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Town of Osgood Minutes

Town of Osgood
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Tammy Wilhoit, Cathy May, Steve Wilhoit, Norman Kappes, Shawn Negangard, Linda Krinop, DeDee Holliday, and Eric Roush.

Roll Call - Mary Ann Gay was not 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 Town of Osgood’s 2015 Budget. Linda Krinop asked if anyone had questions, no one responded. Hearing closed.

Motion was made to adopt the 2015 Budget / Ordinance 2014-1. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd

3 - ayes

No need to adopt a Cat Ordinance, there is already one in place from 2009. Town Attorney did not have Ordinance 2009-4 in her records.

Certified letters were mailed to the Inter-Community Medical Center agents concerning their lack of cooperation and Notice to Vacate.

The Town’s Drug Policy needs to be reviewed and updated to meet current Federal and DOT requirements. Clerk-Treasurer has contacted the attorney and Midwest Toxicology, so updates will be coming soon.

Trick-or-Treat has been set for Friday, October 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Motion was made to hire Dillon Engel as our part-time High School helper. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 - ayes

Gas Department - Steve Wilhoit stated that the IURC has been in doing inspections on the DIMP Program. It has been a very lengthy process. Changes will need to be made such as the Drug Policy and installing a pressure detecting device on our side of the odorant station. Also, the gas mapping needs to be addressed. A meeting with WTH has been set up for Monday so they can tell us what they can do. The County already uses WTH, so this would be a benefit to us. We will look at implementing this in 2015. Another concern was contacting American Legal Publishing to see about taking all our ordinances and putting them in an electronic PDF format.

Street Department - (a) Steve Wilhoit stated the black toppers have been in. Lynn, Craven, Western, Poplar, and a small part of South Walnut have been completed along with some patching here and there. (b)Our website will be going through some changes. Dave Rayner, who originally created and maintained our site, has been diagnosed with cancer. He is currently in a nursing home receiving chemo therapy and we wish him well. During his absence Smith’s Software Innovations will be maintaining the site and making some changes to make it more user friendly. When Mr. Rayner is ready to come back to work, the website will be turned back over to him. (c)Osgood Beautification Committee has purchased 20 mums and our guys have planted them. (d)Heavy Trash pickup is scheduled for October 18th. Household items only. (e)A quote was presented for council review for pricing concerning trees and a wildflower area at the trails. The wildflower area could actually be used to help with bank stabilization for the quarry. It’s considered a natural stabilization. (f)Decorative signs have been ordered. (g)Received calls on problem areas in town concerning sidewalks. Design Teams, Sheila Carr, called and stated a patron had fell in front of her business and Cathy May stated that she has to go out into the highway between Mary Aikins and the Catholic Church with her scooter. Report forms will need to be mailed to Sheila and Cathy for them to complete as a part of the ADA regulations.

Police Department - Eric Roush gave his monthly statistical report: 5 tickets, 20 warnings, 1 false informing, 1 driving while suspended, 1 intimidation, 1 battery, mutual aid, trespassing, agency assist, bank alarm, 2 warrant services, 2 traffic control. The computer went down in one of the cars and he went to the Black Foundation for a grant. The grant was approved for $529 and a new computer was purchased. A heart felt “Thank You” to the Black Foundation. Also, the use of force policy is out dated and will need to be reviewed, would like to mirror the State Police’s policy.

Fire Department - Shawn Negangard stated they had 21 runs: 14 fire, 5 accident, 1 mutual aid, and 1 false alarm. They are presently working on cutter and power unit for the extrication truck. The membership will also be deciding whether to purchase rescue jacks and how they will be paid for. He has also spoke with Chuck Gill concerning color coding (painting tops) of the water hydrants.

Claims Signed

Meeting adjourned

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