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Monday, October 22, 2018

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Board of Works & Safety – October 3, 2017

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday October 3, 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. Smart, seconded by Mr. Gayler, and adopted, minutes from the previous Board of Works Meeting for September 19, 2017 were approved as written.

Citizens’ Petitions


Department Head Reports

Ron Jean, Street and Water Supervisor: present; asked if we should disconnect gas and electric to the Lions Club. The Board of Works and Mayor agreed and Mrs. Stoll will call Vectren, Duke and Constellation to terminate service.

Police Chief Bob Cole: present; the police have been busy and anticipate accumulating comp time for the time spent on the investigation last week and some things coming up.

Fire Chief Ed O’Farrell: was not present

Building Commissioner Jeff Pycke: present; he has approved a shed permit on Monroe Street.

Unfinished Business

  1. Mr. Bieneman was present to address the status of 201 S. Perry St. He said he is beginning repair to the roof and began hauling debris out of the interior of the building. He said the roof should be done next week, weather permitting. He asked if he needs to seek a permit to tear off the back wall and rebuild. Since he isn’t changing the footprint of the building so a permit isn’t necessary. Mr. O’Connor asked Mr. Bieneman if he had the planned work and timeline in writing for the City as he said he would but he didn’t have it with him. He promised to drop it off at the clerk’s office the next day. Mayor Roderick informed Mr. Bieneman that our next meeting is Wednesday, October 18 if he wishes to attend and update the Board of Works on his progress.
  2. Mrs. Stoll said she has not heard from Demolition Environmental Services out of Indy. In our previous meeting, the Board of Works chose to award the demolition to them. Now that we are not able to get to get a call back, we may have to consider one of the other vendors who bid on the demolition. The issue is that we do not have a good reference of CDS Demolition out of Louisville. Their bid was lower but near the quote from Demolition Environmental Services. The next lowest bid was another $25,000 higher. Mrs. Stoll will see if she hears from Demolition Environmental Services in the next day and if not, will contact CDS Demolition for references.

New Business

Utility Credits: Mrs. Stoll presented a group of utility credit requests. Mr. Smart motioned to approve, Mr. Gayler seconded, all were in favor.

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

Miscellaneous Business

Mr. Smart asked Ron Jean about the progress of the Sycamore Street reconstruction project. Sod is going down this week, signs will be put back up. There will be a meeting on October 26 with Indot, HWC and White Construction to close out the project. White is ahead of schedule right now.

The next Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 18th @ 4:30 pm. Mayor Roderick requested that the meeting be moved a day due to a conflict with his schedule.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.