The town council for the Town
of Osgood met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, November 15.
Numerous topics to be discussed were on the evenings agenda.
The council announced that the Violations Bureau is up and running
in the town of Osgood. Residents should be aware that the police
department will begin giving warnings for violations of many
ordinances. If residents are issued a warning for violation
of the ordinance and are still not in compliance, tickets will
be issued along with the imposition of fines of up to $250 per
Ordinances include: excessive noise, storage of junk, solid
waste collection and disposal, animals running at large, signage
requirements, golf carts, standing water, weeds and rank vegetation,
and line locates. For copies of the ordinances visit www.osgoodindiana.org.
According to the Town of Osgoods Ordinance on Establishing
Procedure for Enforcement of the Town of Osgood Ordinances,
the town has authority under various Indiana codes to
regulate conduct or use or possession of property that might
endanger the public health, safety or welfare; to capture and
destroy animals if necessary; to regulate the introduction of
any substance or odor to the air, or any generation of sound.
Indiana Code 33-36-2-1 authorizes the Town of Osgood to enforce
its ordinances by establishment of an Ordinance Violations Bureau
and appointment of an Ordinance Violations Bureau Clerk. Dana
Row is the Ordinance Violations Bureau Clerk.
Also on the agenda for the evenings meeting was Shae Kmicikewycz
with OCRA. Kmicikewycz gave a presentation on Main Street Communities.
Indiana Main Street has been around since 1986. There are currently
105 communities that are a part of Indiana Main Street. Thirty
of those communities have full or part time staff just for the
Main Street Program, the rest of the communities are volunteers.
This is a free program to communities and there is no cost to
join. There are State Funds, Downtown Enhancement Grants, and
Planning Grants, as well as workshops available to those communities
that participate in the Indiana Main Street program.
In other news:
The board approved to adopt Ordinance 2011-6 as presented.
The Town of Osgood owns and operates gas, water, and sewer utilities.
Indiana Code 8-126-1 requires persons to ascertain the location
of underground utilities by calling 811 prior to excavating,
demolishing, or digging. Any damage occurring to Osgood utility
lines or appurtenances shall be paid by the property owner/renter
prior to the reconnection of utilities. Failure to provide a
locate ticket to the Town of Osgood after damage will result
in a $200 fine.
The board approved all water project claims that were
The board approved stormwater and wastewater claims presented.
Eric Roush introduced Rob McIntyre as the new reserve
police officer. Roush also reported the police department's
stats for the month.
The board unanimously approved to appoint Tammy Wilhoit
to the Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission Board.
Present at the meeting were Tammy Wilhoit, clerk-treasurer,
Norman Kappes, DeDee Holliday, and Linda Krinop board members,
along with residents of Osgood.
The next meeting will be held December 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the
Osgood Town Hall.