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Town of Osgood Minutes

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Ed Newman, Geneen Ostendorf, Chris Lemen, Norman Kappes, Linda Krinop, Tammy Wilhoit, Andrea Ingmire, Sheila Flannigan, Chuck Snelling, John Hegge and Mary Ann Gay.

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call – Jeff Volz was not present.

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

2 – ayes

Opened the hearing for the 2009 Budget. Linda Krinop asked if anyone had questions. No one responded. Hearing was closed.

Ordinance 2008-11 was presented. The Town of Osgood has allowed public access to the quarry for fishing and recreation and has posted signage setting forth the rules and regulations for the use of that real estate. Any members of the public that violate the posted rules and regulations regarding the use of the Town of Osgood’s real estate shall be deemed to be “trespassers” under the criminal statutes and subject to criminal prosecution.

Motion was made to adopt Ordinance 2008-11. Norman 1st, Linda 2nd

2 – ayes

Ripley County Economic Development 2009 Inter-Local Agreement was presented. Osgood agrees to pay to the R.C.E.D.C the sum equal to 12% of the 2009 Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) funds.

Motion was made to sign the agreement with the R.C.E.D.C. Norman 1st, Linda 2nd

2 – ayes

Motion was made to hire John Hegge as the new full time Marshall effective August 18, 2008. Norman 1st, Linda 2nd

2 – ayes

Motion was made to deny Safe Passage’s request for funding due to budget cuts. Norman 1st, Linda 2nd

2 - ayes

Ed Newman, Osgood’s representative to the Ripley County Planning & Zoning, stated that they have received complaints on the property located next to Integra Bank. He said there is nothing listed for the next month’s agenda.

Motion was made table this discussion. Norman 1st, Linda 2nd

2 – ayes

Geneen Ostendorf was present with the Osgood Merchants. She is requesting the Town to assist with the Fall Festival. She is requesting the same help as last year: insurance, port-a-pots, garbage, and closing the streets. Council members did not have a problem with that.

Fire Department – Chris Lemen reported the pork chop dinner would be September 14th from 11:00 to approximately 1:00.

Osgood Library – Andrea Ingmire was present asking the Council for assistance. They are planning on building a new library in Milan on land that was donated. They are submitting for a Community Focus Fund Grant. They will need the local Town’s (main branch in Osgood) approval to levy a bond. She will be back next month to request the Council to sign a Resolution.

Sheila Flanigan was present requesting permission to hand out flyers at the stoplight for a benefit for her grandson who is suffering from severe Type A Hemophilia. She is requesting October 25th. The benefit will be held November 1st.

Motion was made to grant Ms. Flanigan’s request. Norman 1st, Linda 2nd

2 – ayes

Sewer Department – Tony Wood reported that the sludge truck should be here soon.

Police Department – John Hegge would like to expand his Reserve Program. He would like to bring Chuck Snelling and Eric Roush on as reserves.

Motion was made to approve Chuck Snelling and Eric Roush as Reserve Police Officers. Norman 1st, Linda 2nd

2 – ayes

Marshall Hegge gave Council copies of several quotes for new police vehicles to replace the oldest police car. Marshall Hegge was notified of a police vehicle that was being used at the National Police Fleet Manager Expo. Thomas Dodge provided the cars for the Expo. The car is a Dodge Charger for $24,992 with approximately $5000 worth of donated equipment.

Motion was made to approve the purchase of the Dodge Charger. Norman 1st, Linda 2nd

2 – ayes

Green 3 – Phyllis was present and went over the plans for the Buckeye Street Parking Lot. The next step would be to advertise for bids. An easement will need to be obtained from Neil Comer to mount a controller on his building. Construction could start in September.

A claim in the amount of $1,699 was presented from Green 3 for the Buckeye Street Parking Lot.

Motion was made to approve $1,699 to Green 3. Norman 1st, Linda 2nd

2 – ayes

Claims signed

Meeting adjourned

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