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Thursday, November 14, 2019

News & Updates

Board of Works & Safety – September 17, 2019

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday, September 17th, 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 from the August 20th and September 3rd meetings.  Smart seconded.  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 had nothing to report.

Interim Police Chief, Ed Durnil, was present. He reported that Officer Swisher started the Academy.  Durnil thought Spirits in the Park went well.  The department is preparing for all of the activities taking place over the Heritage Days weekend.

Attica Fire Chief, Mike Little, was present. He reported that the fire department’s 9/11 ceremony went well. He said the American Legion deserves big thanks for their contribution.  Little researched repairing or replacing the pole that the emergency siren is mounted located outside the police department.  Duke Energy would charge us more than we want to spend.  Gary Cheeseman from West Point came to inspect the pole and said the pole is still in good condition and he can straighten it and reset it/stabilize it for $1600.

Building Commissioner, Jeff Pycke, was present.  He reported that he is working with City Attorney, Barce, to address 907 S. Union.  Wells Fargo has questions about 407 S. Perry St., Pycke will work with Barce to answer their questions.

Unfinished Business:

Mayor Roderick received a complaint about more than one family living at 1215 S. Brady St.  He asked Durnil to check on this.

Stoll presented the contract to hire Atlas Collections to collect unpaid bills to the city.  She reported that Barce has reviewed it and approves the content of the contract.  Smart made a motion to accept the proposal and sign the contract.  Gayler seconded the motion.  All were in favor and the motion passed.

New Business:

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

Claims:

The claims were presented by Stoll.  Smart made a motion to approve claims from 9/4/19-9/17/19 totaling $119,211.44. Gayler seconded.  All were in favor and the motion passed.

Miscellaneous Business:

Mayor Roderick asked Durnil to address a vehicle with a flat tire on David Drive that has been there for a couple of weeks without repairs.

Smart said there will be a special Park Board Meeting on Thursday, 9/19 at 3:30.  HWC Engineering will be at the meeting.

Stoll said there will be a Community Crossing pre-construction meeting on September 26th.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned, the next Board of Works meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 4:30 pm.

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