Police Department: The Police chief is David Rigney. The sergeant position is open. Officers are Stephanie Tucker, Brian McClish and Matthew Brown. Reserve officer is Duane Klaus. Part-time officers: Robert Frantz and Russell Mounsey
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 Chad Foreman, Kaitlyn Weikel and Parks and Facilities is Ron Privett.
Town Services Contact: 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 $13.53. (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, Caleb Chichester; other members are Bob Miller and Andrew Wanner. The Police Commissioners meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Ossian Town Hall:
Ossian/Jefferson Township Park Board: President Joe Lewis, other members are Tim Rohr, Ashley Harmon, Janet Riley and one spot open. 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, as of press time, was still open. The Storm Water Management Board meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the town hall.
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, Rose Ann Hinesley, Erika Allison, Nicole Gahman, and Brant Gerber. Luann Martin, the town manager, acts as the town’s liaison on the committee. Revitalization Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Rethceif Packaging Inc. Ossian Rolls: The organization consists of three subcommittees: Programming (consists of Angie Dial-Chair, Bill Dowty, Linda Hambrick, Judy Harkless, Marlyn Koons, Cheryl Laley, and Bob Miller; Operations/Construction Committee (consists of Larry Heckber-Chair, Jim Brewer, Larry Smith, Phil Dinovo); Fundraising Committee (consists of Kody Kumfer, Angie Dial, Jim Brewer, Luann Martin, Erika Allison, Joe Lewis and Robert Honegger).