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Board of Public Works Meeting Minutes – November 27, 2017

The Board of Public Works and Safety met in a regular meeting on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Council Chamber, 301 East Clinton Street, Frankfort, Indiana. The following action was taken:

Mayor McBarnes called the meeting to order and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance. Ken Estes then prayed. Mayor McBarnes, Ken Estes, Jim Siegfried, Troy Bacon, Jason Forsythe, John Kirby, Sam Payne, Travis Sheets, Les Bergum, Judy Sheets and Barb Conner were present. Jack Dodd was absent.

MINUTES: The minutes of the November 13, 2017 regular meeting were presented. Jim Siegfried made the motion to accept the minutes as presented. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None

STREET DEPARTMENT: Jason Forsythe, Street Superintendent, said he has hired Keegan Walker for a part time position. He will start work on Dec. 4th as long as the Board approves him. Ken Estes made the motion to accept the hiring of Keegan Walker. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. Jason said that he received a quote from Best Equipment for a new trash truck. The quote is under what has been budgeted. The City logal will be put on it. The bid from Best Equipment was $151,577.50. Jim Siegfried made the motion to accept the Special purchase resolution. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. Mayor McBarnes said there was going to be an unveiling of a large piece of art on Thursday at 12:00 between Pepe’s and The Farmers Bank. He said that everyone was invited. Mayor McBarnes said the Street Dept. was putting it up on Wed. night and it would be covered, so nobody would be able to see it until the unveiling.

BUILDING INSPECTOR: Sam Payne, Building Inspector,   said that he had a notice of unpaid costs to take the building down on Jackson St. The total cost was $26,523.55. Sam said they have received a DNR report and they just needed to make sure that nothing has changed. Sam talked about the Storm that happened Nov. 18th. He said that WalMart had water in the store so they made them close. Garney Jenkins had some damage on his property at 54 Maish Rd. The First Church of the Nazarene, there steeple was damaged. He also mentioned that Francisco properties had roof damage at the Plaza. Sam also introduced Casey Baetz as his new employee. He started work today. Mayor McBarnes welcomed Casey aboard.

FIRE DEPARTMENT: Fire Chief, John Kirby, said, since 2012 they have tested their hoses every year. This year there were 4 bad sections. Chief Kirby said he is wanting to purchase 10 section of hose, because he wants to have 6- 50 ft. sections as spares. It can be paid out of 249001451.013.   Ken Estes made the motion to approve the purchase of 10 new sections of hose. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. Chief Kirby said that every 15 years they replace their air bottles. They received a quote from 5Alarm. They will come and inspect all of their MSA equipment. The quote is for 11 MSA Air Bottles for $8,712.00. Chief Kirby said the new air bottles will adapt to the new air pacts.   Jim Siegfried made the motion to accept the bid from 5Alarm for $8,712.00. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. In 2018 he said that they have $182,000.00 budgeted out of Public Safety LOIT for new air pacts. They have a quote for $179,767.00 from 5Alarm. Chief Kirby said that he went around to the Fire stations and came up with a list of building improvements they have done. A few of those are: APEX security, Garage floor, truck bays doors, and rewired in Headquarters. He introduced Todd Miller with 5Alarm. Todd Miller gave a demonstration on the new air packs.

PARKS DEPARTMENT: Travis Sheets, Park Superintendent, said that the Christmas lights are on at the Park. There have been some major changes, the lights are brighter. They did have a few electrical issues, but they have those worked out. Travis also said that they are decorating the Downtown and they are needing people to help. He said their add campaign is underway for the Park lights. They have distributed placemats to the restaurants and their commercial has been airing on Channel 13. He also said that if anybody has pumpkins the park will gladly accept them, because it is great food for the animals. Ken Estes mentioned that there are 2 lights out on the baseball diamond and they think they have somebody to climb it to fix them. Mayor McBarnes mentioned to Travis that he needs to encumber funds for the basketball court for next year. The TPA Park restrooms are finished and Ostler’s should be handing over the keys.

ATTORNEY: Les Bergum, said that he is working with Chief Bacon on a Pan Handler Ordinance. Les checked with Building Inspector Sam Payne to make sure that the demolition of the Blinn property had been completed. He also said the RDC meeting for that evening had been cancelled.

POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Chief, Troy Bacon, said the Christmas parade will be at 3:00 on Saturday and the Department will be directing traffic. Chief Bacon also said that Chris Salva is a squad leader at the police academy.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None

NEW BUSINESS: Mayor McBarnes said that the next Council meeting would be Dec. 5th.

CLAIMS: Claims were presented. Ken Estes made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. The claim docket was signed.

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the board Mayor McBarnes adjourned the meeting.