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 09/16/03

September 16, 2003

The Ripley County Council met on Tuesday, September 16th, 2003 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, in.

Don Dunbar, Ripley County Council President called the public meeting to order promptly at 7:00PM with Council Members Dephane Smith, Lawrence Nickell, Juanita Bauer, William Dramann, David C. Simon and Edward Armbrecht in attendance. This public meeting of the Ripley County Council is the adoption meeting for the Tax Rates and Levy.

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

Neil Comer, Ripley County Attorney was present to advise the board on legal matters.

Council Member Nickell made the motion to approve the minutes of August 19th, 2003 and seconded by Council Member Armbrecht. Motion approved by six council members (Armbrecht, Simon, Smith, Nickell, Dunbar & Dramann) Council member Bauer was not present at the August 19th, 2003 meeting.

Council Member Bauer made the motion to approve the minutes of September 2nd, 2003 (Budget hearing) and seconded by Council Member Dramann. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made the motion to approve the additional appropriation of  $1,722 from Juvenile Probation User’s Fee Fund for Ripley County Probation seconded by Council Member Dramann. Motion approved unanimously.  (Funds will be used as the remaining matching fund for The Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant already received)

Council Member Armbrecht made the motion to approve the additional appropriation of $12,696.08 from the Riverboat Computer Technology (Llow software payment) and seconded by Council Member Bauer. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Nickell made the motion to approve the additional appropriation of  $7,322.37 from the Riverboat Gaming Belterra Fund (balance of Llow Contract) and seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made the motion to approve the transfer of funds for Pat Thomas/Vicky Powell Project Coordinators from the Ripley County Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program in the amount of $9,740 from fund # 564-37800-000-564 Contractual Service to Fund# 100-13802-000-007 Ripley County Sheriff Department (Project Butt Out) and seconded by Council Member Bauer. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Simon made the motion to approve the transfer of funds for Ripley County Auditor in the amount of $6,200 from fund#100-32100-000-004 Bookbinding to Fund#100-11600-000-0 Clerical and seconded by Council Member Armbrecht. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht advised the council members that he would like to take the Cum. Jail rate off for 2004. County Attorney Neil Comer explained to the council members what the cum jail fund could be used for (Contractual Repairs, Equipment of County Jail, etc.) After a short discussion council member Armbrecht made the motion to remove the Cum Jail Tax Rate to zero and seconded by council member Bauer. Four Council Members were in favor of the motion (Bauer, Armbrecht, Simon & Dramann) and three Council Members were against (Nickell, Smith & Dunbar).

Council Member Armbrecht made the motion to approve the budget’s for 2004 as approved by appropriating body and seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

County Attorney, Neil Comer advised the Council Member that PERF now allows for the Pre tax and that this would be a benefit to the county employees. Council Member Simon made a motion to approve the Resolution for Employer Participation in the Pick-Up of Additional Employee Contributions and seconded by Council Member Armbrecht. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made the motion to approve the Ripley County Sheriff’s salary contract for 2003 in the amount of $50,717 and seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously. 

Upon Motion by Council Member Bauer, seconded by Council Member Nickell, the following Ordinance was adopted by unanimous vote:

 

“Ordained that the salaries and wages of the officers and employees listed on the statement of Salaries and Wages (Form 144) for year 2004 are adopted.

Commissioners advised the Council that they would be picking up 2004 insurance increase for the county employees.

Scott Melling, EMS Director advised that everything is progressing well.

Committee Reports:

Economic Development- Chuck Folz advised that he was not able to attend the meeting.

Technology Committee-Edward Armbrecht-No meeting

E911 Advisory Board-Juanita Bauer- Nothing

SEI Regional Planning Committee-Dephane Smith-Nothing

Grants Committee-Donald Dunbar advised that we have three grants out at the present time (EMS, Video Arraignment & Computers)  

Solid Waste District-Donald Dunbar

EMS Advisory Committee-Dephane Smith advised next meeting 17th Sept.

Welfare Committee-William Dramann reported that he had received a welfare report for July, Aug, and Sept

Ripley County Council Member Nickell made the motion to adjourn until the next regular meeting on Oct. 21st at 7:00PM in the Ripley County Annex, Versailles, In.

 

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