Cecil Bultman, Rescue 69 Board member expressed concerns about the rising cost of fuel, insurance & billing for the units in Ripley County. Bultman asked for a 30% increase in compensation to help cover the cost for the remainder of 2004 & 2005 for all 4 units.
Scott Melling, EMS Director addressed the issue of the billing for the units and updated the council on the process.
Council member Simon made the motion to approve the GFC Contract seconded by Council member Nickell. Motion approved by six- (6) members Simon, Bauer, Dunbar, Nickell, Smith & Dramann and One (1) against Armbrecht.
Auditor McCoy advised the council members that the budget meetings are set for Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, August 30th, 31st & Sept. 1st, 2004. Public Hearing Meeting is @ 8:00AM on Monday, August 30th, 2004.
Council member Smith made the motion to move the council meeting in September from the third Tuesday (Sept.21) to the seconded Tuesday (Sept. 14) (due to the budget adoption hearing for 2005) seconded by Council member Dramann. Motion approved unanimously.
Economic Development/Chuck Folz/E.D. meeting @ 6:30PM Osgood, Town Hall
Technology Committee/Edward Armbrecht/GIS layers and applying for a grant to purchase additional GIS levels
E911 Advisory Board/Juanita Bauer/no report
Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Committee/Dephane Smith/ advised that Robert Reiners attended the meeting.
Grant Committee/Robert Reiners/Grant for Solid Waste for $2,500
Solid Waste District Committee/Donald Dunbar/Turned a $2,500 grant to recycle tires
EMS Advisory Committee/Dephane Smith/ no meeting
Welfare Committee/William Dramann/advised that he finally got a report
Council Member Smith made the motion to adjourn until the next regular meeting on
August 17th, 2004 @ 7:00 PM in the Ripley County Annex seconded by Council Member Dramann. Motion approved by Council Members present.
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