The Board of Public Works and Safety met in a regular meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 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. Mayor McBarnes 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.
MINUTES: The minutes of the April 11, 2018 regular meeting were presented. Jim Siegfried made the motion to accept the minutes as presented. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Chief, Troy Bacon, said they have a new hire. He has gone through an extensive hiring process. Mayor McBarnes did Zachary Nichols Oath of Office. Mayor McBarnes called a brief recess at 2:15. Mayor McBarnes reopened the Board of Works meeting at 2:18.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: Ben & Nate Waninger from Lafayette spoke. They are SR members (shelter reality). They came before the board to ask that the Board of Works wave the City Noise Ordinance on July 29th for 2 hours, because there is going to be 50 – 75 drummers. This will take place in the field by St. Matthews. Mayor McBarnes made the motion to wave the Noise Ordinance from 12-6:00 on July 29th. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Jim Siegfried abstained.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Chief, Troy Bacon, said they interviewed both companies that submitted bids for the building of a new Police Dept. He also said that they are needing a new In car radio for their 32nd officer. Chief Bacon said that they would take it out of LIT – vehicles (249001459.013). Ken Estes made the motion to approve the purchasing of an In Car Radio for the Police Dept. out of LIT Vehicles. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
ATTORNEY: Les Bergum, Attorney, said he had a Resolution.
RESOLUTION 18-07: A RESOLUTION DECLARING EQUIPMENT AS SURPLUS AND AUTHORIZING TRADE FOR REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT. Jim Siegfried made the motion to adopt Resolution 18-07. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. Les also said that the bids for the Purchase of 1456 Central Avenue will be due on May 22nd. He also said they do not have to be closed bids.
PARKS DEPARTMENT: Travis Sheets, Park Superintendent, said that he has a new hire for the Neighborhood Center. It will be a Custodial position. He wants to hire Misty Ward part time for the position. Jim Siegfried made the motion to hire Misty Ward part time as a custodian at the Neighborhood Center. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. Travis also said that he donated 4 Family passes to the Pool at the Casino night. He said that he talked to Jim Siegfried to get permission to do this. Travis also said that he bid the large restroom work. He said he is going to contract Phil Keck to do the work. He received a bid from him for $25,500.00. It is for the walls on the inside, which is a major portion of the job. He is going to take it out of CCD Park Restrooms Improvements (402001451.012). Mayor McBarnes said that he and Travis had been in Prairie Creek Park donor meetings all day.
STREET DEPARTMENT: Jason Forsythe, Street Superintendent, said that Maggie with the Summer Reading program is wanting to close Columbia St. to the Old Indiana Bell alley part of Clinton St. on June 1 from 3-8:00. It is the kick off for their Summer Reading program. Ken Estes made the motion to close Columbia to Old Indiana Bell alley on June 1 from 3-8:00. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. Jason said he has received calls from concerned resident about the corner of Gentry St. and Barner St. They think it should be a 4-way stop. Chief Bacon said that it used to be a 4-way and he doesn’t know why they changed it. There was discussion about this. They will be looking into this. Jason said with the efforts from Mayor McBarnes and Heath VanNatter the railroad from Williams to Hoke will be removed. Jason also said that there is going to be a meeting concerning Safe Routes to School on May 2 at 10:30 at INDOT Headquarters. He said the contractors are excited to get moving
BUILDING INSPECTOR, Sam Payne, Building Inspector, said that he and Jason Forsythe are having a tree removed at the corner of VanBuren and Morrison. He said that the City will pay for it, but he will bill CSX Railroad for it. He said this will be paid out of Edit. He said he had 2 complaints on 657 S. 6th St. The person didn’t do anything about it and he says it is unfit for Human Occupancy. Sam also said that he is wanting to buy a paper towel rack to put by their sink in the conference room. He also wants to hang a Code Enforcement sign above Kat’s office. Mayor McBarnes said that is reasonable and he agrees with it. Sam also said that he had the mowing and sidewalk contracts and they have been signed.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Fire Chief, John Kirby, said that he would like to get radios for everyone in the Department. He and Ed drafted a letter that he would like to give to the Safety people in the Industry Park and try to get the radios next year. Mayor McBarnes said he felt like Chief Kirby needed to make some adjustments to his letter. Jim Siegfried said he agrees to go to the Industry with the right letter. Chief Kirby said he would revise the letter. Chief Kirby also said that the Battle of the Badges is Saturday night. He said they will only have a men’s game, because they couldn’t get enough women to play. The game will be at 7:30. He said they have raised $6,995 in 2 years. May 3rd is the mock drill and May 4th is the mock car crash. Chief Kirby said June 18th is the Golf Scramble. This will raise money for the Dick Sheets and Dave Elliott Scholarship fund. This will take place at the Frankfort Commons. Chief Kirby said their new patio is being poured at the Department.
HUMAN RESOURCES: Jack Dodd
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None
NEW BUSINESS: Jim Siegfried said that they had an application from someone to sell ice cream from a truck. After discussion on this they said they couldn’t pass it since there was an ordinance prohibiting it. Ordinance 110.02.
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.