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Board of Works & Safety – February 18, 2020

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday, February 18TH, 2020, at 4:30 P.M. in the City Council Room.

Present was Board Member, Andy Smart and Chris Gaylor. Also, present, Mayor Duane Roderick, and Clerk-Treasurer Joanne Broadwater.

Minutes from the previous meeting:

Gayler made a motion to approve the minutes from the February 4th, 2020 meeting, 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 no updates to report.

Police Chief, Ed Durnil, was present. Chief Durnil stated the new Tahoe is here, it is currently at Alsop’s.

Chief Durnil reported to the BOW on the Tasers. He explained that the current lease is up in June for the newest tasers and the company we have the lease with gave the APD a buyout option of the current lease so that the APD can purchase 7 new tasers to replace the broken ones.

Durnil stated they the new lease will come with an extended 5-year warranty period. Durnil stated the old tasers cannot be fixed because they have been discontinued. The new tasers were ordered last week.

Attica Fire Chief, Mike Little, was not present. Troy Routzahn, with the AFD attended and reported that the Fire Department’s new Tahoe is here and looks good.

Building Commissioner, Jeff Pycke, was present, Pycke stated he received a phone call from Wayne Tibbett who was concerned about 212 S. Perry St. Mr. Tibbett stated there is mold, mouse poop and other things that need cleaned up. Mr. Tibbett also stated he purchased 424 E. Main street and will be installing a new roof and fixing up the property. Mr. Tibbett is also interested in purchasing 430 E. Main St. and asked if the city had contact information for the owner. He was told the city does not.

Unfinished Business:

Smart asked about the Masonic Lodge – has someone reached out to the owner about the disrepair? Mayor Roderick stated Jud should have sent a letter to the owner, Brent Mather.

Smart asked about the status of the China Buffet building, Eric Swank, City Director of Public Works, stated they looked at the building and say were someone attempted to fix a past drainage issue, but it didn’t seem to be working. 

New Business:

Utility credits were presented, BOW member Smart motioned to approve the presented credits and BOW member Gaylor 2nd, all were in favor motion passed. 


The claims were presented by Mayor Roderick.   Smart made a motion to approve claims. Gayler seconded.  All were in favor and the motion passed.

Miscellaneous Business:


Smart made a motion to adjourn and Gaylor 2nd, all were in favor, motion passed.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The next Board of Works meeting will be held on Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 at 4:30pm.