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Board of Public Works and Safety

Board of Public Works and Safety2022-01-27T08:13:14-05:00

Meeting: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 3:30pm at the Council Chambers at City Hall

Responsibilities: Oversee all city operations and approve major purchases

Cities with a population of less than 35,000, such as Nappanee, are designated as third-class cities and are required by state law to have a Board of Works. The mayor is a member of the Board, and he appoints two other people to serve.

The Board of Public Works and Safety’s major function is ensuring police, fire and EMS protection, street, and municipal water and sewer operations for the City of Nappanee. In addition, the BOW approves and maintains all contractual agreements in which the City enters.

Items of business to be placed on the Board of Works agenda must be in the Clerk-Treasurer’s office by 4:00pm the Monday prior to the Board meeting. Click here to view the 2022 meeting dates.

The following items of business must be approved by majority vote from the Board of Works at a public meeting:

  • All contractual agreements that bind the city
  • Closing a street for a foot race, parade, block party, etc.
  • Use of city facilities for a meeting or event


Mayor Phil Jenkins
Rodney Stump
Wayne Scheumann

To contact any of these members please call Nappanee City Hall at 574-773-2112