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RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

DEPHANE SMITH , PRESIDENT

5796 E. CO. RD. 475 N.

MILAN, IN 47031

(812) 654-2619

 

DONALD DUNBAR

829 E. BEECH

P.O. BOX 122

OSGOOD, IN 47037

(812) 689-4406

 

 

MARK BUSCHING

608 CLEARVIEW LANE

VERSAILLES, IN  47042

(812) 689-7119

 

 

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

 

2008 Council meeting schedule

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

TUESDAY JANUARY 22, 2008

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2008

MONDAY MARCH 17, 2008

MONDAY APRIL 21, 2008

MONDAY MAY 19, 2008

MONDAY JUNE 16, 2008

MONDAY JULY 21, 2008

MONDAY AUGUST 18, 2008

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2008

MONDAY OCTOBER 20, 2008

MONDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2008

MONDAY DECEMBER 15, 2008

 

Unapproved Council Meeting Minutes for July 21, 2008

 

July 21, 2008

 

The Ripley County Council met on Monday, July 21st, 2008 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

Dephane Smith, Council President called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00PM with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Council Members Dephane Smith, Juanita Kaiser, Mark Busching, Ed Armbrecht and Ben Peetz were in attendance. Donald Dunbar & David Simon was not in attendance.

Mary Ann McCoy, Ripley County Auditor took minutes for the Council.

Neil Comer, County Attorney was present for the Council meeting to answer any legal questions.

Council Member Busching made a motion to approve the minutes for the June 16th, 2008 Council meeting seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved by Kaiser, Busching, Smith, Armbrecht and Peetz.  Council Member Simon and Dunbar were not present.

Additional Appropriations:

Ripley County Sheriff Department had an additional appropriation from the last meeting in May. Council Members decided to leave it on the table.

David Pippin presented the Jail Commissary Fund Report for this period (6-30-2008).

Pippin advised the Council Members of an accident that had destroyed one of the Sheriff’s cars and was in need of a car to replace the one that was crashed. Council Members suggested that the Sheriff use some of the money that is already appropriated in the (Home Incarceration/Work Release Fund) and do an Additional Appropriation for the next meeting.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $9,464.08 from Acct# 282-43500-000-282 Perpetuation for a Panasonic DP-8060 Copier /Ripley County Clerk/Ginger Bradford seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $15,000 from Acct# 259-37800-000-259 Covered Bridge Fund Ripley County Commissioner/Chuck Folz seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Folz presented an additional appropriation of $3,066 from Acct# 201-42153-000-027 Highway Department (from the auction at the Highway Department) to purchase a used truck for the Ripley County Park. No Motion. Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to table the additional appropriation of $3066 (Park truck) until the August meeting (Park come to the August Meeting) seconded by Council Member Busching. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $250,000 Acct# 203-29489-000-033 Bridge # 89 (for replacement of Ripley Creek Bridge) seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $275 from Acct# 425-38701-000-050 Rental Deposits, $200 Acct#425-34400-000-050 Telephone (upgrading to high speed internet) and $500 Acct#425-29620-000-050 Paper Products seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $12,157 Reynolds Foundation Grant (concrete floors in animal barns at fairgrounds) seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved unanimously.

Shirla Jones, Probation Department presented an Ordinance of Ripley County for establishing the fee based Court Ordered Testing Fund seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved unanimously.

Transfer:

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the transfer of $4,000 from Adult Probation Fees Acct#246-83000-000-000 to  Court Ordered Testing Fund Acct#338-83000-000-000 seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved unanimously.

New Business:

Traci Eggleston, Ripley County Department of Family Services updated the Council on the Family and Children and advised that since we have not had a large tax distribution they are in need of money. Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to authorize a loan of $500,000 to the Family & Children Fund (as necessary) to be paid back by the end of the year (2008) seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved unanimously. Eggleston advised the Council Members that they should have a balance in the Family & Children Fund at the end of the year (2008).

Donna McCool updated the Council Members on the Sunman Regional Sewer District and advised that a Petition signed by Ripley County Council Member is on file at the library showing support of the Sewer District. Petition held by McCool was signed by only three members Dramann, Dunbar & Simon. Minutes reflected that a motion was made to sign a petition in support the Sunman Regional Sewer District. McCool requested that the Council Members do a letter advising that the Ripley County Council Members are not in support of the Sewer District. Attorney Comer advised Council President to take a poll of the Council Members to see if they signed the petition (Auditor will look for the signed petition) do they want to withdraw the petition and authorize President Smith to sign a letter objecting to the sewer district. Council President Smith asked each Council Members for their opinion (Busching, Armbrecht, Kaiser and Peetz) no motion in support was made by Council Members to write a letter in support to withdraw support of the Sewer District. (Council Members present would like to review the signed petition before making a decision to write a letter to withdraw).

Council President advised that the Council Members would like an email showing what each office holder is requesting (at the Council Meeting) and the need for the request. Auditor McCoy will send an email to all office holders informing them of the Council Members request.

Council Members requested that all Council request and reason for the requests be emailed to the Council Members before the meeting so they can go over all requests.

Committee Reports:

Economic Development-Edward Armbrecht-not on board

Technology Committee- Edward Armbrecht-no meeting

E911 Advisory Board-Ben Peetz-no meeting

SEI Regional Planning Committee-Dephane Smith-nothing

Grants Committee—Dephane Smith- June 26th meeting

Solid Waste District-Donald Dunbar-Nothing

EMS Advisory Committee-David Simon-Nothing

Welfare Committee-Juanita Kaiser-Nothing

Council Member Smith advised the Council Members that the budget hearing will be September 3rd @ 7:30 AM, 4th & 5th in the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, Indiana.

Council Member Kraiser made a motion to adjourn until the next meeting on Monday, August 18th, 2008 seconded by Council Member Busching. Motion approved unanimously.

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