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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Bedford Board of Works Approved Several Requests Monday Afternoon

BEDFORD - (December 20, 2021) - The Bedford Board of Works had a full agenda to finish out their last meeting of the year.

The Board of Works approved the following items:

  • Approved the bid of B-Tech Technology for the installation of smoke detectors at the Red Brick at Otis Park. Due to residential quarters are available in the upper level of the facility the mayor thought it was important to install these safety features

  • Approved Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore's request to participate in Operation Pull Over for the third year. The grant sponsored by the Indiana Department Justice Institute will be split 50/50 between the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and Bedford Police Department in the amount of $25,800 (Bedford Police Department's portion)

  • Accepted the resignation of Bedford Police Officer Peyton Felix who resigned on December 2, 2021, following the death of family member. Officer Felix wanted to focus his attention on another career.

  • Accepted the bid and purchase of body camera for the Bedford Police Department from Coban Technologies. This will upgrade their body camera. The cost of the purchase is $68,380

  • Gave David Flinn, Bedford Street Commissioner permission to advertise bids for a 2003 Sprotrax vehicle and Ford F-17 Truck Vehicle from the street department

  • Gave David Flinn, Bedford Street Commissioner permission to advertise for bids for a new Grapple Truck. This vehicle will aid in the lifting of heavy objects such as mattresses and help with the clean-up of brush following severe weather.

  • Approved the agreement between the City of Bedford and Smokin Jims to hook up to the sewer connection. The septic system failed, and a sewer line will have to be installed across state road 37. Only government agencies can dig lines across state highways the city will act as an agent for the installation of the line. All costs will be absorbed by Smokin Jim's

  • Approved the Agreement with the City of Bedford and CI Underground for the installation of a water line located on South I Street. Three new homes will be installed, and the city will be the provider of water service.

  • Accepted an amended overtime policy for the fire department to cover shifts due to illness during the COVID pandemic for the first half of the year. The remainder will be used to pay comp time for firefighters in the last half of the year

  • Accepted the Minor Subdivision for Gene Riley in Broadview Section 5 and Minor Subdivision for Robert and Mellissa Ikerd in the Broadview North Subdivision

  • Approved the Agreement between McIntyre Brothers and the City of Bedford for inspection of the 10 tornado sirens for the city. The city has also replaced all but two of the tornado sirens.

  • Approved the payment of $34,000 to the White River Humane Society in 2022.

  • Approved the land acquisition on 16th Street at K Street of 16 square feet. The Indiana Department of Transportation will be resurfacing and milling 16th Street from State Road 37 to Tunnelton Road. This will also include the installation of new stoplights.

  • Approved the Replacement of personnel with Tyler McGlocklin who has completed all his required training and PERF requirements.

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