Board of Public Works 10/15/2018


The Charlestown Board of Public Works met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, October 15 at 9:00am. Following is a summary of the meeting with full audio (5:00) available at the end. 


  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call – members present were Ted Little, Bob Hall, and Ben Ledbetter. Also in attendance were Deputy Clerk Treasurer Nancy Rogers. (City Attorney Michael Gillenwater was not in attendance.)
  3. Approval of prior meeting’s minutes, current claims, and the payroll allowance docket from 10/01/2018 to 10/14/2018 were combined into one motion for consideration.
    • Motion to approve made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  4. Items of Business
    • BMS Agreement – Health Reimbursement: Deputy Clerk Treasurer Heather Mick explained that this agreement renewal allows employees to get reimbursed for out-of-pocket medical expenses. There are no changes from the existing plan in this renewal.
      • Motion to approve renewal made by Ted Little
      • Seconded by Ben Ledbetter
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous approval
    • Steve Leist – Assured Partners, Insurance Renewal: Mr. Leist did not appear before the Board. Mayor Hall asked Heater Mick if she knew what this matter involved and Ms. Mick said that she thinks it is in regard to workers compensation insurance, but since Mr. Leist was absent she could not say for sure. The matter was excused.
    • Mayor Hall introduced a third item not on the agenda. In the past the City has image1-12paved the alleyway behind Main Cross Independent Baptist Church (from Pike Street to Green Alley, see highlighted image). Upon being asked to pave the alley again the City learned it is not an actual alley. The Church has deeded the street area over to the City. The City uses the street area for garbage pick up and will now maintain the paving. Mayor Hall asked the Board to accept the transfer of the deed to the City. 
      • motion to accept made by Ben Ledbetter
      • Seconded by Ted Little
      • No Discussion 
      • Unanimous Approval 
  5. Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • Unanimous Approval

Full audio of meeting available here: 


Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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