CITY OF BRAZIL
203 East National Avenue
Brazil, Indiana 47834
Phone: (812) 443-2221
Fax: (812) 446-0337
www.brazil.in.gov
Brian Wyndham, Mayor
Karen McQueen, Clerk-Treasurer

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY
BRAZIL, INDIANA
FOR MAY 13, 2015

A meeting with the Board of Public Works was held on May 13, 2015 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, City Attorney Traci Orman and Deputy Clerk Patty Bedwell
OTHERS PRESENT: Planning and Zoning Administrator Teresa Glenn, Wastewater Superintendent Billy Goodrich, Police Chief Clint McQueen, Brazil Times Representative Ernest Rollins, Daniel Rose
PLEDGE: The pledge to the Flag was lead by Ruthann Jeffries.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: April 22, 2015, Linda Messmer made a motion to approve. Ruthann Jeffries seconded. The motion passed 2-0.

Ruthann Jeffries opened a Public Hearing at 10:06 a.m. concerning an unsafe building order. Mrs. Margaret French had previously asked for more time to improve conditions of her property. Time was given, and no changes have been made. Therefore, the request to affirm as unsafe will be brought before the Board of Works. Ruthann Jeffries made a motion to close the public meeting. Linda Messmer seconded. The motion passed 2-0. The Public Hearing was closed at 10:07 a.m.

OLD BUSINESS: NONE
NEW BUSINESS:
1.) Approval for and Mowing (see attached list) – Linda Messmer made a motion to approve the mowing list for May 13, 2015. Ruthann Jeffries seconded. The motion passed 2-0.
2.) Affirmation of Unsafe Building Orders – Linda Messmer made a motion to approve the affirmation of Unsafe Building Orders for the following properties: 436 E. Church St., 428 E. Church St., 222 S. Hoosier St. Ruthann Jeffries seconded. The motion passed 2-0. Mr. Daniel Rose asked for an explanation of which properties were chosen to be demolished. Teresa Glenn, Planning and Zoning Administrator, explained that anything valued under $10,000 can be done with City work force.
3.) Grant of Utility Easement – Knightsville Water – The Grant of Utility Easement will allow the Town of Knightsville to go onto City of Brazil property to install a Permanent Easement Tract to satisfy the needs of the Grant the Town of Knightsville is participating in. Linda Messmer made a motion to approve the Grant of Utility Easement between the City of Brazil and the Town of Knightsville. Ruthann Jeffries seconded. The motion passed 2-0.
4.) Waiver of Acquisition Rights with Full Donation – The City of Brazil has agreed to donate a permanent easement to the Town of Knightsville for its Water Improvements Project. Water Superintendent Shawnette Szekely is comfortable with what is required for the Town of Knightsville’s request for the easement. Ruthann Jeffries made a motion to approve the Waiver of Acquisition Rights with Full Donation by the City of Brazil to the Town of Knightsville. Linda Messmer seconded. The motion passed 2-0.
5.) Approval of Sign Replacement Plans – Contract with HWC – Linda Messmer made a motion to approve the Sign Replacement Plans and Contract with HWC Engineering. Ruthann Jeffries seconded. The motion passed 2-0.
6.) Approval of Invoice for FEMA Demolition Phase II – Wallace Brothers – Linda Messmer made a motion to approve the invoice for the demolition of 5 FEMA Phase II homes in the amount of $30,350.00 to Wallace Brothers. Ruthann Jeffries seconded. The motion passed 2-0.
7.) Morris Manufacturing Tax Abatement Calculation Agreement – Linda Messmer made a motion to approve the Abatement Calculation Agreement for Morris Manufacturing and Sales Corporation. Ruthann Jeffries seconded. The motion passed 2-0.
AUDIENCE COMMENTS: Mr. Daniel Rose would like to see the minutes on the City website. This issue will be fixed as soon as possible. Mr. Rose also commented that the grass is looking good on the Meridian street property next to him. Teresa Glenn, Planning and Zoning Administrator stated that someone might be purchasing that property.
CLAIMS:
1.) Clerk’s Office – Linda Messmer made a motion to approve. Ruthann Jeffries seconded. The motion passed 2-0.
2.) Utilities’ Office – Ruthann Jeffries made a motion to approve. Linda Messmer seconded. The motion passed 2-0.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: NONE

ADJOURNMENT: A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Linda Messmer; seconded by Ruthann Jeffries. Meeting adjourned at10:42 a.m. The motion passed 2-0.

Brian Wyndham, Mayor Date

Ruthann Jeffries Date

Linda Messmer Date