RIPLEY COUNTY COUNCIL

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2008 Meeting Schedule

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

TUESDAY JANUARY 22, 2008

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2008
MONDAY MARCH 17, 2008
MONDAY APRIL 21, 2008
MONDAY MAY 19, 2008
MONDAY JUNE 16, 2008
MONDAY JULY 21, 2008
MONDAY AUGUST 18, 2008
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
MONDAY OCTOBER 20, 2008
MONDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2008
MONDAY DECEMBER 15, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEPHANE SMITH , PRESIDENT                    JUANITA (DEE DEE) KAISER

5796 E CO RD 475 N                                       418 PLEASANT VIEW LANE

MILAN, IN 47031                                             BATESVILLE, IN 47006

(812) 654-2619                                                  (812) 934-4899

 

DONALD DUNBAR                                         DAVID C. SIMON   

829 E. BEECH ST                                              5127 W COUNTY RD 500 N  

P.O. BOX 122                                                    OSGOOD, IN 47037

OSGOOD, IN 47037                                          (812) 689-5226                         

(812) 689-4406

 

MARK BUSCHING                                           EDWARD L. ARMBRECHT  

608 CLEARVIEW LANE                                   1784 E COUNTY RD 800 S

VERSAILLES, IN  47042                                   VERSAILLES, IN 47042

(812) 689-7119                                                    (812) 667-5690 

 

BEN PEETZ

9570 N COUNTY RD 250 W

BATESVILLE, IN  47006

(812) 852-4573

 

COUNCIL METING MINUTES

for

November 17, 2008

Minutes prepared by MaryAnn McCoy, Ripley County Auditor

 

The Ripley County Council met on Monday, November 17th, 2008 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

Dephane Smith, Council President called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00PM with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Council Members Dephane Smith, Juanita Kaiser, Ed Armbrecht, Mark Busching, Donald Dunbar, David Simon were in attendance, Ben Peetz was not in attendance.

Mary Ann McCoy, Ripley County Auditor took the minutes for the Council Meeting.

Neil Comer, County Attorney was present for the Council meeting to answer any legal questions.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the minutes from the October 20th, 2008 Council meeting seconded by Council Member Dunbar. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the minutes from the budget hearing October 29th,30th & 31st, 2008 seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council President Smith advised those present that they had reviewed the budgets for Townships, Towns, City and Libraries and read from the October minutes those that had been approved and those that needed to be modified. 

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to recess regular meeting and to open the scheduled hearing of the LOIT/Local Option Income Taxes seconded by Council Member Busching. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to not adopt any additional tax for LOIT seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to reopen the regular Council Meeting seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Appropriations:

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $40,000 Acc#626-49000-000-000 GIS Grant from Rising Sun Regional Foundation (to purchase the final layer of the GIS System) Commissioners seconded by Council Member Dunbar. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $425 Acc#425-38701-000-050 Rental Deposits, $100 Acc#425-38710-000-050 Special Events (donation from Osgood Kiwanis Club), $200 Acc#425-38710-000-050 Special Event Expenses (donation from Osgood Lions Club for Christmas Walk), $500 Acc#425-38710-000-050 Special Events (Grant received from Ripley County Community Foundation for Christmas Decorations) Park & Recreation seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve additional appropriation of $8,500 Acc#201-19904-000-026 SISWD (SISWD share of personnel expenses) Highway Department seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Busching made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $20,339.86 Acc#201-28600-000-026 salt and $10,000 Acc#201-28800-000-026 Cinders (monies received from FEMA) Highway Department seconded by Council Member Dunbar. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Dunbar made a motion to take off the table the additional appropriation of $17,500 Acc#308-25700-000-308 seconded by Council Member Busching.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the additional appropriation of $17,500 Acc#308-25700-000-308 Garage & Motors (pay bills through December 31, 2008) Highway Department seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Transfer:

