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Town of Osgood
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Norman Kappes, Linda Krinop, DeDee Holliday, Tammy Wilhoit, Mary Ann Gay, Beth and Patch Rumsey, David Mohler, Tony Wood, Steve Wilhoit, Andy Scholle, Sarah Wood, Mary McCarty, Jerry and Doug Cox, and Ashley Piziak.

Pledge of allegiance

Roll Call – all present

Motion was made to waive the reading and adopt the pre-read minutes. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd

3 – ayes

Opened the public hearing for the intent to apply to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for a grant from the CDBG Disaster Recovery Appropriation. This grant would go for a Storm Water Project. The Town will be applying for a $995,000 grant with $1 million being the max that can be applied for. The Town will come up with a $22,359 match. The applications are due April 30th. The results will be released sometime in June. David Mohler stood and gave information on the proposed project. In 1998 a study was completed that identified 8 areas with problems, since that time 6 areas have been addressed. This new project will address the other 2 areas along with additional areas that have been identified with problems.

Those areas are:

Motion was made to adopt the Resolution to apply for the CDBG funding. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Hearing closed

Town of Osgood’s Economic Development Income Tax Capital Improvements Plan for the calendar years 2010, 2011 and 2012 was presented. This plan is the same as the last.

Motion was made to adopt this plan. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd

3 – ayes

Ordinance 2010-2 was presented. This is a correction to the previously adopted Wastewater Pre-treatment Ordinance. There was a typo on the cadmium limits and this revision will correct it.

Motion was made to adopt the modification to the Wastewater Pre-treatment Ordinance. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Lions Club requested to be at the stoplight on May 8th. Motion was made to approve request. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Relay for Life requested to be at the stoplight on June 5th. Motion was made to approve request. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Ashley Piziak with Hazen Paper presented tax abatement forms. Mary Ann Gay stated that everything appeared to be in compliance.

Motion was made to sign Hazen Paper’s tax abatement forms. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Motion was made to accept additions to the current Water Project. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd

3 - ayes

Jerry and Doug Cox were present stating that they wanted to build an addition on to the existing garage. He was instructed to draw a map of the proposal and the superintendents would review it to make sure there was no interference with utility lines.

Andy Scholle would have a signed easement to the Town Hall by tomorrow for the alley closing.

Gas Department – Steve Wilhoit stated that 30% of the 2010 and 2011 winter gas will be purchased by May 1st. We have switched our supplier to Shell, which enables us to buy futures gas a couple of years ahead. USDI was in and replaced the regulator station at Napoleon. He will need to call them back in because of an auto accident that took out a farm tap.

Street Department – Steve Wilhoit stated that the parking lot is ready for blacktop. He also requested to have an auction on an X-Mark mower at the next Council Meeting. Information will be published in the paper.

Sewer Department – Tony Wood stated that they have rebuilt 3 modules. Also, with all the good weather the past two weeks, they are hauling fertilizer.

Osgood has still not received a signed contract from Holton Water. There is a possibility if we do not receive this contract the Water Project will not go thru. That will be a $778,000 loss of stimulus money. Council will request a meeting with the Town of Versailles to see if they would be interested in hooking up to Osgood for their water supply.

Claims signed

Meeting adjourned

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