council has full agenda
The October 19 meeting of the Ripley County
Council had a packed agenda with many items to hear.
Under additional appropriations the council unanimously approved:
$20,000 for the Scour Plan of Action. This
is a state mandated program for bridge safety according to Robert
Reiners, president of the commissioners. He further noted that
80% of the money was to be reimbursed.
$90,000 was appropriated for construction of a new bridge
located on County Road 500 N.
Eleven appropriations for the health department totaling
$52,870 for the operating, supplies and equipment to distribute
the H1N1 vaccine was approved. This is Phase III of a federal
$3,500 was appropriated for LEPC grant for hazardous material
transportation flow study.
$10,000 from the Innkeepers Tax was appropriated to receive
Innkeepers tax dollars for the remainder of the year as requested
by the Ripley County Department of Tourism.
Ripley County Department of Parks and Recreations
request to appropriate $200 from the Lions Club donation toward
the annual Christmas Walk was approved as well as $225 from rental
deposits by individuals renting the park facilities.
Transfers were approved for the Ripley County Superior
Court for printing and an Interpreter.
Ripley County Clerk Ginger Bradfords request of $1715.16
from the Clerks Perpetuation Clerical fund to Capital Outlay
$10,000 from the Guard Rails and Posts fund to the Bridge
#72 project was approved for the highway department. Also approved
was $41,500 from Gas, Oil and Lubes to new equipment for a machine
that will clean out culverts and other drains. Also, $14,000 was
taken from Gas, Oil & Lubes for new equipment - ditchers for
Under old business the transfer of monies from the Welfare
to the Rainy Day fund was approved.
Sheriff Tom Grills presented a copy of a job description
of a maintenance position at the jail. No action was taken.
Kelly Vollet, Ripley County Technology, presented information
on a new system that is being looked at by the county for the
courts, probation, clerk and prosecutors office.
Council President Dephane Smith commended the sheriff and everyone
involved in the fingerprinting program, also thanking previous
sheriffs for their part in initializing the program.
Clerk Bradford reported the cost for the special election for
the Batesville Community School Corporation referendum question
will be $10,000. She said the county will be reimbursed by the
school corporation for this expense.
All council members were in attendance with auditor Mary Ann McCoy
to record the minutes.
The next regular meeting of the council will be held November
16 at 7 p.m. in the commissioners room of the courthouse
annex in Versailles. This will be the last regular meeting of
the year as the council unanimously decided to cancel the December