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Town of Osgood Minutes

Town of Osgood
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Steve Wilhoit, Tammy Wilhoit, Norman Kappes, Mary Ann Gay, Beth Rumsey, DeDee Holliday, Linda Krinop, Chuck Gill, Michelle Roush, Eric Roush, Tony Wood, Ray West , Jodi Comer, David Mohler, Grover Powers, Jon Bennett, and Mallory Michaels.

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 Public Hearing for the Wastewater Project. Jodi Comer with S.I.R.P.C. stood and stated the public hearing was necessary for the submission of an OCRA Grant. David Mohler with Commonwealth gave a description of the project. He stated that a 500,000 gallon equalization tank would be installed to help with compliance issues and several improvements would be made to the plant to make it more efficient. We have an agreement with IDEM to move forward. The Town will be receiving grant money and a low interest rate loan. He stated that the Preliminary Engineering Report is available for review.

Motion was made to approve the Resolution authorizing application submission for the OCRA grant. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Closed Hearing.

Jodi Comer presented the SIRPC contract for the Storm Water Project Grant Administration.

Commonwealth will be here next month with contracts for the Wastewater Project.

David Mohler also stated that they would be in town next week with a survey crew. Their trucks will be clearly marked.

Green 3 Scope of Services and Fee Agreement was presented for the Trails Grant.

Motion was made to approve Green 3’s Agreement. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Motion was made to sign the Contract of Voting Facility for Ripley County for Center 1, 2, and 3. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd

3 – ayes

Resolution 2010-8 was presented concerning the need to occasionally write off debts for utility bills that are uncollectable as described by State Board of Accounts.

Motion was made to adopt Resolution 2010-8. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Retroactive to October 1, 2010, Steven Stepleton was named Town Marshal and Eric Roush was promoted from the Reserve position to the Deputy Marshal position. Eric Roush stood and introduced himself.

Jim Bennett and Mallory Michaels were present from the Liberty National Life Insurance Company. They gave a presentation on Group Term Life Insurance. It is a pre-tax payroll deduction for the employees. They would like to meet with employees who may be interested. Clerk-Treasurer will get a census from employees to see if they wish to meet with them.

Ray West was present requesting to be reimbursed for a culvert that was installed in 2006 at the old Raney Oil. He was under the assumption that was a Town street from years ago. Mary Ann Gay explained that it is not a Town street and that Mr. West had requested the culvert to be placed there, so there will be no reimbursement. The Town is looking at purchasing the property behind Mr. West’s, the drive he is speaking of accesses that property. If the Town purchases, we will continue to allow Mr. West to use that drive to access his business.

Gas/ Street Dept – Steve Wilhoit stated everything was good.

Sewer Dept. – Tony Wood stated that the sewer line is in at the Industrial Park, he still needs to put seal protection on the manholes. He cleaned out the area that will be used for the Wastewater Project’s equalization tank. Duke Energy will need to take down last 2 trees due to electric lines.

Police Dept – Eric Roush stood and thanked Council for the opportunity. He will be holding a Hunter’s Education Class at the Ripley County Fairground Bldg #10 on November 6th. He also assisted Steve Miller with a National Archery Program. He was asked to become an instructor at the cost of $60. It is an 8 hour class for a 1 day certification. Clerk-Treasurer will check budget.

Grover Powers requested to be a Reserve for the Police Department. He would like to serve the Community in which he lives. Linda Krinop stated we would take under advisement, there will be a meeting held at a later date concerning the Reserve Program.

Claims signed

Meeting adjourned

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