Board of Public Works 01/22/2019

The Charlestown Board of Public Works met on January 22, 2019 at 9:00 am for a regularly scheduled meeting (moved from Monday due to holiday). 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: Members present were Mayor Bob Hall and Ben Ledbetter. Ted Little was absent. Also in attendance were city attorney Michael Gillenwater and Deputy Clerk Treasurer Nancy Rogers
  3. Approval of Minutes, current claims, and Payroll Allowance Docket from 01/7/2019 to 01/20/2019 were combined into one motion for approval
    • Motion to approve made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Bob Hall
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval 
  4. Approval of Contracts
    • Keystone Maintenance Agreement – annual renewal
      • Motion to approve made by Ben Ledbetter
      • Seconded by Bob Hall
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous approval
  5. Harold Hart – Hart Surveying and Engineering, LLC. (958 Water Street)
    • Joe Morgan has asked Mr. Hart to put together a three-lot subdivision between Danbury Oaks and Highview. Total area is 1.08 acres. They are putting together preliminary plat and need documentation to allow the three lots to tap into existing utilities in that area. The sewer is on Sycamore and Aberdeen. The water line connects to Aberdeen and goes into Highview.
    • Bob Hall said that the board needs to certify that the city has capacity. Bob Hall raised a question about a gap between the curb and the water line on the map that Mr. Hart provided. Mr. Hart explained it documents an easement. Mayor Hall asked the city attorney if the city has taken possession of that road.  Mr. Gillenwater explained it has been platted and dedicated, but not yet. Mr. Hart said he explained to the developer that sidewalks and curbs would have to be continued on the newly developed property. Mayor Hall asked the city attorney if this requires a vote from the board. Mr. Gillenwater said they just need to certify capacity and then the plan commission will need to review it. Mayor Hall noted that the official minutes from this meeting will serve as confirmation of the city’s capacity regarding utilities for this development.
  6.  Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Bob Hall
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous 

Audio 7:35: 

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Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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