Board of Public Works 05/21/2018

The Charlestown Board of Public Works met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 9:00 am. Following is a summary of the meeting with full audio available at the end:

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call – in attendance were Ted Little, Ben Ledbetter, Bob Hall, and Donna Coomer
  3. Approval of previous meeting’s minutes, Claims, and Payroll allowance from 05/06/2018 to 05/18/2018 combined into one motion
    • motion to approve made by Ben Ledbetter
    • seconded by Ted Little
    • No discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  4. Public Comment – Treva Hodges spoke on two issues affecting both properties she owns in town. The first concerns severe flooding on Oriole Drive. Previously, Daniel Brafford of Oriole Drive has addressed the board about insufficient drainage pipes causing water to pond on his property and flow over the road. This issue affects Mr. Brafford’s property more than others, but is a concern for all of Oriole Drive. Ms. Hodges asked the Board to follow up on the issue and make repairs. Second, Ms. Hodges asked the Board to address the vacant industrial building at the end of Madison Street. This building borders her property on Main and she has had to call the police five times in the previous year for theft and trespassing made easier by the abandoned and dilapidated building. Additionally, graffiti and tagging (including phallic symbols) has accumulated on the building. The Board did not follow up or acknowledge these concerns.
  5. New Business
    • Onsite Health Solutions – Donna Coomer presented a contract that allows the Humana 365 program to do basic health screenings on June 5th. Mayor Hall asked that the work day not be interrupted beyond what is necessary.
      • motion to approve made by Ted Little
      • seconded by Ben Ledbetter
      • No discussion
      • unanimous approval
    • BMS – Premium Only Plan Renewal – Donna Coomer presented a contract to continue to withhold money to cover health benefits for employees. Though the rate has increased 13%, this is within the budget and no additional changes for employees will occur
      • motion to approve made by Ted Little
      • seconded by Ben Ledbetter
      • no discussion
      • unanimous approval
  6. Shane Spicer informed the board that he has inspected GreenValley Drive and that the project can proceed
  7. Adjournment
    • motion made by Ben Ledbetter
    • seconded by Ted Little
    • unanimous approval

Full audio (9:23) available here: 

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Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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