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Board of Works & Safety – October 16, 2018

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 4:30 P.M. in the City Council Room.

Present were Board Members, Andy Smart and Chris Gayler.  Also, present were, Deputy Clerk: Mikki Hubbard, and City Attorney; Tom O’Connor.

Upon Motion duly made, seconded, and adopted, minutes from the previous Board of Works Meetings September 18th, 2018 and October 2, 2018 were approved as written.

Citizens petitions

There were none.

Department Heads

Director of Public Works, Ron Jean; present, with nothing to report. Mr. Smart asked Mr. Jean how the sewer project is, Mr. Jean stated it was coming along nicely.

Police Chief, Bob Cole; was not present.

Fire Chief, Mike Little; present reporting that he received a phone call last week that the new fire truck is done, and the old truck has been sold.  Council stated they were good with the proposal from the Davis Township Trustee for a fire protection agreement between the AFD and the township.

Building Commissioner Jeff Pycke, present; reported regarding 923 S. Perry St., the Indiana Health Department has no restrictions on demolition when there is a presence of mold.  It was stated that we need to advertise for bids on demolition.  Mrs. Hubbard stated that the funds were not available in the 2018 budget for demolition; this would need to be considered in the 2019 budget. Everyone agreed that this can’t be sold as is. Mr. O’Connor will send a letter to the owners stating that the City will starting to take demolition bids.  Mr. Smart made a motion to deem 923 S. Perry St. beyond repair and to demolish.  Mr. Gayler seconded. All were in favor and the motion passed. It was decided that Mayor Roderick can decide next meeting when to advertise for bids.

1101 E. Summit St. has started their home improvements this week. Mr. Pycke stated new doors and windows have been ordered.

Unfinished Business

There were no updates about the suit against Mr. Jarvis by the City to recover the costs of demolition of 106 S. Perry.  Mr. Gayler stated the ongoing garage sale at a home zoned residential on the corner of Washington and Oak St. has been cleaned up some. Mr. Smart asked if we have an Ordinance regarding the amount of sales you can have within a certain period.

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

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned, and the next Board of Works meeting will be held on November 6, 2018 at 4:30 pm.