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Board of Works & Safety – September 5, 2017

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday September 5, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the City Council Room.

Roll Call

Present were Mayor Roderick and Board Members Mr. Gayler and Mr. Smart. Also present were City Attorney, Thomas P. O’Connor and Clerk-Treasurer, Susan Stoll.

Upon Motion duly made by Mr. Gayler, seconded by Mr. Smart, and adopted, minutes from the previous Board of Works Meeting for August 15, 2017 were approved as written.

Citizens’ Petitions

Jake Mediate requested to block off Perry Street for the Heritage Days Car Show.

Department Head Reports

Ron Jean, Street and Water Supervisor: present; update for Sycamore St., things are going well.

Police Chief Bob Cole: was not present; on vacation.

Fire Chief Ed O’Farrell: was not present

Building Commissioner Jeff Pycke: was not present

Unfinished Business

  1. Tom O’Connor reported the engineer hired by Bieneman sent a letter to the City recognizing there are problems with 201 S. Perry Street but those problems can be remedied. The City asked Silver Creek Engineering for their opinion about the structural condition; they indicated the roof and the windows need repaired. Mayor Roderick will ask HWC for other engineering firms who can give us a formal opinion on the structural condition of the building. A public hearing will be moved back into October. A $100.00/day fine can be assessed for non-action on making improvements. We need to figure out the total weed liens owed on this property.
  2. Mrs. Stoll talked about the status of the demolition of 106 S. Perry. The original quote we accepted was for the asbestos testing and demolition of the “single story” structure at 106 S. Perry St. with AE Redevelopment. The reasoning for separating this part of the building from the rest was to gain access to the basement of the building to make sure there was no asbestos at that level. If asbestos were to be detected, the remediation of the material would affect the cost of the demolition of the 3-story structure. As it turns out, the City was able to gain access to the basement, and AE Redevelopment was able to test for asbestos without demolishing the 1-story building. Since no asbestos was found, Demolition Environmental Services will have to get a new contract to us for that firm to demolish both the 1-story and the 3-story building at the same time. The combination of both of those contracts was accepted by the Board of Works. That new contract has not been received yet.

New Business

Utility Credits: Mrs. Stoll explained the background of several requests, Mr. Gayler motioned to approve, Mr. Smart seconded, all were in favor.

Upon Motion duly made and carried, the claims, as presented were approved.

Miscellaneous Business

  1. Mr. Gayler asked about the individual who was selling produce out of his vehicle at McDonald Park. He is concerned about the manner in which he has been overheard speaking to his children and others at the park.
  2. Mr. Smart reported that Xavier Rd. needs repair in front of the cemetery.
  3. Mr. Jean: South of the cemetery, east side of Xavier, when does the City take possession? Can the City maintain it/mow it? It’s a little out of control, O’Mahoney owns the wooded area.
  4. The next Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 17th @ 4:30 pm.

Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.