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, December 17, 2012 at the Ripley County Annex in Versailles, Indiana.

Council President Ms. Dephane Smith turned the meeting over to President Pro Tem Donald Dunbar for his last meeting with the Council.  President Pro Tem Dunbar called the meeting to order promptly at 7:00PM with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and a moment of silence for the victims of the Sandyhook Community. Council Members Edward Armbrecht, Bill Dramann, Bill Warren, Dephane Smith, Bill McDonald, and Juanita Kaiser were in attendance.   Also in attendance were Attorney Ertel and Auditor Wagner.

Approval of minutes from November 19, 2012:

Council Member Smith moved to approve the minutes as presented with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  The motion passed with 6 yes.  Council Member McDonald abstained as he was absent the previous meeting.

ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS:

Probation:

$678.00 From #2000-19100-000-040 Adult Probation—Correct Work Comp Cost

Council Member Smith moved to approve with a second from Council Member McDonald.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

$3043.00 From #1001-19100-000-021 County General Probation—Correct Work Comp Cost.

Council Member McDonald moved to approve with a second from Council Member Warren.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

Auditor:

$15,000.00 From #1216-37800-000-000 Auditor’s Ineligible Homestead Deductions—To pay costs for SRI contract

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve with a second from Council Member Dramann.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

$20,000.00 From #9118-32810-000-000 Harrison County Tornado Relief--

Appropriate funds received to disperse to departments.

Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve with a second from Council Member Smith.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

$31,683.00 From #9119-36525-000-000 RSRF EMS Cardiac Monitor Grant—Appropriate grant funds to pay for the monitor.

Council Member Smith moved to approve with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

TRANSFERS:  Council approval needed

Veteran’s Services:

$152.25 FROM #1001-32800-000-0054 Meetings TO #1001-25300-000-0054 Office Supplies---Additional  supplies needed for new office

Council Member Kaiser moved to approve with a second from Council Member Dramann.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

Superior Court:

$984.96 FROM #1001-11400-000-0022 Third Deputy TO #1001-14503-000-022 Court Reporter #2

$665.22 FROM #1001-36600-000-0022 Pauper Counsel TO # 1001-14503-000-0022Court Reported #2

Both transfers were to establish a second court reporter position.

Council Member Armbrecht Moved to approve both transfers with a second from Council Member McDonald.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

Also at this time Council Member Armbrecht moved to approve a Salary Ordinance for Court Reporter #2 with a second from Council Member McDonald.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

OLD BUSINESS: NONE

NEW BUSINESS:

The Council was presented with a recommendation to re-appoint Mr. Jeff Meinders to the Vernon Forks Water Board.  Council Member Dramann moved to approve the appointment with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

Mr. Tad Brinson-Area Planning-advised the Council Mr. Owen Menchhofer would resign his position on the Planning Commission Board 12/31/2012.  He recommended Mr. Paul Morris be appointed to replace him.  Council Member Smith moved to approve Mr. Morris with a second from Council Member Dramann.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Ms. Mary Ann McCoy-Clerk- advised the Council she had an employee leaving and would have an open position as of 12/31/2012.  She advised she would have enough funds to transfer to her account to pay out benefits of vacation, comp, and sick time.

Council Member Armbrecht stated the Council needed to make a determination of what determined equipment versus supplies for purposes of department budgets. 

Encumbrances were reviewed at the request of Council Member Dunbar.  Council Member Smith moved to approve the list of encumbrances with a second from Council Member Kaiser.  Motion passed with 7 yes.

The County Council Meeting Schedule was then reviewed and a motion to approve the schedule was made by Council Member Warren.  Council Member McDonald seconded and the motion passed with 7 yes.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Council Member Armbrecht stated outgoing members Dramann and Dunbar has served the County well during their terms and he thanked them for their service.

Council Member Dunbar addressed the Belterra Riverboat Funds and suggested a Committee of 2 Council persons, 1 Commissioner, County Auditor, and County Attorney meet quarterly to review the funds being received to determine if they are correct.  No action was taken at this time.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  Mr. Jeff Volz—Absent

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE: Edward Armbrecht--None

E911 ADVISORY BOARD:  Ms. Juanita Kaiser—None

SEI REGIONAL PLANNING COMM.—Ms. Juanita Kaiser—Budget has been approved and the luncheon is January 9, 2013

GRANTS COMMITTEE –Ms. Dephane Smith—None

SOLID WASTE DISTRICT—Mr. Bill McDonald—Name has changed to Southeast Indiana Recycling

EMS ADVISORY COMMITTEE—Mr. Bill McDonald—None

With no further business to come before the Council a motion was made by Council Member Dramann to adjourn.  A second was made by Council Member Warren and the motion passed with 7 yes.

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