RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL

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District 2

Dephane Smith, President

5796 E Co Rd 475 N

Milan, IN 47031

812-654-2619

 

District 1

Juanita (Dee Dee) Kaiser

418 Pleasant View Lane

Batesville, IN  47006

812-934-4899

 

At Large

Brenda Wetzler

413 E Fairground Ave

Osgood, IN  47037

 

At Large

Mark Horstman

13825 N Co Rd 775 E

Sunman, IN  47041

District 3

Bill McDonald, President Pro Tem

5756 W Fairground Rd

Osgood, IN  47037

812-689-6699

 

District 4

Edward L. Armbrecht

1784 E County Rd 800 S

Versailles, IN  47042

812-667-5690

 

At Large

Bill Warren

645 Columbia Avenue

Osgood, IN  47037

812-689-4427

2013 Meeting Schedule

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

Tuesday, January 22

Tuesday, February 19
Monday, March 18
Monday, April 15
Monday, May 20
Monday, June 17
Monday, July 15
Monday, August 19
Budget Hearings TBA
Monday, September 16
Monday, October 21
Monday, November 18
Monday, December 16

 

Council Meeting Minutes

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

The Ripley County Council met on Monday, September 16, 2013 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

Council President Ms. Dephane Smith opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegience to the flag and a moment of silence for those killed in the Navy Yard and those victims of the Colorado flooding.  Council Members Dephane Smith, Bill McDonald, Ed Armbrecht, Juanita Kaiser, Brenda Wetzler, Bill Warren, and Mark Horstman were in attendance.     Also in attendance were Attorney Ertel and Auditor Wagner.

First order of business was to recess to the budget public hearing.  Council Member Wetzler made the motion with a second from Council Member Armbrecht.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

Major Pippin asked if the budget being approved by the Council would be approved by the State.  The Council stated they felt it would be approved.

Ms. Kelly Vollet thanked the Council for their hard work in preparing the budgets.

With no further public comment Council Member Wetzler moved to close the public hearing with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

Council Member Wetzler then moved to reconvene the regular meeting with a second from Council Member Horstman.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

Approval of the minutes from the August 19, 2013 meeting and the Ripley County Council Special Meeting for 2014 Budget Reviews:

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve the minutes with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  The motion passed with 6 yes and Council Member Warren abstaining since he was absent the August 19, 2013 meeting and the special meeting

TRANSFERS:  Council Approval Needed

Coroner:

$1200.00 FROM #1001-34600-000-0010 Autopsy TO #1001-35800-000-0010 Vehicle Maintenance .  This is to repair the coroner vehicle

No one from the coroner’s office was in attendance since the new coroner had just been named this month.  This request was handled with the additional appropriation from the coroner’s office.  (See below in appropriations for motion and vote.)

911:

$1620.00 FROM #1222-17302-000-0045 Telecommunicator  TO #1222-11290-000-0045 Holiday Pay. This is to pay for the incorrectly applied Holiday pay and was not budgeted in 2013.

Council Member Wetzler moved to approve the request with a second from Council Member Horstman.  Motion passed with 6 yes and Council Member McDonald abstaining.

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS:

Coroner:

$8000.00 TO # 1001-34600-000-0010 Autopsy.  This is due to the high number of autopsies required in 2103.  This should cover the balance of 2013.

This request was considered at the same time as the transfer above.  Council Member Horstman moved to table the requests with a second from Council Member Warren.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

Cum Bridge:

$13308.88 TO # 1135-32620-000-0033 Bridge Reinspection.  This is to pay USI Consultants for the final invoice of the 2010-2014 contract.

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve the request with a second form Council Member Warren.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

OLD BUSINESS:

None

NEW BUSINESS:

Major Pippin from the Sheriff’s Department stated he would be at the next Council meeting for signatures on their retirement statement required each year. He also stated he would be requesting an additional vehicle repairs.

