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Town of Osgood Minutes

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Norman Kappes, Holey Rose, David Bultman, John Ertel, Tammy Wilhoit, Toby Church, Rachel, Wanda Burnett, Rick Hooten, Tony Wood, Nick Buchanan, Shawn Negangard, Eric Roush, Will Wallace, and Tina Wallace.

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call - all present

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

3 - ayes

Norman Kappes welcomed David Bultman to the Council and stated he is a graduate of Purdue and that we won’t hold that against him.

Old Business:

Updates given on-

Trailer at Fairview Village - a Mandatory Injunction was filed with the Clerk of Ripley Circuit Court today.

223 N. Elm Street - a Mandatory Injunction was filed with the Clerk of Ripley Circuit Court today.

206 N. Elm Street - the property was transferred to a family member and the violations will be evaluated and the new owner will be issued a letter.

Mullikin Violations - Violation letter was sent and we are awaiting the expiration.

Letter to City of Lawrenceburg - letter was issued and we are awaiting the expiration.

Addendum / Amendment to the Rumpke Contract dated July 19, 2016 was presented. Effective February 1, 2017 and continuing through June 30, 2019 Item 6 of the Refuse Collection Contract shall be amended to read as follows:

Rumpke shall collect one (1) large item along with the regular trash on a weekly basis with a maximum of two (2) large items per calendar month per residence. During the months of April through October, large items will only be collected on the Thursday service day with the maximum of two (2) large items per calendar month. The two (2) special pickups for large items (last Saturday in April and third Saturday in October) will no longer be provided for the remainder of the contract term.

Motion to approve the Addendum / Amendment to the Rumpke Contract. Holley 1st, David 2nd

3 - ayes

Clerk-Treasurer is requesting Council approval to take old unused monitors, fax machines, key boards, and hard drive to the recycling center. According to IC 5-22-22-8: Worthless Property - if the property is worthless, it may be demolished or junked, property may be considered worthless or of no market value, if the value of the property is less than the estimated costs of the sale and transportation of the property.

Motion was made to approve taking the old/unused computer equipment to the recycling center. David 1st, Holley 2nd

3 - ayes

Commonwealth Engineers - Rachel was present and stated that a part of the contract is to have a 60% completion of project review, which was done earlier today with Chuck Gill, Keith Parker, Nick Buchanan, and Toby Church. She is now requesting Council approval to proceed from the Preliminary Design to the Final Design.

Sewer Department - Tony Wood stated they are doing a self-audit and reviewing stats from 2016. Once summations are done, he will prepare a report for Council. He is also wanting to put a capital improvement list together of things they would like to get accomplished this year. They will be looking at the small grant cycles again. All compliance is good. New council member David Bultman did a tour of the plant and Tony stated that it is good to have him on board.

Water Department - Nick Buchanan stated the project is heading in the right direction. They have had a couple of water main breaks, but nothing major. All else is good.

Police Department - Eric Roush gave Council a report of his monthly stats, also not included was the 15 traffic citations that were issued, 1 Ordinance Violation, and 1 Ordinance Warning. Officer Wallace has also been dealing with parking issues in town and the issues have reduced immensely. Eric stated that Officer Wallace has been doing a great job.

Fire Department - Shawn Negangard stated they had 24 runs: 15 first response, 5 fires, 3 mutual aid fires, and 1 auto accident. They are still looking at the need for a new truck.

Rick Hooton was present and wanted to complain about his neighbor parking right behind his driveway. The neighbor also has junk in the back of vehicles that is blowing out into Rick’s yard. Doesn’t know why the neighbor isn’t cleaning his own driveway and parking there. Officer Wallace will check on this issue. Norman stated that we will have the Street Department and Police Department look into the matter.

Claims signed

Meeting adjourned



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