Board of Public Works Meeting 05/06/2019

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

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance led by Ben Ledbetter
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call – members present were Ted Little, Ben Ledbetter, and Mayor Bob Hall. Also in attendance was Clerk Treasurer Donna Coomer.
  3. Approval of prior meeting’s minutes, current claims, and payroll allowance docket from 04/14/2019 to 05/04/2019 combined into one motion for consideration
    • Motion to approve made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous Approval
  4. Approval of Contracts
    • CPD Furniture
      • Mayor Hall told the board that he toured the police department and it looks good. He said that it is time to provide furniture and to provide “Shoot-Don’t Shoot” training. He asked the board to authorize him to sign the lease agreements for the furniture and the training program. The program trains officers in real life situations and addresses proper use of force in interaction with suspects.
      • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
      • Seconded by Ben Ledbetter
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous Approval
    • BMS Agreement
      • Heather Mick addressed the board in reference to the insurance renewal. The new plan has no changes in rates or benefits for employees. This agreement allows pre-tax deductions for employees.
      • Motion to approve made by Ben Ledbetter
      • Seconded by Ted Little
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous Approval
  5. Chief Keith McDonald addressed the board and thanked them for approving the furniture and training program.
  6. Ben Ledbetter thanked Kerri Vaughn for all the work she has done with the CEEF on getting the banners for the seniors put together and placed. He also thanked the Charlestown Beautification Committee for the planters on the square.
  7. Eric Vaughn made a request for two additional draws on the police station in the amounts of $404,850 for construction and $6,540 for IT for a total of $411,390
    • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
    • Seconded by Ben Ledbetter
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  8.  Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • Unanimous approval

Audio file here:

Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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