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Board of Works & Safety – May 21, 2019

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 4:30 P.M. in the City Council Room.

Present were Board Members, Chris Gayler and Andy Smart and Clerk -Treasurer, Susan Stoll.

Upon Motion duly made by Gayler and seconded by Smart, the minutes from the previous Board of Works Meeting for May 9, 2019, were approved.

Citizens petitions:

There were no citizen’s petitions to be heard.

Department Head Reports:

Eric Swank, Director of Public Works, was present with nothing to report.

Eddie Durnil spoke on behalf of the police department. Written and agility testing is complete for four applicants for the police officer position that TJ Powell has vacated.  The police department will conduct interviews of these candidates this week.  Two weeks later, the Police Merit Board will interview them.  Durnil provided a copy of the police department’s Standard Operating Procedure for Outside Employment to the Board of Works.  He reported that Kyle Askren will be done as the School Resource Officer as of Thursday, 5/23. He will begin working shifts for the City.

Mr. Little, Fire Chief, was not present.

Jeff Pycke, Building Commissioner, was present.  Reported that he visited 1215 S. Brady to determine if the use of the property complies with R1 zoning.  He spoke to two separate residents and they confirmed that there is a third separate occupant of the home. Pycke has passed the information along to the city attorney he will address non-compliance with the building owner.

Unfinished Business:

Smart inquired on the status of acquiring bids for the demolition of 207/209 S. Perry and 923 S. Perry.  There was no new information.  He inquired about assessing fines to the owner of 600 S. Perry for not completing requested repairs.

New Business:

Utility credits were presented for consideration. Smart made a motion to approve all the credits and Gayler seconded.  All were in favor and the motion passed.


Claims in the amount of $45,550.31were presented by Mrs. Stoll for approval.  Smart made a motion to approve the claims.  Gayler made a second to the motion.  All were in favor and the motion passed.

Miscellaneous Business:

Stoll reported that bids for the Community Crossings grant/road reconstruction work for 2019 will be advertised in the newspaper.  The deadline to submit a bid is Tuesday, June 18 at our Board of Works meeting.

Smart asked if the house that burned at 200 West Street will be demolished. Smart also asked about 804 S. Brady because it may have mold issues and a leaking roof.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned, the next Board of Works meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 4:30 pm.

Standard Operating Procedure Outside Employment APD