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January 20, 2009 Council Minutes

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FRANKLIN COUNTY COUNCIL MEMORANDUM & MINUTES

JANUARY 20, 2009 @ 7:00 P.M.

FRANKLIN COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER

COMMISSIONERS/COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING ROOM 203

 

Those Present:

County Council:    Hollie Sintz                     Jeffery Koch       Carroll Lanning                 Bradley L Spurlock

                                         Kenneth Rosenberger   Tom Linkel          Jason Allen        

County Auditor:                  Susan A Jones

County Commissioner:  Eric E Roberts     Tom Wilson        Donald M VonderMeulen                           

 

Hollie Sintz opened the Meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Meeting was called to Order.

 

Hollie Sintz welcomed the new Board Members Jason Allen and Tom Linkel.

 

ORGANIZATION OF BOARD PRESIDENT  Kenneth Rosenberger nominated Hollie Sintz as President.  Brad Spurlock seconds the nomination.  No other nominations.

 All in Favor (6).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

VICE  PRESIDENT Kenneth Rosenberger nominated Brad Spurlock as Vice President.  Jason Allen seconds the nomination.  Brad Spurlock asked if a Senior Council Member would like to be Vice President.  Jeff Koch says yes. 

Carroll Lanning then nominates Jeff Koch as Vice President.  Brad Spurlock seconds the nomination.  All in Favor (6).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

MINUTES  Carroll Lanning moved we approve all Minutes (November 25, 2008, December 18, 2008 and December 30, 2008).  Jeff Koch seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 2009-02 ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION Hollie Sintz reads Resolution 2009-02 Additional Appropriations.  Police Pension $10,118.00 not enough funding for police retirement.  Children’s Psychiatric Residential Fund $38,200.00 needed in fund to pay Treasurer, State of Indiana for care of wards in PRTF.  Supplement Adult $700.00 additional salary for court reporter.  Operation Pullover $1,200.00 Personal Services.  Cumulative Bridge – Pipe Creek Bridge 48 $50,000.00 setting up budget for the year.  Blue Creek Bridge 94 $55,000.00 setting up budget for the year.  Snow Hill Bridge 102 $60,000.00 setting up budget for the year.  Railfence Bridge 110 & 111 $100,000.00 setting up account for the year.  Johnson Fork Bridge 100 $69,700.00 Loan Payment to pay off interest free loan.  Economic Development Personal Services $57,320.00, Supplies $1,700.00, Services & Charges $13,300.00 and Capital Outlay $2,500.00.      

Carroll Lanning asked about the Police Pension.  Appropriation for Police Pension is the balance that is due from 2008.  Added (2) Additional Deputies in 2008 and not enough funds were appropriated for police retirement. 

Jeff Koch questions appropriation on Economic Development.  Butch Williams, President of the Economic Development explained that the additional were submitted by the Commissioners after the Commission had met on Tuesday Evening.  The vote was 2 to 1 to put in the additional appropriation and they are letting it up to County Council.  Butch Williams read minutes from their last Commission meeting.  Working on a Job Description for the Director’s Position, that person would report to the Economic Development Commission.  As the Commission sees it now, the job does not exist, still have things to work out.  The Commission has met two times and there is a lot of interest.  Hollie Sintz asked about the website and why is there not an additional for it.  It was said the additional was put in as was submitted in 2008 for the 2009 budget; funds can be transferred for the website.  Tom Linkel stated we need to recover the old money from the Corporation.  Carroll Lanning said I can’t go to the Bank and ask about the funds, the Commissioners are the governing body; they should be able to do it.  Brad Spurlock disagrees; County Council needs to look into it.  Jason Allen said he would talk to Jud McMillin.  Brad Spurlock feels that a letter should be written to the chairman of the board or the attorney.  Butch Williams reported he has had a discussion with Wayne Bauer and Rene Stivers and Wayne Bauer, Treasurer reported the funds are in Bath State Bank.  Scott McDonough asked about the general accounting of the funds.  Tom Linkel mentioned he was told that there was private monies that was donated to the Corporation.  Jeff Koch asked if the Economic Development Commission would ask for Economic Development Funding instead of Commissioners.  Eric Roberts said at the January 5, 2009 Meeting was on a deadline on getting the additional advertised for the January Council Meeting.  M P Allen stated the State Board of Accounts determined that the Economic Development Corporation is a private corporation.

