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6/4/2019 - Greensburg Board of Works Meeting - Click here to print this information

The Greensburg Board of Works met Monday evening. The board approved road closures for the 100th Tri Kappa 4th of July parade and the Decatur County Fair Parade that will take place on July 14th. Both parades will follow their traditional routes. Tara Hagan from ARa presented the board with pay application 2 and change order 1 for the south side of the square project. The pay application was for $76,268.38 and the change order was $47,970. All of the funds are coming from the OCRA grant so there is no cost to the city. The board approved the payments.

Sewage and Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Jeff Smith discussed a proposal for engineering services for pretreatment program local limits evaluation. The city will have to get a new permit that is mandated by the state. The state has established new water quality standards. The evaluation will include factories, other businesses, and residential properties. Mr. Smith also discussed miscellaneous wastewater treatment improvements. The department has about $628,000 available from its loan for the recently completed wastewater plant improvement project. The department is already making payments on the loan and Mr. Smith felt there were several other rehabilitation projects that need to take place. He advised the board that he would provide a detailed plan at the July meeting.

City Engineer Ron May provided the board with the final change order for the Lincoln Street project which was a Community Crossings Matching Grant project with the city share paid for by the city Redevelopment Commission. The final cost of the project was $1,386,038.04 with the original estimate of $1,400,000. The board approved the change order for payment by the RDC.

Bill Shumaker, President of Globe Asphalt and Mark Koors, General Manager of Globe Asphalt in Westport answered questions about the remediation for the areas that needed repaired on Lincoln Street. Mr. Shumaker explained the process and Mr. May stated that a gauging template was developed to ensure the paving met the contract specifications. The specifications allow a one-quarter inch variation in a 16 foot area. Mr. Shumaker provided the board with a letter that gives the city an additional year of warranty on the areas that were repaired.

Street Commissioner Mark Klosterkemper discussed the uniform contract the city currently has with CINTAS. Mr. Klosterkemper began to see an increase in prices and found a negotiated price between CINTAS and the state. Mr. Klosterkemper asked CINTAS to honor the state quantity purchase agreement. As a result, CINTAS agreed to honor the QPA, saving the city $8,100 this year. He also discussed the recent heavy trash pickup. The cost to the city was about $15,000 higher than last year. The board agreed that the process needs to be reevaluated to eliminate abuse of the heavy trash pickup.

Mayor Dan Manus discussed the property owned by the city at 112 S. Franklin St. He asked the board to consider either an auction or direct sale of the property. He stated that he has had inquiries about purchasing the property. The board agreed that the property should be appraised and sold.

The board will hold an executive session on June 17th at 5:00 pm followed by a special meeting at 6:00 pm. The board's next regular meeting is scheduled for July 1st. All of the meetings will take place at Greensburg City Hall.

Tom Flemming-WTRE News

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