RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL

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Dephane Smith, President

5796 E. Co. 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, President Pro Tem

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

 

 

 

 

2012 Meeting Schedule

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

Wednesday, January 18

Tuesday, February 21
Monday, March 19
Monday, April 16
Monday, May 21
Monday, June 18
Monday, July 16
Monday, August 20
8:00 am September 4, 5, 6 Budget Reviews
Monday, September 17
Monday, October 15
Monday, November 19
Monday, December 17

 

Council Meeting Minutes

Unofficial Minutes prepared by Bill Wagner, Ripley County Auditor

The Ripley County Council met on Monday, October 15, 2012 at the Ripley County EMS 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 Bill McDonald, Edward Armbrecht, Bill Dramann, Bill Warren, and Donald Dunbar were in attendance.   Council Member Juanita Kaiser was absent. Also in attendance were Attorney Ertel and Auditor Wagner.

Approval of minutes from September 17, 2012:

Council Member Dunbar moved to approve the minutes as presented with a second from Council Member McDonald.  The motion passed with 6 yes.  Council Member Kaiser was absent.

Council Member Warren moved to recess to the Budget Adoption Hearing.  Council Member McDonald seconded and the motion passed with 6 yes and Council Member Kaiser absent.

Council Member Dunbar moved to open the Budget Adoption Hearing with a second from Council Member Warren. Motion passed with 6 yes.

There was no public input or questions and Council Member McDonald moved to adjourn the Budget

Adoption Hearing and Reconvene the Council Meeting.  Council Member Warren seconded and the motion passed with 6 yes-Council Member Kaiser was absent.

TRANSFER OF FUNDS: (Council Approval Not Needed)

NONE

TRANSFER OF FUNDS:  (Council Approval Needed)

Park & Recreation

$550.00 FROM #1219-15100-000-050 Caretaker Assistant TO #1219-37800-000-050 Contractual Services (To pay for appraisals on property being purchased)

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve with a second from Council Member Dunbar.  The motion passed with 6 yes-Council Member Kaiser was absent.

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS:

Highway

$30.000.00 for #1176-29100-000-0027 Garage and Motors for claims and tires for the rest of the year.

Council Member Dunbar moved to approve the request with a second from Council Member Warren.  The motion passed with 6 yes-Council Member Kaiser was absent.

Sheriff

$67,500.00 for #1001-25700-000-0007 Garage and Motors to pay for fuel and repairs for remainder of 2012.

REDUCTION OF APPROPRIATIONS:

Sheriff

$20,000.00 in Inmate Medical and Dental #1001-28200-000-0014

$15,000.00 in Utilities #1001-37900-000-0014

$32,500.00 in Meals for Prisoners #1001-37501-000-0014

These reductions equaled the additional appropriations.

Major David Pippin and Matron Toni Halcomb appeared to represent the Sheriff Department.  They advised they calculated $35,000.00 would be needed to get through the remainder of 2012 and the rest would be for repairs and tires as needed.  Major Pippin stated the Sheriff had restricted off duty driving by his department to reduce the fuel consumption.

Council Member Dramann questioned if a charge for the vehicles could be made to offset the cost of the equipment for special events.  Major Pippin stated this had been discussed but no decision had been made.  Major Pippin also stated his opinion was VIN checks should also have a charge to offset the cost of the mileage and time involved.

With no further discussion Council Member Dunbar moved to approve the request for $35,000.00.  Council Member Armbrecht seconded.  Vote was 3 yes-Council Members Dramann, Armbrecht, and Dunbar and 2 no-Council Members Smith and Warren.  Council Member McDonald abstained.  Council Member Kaiser was absent.

Council Member McDonald then moved to approve the requested $67,500.00 with a second from Council Member Warren.  Vote was 3 yes-Council Members Smith, McDonald, and Warren and 3 no-Council Members Armbrecht, Dunbar, and Dramann.  Council Member Kaiser was absent.

Council Member Armbrecht then stated he would like to see more concrete numbers of estimates at the next meeting and moved to table the request until the November 19, 2012 meeting.  Council Member McDonald seconded and the motion passed with 6 yes-Council Member Kaiser was absent.

