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
8:00 am September 4, 5, 6 Budget Reviews
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, August 20, 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, Donald Dunbar, and Juanita Kaiser were also in attendance.  Also in attendance were Attorney Ertel and Auditor Wagner.

Approval of minutes from July 16, 2012:

Council Member McDonald moved to approve the minutes.   A second was received from Council Member Kaiser.   The motion passed with 7 yes.

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS:

Clerk:

Revised from the July meeting:  Funds were transferred from existing budget for $1220.00 leaving the balance needed of $1304.52 to Acct# 1001-11200-000-0001 Clerk

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

A motion was made by Council Member Warren to approve the request.  Council Member McDonald seconded and the motion passed with 4 yes and Council Members

Dunbar, Armbrecht, and Dramann voting no.

TRANSFERS (REQUIRING COUNCIL APPROVAL):

Clerk:

$300.00

FROM: Copy Machine Supplies #1001-25100-000-0023 

TO: First Deputy #1001-11200-000-0001

This was denied due to transfer was not to like numbers

$220.00

FROM: Computer Supplies #1001-25200-000-0001

TO: First Deputy #1001-11200-000-0001

$1000.00

FROM:  Small Claims Court Forms #1001-25400-000-0001

TO: First Deputy #1001-11200-000-0001

Council Member Warren moved to approve these two requests with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  The motion passed with 4 yes and Council Members Dunbar, Armbrecht, and Dramann voting no.

$300.00

FROM: Postage #1001-25600-000-0001

TO:  First Deputy #1001-11200-000-0001

This request was withdrawn by the Clerk.

$300.00

FROM: Postage # 1001-25600-000-0001

TO: Meeting #1001-32800-000-0001

Council Member McDonald moved to approve this request with a second from Council Member Warren.  This motion passed unanimously with 7 yes.

TRANSFERS (NOT REQUIRING COUNCIL APROVAL):

Treasurer: 

$200.00

FROM:  Mileage #1001-32700-000-0005

TO:  Meetings #1001-32800-000-0005

EMA:

$500.00

FROM: Meetings #1001-32600-000-0016

TO: EMA Fuel #1001-35700-000-0016

Health Dept:

$100.00

FROM: NACCHO MRC Training #8150-32600-000-0000

TO: NACCHO MRC Travel #8150-34802-000-0000

Highway Dept.:

$39,259.77

FROM:  Dust Oil #1176-32530-000-0026

TO: Bituminous #1176-32520-000-0026

$54,914.31

FROM:  Stone #1112-32490-000-0278

TO: Bituminous # 1112-32520-000-0278

 OLD BUSINESS: 

Additional Appropriation from the July meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

Mr. Patrick Rose was not in attendance.

SAFE PASSAGE- Mr. David Mattingly

Mr. Mattingly thanked the Council for their past support and provided information on the work done by Safe Passage for victims of domestic violence.  He requested the Council consider additional funds for the 2013 budget.  He advised Ripley County was the largest contributor of the 5 participating counties. 

OTHER INFORMATION:

Auditor Wagner advised the appraisals for the property the Parks Dept. wanted to acquire had been received and was $75,000.00 and $80,000.00 respectively.  The Parks Dept. would ask for an appropriation at the next meeting.

Commissioner Reiners advised the Council the Annex building project was coming in under budget at the present time.  There is still a lot of work to complete and clean-up of the Bauer property is still an unknown cost.

Council President Smith advised Council Member McDonald to notify inmates of the Pumpkin Show exhibits to be displayed so they could participate.

Council Member Armbrecht moved to require Form 99A be turned into the Auditor’s office for each employee by the end of August so they would be available for budget purposes.  Council Member Dunbar seconded and the motion passed unanimously with 7 yes.

Commissioner Stutler advised the Council an independent lab had been approved to test air quality and take samples of the courthouse air and ducts to determine if mold is a problem as requested by a number of employees and the judges.

Council Member Armbrecht moved to request the budget for Solid Waste from 2012 so it could be compared with the 2013 budget submitted for approval.  Council Member Dunbar seconded and the motion passed unanimously with 7 yes.

Budget reviews will begin at 8:00am Sept. 4,5,6.  The Auditor will schedule departments requested by the Council or those that wish to come before the Council to discuss their budgets.

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—NONE

GRANTS COMMITTEE –Ms. Dephane Smith-Nothing new

Commissioner Reiners advised EMS had a grant request in for monitors.

SOLID WASTE DISTRICT—Mr. Bill McDonald—NONE

EMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE—Mr. Bill McDonald—NONE

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 Kaiser and the motion passed unanimously with 7 yes.

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