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Board of Works & Safety – August 7, 2018

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018, 4:30 P.M. in the City Council Room.

Present were Board Members, Andy Smart and Chris Gayler. Also present was Clerk-Treasurer, Susan Stoll, and City Attorney, Tom O’Connor.

Upon Motion duly made, seconded, and adopted, minutes from the previous Board of Works Meeting July 17th, 2018 were approved as written.

Citizens petitions:


Department Heads:

Director of Public Works, Ron Jean; present. city crews shut down the city pool today.

Police Chief, Bob Cole, present; the police have been busy the last couple of months.  Drug arrests are up.  Alden has completed training to become a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).  He can be used in court to testify as a material expert.  Kyle Askren is back at the school working as the School Resource Officer.  Jared Larson will begin 6 weeks with the National Guard out of town beginning in August.  The new Durango was not made as requested by the police department.  Dodge will recall and replace the vehicle and the dealership will pay for equipping the replacement vehicle. He reported he has applied for a JAG grant for radios for the police vehicles.

Fire Chief, Mike Little, present; the fire department received quotes for heating and cooling for the fire department. Reynolds quoted $8247 and Lincicum quoted $14,000.  Mr. Smart made a motion to accept the quote by BT Reynolds and Mr. Gayler made a second to the motion.  All were in favor and the motion passed.

Building Commissioner Jeff Pyke, present; a citizen called complaining about the condition of the front porch of 600 S Perry St.  It had been hit by a car and no repairs have been done.  Jeff is trying to follow-up on the ownership of 204 Columbia because it is vacant and he needs to contact someone about needed repairs.  Tom O’Connor said he will check this.  The Mayor asked Chief Cole to check on 200 N. Sixth St.  Jeff said the back of 500 E. Jackson is crumbling and he will need to address the safety of that residence.  Jeff also found out that someone has moved into 103 E. Jackson.  He previously notified the owner that the electrical in the house was unsafe and no one should live there until it was repaired.

Unfinished Business:

Mr. Bieneman has not contacted the city about repairs to his building.  Mr. O’Connor will contact him to inquire about selling the property to the City.

Mr. Smart asked about the status of the demolition of 106 S Perry St.  The Mayor said that Robie Criswell has contacted a mason about putting up a new brick exterior wall on the north side of his building.  We may have the current wall sealed this year to protect it against winter weather until the new wall is put up.  3 feet of topsoil will be applied to the lot now that the building is removed.

The home previously owned by Mr. Beaver at Canal and Monroe is up for tax sale.  Mr. O’Connor will investigate the status of this property.

New business:

There were utility credits presented for consideration.  Mr. Smart made a motion to approve and Mr. Gayler made a second to the motion.  All were in favor and the motion passed.  


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

Miscellaneous Business:

Pay application #5 for Thieneman Construction was presented for approval.  The board approved the payment. Chuck Garriott from HWC Engineering updated the board about the status of the Yount Street Lift Station and waste water treatment plant improvement projects.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned, and the next Board of Works meeting will be held on August 21st , 2018 at 4:30 pm.