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

 

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

 

2006 Council meeting schedule

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

TUESDAY JANUARY 17, 2006

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2006

TUESDAY MARCH 21, 2006

TUESDAY APRIL 18, 2006

TUESDAY MAY 16, 2006

TUESDAY JUNE 20, 2006

TUESDAY JULY 18, 2006

TUESDAY AUGUST 15, 2006

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2006

TUESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2006

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2006

TUESDAY DECEMBER 19, 2006

 

Unapproved Council Meeting Minutes for Sept. 6, 7, 8, 2006 Budget Hearings

 

Ripley County Council Budget Meeting

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, September 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2006

 

The Ripley County Council met on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, September 6th, 7th & 8th, 2006 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

Donald Dunbar, Council President called the meeting to order promptly at 7:30AM on Tuesday, September 6th, 2006.  Council Members Don Dunbar, David Simon, Edward Armbrecht, William Dramann, Ben Peetz, Dephane Smith were in attendance. Mark Busching was unable to attend the budget meeting for 2007.

Mary Ann McCoy, Auditor, acted as clerk to the Council taking minutes for the meeting.

The Finance Committee advised at the June meeting that they recommended a 4% raise/no cap to be given to the employees of Ripley County. Council Member Armbrecht advised at the June meeting that is the recommendation assuming that the budgets are approximately the same as in 2006.

Council President Dunbar asked if there were any questions or comments from the public and advised the budget meetings are open to the public.

Dave Osborn, Extension Agent & Lu Ann Menchoffer presented budget request totaling $79,972. Osborn advised that the only raises are the 4% salary increase, except the county agent salary was raised to $18,405 and advised that mileage could be tight. Council raised the mileage a $1,000. Council Members approved the budget at $80,972. This is an increase of 9.41%.

Bill Davison, Ripley County Sheriff presented budget request totaling $561,878 for sheriff and $767,497 for the Jail. Armbrecht questioned the third deputy pay and Davison advised that since he will not be sheriff next year by law he can come back as a Lieutenant or higher. Davison presented 4% salary increase. Council Members amended the Sheriff’s to $70,000 per the Prosecutor’s salary. Council Members approved the Sheriff budget for $575,718 and Jail budget for $767,497. This is an increase of 9.82% for Sheriff and 1.08% increase for the Jail. Council will set down with the new sheriff to determine the salary for 2007.

Carl Taul, Circuit Court Judge presented budget request totaling $268,647 Circuit Court.  Taul presented salary raises of 4%.Council Members approved the budget as presented $268,647.This is a decrease of 2.68%. 

James Morris, Superior Court Judge presented budget request totaling $211,949. Morris presented salary raises of 4%. Council Members approved the budget as presented $211,949. This is an increase of $2.06%.

Shannon Schmaltz, Chief Probation Officer presented budget request totaling $160,561 Probation Department (County General) 3.09% increase, $154,219 Adult Probation 34.38% increase, $1,500 Juvenile Probation 97.84% decrease,  $8,250 Juvenile In-Home Detention  no increase, $12,000 Juvenile Substance Abuse no increase, $27,765 Adult Administrative Fee 304.33% increase. Council Members approved budgets as presented.

Mary Ann McCoy, Ripley County Auditor presented budget request totaling $141,522. McCoy presented salary raises of 4%. Council Members approved budget as presented $141,522. This is an increase of 3.03%.

Ric Hertel, Ripley County Prosecutor presented budget request totaling $147,179 Prosecutor-County General  6.94% increase, $94,450 Child Support Division 21.74% increase, $89,419 Pre-Trial Diversion 1.31% increase and $67,003 Victim Assistance Grant 7.03% increase. Hertel presented salary raises of 4%. Commissioners will add to their budget the Victim Assistance Matching Grant of $10,855 for 2006 & 2007. Council Members approved the budgets as presented.

