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Board of Works & Safety – October 20, 2020

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020, at 5:00 P.M. in the City Council Room.

Present was Board Members, Andy Smart and Chris Gayler, also present, Clerk-Treasurer Joanne Broadwater.

Minutes from the previous meeting:

Gayler made a motion to approve the minutes from the October 6th, 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 had nothing to report.

Police Chief, Ed Durnil was not present.

Attica Fire Chief, Mike Little, by Troy Routzahn, reported that all testing is complete on fire trucks, and the department received a good report.

Building Commissioner, Jeff Pycke, approved two new buildings permits for the Golf Ridge addition. Pycke also provided the following updates:

  • 113 W. Pike St. – John Smith reported that all that is left to clean up is concrete and foundation –he is planning on filling the basement in soon.
  • Attica Hotel – John Smith reported that testing found a small amount of asbestos and remediation of the affected area was completed. The north wing was taken down, but the debris needs to be cleaned up, this will be a joint effort with the city.
  • 110 David Dr. – Pycke reported that the work is complete on this property and the remaining debris will be picked up in the next few days per the property owner.

Pycke had nothing further to report.

Economic Development Director, Rod Bannon, was not present

Unfinished Business:


New Business: 

Utility Credits:

Swank stated the credits presented were accurate. Gayler made a motion to approve the credits, Smart seconded, all were in favor, motion passed.

Utility Disconnect hearings: 

  • Gerald Cole – 202 E. Columbia asked for an extension on his utility disconnect bill until Friday October 23rd. Broadwater asked if there is an extenuating reason for the request, Cole stated the water meter is shared with another unit and the people in the other unit moved out and left him with the whole bill. An extension was granted until 10/23/20 at 2:30 pm. 
  • Missy Bass – requested an extension until the 30th, she had been off work for a week due to COVID testing, then she had time off for bereavement. Broadwater asked if the customer was on a payment agreement, the customer stated yes, Broadwater explained the terms of the payment agreement. The agreement states all payments must be made on the time for length of the agreement, or the full balance is due immediately and the agreement is terminated. The extension request was denied.
  • Roger Oakes – 705 N. Perry St. requested an extension until October 30th. Broadwater reported the balance due and provided a payment history to the BOW. The extension was granted, and the bill must be paid by 2:30 pm on Friday October 30th.
  • Tammy Hemp – 506 N. 5th requested an extension until Friday the 23rd. Broadwater asked if the customer was on a payment agreement, the customer confirmed that she was. The extension was denied due to the explicit requirement of the payment agreement for all payments to be on time for the duration of the agreement.


The claims were presented by Clerk-Treasurer Broadwater, Gayler made a motion to approve claims, Smart seconded. All were in favor and the motion passed.

Miscellaneous Business: 


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The next Board of Works meeting will be held on Tuesday November 3rd, 2020 at 5:00pm, in person, in the City Council meeting room.

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