Brad Spurlock motions to send a certified letter to Jud McMilllin, Attorney for the Economic Development Corporation. Asking for EDIT Funds to be returned.  Carroll Lanning seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.               

Police Pension   Brad Spurlock motioned to approve the $10,118.00 additional for Police Pension.  Carroll Lanning seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

Children’s Psychiatric Residential Fund   Brad Spurlock motioned to approve the $38,200.00 additional for Children’s Psychiatric Residential Fund.  Jeff Koch seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

Supplemental Adult        Carroll Lanning motioned to approve the $700.00 for Supplemental Adult.  Tom Linkel seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

Operation Pullover          Carroll Lanning motion to approve the $1,200.00 for Operation Pullover.  Tom Linkel seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

Cumulative Bridge           Carroll Lanning motioned to approve the $334,700 for Cumulative Bridge.  Brad Spurlock seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

Economic Development – Personal Services         Brad Spurlock motioned to deny the $57,320.00 for Personal Services.  Tom   Linkel seconds the motion.  All in Favor (6)  Brad Spurlock, Carroll Lanning, Hollie Sintz, Jason Allen, Kenneth Rosenberger & Tom Linkel.  Opposed (1) Jeff Koch.  Motion carried.

Jason All asked by Jeff Koch opposed.  Jeff replied would rather Economic Development Commissioners ask for Funds instead of Commissioners.  Would also like to see a plan from the Commission.

Economic Development – Supplies          Brad Spurlock motioned to approve the $1,700.00 for supplies.  Tom Linkel seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

Economic Development – Services and Charges                Jeff Koch motioned to approve the $13,000.00 for services and charges.  Brad Spurlock seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

Economic Development – Capital Outlay               Jeff Koch motioned to approve the $2,500.00 for capital outlay.  Brad Spurlock seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

John Estridge speaking as a taxpayer mentioned that Tom Linkel was at the Commissioners Meeting asking about Economic Development Funds being held by the Economic Development Corporation and overhead someone in the meeting said the Economic Development Corporation would turn over the money, if they could tell us how it is spent.  John is asking for an Indiana Police Investigation on the funds being held by the Economic Development Corporation.

     

ADDITIONAL

ADDITIONAL

     

AMOUNT

AMOUNT

     

REQUESTED

APPROVED

         
FUND NAME: Police Pension      
  10000  Personal Services  

$10,118.00

$10,118.00

  20000  Supplies  

$0.00

$0.00

  30000 Services and Charges  

$0.00

$0.00

  40000  Capital Outlay  

$0.00

$0.00

      .  
TOTAL for Police Pension Fund:

$10,118.00

$10,118.00

         
FUND NAME: Children’s Psychiatric Residential Fund    
  10000  Personal Services  

$0.00

$0.00

  20000  Supplies  

$0.00

$0.00

  30000 Services and Charges  

$38,200.00

$38,200.00

  40000  Capital Outlay  

$0.00

$0.00

      .  
TOTAL for Children’s Psychiatric Residential Fund Fund:

$38,200.00

$38,200.00

         
FUND NAME: Supplemental Adult      
  10000  Personal Services  

$700.00

$700.00

  20000  Supplies  

$0.00

$0.00

  30000 Services and Charges  

$0.00

$0.00

  40000  Capital Outlay  

$0.00

$0.00

      .  
TOTAL for Supplemental Adult Fund:

$700.00

$700.00

         
FUND NAME: Operation Pullover      
  10000  Personal Services  

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

  20000  Supplies  

$0.00

$0.00

  30000 Services and Charges  

$0.00

$0.00

  40000  Capital Outlay  

$0.00

$0.00

      .  
TOTAL for Operation Pullover Fund:

