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:
Joshua Barkley, president, Home address: 901 Park St., Ossian: Phone 622-8666.
Brad Pursley, vice president, Home address: 613 W. Bittersweet Dr., Ossian Phone 622-1245.
Bill Dowty, Home address: 120 Young St., Ossian: Phone 622-7707
Renée Sweeney, Home address: 608 E. Mill St., Ossian Phone 622-1281
Jeff Kemper, Home address: 304 Beechwood Dr., Ossian
Ossian Clerk-Treasurer: Jeannette Dickey, Home address: 213 Country Side Dr., Ossian Phone 622-7168.
Deputy Clerk-Treasurer: Sally Bracke.
Town Manager: is Luann Martin.
Police Department: The Police Chief David Rigney, officers are Stephanie Tucker, Brian McClish and Mathew Alig. Reserve officer is Duane Klaus. Part-time officers: Kurt Brooksher & Bob France
Water, Sewer and Streets: Sewer Supervisor is Darrell Reynolds; Water Supervisor is Scott Kling; Street Supervisor is Joe Burton; town duties are also shared by employees Herb Bergman and Jim Battin.
Town Services: Contact the Ossian Town Hall, 507 North Jefferson, phone 622-4251
Curbside Garbage, Trash, Recycling Pickup: Weekly collection for trash, bi-weekly for recycling. Monthly per unit charge by the town is $12.68. (The town’s contractor is Republic Services)
Electric service by I&M (American Electric Power) and United REMC. Natural Gas service by Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO), Telephone service by Frontier. Cable service: Comcast.
Town Boards and Committees:
Police Commissioners: President Andrew Wanner, other members are Bob Miller and Caleb Chichester. The Police Commissioners meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Ossian Town Hall:
Ossian/Jefferson Township Park Board: President Joe Lewis, other members are Tim Rohr, Ashley Harmon, Chrystal Streeter and Jenni Milholland. 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.
Storm Water Management Board Members: President Tim Miller, Vice-President Rose Ann Barrick and third position open. The Storm Water Management Board meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 6 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; Jon Sherburne Assistant Chief; Darrell Reynolds Safety Officer and Captain; Jeff Miller, Captain; Adam Hannie, Captain; Dan Scherrer, Captain Corey Privett Officer and Board Member; Mike Lewis, Coty Burton Board Member; Mike Fenstermaker, Secretary; Rob Gresley first responder. Firefighters are, Kurk Haddix, Nick Bechtold, Cody Burton, Brian Donovan,Brice Lawrence, Andrea Miller, Heather Miller, Jeff Petrie, Jeremy Schreier, Brian Shutt and Jay Werling Mike Fancher, Katie Haddix. Shawn Weikle, Andre Brooks.
Ossian Economic Revitalization Committee: Kody Kumfer, chairs the committee. Judy Harkless is vice-chair. Jan Williams serves as secretary, and Jim Brewer serves as Treasurer. Other members are Marlyn Koons, Larry Heckber, Linda Hambrick, Cheryl Laley, Larry Smith, Bob Miller, and Rose Ann Hinesley. Luann Martin, the town manager, acts as the town’s liaison on the committee. Member emeritus Natalie Milholland serves in an advisory capacity. Revitalization Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Ossian Branch of the Wells County Public Library.
Ossian Rolls: The organization consists of three subcommittees: Programming (consists of Angie Dial-Chair, Bill Dowty, Linda Hambrick, Judy Harkless, Marlyn Koons, Cheryl Laley, Bob Miller, and Kiel Nunn); Operations/Construction Committee (consists of Larry Heckber-Chair, Jim Brewer, Larry Smith, Phil Dinovo, Lynette Esslinger, and Tim Esslinger); Fundraising Committee (consists of Kody Kumfer, Jan Williams, and Robert Honegger).