RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL

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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, October 17, 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, Edward Armbrecht, and Bill Dramann were also in attendance.   

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

The first order of business was to recess the meeting for the budget adoption as well as the tax rates and salary ordinances.  Council Member Armbrecht moved to recess and with a second from Council Member Dunbar.  The motion passed with 7 yes. 

A discussion ensued with Council Member Dunbar moving to remove $30000.00 from EDIT in the highway department - ($15,000.00 from stone and $15,000.00 from bituminous) and put into the EDIT for Parks and Recreation.  Council Member Armbrecht seconded and the motion passed unanimously with 7 yes.

With no further discussion Council Member Warren moved to adopt the budget and approve the tax rates and salary ordinances.  Council Member Kaiser seconded and the motion passed unanimously with 7 yes.

Council Member Dunbar then moved to close the adoption meeting and reconvene the regular meeting, with a second from Council Member Armbrecht.   The motion passed unanimously.  The regular meeting then continued.

Council Member Armbrecht then moved to approve the minutes from the September 19, 2011 meeting with a second from Council Member Dunbar and the motion passed with 6 yes and 1 abstention (Bill Dramann).

TRANSFER OF FUNDS: Requiring Council approval

Park & Recreation:

$3000.00 FROM 1219-11350-000-050 Caretaker TO 1219-19400-000-050 Park Manager

$3000.00 FROM 1219-32340-000-050 Lawn TO 1219-33380-000-050 Water & Gas

Council Member McDonald moved to approve the request with a second from Council Member Warren and the motion passed unanimously-7 yes.

TRANSFERS OF FUNDS:  Not Needing Council Approval

Highway:

$1500.00 FROM 1112-35490-000-278 Stone TO 1112-32520-000-278 Bituminous

$14972.84 FROM 1176-28600-000-026 Salt TO 1176-28800-000-026 Cinders

Sheriff:

$933.00 FROM 4909-32600-000-308 Home Incarceration/Work Release TO 4909-32435-000-308 Home Incarceration/Work Release Monitoring

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS:

Sheriff:

$4500.00 FROM 4909-32600-000-308 Home Incarceration/Work Release to pay for invoices for the balance of 2011.

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve the request.  Council Member Kaiser seconded and the motion passed unanimously-7 yes.

Commissioners:

$50,000.00 FROM 1001-39801-000-018 Secure Detention to pay for bills through 2011.

This request had been tabled at the September meeting and Council Member Dunbar moved to take off the table with a second from Council Member Warren.  The motion passed unanimously-7 yes.

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve the request with a second from Council Member Dramann.  The motion passed unanimously-7 yes.

OLD BUSINESS:  NONE

NEW BUSINESS:

Sheriff Grills presented the amendment for the Sheriff Department retirement fund with McCready and Keene, Inc.  The Council President, Ms. Dephane Smith signed the paperwork.

A discussion of how to protect the interests of Ripley County once funds were given to The Ripley County Humane Society was discussed and County Attorney Ertel will investigate and report back to the Council. 

Phil Mohr thanked the Council for the reinstatement of funds back to the Park & Recreation Department and advised that the track needed some additional drainage work and that existing funds would be used.

PUBLIC COMMENT:  NONE

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 McDonald to adjourn.  A second was made by Council Member Warren and the motion passed unanimously-7 yes.

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