MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY
FOR JULY 29, 2016
A meeting with the Board of Public Works was held on July 29, 2016 at 10:30 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, Linda Messmer, Deputy Clerk Melissa Dorsett, City Attorney Traci Orman
OTHERS PRESENT: Brazil Times Representative Frank Phillips
PLEDGE: The pledge to the Flag was lead by Mayor Wyndham.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: NONE
1.) Utility Easement – Linda Messmer made a motion to approve the Utility Easement from Melissa Ruhe and Bruce & Michele Hines to the City of Brazil regarding real property located in Clay View Estates; seconded by Ruthann Jeffries. The motion passed 3-0.
2.) Trash Proposals – Proposals were received from Wallace Bros. and Republic Services for the purpose of servicing City trash customers. The Board has reviewed and scored the proposals. The intention of the Board is to enter into a contract with Wallace Bros. Linda Messmer made a motion to enter into a contract with Wallace Bros., subject to a Public Hearing, final vote by Board of Works, and mutual terms agreement; seconded by Ruthann Jeffries. The motion passed 3-0.
Mayor Wyndham commented that the reasons we had to look at other options is to avoid large increases. There has not been a rate increase for 7 years, and to bring our service up to date, we would have to implement a large rate increase. Fuel expenses and repairs on sanitation trucks have been bigger this year. The City will still maintain a portion of the Sanitation Department including limb pickup. Mayor Wyndham also stated that Wallace Bros. would supply trash bins for all customers and that recycling would also be included.
A Public Hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on August 17, 2016.
ADJOURNMENT: A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Linda Messmer; seconded by Ruthann Jeffries. The motion passed 3-0.