RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

DONALD DUNBAR, PRESIDENT

829 E. BEECH

P.O. BOX 122

OSGOOD, IN 47037

(812) 689-4406

  

LAWRENCE NICKELL

6170 E. CO. RD. 800 S.

CROSS PLAINS, IN 47017

(812) 667-4981

 

DEPHANE SMITH

5796 E. CO. RD. 475 N.

MILAN, IN 47031

(812) 654-2619

 

JUANITA BAUER

P.O. BOX 119

127 W. FIRST NORTH STREET

VERSAILLES, IN 47042

(812) 689-7121

 

WILLIAM H. DRAMANN

347 S. PARK AVE.

BATESVILLE, IN 47006

(812) 934-4280

 

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

 

2003 Council meeting schedule

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

TUESDAY JANUARY 21, 2003

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2003

TUESDAY MARCH 18, 2003

TUESDAY APRIL 15, 2003

TUESDAY MAY 20, 2003

TUESDAY JUNE 17, 2003

TUESDAY JULY 15, 2003

TUESDAY AUGUST 19, 2003

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2003

TUESDAY OCTOBER 21, 2003

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2003

 

Unapproved Council Meeting Minutes for 09/03/03

September 3, 2003

The Ripley County Council met on Wednesday, September 3rd,Wednesday, September 10th & Friday, September 12th, 2003 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles for the purpose of adopting the 2003 budgets for the departments.

The meeting on the 3rd was called to order promptly at 7:30AM by Don Dunbar, Ripley County Council President and Council Members Dephane Smith, Lawrence Nickell, Juanita Bauer, William Dramann, David C. Simon and Edward Armbrecht were in attendance.

Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor of Ripley County acted as secretary to the Council taking the minutes of the meeting.

The Council discussed salaries for 2004 and decided to proceed with looking at the budget before deciding on the salary for 2004.

The Council Looked at all budgets and made decisions on all budget line items but not the salaries.

Council had discussion over the gas, water  & electric for the jail. It was decided to keep taking it out of the commissioner’s budget.

Council had discussion over the Clerk’s Bookbinding. Five Council Members agreed to take it to –00- (Armbrecht, Simon, Bauer, Nickell & Dramann) and two against (Dunbar & Smith.). Marilyn Hunt came in place of the Clerk to explain the budgets for Registration of Voters and County Election Board.

EMS Director, Scott Mellling appeared in front of council to update the council on projects they are doing. Melling explained that they are looking at property to rent/purchase.  

Council Member Smith made the motion to adopt a Resolution of Interest in Purchasing Property For Housing EMS Service and seconded by Council member Simon. Six members agreed to the Resolution (Smith, Simon, Nickell, Dramann, Bauer & Dunbar) one member against (Armbrecht).  Council Member Smith made the motion to adopt an Ordinance Establishing the Emergency Medical Services (“EMS”) Fund seconded by Council Member Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Pam Sanders Economic Development Director advised the council that all community had already committed to the 12% contribution to the county and that the 2003/2004 agreements had already been approved. . Sanders asked that the 12% contribution continue for 2004. Commissioners advised that they had suggested 6% for 2004. Council Member Bauer made the motion to cut the EDIT contribution to Economic Development to 6% for 2004 seconded by Council Member Dramann. Six Members agreed to the motion (Dunbar, Simon, Smith, Nickell, Bauer & Dramann) and one council member against (Armbrecht).

Council Member Smith made the motion to combine the two EDIT budgets seconded by Council Member Dramann.  Motion approved unanimously.

Council agreed to accept Family & Service Budget as presented.

Council recessed till 5:00PM on Wednesday, September 10,2003.

President Dunbar opened the meeting promptly at 5:00PM on Wednesday, September 10th, 2004.  All Council Members present.

Thomas Perotti updated the Council on Solid Waste and how the recycling is being handled in Ripley County.

Council had a short discussion on the salary for the county employees. Council Member Smith made the motion to give a $500 (cap) raise to salary positions and to raise the Clerical positions .25 seconded by Council Member Nickell. Six Council Members agreed (Armbrecht, Simon, Smith, Nickell, Dunbar & Bauer) one member abstain (Dramann). Salary increase cannot exceed $500. Council members agreed that there would not be change in any position.

Council Member Smith made the motion to recess till Friday, September 12th at 6:00 PM seconded by Armbrecht. Motion approved unanimously.

Council President opened the meeting promptly at 6:00 PM on Friday the 12th of September with all members present.

