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Town of Osgood
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Norman Kappes, Tammy Wilhoit, Steve Wilhoit, Pat Zaharako, Al Stong, Mary Ann Gay, Eric Roush, Adam Hunger, Chuck Gill, Tony Wood, Linda Krinop, DeDee Holliday, and Brenda Wetzler.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call all present

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

3 ayes

Sewer Project Claims were presented:

Mitchell & Stark - $296,970.48 Pay estimate #8 with retainage of $15,630.02
Commonwealth Engineers - $28,103.18
Amendment to Owner-Engineer Agreement - $7,475.

Motion was made to approve claims and Amendment. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd

3 ayes

Policy for the Walking Trails was presented:

Policy on Use of Walking Trails

WHEREAS, the Town of Osgood owns two (2) quarries situated on either side of county road 300 N on the south side of the Town of Osgood, Indiana; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Osgood has constructed a walking/bicycling trail around said quarries and desires to establish rules and regulations for the use thereof:

IT IS THEREFORE, ADOPTED as policy, the following:

SO ADOPTED this 19th day of June, 2012.


by: LINDA KRINOP - President
      NORMAN KAPPES - Member
      VICKIE D HOLIDAY - Member

Original Ordinance on File at the Osgood Town Hall

Motion was made to approve Walking Trails Policy. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 ayes

Motion was made to adopt Resolution 2012-4 with the reduction of $2,000. DeDee 1st, Linda 2nd

2 ayes (Norman abstained from voting)

Linkel Amendment was presented, allowing for another 2 years to contract without increasing prices.

Motion was made to approve amendment. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd

3 ayes

Sewer Department has received a grant from the Reynolds Foundation for $7,445 to purchase a sewer camera from Brown Equipment. Grant Award Agreement was signed.

Sewer Department Tony Wood stated that they have had no metals violations and the report was ready to sign. The old 1973 Chevy blew a head gasket and Tony asked Council if it would be feasible for his department to purchase the old fire truck to replace the 73 Chevy. They will scrap the old truck and get as much money as they can. Council concurred. Tony has competed in his 7th year for the Wastewater Challenge. His team finished 1st overall. IWA is willing to pay for airfare and part of the hotel for him to go to New Orleans to compete.

Water Project Claims were presented:

Lykins Contracting - $21,776.99 Pay estimate #C3 with retainage of $1,146.16
                                 $12,920.00 Pay estimate #C4 with retainage of $680.00
                                 $6,070.51 Pay estimate #C5 releasing retainage.
Commonwealth Engineers - $1,125 Post Construction
Change Order #C3 - $1,722 for additional bank stabilization

Motion was made to approve these claims and change order. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd

3 ayes

Pat Zaharako stated that there is $38,307 left to spend on the Water Project. A quote for automatic readers was presented to Council for $66,561 for 714 meters. With the remaining money we could do 411 meters or the Water Department could make up the difference. Clerk-Treasurer will look into possible funding. If this is what the Town wants, we will need to send a letter to Rural Development.

Pat also gave Council information on a Federal Mandate with INDOT. New ADA compliance requirements state that an inventory and transition plan needs to be in place by December 31, 2012 for sidewalks. Commonwealth is willing to work with the Town to meet this requirement.

Police Department Eric Roush gave monthly statistics:

3 domestics, 3 accidents, 1 missing juvenile, 1 public intoxication, 1 warrant, 1 battery, 3 agency assists, 1 traffic violation, 18 tickets, and 2 warnings.

Gas Department Steve Wilhoit stated that the inspection by IURC went very well and the gas system passed.

Street Department Steve Wilhoit stated that he has been receiving complaints of cars and motorcycles parking on or across the new sidewalks. Also, the Trails Project is close to the ending. There was an inspection by DNR on June 8th and it went very well.

Ordinance 2012 2 was presented updating an old 1983 ordinance.



WHEREAS, the Town of Osgood has authority over the streets and sidewalks within the boundaries of the town; and

WHEREAS, local residents and business owners often set, place, display or exhibit items for sale, goods, wares, merchandise, signs, sign boards, or other objects on the sidewalks of the Town, which objects interfere with or obstruct the free use of said sidewalk.

BE IT, THEREFORE ORDAINED by the Town Council for the Town of Osgood that it shall be unlawful for any person, business, corporation to set, place, display, or exhibit items for sale, goods, wares, merchandise, signs, etc., on the sidewalkes of the Town of Osgood, unless said goods, wares, merchandise, are placed immediately adjacent to the front of their building and do not extend further than three (3') feet from said front of building.

BE IT, FURTHER ORDAINED that any person violating this ordinance shall be subject to a fine up to Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($ 250), which violation may be prosecuted through the Town of Osgood's Ordinance Violation Bureau as established by Ordinance No. 2009-15.

SO ORDAINED THIS 19th day of June, 2012.


By: LINDA KRINOP, President
      NORMAN KAPPES, Member
      VICKIE D. HOLIDAY, Member
ATTEST: TAMARA WILHOIT, Secretary/Treasurer

Original Ordinance on File at the Osgood Town Hall

Motion was made to approve Ordinance 2012-2. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd

3 ayes

Ordinance 2012-3 was introduced. This ordinance would designate an area running along both sides of Buckeye Street as a commercial and business district; and to restrict the real estate as residential. This ordinance will be published.

Claims signed

Meeting adjourned.

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