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Board of Works & Safety – August 20, 2019

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019, at 4:30 P.M. in the City Council Room.

Present were Board Members, Andy Smart and Chris Gayler. Also, present: Mayor Roderick and Clerk-Treasurer, Susan Stoll.

Minutes from the previous meeting

Gayler made a motion to approve the minutes for the August 6th meeting.  Smart made a second to the motion.  All were in favor and the motion passed.

Citizens petitions

There were none.

Department Head Reports

Director of Public Works, Eric Swank, was present. He reported that Vectren gas is analyzing where they will move a gas line that is currently located on the Canada Street Bridge.  The company is relocating gas lines on bridges.  There is no set time frame, but the company would like permission to run the line through Ravine Park.  They would be spot digging 4 x 4 holes every 100-200 ft. Mayor Roderick said he would like to inform the Council.

Interim Police Chief, Ed Durnil, was present. He reported that a company called Cushings made a presentation to Fountain and Warren Counties about a Cad system called RMS Anywhere that could be used by all departments for shared access to case reports. Vermillion and Parke counties are currently using RMS Anywhere.   The APD currently uses a product called Calliber (Interact).  There is a $6500 annual fee for licensing for all users.  The only issue is being able to access data that is already on Interact.  If the city paid $10,000, the data can be transferred to the new system.

Durnil also noted that static IP’s are required for all the computers in our police vehicles.  If we switch to RMS Anywhere, static IP’s will not be necessary.

Attica Fire Chief, Mike Little, was not present.

Building Commissioner, Jeff Pycke, was present.  He reported a citizen complained to the Mayor about the condition of 705 Union St.  Pycke reported he has sent letters in the past and the owner said work would be completed by October 2018 but the work was not completed.

Unfinished Business

There was no unfinished business discussed.

New Business

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

Stoll provided some information about a collection agency, Atlas, who she would like to hire to collect money owed to the city.  Mostly for unpaid utility bills.  She will present the contract to the city attorney to make sure he finds it acceptable before asking the Board of Works to approve and sign.


The claims were presented by Stoll.  Gayler made a motion to approve claims from 8/7/19-8/20/19 totaling $73,568.87. Smart seconded.  All were in favor and the motion passed.

Miscellaneous Business

Smart asked if Darren Brooks could be hired to reset/repair the bricks on Park Avenue in sections.  Swank said there are bricks being stored behind the city garage and the air stripper building that could potentially be used for the project.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned, the next Board of Works meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 4:30 pm.