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RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

DONALD DUNBAR, PRESIDENT

829 E. BEECH

P.O. BOX 122

OSGOOD, IN 47037

(812) 689-4406

  

MARK BUSCHING

608 CLEARVIEW LANE

VERSAILLES, IN  47042

(812) 689-7119

 

DEPHANE SMITH

5796 E. CO. RD. 475 N.

MILAN, IN 47031

(812) 654-2619

 

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

 

2007 Council meeting schedule

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

TUESDAY JANUARY 16, 2007

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2007 CANCELLED

THURSDAY MARCH 1, 2007

MONDAY APRIL 16, 2007

MONDAY MAY 21, 2007

MONDAY JUNE 18, 2007

MONDAY JULY 16, 2007

MONDAY AUGUST 20, 2007

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2007

MONDAY OCTOBER 15, 2007

MONDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2007

MONDAY DECEMBER 17, 2007

 

Unapproved Council Meeting Minutes for September 5, 6, 7, 2007 Budget Hearings

 

September 5,6,7, 2007

 

The Ripley County Council met on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, September 5th, 6th & 7th, 2007 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

Donald Dunbar, Council President called the meeting to order promptly at 7:30AM on Wednesday, September 5th, 2007. Council members Dephane Smith, David Simon, Ben Peetz, Edward Armbrecht, Juanita Kaiser and Don Dunbar were present for the council meeting.  Mark Busching was unable to attend the Budget Meetings.

Auditor McCoy acted as clerk taking minutes for the Council.

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

Dave Osborn, Extension Agent & Lu Ann Menchoffer presented budget request totaling $86,608. Council Members approved the budget as presented.  This is an increase of 6.96%.

Bill Neal, Park & Recreation presented budget request totaling $114,676.  Council Members approved the budget as presented. This is an increase of 9.97%.

Tom Grills, Sheriff of Ripley County presented Sheriff Budget request totaling $819,444. Council Members approved the budget at $569,031. This is a decrease of .12% for Sheriff Budget. Grills presented Jail budget request totaling $988,165. Council Members approved the budget at $841,178. This is an increase of 9.60%.

Carl Taul, Circuit Court Judge presented budget request totaling $250,970. Council Members approved the budget at $250,096. This is a decrease of 6.91%.

James Morris, Superior Court Judge presented budget request totaling $222,299. Council Members approved the budget at $219,682. This is an increase of 3.65%.

Shannon Schmaltz, Chief Probation Officer presented budget request totaling $205,700 Probation (County General). Council Members approved the budget at $201,000. This is an increase 25.19%.$137,700 Adult Probation 10.71% decrease, $3,000 Juvenile Probation 50% increase, $8,250 Juvenile Detention in Home, no increase, $12,000 Juvenile Substance Abuse Fund no increase, $19,336 Adult Administrative Fees 30.36% increase. Council Member approves the above budgets.

Ric Hertel, Prosecutor Ripley County presented budget request totaling $151,288 for Prosecutor (County General) 2.79% increase, $96,895 Child Support Division 2.59 increase, $88,460 Pre-Trail Diversion  1.07% decrease, $68,336 Victim Assistance Grant 1.99% increase. Council Members approved the above budgets.

Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor Ripley County presented budget request totaling $151,559 and requested that her second deputy be changed from a second to first deputy. Council Members approved the budget at $147,419 4.This is a 4.17% increase.

Ginger Bradford, Clerk, Ripley County Circuit Court presented budget request totaling $168,311 Clerk Circuit Court. Bradford requested that her clerical under Registration of Voters be changed to a First Deputy.  Council Members approve budget at $167,289 (Clerk) 3.98% increase, $65,608 Reg. of Voters 89.43% increase, $98,514 County Election Board 56.13% increase,$55,884 Clerk Superior Court 12.52% increase. Bradford requested that the clerical be changed in Clerk Superior Court to a second deputy.  Council Members approved the above budgets.

Eric Karsteter, Coroner presented budget request totaling $24,750. Council Members approved the budget at $24,802. This is an increase of 2.30%.

Wayne Peace, Emergency Management presented budget request totaling $38,857. Council Members approved budget as presented. This is an increase of 2.87%.

Shawna Bushhorn, Assessor presented budget request totaling $74,847. Council Members approve budget at $73,825.This is an increase of 3.37 %. $161,516 Reassessment 15.68% increase,  $6,000 County Sales Disclosure Fee 50% increase. Council Members approve the budgets.

Earline Copeland, Treasurer presented budget request totaling $107,728. Council Members approved budget at $106,706. This is a 3.56% increase.

Tammy Borgman, Recorder presented budget request totaling $145,343. Borgman requested that her clerical be moved to Second Deputy Council Members approved the budget at $107,132. This is a 5.59% decrease.

Jeff French, Surveyor presented budget request totaling $75,038. Council Members approved the budget at $65,381. French requested that his clerical be changed to a Second Deputy.  This is an increase of 15.62%. $26,000 County Surveyor Corner Prep. Fund 62.50% increase. Council Members approved budgets.