Andy Clark, Veterans Service Officer presented budget request totaling $25,956. Clark presented salary raises of 4%.Clark advised that he is in need of a hand bar for the veteran’s van. Commissioners will look at this need for the veteran’s van. Council Members approved the budgets as presented. This is an increase of 4.30%

Wayne Peace, Emergency Management Agency presented budget request totaling $37,772. Peace presented salary raises of 4%. Council Members approved the budget as presented. This is an increase of 2.26%.

Earline Copeland, Treasurer presented budget request totaling $103,036. Copeland presented salary raises of 4%. Council members approved the budget as presented. This is an increase .33%

Tammy Borgman, Recorder presented budget request totaling $137,057 increase of 15.43%. Borgman presented salary raises of 4%. Borgman advised the council that she is   requesting for a second deputy out of her clerical. Council will take this under consideration at the end of the budget hearing. Council Members approved the budget at $114,694 decrease of 3.41% and decided not to upgrade the clerical to a deputy.

Ginger Bradford, Clerk, Circuit Court presented budget request totaling $160,888 Clerk Circuit Court increase of 3.68%, $49,668 Clerk Superior Court increase of 1.89%,  $63,097 Election Board decrease of 35.75%, $34,634 Registration of Voters decrease of 39,07%. Bradford presented raises of 4%. Bradford presented a requested that the council approve her clerical as a first deputy. Council will take this under consideration at the end of the budget hearing. Council Members approve budgets as presented and decided to not upgrade the deputy.

Kelly Vollet, Technology presented budget request totaling $88,500. Vollet advised the council that she had not given the 4% raise to her part-time assistant. Council Members approved the budget as presented. No increase. Vollet salary is in the commissioners cum cap budget.

Eric Karsteter, Coroner presented budget request totaling $24,244.  Council Members approved the budget after corrections. This is an increase of 25.44%.

Shawna Bushhorn, Assessor presented budget request totaling $71,421 Assessor increase of 3.52%, $139,624 Reassessment increases of 1.45%, $4,000 Sales Disclosure Fund no increase. Bushhorn presented salary raises of 4%. Council Members approved the budget after corrections.

Jeff French, Surveyor presented budget request totaling $63,068 increase of 16.16% and requested a second deputy instead of clerical and $16,000 Surveyor’s Corner Perpetuation Fund no increase. French present salary raises of 4%. Council Members will take this under consideration at the end of the budget hearing. Council Members approve budget at $56,550 Surveyor increase of 4.15% and decided to not upgrade the deputy.

Rebecca Reatherford, Soil & Water Conservation District presented budget request totaling $46,548. Reatherford presented salary raises of 4%.Council Members approved the budget as presented. This is a decrease of 6.45%.  

Tad Brinson, Area Planning Commission presented budget request totaling $145,376. Brinson presented salary raises of 4%. Council Member approved the budget as presented. This is an increase of 5.78%.

Katherine Taul, Tourism presented budget request totaling $50,000 Innkeepers Tax on increase. Tourism budget of $40,000 is requested in the Commissioners EDIT fund budget. Council Members approved Innkeepers budget as presented.

Judy Schebler, 911/Communication Director presented budget request totaling $368,804 911 increases of 10.51%, $140,870 Commissioners Communication decreased 12.56%. Schebler presented salary raises of 4%. Council Members approved budgets as presented.

Pat Thomas, Health Department & Dr. Welch presented budget request totaling $161,456 Health Department Environmental increase of 9.34%. Council Members approved $156,605 and  changed title from Sanitarian to Environmental Health Specialist/ Public Health Assistant to Environmental Health Specialist for Health Department Environmental  20.16% decrease, $64,730 Nursing Department increase of 30.97 % Council Members approved $53,841 increase of 8.94%, $80,018 Health Department/Vital Records increase of 3.49%, Council Members approved title change from Registrar #2 to Public Health Assistant and $70,252 a decrease of 28.91%, $53,310 Health Maintenance increase of 60.87%, Council Members approved as presented, $15,800 Local Emergency Planning no increase, Council Members approved as presented, $19,073 Tobacco Settlement no increase, Council Members approved as presented, $31,376 RC Tobacco Grant decrease 41.09%, Council Members approved as presented, $67,814 Bio-Terrorism Grant increased 3.81%. Council Members approved $67,137 increase of 2.78%. Council Members approved 4% raises.

