Town of Osgood Minutes
Town of Osgood
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Present at the meeting were Mary Ann Gay, Norman Kappes, Cathy May, Eric Roush, Scott White, Tammy Wilhoit, Al Stong, Chuck Gill, Steve Wilhoit, Tony Wood, Linda Krinop, DeDee Holliday, Phil Johnson, and Dawn Landwehr.
Motion was made to waive the reading and adopt the pre-read minutes. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd
3 – ayes
Opened the public hearing for Town of Osgood’s 2015 Budget. Linda Krinop asked if anyone had questions. No one responded. Hearing closed.
Ordinance 2014-1 was presented. An Ordinance regulating cats running at large. Council has received numerous complaints of cats defecating in the yards of people who do not own cats. The odor and mess that is left behind is unbearable.
Motion was made to table Ordinance 2014-1 for further discussion. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd
3 – ayes
Al Stong with Commonwealth Engineers presented claims for the U.S. 421 Project:
Change Order #1 – Decrease of $43,552.29 for final quantities.
Pay Estimate #2 – Johannigman Excavating for $127,031.27 with retainage of $6,685.86.
Motion was made to approve Change Order #1 and Pay Estimate #2. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd
3 – ayes
The Certificate of Substantial Completion was presented with a punch list of items that still need to be taken care of.
A contract for the Town’s consideration was presented to extend sidewalks along the western side of South Buckeye Street from a point near Manderley Health Care south to the southern corporate limits. There are currently no sidewalks in this area. This project will also include relocating 23 lights, adding speakers and convenient outlets. Council will take under consideration.
Ripley County Economic Development 2015 Inter-Local Agreement was presented. Osgood would agree to pay over to the RCEDC the sum equal to 12% of the 2015 Economic Development Income Tax funds disbursed from the State of Indiana in the year 2015.
Motion was made to approve and sign the 2015 Inter-Local Agreement. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd
3 – ayes
Osgood Redevelopment Commission Report, pursuant to I.C. 36-7-14-13(e), was presented that provides the Town Council with the following information:
Annual Report of Redevelopment Commission Report for the year ended December 31, 2013
Osgood Business Park Revenues and Disbursements - $0.00
Council has tried on more than one occasion to meet with the Board of the Inter-Community Medical Corporation to determine what the future plans are for the building that is located on the Town’s property. The Council had previously appointed Brenda Wetzler to set on that Board, but she is unable to obtain any information from the current President or other Board Members. Council has instructed Mary Ann Gay, attorney, to proceed with legal action if necessary.
Sewer Department – Tony Wood stated everything was going well and no issues.
Street Department – Steve Wilhoit stated he received quotes on bituminous material from:
Paul Rohe Company – Option 1 - $33,495, Option 2 - $48,887.29
Dave O’Mara – Option 1 - $32,750, Option 2 - $39,900
The U.S. 421 Project came in under budget, which is why we are now looking at another project on S. Buckeye that Al Stong spoke of. He is also hoping to finish off the new decorative street signs from the stoplight to the REMC.
Motion was made to proceed with Dave O’Mara and Option 1. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd
3 – ayes
Water Department – Chuck Gill reported that he had nothing.
Police department – Eric Roush gave monthly statistical report:
17 tickets, 30 warnings, 1 arrest, 1 driving while suspended, 1 possession of marijuana, 2 accidents, 4 theft, 1 operating while intoxicated, 1 criminal mischief, 2 resisting arrest, follow up cases, agency assist, working with health dept. and dog warden, traffic control, 4 warrants, 3 suspicious persons, 1 business alarm, 2 days of training, 2 mental, 1 threat by mail, 1 911 hang up, and 1 juvenile mischief.
Fire Department – Scott White stated they had training night before and will have their monthly statistical report at next meeting.
Phil Johnson with the American Legion requested permission to be at the stoplight on October 11th from 9 to 1 to collect money for the Indiana Veterans Home.
Motion was made to approve the American Legion request. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd
3 – ayes
Dawn Landwehr with Lifetime Resources was present requesting Council to consider including them in our 2015 Budget. She also thanked Council for their continued support.
Motion was made to include Lifetime Resources in our 2015 Budget for $1,000. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd
3 – ayes
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