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Town of Osgood Minutes

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Tammy Wilhoit, Norman Kappes, Holley Rose, David Bultman, Lynn Fledderman, Roger Linville, Kyle Negangard, Alex Brison, Will Wallace, Christina DeWitt, Tina Wallace, and Nick Buchanan.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call – all present

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

3 – ayes

Old Business:

223 N. Elm Street – A title search has been completed and there is a tax lien of $2000, the Town’s lien for $31,000, and a utility lien for $400. Lynn stated the current assessed value of the home is $16,000 and it will be coming up for tax sale. The owner’s attorney contacted Lynn and stated that the owner wants to cooperate, but he will be filing bankruptcy on her behalf. Lynn advised the Council to table any action on this property for now and wait to see whathappens with the tax sale and bankruptcy. Motion was made to table this matter. Holley 1st, David 2nd, 3 – ayes

Carl Mullikin – Ripley County Board of Zoning Appeals granted him a 60 day extension at the June 27th meeting. The deadline and meeting for this extension is August 29th at 7:00 P.M.

David Mullikin – Ripley County Board of Zoning Appeals was contacted and they will address the deadline for this property at their August 29th meeting.

Inter Community Medical – was given the name of Jason Smith to set on the board representing Osgood. Council will need to come up with two more names.

240 W. Wilson – Larry Colson from Greensburg was contacted to perform the 2nd appraisal since we still have not heard from Ned Rogers.

City of Lawrenceburg – the Public Sale of the equipment was held Monday and all equipment sold.

Unsafe Building Ordinance – a job description has not been prepared yet, but Lynn has been doing some research. She wants council to consider an independent contractor or a part-time town position. It can be on an as needed basis.

John Owens – Lynn sent Mr. Owens a letter concerning his questions at last month’s meeting.

Public Hearing and 2nd reading of Ordinance 2017-4: An Ordinance Amending and Establishing Rates and Charges for Customers of the Town of Osgood Water Utility. The Water Utility is in need of improvements, replacements and repairs to its treatment plant and water tank renovations. It is necessary for the Town to establish rates and charges for the continued provision and delivery of water service and for the repayment of the Rural Development forty (40) year loan. The proposed ordinance will increase the rates 7% as recommended by Umbaugh and Associates rate study analysis. Christina DeWitt with Umbaugh and Associates was present to answer any questions. Norman Kappes asked if anyone had questions or concerns. No one responded. Hearing was closed.

Motion was made to adopt Ordinance 2017-4. Holley 1st, David 2nd

3 – ayes

2nd Reading of Ordinance 2017-3: An Ordinance Enacting and Adopting a Supplement to the Code of Ordinances for the Town of Osgood, Indiana, and Declaring an Emergency. American Legal Publishing has completed the S-1 supplement (ordinances that were adopted in 2016, yearly update) to the Code of Ordinances and it is necessary to provide for the usual daily operation of the municipality and for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and general welfare for the municipality that this ordinance take effect at an early date.

Motion to adopt Ordinance 2017-3. Holley 1st, David 2nd

3 – ayes

The 2018 Inter-Local Agreement with the Ripley County Economic Development Corporation was presented. This agreement would require Osgood to pay 12% of the Economic Development Income Tax funds disbursed from the State of Indiana to the Ripley County Economic Development Corporation. This is the same as years past.

Motion was made to approve the 2018 Ripley County Economic Development Agreement. Holley1st, David 2nd

3 – ayes

We are having issues with Rumpke and the garbage pickup. They are coming in to town prior to 6:00 A.M. and not picking up all the trash. They are not following the contract. Lynn stated that they had to provide a $65,000 performance bond for the contract. She would like to give them notice to correct the issues and if it’s not corrected, withhold from the bond.

Effective immediately, Motion to appoint William Wallace as the Town of Osgood Marshal and to approve a pay increase as discussed. David 1st, Holley 2nd

3 – ayes

The deadline to submit an application for the police department was today at 4:00 P.M. Council will review applications and begin testing and interviews.

Water Department – Nick Buchanan stated they are still working on some maintenance issues. They have been clearing some right-of-ways, changing meters, valve boxes, and tracer wire.

Police Department – Will Wallace stated he had 81 calls with 5 arrests. He has also done 8 ordinance violations or warnings.

Fire Department – Kyle Negangard state they had 10 first response runs, 1 death investigation, 1 landing zone, and 1 carbon dioxide call, and 2 mutual aid fires. They are looking for new recruits for the fire department to add more manpower. The fair events went great.

Roger Linville was present and asked about the Cumulative Capital Development Fund that had previously helped to purchase a new pumper. He was hoping that money was accumulating, but a few years back the State opened that fund up to be used for other items as well, such as Police cars. He was requesting a specified amount that the Town could give the fire department that could be set back. Norman instructed him that they are going to have to pursue grant funding. They need to look at all avenues. Norman stated that the Town will be there to help. Kyle Negangard stated he was glad to hear that. Roger also asked if the Town would pay for the repairs to the roof, Council feels with the budget they have that it should come out of that.

Lynn is continuing to work on the Farm Animal Ordinance.

Lynn gave Oath of Office to Marshal Will Wallace.

Claims signed

Motion to adjourn meeting. David 1st, Holley 2nd

3 – ayes

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