Scott Huffman, EMS Director presented budget request totaling $358,500 from Commissioners Riverboat Gaming Fund decreases of 37.53% and $100,000 from EMS Fees an increase of 321.05%. Huffman requested that his salary be raised to the $51,000 same as the previous director. Council Members approved budgets as presented.

India Turner, Family & Children Director presented budget request of $50,000 Children Psychiatric Residential Fund a decrease of 58.33% and $3,229,000 Family & Children Services an increase of 9.05% (Council changed the tax levy $1,757,932 and balance is to be reimbursed by the state) Council Members approved the budget. Auditor will check on the repayment from the Psychiatric Fund to the county.

June Branson, Maintenance/Janitor presented budget request of $78,768 Maintenance-Janitorial increase 3.69%.  Branson presented salary raises of 4%. Council Members approved the budget as presented.

Warren Bruns, Park & Recreation presented budget request of $104,278 Park & Recreation 5.35%. Council Members approved the budget as presented. No raises were presented per Bruns.

Junior Heaton, Highway Superintendent & Eudora Henthorn, Highway Secretary presented budgets request of $1,014,792 Repairs & Maintenance decease of 2.15%, $178,590 Highway Administrative increase of 3.36%, $1,079,733 Highway General increase of 2.19%, $300,000 Local Road & Street decrease of 9.91% and $396,670 decease of 6.11%. Heaton presented salary raises of 4%. Council Members approved the budget as presented but was advised the highway that they were spending more than the revenue they are receiving.

Robert Reiners, President of Commissioners presented budgets request of $2,388,274 Commissioners. Council Members approved the budget per corrections for $2,398,984 increase of 1.28%. Commissioners Cumulative Capital Development budget of $200,674. Council Members approved the Cumulative Capital Development budget of $200,600 increase of .80%. Commissioners included the Technology Coordinator salary in the Cumulative Capital Development Fund.

Commissioners presented a budget of $522,000 Beltara (Riverboat Fund) decrease of .57%, $438,500 Riverboat Gaming Fund decrease of 13.72% and $475,000 Major Moves Construction Fund (new fund). Council Members approved the budget as presented for Beltara, Riverboat Gaming & Major Moves funds. Commissioners presented the budget $778,908 EDIT increase of 1.48%. Council Members made changes to the EDIT fund by taking the Stone/$150,000 and the Bitumiunons/$450,000 and putting the total $600,000 into an Economic Development Projects Fund.

Council Members agreed to not upgrade any deputies at this time.

Council Member Smith made a motion to approve the budgets as amended by the Ripley County Council seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved five (5) Council Member. (Smith, Armbrecht, Peetz, Dunbar and Simon) Dramann abstained due to the Sheriff’s budget. Council Member Busching was not present.

Council Members recessed until Friday, September 8th, 2006 @ 8:00AM.

Council President Dunbar opened the meeting on Friday, September 8th, 2006 at 8:00AM to discuss the EDIT Plan for 2007 & 2008. Council Members present for the meeting were Smith, Dunbar, Simon & Armbrecht. Dramann, Busching & Peetz were not present.

Council Members advised the commissioners that changes had been made to the EDIT budget for 2007. Bituminous & Stone were transferred to an Economic Development Project Fund for 2007.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to amend the motion to approve the budgets seconded by Council Member Smith. Motion approved by those present. (Smith, Dunbar, Armbrecht & Simon).

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve all the budgets except the EDIT Fund budget seconded by Council Member Smith. Motion approved by those present. (Smith, Dunbar, Armbrecht & Simon)

Council Member Smith made a motion to adjourn until the next regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19th, 2006 @ 7:00PM seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved by those present. (Smith, Dunbar, Armbrecht & Simon)

 

 

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