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Board of Works & Safety – July 3, 2018

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018, 4:30 P.M. in the City Council Room.

Present were Board Members, Andy Smart and Chris Gayler. Also present was Mayor Duane Roderick.

Upon Motion duly made, seconded, and adopted, minutes from the previous Board of Works Meeting June 19th , 2018 were approved as written.

Citizens petitions:  None

Department Heads:

Director of Public Works, Ron Jean; Not present.

Police Chief, Bob Cole, not present

Fire Chief, Mike Little was present, – Mayor Roderick welcomed Mr Little as the new fire chief and also recognized the great job and service that Ed O’Farrell has done for the city. Mr Little also said a party was being planned for Ed. Mr Smart also commented about the tremendous contributions that Mr. O’Farrell served the city through the years.

Mr Lttile asked if it would be OK to get estimates for better ventilation in the fire department. He had taken air samples and, with the extreme heat, it was still above 90 degrees with the bay doors open.

Building Commissioner Jeff Pyke was present: He addressed properties at 200 West Yount Street,202 West Yount Street,204 West Columbia, 912 East Main, 600 South Perry, 112 West Bond, 923 South Perry, 907 Summit. He will also follow up with city attorney Tom O’Connor.

Mr Smart asked if it would be possible for the city to demo the Buckley building and possibly the Lion’s club building.

Unfinished Business:  The MOU between the city and AHS school corporation was presented regarding sharing the cost of a billboard. A motion was made by Mr Gayler and seconded by Mr. Smart. It was approved and signed.

New business: Utility credits were presented, and a motion was made by Mr Smart to approve. Seconded by Mr Gayler and approved.

There was discussion presented by Mayor Roderick regarding creating the position of safety officer. A motion was made to approve the position by Mr Gayler and seconded by Mr.Smart. Motion carried. 


Mr. Smart made a motion and Mr. Gayler made a second to approve all claims presented.  All were in favor and the motion passed.

Miscellaneous Business:,

The 4th pay estimate was presented for the sewer project. Mr Smart made a motion to approve. Mr Gayler made a second and motion passed.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned, and the next Board of Works meeting will be held on July 17th , 2018 at 4:30 pm.