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Board of Public Works Meeting Minutes – June 27, 2018

The Board of Public Works and Safety met in a regular meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 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, Jason Forsythe, Ed Cripe, Sam Payne, Joe Ruch, Les Bergum, Jack Dodd, Judy Sheets and Barb Conner were present. Mayor McBarnes was absent.

MINUTES: The minutes of the June 13, 2018 regular meeting were presented. Jim Siegfried made the motion to accept the minutes as presented. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 2-0.


POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Chief, Troy Bacon, said that he had an air conditioner go out, which controls the basement and the property room. He said he received 2 bids. One bid was from Jim’s Heating & Air Conditioning for the amount of $3,887.00. The other bid was from TL Myers for a total of $5,100.00. He said that he wants to go with Jim’s Heating and Air Conditioning bid and they will start on Monday. He said that he would like to ratify the bid. Jim Siegfried made a motion to ratify Jim’s Heating and Air Conditioning bid. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 2-0. Chief Bacon said that he had some police equipment that he would like to transfer to Greentown Police Dept. This equipment goes into the Crown Vic’s. He said after this year, they will not have any more Crown Vic’s. The list of equipment is:

Jotto Desk Console

Gambler Johnson laptop stand

911 EP Traffic advisor Red/Amber/Blue removed from back window

Federal Signal PA300 Siren

(2) Tomar RECT-14 Red/Blue LED lights-removed from front bumper

(2) Whelen Mirror Beam Dual Color Red/Blue

(2) Whelen TIR 3 Red/Blue lights-removed from license plate area

(3) 800 MHZ “stubby” antenna- 2 from top of car and 1from truck lid

Whelen Deck light Red/Blue-removed from back window deck

Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve the transfer of Equipment to the Greentown Police Dept. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 2-0. Chief Bacon said he had other assets that he wants to dispose of, he said they aren’t worth putting in the City auction. They are:

Tag #11127 Motorola Radio Receiver

Tag # 02649 Motorola Radio Receiver

Tag # 02651 Motorola Radio Receiver

Tag # 11128 Motorola Radio Receiver

Tag # 02653 Motorola Radio Receiver

No tag Motorola Radio Receiver

Tag # (not readable) Motorola Radio Receiver – Spectra

Tag # 02328 Motorola Radio Receiver

Tag # 02407 Motorola Radio Receiver

No Tag Motorola Radio Receiver

Tag # 02406 Motorola Radio Receiver

Tag # 02648 Motorola Radio Receiver

Tag # 02602 Motorola Radio Receiver

Tag # 02667 Motorola Radio Receiver

Jim Siegfried made the motion to dispose of the assets. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 2-0. Chief Bacon said that he did a press release for a drug arrest of 2 people. He said the reason he did the press release, because it was a substantial amount of drugs. He also said that K9 Officer Otto assisted in the arrest.

FIRE DEPARTMENT: Assistant Fire Chief, Ed Cripe, said that Engine 2 is having brake issues, but Center Twp. Will be paying for the repairs. The Fire contracts are being updated. Assistant Chief Cripe also said that they are doing landscaping around the station. They have cut some trees down. He also said that Chief Bacon had given them a couple of names for signs. He said they would like to do steel signs and it was mentioned that Ben Sutter did them. Ken Estes said that he would involve the students. There was some discussion about signs. Jim Siegfried told Ed that he would like to be in the meetings with the sign companies, because the City is wanting some more.

STREET DEPARTMENT: Jason Forsythe, Street Superintendent, said that he has another asset removal. He said these would be going to the City auction.

No tags 30 various city street signs

Jason also said that they will be working on Boomer St. Saturday morning. They will be wedging it, cleaning and paving. He said that Reith Riley will be doing the work. Jason said that the recycling through May is $1,690.00 in the black. He said the single stream goes up when gas prices goes up. Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve the removal of assets. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 2-0.

