Board of Public Works 11/19/2018

The Charlestown Board of Public Works met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, November 19 at 9:00 am. Following is a summary of the meeting with full audio at the end (7:00). 

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call – Members present were Ben Ledbetter and Bob Hall. Ted Little was absent. Also in attendance were Clerk Treasurer Donna Coomer and City Attorney Michael Gillenwater. 
  3. Approval of Prior Meeting’s Minutes, current claims, and payroll allowance docket from 10/29/2018 to 11/18/2018 combined into one motion for consideration. 
    • Motion to approve made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Bob Hall
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval 
  4. Mike Perry – New Vehicle 
    • The wastewater plant needs to replace a 12 year old F-250 truck that is used for towing and snow removal among other jobs. 
    • Bids were sent to four dealers requesting the same equipment package to replace the existing truck with the following results
      • John Jones – located a GMC Sierra but it is gas, not diesel
      • Coyle Chevrolet – unable to locate a truck meeting requirements within 800 miles
      • Carriage Ford – matching truck at cost of $38,200 but will need to build so it will take 8-10 weeks for delivery
      • All-State Ford – matching truck at cost of $41,600 ready immediately
    • Mr. Perry asked the board to approve the purchase from All-State Ford due to the likelihood of needing snow removal before the truck could be delivered from Carriage Ford
      • Motion to approve purchase made by Ben Ledbetter
      • Seconded by Bob Hall
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous approval 
    • Mr. Perry asked to be authorized to sign the paperwork and complete the purchase
      • Motion to approve authorization made by Ben Ledbetter
      • Seconded by Bob Hall
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous Approval 
  5. Mayor’s Update – Light Up Charlestown is scheduled for this Friday. Crews are mostly finished with installation of decorations with only a few tests remaining. 
  6. Motion to adjourn
    • Motion made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Bob Hall
    • Unanimous Approval 

Full audio of this meeting is available here:

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Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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