Council to consider transfer requests

Wanda English Burnett

A fund transfer request from clerk Mary Ann McCoy was heard by the Ripley County Council at the regular meeting on Wednesday, February 23. According to McCoy, the transfer request of $5800 from clerical to services and charges is part of the scanning of files into a new system used by the courthouse.

Council discussed how much time was required to do the work. County policy was discussed concerning comp time. According to payroll records, the clerk department had over 800 hours of comp time in 2010. After a lengthy discussion by council members, the fund transfer request died from lack of a motion.

The council considered the fund transfer request of $1500 from office supplies to the clerical perpetuation fund. According to McCoy, the request is to file records and to get ready to shred old records. The motion to approve the request was 3-3-1 with one council member absent.

McCoy asked the council to appropriate $10,600 from county general fund for filing and scanning from the Gavel system to the CSI system. The council determined they would like to do some research before making this decision. The request was tabled for the next meeting.

Council member Ed Armbrecht explained he is working with the Health Department to correct the Health Nurse Salary Ordinance. The county nurse's annual salary was cut due to the reduction of the 911 Fund.

Appropriations approved by council included requests from the highway department for $40,000 to purchase additional salt and $20,000 to purchase additional cinders. An appropriation of $600,000 for contract services for the annex project was approved.

All council members with the exception of Bill Warren were present. The next meeting will be on Monday, March 21 beginning at 7 p.m. at the courthouse annex.