Board of Public Works Meeting 11/04/2019

7ab1a11b-853b-474b-97c1-1815c11e4bdaThe Charlestown Board of Public Works met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, November 4 at 9am. Following is a summary with full audio of the meeting: 

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Determination of Quorum and roll call: Members present were Ted Little and Mayor Bob Hall. Ben Ledbetter was absent. 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 from 10/11/2019 to 11/01/2019 combined into one motion for approval
    • Motion to approve made by Ted Little
    • Seconded by Bob Hall
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous approval
  4. Public Comment
    • Stefanie Manning – Ms. Manning addressed the board to request signs for her neighborhood that note the presence of her daughter who has autism. She has met with city council member JT Cox and they identified places where they can place the signs on Rosewood Drive where she lives. Mayor Hall asked where they discussed locations and Ms. Manning gave a few possible locations. He said that he will discuss the issue with Ben Ledbetter and will have someone get in touch with her about the signs.
  5. Approval of Contracts
    • Brad Cook – RH Clarkson – Larry Lynn addressed the board on behalf of Brad Cook. He said that they are here today to discuss the renewal of the city’s property and casualty insurance. He distributed a handout to the board that described the coverage and renewal, which will be effective November 10th. He said there is an increase in the cost of the plan because property values have increased, the city has obtained more vehicles, and there have been claims paid on the insurance this year. There have also been increases in worker’s compensation and cybersecurity premiums. He requested the board’s approval to approve the renewal and grant Donna Coomer authority to sign the documents.
      • Motion to approve the contract made by Ted Little
      • Seconded by Bob Hall
      • No discussion
      • Unanimous approval
      • Motion to authorize Donna Coomer to execute documents made by Ted Little
      • Seconded by Bob Hall
      • No Discussion
      • Unanimous approval
  6. Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by Ted Little
    • Seconded by Bob Hall
    • Unanimous approval

Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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