RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL

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2009 Meeting Schedule

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

TUESDAY JANUARY 12, 2009

MONDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2009
MONDAY MARCH 16, 2009
MONDAY APRIL 20, 2009
MONDAY MAY 18, 2009
MONDAY JUNE 15, 2009
MONDAY JULY 20, 2009
MONDAY AUGUST 17, 2009
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
MONDAY OCTOBER 19, 2009
MONDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2009
MONDAY DECEMBER 21, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPHANE SMITH , PRESIDENT                    JUANITA (DEE DEE) KAISER

5796 E CO RD 475 N                                       418 PLEASANT VIEW LANE

MILAN, IN 47031                                             BATESVILLE, IN 47006

(812) 654-2619                                                  (812) 934-4899

 

DONALD DUNBAR, VICE PRESIDENT         DAVID C. SIMON   

829 E. BEECH ST                                              5127 W COUNTY RD 500 N  

P.O. BOX 122                                                    OSGOOD, IN 47037

OSGOOD, IN 47037                                          (812) 689-5226                         

(812) 689-4406

 

BILL WARREN                                                  EDWARD L. ARMBRECHT  

645 COLUMBIA AVE                                       1784 E COUNTY RD 800 S

OSGOOD, IN  47037                                         VERSAILLES, IN 47042

(812) 689-4427                                                    (812) 667-5690 

 

BILL DRAMANN

347 S. PARK AVE

BATESVILLE, IN  47006

(812) 934-4280

 

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

for

Budget Meeting September 1 and 2, 2009

Minutes prepared by MaryAnn McCoy, Ripley County Auditor

The Ripley County Council met on Tuesday, Wednesday, September 1 & 2, 2009 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

Dephane Smith, Council President called the meeting to order promptly at 7:30AM with the pledge allegiance. Council Members Dephane Smith, Juanita Kaiser, Ed Armbrecht, Donald Dunbar, David Simon, William Dramann & William Warren were in attendance.

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

Council President asked if there were any questions or comments from the public and advised that the budget meetings were open to the public.

Dave Osborn, Extension Agent presented budget request totaling $90,587. Council Members approved the budget as presented. This is an increase of 1.46%.

Warren Bruns, Park & Recreation presented budget request totaling $136,142. Council Members approved the budget as presented. This is an increase of .47%.

Tom Grills, Sheriff of Ripley County presented Sheriff’s budget request totaling $787,339. Council Members approved the budget at $676,005. This is an increase of 7.72% for Sheriff’s budget. Grills presented Jail budget request totaling $956,963. Council Members approved the Jail budget at $931,963. This is an increase .14%. Grills also presented the County Misdemeanant Fund budget request totaling $17,745. This was approved as presented. This is a decrease of -32.13% Grills also presented the Home Incarceration/Work Release Fund budget request totaling $55,000. This was approved as presented. This is a decrease of -56.00%.

Carl Taul, Circuit Court Judge presented Circuit Court budget request totaling $256,895.Council Members approved the budget as presented. This is an increase of .82%. Taul presented Gal Casa budget request totaling $15,105 approved as presented. This is an increase of .70%.

James Morris, Superior Court Judge presented budget request totaling $228,950. Council Members approved budget as presented. This is an increase of 2.25%. Morris advised that he would like to have his third deputy (Clerical pay) brought up to a Third deputy pay in 2010. Jury Fee $40,000 approved for the courts. (New Fund for Superior)

Shannon Schmaltz, Chief Probation Office presented budget request totaling $216,720 Probation (County General). Council Members approved as presented with an increase of 2.52%. Adult Probation $127,839 with an increase of 4.12%, Juvenile Probation $4,772 19.30% increase, Juvenile Detention $5,000 -16.67% decrease, Substance Abuse $6,000 no increase,  Adult Administrative Fees $45,740 an 2.87% increase and Probation Court Ordered Testing $5,000 no increase. Council Members approved the above budgets.

Jeff French, Surveyor of Ripley County presented budget request totaling $69,322. This is an increase of 1.89%.Council Member approved as presented. Surveyor Corner Prep. Fund budget request totaling $26,000 (no increase) and was approved by Council Members as presented.

Ric Hertel, Prosecutor Ripley County presented budget request totaling $156,959 for Prosecutor (County General). This is a 1.86% increase. Child Support (County General) $102,755 a 3.71% increase, Victim Assistance Grant $69,134 a 14.01% decrease. The above budgets approved as presented. Pre Trial Diversion $89,241 a -.23% decrease and Council Members approved the above budgets.

John Lohrum, Courthouse Maintenance presented budget request totaling $85,494 for Courthouse. This is an increase of 1.86% increase. Council Member approved as presented.

Tourism Commission presented a budget request totaling $55,000 for Innkeepers Tax an increase of 10.00%. Council Members approved the above budget.

Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor Ripley County presented budget request totaling $155,741. Budget approved at $155,046 an increase of 1.37%. Council Members approved as presented.

Ken Kylton, Veteran’s Service Officer presented a budget request totaling $30,569. This is an increase of 1.40%. Council Member approved as presented.

Kelly Vollet, Technology presented a budget request totaling $107,583. This is an increase of .98%. Council Members approved budget as presented.

