County Council approves appropriations, make appointments
The January meeting of the Ripley County Council
was held Tuesday, January 19 instead of their regularly scheduled
date of the third Monday of each month due to Martin Luther King
At the meeting unanimous approval was given for Dephane Smith
to continue as council president with Donald Dunbar serving as
Several additional appropriations were granted, all with unanimous
approval from the council. They included:
$40,240 to be appropriated from the Home Incarceration
Work Release fund to pay for the Integrator upgrade at the jail.
$125 was appropriated from Rental Deposits to return rental
deposits for the Ripley County Parks.
Health Department expenses related to H1N1 totaled $96,636.
Ripley County Clerk was granted additional appropriation
requests to pay three weeks vacation for Marilyn Hunt and Luella
The request to transfer $1040.90 from Jury Fee to Jury Fee/Computer
Software was approved for the superior court.
The following appointments were made:
Lisa Barnett to the Batesville Memorial Public Library
Board of Trustees.
Donald Dunbar to the Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste District
as council representative.
Andy Saner to serve on the Batesville Economic Development
Dephane Smith will serve as a voting member of the Southeastern
Indiana Regional Planning Commission.
Jeff Meinders will serve as a board member to the Vernon
Fork Water District for a term of three years.
Sue Meisberger and Jeff Volz will serve on the Ripley County
Redevelopment Commission for 2010.
Sandra Gloyd was appointed to fill the Osgood Public Library
Board vacancy due to Lila Neal resigning.
It was agreed to renew the contract for the sheriff at
the salary of $73,000.
In other business:
- Melvin Meisberger gave his resignation from the Ripley County
- Commissioner Robert Reiners and Sheriff Tom Grills gave a report
on the update of the Integrator system and how it functions.
- Katherine Taul gave the annual report for the Ripley County
- Sheriff Tom Grills asked about ordering two new vehicles. He
was granted the request with one no vote from Donald Dunbar.
The next regular scheduled meeting of the Ripley County Council
will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 16 - again a change from
the regular meeting dates of Mondays for the council. This is
in reference to Presidents Day being on February 15.
All council members with the exception of Ed Armbrecht were in
attendance at the January meeting, along with Ripley County Auditor
William (Bill)Wagner to take the minutes and Neil Comer, county
attorney, to advise.