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Town of Osgood Minutes

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Norman Kappes, Linda Krinop, Jeff Volz, Tammy Wihoit, Mary Ann Gay, Ed Newman, Toni McDonald, Pam Wickizer, Mary Ann Warnken, Cindy Bowling, Tony Wood, Donald Dunbar, Cathy May, Charlie Cook, Phil Mohr, Micah Lohrum, Chris Lemen and Grover Powers.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll call – all present

Mary Ann Gay swore Norman Kappes into office. He will fulfill the remainder of Gary Norman’s term.

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

3 – ayes

Ordinance 2008-4 was presented concerning regulation of the storage of junk. This is in conjunction with Ordinance 1996-14, but with stiffer penalties. If the owner fails to bring the property into compliance within the prescribed 15 days, the owner will be subject to a fine of up to $2500 and the Town shall be entitled to seek and obtain a mandatory injunction from the Ripley County Circuit Court. In addition if the Town seeks enforcement of this ordinance through the courts, all court costs and attorney fees incurred by the Town shall be added to any penalty herein.

Motion was made to approve Ordinance 2008-4. Linda 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Best Metal Finishing’s Compliance with Statement of Benefits was presented. Mary Ann Gay reviewed these documents and stated that they now have 33 employees and have met the requirements.

Motion was made to approve Best Metal Finishing’s Compliance with Statement of Benefits. Linda 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

A draft contract with Green 3 was presented for the Buckeye Street Parking lot. Mary Ann Gay has reviewed this contract and does not have any problems with it.

Motion was made to approve the draft contract. An original will be sent for Jeff’s signature. Linda 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

The Reynolds Foundation has requested the Town to apply to INDOT for the bump out permits for the Damm Theater Project. Those permits were not ready for signature as of this meeting.

Motion was made to have Jeff sign the permits once we receive them. Linda 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Motion was made to approve Johannigman’s Pay Estimate #7 in the amount of $34,426.40. Linda 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Ripley County Department of Parks and Recreations is having Arbor Day. They would like for organizations to purchase and plant new trees.

Motion was made to table this until after further review. Linda 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Gas Department – Steve Wilhoit reported that he would be attending the 2008 Utility Gas Management customer meeting, which will be held April 30th and May 1st. The truck chassis has been ordered through HAAG Ford. Fontaine will do the utility bed. They have already removed the bed and wiring from the old dump truck to get it ready for the Sewer Department to install their tank. The Ripley County Highway Garage wants natural gas ran to them. In the process of running the line to the County Garage a few other customers are wishing to hook on. We should be receiving a letter of commitment from the County.

Street Department – Steve Wilhoit stated that he met with O’Mara and did a walk through. They are going to try something different this year. They are going to look at tar patching (rubber coating) and see how long it lasts.

Ed Newman reported that there is an issue with a business putting up a fence and the owner stating he will not comply. Mr. Newman was told the County Attorney was looking into the matter. Mr. Newman will follow up to see if anything is being done.

O.B.C. – Toni McDonald, president. She stated that they are working on a few projects.

American Legion Auxiliary would like permission to be at the stoplight on May 17th.

Motion was made to approve the American Legion’s request. Linda 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Cathy May – glad to have Norman Kappes on the Council.

Micah Lohrum did a presentation on his disapproval of Task Unit getting shut down.

Fire Department – Chris Lemen reported everything was good.

Donald Dunbar wanted to know if the yards were going to be fixed from the water project. Council stated that Johannigman is waiting on better weather to come back and complete their punch list.

Sewer Department – Tony Wood stated the report was ready to be signed. They are moving ahead with both sludge trucks. The tank has been ordered. He will be getting prices on tires for the old dump truck. Pump stations have been completed with transfer switches. Everything now has backup power. They have had some problems with all the rain. Home inspections are moving ahead. One violator has already complied by moving their sump pump.

Claims signed

Meeting adjourned.

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