Board of Public Works Meeting 06/17/2019

7ab1a11b-853b-474b-97c1-1815c11e4bdaThe Charlestown Board of Public Works met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 9:00 am. Following is a summary of the meeting with full audio (6:47) 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 were Clerk Treasurer Donna Coomer and city attorney Michael Gillenwater.
  3. Approval of prior meeting’s minutes, current claims, and payroll allowance docket 06/02/2019 to 06/16/2019 combined into one motion for approval.
    • Motion to approve made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • No discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  4. Redevelopment Director’s Update – Eric Vaughn
    • Mr. Vaughn sought the Board’s advice on an opportunity for another neighborhood park in Saddleback on Bates Drive.
      • Mayor Hall said that the city owns a lot there where there is a pump station and Eric has designed a park and is asking for the Board’s approval to build it.
      • Motion to approve made by Ben Ledbetter
      • Seconded by Ted Little
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous approval
    • Mr. Vaughn presented a request for purchase approval of a lot in Woodford Farms (section 2, lot 27) for $10,000. This will be the location of another pocket park.
      • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
      • Seconded by Ben Ledbetter
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous Approval
    • Mr. Vaughn presented an invoice for the picnic structure at Ashley Springs in the amount of $5,018.92. Palmetto Investment Consultants, LLC.
      • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
      • Seconded by Ben Ledbetter
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous Approval
    • Mayor Hall said they have four parks (Heritage, Ashley Springs, Woodford Farms, and Saddleback) being built with two more coming and once they are finished these six parks will put every citizen in Charlestown within walking distance to a park.
  5. Shane Spicer, City Engineer, said that pre-construction will begin on the Community Crossings paving project. Indiana American has been contacted to be at the meeting.
  6.  Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • Unanimous approval

Audio available here:

Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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