Council Member Busching made a motion to approve the transfer of $3,000 Acc#100-32410-000-014 (Out of County Housing) to Acc#100-28300-000-014 (Institutional & Medical) seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the transfer of $1,419.74 Acc#214-36450-000-035 (Medical Professional Liability) to Acc#214-13300-000-035 (Group Insurance) seconded by Council Member Busching. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to take off the table the transfer of $551.74 from Acc# 425-36400-000-050 (Liability Ins.) to Acc#425-38901-000-050 (Gas & Diesel) seconded by Council Member Dunbar. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Dunbar made a motion to approve the above transfers of $551.74 Acc# 425-36400-000-050 to Acc#425-38901-000-050 and $1,200 Acc#425-19100-000-050 (Workers Comp) to  Acc#425-33380-000-050 (Water & Gas) seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the transfer of $20,000 Acc#100-13300-000-018 (Group Insurance) to Acc#100-37800-000-018 (Contractual Services) seconded by Council Member Armbrecht. Motion approved unanimously.

Sheriff Grills had a problem with the budgets as they had been sent back and questioned his budgets for raises for the Sheriff and Jail. Council Members listened to his and other department members concerns.

Council Member Dunbar made a motion to adopt all budgets for 2009 (as they stand) for a total of $6,610,214 seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to approve the 2009 Salary Ordinance seconded by Council Member Busching. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Busching a motion to approve the Ordinance and Tax Rates for 2009 seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Scott Huffman, EMS Director reported to the Council Members.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to recess to November 24th, 2008 to hear from the Sheriff’s department concerning the 2% raise in the budget for the Sheriff and Jail seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Meeting November 24th, 2008.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to reconvene from the November 17th, 2008 Council meeting seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Members present for the November 24th, 2008 meeting was as follows: Dephane Smith, Donald Dunbar, Mark Busching, Ed Armbrecht, David Simon and Juanita Kaiser. Ben Peetz was unable to attend this meeting.

Barry Lauer, RCRC reported to the Council Members on the new Versailles Industrial Park  and requested $120,000 from the  EDIT fund/Ripley County Economic Development line item. Council Members advised that he should go to the Commissioners with this request.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the transfer of $3,978.66 from Cum Cap Fund Acc#100-25300-000-002 Office Supplies to Acc#100-32900-000-002 Printing and $400 from Acc#274-47550-000-274 Jail Bond & Interest to Acc#274-13300-000-274 Group Insurance seconded by Council Member Dunbar. Motion approved unanimously.

Sheriff Grills presented concerns to the Council Member concerning his 2009 budgets (2% raises) for the Sheriff and Jail. Sheriff Deputy Marvin Smith presented his concerns on the salaries for 2009.

Judge Taul presented a letter to the Council Members in concern for the request for raises from Sheriff Grills advising that his office (Circuit Court) feels that everyone should be compensated equally and in all fairness, the raises should be the same across the board. Council Member Armbrecht advised those present that the budgets were turned in for $6,883,942 and was cut to $6,610,214 due to revenue for 2009 of $6,612,653 leaving a budget surplus of $2,439. Armbrecht also advised that if the budgets were approved at their request it would develop into a shortfall for the county. After a long discussion it was decided to have the finance committee of Dephane Smith, Donald Dunbar and Ed Armbrecht meet and discuss this issue. Financial Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 at 120PM in the Ripley County Commissioners meeting room.

Committee Reports:

Technology Committee- Edward Armbrecht-no meeting

E911 Advisory Board-Ben Peetz-nothing

SEI Regional Planning Committee-Dephane Smith-Nothing

Grants Committee—Dephane Smith-Lights for the Ripley County Park

Solid Waste District-Donald Dunbar-meeting Thursday night

EMS Advisory Committee-David Simon-Nothing

Welfare Committee-Juanita Kaiser-Nothing

Council Member Smith made a motion to adjourn until the next meeting on Monday, December 15th, 2008 seconded by Council Member Dunbar. Motion approved unanimously

 

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