The Board of Public Works and Safety met in a regular meeting on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Council Chamber, 301 East Clinton Street, Frankfort, Indiana. The following action was taken:
Ken Estes called the meeting to order and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance. Jack Dodd then prayed. Ken Estes, Jim Siegfried, Troy Bacon, Brant Bowen, John Kirby, Katrina Bell, Joel Tatum, Jack Dodd, Les Bergum, Judy Sheets and Barbara Conner were present. Mayor Chris McBarnes was absent.
MINUTES: The minutes of the July 26, 2017 regular meeting were presented. Jim Siegfried made the motion to accept the minutes as presented. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion carried 2-0.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None
RESOLUTION 17-09: A RESOLUTION APPROVING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PLAT OF NHK SUBDIVISION AND ACCEPTING DEDICATED RIGHT OF WAY. Attorney Les Bergum has been working with the County Area Plan, Mark Mills and Stan Smith on this. Mark Mills said that the County Commissioners already approved their part. Jim Siegfried made the motion to accept Resolution 17-09. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Troy Bacon, Police Chief, said the Hot Dog Festival went well. They had 400 people attend the National Night Out. Troy wanted to thank Colleen Moore and Eric Booth for everything they did to help out for National Night Out. Chief Bacon said they have had 8,113 service calls, which is down 134 from last year.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: John Kirby, Fire Chief, said the Fire Department made $2,400.00 after paying all expenses from their booth at the Hot Dog Festival. It was their busiest year. On Saturday the smoke blitz, they did over 200 smoke detectors. Chief Kirby said they had 14 candidates for the Lieutenant position. He has chosen Aaron Harper for the position. He has been the Training officer for 11 ½ years. He has turned in his resignation as the Training officer. Chief Kirby went on to say that Aaron is very active and supportive of the department and it is a well-deserved promotion. Aaron said he is very excited and thanked Chief Kirby and Assistant Chief Cripe for giving for him this opportunity. Jim Siegfried made the motion to ratify the approval starting Friday of Aaron Harper for Lieutenant. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed. Chief Kirby said they have a new Training position opened now that Aaron resigned. He would like to promote Brad Pickard to that position. He said that Brad works on construction projects and has already had the instructor 2-3 class. Brad said that he appreciates the opportunity to fill the Training position. Chief Kirby said that Wildcat Creek Career Cooperative, they train CNA’s, EMS and Criminial Justice, have asked Matt Stidham to do the EMS instruction. Chief Kirby said they would like to move the Wildcat EMS training class to the Fire Dept. at 257 S. Clay for when Matt is on duty. This way he could still go over and check on the training. Wildcat Creek Career Cooperative pays for everything. Ken Estes told Chief Kirby he thinks he has made 3 good choices. Ken said, Chief Kirby has their consent to hold the training classes at 257 S. Clay.
PARKS DEPARTMENT: Park Superintendent, Joel Tatum said at the TPA Park playground, the barrel roll should be operational this week. He said they have ordered 2 new pieces of equipment. The Jacks Pack 3 should be delivered on Monday. The Gravity Rail should be up by the end of the month. Joel said they are wanting to replace the swings in all parks. They received 4 quotes to replace 35 belt swings, 24 bucket swings and 150 feet of chain. The bids were as follows: Lester Recreation $ 3,058.55 with free shipping. Snider Recreation $3,245.00 this includes $270.00 shipping. Game Time $6,653.00 with free shipping. PlayWorld $7,011.80 with free shipping. Joel said he would like to go with Lester Recreation and wants to take it out of Edit-Park Upgrade 444001451.000. Joel also mentioned that he had $26,327.43 in that appropriation. Jim Siegfried made the motion to accept the bid from Lester Recreation for $3,058.55 and taking it out of Edit-Park Upgrade. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Joel said that the Aviary poles are in. The parks last concert will be Friday night. They have Kelly Isenhower playing. The last movie will be Sept. 1, Trolls will be playing. Joel said that he would like to thank Clinton Prairie teachers for volunteering at the Park. They have been weeding the flower beds and picking up trash. He also wanted to thank EUVOLA for volunteering at the Park. They have also been weeding the flower beds and picking up trash.
STREET DEPARTMENT: Brant Bowen, Mechanic, said Frankfort Baptist Church is wanting to close Columbia St. from Wabash St. on August 20th from 2-6:00. Ken Estes asked Chief Bacon if that would be an issue. He said it would not. Jim Siegfried made the motion to close Columbia St. from Wabash on Aug. 20th from 2-6:00. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Brant said the only other item that he had was to mention that the Insurance information was turned into Jackson McCormick on July 31st.
BUILDING INSPECTOR: Katrina Bell, Building Inspector, said their new copier was installed last Friday. She also mentioned that 710 S. Second St. is down and will be seeded on Friday. Katrina said 1058 Magnolia, they are waiting on the Insurance Company. 1357 E. Jefferson St., they are waiting on the Fire Inspector to finish.
HUMAN RESOURCES: Jack Dodd, Nothing to report.
ATTORNEY: Les Bergum, we have a RECORD OF INTENT TO MAKE SPECIAL PURCHASE (DOWNTOWN GEM CITY SCULPTURE PROJECT. The Mayor’s Frankfort Future Leaders Advisory Council has designed this. The total cost of this project will be $18,100.00, which will be paid out of Edit and BOWS – Downtown Improvements. NTK is helping to raise money to offset the costs of this project. Jim Siegfried made the motion to accept the Record of Intent to make a special purchase. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed.
RESOLUTION 17-08: A RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO RENAME A PORTION OF COUNTY ROAD 200 W. TO ROY SCOTT PARKWAY. Jim Siegfried made the motion to pass Resolution 17-08. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Les Bergum, Attorney, opened bids for the demolition of 1110 John St. The bids include demolishing the residential structure, removing and disposing of all debris. They are as follows:
Howe Construction $14,500.00
H & D Removal 10,250.00
Ridenour & Sons Excavating 18,000.00
Jim Siegfried made the motion to award the bid to H & D Removal for $10,250.00. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed.
NEW BUSINESS: None
CLAIMS: Claims were presented. Jim Siegfried made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 2-0. The claim docket was signed.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the board adjourned the meeting.