Wastewater Department to do home inspections
Cathy May, Contributing Writer
The Osgood Town Council met on December 18. Tony Wood, wastewater
superintendent, said that his department will be doing home inspections
in the next few months. They will be checking on sump pumps and
gutter tie ins. Violators will receive follow up letters.
Wood presented the council with three estimates to replace the
tank on the sludge truck. Council chose the low estimate by W&M
Enterprises for $5,865. W&Ms estimate does not include
painting. Wood stated the permits have been renewed and everything
at the plant was running smoothly.
Steve Bender of Commonwealth Engineers presented Change Order
#3 for the Waterworks project. This includes: extra 2" push/pull,
1" service material, hydrant reconnects, relocate water meter
at sidewalk, install storm structure at SR 350, 2" curb box
at reconnects and extra US 421 asphalt work. This is an additional
charge of $16,169.85.
Commonwealth claims were presented and approved: $2,126.00 bid/construction,
Johannigman claims were presented and approved: $63,827.23 pay
estimate #5, $3,359.33 retainage #5.
Steve Bender gave a project budget update. As of now, it looks
like the project will be $61,000 under the original bid.
Steve Wilhoit, gas superintendent, reported everything was going
well. He needs to set up a conference call with Ron Ragan within
the next week to discuss the natural gas situation. He would like
council and Mary Ann Gay, the towns attorney, to be present.
Wilhoit also thanked the council for their part in purchasing
the new leaf machine.
Town Board President Jeff Volz stated the County Council and the
County Commissioners appointed a board over the Vernon Fork Water
District. Volz was appointed to that board.
Council will need to appoint someone to replace Jim Wagner on
the Ripley County Economic Development Board.
Hazen Paper Co. is in compliance with Real Estate Improvements
for tax abatements.
After some correspondence with Cheryl Richmond, Versailles Town
Court Judge, the town will need to decide if they want to continue
to use the circuit court or set up their own violations bureau
to enforce the towns ordinances. This will be discussed
with town Attorney Mary Ann Gay.
Two of three members of the Osgood Town Board were present: Jeff
Volz and Linda Krinop. An organizational meeting has been set
for Tuesday, January 8 at 7:00 p.m. The next regular meeting of
the Osgood Town Council will be Tuesday, January 15 at the Osgood
Town Hall at 7:00 p.m.