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, November 19, 2012 at the Ripley County EMA  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 Edward Armbrecht,  Bill Dramann, Bill Warren, Donald Dunbar, and Juanita Kaiser were in attendance.   Council Member Bill McDonald was absent. Also in attendance were Attorney Ertel and Auditor Wagner.

Approval of minutes from October 15, 2012:

Council Member Dunbar moved to approve the minutes as presented with a second from Council Member Armbrecht.  The motion passed with 5 yes.  Council Member McDonald was absent and Council Member Kaiser abstained due to absence at the October 15th meeting.

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS:

Health Dept:

133.11 From #8119-25355-000-0564 RC Tobacco Grant—Close out balance of fund

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  Motion passed with 6 yes.

Election Board, Auditor, Treasurer, Recorder, Surveyor, Extension, Assessor, Courthouse, Jail, Child Support, Court, Clerk Superior, Technology, Cum Bridge, Cum Cap, Health, Riverboat Gaming, Adult Probation, Juvenile Probation

Additional funds needed in these departments to pay for increase in insurance premiums for 2012.  Total of $95,302.00.

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

TRANSFERS:  Council approval needed

Commissioners:

$50,000.00 FROM County General #1001-47100-000-018 TO Contractual #1001-37800-000-018    Pay for contractual services balance of 2012.

Council Member Kaiser moved to approve with a second from Council Member Warren.  Motion passed with 6 yes.

Highway:

$15,198.72 FROM Cinders #1176-0026-28800 TO Bituminous #1176-0026-32520   Shift of funds

Council Member Kaiser moved to approve with a second from Council Member Dunbar.  Motion passed with 6 yes.

Assessor:

$500.00 FROM Sales Disclosures Equipment #1131-49000-000-0222 TO Office Supplies #1131-25300-000-0222   Purchase of office supplies.

Council Member Kaiser moved to approve with a second from Council Member Warren.  Motion passed with 6 yes.

Superior Court:

$541.48 FROM Pauper Transcript #1000-36800-000-0022 TO Salaries #1000-14501-000-0022   Funds for benefits for retiring employee.

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve with a second from Council Member Dunbar.  Motion passed with 6 yes.

Sheriff:

$6000.00 For Sheriff Sales #4009-37800-000-0000   To pay for claims for SRI.

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  Motion passed with 6 yes.

TRANSFERS:  Council Approval NOT needed.

Numerous transfers: 

Clerk ($2933.81) were made to provide funds to pay for retiring employee benefits, Health Dept. ($4938.38) for Retiring employee benefits and TB testing supplies

Parks Dept.($1000.00) for repairs and winterizing

EMS ($3286.00) to cover additional health insurance costs

Highway ($2000.00) to cover balance of year for electric-($12,849.03) for Bituminous-($846.65) for telephone-($1749.52) for Stone.

SHERIFF:

Various transfers from payroll account to different payroll accounts ($13,968.80)

Various (15) transfers from Jail payroll accounts to Jail overtime ($11,892.75)

Various (5) transfers from Deputy payroll accounts to Deputies overtime ($231.25)

OLD BUSINESS:

The request from the previous meeting for a reduction in accounts Inmate medical, Meals for Prisoners, and Utilities totaling $67,500.00 and an additional appropriation in Garage and Motors for the same amount by the Sheriff’s Department was removed from the table by a motion by Council Member Dunbar and a second from Council Member Armbrecht.  (Motion passed with 6 yes.)

After discussion Council Member Dunbar moved to approve $40,000.00 with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  Motion passed with 6 yes.

NEW BUSINESS:

The Council needed to appoint a representative to the Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.  Council Member Kaiser advised she would be willing to remain as the representative.  Council Member Warren moved to appoint Council Member Kaiser with a second from Council Member Armbrecht.  The motion passed with 5 yes and Council Member Kaiser abstaining.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Council Member Dunbar spoke on the River Boat Wagering and the reduction of funds over the past years.  He expressed concern that the EMS Department could continue to operate if this continues.  Commissioner Reiners spoke to this concern and advised the County had entered into an agreement with Margaret Mary Hospital to do inter-facility transfers for them and this would offset those reductions from River Boat Funds.

Council Member Dunbar then addressed the Rain Day Fund.  He moved to transfer
$99858.00 to Rainy Day.  Council Member Armbrecht seconded and the motion passed with 6 yes.

Auditor Wagner questioned the Council if they wanted to continue their meeting night as the third Monday of each month.  Council Member Warren moved to remain with that schedule.  Council Member Kaiser seconded and the motion passed with 6 yes.

Auditor Wagner questioned if the Council wanted the list of encumbrances for the year end or his office to do them.  He was advised to prepare a list for review at the December meeting.

Attorney Ertel presented the Ordinance requiring Council approval for all transfers within the budget beginning 1-1-2013.  Council Member Dunbar moved to approve Ordinance  2012-07 with a second from Council Member Armbrecht.  Motion passed with 6 yes.

Next was the Ordinance requiring a 2/3 majority to approve additional appropriations. 

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve Ordinance 2012-08 with a second from Council Member Dunbar.  Motion passed with 5 yes and 1 no (Warren).

The 2013 Salary Ordinance was presented to the Council for their signature.  This had been approved at the previous meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENT: NONE

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  Mr. Jeff Volz—Absent

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE: Edward Armbrecht—Council Member Armbrecht stated the committee needed to meet to look at needs for 2013.

E911 ADVISORY BOARD:  Ms. Juanita Kaiser—No Meeting

SEI REGIONAL PLANNING COMM.—Ms. Juanita Kaiser—Nothing to report

GRANTS COMMITTEE –Ms. Dephane Smith—Nothing to report

SOLID WASTE DISTRICT—Mr. Bill McDonald—Absent

EMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE—Mr. Bill McDonald—Absent

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

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