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

         
FUND NAME: Franklin County Economic Development    
  10000  Personal Services  

$57,320.00

$0.00

  20000  Supplies  

$1,700.00

$1,700.00

  30000 Services and Charges  

$13,300.00

$13,300.00

  40000  Capital Outlay  

$2,500.00

$2,500.00

      .  
TOTAL for Franklin County Economic Development Fund:

$74,820.00

$17,500.00

         
FUND NAME: Cumulative Bridge      
  10000  Personal Services  

$0.00

$0.00

  20000  Supplies  

$0.00

$0.00

  30000 Services and Charges  

$265,000.00

$265,000.00

  40000  Capital Outlay  

$0.00

$0.00

  50000  Other Disbursements  

$69,700.00

$69,700.00

      .  
TOTAL for Cumulative Bridge Fund:

$334,700.00

$334,700.00

         

RESOLUTION 2009-03 TRANSFER OF FUNDS

                                Hollie Sintz reads Resolution 2009-03 Transfer of Funds.                               

 

                                COUNTY GENERAL

FROM:  Extension – Office Supplies                          $        465.80                         100-123-4210.00

TO:         Extension – New Equipment                      $        465.80                         100-123-4440.00

 

FROM:  Circuit Court – Bailiff                                       $   24,296.00                        100-136-4161.00

TO:         Circuit Court – Court Reporter                    $   24,296.00                        100-136-4157.00

 

CUMULATIVE CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT

FROM:  Building Repair                                                  $     8,895.08                        249-000-4364.00

TO:         Loan Payment                                                   $     8,895.08                        249-000-4600.00

 

Carroll Lanning moves we accept Resolution 2009-03.  Kenneth Rosenberger seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION 2009-04 TEMPORARY LOAN Hollie Sintz reads Resolution 2009-04 Resolution to Transfer Funds from 247 Jail Lease Rental to 0182 Government Bond Renovation in the amount of $10,000.00.

Kenneth Rosenberger motioned to approve Resolution 2009-04.  Carroll Lanning seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #2009-04

 RESOLUTION OF FRANKLIN COUNTY COUNCIL TO TRANSFER FUNDS FROM

247-JAIL LEASE RENTAL TO 0182-GOVERNMENT BOND RENOVATION

WHEREAS, Franklin County Government Bond Renovation Fund is in need of money for cash flow purposes; And

 

            WHEREAS, it is necessary to borrow money to enhance the Franklin County Government Bond Renovation Fund; And

 

            WHEREAS, there is sufficient money on deposit to the credit of Franklin County Jail Lease Rental Fund that can be temporarily transferred; And

 

            WHEREAS, the money to be transferred is revenue derived from the levying and collection of property taxes or special taxes or from the operation of Franklin County, Indiana.

 

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED:

 

  1. That $10,000.00 (ten thousand dollars and zero cents) be transferred from the Franklin County Jail Lease Rental Fund (247) be transferred to the Franklin County Government Bond Renovation Fund (0182).

 

  1. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the period during which said funds shall be transferred shall end during the budget year of this Resolution, being the year in which the transfer shall occur.

 

  1. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that only revenues derived from the levying and collection of property taxes or special taxes or from the operation of Franklin County, Indiana may be included in the amount transferred.

 

Dated this 20th day of January, 2009.

 

RESOLUTION 2009-05 COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE       Brad Spurlock motions to meet on February 24, 2009 @ 7:00 P.M. and table the rest of meeting schedule until next meeting.  Jeff Koch seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

2009 APPOINTMENTS  BATESVILLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION – Received Letter from Rick Fledderman, Mayor, City of Batesville regarding the County Council Appointment per Batesville City Ordinance 35.16 and had recommended Rick Green of Batesville be appointed to the Board as this member. 

Brian Patterson asked to be appointed to this board.  Brad Spurlock has problem with the recommendation, who is Rick Green.   Hollie Sintz had reservation with making appointment until someone talks to the Mayor of the City of Batesville.  It was suggested by Susan Jones, Auditor and Secretary to County Council that Council get a copy of Ordinance 35.16 before appointment is made.  

