to proceed with waterworks project
Cathy May, Contributing Writer
The Osgood Town Council signed the contract and the notice to
proceed with Johannigmans for the Waterworks Improvement
Project. A preconstruction meeting with Johannigman Excavating
was planned for Tuesday, June 26 at 8:30 a.m. at the Osgood Town
The following Commonwealth Claims were approved: $4,352.00 Invoice
#1 for Bid/Construction Phase on Water Project, $115.00 Invoice
#4 for Easement/Permit Phase on Water Project, $313.59 Gas Utility
Mapping, $289.40 Wastewater Land Application Permit (final), and
$439.70 Shook Street Sewer Extension.
The general service agreement between Commonwealth Engineers and
the Town of Osgood was signed. Their contract had not been updated
The claim to Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
in the amount of $33,750.00 for Water Improvement Project Grant
Administration services was approved.
Best Metal Finishings Compliance with Statement of Benefits
was presented for council approval. Due to the lack of meeting
the employment goals, the property owner is not in substantial
compliance. Motion was made to decline the approval of the Statement
of Benefits for Best Metal Finishing.
Julie Brancamp, representing the Ripley County Park Department,
was present asking for permission to use the fire hydrant to water
the racetrack for the rest of this year. Council told her the
park would need to come up with another solution for obtaining
water for the racetrack. The fire hydrants are for fire use only.
They did allow the Ripley County Park to use the hydrant by the
horse barn for farm week and fair week only.
Jason Smith, president of Task Unit One, was present requesting
funding for 2008 for $5,700. Attorney Mary Ann Gay will prepare
an addendum to the contract, which states there will be a six
month review. If the review is satisfactory, they will receive
half of their payment in June and another review will be done
at the end of the year, if that is satisfactory then they will
receive the second half of their payment.
Osgood Fire Chief Chris Lemen invited Brad Samples from MainSource
Insurance to review the current disability plan. The fire department
would like to increase the weekly disability income, in the event
that a fireman was injured. Samples presented council with two
options that could be implemented. The clerk-treasurer will need
to look at funding.
Chris Adams of Lawrenceburg was present wanting to discuss the
termination of the police officer Deputy Stilts. Council told
him that was a personnel issue that cannot be discussed in a public
meeting. If Deputy Stilts wished to speak to the council they
would set up an executive session.
Jody Davis told the council it was her opinion they had made a
poor choice in the termination of Deputy Stilts. She stated that
her daughter felt more comfortable talking with a female officer
than she did with Marshal Rodney Stepleton.
Ordinance 2007-4; An Ordinance regulating sanitary sewer connections
for the purpose of eliminating the introduction of prohibited
waters into the Osgood sanitary sewer system was approved.
Motion was made to hire Kyle Negangard to the gas/street department
as a floater.
Street Superintendent Steve Wilhoit stated that the two-year lease
would be coming up at the end of July on the bobcat. He is working
on the prices for trade in. Wilhoit said they have been doing
some clean up at the south quarry. He stated this is a really
nice area and people are not respecting the towns property.
People are not removing their trash and some vandalism has been
taking place. He stated the water department would be putting
up signs prohibiting fishing behind the water plant. If people
do not start respecting this property, the town will look at prohibiting
all fishing at the quarries again.
Steve Wilhoit stated the structure is up at the gas regulator
station, north of Napoleon.
All three council members were present: Jeff Volz, Linda Krinop
and Gary Norman. Clerk-treasurer Tammy Wilhoit was present to
advise the board. The next meeting of the Osgood Town Council
will be Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Osgood Town Hall.