Board of Public Works Meeting 08/05/2019

7ab1a11b-853b-474b-97c1-1815c11e4bdaThe Charlestown Board of Public Works met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 5, 2019. Following is a summary of the meeting with full audio (18:46) available at the end.

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance led by Tony Jackson
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call: Members present were Ted Little, Ben Ledbetter, and Mayor Bob Hall. Also in attendance were City Attorney Michael Gillenwater and Clerk Treasurer Donna Coomer
  3. Approval of prior meeting’s minutes, current claims, and payroll allowance docket from 07/15/2019 to 07/28/2019 combined into one motion for approval.
    • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
    • Seconded by Ben Ledbetter
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous Approval
  4. Old Business
    • Jason Sams – Renaissance Project Design
      • Mr. Sams from ARC addressed the Board to request approval of right of way items along Main Street, Market Street, and Green Alley. They are adding parking spaces along Main Street, changing sidewalks along Market Street, and redesigning Green Alley. He said there are some water connections and sewer connections that need to be made in order to begin work on Lot One of the project.
      • Mayor Hall asked if Tony Jackson if he had examined the request and Mr. Jackson said yes. He also mentioned that paving on Main Street is scheduled and asked Ben Ledbetter about the time frame. Mr. Ledbetter said there are some fire hydrant replacements that need to be made in conjunction with street paving.
      • Mr. Gillenwater said they do not want to pave the road only for ARC to tear it up. Mr. Sams acknowledged the need to work in conjunction with the city on these
      • Motion to approve made by Ben Ledbetter
      • Seconded by Ted Little
      • No additional discussion
      • Unanimous approval
  5. New Business
    • Keith McDonald – Chief of Police
      • Contract for Police Station Copy Equipment – Chief McDonald introduced an agreement to lease three copiers for the police station.
        • Michael Gillenwater asked about the duration of the contract and then noted that he located the date on the invoice and it is for one year.
        • Motion to approve made by Ben Ledbetter
        • Seconded by Ted Little
        • No additional discussion
        • Unanimous approval
      • Pirate 5K Run Street Closures – Chief McDonald discussed the path for the 5K run to steer clear of the construction being done at Park and Market. He asked the Board to approve closing of the local streets for this run and for cooperation with the street department to borrow barrels and cones. INDOT has already approved the plan. Mayor Hall asked if he needed a vote and Chief McDonald said it would be appropriate.
        • Motion to approve route made by Ted Little
        • Seconded by Ben Ledbetter
        • No Discussion
        • Unanimous Approval
      • Bus Routes for School – Mayor Hall asked for an update about revised bus routes to deal with construction on Market and Park Street. Chief McDonald said they have a plan and will post on their website and on social media to notify parents of alternative routes to reduce traffic at the site. He spoke to Ben Ledbetter about scheduling sidewalk work between 9:30-2:30 to help reduce congestion during the times people are arriving and leaving school.
  6. Eric Vaughn, Director of Economic Development addressed the Board to present invoices for concrete work at the new pocket Parks from R&R Construction. At Ashley Springs the invoice total is $6,360.00 and for Heritage Place Park the total is $19,560.00
    • Motion to approve the invoices made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous Approval
  7. Mayor Hall Comments – Mayor Hall said that he met a couple who just moved to Charlestown from Louisville because they admire the comprehensive plan that the city has adopted.
  8. Ben Ledbetter said that the bridge work at Denham and Market/Park streets is moving on schedule. 
  9. 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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