 Brad Spurlock made motion to appoint Brian Patterson to the Batesville Economic Development Commission.  Jeff Koch seconds the motion.  All in Favor (6).  Opposed (1) (Hollie Sintz).  Motion carried.             

PARK BOARD – Carroll Lanning moved to appoint Loren Murphy to the Franklin County Park Board.  Jeff Koch seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION – Jeff Koch moved we nominate Carroll Lanning.  Brian Patterson asked to also be put on the Board.  Carroll Lanning moved to nominate Brian Patterson to the Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission Board.  Tom Linkel seconds Carroll Lanning’s motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA SOLID WASTE DISTRICT – Brad Spurlock motioned to appoint Kenneth Rosenberger to the Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste District Board.  Tom Linkel seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

FRANKLIN COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY – Brad Spurlock motioned to appoint Viola Huber, Lowell Throckmorton and Sylvia Precht to the Franklin County Housing Authority Board.  Carroll Lanning seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE BOARD – Carroll Lanning motioned to appoint John Amberger to the Alcoholic Beverage Board.  Jeff Koch seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

PAYROLL SCHEDULE (27) PAYS   Susan Jones, Auditor asked for guidance on how to handle 27 pays instead of 26 for this year.  There was an error in figuring the payroll schedule and the first pay in 2010 is scheduled for January 1, 2010, with the holiday we schedule to pay out the day before which would make it December 31, 2009 and would make 27 pays in 2009.  The 27 pays either need to address this year or next.

Jeff Koch motioned to table until next meeting.  Kenneth Rosenberger seconds the motion.  All in Favor (6).  Opposed (0).  Abstained (1) Hollie Sintz.  Motion carried.

E-911 Tracy Lightfield, E-911 Director was puzzled on what she read in the paper from the last Council Meeting.  We need to do a budget reorganization, due to the State Board of Accounts Audit that had been done this past year.  Brad Spurlock asked about the $65,000.00 on the Salary Ordinance for Part-time help.  Tracy said only $50,000.00 was budgeted for 2008 and 2009 not $65,000.00.  Tracy also mentioned that she pays out overtime out of the part-time monies that is budgeted and that also goes to social security and PERF.  Tracy then went on to read what she had presented at the 2009 Budget Hearings.

HARRY GRAVES                Harry Graves had presented Letters to the County Council Members that he had submitted to the Economic Development Commission dated January 13, 2009.  Copy of Letter to the County Commissioners dated January 20, 2009.  Copies of Letters to County Auditor (3) Letters dated January 12, 2009 and (1) dated January 13, 2009.

PUBLIC COMMENT  Stanley Monroe and Bob O’Rourke made Public Comments.

ADJOURN  Carroll Lanning moved we adjourn.  Jeff Koch seconds the motion.  All in Favor (7).  Opposed (0).  Motion carried.

 Others Present:               

Dennis Kolb                        Darrel Smith                       Harry Graves                      Stan Monroe                     Gene Wilson

Jeff Jones                            Lou Linkel                            Mike Wilson                       Jim Suhre                            Kate Greene

Tom Vohland                     Bob O’Rourke                    Marlene Flaspohler         M P Allen                             Butch Williams

Scott M McDonough      Brian Patterson                 Steve Cox                            Tracey Lightfield              

 

 

AYE                                                                                    NAY

___S/ Hollie Sintz ___________                              __________________

Hollie Sintz                                                                   Hollie Sintz

___S/ Jeffery C Koch_________                              ____________________

Jeffery C Koch                                                               Jeffery C Koch

___S/ Kenneth J Rosenberger__                              ____________________

Kenneth J Rosenberger                                                Kenneth J Rosenberger

___S/ Bradley L Spurlock______                              ____________________

Bradley L Spurlock                                                      Bradley L Spurlock

___S/ Carroll Lanning________                                _____________________

Carroll Lanning                                                                Carroll Lanning

___S/ Tom Linkel___________                                ____________________

Tom Linkel                                                                      Tom Linkel

___S/ Jason Allen___________                               ____________________

Jason Allen                                                                       Jason Allen

ATTEST:  __S/ Susan A Jones__________________________

                  Susan A Jones, Franklin County Auditor

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