Town of Osgood to get organized
Wanda English Burnett
Tonight, January 3 at 6 p.m. the Osgood Town Board will hold their
organizational meeting for the year 2012.
At the December 20 meeting several claims were presented that
were all unanimously approved. They included:
Water Project Claims - Commonwealth Engineers: $12,042.82
additional water main design & bidding, construction, and
RPR; Mitchell & Stark, change order #9 - $3,100 North clarifier
pitting and rust repair; change order #10 - $9,812 upgrade filter
level monitor; and pay estimate #A10 - $203,688.65.
Commonwealth Engineers - $8,717.37 for project representative.
Safe Routes to School claims were from Midwestern Engineers
in the amount of $18,750 and was made for project representative/inspection.
Wastewater Project Claims were presented from Mitchell
and Stark, pay estimate #2 for $232,647.97 and from Commonwealth
Engineers for $21,830.94.
Commonwealth Engineers asked the board to sign the Certificate
of Substantial Completion on the Stormwater Project with exception
to the work that will need to be done in the spring.
Pat Zaharako, Commonwealth Engineers, also requested approval
for Change Order #A11 for change out of an electrical outlet for
$1,000 on the water project.
It was noted that on Division C of the water project, three quotes
were requested from contractors and only one contractor turned
in a quote. In order to satisfy Rural Development this project
will need to be re-quoted.
Steve Linville with the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department came
before the board saying they had been turned down for the grant
they had applied for through OCRA to purchase a truck. He said
they will be reapplying to the Reynolds Foundation for additional
The price of the truck will increase $8,000 after December 31.
He said he would ask the Reynolds Foundation for the money, but
if they could not help, he requested the town pay $37,000. The
council noted they would take the request under advisement and
wait to see what the final decision would be from the Reynolds
Foundation in the matter.
Town Marshal Eric Roush gave his report: they had assisted 10
agencies; worked 2 thefts, 1 burglary, given 5 citations, and
responded to 1 alarm. They are also giving warnings for Ordinance
In the sewer department, Tony Wood stated the project is coming
along good. He has given a list of things to add on to Commonwealth
Engineers. Also, Wood requested $14,789 for the repair and replacement
of the camera unit.
Al Stong of Commonwealth Engineers presented Change Order #1 for
$22,468 for the Wastewater Project. This is for builders
risk insurance, additional digester isolation valve and piping,
installation of a replacement water service meter, revisions to
excess flow pump station and new 2" and 3" backflow
The next regular meeting of the Osgood Town Board will be January