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:

Board of Public Works Meeting 06/03/2019

7ab1a11b-853b-474b-97c1-1815c11e4bdaThe Charlestown Board of Public Works met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:00 am. Following is a summary of the meeting with full audio (5:19) available at the end: 

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance led by Mayor Bob Hall
  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 and city attorney Michael Gillenwater.
  3. Approval of prior meeting’s minutes, current claims, and the payroll allowance docket from 05/20/2019 to 06/01/2019 combined into one motion for approval.
    • Motion to approve made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • No Discussion
    • Unanimous Approval *Note: On the audio Mayor Hall called the names of the people making and seconding the motion inaccurately. This summary reflects the correct order.
  4. Luckett & Farley Design Contract
    • Motion to approve by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • No Discussion (Purpose of the contract not stated on agenda or in meeting.)
    • Unanimous Approval
  5. Mayor Hall update 
    • The police station should be turned over to the city by the end of the month. He anticipates having a week of open house meetings.
    • Pocket Parks in Heritage Place and Ashley Springs are in progress and should be completed by the end of the month.
    • Founders Day – Donna Coomer said that they have great bands (Juice Box Heroes, The Rumors, and other local talent) and good food lined up. The parade is being organized.
    • Movies in the park will begin soon.
    • Road paving will begin in July.
  6. Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by Ben Ledbetter
    • Seconded by Ted Little
    • Unanimous Approval

Audio available here: (5:19)