receives $600,000 grant
town of Osgood has received a grant from the Indiana Office of
Community and Rural Affairs for $600,000 to be used for the wastewater
project. This was announced at the regular town council meeting
on Tuesday, February 15.
The board also approved the claim from Umbaugh and Associates
for $4900; Commonwealth Engineers for $7,645.08; town attorney
Mary Ann Gay for $5,056.55; Bingham McHale for $11,034.90. Bids
were awarded to Mitchell and Stark for $23,750 and Holman Excavating
Council considered Ordinance 2011-2, which gives the town authority
to purchase equipment and supplies for operation. The ordinance
was proposed due to the need to purchase a street sweeper.
A quote for a demonstrator model showed that the town would receive
about $20,000 in savings if purchased. The board unanimously approved
the ordinance as well as the purchase of the demonstrator model
In other business, the town has received complaints about street
light globes being blown off causing them to break. The cost to
replace the globes is $550. The town will look into less expensive
alternatives for replacements.
According to Steve Wilhoit, street department supervisor, the
storm water project has been sent out for bid. Wilhoit noted that
easements from two properties have not been received and that
plans have been revised.
Letters to the homeowners will be sent explaining that the town
received grant money for the project and that the town will not
be able to assist them with any problems in the future.
All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will be
on Tuesday, March 15 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Osgood Town Hall.