The Board of Public Works and Safety met in a regular meeting on January 23, 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 January 9, 2012 regular meeting were presented. Tom Ransom made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 9, 2012 regular meeting. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Deputy Police Chief Glenn Talbot reported the following: they are proceeding forward with the two computers, they need a rim on a vehicle repaired at an estimate of $158.44, they may need to purchase additional software for the e-tickets at $100 each for 22 laptops, the Clinton County Drug and Alcohol Coalition gave them $3430.00 which will send three officers to three schools, and they have painted the secretary’s office. Mayor McBarnes asked about the information for the website. Deputy Chief Talbot stated that they are working on that. Deputy Chief Talbot presented the BOW a take home car policy that they have been working on. Deputy Chief Talbot asked if they had given any more consideration to the immunizations for the officers. Mayor McBarnes stated that he had contacted Jackson-McCormick and was checking on this. Mayor McBarnes stated that the Board of Works is revisiting the take home car policy and nothing has been finalized on it yet. Deputy Chief Talbot stated that there will be tighter control over the waste of fuel and that they are now using the software for fleet management. Deputy Chief Talbot stated that they would also like to impose a user fee. Mayor McBarnes stated that he feels it is a crime deterrent and give them personal pride.
Fire Chief John Kirby stated that they need a computer for the Secretary and a computer for the Office Manager at the Fire Department. Fire Chief Kirby reported that he had gotten the following quotes: Dell $961.00 and ProByte $699.00. Fire Chief Kirby stated that the Police Department also needed two computers. Tom Ransom made a motion to purchase the four computers, two for the Fire department and two for the Police Department, at $699.00 each from ProByte. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed. Fire Chief Kirby stated that the Fire Pension Board had met and that there will be five firefighters retiring in the next year and a half. Fire Chief Kirby asked if he could send two or three applicants for physicals. Mayor McBarnes stated that he would like for them to just send two applicants for physicals and to get with the Fire Council Committee about the third one. Ken Estes made a motion to approve the Fire Department sending two applicants for physicals. Tom Ransom seconded the motion. Motion passed. Fire Chief Kirby stated that he had the Township Fire Contracts and that he will bring them for approval at a later date. Fire Chief Kirby stated that he is still working on a Fire Prevention Program for senior citizens and with the Boys and Girls Club on a mentoring program.
Parks/Street Superintendent George Belmore reported that they are moving ahead of schedule on removing the Christmas lights. Superintendent Belmore stated that they have interviewed for the Pool Manger position.
Parks/Street Superintendent George Belmore reported that they have had one policy change and that the employees will no longer be working on Holidays. Superintendent Belmore thanked the police department for their assistance with trash calls on Martin Luther King Day. Superintendent Belmore reported that they had changed the locks on the City Landfill. Superintendent Belmore presented the 2011 Recycling report and thanked the probation department for providing help on this. Superintendent Belmore thanked the Sewer Maintenance Department, the Parks Department and others for their assistance with the snow removal.
Building Inspector Sam Payne reported the following: 14 inspections for the county year to date/27 since October 2011, 8 inspections for the city year to date, 9 permits issued year to date, industrial contacts mailed and receiving a positive response, 31 property complaints year to date. Sam asked for a permit extension for Kay Kingma, 1660 East Jefferson Street. Tom Ransom made a motion to approve the permit extension for Kay Kingma, 1660 East Jefferson Street. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed. Sam reported that Katrina Bell has been working with Ben from the County on a grant. Mayor McBarnes asked about the person wanting to donate property for a city impound. Sam stated that the person who owns the old Ramey Vault building on West McClurg Street would like to donate it to the city. Sam stated that some repairs would have to be made and a fence put up. Mayor McBarnes stated that they need to go and check the building out.
Les Bergum stated that he had prepared an ordinance for tonight’s council meeting concerning reestablishing a redevelopment commission. Les stated that he is working with the Clerk-Treasurer on two vehicles which are city owned and being used by the Airport Authority.
RESOLUTION 12-01: A RESOLUTION RENAMING A STREET.
Mayor McBarnes stated that this is to change the name of Country Club Drive and rename it Golf Preserve Lane. Ken Estes made a motion to approve Resolution 12-01 renaming Country Club Drive to Golf Preserve Lane. Tom Ransom seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Thom Davis, Oscar Winski Company, presented information on electronics recycling. Discussion followed. Mayor McBarnes stated that he would like to make a conclusion on this at the next meeting.
Judy Suter, Clerk-Treasurer, presented the following City employees Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statements for approval: Eric Woods, Mike Henry, James Spears, Daniel Davis, Colleen Moore, Nicholas Hillman, and Brad Pickard. Tom Ransom made a motion to approve the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statements. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Judy Suter, Clerk-Treasurer, stated that the FOP had asked about putting letters for their membership drive in the employees’ paychecks. Tom Ransom made a motion to approve the information being put in the paychecks. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Sam Payne requested approval for him and Katrina Bell to attend electrical inspection classes in Lafayette at $410 each. Tom Ransom made a motion to approve Sam and Katrina going to the electrical inspection classes in Lafayette. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Clarence Davis, citizen, presented information on a driving log for police vehicles, so they can identify who is driving them.
Kim Stevens, Main Street, asked permission to engage with department heads on an emergency plan for the Hot Dog Festival. Mayor McBarnes offered any assistance that she might need.
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.