annex plans discussed
Staff f Writer
Plans for a new courthouse annex continue according to Julie Berry,
Midwestern Engineering, who presented possible granting opportunities
as well as a request for a space study at the regular commissioners
meeting held on Friday, May 28. According to Berry, the space study
will be required in order to be considered for future grants for
A representative from ATC was also at the meeting regarding the
annex. He requested that a title search be completed to ensure there
are no environmental liens or restrictions on the property.
Dan Stoneking, Milan, presented the commissioners a unique drainage
issue causing damage to his property on County Line Road. According
to Stoneking, a neighboring property in Dearborn County is the cause
of flooding on his driveway and in his barn.
Stoneking noted that he has not had a problem with flooding during
his five years at the residence until the neighbor cleaned up the
area for better drainage on his property.
Due to the unique nature of the problem, the commissioners advised
Stoneking to file a complaint at the auditors office so that
they can start the process of resolving the issue.
Attorney Larry Eaton, representing the Town of Milan, received permission
to access the countys GIS system to complete a sewer project.
Thats what its there for, said Commissioner
President Rob Reiners.
In other business, the commissioners unanimously approved the cost
of $1300 for the removal of trees at the Ripley County Fairgrounds
All commissioners were in attendance. The next meeting will be on
Monday, June 14 beginning at 7 a.m. at the Ripley County Highway
Garage in Osgood and reconvening at 8 a.m. at the courthouse annex