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Board of Works & Safety – October 6, 2020

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020, at 5:00 P.M. in the City Council Room.

Present was Board Members, Andy Smart and Chris Gayler, also present, Mayor Duane Roderick, Attorney Mallory Redlin, and Clerk-Treasurer Joanne Broadwater.

Minutes from the previous meeting:

Gayler made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 15th, 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 gave an update on the Park Ave. project. He stated there were a couple unexpected items so there may be a small amount of additional cost for the project.

Smart suggested to Eric that he soaks the area with water where the buildings were demolished to help speed up the settling process. There was further discussion of ways to assist with the settling of the back fill in the basements of these buildings.

Police Chief, Ed Durnil reported the defibs are in and installed in the vehicles. He gave an update of officers attending the academy.

Attica Fire Chief, Mike Little, reported they have had an increase in runs due to CO2 calls as furnaces are being turned on.  The department is promoting their smoke detector program, it is free to citizens of Attica, and they will be installed by the fire department to make sure they are working correctly. 

Building Commissioner, Jeff Pycke, reported two new unsafe building orders have been issued in the last two weeks.

  • 204 W. Pike Street
  • 907 E. Summit Street
  • 404 S. Perry St. appears to be done but he needs to do a final check. Redlin suggested we set the property for a review next month.
  • 113 W. Pike has been demolished. Pycke stated it still needs cleaned up. Redlin asked if we needed to set this property for a review, the board agreed. Mr. Smith, the property owner, reported it will be cleaned up quickly.
  • 110 David Dr. – Pycke has been in contact with the owner who states the work should be completed by the Monday following this meeting.
  • 204 W. Columbia – Hoffa property. Redlin reported she has been in contact with the owner and the title company, who has not completed the title search. Redlin stated the board will review this property next month as well.

Mayor Roderick stated he had a complaint about the Reitsma property on West St., there is still ruble setting around. Pycke confirmed this. Redlin suggested we set this for a review hearing next month as well.

Smart asked about city properties that are listed for tax sale. Redlin reported that Atty Ingrid Barce had followed up the previous week on these properties but Redlin did not have an update tonight.

Atty Redlin reported that their office had received the signed deed for the Jarvis property and has been sent to the county for recording. The address is 106 S. Perry Street.

Economic Development Director, Rod Bannon, was not present

Unfinished Business:

Mayor Roderick reported that the city has requested the hotel be tested for Asbestos before any demolition of the wings take place.  He has not received a report yet.

New Business:

Utility Credits:

None presented

Utility Disconnects:

No one present.


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:


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The next Board of Works meeting will be held on Tuesday October 20th, 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.