MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY

BRAZIL, INDIANA

FOR OCTOBER 11, 2017

A meeting with the Board of Public Works was held on October 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers of the Brazil City Hall.  The meeting was called to order by Ruthann Jeffries.

ROLL CALL: Ruthann Jeffries, Linda Messmer, Susan Patterson

OTHERS PRESENT: Fire Chief Jake Bennett, Vicki Lawhorn, Oscar Sison, Daniel Rose

PLEDGE: The pledge to the Flag was led by Ruthann Jeffries.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: September 27, 2017; Linda Messmer made a motion to approve; seconded by Ruthann Jeffries.  The motion passed 2-0.

OLD BUSINESS: NONE

AUDIENCE COMMENTS:

  • Business owner Oscar Sison made a request for an appeal for a 3rd water adjustment. Discussion was held.  Linda Messmer made a motion to table this until the next meeting; seconded by Ruthann Jeffries.  The motion passed 2-0.
  • Brazil citizen Daniel Rose commented that traffic on Meridian Street was going both ways instead of one-way as it should be. Linda and Ruthann agreed to speak with Chief McQueen about this issue.

FIRE CHIEF REPORT:  Chief Jake Bennett

  • In September, the Fire Department had 53 calls for service.
  • Completed hydrant flushing and flow testing of the City’s water system. 40 hydrants are out of service and 10 new hydrants have been added since last year.
  • Maintenance – The Aerial Truck is currently having preventive maintenance and other minor repairs completed and is expected to return later this week.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • MS Manufacturing LLC (KIHM Metal)-Abatement Calculation Agreement                         Linda Messmer made a motion to approve the Abatement Calculation

            Agreement between MS Manufacturing, LLC; seconded by Ruthann Jeffries.

The motion passed 2-0.

CLAIMS:

  • Clerk – Linda Messmer made a motion to approve; seconded by Ruthann Jeffries. The motion passed 2-0.
  • Utilities – Linda Messmer made a motion to approve; seconded by Ruthann Jeffries. The motion passed 2-0.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: NONE

MAYOR COMMENTS:  NONE

ADJOURNMENT: A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Linda Messmer; seconded by Ruthann Jeffries.  The motion passed 2-0.  Meeting was adjourned at 10:38 a.m.