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Friday, May 29, 2020

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Board of Works & Safety – May 9, 2019

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 4:30 P.M. in the City Council Room.

Present was Mayor Roderick and Board Member, Andy Smart. Also present were Susan Stoll, Clerk -Treasurer and Jud Barce, City Attorney.

Upon Motion duly made by Mr. Smart and seconded by Mayor Roderick, to approve the minutes from the previous Board of Works Meeting for April 18, 2019, all were in favor and the motion passed.

Citizens petitions:

There were no citizen’s petitions to be heard.

Department Head Reports:

Street and Water Supervisor was not present.

Eddie Durnil was present with nothing to report for the police department.

Mr. Little, Fire Chief, present with nothing to report.

Jeff Pycke, Building Commissioner, was present.  Reported he has received complaints that although 1215 S. Brady is zoned R1, it seems that up to 3 different apartments are being rented out of the home. 

Unfinished Business: 

Smart asked if any progress had been made with the development of specs for bidding out the demolition of 207-209 S. Perry and 923 S. Perry.   Mayor Roderick said he is still waiting on KJG -Architecture -to provide that information.

Smart asked about any new developments with the judgement against Jarvis for the demolition of 106 S.Perry. Barce said he would ask Tom O’Connor for his file on this case.  His partner, Mallory Redlin has experience with bankruptcy cases.

Smart inquired about the status of fining Bieneman for noncompliance with repairing his property at 201 S. Perry St.

New Business:

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

Mrs. Stoll presented a proposal by Sentry Roofing to repair the roof of the city building for $52,544.  Selective Insurance and Sentry agreed on the proposed repairs and price. Insurance will cover the full cost of the proposal.  Mr. Smart made a motion to accept the proposal. Mayor Roderick seconded the motion.  All were in favor and the motion passed.


Claims in the amount of $251,547.77 were presented by Mrs. Stoll for approval.  Smart made a motion to approve the claims.  Mayor Roderick made a second to the motion.  All were in favor and the motion passed.

Miscellaneous Business:

Jon Keim from HWC Engineering updated the board on the status of the wastewater treatment plant construction project.  He presented Pay App #14 from Thieneman Construction for $129,675.  Smart made a motion to approve the request.  Mayor Roderick made a second.  All were in favor and the motion passed.  Next, Change Order # 5 was presented.  The change order represents $29,732 worth of additional work.  This can be paid from contingency funds which were built into the project.  Smart made a motion to approve the change order.  Mayor Roderick seconded the motion.  All were in favor and the motion passed.

Smart asked about what our policy is for our officers when they are off duty and working as a security guard.  Durnil said they do not use city vehicles, wear city uniforms.  He asked to see the written policy if there is one.  The officers are not covered by our insurance/workman’s comp for these assignments even though they may be using city equipment.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned, the next Board of Works meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 4:30 pm.