Ginger Bradford, Clerk, Ripley County Circuit Court presented budget request totaling $173,659. This is an increase of 1.86%. Registration of Voters budget presented at $66,623 at 79.53% increase. County Election Board budget presented at $94,931 an 86.31 % increase. Clerk Superior Court budget presented at $57,849 a 1.75% increase.  Clerk Perpetuation Fund budget presented at $3,220 a -46.33% decrease. Council Members approved the above budgets.

Ron Buchanan, Coroner Ripley County presented budget request totaling $37,102.  This is an increase of 3.42%. Council Members approved budget as presented.

Wayne Peace, Emergency Management presented budget request totaling $41,026. This is an increase of 1.14%. Council Member approved budget as presented.

Shawna Bushhorn, Assessor of Ripley County presented budget request totaling $103,768. This is an increase of .27%.  Property Reassessment budget presented at $240,544 an increase of 47.83%.  County Sales Disclosure Fee budget presented at $6,000 (no increase). Budgets approved by Council Members as presented.

Earline Copeland, Treasurer of Ripley County presented budget request totaling $107,748. This is an increase of 1.60%. Council Members approved the budget as presented.

Tammy Borgman, Recorder of Ripley County presented budget request totaling $107,520. This is an increase of 1.67%. Council Members approved budget as presented.

Ron Buchanan, Coroner Ripley County presented budget request totaling $37,102.  This is an increase of 3.42%. Council Members approved budget as presented.

Robert Reiners, Mark Busching & Gary Stutler, Ripley County Commissioners presented budget request totaling $2,515,086. This is an increase of .03%. Council Members approved the budget at $2,320,672 leaving a decrease of -7.71%.  Belterra Riverboat budget $300,000 no increase and approved as presented. Cum Cap Development Fund budget (includes Tech Coordinator) was presented at $485,478. This is an increase of 70.83%. Council Members approved Cum Cap Development budget as presented. EDIT fund budget was presented at $856,000. This is an increase of 3.01%. Council Members approved the budget Riverboat Gaming Fund budget (includes EMS Director) presented at $974,000. This is a decrease of 26.09%. Council Members approved the budget as presented. Endowment Fund presented at $29,765 and approved at $10,000. This is the same as 2009.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to recess for lunch seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Scott Huffman, EMS Director presented budget request totaling $409,500 (in Riverboat Gaming Fund). This is an increase of 1.49%. Council Members approved budget as presented. Emergency Medical Service Fund (EMS) presented a budget of $126,722. This is an increase of 2.93%. Council Members approved as presented.

Judy Schebler, E911 presented the Commissioner Communication budget request totaling $155,735. This is an increase of 1.84%. Schebler presented 911 Wireless Communication Fund budget request totaling $113,791. This is no increase. Schebler presented Emergency Telephone budget of $409,373 and approved at $342,982. This is a decrease of -13.67%. Council Members approved the above budgets.

Pat Thomas, Health Department presented budget request totaling $313,663. This is an increase of 2.34%. Health Maintenance presented a budget request totaling $57,810. This is in an increase of 8.38%. Local Emergency Planning presented a budget request totaling $15,800. No increase same as last year. Master Tobacco Settlement presented a budget request totaling $25,332. This is a 5.23% increase. Bio-Terrorism Grant presented a budget request totaling $63,130. This is a decrease of -8.10%.  Council Members approved the above budgets.

Council Member Dunbar made a motion to recess to Wednesday, September 2, 2009 seconded by Council Member Warren. Motion approved unanimously.

Council President Smith opened the meeting on Wednesday morning at 7:30AM with the Pledge of Allegiance advising that the meeting was open to the public and asked if anyone had questions.

Jeff Minders, Soil & Water Conservation Director presented budget request totaling $50,666. This is an increase of 1.63%. Minders advised that they had received a grant for $10,000 for salary and request that the Council approve that being used for the Salaries. Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve using the $10,000 for all salaries seconded by Council Member Warren. Motion approved unanimously. Council approved the Soil & Water budget at $59,059 with an increase of 18.47%.

Tad Brinson, Area Planning Commission presented budget request totaling $155,724. This is a decrease of 1.45%. Council Members approved budget as presented.

Junior Heaton, Highway Superintendent, Robert Reiners, Commissioner presented budget request totaling $206,408, Highway Department and this is an 11.72% increase. 776,200 Highway Maintenance & Repair and this is a 1.36% increase, $976,016 Highway General this is and -2.98 decrease. Cum Bridge $586,593 and this is an increase of 7.56%.  Local Roads & Street $275,520 and this are a decrease of -6.14%. EDIT $856,000 and an increase of 3.01%. The budgets were approved by the Council Members.

Council Member Warren made a motion to approve $45,000 instead of $40,000 for overtime for the Sheriff Department seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved by Warren & Kaiser.  Motion failed due to five (5) Council Members voted against Dunbar, Smith, Armbrecht, and Dramann & Simon.

Council Member Dunbar made a motion to take $10,000 out of Service of Process Fund for the Retirement Fund (Pension) seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Dunbar made a motion for the Sheriff to only order one car in 2010 seconded by Warren. Motion was approved unanimously.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve $35,000 for overtime in the Jail budget seconded by Council Member Warren. Motion approved by five (5) members Dunbar, Smith, Kaiser, Warren and Dramann. Armbrecht and Simon voted against.

Council Member Dunbar made a motion to adjourn until the budget hearing seconded by Council Member Warren. Motion approved unanimously.

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