Ossian

August 10, 2011

OSSIAN
The Town of Ossian has an elected five-member Town Council and an elected Clerk-Treasurer. The council meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. The headquarters of the government is the Ossian Town Hall, 507 North Jefferson Street, Ossian. The Ossian Town Council members are:
Brad Pursley President. Home address: 613 W. Bittersweet Dr., Ossian. Phone 622-1245.
Joshua Barkley, Vice President, Home address 204 North Metts St., Ossian: Phone 622-8666.
Terri Hughes-Lazzell, Home address 607 Woodcreek Dr., Ossian: Phone 403-0766.
Bill Miller Home address: 301 Siebold St., Ossian. Phone 622-4058.
Tom Neuenschwander  201 E. Craig St., Ossian. Phone 622-7261.
Bill Miller, 301 Siebold St., Ossian. Phone 622-4058.
The Ossian Clerk-Treasurer is Jeannette Dickey office in the Town Hall. Home address, 213 Country Side Dr., Ossian, 46777; office phone 622-4251. Home phone 622-7168. The Deputy Clerk-Treasurer is Sally Bracke.
The Town Manager is Luann Martin.
Water and Sewage Utilities and Streets: Sewage Supervisor is Darrell Reynolds; Water Supervisor is Mike Plasterer; town duties are also shared by employees Joe Burton, Trent Fiedler and Scott Kling. Contact the Town Hall, 507 North Jefferson St., phone 622-4251.
Utilities Policy: Contact the Ossian Town Hall, 507 North Jefferson, phone 622-4251 in the mornings to arrange for water and sewage hook-up. Allow three working days notice for the hookups.
Electric service by American Electric Power and United REMC. Natural Gas service by Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO), Telephone service by Frontier, Curbside Garbage, Trash, Recycling: Weekly collection for trash, bi-weekly for recycling. Monthly per unit charge by the town is $15.01. (The town’s contractor is National Serv-All)


Police Department: The Police Chief is David Rigney, Sergeant is Chad Foreman. Other officers are Stephanie Tucker, Brian McClish, and Curt Hunt. Reserve officer is Duane Klaus.
Police Commissioners: As of print time, the police commissioners are Steve Bracke, Scott Holliday and Steve Shadle. While Holliday was an active member of the commission and sought reappointment, the council had not yet decided on an appointment for his position on the commission.
Ossian/Jefferson Township Park Board: The Park Board meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Ossian Town Hall with the exception being months where Mondays fall on a holiday. When that occurs, the date of the meeting will be announced. The Park Board president is Steve Andrews, other Park Board members are Tim Rohr, Max Lake and Jason Heckber. As of print time, there was still an open position on the board.
Storm Water Management Board Members: Chairman Tim Miller, Secretary Dennis Ramey, Vice-chair Rose Ann Barrick. Storm Water Management Board meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the town hall.


Economic Revitalization Committee: Marlyn Koons, chairs the committee. Kody Kumfer and Judy Harkless serve as co-vice chairs. Other members are Larry Heckber, Linda Hambrick, Joel Fremion, Bob Miller, Larry Smith, Jan Williams and Jim Brewer. Revitalization Committee meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in the town hall.


Fire Department: The fire station, emergency medical service and the rescue unit are all located at the Ossian Town Hall, 507 N. Jefferson St. The non-emergency phone number for the fire department is 622-4625.
Ben Fenstermaker Chief; Eventt Norris Assistant Chief; Darrell Reynolds Captain; Jeff Miller Captain; Adam Hannie Captain; Corey Parteko Captain; Ric Bookmiller Safety Officer; Kurk Haddix First Responder Officer; Dan Sherrer Board Member; Jeremy Schreier Board Member; Mike Fenstermaker Secretary. Firefighters are Nick Bechtold, Andy Bise, Cody Burton, Lee Dettmer,  Brian Donovan, Mike Lewis, Justin Fryback, Jay Garrett, Rob Gresley, Sam Hailflich, Brice Lawrence, Andrea Miller, Heather Miller, Jeff Petrie, Cory Privett, Andy Rogers, Dan Scherrer,  Jon Sherburne, Jeremy Schreier, Bob Toombs, and Jay Werling.

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