RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS
DONALD DUNBAR, PRESIDENT
829 E. BEECH
P.O. BOX 122
6170 E. CO. RD.
5796 E. CO. RD.
MILAN, IN 47031
P.O. BOX 119
127 W. FIRST
WILLIAM H. DRAMANN
347 S. PARK AVE.
DAVID C. SIMON
5127 W. COUNTY RD. 500 N.
OSGOOD, IN 47037
EDWARD L. ARMBRECHT
1784 E. COUNTY RD. 800 S.
2004 Council meeting schedule
Meetings begin at 7:00 pm in Commissioner's room in Annex building
FRIDAY JANUARY 02, 2004
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2004
TUESDAY MARCH 16, 2004
TUESDAY APRIL 20, 2004
TUESDAY MAY 18, 2004
TUESDAY JUNE 15, 2004
TUESDAY JULY 20, 2004
TUESDAY AUGUST 17, 2004
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2004
TUESDAY OCTOBER 19, 2004
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2004
TUESDAY DECEMBER 21, 2004
Unapproved Council Meeting Minutes for 10/19/04
October 19, 2004
The Ripley County Council met on October 19th, 2004 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.
Donald Dunbar, Ripley County Council President called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00 PM with Council Members Dephane Smith, Lawrence Nickell, David Simon, William Dramann, Edward Armbrecht, Donald Dunbar, and Juanita Bauer were also in attendance.
Amber May, Second Deputy Auditor, acted as clerk to the Council taking minutes for the meeting. Due to Auditor Mary Ann McCoy being at the State called Auditors Conference.
Neil Comer, Ripley County Attorney, was present to advise the Council.
Council Member Smith made the motion to approve the minutes of the September 14th, 2004 meeting and seconded by Council Member Simon with 2 spelling corrections being made. Motion approved unanimously.
Council Member Armbrecht asked the Council to table the $750.00 Appropriation for the Parks & Recreation to account #425-11355-000-050 because we might not get tax rates for a while. He said that a transfer might be a better decision for them.
County Commissioner, John Little, asked to withdraw the Additional Appropriation for $175,000 for account #293-13300-000-293 Rising Sun Riverboat which was to be used for Insurance. Council Member Armbrecht said that 500,000 is what we thought that the cap for the insurance was and that is what we budgeted for next year but the actual amount is 668,705.64.
Council Member Smith made the motion to approve the $30,287.69 Riverboat Gaming Belttera check and Council Member Nickell seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Council Member Simon made the motion to approve a transfer $26.80 from account #100-33190-000-018 to fund #277-33190-000-045 for Uniforms Allowance with Council Member Bauer seconding the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
A request was made to transfer $66,827.40 from fund #201-13300-000-027 Highway to #100-13300-000-018 County General and $9,465.00 from #203-13300-000-033 Cum Bridge to #100-13300-000-018 County General to pay for Group Insurance. This was tabled till next meeting, after much discussion.
Sheriff, Bill Davison, requested money to purchase 2 new cars for the Ripley County Sheriffs Department. This was discussed in length because they had appropriated money for 2 cars earlier this year and Council wondered if he would be doing this every 7 months. Council Member Armbrecht stated he thought that they should give the appropriation because if they had something go wrong we might have to buy 4 cars in one year. Council Member Bauer made the motion to approve the 47,000 from the 2005 budget (Sheriff/Rising Sun Riverboat) seconded by Council Member Armbrecht (Armbrecht stated only if there is an appropriation in the 2005 Rising Sun River Boat budgets for vehicles). Motion approved unanimously.
President Dunbar signed the Uniform Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement for Lisa Barnett and Chris Fairchild.
Auditor McCoy asked the council to approve the proposition/Public Health Coordinator/Environmental Health Specialist III/Pat Thomas. Council Members agreed that this proposition was created and the Health Department can fill this with whomever they want.
Economic Development Chuck Folz Folz attended the Ripley County and the Batesville Economic Development meetings. Folz had nothing to report on the Plastics Company. Folz would like the council to help set abatement guidelines.
Technology Committee Edward Armbrecht No meeting
E911 Advisory Board Juanita Bauer No Report
SEI Regional Planning Committee Dephane Smith No Report
Grants Committee Donald Dunbar Commissioner, Robert Reiners reported that they received 45,000 Grant for the highway and the one for Andy Clark, Veterans Service Officer will be in for the next round.
Solid Waste District Donald Dunbar No Report
EMS Advisory Committee Dephane Smith No Report
Welfare Committee William Dramann He was shipped 3 envelopes of reports with expenditures and other information.
Council Member Smith made a motion to adjourn until the next regular meeting on November 16th, 2004 seconded by Council Member Bauer. Motion approved unanimously.
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