Board of Public Works and Safety recap


What happened: Promotions within the fire department

What it means: Fire Chief Ken Gilliam requested the promotion of Michael Scott Hunter to senior firefighter and Joshua Small to the rank of engineer. Gilliam said each firefighter has successfully completed the department’s promotional process and are entitled to the new ranks.

What’s next? The promotions were effective Sept. 29.

What happened: Contract bids approved

What it means: Maintenance Technician Brian Stone has requested two quotes to be accepted for construction work at the Noblesville Public Safety Building. The winning bids include: Cummins Crosspoint for the replacement of the generator and transfer switches for $64,900; and McGuff Roofing for the replacement of existing membrane roof for $143,900.

What happened: Contract with the Humane Society for Hamilton County

What it means: The Humane Society for Hamilton County is requesting $157,531.59 ($13,128 in 12 monthly payments) from the City of Noblesville for contracted services. This is a decrease of $4,221.32 from the 2014 budget request.

What’s next? The city will not be charged anything additional should the budgeted number of stray/owner surrendered animals be exceeded.

What happened: Temporary road closures

What it means: The board approved two temporary road closures: Matteo Di Rosa has requested the closure of the east-west alley on the north side of 56 S. Ninth St. for façade improvement work. The project started Sept. 23 and is expected to be completed by Oct. 22. Noblesville Main Street has requested the closure of Ninth Street between Logan and Conner streets from 4 to 10 p.m. Oct. 3 for the showing of “Monsters University” in conjunction with the First Friday event.

What happened: Write-off of unpaid debt

What it means: Noblesville Utility Director Ray Thompson requested the approval to write-off $459.43 in unpaid debts for the third quarter of 2013. This is a common practice after other courses of action are exhausted.

What happened: Approval of plans and bid advertisement

What it means: The street department is working with Context Landscape Architecture to finalize the bid specifications and plans for the infrastructure work and contractors needed to build the East Side Salt Barn.

What’s next? The city plans to have bids awarded by the end of October and to have the building finished by January.

What happened: Request quotes to repair Forest Park pedestrian bridge

What it means: During and inspection that occurred this spring by INDOT and a structural inspection firm, City Engineer John Beery said several items of the substructure were found that require attention. He said those items primarily include cracks in the steel of the main bridge over Ind. 19 and the need for repairs and replacement of joists and hangers which support the deck.

What’s next? The engineering department will receive quotes for repairs.