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Town of Osgood Minutes

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Tammy Wilhoit, Norman Kappes, Holley Rose, Lynn Fledderman, Matt Wirth, Jeremy Schmitt, Jodi Comer, and Will Wallace.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call - Chris Kuhn was not present.

Motion to waive the reading and adopt the pre-read minutes. Holley 1st, Norman 2nd
2 - ayes

Opened the public hearing for the Town's intention to apply to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for a grant from the State Community Development Block Grant Wastewater/Drinking Water Program. Jodi Comer gave the narrative of the project: replace 2000 feet of water line on S. Buckeye Street and work with instrumentation around the plant and equipment at the clear wells. A sign in sheet was passed around and Jodi presented Council with a resolution for approval. This will be the second submission for this project. Matt Wirth with Commonwealth stated that it will improve the water distribution and flow. The Town has received several letters from businesses and residents with their complaints and concerns of how the breaks in the water main have affected them. Jodi Comer, also being a citizen, supports this project on a personal level.

Motion was made to pass the resolution. Holley 1st, Norman 2nd
2 - ayes

Hearing was closed.

Jodi Comer asked about signage for 2 locations for the farmers market. Norman stated they would have to look into that.

Old Business:

Have letters been issued to:

4462 Hillcrest Drive: complaint form received from Ripley County Area Planning. Lynn has a letter drafted. She has asked Tad Brinson to revise the complaint because it sounded like the complaint was about the Town.

421 N. Maple Street with a camper in the backyard - Lynn has a letter drafted. We've been notified that the renters have been evicted and Marshal Wallace has been in contact with the owner. Lynn stated that she will still send the letter so that the time clock begins on when it needs to be cleaned up by.

401 E. Fairground for boats, campers, and trailers parked in the yard - Lynn believes this is a county ordinance for parking vehicles. She said that it would need to be referred to County Planning.

445 N. Maple Street has cars parked over the sidewalk, damage to right-of-way. In 2019, Larry Eaton had sent a letter concerning parking on the sidewalk and tearing up grass. Lynn has prepared another letter stating that this property is still not in compliance. The letter states that the property will need to be brought into compliance within 30 days. Lynn advised Marshal Wallace that if he finds the car parked on the sidewalk again to tow it.

230 S. Buckeye using semi-trailer for storage - Lynn stated this is a county ordinance violation and it will be referred to County Planning.

O.B.C. / Reynolds letters - Lynn has drafted letters that request if any of their projects incur increased labor or utility costs to the Town that the Council needs to approve prior to grants being given or projects being done.

New complaint on 604 S. Buckeye. Issue with the number of vehicles being parked on the lot and the lot being used as a salvage yard. Lynn instructed that this needed to be submitted to County Planning.

2021 Community Crossing Project claims:

Commonwealth Engineers - $2,394.41 for construction and commissioning.

Motion to approve and pay once funds are released. Holly 1st, Norman 2nd
2- ayes

Commonwealth Engineers - Jeremy Schmitt gave the council a monthly report:

Water Improvement Project - A site visit was performed by OCRA on June 2nd. The second public hearing was held at this meeting. We are on track to resubmit in Round 1 of 2021 submissions. Applications are due June 25th and awards will be announced August 12th.

2021 Community Crossing Project - Contractor has mobilized to site and started on N. Elm Street, work is ongoing. Scheduled completion is September 17, 2021.

Culvert Project - There are still areas that need to be final graded and seeded, the work is weather dependent and the rain has prevented this so far.

2021/2022 Community Crossing Project - Started working on the grant application. Next round is expected to open on July 5, 2021 and will close 30 days later.

State Water Infrastructure Fund - There is a meeting scheduled to discuss this program on Thursday, June 17th.

2019 Culvert Project claims:

Commonwealth Engineers - $736.19 for Resident Project Representative

Motion to approve Commonwealth's claim. Holley 1st, Norman 2nd
2 - ayes

Safe Passage is requesting the Town Council to consider an allocation from the annual budget.

Motion to approve Safe Passages request and for $500. Holley 1st, Norman 2nd
2 - ayes

Cumulative Capital Development Fund has been approved to be re-established by Dept. of Local Government Finance.

1997 Sewage Works Refunding Revenue Bonds were sold to Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. with an interest rate of 1.97%. The net savings, after all expenses and cash applied, is $101,243.

Police Department - Will Wallace gave Council his monthly statistical report. He stated they had 91 calls.

Claims signed

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

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