RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL

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Dephane Smith, President

5796 E County Rd 475 N

Milan, IN  47031

812-654-2619

 

 

Juanita (Dee Dee) Kaiser

418 Pleasant View Lane

Batesville, IN  47006

812-934-4899

 

 

Bill Dramann

347 S Park Avenue

Batesville, IN  47006

812-934-4280

 

 

Bill McDonald

5756 W Fairground Rd

Osgood, IN  47037

812-689-6699

Donald Dunbar, Vice President

829 E Beech Street

P.O. Box 122

Osgood, IN  47037

812-689-4406

 

Edward L. Armbrecht

1784 E County Rd 800 S

Versailles, IN  47042

812-667-5690

 

 

Bill Warren

645 Columbia Avenue

Osgood, IN  47037

812-689-4427

 

2011 Meeting Schedule

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

Wednesday, January 19

Wednesday, February 23
Monday, March 21
Monday, April 18
Monday, May 16
Monday, June 20
Monday, July 18
Monday, August 15
Monday, September 19
Monday, October 17
Monday, November 21
Monday, December 19

 

 

COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

The Ripley County Council met on Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

Council President Ms. Dephane Smith called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00PM with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Council Members Donald Dunbar, Bill Warren, Bill McDonald, Juanita Kaiser, and Edward Armbrecht were also in attendance.   Bill Dramann was absent.

William Lee Wagner, Ripley County Auditor took minutes for the Council Meeting.

The first order of business was to recess the meeting for the public hearing on the budgets.  Council Member Armbrecht moved to recess and open the public hearing, with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  The motion passed with 6 yes.

The public meeting was opened with no one from the public present. 

Council Member Warren moved to close the public hearing with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  The motion passed with 6 yes.

Council Member McDonald then moved to reconvene the Council Meeting with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  The motion passed with 6 yes.

The minutes of August 15, 2011 were approved, with 6 yes and 1 absent, from a motion by Council Member McDonald and a second from Council Member Kaiser.

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS:

Health Department:

$354.12 FROM 8119-25355-000-0564 Community Tobacco Grant to close the grant account.

Council Member Armbrect moved to approve the request with a second from Council Member Warren.  The motion passed with 5 yes and Council Member McDonald abstaining.

Commissioners:

$50,000.00 For County General  1001-39801-000-0018 To pay for Secure Dentention for the balance of 2011. 

Auditor Wagner requested this be tabled until a closer number could be obtained for the balance of 2011.  Council Member Dunbar so moved and Council Member McDonald seconded.  The motion passed with 6 yes.

TRANSFER OF FUNDS: Requiring Council approval

Health Department:

$65.47 FROM 1159-32731-000-0034 VR Office Supplies TO 1159-32731-000-0034 VR Repairs

Council Member Kaiser moved to approve the request with a second from Council Member Armbrecht.  The motion passed with 6 yes.

TRANSFERS OF FUNDS:  Not Needing Council Approval

Highway:

$70,075.60 FROM Stone TO 1112-35250-000-0278 Bituminous

$125.00 FROM 1169-32520-000-0217 Bituminous TO 1169-32490-000-0217 Stone

Assessor:

$360.00 FROM 1001-32800-000-0011 Meetings TO 1001-32700-000-0011 Mileage

Clerk:

$100.00 FROM 1001-32301-000-0001 Copy Machine Maintenance TO 1001-32800-000-0001 Meetings

Recorder:

$23.97 FROM 1001-33200-000-0006 Copy Service/Micro Film TO 1001-32301-000-0006 Maintenance Agreement

OLD BUSINESS:  NONE

NEW BUSINESS:

Council Member Dunbar presented some figures of how the surplus funds for the annex were built over the years.  Discussed who was responsible for the EDIT funds cut to the Parks.  This was recommended by the commissioners as a lace to cut funds as needed and was approved by the Council during budget reviews.  He also expressed his opinion of the statements made by the Sheriff to the news media on the fence and lack of employees  contributing to the jailbreak. 

Area Planning Director, Mr. Tad Brinson, advised the Council of $21,110.00 of funds in a dormant account from deposits made to the Planning Commission.  He was advised to check with the State Board of Accounts on closing this account and transferring to County General.  He questioned if the money could be used to purchase another truck for the inspectors.  He was told the money could not be earmarked and to bring his request to the commissioners.

PUBLIC COMMENT:  Council Member Warren discussed having a committee to research the differences in pay scales for Office deputy positions.  He was authorized by the Council to name a committee of Shawna Bushhorn-Assessor, Bill Wagner-Auditor, Bill Warren-Council Member, Bob Reiners-Commissioner, and Bill McDonald-Council Member to study research the issue.

Council also discussed with the Sheriff how to transfer funds to cover some contract commitments for the balance of 2011.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  Mr. Jeff Volz—Absent

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE—Mr. Edward Armbrecht—None      

E911 ADVISORY BOARD:  Ms. Juanita Kaiser—None

SEI REGIONAL PLANNING COMM.—Ms. Dephane Smith—None

GRANTS COMMITTEE –Ms. Dephane Smith—None

SOLID WASTE DISTRICT—Mr. Bill McDonald-None

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 Kaiser and the motion passed unanimously with 6 yes.

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