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Board of Works & Safety – November 21, 2017

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Wednesday, November 21, 2017, 4:30 P.M. in the City Council Room.

Roll Call

Present was Mayor Duane Roderick and Board Members Chris Gayler and Andy Smart. Also present was Clerk-Treasurer Susan Stoll.

Upon Motion duly made, seconded and adopted, minutes from the previous Board of Works Meeting (Nov 8, 2017) were approved as written.

Citizens’ Petitions

There were no citizens petitions to be presented to the Board.

Department Head Reports

Ron Jean, Street and Water Supervisor, was not present

Police Chief Bob Cole was present with nothing to report

Fire Chief, Ed O’Farrell, was present and reported there have been over 20 runs for November.

Jeff Pycke, Building Commissioner, was not present

Unfinished Business

In Unfinished Business: regarding dilapidated buildings

The owner of 201 S. Perry, Mr. Bieneman, was not present to give an update on the repair of his property. Mrs. Stoll asked if anyone had checked on the progress and they stated they have not.

Roger Beedle, the owner of 106 Lithia St, was not present. Tom O’Connor sent a letter to Mr. Beedle giving him the opportunity to request that the Building Commissioner’s Order for repair be rescinded or modified at this Board of Works.

Fred and Joyce Evans, the owners of 407 S. Brady, were not present. Tom O’Connor sent a letter to Mr. & Mrs. Evans giving them the opportunity to request that the Building Commissioner’s Order for repair be rescinded or modified at this Board of Works.

New Business

The utility credits, as presented, were approved.

The Board of Works solicited sealed bids for a new fire engine to be opened at this meeting. Two sealed bids were received and opened. Hoosier Fire Equipment Inc. submitted a bid in the amount of $180,553 for a Danko truck. There was no trade-in amount for our Engine 1-7 listed by Hoosier Fire Equipment. Spencer Manufacturing submitted a bid in the amount of $226,979.00 with a trade-in of $12,000.00 making the final cost $214,979.00. Mr. O’Farrell stated there is interest from a local fire department to purchase Engine 1-7 but he is uncertain how much they would offer to purchase. Mr. O’Farrell would like to review the details of the quotes to see if both companies bid on the same items so that a fair assessment of cost can be evaluated. Mr. Smart made a motion to table the discussion of the Fire Truck Proposals until the next meeting, The motion was seconded by Mr. Gayler, all were in favor and the motion passed.

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

The United Methodist Church asked the Board of Works to grant a water and sewer credit due to their boiler malfunctioning. They are normally a minimum user of water. The Board of Works granted the requested credit.

Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:30 P.M. and the next Board of Works meeting will be held on December 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm.