City of Greensburg Board of Works Meeting

The City of Greensburg Board of Works met on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. 

The meeting began with the approval of the April 9, 2024 meeting minutes.

Mayor Josh Marsh did welcome new Board of Works member Lauren Huber to the board. The Mayor added that she is a native of Decatur County and looks forward to working with her over the next few years.

John Bryant, Veridus Group, came to the board to provide a monthly update on the Municipal Complex Project. Under the site work update, he detailed that final grading and seeding were completed at the retention pond, shared parking and Street Department asphalt and striping are complete, fine grading and seeding are scheduled for Mid-June for the rest of the Municipal Campus, and the Barachel cul-de-sac rough grading is ongoing and they are waiting for the site to dry out from last rain. 

The City of Greensburg Fire Station project update includes the installation of the new signage, completed ceilings, and finishing flooring on the second floor, and they are currently painting the ceiling on the second floor. 

The City of Greensburg Street Department update included lockers and casework are completed, they are currently working through the punch list, Furniture was installed on May 13th, The fiber is to be installed on  May 21st, and the cameras and card readers are to be installed next week.

Overall the project is coming along. John was happy to say the project continues to be within budget and the project remains on schedule with an approximate completion date in late June 2024.

Amy Bornes, City Clerk-Treasurer, received approval to enter into a contract with Waggoner, Irwin, Scheele & Associates for them to review all current job descriptions, applications, and job postings to ensure compliance to applicable laws. The last review was completed in 2016. 

Nathan Stroermer, Fire Chief, Came to the board of works to discuss HVAC concerns at Station 2. Since 2001 the Fire Department has experienced HVAC issues with the current split unit. Currently, the compressor and the valve are bad with an estimated cost of $4,500. The Fire Chief reached out to three different companies to receive bids on what it would cost to replace the split unit with a duct system while utilizing the ducts of the prior system. The board voted to approve quote number 2 for Wallpe Heating and Cooling with a do not exceed $13,000. Nathan also was happy to announce and request for the promotion of Walker Gabbard from a Probationary Firefighter to a First Class Firefighter. The promotion of  Walker was approved retroactive to May 1st, 2024. 

City of Greensburg police chief Mike McNealy, came to the board to request available times to perform 45 interviews for open positions.

Zah Wirrig, Director of Public Projects,  provided an update on the Franklin Street Reconstruction Project and stated that as of this past Monday, the road is closed. However, he did say that all businesses continue to be open and the completion date for this project is September 1st. 

Zach also provided an update on the CCMG  2024-01 Award by stating they were awarded what they had asked for to complete the Washington Street Project. He added that they hope to receive the funding in July. The bidding process for this project will begin in June.

Mayor Josh Marsh spoke about the Cintas agreement by stating that he and the department heads have created a tailored agreement for services that they utilize and have removed services that they have not been using but paying for. The contract will be for 5 years and will be less expensive now than it was during the last negotiations. This contract is only for uniform pants, as the mayor and the person heads have decided to go with polo shirts for workers. The goal of the shirts will be that they last 18 months. The Board of Works approved this agreement.

Mayor Marsh reminded all in attendance that Heavy Trash is  May 20th-24th. He reminded everyone that it is for residential customers in the city of Greensburg and that there is no construction material allowed.

The Board of Works approved all claims. 

The meeting was adjourned.

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