Public Works & Safety Board

Meetings

  • Second and fourth Monday of the month
  • 4 p.m.
  • Thomas A. Weaver Municipal Complex
    Fishers City Hall
    1 Municipal Drive
    Fishers, IN 46038

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Livestream & Recorded Meetings

Public Works & Safety Board meetings are live-streamed for residents to tune in at home. Recorded videos are available 24 to 48 hours following the meeting on the City of Fishers’ YouTube channel. Questions can be directed to City Hall at 317-595-3111.

5G Cell Tower Deployment

Find more info and FAQ’s about 5G Cell Tower Deployment in Fishers. The City has refined its process for 5G cell tower deployment. On August 10, 2020 the Public Works and Safety Board adopted a resolution streamlining the process for all parties involved. Below is highlighted from the resolution that outlines the new process. 

Future hearing dates/times will be updated on this site.

City Review

(a) Determination of Completion/Defects. Within ten (10) days of receipt of an application, the permit authority shall review the application to determine if the application is complete. If the permit authority determines that an application is not complete, the permit authority shall notify the applicant in writing of all defects in the application. An applicant that receives a written notice of incompletion may cure the defects and resubmit the application within fifteen (15) days of receiving the notice. If an applicant is unable to cure the defects within the fifteen (15) day period, the applicant shall notify the permit authority of the additional time the applicant requires to cure the defects.

Upon receiving a complete application, the City will inform the effected neighborhood/community association or property management group of a proposed permit(s). The City will coordinate a meeting to facilitate communication between the Applicant and neighborhood/community association or property management group to collaborate and provide feedback on proposed locations, suggest alternative locations for the Applicant’s consideration, and attempt to reach consensus prior to final consideration by the Permit Authority in general accordance with the following timeline:

  1. 4 Weeks Prior to Permit Authoritys Consideration: The City will contact the applicable community/ neighborhood association or property management group to establish a mandatory meeting between it and the Applicant.
  2. 4 Weeks Prior to Permit Authoritys Consideration: The City will send letters to property owners who are within 200’ of a proposed new utility pole and direct these residents to work with their community/neighborhood association or property management group to provide comments or concerns.
  3. 2 Weeks Prior to Permit Authoritys Consideration: The City will host a meeting (virtual or live) with the Applicant, applicable community/neighborhood association or property management group to discuss the proposed residential locations and any alternative locations proposed by the community/neighborhood association or property management group. The City will document these meetings and provide a summary of its content to the Permit Authority. The parties’ failure to reach consensus during the meeting will result in the Permit Authority making its final determination based upon the standards outlined herein.
  4. Permit Authoritys Final Consideration. The Residential Waiver will generally be considered within 4 weeks of the Applicant’s submission of a complete waiver application.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

  • Mayor Scott Fadness
  • Jeff Lantz
  • Jason Meyer

Responsibilities

The Public Works and Safety Board Pursuant to IC 36-4-9-6, is comprised of three (3) members appointed by the Mayor. A member may hold other appointive positions in city government during the member’s tenure. IC 36-4-11-2 applies to board member appointments under this section. The Mayor shall appoint a clerk for the board. Members of the Board must reside within the municipal boundaries of the City of Fishers.

Responsibilities, duties, powers and procedures of the Public Works and Safety Board shall be as set forth in IC 36-9-6-6 - Public ways and sidewalks; laying out, opening, and changing; grades

  1. The works board may lay out, open, change, and fix or change the grade of any public way, sidewalk, or public place in the city.
  2. The works board may keep a record of the grades of all public ways and sidewalks in the city.

Pursuant to Ind. Code § 36-8-3-2, the Public Works and Safety Board has exclusive control over all property relating to the following:

  1. Police department
  2. Fire department, fire alarms, and fire escapes
  3. Animal shelters
  4. Inspection of buildings

The Public Works and Safety Board may purchase the equipment and supplies and make the repairs needed by the Police and Fire Departments.