Bedford Board of Works approves promotions

BEDFORD – The Bedford Board of Works approved five promotions Monday afternoon.

The following firefighters were approved for permanent status in their promotions after their year long probationary period.

  • Jay V. Faubion – Battalion Chief
  • Neil Riley – Captain
  • Zachary J. Zoller – Lieutenant
  • Lucas P. Pinnick – Senior Firefighter

The fire department promotions incurred following the retirement of a firefighter last year.

Bedford Police Department Detective Captain Kye Louden was promoted to Detective Major, his promotion is now permanent. Louden has overseen the detective division since August of 2020.

“He has proven to be capable of his new duties,” said Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore.

Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore also announced the resignation of Bedford Police officer Maxwell Meddings. Officer Meddings submitted his resignation on February 2, 2021, his final day was March 2, 2021.

Officer Meddings wanted to pursue another opportunity closer to Cincinnati, Ohio, which will allow him to be closer to family. He was an officer with the Bedford Police Department for three years coming from the Indiana University Police Department.

The Board of Works approved the standard operating procedure for the Bedford Fire Department in regards to overtime pay and Comp time procedures.

The board approved CPR Classes with instructor Chris Sites for 58 city employees. The employees will be trained in CPR, AED, and choking. The cost of the training is $2,800.

“This will be a great asset not only for the city employees but for the community who will have trained individuals located throughout the city,” said Bedford Mayor Sam Craig.

In other business:

  • Approved and accepted training for supervisors on drug and alcohol awareness. This course will help supervisors identify situations where drug and alcohol use may be an issue within the workplace. The total cost for the training is $781. This course is executed periodically with refresher courses on an annual basis.
  • Approved Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore’s request for an update to the standard operating procedures for towing services within the city. There are currently three towing services within the City of Bedford, and two towing services one from Springville, and the other from Monroe County wanting to provide towing services.
  • Approved Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore’s request for maximum towing and storage fees for the City of Bedford. The last time the ordinance was updated was in 1984. The cost of towing will be $80, with a storage fee of $30 for outside storage and $40 a day for inside storage.
  • Approved the Wright Minor Subdivision, 4.27 acres will be subdivided into three lots.
  • Approved the summer mowing contract for city properties.
  • Approved $23,000 contract for Geotechnical Evaluation Services. This will allow core drilling from the Spider Creek lift station to the Waste Water Treatment facility on Pumphouse Road.
  • Approved a contract for Bledsoe Riggert Cooper James to do survey work and topography survey from the Spider Creek lift station to the Waste Water Treatment facility on Pumphouse road. The project is an Indiana Department of Environment project.