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Town of Osgood Minutes

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were: Tammy Wilhoit, Steve Wilhoit, Holley Rose, David Bultman, Lynn Fledderman, Toby Church, Tony Wood, Keith Parker, Tina Wallace, Mark Scott, Reyna Jackson, James Jackson, Justin Batchelor, and William Wallace.

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call-Norman Kappes was absent.

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

Old Business Discussed:

Charles Michael Hughes property has been cleaned up. Six cars were removed and the property looks much better.

The petition to vacate Andrews Street is being worked on by Commonwealth engineers for other alternatives.

Reyna Jackson addressed this petition. She is against closing Andrews Street. She currently owns rental property on Short Street. Her renters use Andrews Street to access their house on Short Street. She believes in the 1950ís and 1960ís a section of Andrews Street was closed to Shook Street. There are people who walk from the apartments to the Jay C Store on Andrews Street. Bosís Service Station has had Short Street blocked on numerous occasions, and her renters have to use Andrews Street to access their property. She said that behind the REMC blue building the ditch was closed, causing the pooling of water on her property. She thinks that Andrews Street is used enough to warrant keeping it open. When people try and use Wilson Street, it is difficult to see oncoming traffic due to the cars parked on the lot of Bobís Service Station.

Motion to table the Petition to Vacate David 1st, Holley 2nd
2 - Ayes

Introduction of an outdoor, wood and fired furnace was presented. Lynn suggested everyone review a sample ordinance from Batesville.

The Town has been discussing increasing utility rates 1 Ĺ% to 2% annually over the last few years. Umbaugh and Associates completed a water and sewer analysis in 2017 and believes we are justified in adopting that annual rate increase. They had previously calculated a 3% rate increase for the water and a 4.2% rate increase for sewer that the town never implemented.

Motion was made for Lynn to prepare a rate ordinance. David 1st, Holley 2nd
2 -Ayes

2018 S Walnut Street Project claims:

Johannigman Excavating- Pay Request #6 for $54,477.55 with retainage of $2,867.24
(75% from State Funds & 25% from Reynolds)

Commonwealth Engineers - $13,198.69 for Construction/Commissioning and RBR. (Reynolds)

Majestic Electric - $19,000.00 for the final payment of boring, conduit, wire, pole bases and lights. (Reynolds)

Motion to approve Johannigman Excavating /Commonwealth Engineering, and Majestic Electric claims contingent upon Reynolds Foundation approval. David 1st, Holley 2nd
2- ayes

Water Project claims:

C&H/M Excavating - Pay Request #3 for $94,338.08 for additional work and retainage.

LC United Painting - Pay Request #2 for $32,420.00 for release of retainage.

Commonwealth Engineers - $6,480.13 for RPR

Ice Miller - $13,025.00 for bond closing

H.J. Umbaugh -- $5,500.00 for Parity Report and Financial Analysis

Lynn Fledderman - $4,175.00 to review closing documents and title work for USDA closing.

Motion to submit to USDA Rural Development Pay Request #10. David 1st, Holley 2nd
2 - ayes

We will not make the December 4th closing for the Bond Bank due to the added work that is being done. Charlene Hale and Rachel Runge are looking at February 1st. May be charged a little more interest due to the extended closing.

Motion to sign Extension Certificate for the Indiana Bond Bank. David 1st, Holley 2nd
2 - ayes

Ripley County Area Planning will hold a public hearing on December 4th to hear from Iron Timbers on their request to rezone their property from I-1 Industrial to General Business.

Motion was made to support Iron Timbers request and sign letter stating so. David 1st, Holley 2nd
2 - ayes

Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is requesting the appointment of the 2019 representative.

Motion to appoint Tammy Wilhoit to the 2019 Southeastern IN Regional Planning Commission. David 1st, Holley 2nd
2 - ayes

JCD After Prom would like to collect donations at the stoplight on April 6th, 2019.

Motion to approve JCD After Prom request. David 1st, Holey 2nd
2 - ayes

Mark Scott, with the American Legion, wanted to discuss a drainage issue. He presented Council with photos from September, 2016, showing the flooding that occurred after a heavy rain. He stated the culvert going across Ripley Street was not capable of handling the flow of water after the rain. With the combined flow and runoff after a heavy rain, the culvert is unable to handle the increased amount of water resulting in flooding of the area directly behind the legion. Toby Church, with Commonwealth Engineers, stated the town is already addressing stormwater issues. The stormwater system is overwhelmed by the increased amount of rain caused by global warming. Church also agreed that the area around the American Legion is one location that needs to be addressed as well as other culverts north of town. The Reynolds Foundation paid for a stormwater study last year with the intent to go after an OCRA Grant to make stormwater improvements. Scott stated that the legion wants to put a parking lot in the back of the property to alleviate their parking issues.

SEWER- Tony Wood stated that they have had a rash of equipment failures which include pumps, generators, and control issues. They also had a chemical feed line plugged. All compliance schedules have been met.

POLICE- Will Wallace stated they had 127 calls which included: 46 traffic stops, 3 town ordinance civil processes, 16 agency/citizen assists, 14 accidents, 48 criminal calls/arrest warrants. Annual training has been completed. He also asked Lynn to look into a squatter situation at 433 South Buckeye Street.

STREET - Steve Wilhoit discussed activating the Main Street and Redevelopment Commission. He talked about creating criteria and to set up funds to deposit proceeds.

Claims signed

Motion made to adjourn the meeting. David 1st, Holey 2nd

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