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Board of Works & Safety – March 5, 2019

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 4:30 P.M. in the City Council Room.

Present was Mayor Roderick and Board Members, Mr. Smart and Chris Gayler. Also present was Susan Stoll, Clerk Treasurer, and Tom O’Connor, City Attorney.

Upon Motion duly made by Mr. Gayler, Mr. Smart seconded to approve the minutes from the previous Board of Works Meeting for February 19, 2019. All were in favor and the motion passed.

Citizens petitions:

There were no citizen’s petitions to be heard.

Department Head Reports:

Ron Jean, Street and Water Supervisor was present, with nothing to report

Police Chief Bob Cole was present, he had nothing to report.

Mr. Little, Fire Chief, was present, reported the department received the new skid unit.  The new rescue truck was sent to Michigan to be welded and is now returned to the department. The Davis Township Trustee has picked up the fire protection contract which she will return upon approval/signatures.

Jeff Pycke, Building Commissioner, reported the owner of 600 S. Perry St. has contacted him and is actively in the process of repairing the property.

Unfinished Business:

Andy Smart inquired about the proposed landlord ordinance.  Mr. O’Connor said the Council has not made any further decisions about it.

Mr. Smart inquired about fining Mr. Bienman for not performing repairs that were requested by the Attica Board of Works.  Mr. O’Connor said a letter was initiated by him last fall.  He said a civil suit against Mr. Bieneman would be reasonable.

Mr. Smart asked if there were any updates on the lawsuit against Brian Jarvis for the recovery of demolition costs for 106 S. Perry St.  Mr. O’Connor said there is nothing new to report. Mr. Smart asked if an additional claim could be added post-bankrupcy for the repair of the now exposed brick wall on the building that is to the south of 106 S. Perry. Mr. O’Connor said it would be possible to file a new claim for new expenses incurred after bankruptcy.

New Business:

Utility credits were presented by Mrs. Stoll.  Mr. Gayler made a motion to approve all requests. Mr. Smart made a second to the motion.  All were in favor and the motion passed.


The claims were presented by Mrs. Stoll for approval.  Mr. Smart made a motion to approve the claims.  Mr. Gayler made a second to the motion.  All were in favor and the motion passed.

Miscellaneous Business:

Thieneman Construction submitted Pay Application #12 for ongoing construction of the wastewater treatment facility improvement.  Mr. Smart made a motion to approve and Mr. Gayler made a second to the motion.  All were in favor and the motion passed.

Park Board Member, Mike Nicolas, addressed the board stating that the Park Board is interested in draining the lagoon on the Nature Trail in Ravine Park that is located to the west of Kenneth Freed Parkway.  He stated that the lagoon causes the mosquito population to be bad and that the body of water is a health hazard.  Ron Jean said he will look at it when the weather gets warmer.  Mike also asked if the posts at the large pavilion in Ravine Park can be repaired by the city crews.  Ron Jean said that they can take care of that this year.

Mr. Smart said that the signage that exists at the City Building does not adequately provide direction for the entrance to the Council Room.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned, the next Board of Works meeting will be held on March 19, 2019 at 4:30 pm.  Mr. Gayler said he will not be able to attend that meeting.