Council Member Nickell made the motion to cut $500,000 for Group Insurance (Health) from the commissioner’s budget for 2004 and budget the Group Insurance from the Riverboat Gamming Fund (Effective Jan. 1st. 2004) seconded by Council Member Armbrecht.  Motion approved unanimously.

Two budgets were set up from the two-riverboat funds.  Riverboat Grand Vic budget was $420,000 EMS, $45,000 Task & Fire, $50,000 Sheriff, $75,000 Infrastructure, $75,000 Equipment, $45,000 Tourism & $500,000 Health Insurance. Total budget $1,210,000.  Riverboat Belterra budget was Jail Bond $225,000. Council Member Simon made the motion to accept the breakdowns for the two budgets seconded by Council Member Dramann. Motion approved unanimously.

At conclusion of the entire meeting the following budgets were what the Ripley County Council had adopted.

The Council reviewed the Extension Agent budget request totaling $80,315.00. A total budget of  $79,881 was approved for 2004. This is an increase of 3.27%.

The Council reviewed the Ripley County Sheriff budget requests totaling $617,406 Sheriff Department & $677,342 for the new Jail. A total budget of $524,837 was approved for the Sheriff’s Department. At a decrease of 2.22%.  A total budget of $590,635 was approved for the Jail. At and increase of 0.89%.

The Council reviewed the Ripley County Circuit Court budget request totaling  $230,969. A total budget of  $215,383 was approved for 2004. This is an increase of 4.89%.

The Council reviewed the Ripley County Superior Court budget request totaling  $239,356. A total budget of  $214,708. Was approved for 2004.This is a decrease of .51%.

The Council reviewed the Probation Department budget request totaling $167,624 Probation (County General), Adult Probation $115,608, Juvenile Probation $52,277, Adult Detention In Home $20,000, Juvenile Detention in Home $7,500, Juvenile Substance Abuse $10,800 and Community Transition Program $5,000. A total budget of $156,009 was approved for Probation for 2004. This is an increase of 21.03%.  A total budget of $111,359 approved for Adult Probation for 2004. This is an increase 28.76%. A total budget of $51,988 was approved for Juvenile Probation for 2004. This is an increase of 168.62. A total budget of $20,000 was approved for Adult Detention in Home for 2004. (New Budget) A total budget of $7,500 was approved for Juvenile Detention in Home for 2004. (New Budget) A total budget of $10,800 was approved for Juvenile Substance Abuse Fund for 2004. (New Budget) A total budget of $5,000 was approved for Community Transition Program. (New Budget)

Ric Hertel, Prosecutor presented budget request totaling Prosecuting Attorney (County General) $159,342. Child Support $81,143, Pretrial Diversion $100,107, Victims Assistance Grant $58,339. A total budget of $143,901 was approved for Prosecutor. This is an increase of 3.23%.  A total budget of $74,049 was approved for Child Support Adm. This is an increase of 3.93%.  A total budget of $98,391 was approved for Pre-Trial Diversion. This is an increase of 24.17%.  A total budget of $55,128 was approved for Victim Assistance. This is an increase of 1.44%.

Ginger Bradford, Clerk Circuit Court presented budget request totaling $195,387, Superior Court Clerk $66,845, Registration of Voters $70,300, Election Board $102,103. A total budget of  $161,480 was approved for Clerk, Circuit Court. This is a decrease of 10.88%. A budget of  $53,541 was approved for Clerk, Superior Court. This is a decrease of  4.29%. A total budget of  $67,000 was approved for Registration of Voters. This is an increase of 49.55%. A total budget of  $100,545 was approved for County Election Board. This is an increase of 46.57%.

Eric Karsteter, Coroner presented budget request totaling 23,650. A total budget of $21,673 was approved for Coroner. This is an increase of 7.43%.

Jerry Fry, Emergency Management, presented budget request totaling $39,954. A total budget of $38,176 was approved for Emergency Management. This is an increase of 22.83%.

Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor presented budget request totaling $175,650. A total budget of $146,914 was approved for Auditor. This is an increase of   3.60%.

Shawna Bushhorn, Assessor presented budget request totaling  $79,220 and Property Reassessment 2006 $142,180.  A total budget of $73,192 was approved for the Assessor. This is an increase of 1.67%.  A total budget of $125,482 was approved for Reassessment. No increase.

Earline Copeland, Treasurer presented budget request totaling 110,210. A total budget of  $101,773 was approved for Treasurer. This is a decrease of 2.68%.

Tammy Borgman, Recorder presented budget request totaling $137,889. A total budget of $122,462 was approved for Recorder.  This is an increase of   2.38%.

