Osgood, presented photos showing damage to her property caused
by drainage from a nearby field to the Ripley County Commissioners
at the regular meeting held on Monday, May 3. She had purchased
a mobile home in 2008 that had been placed in 2006, but had
Bradshaw believes that a broken tile is the cause of the drainage
issues, which caused ponding to occur on the property. Loss
of topsoil due to erosion and sinkholes from the broken tile
have affected her property values and prevent her from refinancing
her home loan, according to Bradshaw.
According to Commissioner President Rob Reiners, a drainage
complaint will need to be filed at the county auditors
office and a date set for the commissioners to look at the property.
Ted Spurlock, the commissioners representative for the
Rising Sun Regional Foundation, explained the annual report.
According to Spurlock, funding from the riverboats were down
for 2009 with the foundation only receiving $1.7 million.
Reiners thanked Spurlock for the help received over the years.
We have been able to do things for the county that wouldnt
be possible if it wasnt for the Rising Sun Regional Foundation,
Bids for the Bridge 210 project were opened. Three bids were
received: C&HM Excavating with a bid of $130,000; Dave OMara
bid $72,000 and Holman Excavating bid $64,620. All bids will
be taken under advisement and reviewed by the county attorney.
The commissioners will award the bid at the May 17 meeting.
The commissioners continue to review information regarding the
employee health insurance. Representatives from Maverick Insurance
and Apex Insurance answered questions presented by the commissioners
on partially self-funded plans and health reimbursement arrangement.
The motion to table the issue in order to review the information
for a decision at a later date was unanimously approved.
In other business, the commissioners will look at a request
from the Osgood Post Office to change the name of West County
Road 600N to Happy Hollow Lane. According to Area Planning Director
Tad Brinson, there are currently two CR 600 N and both are dead
ends. The requested change will involve two residences that
although on the county road, have addresses of Happy Hollow
Technology Director Kelly Vollet reported the 70 computers purchased
with a grant from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation have arrived.
Vollet is currently installing software for each office and
advised there may be a need for training.
Julie Brancamp, Ripley County Park Director, advised the commissioners
of several trees that need trimming or removed. She explained
that the trees are replaced each year. The commissioners advised
Brancamp to request quotes for the tree removal.
All commissioners were in attendance along with county auditor
Bill Wagner and county attorney Neil Comer to advise. The next
meeting will be held on Monday, May 17 beginning at 7 a.m. at
the Ripley County Highway Garage in Osgood and reconvening at
the courthouse annex at 8 a.m.