Patricia Thomas, Health Department & Dr. David Welsh presented budget request totaling $164,179 (Environmental Division) 4.84% increase, $57,581 (Nursing Division) 6.95% increase, $72,440 (Health Department) 3.11% increase, $53,342 (Health Maintenance) .06% increase, $15,800 (Local Emergency Planning) no increase, $24,073 (Tobacco Settlement) 26.22% increase, $35,235 (RC Comm. Tobacco Grant) 12.30% increase. Council Members approve the above budgets.

Rebecca Reatherford, Soil & Water presented budget request totaling $62,463. Council Members approved budget at $48,875. This is an increase of 5.00%.

Amy Slack, Family & Children Service presented budget request totaling $3,927,000. Council Members approved the budget at $3,927,000. This is an increase of 21.62%. $150,000 (Children Psychiatric Resid. Treatment)  200.00% increase. Council Members approved the above budget.

Robert Reiners, President of Commissioners presented budget request totaling $3,029,289. Council Members approved budget at $2,449,197. This is a 2.09% increase. $237,314 County Cum Cap Development Fund) 18.330% increase, $793,908 (EDIT) 1.93% increase, $537,000 (Beltarra Riverboat) 2.87%, $389,500 (Riverboat Gaming Fund) 8.65% increase, $90,000 (Riverboat-EMS) 12.50% increase. Council Members approved the above budgets.

Tad Brinson, Area Planning Commission/Building Inspector presented budget request totaling $169,705. Brinson request the second full time building inspector. Council Members approved budget at $159,355. This is a 9.62% increase.

Katherine Taul, Tourism Commission presented budget request totaling $50,000. Council Members approved budget at $50,000. No Increase.

Ken Hylton, Veteran Officer presented budget request totaling $29,733. Council Members approved budget at $29,733. This is a 14.55% increase.

Kelly Vollet, Technology presented budget request totaling $93,485. Council Members approved budget at $93,485. This is an increase 5.63%.

Johnny Lohrum, Maintenance presented budget request totaling $82,407. Council Members approved budget at $82,407. This is a 4.62% increase.

Judy Schebler, 911 presented budget request totaling $148,650 (Communication). Council Members approved budget at $148,650. This is an increase 5.52%. $95,000 (911 Wireless Communications) no increase, $381,994 (Emergency Telephone) 3.58% Increase. Council Members approved the above budgets.

Robert Reiners, Commissioners & Owen Heaton, Jr. Highway presented budget request totaling $185,930 (Highway Administrative). Council Members approved budget at $182,163 a 2.00% increase. $1,200,797 (Highway Maintenance & Repair)  18.33% increase, $$1,020,961 (Highway General) 5.44% decrease, $555,850 (Cum Bridge) 40.13% increase, $300,000 (Local Roads & Street) no increase. Council Members approved the above budgets.

Scott Huffman, EMS Director presented budget request totaling $142,070 (Emergency Medical Service EMS Fees) and the (Riverboat EMS) $90,000.Council Members approved budget. This is a 42.07% increase.

Council Member Smith made a motion to recess to Thursday, September 6th, 2007 at 7:30AM seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council President Dunbar opened the meeting on Thursday, September 6th, 2007 promptly at 7:30AM.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to give a 3% raise to the Ripley County Employees. Motion died for lack of a second.

Council Member Smith made a motion to give a 2% raise to Elected Official & Employee over $30,000 and 5% raise to County Employees under $30,000 (subject to further consideration by Council) seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved by four (4) Council Members Simon, Smith, Armbrecht, Dunbar and one (1) against Kaiser. Council Member Peetz abstained.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to pay $9.72 for all clerical workers seconded by Council Member Smith. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion that all claims presented to the County Auditor are not to be paid without the Acc# seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to pay the Sheriff of Ripley County 60% of Prosecutor pay ($73,000) or take care of the meals seconded by Council Member Smith. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Smith made a motion to recess till 7:30AM on Friday, September 7th, 2007 seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council President opened the meeting promptly at 7:30AM on Friday, September 7th, 2007.

Requests had been made by the Auditor, Clerk, Surveyor, Recorder and Planning Commission to move deputies up to First and Second Deputies during the budget hearing.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to move three deputies to first deputies and move one to second deputy. Motion died for lack of second.

Council Member Simon made a motion to keep all deputies the same as in 2007. Motion died for lack of second.

Council Member Smith made a motion to make three (3) first deputies in Auditorís Office and leave clerical at $20,000 seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved by Smith & Kaiser. Three (3)  (Armbrecht, Simon & Dunbar) against. Peetz abstained.

Changes in deputies and part time that had been requested by (Auditor, Clerk, Surveyor, Recorder & Planning Commission) was approved for 2008.

Council Member Simon made a motion to adjourn until the regular meeting on Monday, September 17th, 2007 seconded by Council Member Smith. Motion approved unanimously.

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