CITY OF BRAZIL
203 East National Avenue
Brazil, Indiana 47834
Phone: (812) 443-2221
Fax: (812) 446-0337
Brian Wyndham, Mayor
Karen McQueen, Clerk-Treasurer
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY
FOR MARCH 11, 2015
A meeting with the Board of Public Works was held on March 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers of the Brazil City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Wyndham.
ROLL CALL: Mayor Wyndham, Ruthann Jeffries, City Attorney Traci Orman and Deputy Clerk Melissa Dorsett
OTHERS PRESENT: Planning and Zoning Administrator Teresa Glenn, Wastewater Superintendent Billy Goodrich, Fire Chief Jake Bennett, Police Chief Clint McQueen, Brazil Times Representative Ernest Rollins, Daniel Rose
PLEDGE: The pledge to the Flag was lead by Mayor Wyndham.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: February 25, 2015, Ruthann Jeffries made a motion to approve. Mayor Wyndham seconded. The motion passed 2-0. (Linda Messmer was unable to attend the meeting due to Health Reasons.)
OLD BUSINESS: NONE
1.) Jared Grable – Jared Grable is inquiring of a different way to pay his water/sewage deposits when he acquires a new rental property, so money isn’t going back and forth between Mr. Grable and the City of Brazil. Mayor Wyndham stated that an Ordinance change will be required, and will have to be available to all contractors. Mayor Wyndham and City Attorney Traci Orman will discuss further options.
2.) Resolution to Accept Tax Sale Certificates from Clay County – The City of Brazil has expressed a desire to obtain 23 properties to be sold in the Clay County Commissioner’s Tax Sale. The Clay County Board of Commissioners did agree to deed over 23 properties to the City of Brazil. Resolution 2-2015 is a Resolution to accept the tax sale certificates from Clay County by and through its Board of Commissioners. Ruthann Jeffries made a motion to approve and accept the assignment of the tax sale certificates on 23 properties held by the Clay County Commissioners. Mayor Wyndham seconded. The motion passed 2-0. Brazil resident Daniel Rose questioned the intent of the City of Brazil’s purchases. Mayor Wyndham stated that the City’s intent is about blight elimination. The goal is to eliminate the properties, not remodel, and to get the properties back on the tax roll.
3.) Approval of Invoices –FEMA-Kristy Jerrell – Invoices were presented for approval and payment from Jerrell Consulting & Grant Administrations Services, LLC for Phase I, ($4,500.00) and Phase II ($5,800) for the IHCDA and FEMA Flood Buyout Project. Ruthann Jeffries made a motion to approve both invoices for payment from Jerrell Consulting for the total amount of $10,300.00. Mayor Wyndham seconded. The motion passed 2-0. This brings Phase I to 90% completion, and Phase II to 65% completion.
POLICE CHIEF REPORT: Chief Clint McQueen
-Officer Young will complete his training on Friday and will be back on patrol full time on Monday.
FIRE CHIEF REPORT: Fire Chief Jake Bennett
1.) The Fire Department has a current and future need for an auxiliary vehicle. The current auxiliary vehicle is a 2000 Chevy Blazer and is in poor condition. The proposed new vehicle is a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab 4×4 from Kelley Chevrolet. The MSRP for the vehicle was $44,020.00. The State Bid Discount is $13,320.00. The vehicle quote is for $30,700.00. Mayor Wyndham made a motion to approve the purchase of a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado for $30,700.00 for the Fire Department. Ruthann Jeffries seconded. The motion passed 2-0.
1.) Clerk’s Office – Ruthann Jeffries made a motion to approve. Mayor Wyndham seconded. The motion passed 2-0.
2.) Utilities’ Office – Ruthann Jeffries made a motion to approve. Mayor Wyndham seconded. The motion passed 2-0.
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: NONE
ADJOURNMENT: A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Ruthann Jeffries; seconded by Mayor Wyndham. Meeting adjourned at10:30 a.m. The motion passed 2-0.
Brian Wyndham, Mayor Date
Ruthann Jeffries Date
Linda Messmer Date