Council Member Armbrecht then discussed the request for a transfer for additional funds to the Part-Time Maintenance position.  He stated he felt the job description did not match the work described in the current job description.  He also questioned the amount of hours currently being worked and if it exceeded the part time description.

OLD BUSINESS:

Clerk

Additional  Appropriations tabled from the September meeting were discussed.

$1304.52 From #1001-11200-000-0001 General Fund to pay Tammy Borgman benefits on resignation.

$500.00 From #1001-13801-000-0003 County General to pay for overtime for Vickie Hon for the November election.

$206.01 From County General to pay Vickie Hon for overtime in the May election.

These requests were withdrawn.

$455.37 From #1001-13801-000-0002 County General  to pay Diane Macek for overtime in the May election.

Council Member McDonald moved to approve with a second from Council Member Warren.  The motion passed with 5 yes-Council Member Dunbar abstained and Council Member Kaiser was absent.

$500.00 From County General to pay Diane Macek for overtime in the November election.

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve with a second from Council Member Warren.  The motion passed with 6 yes-Council Member Kaiser was absent.

NEW BUSINESS:

Mr. Joe Fette appeared to ask the Council if any complaints had been received since he had provided body shop services to the Sheriff Department and was not in Ripley County.  He was advised they had not and Commissioner Reiners spoke for the commissioners and stated they had not received any either.

Council Member stated he felt the Sheriff Retirement Fund needed to be investigated to see what fees were being assessed. 

Also a need for an addition appropriation would be required due to the large increase of premiums at the June renewal.    This will be worked on with the Auditor for the next meeting.

Council Member Armbrecht discussed transfer of funds in department budgets.  He stated the Council could require all transfers be approved by the Council.  He then moved effective 1-1-2013 all transfers would be required to be approved by the Council.

Council Member Dunbar seconded and the motion passed with 5 yes-Council Members Armbrecht, Dunbar, Dramann, Smith, and Warren and Council Member McDonald abstaining.  Council Member Kaiser was absent.

Council Member Armbrecht then moved to have Attorney Ertel to review the statute and if legal, prepare an Ordinance that would require a vote of 5 council members (2/3) to approve additional appropriations.   Council Member Dramann seconded and the motion passed with 4 yes-Council Members Smith, Dramann, Armbrecht, and Dunbar and 2 no-Council Members Warren and McDonald.  Council Member Kaiser was absent.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Commissioner Stutler advised the Council that a second air quality test had been done and what repairs had been made to date.  He also advised a mold sniffing dog had been used to pinpoint the source of any mold.  One spot on the third floor had been found, Judge Taul’s old law books, and a spot in the Clerk’s office had been found.  He stated these would be addressed and cleaned and any additional repairs needed would be made.

PUBLIC COMMENT: NONE

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  Mr. Jeff Volz—ABSENT

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE: Edward Armbrecht-Ms. Vollet advised the server equipment would be moved to the new annex 10/19/2012.

E911 ADVISORY BOARD:  Ms. Juanita Kaiser—ABSENT

SEI REGIONAL PLANNING COMM.—Ms. Juanita Kaiser—ABSENT

GRANTS COMMITTEE –Ms. Dephane Smith—Commissioner Reiners advised Mr. Scott Huffman, EMS,had been successful with a grant for $30,000.00

SOLID WASTE DISTRICT—Mr. Bill McDonald—NONE

EMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE—Mr. Bill McDonald—NONE

Council Member McDonald moved to approve the Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste District budget for 2013 with a second from Council Member Warren.  Vote was 6 yes with Council Member Kaiser absent.

Council Member McDonald then moved to approve the budgets for 2013 submitted and/or revised for Ripley County Government Departments.  Council Member Warren seconded and the motion passed with 6 yes.  Council Member Kaiser was absent.

With no further business to come before the Council a motion was made by Council Member McDonald to adjourn.  A second was made by Council Member Dramann and the motion passed with 6 yes.  Council Member Kaiser was absent.

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