trail planned at Osgood lake area
Phyllis Boyd, the architect representing
the Two Lakes Trail Project, reported on the proposed walking/biking
trail at the regular session of the Osgood Town Board on Tuesday,
May 19. According to Boyd, the 8 to 10 foot asphalt trails will
be paid by applying for a recreational grant through the DNR in
the amount of $150,000 with the town to match funds of 20%.
The application is yet to be completed, according to Boyd, as
letters of support are still needed. The town will be responsible
for the upkeep when the project is completed. A signature sheet
in support of the project was passed around at the meeting.
Bill Gloyd of the Osgood Civic Club requested permission to plant
dogwood trees around town. According to Gloyd, the beauty of the
dogwoods in bloom during a recent trip through Orleans inspired
him to plant trees in Osgood.
According to Gloyd, the civic club plans to apply for grants to
purchase some trees. The board unanimously approved his request.
I think this is a really good idea, said Board President
Krinop also updated those attending the meeting of House Enrollment
Act 1483 regarding the use of golf carts on town streets. According
to Krinop, the towns will be able to write ordinances allowing
the use of golf carts, following certain guidelines, which will
take effect on July 1. The town attorney will revise the current
ordinance to be approved at the next meeting.
Dawn Dickman, F.A.R.M. Club, presented the proposed route for
a parade to be held during the antique farm machinery show held
the last weekend in June at the Ripley County Fairgrounds in Osgood.
The proposed route will leave the front entrance to Sycamore Street
and around to Cherry Street to finish.
Participants of the parade will drive their vintage garden tractors
over the one mile. Dickman noted that a variety of events will
be held as well as the antique tractor show. The board unanimously
approved the route for the parade.
Marshal Koger, who lives on Wilson Street, requested the town
consider a stop sign at Shook and Wilson streets. According to
Koger, several children live on Wilson Street, which is a high
Koger also noted that there were several times where the cars
came close to hitting the children. Steve Wilhoit, street department
director, will look into the situation.
A drainage issue was presented to the board by Steve Huntington,
Morris Street. According to Huntington, because the water standing
in his yard takes so long to drain, it makes mowing difficult
as well as presenting health issues due to the stagnant water.
The board told Huntington that the town did not build the subdivision
and therefore has no right of way access to the properties. He
was reminded to work with his neighbors as he works to resolve
Huntington also brought up an issue regarding the mauling and
death of his cat from an unrestrained dog. Marshal Hegge confirmed
that the dog has been quarantined and that the owners have been
All board members were in attendance, along with town attorney
Mary Ann Gay to advise. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday,
June 21 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Osgood Community Center.