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Saturday, March 23, 2019

News & Updates

Board of Works & Safety – March 20, 2018

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 4:30 P.M. in the City Council Room.

Present was Board Member Andy Smart. Also present were Mayor Roderick and Clerk-Treasurer Susan Stoll.

Upon Motion duly made, seconded, and adopted, minutes from the previous Board of Works Meeting March 6, 2018 were approved as written.

Citizens Petitions:

There were no citizen’s petitions to be presented to the Board.

Department Heads:

Ron Jean; Street and Water Superintendent, was present, with nothing to report.

Police Chief, Bob Cole, was present, reported that there has been a lot of drug traffic recently. Mostly marijuana and meth. The police department recently confiscated 3 pounds of marijuana and $10,000 in cash in a drug bust. Chief reported that the drugs are coming out of Champaign, IL. The Chief reported that the department will be receiving a JAG grant but it is being held up by a lawsuit out of Chicago right now. He reported that a new drug canine, named “Niko”, has been fully funded through a grant and donations. He is in his first week of bonding with his handler. Next week he will begin training. He reported that the school is not interested in having a full-time dog so Dirk will be retired.

Fire Chief, Ed O’Farrell, was not present.

Jeff Pycke, Building Commissioner, was present, he reported that the owners of 410 Maple applied for a permit and it has been approved. The owner of 902 E Main St. has been in contact with Jeff about the cities request for repairs to be made to the home. She stated that she does not have money to fix the issues that have been addressed.

Unfinished Business:

Mr. Bieneman was not present to give a report to the Board of Works.

Mr. Smart inquired as to the resolution of the two lots and the accessory building issue with Mrs. Smith’s property on Summit. Mr. O’Connor was not present to give any updates.

New Business:

  1. The sealed bids for road repairs through the Community Crossing grant were opened by Brian Pohler from the HWC Engineering Firm.       Reith Reilly bid a total of $346,083.40. Milestone Contractors bid a total of $302,576.77. HWC will review the submissions to make sure they included all the correct documents and that both organizations bid on the project correctly and report back to the City. Andy Smart made a motion to table awarding the contract until the April 3 Board of Works meeting. Mr. Roderick seconded. All were in favor and the motion passed.
  2. Utility credits requested were reviewed, Mr. Smart made a motion to approve the credits. Mr. Gayler seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion passed.
  3. Mr. Smart said that sometimes there is miscommunication with Fountain County about the limits of our 2-mile zone for zoning jurisdiction. He expressed a need to get an updated map from HWC.
  4. Ron Jean said he recently learned from Bud Peach/Fountain County that the City is responsible for the upkeep of Bethel Road up to 132’ east of Kentucky Street.
  5. Chief Cole said that the APD has been addressing ordinance violations recently. The police attended to a complaint of a resident on Monroe St. having goats and pigs. The Mayor asked if the police will address vehicles that are parked the wrong direction.


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

Miscellaneous Business:

Sealed bids for the demolition of 106 S. Perry are due to the City by 11 AM on April 17. The bids will be opened at the Board of Works meeting on the same date.

Mayor Roderick expressed interest in purchasing a couple of speed signs. One to be possibly used on Sycamore St. and the other on Perry St. near the baseball fields.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned, and the next Board of Works meeting will be held on April 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm.