Board of Public Works 04/15/2019

7ab1a11b-853b-474b-97c1-1815c11e4bdaThe Charlestown Board of Public Works met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 15 at 9:00 am. Following is a summary of the meeting with full audio (6:58) at the end. 

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance – led by Donna Coomer
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call – Members present were Mayor Bob Hall and Ben Ledbetter. Ted Little arrived late. Also in attendance were Clerk Treasurer Donna Coomer and City Attorney Michael Gillenwater
  3. Prior meeting’s Minutes, Current Claims, and Payroll Allowance Docket from 03/31/2019 to 04/14/2019 combined into one motion for approval
    • Motion to approve made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Mayor Bob Hall
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous Approval
  4. Business Items
    • Eric Vaughn – Director of Economic Development
      • Mr. Vaughn discussed properties for pocket parks in the Ashley Springs subdivision. Since the last meeting, he learned that the lot approved in that meeting was sold. They have identified a new lot. The new lot, Lot 55, requires purchase approval at a cost of $15,000.
        • Motion to approve purchase of Lot 55 made by Ben Ledbetter
        • Seconded by Ted Little
        • No Discussion
        • Unanimous Approval
      • Woodford Farms Park Update – Mr. Vaughn said he is working on a deal for a park in the subdivision. He has discussed lot options with the developer. The developer has two lots, both of which are larger lots. The developer wants to split one of those large lots into two for building, then negotiate a price on the second larger lot for a park. This park would be bigger than most other neighborhood parks. Mayor Hall said they anticipate having more details on this park at the next meeting.
    • Community Crossings Grant for Paving
      • Mayor Hall introduced a list of streets to be bid out for paving using $941,000 in grant funds. He explained that the list provided to the board will be paved this year. Mr. Ledbetter mentioned that these include “Old Town” and Glendale streets. 
        • Motion to approve bid process for the paving jobs made by Ted Little
        • Seconded by Ben Ledbetter
        • No Discussion
        • Unanimous Approval
      • Mayor Hall asked the board to approve a sign on the streets to show which will be paved
        • Motion made by Ted Little
        • Seconded by Ben Ledbetter
        • No Discussion
        • Unanimous Approval
  5.  Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • Unanimous Approval

Audio:

Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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