congratulate JCD Eagles on their accomplishment
The Ripley County Commissioners recognized
the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles boys basketball team on their accomplishment
for winning the Class 1A State Championship at their regular meeting
held on Monday, April 6. They did a great job, said
Commissioner Rob Reiners. Were proud of them.
The commissioners also expressed their gratitude towards EMA Director
Wayne Peace for his assistance with FEMA to get replacement dollars
for the Ripley County Highway Garage. According to Reiners, Peace
was instrumental in getting all the information and applications
turned into the state in a timely manner in order for the county
garage to receive reimbursement for overtime salary and cost of
materials used during recent storms. We appreciate all that
you have done, said Highway Supervisor Junior Heaton.
Andy Bryant, Ripley County Health Department, presented a special
request regarding the installation of a septic system on behalf
of Joe Smith of Morris. According to Bryant, the property owned
by Smith does not have enough room for the set back.
Smith proposes to purchase property across the street and bore
under the road in order to correctly install the septic system.
The commissioners unanimously approved the request, with the exception
that the depth be at least 36 inches.
The commissioners reminded those attending of the online auction
sponsored by the county. Many items are available for bidding,
along with solid oak chairs from a previous judges chamber.
The auction site can be accessed at www.ripleycounty.com or those
without computer access can view postings on bulletin boards throughout
the courthouse and annex.
In other business:
According to courthouse maintenance worker Johnnie Lohrum,
the repairs made to the clock tower are still keeping the rain
out preventing more damage. He will be treating the ash trees
for the emerald ash borer in the coming weeks.
The commissioners unanimously approved to use Cardinal
for their monthly exterminating treatments.
The motion to take the quote from Quality Plumbing and
Heating under advisement was unanimously approved.
The letter to PC Recovery regarding payment of savings
incurred on the PRI phone system was unanimously approved.
The commissioners unanimously approved to use the administrative
services of Apex Insurance for the COBRA claims.
All commissioners were present, along with County Auditor Mary
Ann McCoy to take the minutes and Attorney Neil Comer to advise.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, April 20 beginning at
7 a.m. in the Ripley County Highway Garage in Osgood and reconvening
at 8 a.m. at the commissioners room in the annex.