The Board of Public Works and Safety met in a regular meeting on January 9, 2012 in the Council Chambers at 301 E Clinton Street, Frankfort, Indiana at 2:00 PM., the following action was taken.
Mayor Chris McBarnes called the meeting to order and led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor McBarnes then prayed. Tom Ransom, Ken Estes, Glenn Talbot, Sam Payne, John Kirby, George Belmore, Les Bergum, and Judy Suter were present.
The minutes of the December 27, 2011 special meeting were presented. Tom Ransom made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 27, 2011 special meeting. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Deputy Police Chief Glenn Talbot presented a thank you from Tim Morgan’s family. Deputy Chief Talbot reported the following: they are assessing the rank structure, three officers will be attending Instructor Training so that there can be in house training at the department, new emails will be put into effect, two computers are not working at the department, the department will be receiving $3443 from the Drug & Alcohol Coalition grant, vaccinations need to be updated and the cost will be approximately $2695. Deputy Chief Talbot presented the following list of fixed assets that had been removed from the police department and taken to Old Stoney for storage: Tag#01926, #03732, #11108, #02122, #02333, #11002, #10028, and other items with no numbers, a Polaroid Camera, 26 Office phones, Panasonic Fax Machine, Metal 2 drawer cabinet, Minolta Copy Machine. Tom Ransom made a motion to remove the fixed assets from the police department. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Fire Chief John Kirby reported the following: Spring cleaning has begun in the rooms and the garage, they are working on the fitness/wellness facility, January 17,18, and 19 the crews will be working on the garage, he has met with EMA Director Darrell Sanders, Central Dispatch Director Renee Crick, District 4 Commanders, and County Fire Chiefs, working with the Frankfort High School on a mock car accident the week before the Prom, thanked the Mayor from the Morgan family, has talked to WalMart about a Safety Day.
Parks/Street Superintendent George Belmore reported that the moral is high at the Parks and Street Department. The Parks has been taking down the Christmas lights.
Parks/Street Superintendent George Belmore reported that the salt has been delivered and the trucks are ready to go. Mayor McBarnes asked about the equipment. George reported that two trucks are on their last leg. George reported that the alleys need graded. A citizen asked about the possibility of contracting someone to do the grading. Jake Myers suggested that maybe the County would train an employee of the City to run a grader.
Building Inspector Sam Payne stated that Jill Snyder had requested an extension for the dumpster on West Clinton Street. Tom Ransom made a motion to approve the two week extension for the dumpster. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed. Sam asked that the permit fee for Habitat for Humanity at 209 West Boone Street be waived. Tom Ransom made a motion to waive the permit fee for Habitat For Humanity. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed. Sam reported that he had been working with Shan Sheridan and Mark Mills to clean up some zoning issues.
Les Bergum presented a Public Notice in reference to replacing the existing Bridge No 504 on East Morrison Street over Prairie Creek. Les stated that the Clinton County Commissioners had requested the bridge work.
Mayor McBarnes asked about the natural gas odor on East Walnut Street. Fire Chief Kirby stated that they formed a perimeter and Vectren was called. An oil spill was found and they put absorba liquid on it. Mayor McBarnes asked about any immediate danger.
Ed Shanks of Chesapeake Electronic Recycling presented information and offered solutions for electronic recycling. Les Bergum asked if they took large appliances. Ed Shanks stated that they do not take large appliances. Mayor McBarnes asked how much notice would be needed to get the containers. Mr. Shanks stated about 7 days. Tom Ransom asked what other communities use them. Mr. Shanks stated that he could provide references. Mr. Shanks stated that there is no charge for this service.
Mayor McBarnes introduced Susan Nelson. Susan stated that she could provide the City with consulting services for communications and grant writing. Susan stated that this would include community counseling, problem solving, website assistance, news releases, communications to employees. Mayor McBarnes stated that the City would like to focus on grants. Susan provided information on grants she had worked on. No decision was made.
Mayor McBarnes stated that Friday, January 13th Vern Kasper turns 90 and they will be celebrating this at the Country Club, and he would like to have a proclamation making that Vern Kasper Day. Ken Estes made a motion to proclaim Friday January 13th as Vern Kasper Day. Tom Ransom seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Judy Suter, Clerk-Treasurer, presented the following City employees Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statements for approval: Joseph Sheets, Kenneth Estes, Thomas Ransom, Ron Bogard, and Joseph Palmer. Tom Ransom made a motion to approve the Conflict of Interest Disclosures. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Sam Payne requested permission for Wes Hickson, 54 West Clinton Street, to have a dumpster for two weeks. Tom Ransom made a motion to approve the dumpster at 54 West Clinton Street for two weeks. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Claims were presented. Tom Ransom made a motion to approve the claims as presented. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed. The claim docket was signed.
There being no further business to come before the Board, Tom Ransom made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Meeting adjourned.