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Town of Osgood
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
7:00 P.M.

Present at the meeting were Tammy Wilhoit, Steve Wilhoit, Pat Zaharako, DeDee Holliday, Chris Lemen, Beth and Patch Rumsey, Sam and Dana Row, John Hegge, Linda Krinop, George Bultman, Norman Kappes, Marshall Koger, Mary Ann Gay, Tony Wood, Doug Baldessari, Christina Horan, Toni McDonald and Donald Dunbar.

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

Commonwealth Engineers – Pat Zaharako discussed that this public meeting was being held to discuss the Preliminary Engineers Report for the Water System Improvement Project. Pat stated that the planning period is for 20 years. The current population served by Osgood water is 7,198 people or 2,884 service customers. By 2030 there will be a 10.5% increase in demand, which will result in approximately 7,953 people or 3,189 service customers. The current water plant has been in service for over 30 years. The mechanical equipment needs to be replaced or rehabilitated. There is aging filter media. The backwash pond has over 30 years of sediment in it. And they would increase the storage capacity with a 300,000 gallon clear well. There are also 4 problem lines that will need replaced: Fairground (421/350), Cardinal, Leslie and an alley. The estimated cost of this project is $3,153,000. Commonwealth’s recommended financing is a 100% Rural Development loan with potential for grant monies. He requested Council to authorize Commonwealth to proceed with the Rural Development application process.

Motion was made for Commonwealth to proceed with the application to Rural Development. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Umbaugh & Associates – Christina Horan stood and gave a presentation on the Preliminary Rate Study and Analysis of the Proposed Rural Development Project. She stated that the water department has been operating at a loss. She spoke of 3 alternatives that Council could take under advisement based upon the project funding. She also spoke with Teresa Brading from Rural Development and stated that there could be a possibility of a 20% grant.

Donald Dunbar asked how this was going to affect the sewer rates. It was explained that the sewer rates are separate from the water rates, so the sewer would not be affected.

Ordinance 2009-8 was presented concerning the operation of Golf Carts and Low Speed Vehicles within the Town of Osgood. This ordinance will be published.

Motion was made to adopt Ordinance 2009-8, which will become effective July 1, 2009. Norman 1st, DeDee 2nd

3 – ayes

Motion was made to approve Best Metal Finishing’s Tax Abatements. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Ripley County Park – George Bultman was present and stated that he has been working with Steve Wilhoit on the Storm Drain Project. Stated that a security light had been taken down and was requesting permission from Council to place lights on about 3 poles that belong to the Town. He would like someone to look at it with him. Steve Wilhoit will look at and advise Council.

Two Executive meetings have been scheduled for June 19th @ 2:00 p.m. and June 24th @11:00 a.m. in reference to Economic Development.

Fire Department – Chris Lemen reported everything was ok.

Marshall Koger was present still requesting a stop sign be placed on Wilson Street at the Shook Street intersection due to the children that are playing in the street. Council is waiting on a traffic survey.

Safe Passages – Dana Row and Terri Zinz were present requesting funding. They will drop off information to the Clerk-Treasurer’s office and the budget will be looked at.

Sam Row stated that there will be a BZA meeting June 30th @ 7:00 p.m. concerning the junk yard.

Wastewater Department – Tony Wood reported that they had a good month. The diffusers have been built and installed. The fertilizer is out and the septic haulers have begun dumping. He also stated that the grant has been turned in for the lateral camera.

Motion was made for Wastewater to proceed with the roof. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Street Department – Steve Wilhoit stated that the material for the storm project has been ordered and the estimated time to start would be July 6th.

Motion was made to allow the Humane Society to be at the stoplight on July 11th. Linda 1st, Norman 2nd

2 – ayes (DeDee abstained from voting)

Motion was made to purchase a traffic radar controller out of Riverboat money. DeDee 1st, Norman 2nd

3 – ayes

Claims signed

Meeting adjourned



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