BUILDING INSPECTOR, Sam Payne, Building Inspector, said that he approved a dumpster for 1005 Central Ave. He said that Chief Kirby will be going there to make sure it will be far enough away from the fire hydrant. He said that 257 N. Young needs to finish a fence and they want a 30 day extension. 510 E. McClurg needs to do some electrical and they are wanting a 30 day extension. He also said that 552 N. Hoke is wanting a 6 month extension. Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve the 2 – 30 day extensions and the 6 month extension. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 2-0. Sam said that they received $41,748.40 from Miller Pipe Lines for street cuts. He also said that we received $8,388.00 from Liens.

PARKS DEPARTMENT, Joe Ruch, Working Supervisor, said they need approval for up to $14,000.00 to buy adaptive playground equipment. He said he wasn’t sure where they were going to pay it from. Ken Estes made the motion to approve the purchase for adaptive playground equipment up to $14,000.00. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed 2-0. Joe said that they have hired 2 new zoo keepers. They are Hillary Martinez and Michaela Buckalew. He said that they will replace Noel Bacon and Caden Stein. Jim Siegfried made the motion to accept the new zoo keepers. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed. Joe said they have a lot of items going to the auction.

Tag # 02700 Craftsman Bandsaw                                       No tag wall cabinet

Tag #11613 Craftsman Elec Planer                                     Tag # 04315 metal desk

No tag Sod cutter                                                                        Tag #11632 mid states Farm king heater

Tag #’s 04629 & 04630 2 motorola portable radios              No tag John Deere JS60 mower

No tag Truck radio and 1 radio booster                                No tag Cub cadet mower

No tag   Hot dog roaster                                                   No tag 1993 GMC Truck

No tag Lawn aerator                                                         Tag #01734 Fax machine

Tag # 11565 Club car battery charger                                  No tag metal file cabinet

Tag # 11566 Club car battery charger                                  No tag card table

No tag salt spreader                                                          No tag 3 glider chairs

No tag water tank                                                                        No tag metal desk

No tag Metal shearer                                                        No tag popcorn machine

No tag Lincoln stick welder                                               No tag wood swinging doors

No tag Coke cooler                                                          No tag coffee pot

No tag Snow fence                                                           No tag 8 Playground animals

Tag # 06896 & 06902 5 black chairs – only 2 have tags        No tag wood shelf

No tag 2 truck toppers                                                      Tag #11531 Royal 325 CX Cash register

No tag tool box for truck                                                   Tag #11585 Steam table

Tag # 11598 Sharp microwave oven                                   No tag cotton candy machine

No tag snow cone machine                                                No tag White beard (Neighborhood Center)

No tag telephones (3) (Neighborhood Center)

No tag Computer monitor (Neighborhood Center)

No tag VCR (Neighborhood Center)

No tag Desk chair (Neighborhood Center)

No tag Rolling cart (Neighborhood Center)

HUMAN RESOURCES: Jack Dodd, Human Resource, said that he is updating the employee hand book.

ATTORNEY: Les Bergum, Attorney, said that he received new AIA documents from KJG Architecture. We need their correct insurance. The pre design services for Phase 2 are $48,000.00. Les said the addendum looks fine. He recommended that the Board approve the 101-2017 with Troy’s approval. Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve the AIA document B101-2017. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 2-0. The Mayor will just need to sign the document. Ken Estes thanked Les for everything he has done. Jim Siegfried said that he did an excellent job with Phase 1.


NEW BUSINESS: Ken Estes said there was an excellent article on the Park in the Clinton County Daily News. Conflict of Interest from John Kirby. Jim Siegfried made a motion to approve the conflict of interest for John Kirby. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 2-0. Joe Palmer spoke on behalf of Main Street. He said that they are going to need to utilize some streets for the Hot Dog Festival. Joe said they will need Clinton St. towards Old Stoney. He also said they are planning on leaving Washington St. opened. Chief Bacon said that the Community bike parade on the 4th of July will start at 10:00. They will be on Clay St., East St. and head up Harvard Terrace. The roads will be closed for about an hour. He said that Kristin Beardsley usually heads it up.

CLAIMS: Claims were presented. Ken Estes made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed 2-0. The claim docket was signed.

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the board Ken Estes adjourned the meeting.