Board of Public Works Meeting 04/02/2018

The regularly scheduled meeting of Charlestown’s Board of Public Works occurred on Monday, April 2, 2018, at 9:00 am. Following is a summary of the meeting. Full audio is linked at the end of this entry.

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call
    • All present in attendance (Bob Hall, Ben Ledbetter, Ted Little)
  3. Approval of Minutes from 03/19/2018 meeting, Claims, and Payroll Allowance Docket 03/18/2018 to 03/24/2018 combined into one motion for approval.
    • motion to adopt made by Ted Little
    • seconded by Ben Ledbetter
    • No discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  4. Public Comment:
    • Karen Wesley  – Pirate 5K Run approval – Mayor Hall asked Geneva Adams the purpose of the agenda item and Geneva responded that Karen is seeking approval. (Unclear why this was on the agenda as public comment rather than as an item of business)
    • Ben Ledbetter made motion to approve Pirate 5K run
    • seconded by Ted Little
    • No discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  5. Update from Shane Spicer –
    • River Ridge Patrol Road extension will be bid this week (on Thursday). Construction likely to begin in May. Will not affect City’s traffic. Mayor asked if the City has had flags staked to mark property. To be confirmed.
    • Water system – address the Phosphorous requirements for permit – yard tests, without chemical addition, show that the city meets the 1ppm minimum. With chemicals, phosphorus level is reduced another 50%. If phosphorous levels rise they can be mitigated by chemical alteration. Injection site is 16 feet down and must be added before other chemicals so there will be initial cost for getting addition started.
  6. Tony Jackson – No update
  7. Eric Vaughn – No update
  8. Donna Coomer – No update
  9. Adjournment
    • motion made by Ben Ledbetter
    • seconded by Ted Little
    • Unanimous approval

Full audio of meeting available here (4:34 in length): 

*Edit – a link to the minutes from the 02/05/2018 meeting in which phosphorus is first addressed is here: 02/05/2018 BPW Minutes at bottom of this link


Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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