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Town of Osgood Minutes

Town of Osgood
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, May 20, 2010
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Mary Ann Gay, Linda Krinop, Tammy Wilhoit, Norman Kappes, DeDee Holliday, Beth and Patch Rumsey, Gary Norman, Brenda Wetzler, Steve Wilhoit, Tony Wood, Chuck Gill, Steve Linville, Josh Cady, Rick and Rosemary Hooten, and Fred Elliot.

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call – all present

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

3 – ayes

Opened Auction for 2005 ExMark mower. There were no bidders present.

Best Metal Finishing’s Statement of Benefits for Real Estate and Personal Property were presented. Mary Ann Gay reviewed the forms and stated that they are not in compliance due to the failure to employ 30 employees as stated.

Motion was made to deny Best Metal Finishing’s request. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

June 15, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. is the date that has been set aside for a hearing to consider compliance.

Linkel Company would like to renew the Solid Waste Contract with the Town of Osgood for the same unit prices as currently contracted. The contract and unit prices would remain in effect for two additional contract years.

Motion was made to renew Linkel’s contract for two additional years. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd

3 – ayes

Osgood Area Kiwanis will be having their 5K run/walk this Saturday. Certificate of Insurance is on file.

Sewer Department – Tony Wood reported everything was good. They will be working on 2 sewer taps soon. Land application has been completed. Still working on 2 diffusers. Tony Wood will be attending the Operator Challenge at Shelbyville tomorrow.

Street Department – Steve Wilhoit stated the S. Buckeye Street parking lot is done. The Dollar General Store has started construction. Two streets light will be installed on East Eckert Street. USDI has been scheduled to come in, but has been delayed because of the rain. The Trails Grant has been resubmitted. Violators of the Weed Ordinance have been notified.

Water Department – Chuck Gill stated the water system has been flushed and the new water truck is in. A special thank you to the Reynolds Foundation.

Police Department – Josh Cady reported everything was good.

Fred Elliot was present requesting to discuss 2 issues. He has a drainage ditch with standing water; it’s full of trees, bushes and trash. The property behind him to the east has a lot of dead trees. He wants the Town to remove the trees and all the junk. Linda Krinop explained that the property does not belong to the Town of Osgood. That is a natural water way that is owned by Mr. Elliot. We cannot go on his property and fix his problems.

Rick Hooten was present wanting to discuss the waterway on his property. He would like to cover it up. Because it is a natural waterway it cannot be shut off or blocked. Steve will get with the Engineer to determine what the appropriate pipe size would need to be for installation. Mr. Hooten would have to purchase the pipe and install it.

Dawn Dieckman with the Farm Club was present requesting their parade route be approved. She also requested that the Police Department assist them again this year.

Motion was made to approve the Farm Club’s parade route. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd

3 - ayes

Claims signed

Meeting adjourned

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