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Board of Works & Safety – January 19, 2021

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, at 5:00 P.M. in the City Council Room.

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

Minutes from the previous meeting:

Smart made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 5th, 2021 meeting, Gayler 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.

Smart asked about donation money for park bridges, Broadwater reported that the money donated specifically for the construction of Ravine park bridges is in a non-reverting fund earmarked for this purpose.

Police Chief, Ed Durnil,

  • Provided an update on the police academy classes.
  • Reported that an officer hit two deer and did extensive damage to a patrol car.

Attica Fire Chief, Mike Little, was not present.

Building Commissioner, Jeff Pycke,

  • Reported Mr. Stepp from Basic Auto Sales applied for a building permit, the city denied the permit because the construction would infringe on the cities right of way, a stop work order was delivered to Mr. Stepp. He was told he could apply for a variance.
  • Smart asked if Mr. Pycke could look at the property at 804 S. Brady St., it was abandoned for a long time now someone is living there and there is a lot of trash on the property.
  • Smart also asked Pycke to look at 607 N. Perry St. it is abandoned and in bad shape.

Pycke stated he would check out both properties.

Dumil reported that the property at 206 W. Pike St. with trash on the property, it is being cleaned up. He also reported that he spoke with the resident of the property on the corner of 28 and Brady street, about the furniture they have out by the street. It is supposed to be cleaned up as well.

Economic Development Director, Rod Bannon, was not present.

Unfinished Business:


New Business:

Utility Credits: None

Utility Disconnects: None

Susie Rickets attended to state she is having trouble getting her mail and did not receive a water bill in December, and her son’s water was disconnected on the 11th. She was frustrated with the Post Office due to problems but requested the reconnect fee to be removed. Gayler made a motion to waive the reconnect fee, Smart seconded, motion passed.

Miscellaneous Business:


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

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. The next Board of Works meeting will be held on Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 at 5:00pm, in person, in the City Council meeting room.

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