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Board of Works & Safety – May 4, 2021

The Board of Works and Safety for the City of Attica met, pursuant to Public Notice, on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021, at 5:00 P.M. in the City Council Room.

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

Minutes from the previous meeting:

Smart made a motion to approve the minutes from the April 20th, 2021 meeting, Gayler seconded, all were in favor, and the motion passed.

Citizens petitions:


Department Head Reports: 

Director of Public Works, Eric Swank had nothing to report.

Acting Police Chief, Kyle Askren was not present.

Attica Fire Chief, Mike Little, was not present.

Building Commissioner, Jeff Pycke,

The regular meeting was suspended to hold unsafe building order hearings.

  • 804 S. Brady – Review hearing, Redlin stated she was contacted by the contract holders who stated the work had not been done due to various family members being quarantined. The hearing was continued to the June 1st
  • 430 E. Main St. – John Smith stated no work has been completed since the last meeting. They will start demolition within the next week or two, because demolition is cheaper than construction right now. Smith stated the work would be off and on through the summer. Roderick stated if progress is being made the timeline will be fine. Gayler made a motion to schedule a review hearing for July 6th, 2021 Smart seconded, all were in favor, motion passed.
  • 202 W. Yount St. – Farley was not present. Pycke stated no progress has been made since the last meeting. The son is the owner and is currently in prison. Redlin stated she would send a letter to the son stating unless progress is made the building will be condemned and tore down. Gayler made a motion to schedule a review hearing on June 1st, Smart seconded, all were in favor, motion passed.
  • 607 N. Perry St. – Initial hearing – owner stated he sold the property to ZMC properties as of May 3th 2021. The owner stated the deed has not been recorded yet. Redlin stated the new owners have not received legal notice of the UBO, the owners will need to be served so the hearing needs to be continued. Gayler made a motion to re-serve the notice to the new owner, Smart seconded, motion passed.

The regular meeting was resumed.

Economic Development Director, Rod Bannon, was not present.

Unfinished Business:

Smart asked about the Canada Street bridge. Smart stated there is a large crack in the structure that needs to be addressed. Swank stated Fountain County oversees this bridge. Roderick stated he would reach out to one of the commissioners to inquire about who to contact.

Smart also asked about a property on S. Perry St. across from “The Den”, Swank stated this property is currently for sale. Pycke stated he looked at the property a year ago and it is structurally sound.

New Business:

Utility Credits:

Smart made a motion to approve the utility credits, Gayler seconded, all were in favor, motion passed.

Utility Disconnects:

Gayler made a motion to approve disconnects, 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, Gayler made a motion to adjourn, Smart seconded, the meeting was adjourned. The next Board of Works meeting will be held on Tuesday May 18th, 2021 at 5:00pm, in person, in the City Council meeting room.