Town of Osgood Minutes
Town of Osgood
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Present at the meeting were Norman Kappes, Tammy Wilhoit, DeDee Holliday, Holley Rose, Toby Church, Wanda Burnett, Shawn Negangard, Eric Roush, Larry Bewley, Tony Wood, Jason Smith, and John Ertel.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call - all present (John Ertel arrived a few minutes late)
Motion was made to waive the reading and adopt the pre-read minutes. DeDee 1st, Holley 2nd
3 - ayes
Public Hearing was opened for the 2016 Budget. Norman Kappes asked if anyone had questions. No one responded. Hearing was closed.
Motion was made to adopt the 2016 Budget and Ordinance 2015-3. Holley 1st, DeDee 2nd
3 - ayes
Old Business: Ordinance 2015-1, amending Ordinance 2009-13 (Weed & Other Rank Vegetation) has been ran in the newspaper for 2 consecutive weeks and is now in force and effect.
Public Hearing was opened to Ordinance 2015-2, amending the minimum monthly gas meter charges (Public notice was ran in the paper for 2 consecutive weeks). Norman Kappes asked if anyone had questions. No one responded. Hearing closed.
Motion was made to adopt Ordinance 2015-2. DeDee 1st, Holley 2nd
3 - ayes
Rising Sun Regional Foundation is requesting the reappointment of Jeff French to the Board of Directors. The towns of Osgood, Napoleon, Milan, Versailles, and Holton appointed Jeff in 2014. If he is reappointed it will be for a term of 3 years, ending February 27, 2019. All the towns must agree on the reappointment.
Motion was made to reappoint Jeff French for a 3 year term to the Rising Sun Regional Foundation Board of Directors. Holley 1st, DeDee 2nd
3 - ayes
Retroactive to October 1st, Motion was made to approve Electric Plus Pay Estimate #1 for the S. Buckeye Street Sidewalk / Lighting Project in the amount of $111,162.72 with retainage of $5,850.68. Holley 1st, DeDee 2nd
3 - ayes
Retroactive to October 1st, Motion was made to approve Commonwealth Engineers claims for the S. Buckeye Street Sidewalk / Lighting Project in the amount of $12,699.93 for easement assembly, construction & assembly. DeDee 1st, Holley 2nd
3 - ayes
S. Buckeye Street Sidewalk / Lighting Project (new claims):
- Electric Plus - Pay Estimate #2 for $$186,297.28 with retainage of $9,805.12
- Commonwealth Engineers - $7,214.77 for construction, commissioning and resident project representative.
Motion was made to approve Electric Plus Pay Estimate #2 and Commonwealth Claims. Holley 1st, DeDee 2nd
3 - ayes
Commonwealth Engineers -
- Toby Church was present and stated the S. Buckeye Sidewalk / Lighting Project is progressing well and on schedule.
- Hawkins Chemical has performed 2 tests to try and save money on a chemical used at the plant, those tests have failed, but they feel they may still be able to find a solution. They would like to perform more jar tests.
- Brenntag (current chemical co) feels that the Brenfloc we are currently using may be able to be cut back by 60%. They will meet with Chuck and Toby on the 27th to discuss this possibility. The issue is our water is to clean. Current procedures have backwashing done every 2 days, if the Brenfloc is cut back, backwashing will possibly be able to be done every 4 days.
- 3rd shift testing will begin when Napoleon Water has their standpipe back online.
- The results are in from the tank testing. The 200,000 gallon tank has corrosion issues and it was discussed that the current tank maintenance contract may not have been met. Council has asked the town attorney to look into this matter.
Tax Exempt Leasing Corporation has the paper work ready for the purchase of the new police car. Eric feels the estimated delivery date may be mid-November, once the car is delivered a payment request will be issued.
Holley Rose presented the idea for “Brick or Treat” - similar to trunk or treat - part of Ripley Street (Brick Street) will be closed from Walnut to the alley to allow people to come up and set on the Brick Street to hand out candy. Trick or Treat is scheduled for Osgood on October 31st from 5 to 7.
Wastewater Department - Tony Wood stated in the month of September there were issues with PH compliance. The Town may receive a letter of non-compliance. We don’t want to get another Agreed Order, may get a streamline variance for chloride. When the flows are down, due to no rain, everything becomes concentrated and we cannot treat for chloride. Work will be done on the line from Olive Street to the Wastewater Plant on State Road 350. North Vernon’s vactor truck will be brought in to suck out the line. Tony wanted to thank Council and Commonwealth for their support on the Chicago competition.
Police Department - Eric Roush gave his monthly statistical report. He presented council with an update to the Standard Operating Procedures concerning Narcotic Intervention. If someone overdoses they can administer Narcan. Margaret Mary Health will provide a kit that has 2 doses, breathing masks, and gloves. Once these are utilized they will be put in a sharps container and Margaret Mary will replace.
Fire Department - Shawn Negangard stated they’ve had 16 runs: 13 first response, 2 fires, and 1 mutual aid grass fire. He stated the fire department will not be doing the Narcan for the overdoses. Stated there is no protocol set up for them and they do not get reimbursed.
Motion was made to park the police cars at the Town Hall until further notice. DeDee 1st, Holley 2nd
3 - ayes
Emergency Executive Session that was to follow has been cancelled.
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