Board of Public Works & Safety


The Board of Public Works and Safety is established in accordance to Indiana Code (IC 36-4-9-8) pertaining to third class cities.  The Board of Public Works and Safety consists of three members, one being mayor. The remaining two members are appointed by the mayor and must be residents of the city and may hold other appointments or hold elected offices.  

The public safety function of the board includes law enforcement and fire protection. The public works function of the board includes control over streets, sanitation, transportation, sewers and city utilities.  All city department heads work in conjunction with the members of the Board of Public Works and Safety.

The Board of Public Works and Safety address issues such as contractual agreements that bind the city, closing streets, and using city facilities.  Approval of motions at the public Board of Works and Safety meetings require a majority vote.


  • Greg York- Mayor
  • David Barker- Director of Public Works and Safety
  • Joel Harvey- City Attorney

Meeting Schedule

  • Board of Public Works Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 10:00AM on the 3rd floor in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 227 North Main Street.
  • Board of Works Meeting Minutes Log

Contact Us

Greg York,
227 N Main St
New Castle, IN 47362
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  • Phone: (765) 529-7605
  • Fax: (765) 521-6846
  • Staff Directory
  • Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Mondays each month at 10am on the 3rd floor (Council Chambers)

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