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Board of Works & Safety – October 2, 2018

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 4:30 P.M. in the City Council Room.

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

The minutes from the September 18, 2018 meeting were not completed in time for this meeting by Mrs. Stoll.  They will be presented for approval at the October 16, 2018, meeting.

Citizens petitions

There were none.

Department Heads

Director of Public Works, Ron Jean; present, reporting that the construction on the Lift Station will be completed in the next month and will soon be up and running.

Police Chief, Bob Cole; was not present.

Fire Chief, Mike Little, was not present.

Building Commissioner Jeff Pyke, present; reported he has contacted the Warren/Fountain Health Department about the presence of mold in the home at 923 S. Perry St.  He was calling to ask if there were any restrictions on the City if we chose to demolish the home. They referred him to IDEM who referred him to the State Department of Health.  He has not heard back from them yet.

Unfinished Business

Mr. Smart asked if there were any updates about the suit against Jarvis by the City to recover the costs of demolition of 106 S. Perry.  Mr. O’Connor said he is working on discovery materials which may result in a bench trial.

Mr. Gayler inquired about an ongoing garage sale at a home zoned residential on the corner of Washington and Oak St.  It was reported that the Attica Police Department have given the property owner a warning to cease this activity.

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. 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

 HWC presented pay application # 7 for Thieneman Construction for the WWTP project.  Mr. Gayler made a motion to approve pay application # 7.  Mr. Smart made a second to the motion.  All were in favor and the motion passed.

Mayor Roderick asked Mr. O’Connor and Mr. Pycke if a letter can be sent to the owner of 1101 E. Summit to give them 60 days to make repairs to the property.  If they don’t repair, they may risk an order to demolish the home.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned, and the next Board of Works meeting will be held on October 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm.