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Town of Osgood Minutes

Town of Osgood
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Tammy Wilhoit, Steve Wilhoit, Norman Kappes, Eric Roush, Holley Rose, DeDee Holliday, Scott White, Chuck Gill, Tony Wood, Shawna Bushhorn, and Brent Casebolt.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call - Mary Ann Gay was not present

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

3 - ayes

In a mutual agreement made between the Town of Osgood and Mary Ann Gay, both parties desire to terminate the Agreement for legal Services that was dated January 5, 2015. The Town would like to thank Mary Ann for 23 years of service to Osgood and we wish her the best of luck in the future.

Motion was made to terminate Agreement for Legal Services with Mary Ann Gay. Holley 1st, DeDee 2nd

3 - ayes

A Town Attorney Contract for Services was presented between the Town of Osgood and John A. Ertel. The Town wishes to appoint John to fill the position of the Town Attorney.

Motion was made to approve the Town Attorney Contract for Services with John A. Ertel. DeDee 1st, Holley 2nd

3 - ayes

An Order requiring action for an unsafe premises has been prepared for Christopher W. Walker at 531 Leslie Street. The document orders that Mr. Walker take action to bring this property into compliance within 30 days.

Motion was made to approve and sign the Order Requiring Action as to Unsafe Premises for 531 Leslie Street. Holley 1st, DeDee 2nd

3 - ayes

Shawna Bushhorn was present to publicly thank Eric Roush and Steve Wilhoit for helping her husband Rick and their dog Lady after being attacked by another dog today.

Fire Department - Scott White gave the February 2015 Run Summary: 7 First Response Runs, 4 Vehicle Wrecks, 1 Fire, and 1 Mutual Aid for a total of 13 runs.

Wastewater Department - Tony Wood stated the report had been electronically sent to IDEM and there were no violations. He has gathered 3 months of data concerning the Town and Best Metal and has sent it off to Don Larson with Commonwealth for review. Don will look at the data and use for modeling the Compliance Letter. A draft letter will be prepared for Council review before signature. With the improved weather, they were able to set a manhole in an alley today. Tony also presented pictures and documentation of the ACEC Award the Wastewater Plant received for the Systems Improvements Project. He will also be applying for grant funding for a Composite Sampler.

Water Department - Chuck Gill stated all is good.

Steve Wilhoit (resident) stated that he had been involved and had concerns for Rick Bushhorn and his dog who were attacked by a loose dog today. He stated that this was not the first incident involving the same residence. Concerns were raised for the children who get off the school bus at Elm/Franklin Streets. He stated someone is going to get seriously hurt and was asking what itís going to take before something is done.

Clerk-Treasurer was instructed to contact the Town Attorney and have him look in to the matter.

Street Department - Steve Wilhoit stated the Street Light / Sidewalk Project is in the final design, we will need 4 easements and will be ready to proceed to bidding. A lawn mower will be auctioned at the next Council meeting starting at $6,000. Twice a week pick up will start one month early this year. Starting April 6th, Monday and Thursday trash pickup will begin and a Heavy Trash Pickup is scheduled for April 18th. Also, there is a calendar on the Townís website that has information concerning dates.

Gas Department - Steve Wilhoit stated the 2015 Leak Survey was completed with 2 underground leaks that were dug up and fixed. Will be looking for commitments from residents on County Road 300 N and preparing easements for the gas main extension. Eventually would like to see a gas main ran north on Michigan Road to Napoleon for a double feed line.

The Town received a $5,000 grant from the Ripley County Community Foundation for a piece of exercise equipment for the trails. Game Time was contacted and prices were forwarded so that one piece of equipment can be picked out. It is estimated that it will cost $800 to $1000 for concrete and installation.

Jac-Cen-Delís School Resource Officer, Brent Casebolt, was here and introduced himself to Council.

Claims signed

Meeting Adjourned


The Town is installing new transmitters on our gas and water meters, because of the new meter reading equipment that we will be utilizing. The water meter lids should not be mowed over because the transmitter sticks above the meter lid a little bit and it could be damaged. The initial installation of the new transmitters is at no cost to the customer, but if these transmitters get damaged because of a mower or someone tampering with the meters, they will be charged to replace the transmitter or any other piece of equipment that is damaged.

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