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Town of Osgood Minutes

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Norman Kappes, Tammy Wilhoit, Holley Rose, Jeremy Schmitt, Steve Wilhoit, Tony Wood, and Melinda Starkey.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call - David Bultman and Lynn Fledderman were not present.

Opened the public hearing for the Re-Establishment of the Cumulative Capital Development Fund. The Fund will be levied beginning with taxes due and payable in the year 2021. Norman asked if anyone had questions or comments. No one responded. Hearing was closed. Subsequent to the hearing the adopting body can vote to pass.

Motion was made to approve Ordinance 2020-1, re-establishing the Cumulative Capital Development Fund. Holley 1st, Norman 2nd
2 - ayes

2019 Community Crossings Street Improvements Project:

Effective February 17, 2020 - Motion was made for Johannigman Excavating to proceed.
Holley 1st, Norman 2nd
2 - ayes

2019 Culvert Project claims:

Commonwealth Engineers - $14,733.68 for Final Design and Permitting Fees.

Motion was made to approve Commonwealth’s claim contingent upon the Reynolds Foundation approval. Holley 1st, Norman 2nd
2 - ayes

On February 25, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. at the Osgood Community Center, there will be a meeting with the residents who are affected by the Culvert Project. Commonwealth Engineers and other representatives will be on hand to show the plans and answer any questions. Lynn Fledderman will have the easements prepared and at the meeting for signatures for the affected parties convenience.

Lions Club would like to be at the stoplight on May 2nd from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Motion was made to approve the Lions Club request. Holley 1st, Norman 2nd
2 - ayes

The Town has received a complaint of an unsafe building located at 245 N. Sycamore Street. Lynn has prepared a letter to notify the owner that the building is in violation of Osgood Code of Ordinances 150.06.

Motion was made to approve Lynn’s letter to the owner of 245 N. Sycamore Street. Holley 1st, Norman 2nd
2 - ayes

The Town received a letter from the Ohio County Council concerning the Interlocal Agreement of sharing tax revenues from the Rising Star Casino. On May 2, 2017 Public Law 268 was signed by the Governor, which eliminated the $3 admissions tax that was the funding source for revenue sharing. On Tuesday, November 19, 2019 the Ohio County Council voted to formally terminate further revenue sharing under the Interlocal Agreement as of July 1, 2018.

The 2 appraisals have been received for the W. Ripley property and as long as the asking price is the average of the two or lower, Council can give Lynn Fledderman the authority to negotiate a contract.

Motion was made to authorize Lynn to proceed with the negotiation of the contract. Holley 1st, Norman 2nd
2 - ayes

Sewer Department - Tony Wood stated that there are no compliance issues.

Water Department - Tony Wood stated that this department has no compliance issues either. He has started to work on the CCR Report and is currently ahead of schedule. We are looking at an OCRA grant to install a new 6” water main. In order to expedite the project, Commonwealth has suggested that we go ahead and do the Preliminary Engineering Report for $15,000, which would be returned to us at a later date. We are almost done with the income surveys and will be meeting with SIRPC and Commonwealth next Tuesday to get the project moving forward.

Motion was made to proceed with the Preliminary Engineer’s Report. Norman 1st, Holley 2nd
2 - ayes

Street Department - Steve Wilhoit stated that we’ve had a pre-construction meeting with Johannigman Excavating and the Community Crossings Project should be starting in the next couple weeks. We have one easement that still needs to be obtained. He also stated at the February 25th meeting, the engineers will have demonstrations of what the culverts would look like.

Gas Department - Steve Wilhoit stated that the leak survey will be done the 2nd week of March and that will indicate what repairs and maintenance will need to be done.

Devota Dean was present to discuss an issue she is having in her neighborhood. Her neighbor is feeding stray cats and they are causing issues. Devota has had paw prints on cars, cat feces in her yard and flower beds, cat hair on her porch that she can’t sit on any more, and the smell is horrible. Council will get with Marshal Wallace and have him address the issue with Ordinance 2009-4.

Claims were signed.

Motion was made to adjourn the meeting. Holley 1st, Norman 2nd
2 - ayes

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