The Board of Public Works and Safety met in a regular meeting on Wednesday, June 13, 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. Judy Sheets then prayed. Mayor McBarnes, Ken Estes, Jim Siegfried, Troy Bacon, Jason Forsythe, John Kirby, Sam Payne, Travis Sheets, Les Bergum, Jack Dodd, Judy Sheets and Barb Conner were present.
MINUTES: The minutes of the May 23, 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. The minutes for the Special meeting on June 6, 2018 were presented. Ken Estes made the motion to accept the minutes as presented. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: Gena Carson came before the Board to discuss playground equipment at the Parks. She said that she is the mom of a severe handicapped child. Gena would like to see the Parks buy some adaptive playground equipment. She said adaptive equipment is different than regular equipment. Gena and the concerned citizens would like to raise money for this, but they would like it to go through a City donations fund. They would like to work with the City and the Parks Dept. on this. Mayor McBarnes asked her if she could put together how she would like to see this handled and the equipment that she would like. He said that we need to be on the same page. Mayor McBarnes also asked where she would like to have the equipment first. Gina said that she would like to have it at a smaller park, like Green St., Dorner or East side. Mayor McBarnes said he would like to see it implemented this year. He thanked Gena for bringing it forward, saying that it isn’t something they would have thought of.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Chief, Troy Bacon, said that he has 2 purchases he would like to make. He is wanting to purchase 4 handguns, 6hr. P226 from Vance’s Law Enforcement for $2,600.00. Chief Bacon said he would like to take it out of 101008212.000. Ken Estes made the motion to accept the purchase from Vance’s for 4 handguns. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. Chief Bacon said he was wanting to purchase 4 patrol rifles for $4,170.00 and 8 magazines for $119.68 from Windham Weaponry. He has a record of intent to make special purchase. He would also pay for this out of 101008212.000. Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve the Record of Intent to Make Special Purchase. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Fire Chief, John Kirby, said that he had a purchase request for the Hazmat technicians. He would like to purchase 12 new air bottles for Hazmat. The cost would be $17,592.75 from 5 Alarm. He would take $14,500.00 out of 412001430.000 and the remaining would come out of 101006234.001. Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve the purchase of 12 new air bottles. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. Chief Kirby said that he is wanting to purchase 6 suits from Northside Sales Co. The price would be $5,048.78 and he wants to pay it out of 101006234.001. Ken Estes made the motion to approve the purchase of suits and pay it out of 101006234.001. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
STREET DEPARTMENT: Jason Forsythe, Street Superintendent said there was a $3,000.00 increase in the Safe Routes to School contract. Jim Siegfried made the motion to accept the new contract. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. The contract was signed. Jason said that they have started the Safe Routes to School on White St. They will be there for the next 10 days and then go to Fairgrounds and Clay Street. He said it is going well. Jason also said he has some fixed asset removals. He said he has 128 sign posts and 23 street signs that he will be throwing away. Items to be sold at the auction on June 30th are:
- No tag -5000 watt generator
- No tag – 5000 watt generator
- Tag #04598 – 14 ft. handmade equipment trailer
- Tag # 04859 – chain saw chain sharpener
- Tag # 04261 OTC diesel fuel injection nozzle tester
- No tag – front blade from Champion C80 road grader
- No tag – Old blue steel recycle bins
- No tag – tire cage for airing up split rim wheel
- Tag #04589 – Solar heavy duty booster battery
- No tag – 484 various street signs
Ken Estes made the motion to accept the removal of assets. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
BUILDING INSPECTOR, Sam Payne, Building Inspector, said he has 5 properties going before the Hearing Authority. Sam said that Bell Machine is wanting to vacate a alley that hasn’t been used in 30 years. He said he will get with Les on the procedure for closing it. He said that he has given Mr. Serrino until July 30th to get his work completed. Sam also said that Jaylyn Waggoner sold a property to Nathaniel Shaw and he will be cleaning it up.
PARKS DEPARTMENT, Travis Sheets, Park Superintendent, introduced Patrick Beard as the artist at the Park. There was some discussion with Patrick on some ideas that he has. Travis also said that the pool plumbing has been repaired and the pumps would be turned on tomorrow. He also said that the pool would open Friday or Saturday. Travis received a bid from TL Myers for $3,200.00 for an air conditioning unit at the Neighborhood Center. He wants to pay it out of 101005361.000 (BOW Building Repairs). Ken Estes made the motion to accept the bid from TL Myers and pay it out of 101005361.000. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. Mayor McBarnes told Travis that he should implement the purchase of 2 adaptive swings for Green St. Park. Ken Estes and Jim Siegfried were both in favor of the purchase. Mayor McBarnes said maybe that would help their donations.
HUMAN RESOURCES, Jack Dodd, Human Resource, said that he has a copy of a policy on what HSA is and how we are paying this out to the employees. Jim Siegfried made the motion to accept the HSA policy. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
ATTORNEY: Les Bergum, Attorney, said they have a special purchase for intent to purchase rifles. Ken Estes made the motion to accept the Special purchase. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. Les said that we received 1 bid for the property at 1456 Central Avenue. There was a $5,000.00 minimum bid. The bid was received from Pluhar Properties for $3,005.00. Mayor McBarnes said he felt like the Board should accept this bid. Jim Siegfried made the motion to accept the bid from Pluhar Properties for the purchase of 1456 Central Ave. Ken Estes seconded the motion. There was discussion with Sam Payne on things Ed Pluhar would have to do with the property. Les said that he had Resolution 18-09.
RESOLUTION 18-09 : A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING TRANSFER OF REAL ESTATE. Les said that the City would deed real estate for Prairie Creek to the RDA through the lease to the RDC for $1.00, through a Quitclaim Deed. Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve Resolution 18-09. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None
NEW BUSINESS: None
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.