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Town of Osgood Minutes

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Jeff Volz, Linda Krinop, Norman Kappes, Tammy Wilhoit, Ed Newman, Toni McDonald, Chris Lemen, Grover Powers, John Hegge, Donald Dunbar, Steve Wilhoit and Mary Ann Gay.

Roll Call – all present

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

3 – ayes

Mary Ann Gay read Ordinance 2008-5. This is an Ordinance establishing rates and charges for collection and disposal of solid wastes. The residents of the Town of Osgood shall pay a solid waste collection disposal fee of Five Dollars ($5) per month, per unit. This fee will be added to the Town of Osgood’s water, gas and wastewater utility bill.

Motion was made to approve Ordinance 2008-5. Norman 1st, Linda 2nd

3 – ayes

Mary Ann Gay read Ordinance 2008-6. This Ordinance establishes rules and policies for solid waste collection and disposal within the Town of Osgood. Following are the rules and regulations:

Motion was made to approve Ordinance 2008-6. Linda 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Ordinance 2008-7 was presented. This increases the Bad Check Charge (NSF) from $15 to $30.

Motion was made to approve Ordinance 2008-7. Norman 1st, Linda 2nd

3 – ayes

Ordinance 2008-8 was presented. This Ordinance allows for the accumulation of reserves for gas system repairs and maintenance and for expansion of service into outlying areas. The Gas Utility maintains Fund Number 617 within its accounting system, which could be utilized to accumulate the necessary cash reserves for the gas utility’s repairs, maintenance and service expansions. Therefore, Fund Number 617 will be used as a revolving fund.

Motion was made to approve Ordinance 2008-8. Linda 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Fire Department – Chris Lemen reported everything was good.

Ed Newman reported that the Planning Commission did not have anything last month. The only thing coming up is the Crum/Wonning re-plat.

Wastewater Department – Tony Wood reported that the tank and valve have been put on one truck and it’s in operation. The other truck tank should be in Friday. O’Mara will be paving State Road 350 and he will be getting with them to discuss replacing 6 castings on the manholes. The Composite Sampler is in. There needs to be some programming done on it yet. They are continuing with further house inspections.

Gas Department – Steve Wilhoit reported that the Public Awareness Plan is ready and being sent to IURC.

Street Department – Steve Wilhoit asked if he could get permission to have Commonwealth engineer a possible Storm Water Project on Fairground Road. This project would extend from Maple Street to the trailer park on Fairground Road. He also reported that some of the flowers from the bird feeders have been stolen.

Motion was made to approve Commonwealth to engineer this Storm Water Project. Linda 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Police Department – Grover stated that he is putting some new equipment in the cars from a grant that he had received.

Motion was made to pay for flowers for the O.B.C. at the clock area, but not to exceed $300. Linda 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Motion was made to appoint Brenda Wetzler to be Osgood’s representative to the Ripley County Economic Development. Linda 1st, Norman 2nd

2 – ayes

Jeff Volz took this position temporarily until someone could be found to take it. Mr. Volz will continue to work with Mrs. Wetzler for 2 months or until she feels comfortable.

Claims signed

Meeting adjourned



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