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Town of Osgood Minutes

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Tammy Wilhoit, Lynn Fledderman, Norman Kappes, Holley Rose, David Bultman, Steve Wilhoit, Tony Wood, Will Wallace, Justin Batchelor, Breanna Wallace, Lana, Tina Wallace, Kyle Negangard, David Fox, Sherri Summers, Larry Rice, Rocky Schroeder, and Sarah Siegrest.

Pledge of allegiance.

Roll Call - all present

Motion was made to waive the reading and adopt the pre-read minutes. David 1st, Holley 2nd
3 - ayes

Old Business:

Received a signed contract from Rumpke.

Lynn has not completed the letter to the Ripley County Area Planning, Auditor or Commissioners yet. It’s on her list to do.

Opened the public hearing for the 2020 Budget. Norman Kappes asked if anyone had questions, comments, or concerns. No one responded. Hearing was closed.

Motion was made to adopt the 2020 Budget and Ordinance 2019-6. David 1st, Holley 2nd
3 - ayes

Opened public hearing and 1st reading for Ordinance 2019-10 for the Proposed Rates and Charges of the Waterworks and Sanitary Sewer Utilities. The hearing is to consider an increase in the monthly water rates for the users of the town waterworks and sanitary sewer rates and fees for the users of the town sanitary sewer utility. The proposed ordinance sets water rates and sewer rates and makes such amended rates and charges effective for January 2020 billing with a yearly 2% increase up to and including the year 2022. Norman Kappes asked if anyone wanted to be heard. Sherri Summers just wanted a copy of the proposed ordinance. Hearing was closed.

Motion was made to primarily adopt Ordinance 2019-10. David 1st, Holley 2nd
3 - ayes

Lynn Fledderman did the 2nd reading of Ordinance 2019-5: An Ordinance that is in the best interest of the community and for public safety of the community to tow vehicles in violation of sections 70.03 “Sidewalks or Public Grassy Areas” and 70.01 “Public Right-of-Way Obstructions.”

Motion was made for final adoption of Ordinance 2019-5. Norman 1st, David 2nd
3 - ayes

Ordinance 2019-7 was presented: An Ordinance enacting and adopting a supplement to the Code of Ordinances for the Town of Osgood, Indiana. The Ordinance would be declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the peace, health, safety and general welfare of the people of the municipality, and shall take effect at the earliest date provided by law. (American Legal Publishing updated Code of Ordinances.)

Motion was made to waive the second reading under suspension of the rules. Holley 1st, David 2nd

Motion was made to do the first and second reading and adopt Ordinance 2019-7. Holley 1st, David 2nd
3 - ayes

The Ripley County Area Planning Commission offered the following report on the application of Rick & Margo Johnson. Applicant petitioned the Commission to rezone 430 W. Fairground from R-1 Residential to R-3 Residential. The Commission’s recommendation was favorable.

Motion was made to approve Rick & Margo Johnson’s request for a rezone. Holley 1st, David 2nd
3 - ayes

In October of 2018, REMC petitioned the Town to vacate a portion of Andrews Street between Buckeye Street and Short Street. An agreement was prepared negotiating an alternate plan, this agreement would open up the other end of Andrews Street with help from the REMC.

Motion was made to approve the agreement. David 1st, Holley 2nd
3 - ayes

First reading of Ordinance 2019-8: An Ordinance Vacating a Street. A petition was filed requesting the vacation of that portion of Andrews Street that is located between Buckeye Street and Short Street.

Motion was made to primarily approve Ordinance 2019-8 to vacate the portion of Andrews Street between Buckeye and Short Streets. Holley 1st, David 2nd
3 - ayes

Motion was made to appoint Dustin Payne as Osgood’s Representative to the Ripley County Area Planning and Zoning Board. David 1st, Holley 2nd
3 - ayes

High Point Health - Rocky Schroeder and Sarah Siegrest were present and spoke to Council about a new brand that services a 5 county area. High Point Health, formerly Dearborn County Hospital, have created a new relationship with St. Elizabeth. They will be building a new Cancer Center in Greendale. It will be a hub to St. Elizabeth. They will provide clinical trials, instead of having to go to Texas or the Mayo Clinic. We will have that kind of care right here in Southeast Indiana. The City of Lawrenceburg, Greendale and Dillsboro have contributed and they will be speaking with other communities as well. The anticipated ground breaking will be after the first of the year.

Motion was made to approve Trick or Treat for Thursday, October 31st from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. David 1st, Holley 2nd
3 - ayes

Retroactive to August 29th, Motion was made to rehire Garret Mosier as a part time laborer. David 1st, Holley 2nd
3 - ayes

Sewer Department - Tony Wood stated they are ahead of schedule on getting fertilizer out. They have changed out a chart recorder, are in compliance, and budget looks good.

Water Department - Tony Wood stated that he had talked to Napoleon to put the word out that Osgood in going on a voluntary water conservation due to the dry weather. He will keep monitoring it, but wants to start conservation now. The budget is looking better and there are no issues. He will request Commonwealth to put a plan together to move the water main on Andrews Street.

Gas Department - Steve Wilhoit stated that the regulatory and federal audit will be next week on the natural gas. There will be some streets shut down for Bricktoberfest on September 21st. He hopes everyone can come out and enjoy this event. He would like Lynn to look at an ordinance that prohibits semis and box trucks from using Ripley Street (Brick Street) due to the damage that is occurring to the trees from the trucks hitting them.

Police Department - Will Wallace stated they had 24 traffic stops, 10 town ordinance/civil processes, 12 agency/citizen assists, 7 accidents/emergency service assists, 66 criminal calls/arrest warrants for a total of 119 calls.

Fire Department - Kyle Negangard stated that they installed new 5” hoses on the trucks to insure flow. They are expecting delivery of the new truck next October 2020. They had 2 first response/EMS, 1 fire, 3 mutual aid, 2 motor vehicle accidents, and 1 gas leak for a total of 9 calls.

Claims signed.

Motion was made to adjourn the meeting. David 1st, Holley 2nd
3 - ayes

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