Next he informed the Council that the petty cash fund in the department had been found to be $296.90 short on 8/26/2013 after reconciliation by the Matron.  The State Board of Accounts has been notified and they will be conducting an investigation.  Major pippin advised the Council Sheriff Grills stated he would replace the lost funds personally.  The State Police had also been notified and they advised to wait until State Board of Accounts was finished with their investigation.  At this point it cannot be determined if it is a clerical error or criminal act.  The Sheriff has taken additional steps to further secure the petty cash.

Council Member Armbrecht requested the rate of return on the Sheriff’s Department Pension be obtained and reported to the Council.  He also requested the information on how the longevity was calculated and suggested an ordinance be developed if one cannot be located.  Major Pippin advised he would obtain the information.

Non-Binding Reviews:  2014 unit budgets

Adams—Council Member Horstman moved to approve with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

Batesville Civil City—Council Member McDonald moved to not approve and recommended they stay within the county growth quotient.  Council Member Wetzler seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

Batesville Community School Corporation—Council Member Wetzler moved to not approve and recommended to stay within the county growth quotient.  Council Member Horstman seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

Batesville Public Library—Council member Wetzler moved to approve with a second from Council Member McDonald.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

Brown Township—Council Member McDonald moved to approve with a second from Council Member Horstman.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

Center Township—Council Member Kaiser moved to not approve and recommended to stay within the county growth quotient.  Council Member Horstman seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

Delaware Township—Council Member Kaiser moved to not approve and recommended to stay within the county growth quotient.  Council Member McDonald seconded and the  motion  passed with 7 yes.

Franklin Township—Council Member McDonald moved to approve with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

Holton Civil Town—Council Member Wetzler moved to approve with a second from Council Member Horstman. Motion passed with 7 yes.

Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation—Council Member Kaiser moved to not approve and recommended to stay within the county growth quotient.  Council Member Horstman seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

Jackson Township—Council Member McDonald moved to approve with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

Johnson Township—Council Member McDonald moved to not approve and recommended to stay within the county growth quotient.  Council Member Horstman seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

Laughrey Township—Council Member McDonald moved to not approve and recommended to stay within the county growth quotient.  Council Member Kaiser seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

Milan Civil Town—Council Member McDonald moved to not approve and recommended to stay within the county growth quotient.  Council Member Kaisser seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

Milan Community School Corporation—Council Member Horstman moved to not approve and recommended to stay within the county growth quotient.  Council Member Kaiser seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

Napoleon Civil Town—Council Member Kaiser moved to not approve and recommended to stay within the county growth quotient.  Council Member Horstman seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

Osgood Civil Town—Council Member Kaiser moved to not approve and recommended to stay within the county growth quotient.  Council Member McDonald seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

Osgood Public Library—Council Member McDonald moved to approve with a second from Council member Horstman.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

Otter Creek Township—Council Member Kaiser moved to not approve and recommended to stay within the county growth quotient.  Council Member Horstman seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

Shelby Township—Council Member Wetzler moved to approve with a second from Council member Kaiser.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

South Ripley Community School Corporation—Council Member Wetzler moved to approve with a second from Council Member Horstman.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

Sunman Civil Town—Council Member Kaiser moved to not approve and recommended to stay within the county growth quotient.  Council Member Horstman seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

Versailles Civil Town—No budget or levy figures were submitted.  Council Member Wetzler moved to not approve with the note that Council did the non binding review for the taxing unit and recommended the DLGF procedures be followed.  Council Member Horstman seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

Washington Township—Council Member McDonald moved to approve with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

OTHER INFORMATION:

None

PUBLIC COMMENT:

None

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  Mr. Jeff Volz—Absent

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE: Edward Armbrecht—None

E911 ADVISORY BOARD:  Ms. Juanita Kaiser—None

SEI REGIONAL PLANNING COMM.—Ms. Juanita Kaiser—SIRPC is applying, as  sponsor, for a grant for Lifetime Resources.

GRANTS COMMITTEE –None

SOUTHEAST INDIANA RECYCLING—Mr. Bill McDonald—The Batesville site progresses and is close to operational.          

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 Horstman and the motion passed with 7 yes.

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