Jeff French, Surveyor presented budget request totaling  $67,691. A total budget of  $57,344 was approved for Surveyor. This is an increase of 18.60%.

Pat Thomas, Health Department presented budget request totaling  $110,888 Health Environmental Department, $20,001 Health Maintenance, $15,000 Emergency Planning, $48,701 Tobacco Settlement (Prevention & Cessation) & $13,141 Tobacco Settlement (Environmental Division). Linda Alcorn, Health Nurse  $107,319 Health Nursing Division & Charlene Keck, Vial Recorders Director $98,692 Vital Recorders Department. A total budget of $101,048 was approved for Health Dept. Environmental. No increase. A total budget of $20,618 was approved for Health Maintenance. This is a 3.08%.  A total budget of $15,000 was approved for Emergency Planning. No increase. A total budget of  $47,201 was approved for Tobacco Settlement (Prevention & Cessation). A total budget of $131,141was approved for Tobacco Settlement (Environmental Division).  No increase.  A total budget of $85,603 was approved for Health Dept. (Nursing Division). No increase. A total budget of $90,999 was approved for Health Department (Vital Records). A decrease of 64.17% from 2003.

Rebecca Reatherford, Soil & Water Conservation District presented budget request totaling $61,102. A total budget of  $43, 879 was approved for Soil & Water Conservation.  No increase from 2003. Balance on Soil & Water budget in the commissioners’ budget.

Judy Steel, Ripley County Family & Children Services presented budget request totaling $2,676,500. A total budget of $2,796,170 was approved for Family & Children. An increase of 43.31%. Welfare Child Psych Treatment budget was approved for $119,670.

John Little, Robert Reiners & Chuck Folz, Ripley County Commissioners presented budget request totaling  $2,493,718 County Commissioners, $138,909 EDIT.  No budget presented for Cum. Cap. Development & Cum Jail. A total budget of $1,926,591 was approved for Commissioners.  EDIT budget combined with Highway.                    

Scott Melling, EMS Director presented budget request totaling $936,193. A total budget of  $750,155 was approved for EMS Director. This is a new budget for 2004.

Tab Brinson, Area Planning Commission presented budget request totaling $150,119. A total budget of $145,680 was approved for Area Planning Commission. This is a decrease of 2.96%.

Katherine Taul, Tourism Director presented budget request totaling $90,000. A total budget of $45,000 was approved for Innkeepers Budget.

Andrew Clark, Veterans’ Service Officer presented budget request totaling $32,576. A total budget of  $20,995 was approved for Veteran’s Service Officer. This is an increase of 2.72%.

Kelly Vollet, Technology Director presented budget request totaling $199,784. A total budget of $195,241 was approved for Technology. This is an increase of 35.97%.

Gene Bishop, Courthouse Maintenance & Janitorial presented budget request totaling  $81,592. A total budget of  $76,996 was approved for Courthouse Maintenance & Janitorial. This is an increase of 4.34%.

  Judy Schebler, E911 Director presented budget request totaling  $286,165 & Commissioners Communications $179,510 (County General). A total budget of $276,750 was approved for E911. This is a decrease of 5.91%. A total budget of $168,830 was approved for Commissioners Communications.

Owen Heaton, Jr., Ripley County Highway Superintendent presented budget request totaling  $170,314 Administration, $1,071,476 Maintenance & Repair,  $2,082,241 General & Undistributed Expense,  $315,000 Local Roads & Street, $653,793 Cum. Bridge, $600,000 EDIT. A total budget of $169,712 was approved for Highway Administration. This is an increase of 1.86%. A total budget of $1,071,476 was approved for Highway Maintenance & Repair. This is an increase of 15.15%. A total budget of $2,081,508 was approved for General & Undistributed Expense. This is an increase of 13.43%. A total budget of $315,000 was approved for Local Roads & Streets. No increase. A total budget of $653,733 was approved for Cum. Bridge.  An increase of 137.80%. A total of $676,955 was approved for EDIT. (Combined both EDIT Budgets) (Highway, Commissioners- Fairground, R.C Economic Development Corp., Attorney Fees)

Melvin Meisberger, Parks & Recreation presented budget request totaling  $105,259. A total budget of  $94,765 was approved for Parks & Recreation. This is an increase of 3.46%.

The Council approved a new budget for Belterra/Riverboat in the amount of $225,000.

The Council approved a new budget for Rising Sun/ Riverboat (Grand Vic) amount of  $1,210,000.

The Council adjourned after hearing presentations from all departments for the 2004 budgets until the next regular council meeting on October 21st at 7:00PM in the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, In.

 

 

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