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11/6/2018 - Greensburg Board of Works Meeting - Click here to print this information

The Greensburg Board of Works met Monday evening. Greensburg Fire Chief Steve Garrett requested, and received, approval to promote Randall Koors from Probationary Firefighter to First Class Firefighter effective November 12th. Brian Wenning provided a briefing on an opportunity to update or institute new Standard Operating Policies and Standard Operating Guidelines for the Greensburg Fire Department. He asked that the board enter into an agreement with Lexipol to integrate policy management software for public safety. The annual contract is $9,151 but, due to the city's insurance, will receive a 30 percent discount, lowering the total to $6,406. He emphasized that the online knowledge management system that will be developed will allow for electronic access to policies and allow electronic acknowledgement. The software also prepares training bulletins and scenarios for use for individuals and the department. The software is already used by the Batesville Fire Department. Chief Garrett informed the board that he had sufficient funds in the department budget to pay the fee for the software. The board approved entering into the agreement.

Greensburg Police Chief Brendan Bridges requested the board's decision on the selection of two new officers based on the three interviews the board conducted in executive session. The board gave approval to make conditional offers to two candidates. The new hires are based on an increase of two officers in the department's budget for 2019. Chief Bridges then provided the board with quotes for the purchase of four new vehicles for the department in 2019. The new vehicles will account for the two new officers as well as the transfer of two of the current vehicles. One of the current vehicles will be transferred to the city engineer with the other going to the fire inspector authorized in the 2019 budget. The police department will switch solely to SUV's in 2019. The board considered bids from Dodge and Ford and agreed to purchase 4 Ford Police Interceptors from Don Meyer Ford at a total cost of $121,460.80.

City Engineer Ron May provided Change Order 2 for the Lincoln Street project. He noted that the Redevelopment Commission is paying for the project and has already agreed to pay for the changes, but needs Board of Works approval as the contracting agency. The change order included four separate items totaling $27,020.16. Each item was identified during the excavation process including an 8 inch sanitary sewer line that had to be lowered and relocated along with constructing an inlet structure due to the box culvert previously identified. He reported that 1.5 blocks of new curbs have been installed with 4 blocks expected to be completed by Wednesday. He currently expects completion of the project during the first week of December, depending on weather conditions. If the project is not able to be completed before weather prevents any further work for the winter, a decision will have to made whether to open the road temporarily or keep it closed all winter.

Street Superintendent Mark Klosterkemper presented the board with an interlocal agreement with Decatur County for engineering services for the Central Street sidewalk connector project with construction projected to begin in July 2022. The board approved the agreement

Sewage and Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Jeff Smith submitted payout 19 to Strand and Associates for $241,473.34 and Change Order 5 for about $156,000. He stated that payout 19 is the final payment, although there could be some additional costs as work is completed. The board approved the payments.

Mayor Dan Manus reminded those in attendance that the Veterans Day Parade will take place at 5:00 pm on November 12th beginning at Gilliland Howe Funeral Home and travel along the south side of the square.

The board will hold its next meeting on December 3rd at 5:00 pm at Greensburg City Hall.

Tom Flemming-WTRE News

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