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Board of Public Works Special Meeting Minutes – November 14, 2018

The Board of Public Works and Safety met in a regular meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 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. Jim Siegfried, Ken Estes, Troy Bacon, John Kirby, Jason Forsythe, Sam Payne, Travis Sheets, Les Bergum, Judy Sheets and Barb Conner were present.

MINUTES:  The minutes of the October 24, 2018 regular meeting were presented.  The minutes of the special meeting on November 7, 2018 were also presented. Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve the minutes for October 24th and November 7th.   Ken Estes seconded the motion.  Motion passed 2-0.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  Larry Laughner was here to talk about the pupper plunge on Jan. 1.   He said it is free to the public.  It is a way to get the community involved.  He said there would be a sock hop dance on Friday.  He said there would also be an ice dance.  There will be hot chocolate and coffee and Jay Large will be the DJ.  Larry said they would like to close Washington St. between Jackson & Main St.  The event will be from 12:00-2:00 or 3:00.  Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve the closure of Washington St.  Ken Estes seconded the motion.  Motion passed 2-0.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:  Troy Bacon, Police Chief, said he had information of the speed trailer radars.  He said these were graffiti and damage resistant, etc… When the Board of Works is ready, Chief Bacon said that he had all of the information.  He recommends MPH Industry for the speed patrol trailer.  They are $6,439.00.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:  John Kirby, Fire Chief, said he posted a job on the City site.  He said it will be open until Dec. 7th.  Chief Kirby said the candidates have to take their CPAP and agility tests.  Jack Dodd spoke and said that the candidates would have to pay for their tests.  He said it was called Barrier to employment.  Chief Kirby said that he ordered 12 sections of 1 3/4 inch hose.  He said he needed to ratify the purchase.  It would be $1,344.00 and he wants to pay it out of 412001420.000.  Jim Siegfried made the motion to ratify the purchase.  Ken Estes seconded the motion.  Chief Kirby said that Engine 2 has a Ball in take relief valve that needs replaced.  He said it was going to be $1,118.00 and he would purchase it from MES and take it out of 412001420.000.  Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve the purchase.  Ken Estes seconded the motion.  Chief Kirby said he is needing to order 20 class room chairs, since they host the High School classes.  He said he would pay for them out of 412001400.000.  Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve the purchase of 20 chairs and pay for them out of 412001400.000.  Ken Estes seconded the motion.  Motion passed 2-0.

STREET DEPARTMENT:  Jason Forsythe, Street Superintendent, said he lost another part timer that took a full time job, so he has the position posted.  He has a new INDOT LPA contract for Phase 1 & 2.  Jason thanked Les for helping with the railroad project.  We are wanting them to remove the tracks, because they haven’t been used in years.  Les said he would change some wording in the contract and get it signed and sent back to them.

BUILDING INSPECTOR:  Sam Payne, Building Inspector, said he had a request from 959 S. Third St. to get a permit extension.  Jim Siegfried made the motion to extend 959 S. Third St. permit for 60 days.  Ken Estes seconded the motion.  Motion passed.  Sam said that Calvin Horton was here at the meeting and is wanting his 2nd permit extension.  Mr. Horton has the garage down and said he is needing 2 weeks max.  They discussed this and decided to give him a 30 day extension.  Jim Siegfried made the motion to extend 259 S. Second St. permit 30 days.  Ken Estes seconded the motion.  Motion passed.  Sam said that Donaldson’s is starting their footers next week.  He said every day they will be doing inspections.  Sam said that Bell machine is framed.  He also said that the deadline for R & A Plastics is coming up quick.  Sam said they are buying new IPads and covers from Verizon.  The cost is $849.00.   Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve the purchase of new Ipads and Covers.  Ken Estes seconded the motion.  Motion passed.

PARKS DEPARTMENT:  Travis Sheets, Park Superintendent, said the lights are coming along.  They are about 85% complete.  Travis also said that  he would like to accept the bid from the Eldridge family to run the concession stand for Christmas.  They are donating $200.00 to the Park.  Jim Siegfried made the motion to accept the Eldridge family running the concession stand.  Ken Estes seconded the motion.  Motion passed.

HUMAN RESOURCES; Jack Dodd, Human Resources, Nothing

ATTORNEY:  Les Bergum, Attorney, said that we would be having the closings on the 1457 Central Ave and 606 E. Clinton St. properties.  He also said that the Board needed to ratify the notice of bidding for the fuel bids.  Jim Siegfried made the motion to ratify the notice of biddings for the fuel bids.  Ken Estes seconded the motion.  Motion passed.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None

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.

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

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