hear update on county bridges
May, Aecon Engineering, updated the commissioners on progress
made regarding several county bridges on the states scour
critical list at the regular session on Monday, November 16. May
has sent a plan of action to the state in order to prevent any
loss of funding to the county.
May recommended the commissioners and the bridge crew leaders
take steps to remove several of the bridges from the list. Some
of the bridges could have repairs as simple as armoring the banks
with a larger grade of riprap, according to May.
The commissioners will continue to consult with May and the county
highway department regarding the bridges.
Bill Warren, Center Township Trustee, requested a copy of the
lease agreement and liability insurance policy for the building
used by the food bank at the county fairgrounds for the application
of 401c status. According to Warren, this will allow the food
bank to purchase food at a discount.
In other business:
The motion to approve the agreement between the Town of
Osgood and the county for the storm sewer project, with the county
agreeing to pay $10,000, was approved. Also approved was the storm
water easement between the county and Osgood.
County surveyor Jeff French reported his findings in the
Land v. Richmond drainage issue. According to French, the county
road ditch needs to be cleared, which could resolve the ponding
issue on the Land property.
The motion to approve the revised ordinances for the building
code and the flood control standards was unanimously approved.
These ordinances were sent to the commissioners from the Area
Planning Commission with a favorable recommendation.
The commissioners approved a refund of rezone application
fee, due to the property already had the correct zoning. According
to Area Planning Director Tad Brinson, the property owner was
given the wrong information which resulted in the refund request.
The motion to continue the contractual agreement between
the Ripley County Extension and Purdue University was unanimously
All commissioners were in attendance along with county auditor
Mary Ann McCoy and county attorney Neil Comer to advise. The next
meeting will be held on Monday, November 30 beginning at 7 a.m.
at the county highway garage in Osgood and reconvening at 8 a.m.
at the courthouse annex.