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Board of Public Works Meeting Minutes – May 22, 2019

The Board of Public Works and Safety met in a regular meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 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.  Jack Dodd then prayed.  Ken Estes, Jim Siegfried, John Kirby, Jason Forsythe, Troy Bacon, Joe Ruch, Kevin Evans,  Annie Bacon,  Les Bergum, Judy Sheets and Barb Conner were present. Travis Sheets, Sam Payne and Jack Dodd were absent.

MINUTES:  The minutes of the May 8, 2019 regular meeting were presented.  Ken Estes made the motion to approve the minutes from May 8, 2019. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3-0.

PUBLIC COMMENT:    Nate and Ben Waninger, members of the Sheltered Reality, came before the Board of Works to ask them to wave the noise ordinance on Sun. July 28th at 1:00.  They will be having a sizzling drum bash.  There will be 20-30 drummers at St. Matthews.  Jim Siegfried made the motion to wave the noise ordinance on July 28th at 1:00.  Ken Estes seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3-0.

ATTORNEY: Les Bergum opened bids for the Columbia  Street paving.

Rieth Riley Construction –                   $56,410.00
Milestone Contractors                           63,200.00
Triangle Asphalt Paving                        53,420.00

Mayor McBarnes said he would open the floor up for discussion.  Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve Triangle Asphalt Paving for the Columbia St. Paving.  Ken Estes seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3-0.  Les presented the agency agreement with Shook Agency.  Ken Estes made the motion to approve the agreement with Shook Agency.  Jim Siegfried seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3-0.

Les presented Resolution 19-09.

RESOLUTION 19-09 – A RESOLUTION TO AID FRANKFORT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BUILDING TRADES CORPORATION WITH GRANT.  It was reported that there was an empty lot on Main Street that the City was wanting to assist the Building Trades in purchasing.  Gary Crum and Mike Kelley were at the meeting on behalf of the Building Trades.  Mike Kelley spoke saying the saddest thing is finding a place to build a home on. He reported that this year the class had 36 students.  Mike said that the Open House was a phenomon.   The class will build a 1440 square ft. house.  They will begin working on the house on July 30th.  Mayor McBarnes thanked Mike and Gary.  Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve Resolution 19-09.  Ken Estes seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3-0.  Mayor McBarnes said the check could be cut after it has been signed.

RESOLUTION 19-08 – A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE SALE OF REAL ESTATE.  Ken Estes made the motion to approve Resolution 19-08.  Jim Siegfried seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3-0.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR:  Annie Bacon, reported that there are 2 projects going on. There is a service project with Healthy Communities and a Quality of Place.  Annie brought before the Board a Professional Services Administration contract for the mural on a Clinton Street building.  This will be paid out of Edit-Future Leaders.  Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve the Professional Services and Administration Contract.  Ken Estes seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3-0.  Annie reported that there would be a Hispanic community event on Oct. 5th at Prairie Creek Park.

POLICE DEPARTMENT:  Troy Bacon, Police Chief, reported that he had a special event request from Larry McBee. .  They will need Clinton between Jackson and Main Street closed.  The event starts at 10:00.  Ken Estes made the motion to approve the special event.  Jim Siegfried seconded the motion.  Motion passed with 3 ayes.

FIRE DEPARTMENT:    Fire Chief, John Kirby, reported that they are having a Great live burn training.  They are burning a house down on Friday morning at 9:00 a.m.  He said Tony Miller the owner of the house on 457 Hoke Ave. was making hot dogs at 11:00 and everyone was invited.  Chief Kirby said there is a burn camp starting on May 29th.  He would like to send a fire truck.  He said they will see all the kids that have been burnt.  The burn camp is by Monticello at Camp Tecumseh.   Mayor McBarnes said it sounded good.   Chief Kirby reported that he has been looking around the Departments to see what needs to be done.  He said station 3 needed to be painted.  He contacted Billie Wheeler.  He gave a price of $1500.00 to power wash, scrape and paint.  Jim Siegfried said it sounded like a good price.  Mayor McBarnes told Chief Kirby to get it done.   New appliances – how to max a hydrant out.  He said it depended on who trained you as to how you max a hydrant.  Chief Kirby said all crews should be consistent on maxing hydrants.   Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve the new appliances.  Ken Estes seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3-0.

STREET DEPARTMENT:   Jason Forsythe, Street Superintendent, reminded the Department Heads that Rick Gates will start taking pictures.  Jason discussed Stop signs on Road 0.  He gave infor on LED stop signs.  Mayor McBarnes suggested solar panel signs.  Ken Estes made the motion to add stop signs running east and west on County Rd. 0.  Jim Siegfried seconded the motion.  Motion passed 3-0.

BUILDING INSPECTOR,, Kevin Evans, reported that Ron’s Quick Mart is down.  He also said the R & A Plastics has been summonsed.  Rural King has a lot of holes in their parking lot.  They are going to repave their lot.  Donaldson’s are starting to grade their property and the EMS are busy sanding.

PARKS DEPARTMENT: Joe Ruch, Working Supervisor, stated that they hired a new zoo attendant.  He said he needed the Board to approve Tamara Segura.  Jim Siegfried made the motion to hire Tamara Segura as a zoo attendant.  Ken Estes seconded the motion.   Motion passed 3-0.  Joe said starting Friday the zoo hours are 1-3:00 and 5-7:00.  Joe also reported that they wanted to approve Phillips Greenhouse to water the hanging baskets and flowers for $7,500.00.  Joe mentioned that they had contacted Hardesty and Warren to bid it, but they were not interested.  Ken Estes made the motion to approved Phillips Greenhouse for the watering of the flowers.  Jim Siegfried seconded the motion.

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 3-0.

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the board Mayor McBarnes adjourned the meeting.

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