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Town of Osgood Minutes

Town of Osgood
Regular Meeting
Postponed from January 21
January 28, 2014
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Linda Krinop, Mary Ann Gay, Norman Kappes, DeDee Holliday, Tony Wood, Laurie Wood, Steve Wilhoit, Steve Linville, Bret Linville, Eric Roush, Scott White, and Al Stong.

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call- All present

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

3 – ayes

Motion was made to approve Assurant Health, Ameritas Life, and Crescent Insurance policies for employee health care coverage. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd

3 – ayes

Conflict of Interest Forms were signed.

Police Department – Eric Roush gave a monthly statistical report. The Crown Vic has been delivered to the Police Academy.

Gas Department – Steve Wilhoit stated they are working on easements for a line replacement in Napoleon.

Street Department – Steve Wilhoit stated the salt is gone; they’ve already used the salt budget for the 2013/2014 winter. Salt is normally $60 per ton, now it is going for $200 per ton. Also, he will be working with Roger Kottlowski from Commonwealth Engineers concerning ADA requirements and compliance.

Sewer Department – Tony Wood stated the permit modifications for chlorides has been received. Best Metal is not putting spent zinc into the sewer system. A service line is scheduled for repair as soon as the weather improves. He has received a $500 grant from the Black Foundation for a locator. He will now try to apply to the Ripley County Community Foundation for another $500. Tony and Nick will be attending a conference in March for CEU’s with the Indiana Rural Water Alliance.

Fire Department – Steve Linville stated they may be changing things around. There may be a possibility of increasing the roster. Any new people coming on were required to have fire and EMS training. They are having trouble getting people to do both. They are looking at changing by laws to have members go both ways. He wants Council to be aware since there would be a burden on insurance.

F.A.R.M. Club – Chuck Heck and Bill Collins were present to discuss the Antique Machinery Show that will be held June 27 – June 29th at the Ripley County Fairgrounds. They requested Council permission for a parade through town. They are also working on NBC Sports Network to film the tractor pulls, segments from town, and segments from other shows. It would be featured as Small Town America. They are also going to seek grant funding to offset advertising prices.

Motion was made to allow F.A.R.M. Club to have the parade through town. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Commonwealth Engineers – Al Stong was present to give information on the permitting for the gas line easement, final phases for the Sidewalk Project, contracts for gas utility mapping, and information that Roger Kottlowski will be sending on what needs to be done for ADA.

Claims signed.

Meeting adjourned.

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