The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 4:30 P.M. in the City Council Room.
Present was Mayor Roderick and Board Members Mr. Smart and Mr. Gayler. Also, present was Susan Stoll, Clerk Treasurer and City Attorney, Thomas P. O’Connor.
Upon Motion duly made by Mr. Smart, Mr. Gayler seconded to approve the minutes from the previous Board of Works Meeting for December 18, 2018. All were in favor and the motion passed.
There were no citizen’s petitions to be heard.
Department Head Reports:
Ron Jean, Street and Water Supervisor was present, reported that the waste water improvement project is running behind schedule.
Police Chief Bob Cole was not present. The Mayor passed out police department statistics for November, December 2018 and 2018 annual statistics for Chief Cole. He also reported for Chief Cole that Craig Asbury has resigned from the Attica Police Department. The police department is advertising the position.
Mr. Little, Fire Chief, was present. He reported that the skid unit has been ordered for the ranger. The department has received a grant from the Attica Community Foundation for $3000 to go towards this purchase. The Attica Fire Department Facebook page is advertising recruitment efforts. The department would like to recruit 4-5 new people.
Jeff Pycke, Building Commissioner, was present and reported that he is still trying to contact the owner of 209 W. Monroe. This is the home that was torn down and a large hole was left in the ground. Mr. O’Connor said we should give them a 10-day notice for repair to be done to the hole. A deadline to report to the BOW should be the first Board of Works meeting in March 2019.
Mr. Smart asked if the Board of Works should solicit bids for the demolition of the S. Perry St. property currently owned by the Parishs. He mentioned that the City also ask for bids on the “Buckley Building” in downtown also. The Mayor suggested we could seek 2 bids but would like to see them itemized. Mr. Smart made a motion to prepare open bids for both properties. Mr. Gayler made a second to the motion. All were in favor and the motion passed.
Utility credits were presented by Mrs. Stoll. Mr. Smart made a motion to approve the all requests except for the one for Chuck Scott. There is no precedence that allows his request to be approved. Mr. Gayler seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion passed.
Upon Motion duly made and carried, the claims, as presented were approved.
Mr. Smart asked if all police equipment is returned to the department when an officer leaves employment. Mayor Roderick answered that they do, and it is strictly controlled.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned and the next Board of Works meeting will be held on February 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm.