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DONALD DUNBAR, PRESIDENT

829 E. BEECH

P.O. BOX 122

OSGOOD, IN 47037

(812) 689-4406

  

MARK BUSCHING

608 CLEARVIEW LANE

VERSAILLES, IN  47042

(812) 689-7119

 

DEPHANE SMITH

5796 E. CO. RD. 475 N.

MILAN, IN 47031

(812) 654-2619

 

BEN PEETZ

9570 N. COUNTY RD. 250 W

BATESVILLE, IN  47006

(812) 852-4573

 

JUANITA (DEE DEE) KAISER

418 PLEASANT VIEW LANE

BATESVILLE, IN 47006

(812) 934-4899

 

DAVID C. SIMON

5127 W. COUNTY RD. 500 N.

OSGOOD, IN 47037

(812) 689-5226

 

EDWARD L. ARMBRECHT

1784 E. COUNTY RD. 800 S.

VERSAILLES, IN 47042

(812) 667-5690

 

2007 Council meeting schedule

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm in Commissioner's room in Annex building

TUESDAY JANUARY 16, 2007

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2007 CANCELLED

THURSDAY MARCH 1, 2007

MONDAY APRIL 16, 2007

MONDAY MAY 21, 2007

MONDAY JUNE 18, 2007

MONDAY JULY 16, 2007

MONDAY AUGUST 20, 2007

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2007

MONDAY OCTOBER 15, 2007

MONDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2007

MONDAY DECEMBER 17, 2007

 

Unapproved Council Meeting Minutes for December 17, 2007

 

December 17, 2007

The Ripley County Council met on December 17th, 2007 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

 

Donald Dunbar, Council President called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00PM with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Council members Dephane Smith, Edward Armbrecht, Juanita Kaiser, David Simon, Donald Dunbar, Mark Busching and Ben Peetz were present for the council meeting.

Auditor McCoy acted as clerk taking minutes for the Council.

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

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the corrected minutes for the November 19th, 2007 meeting seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

County Attorney Comer advised that he has worked up a contract for the Humane Society and the County to sign per the $60,000 that the County has contracted with the Humane Society.

Additional Appropriations:

Council Member Smith made a motion to approve the additional appropriation for $60,000 Acct# 293-37800-000-293 Riverboat Gaming Fund for the Ripley County Humane Society Contract seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Transfers:

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the transfer of $10,829 from Acct# 201-36400-000-027 Liability & Casualty to Acct# 201-19100-000-027 Workers Comp. & transfer $4,379.59 from Acct# 201-36400-000-027 Liability & Casualty to Acct# 201-29100-000-027 Tires & Tubes for Ripley County Highway Department seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the transfer of $491.93 from Acct#100-32700-000-00- Mileage to Acct#100-25300-000-009 Office Supplies for Ripley County Extension Office seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the transfer for $6,214 from Foster Homes, $5,047 to Preservation, $213 to Misc. and $954 to Foster Parent  for a total of $6, 214 and $100,000  from Foster Homes to Institutions and $100,000 from Preservation to Institutions for a total of $200,000 for Family & Children seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the encumbrance of $230,511 for the 2007 Bills, to be paid in 2008 for Family & Children seconded by Council Member Smith. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the 2008 Sheriff’s Salary Contract for $73,000 seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

 

 

Sheriff Grills expressed his concern to the Council Members about the $6,000 that he felt that he had not gotten for 2007. Council Member Smith & Peetz addressed this issue with Sheriff Grills. After a long discussion Sheriff Grills stated that he is willing to accept the $73,000 for the Sheriff’s Salary for 2008.

Attorney Comer stated that the Commissioners went into session at 7:30PM due to being recessed from the Commissioners afternoon meeting.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to accept the contract for the Ripley County Sheriff’s Salary for 2008 seconded by Council Member Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Armbrecht made a motion to approve the $136,554.67 encumbrances for 2007 to 2008 seconded by Council Member Simon. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Folz advised the Council Members that the Vernon Forks Water District has been approved and board members need to be appointed (1 member from Council, 1 member from Commissioner and 1 member Council & Commissioners).Folz suggested Jeff Volz from the Osgood area and Mike Vonderheide from the Batesville area. Commissioner Nickell made a motion to appoint Chuck Folz as Commissioner’s appointment to the Vernon Fork Water Board for 2008 seconded by Commissioner Reiners. Motion approved unanimously.

Commissioner Folz made a motion to appoint Jeff Volz to the Vernon Forks Water District Board for 2008 seconded by Commissioner Nickell. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Peetz made a motion to support the Commissioners appointment of Jeff Volz as the joint appointment for Council & Commissioner to the Vernon Forks Water District Board seconded by Council Member Smith. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Kaiser made a motion to appoint Mike Vonderheide to the Vernon Forks Water District for 2008 seconded by Council Member Smith. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Member Simon made a motion to appoint George Bultman to (replaces Douglas Thayer) the Ripley County Park & Recreation Board for 2008 seconded by Council Member Peetz. Motion approved unanimously.

Council Members received the Ripley County Department of Parks and Recreation Show Mobile 2007 Reports.

Council Member Dunbar discussed the meeting schedule for 2008 and decided to have the first Council Meeting in 2008 on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 at 7:00PM and will decide on dates for the 2008 Council meetings.

Bill Dramann had a public comment concerning the purchase of a vehicle for the Sheriff’s Department 2001/ with payment being paid on March 18th, of 2002 for $30,430 for a 2001 Ford Expedition, out of the Law Enforcement Fund.

Scott Huffman, EMS Director updated the Council Members and the Commissioners on the dispatches and runs to date. Huffman advised that they average 5 five runs a day at an increase of 9%.

Committee Reports

Economic Development-Edward Armbrecht- Lost Director                               

Technology Committee-Edward Armbrecht- Meeting tomorrow morning                   

E911 Advisory Board-Benjamin Peetz- no meeting                                                                

SEI Regional Planning Committee-Dephane Smith-nothing                                        

Grant Committee-Dephane Smith- recording system (Courts & Commissioners) Radios

Solid Waste District-Donald Dunbar-no meeting                                                          

EMS Advisory Committee-Dephane Smith-Grant for Long Back Boards                    

Welfare Committee-Juanita Kaiser-Nothing

Council Member Smith made a motion to adjourn until the next meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd @ 7:00PM seconded by Council Member Kaiser. Motion approved unanimously.

 

 

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