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Town of Osgood Minutes

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Tammy Wilhoit, Holley Rose, Chris Kuhn, Rob Bradley, Reyna Jackson, Bill Roberts, Dale Gick, and Steve Wilhoit.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call – Lynn Fledderman was not present

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

Old business: a default judgment has been received on the owner of 445 N. Maple Street for failure to appear or answer the complaint.

Commonwealth Engineers – Project Update Memo:

2022 Community Crossing Project:

Water Improvement Project:

Hunt Street:

Upcoming Street Improvement Projects:

2022 Community Crossing Project claims:

Commonwealth Engineers - $94,120.00 for preliminary design and final design

Motion to approve. Holley 1st, Chris 2nd
3 - ayes

Town received grants from the Reynolds Foundation for: $2,500 toward the replacement of trees on North Elm Street, $8,500 toward the expense of tent rental and entertainment at Bricktoberfest, and $130,000 for the purchase and cleanup of a property. Grant Award Agreements were signed for each one.

Baker Tilly has prepared an estimate for a Water and Sewer Rate Study for Council review.

The Personnel Ordinance does not list Bereavement Days for a niece or nephew. Clerk-Treasurer asked if it should be added to the ordinance since there is one (1) day for a cousin.

Motion to make updates to Ordinance 2021-6 and Personnel ordinance per Council’s request. Holley 1st, Chris 2nd
3 - ayes

Tony would like to run the ad for the Water/Sewer Position 2 weeks longer.

Street Department - Steve Wilhoit is requesting that the hourly rates for employee’s labor and equipment be increased. He also had concerns with portable storage sheds that are not permitted and anchored. Some are also being placed on the Town’s right-of-way. He’s requesting that Lynn needs to look into rules for this since some are being installed for tiny homes.

Gas Department - March 28th and 29th will be the annual survey for leaks. The Town hired a part-time employee who will be able to attend an On Call Course with USDI in Illinois May 2nd through May 5th for $1,400. We will enroll him because he will need to be certified. Council agreed to move forward with the class.

Reyna Jackson was present and stated the properties of the firework store and Hometown Auto have not improved. There are now 3 vehicles on the Lothridge property that are not licensed. Council stated that since they have not complied with the Ripley County Area Planning letters and their time has expired they will proceed with legal action.

Motion to have Lynn Fledderman proceed with legal action on these properties. Holley 1st, Chris 2nd
2 - ayes

The Town is waiting on communication from INDOT before giving notice to proceed on the next Community Crossing Project, there was a hold up due to the storm drainage on Morris Street that was being routed to a creek that had trees and debris in the flow line.

Rob Bradley was present and stated that he is running for Ripley County Sheriff. He is encouraging people to get out and vote on May 3rd for the primary election. He stated there was only a 20% voter turnout at the last election and every vote counts. He has been a Ripley County Sheriff’s Deputy for 21 years and was an Osgood Deputy for 3 years.

Claims signed.

Motion to adjourn meeting. Holley 1st, Chris 2nd
2 - ayes

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