Board of Public Works Meeting 03/19/2018

The following is a summary of the Board of Public Works meeting that took place on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 9:00 am. The full audio of the meeting is at the end of the summary.

  1. Call to order
    • Pledge of Allegiance led by Geneva Adams
    • All members present
  2. Minutes from 3/5/2018 meeting, claims, and payroll combined into one motion
    • Motion to approve all three made by Ted Little
    • Motion seconded by Ben Ledbetter
    • No discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  3. Letter of engagement for the economic development area to be established for the hospital
    • motion to approve engagement letter made by Ben Ledbetter
    • motion seconded by Ted Little
    • No discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  4. Approval of engaging company to conduct water rate credit study – City will engage company to study a 4-year gradual increase in water rates – Fee paid not to exceed $7,500.
    • motion to approve study made by Ted Little
    • motion seconded by Ben Ledbetter
    • Question about fees answered (unintelligible)
    • Unanimous approval
  5. Eric Vaughn update on the RFQ processes for the design/build of the new police station – three companies submitted, all three will be issued RFPs and will be allowed to present their bids – groups are Wheatley Group (sp?), AMC, and ARC.
    • Motion to send all three companies RFPs made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Motion seconded by Ted Little
    • No discussion
    • unanimous approval
  6. Contract on Circus – Circus coming to town on May 23 – City gets percentage of gate fee and will contribute $295 (or $395? not clear) – city usually makes money on this agreement
    • motion to approve contract made by Ted Little
    • motion seconded by Ben Ledbetter
    • No discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  7. Minutes will reflect that Donna Coomer is given authority to approve circus contract
  8. A mock up of new street signs was displayed. The new signs are not traditional rectangle but will be cut out into the shape of the Charleston logo (skyline look). Cost of sign not discussed.
  9. Adjournment

Link to full audio here (12:43): 

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Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

2 thoughts on “Board of Public Works Meeting 03/19/2018”

  1. Priceless! I was especially impressed by the presentation by Eric Vaughn. It’s hard to outperform Mayor Hall’s bumbling, but I think Eric came pretty close.

    *** Par. 4: Shouldn’t it say a “4-year gradual decrease in water-rate credits”?

    *** I’m pretty sure the hospital is in a TIF district, which I think precludes it being designated as an Economic Development Area. If I remember correctly, that is why Pleasant Ridge was removed from a newly created TIF district. Ye Gods, will it ever end?

    On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 5:24 PM, Talking Poli(tics) wrote:

    > Treva Hodges posted: “The following is a summary of the Board of Public > Works meeting that took place on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 9:00 am. The > full audio of the meeting is at the end of the summary. Call to order > Pledge of Allegiance led by Geneva Adams All members prese” >

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