BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
December 18, 2019
The Board of Public Works and Safety met in a special meeting on Wednesday, December 18, 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. Mayor McBarnes, Ken Estes, Jim Siegfried, Troy Bacon, Sam Payne, Jason Forsythe, Travis Sheets, Jack Dodd, Judy Sheets, and Barb Conner were present.
Jason Forsythe, Street Superintendent, said he would like the Board to approve American Structurepoint for Washington Ave. Phase 2. He said that INDOT has approved them. Ken Estes made the motion to award the bid to American Structurepoint. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. Jason said he would like to thank Shrewsberry and Ettica for their bids. He commented that this is for DES #1008236. He also said that Les and INDOT have approved the contract. Jim Siegfried approved the Construction Engineering contract. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0. Attorney Les Bergum said the lowest bidder for the Washington Ave. was Ridenour. Ken Estes made the motion to approve the demolition by Ridenour for 757 Washington Ave. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed with 3 ayes.
RESOLUTION 19-15: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SPECIAL PURCHASE. This is to purchase a bucket truck from Rick Galvin Sales for $37,500.00 for the Parks Department. Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve Resolution 19-15. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
Les Bergum reported that he has money in the Attorney budget that he would like to encumber for next year to pay Attorney, Alicia Albertson to get the Land Bank up and going. Jim Siegfried made the motion to encumber $6,000.00 out of the Attorney appropriation to get the Land Bank up and going. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed with 3 ayes.
It was reported that the last Board of Works meeting would be on December 27th at 2:00.
Clerk-Treasurer, Judy Sheets spoke about Encumbrances.
Attorney, Les Bergum, reported that as of Jan. 1st they would keep Travis Sheets on as an Independent contractor. Jack Dodd stated that he didn’t have any problems with the contract. Les said Travis would need to have insurance if he was going to be driving City vehicles. He said he would need liability insurance and e-verify. Jack said he would recommend with the exceptions. Mayor McBarnes said he doesn’t for see any issues. Ken Estes made the motion to accept Travis Sheets as an Independent contractor. Jim Siegfried seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
Police Chief, Troy Bacon said last year he looked at Utility, Inc. for Body Camera System. On 11/20/19 he signed a 5 year agreement. He would like to ratify the agreement and approve the funding. Jim Siegfried made the motion to ratify the agreement and approve the funding. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed 3-0.
Jack Dodd presented the Employee Handbook. Jim Siegfried said we could update it anytime throughout the year. Jim Siegfried made the motion to approve the updates for the Employee handbook. Ken Estes seconded the motion. Motion passed. The updates will take effect 1/1/2020.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the board Mayor McBarnes adjourned the meeting.