REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

September 21, 2010

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:05 a.m.  All members were present.  Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of September 14, 2010, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

There were no bid openings.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

Mr. West welcomed Mayor Wood.  Mayor Wood said he appreciated all the help from everyone during his transition.  He indicated his replacement to fill his vacant spot on the Common Council had been chosen and will be Mike Bellovich, and he will be sworn in on Friday at

8:30 a.m..

 

Mayor Wood indicated a brief staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

 

Department Head Reports:

Park Superintendent Mike Faulkner submitted a request to remove a tree and stump in the right of way at 216 Alford Street.  The tree has been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department landscaper.  Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

City Planner Ken Prince presented Change Order #2 from Walsh Construction for Mishawaka Avenue Bridge work for an increase of $28,341.00 for a new contract amount of $5,744,747.87; and Change Order #3 from Walsh Construction also for Mishawaka Avenue Bridge work for an increase of $1,156.00 for a new contract amount of $5,745,903.87, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West presented Change Order #2 from HRP Construction, Inc. for Holy Cross Parkway Forcemain Ph IIF for an increase of $81,822.35 for a new contract amount of $1,641,587.45 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented Professional Service Agreement Supplement #1 from Lawson-Fisher Associates for Holy Cross Parkway Forcemain, Ph IIF for an increase of $19,500.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $98,320.00 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented Professional Service Agreement Supplement #1 from Lawson-Fisher Associates for Holy Cross Parkway Forcemain Ph IIB for an increase of $12,038.52 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $57,538.52 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented Professional Service Agreement Supplement #1 from Lawson-Fisher Associates for Holy Cross Parkway Forcemain Ph IIC and IID for an increase of $10,900.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $102,300.00 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

Mr. Prince moved to approve seventeen (17) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Yvonne Milligan for a total amount of $8,476,840.67.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of SRF Pay Applications:

Mr. Prince moved to approve SRF - Disbursement Request #38 from DLZ for engineering services in the amount of $9,200.00.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Watson moved to approve SRF – Disbursement Request #128 from Walsh Construction Company for construction services in the amount of $678,664.00.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

New Business:

There was no new business.

 

Old Business:

Mr. West moved to approve the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office “Justice Ride” to be held on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. with live music and use of various city streets subject to the procession being escorted by a sworn police officer.  Mr. Prince seconded; but indicated a letter from the property owner or Home Depot authorizing the event would need to be provided, and a layout of parking will also need to be submitted; motion carried.

 

Police Chief Ken Witkowski indicated the resident at 549 W. 4th Street has withdrawn their request to close Wells Street south of 4th Street to the alley for a wedding reception on Saturday, October 2, 2010. 

 

The request to close Fern Hill Drive on Sunday, October 31, 2010 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. to hold a Halloween Party and allow children to trick or treat was considered by the Board.  Police Chief Witkowski indicated he was not in favor of this request due to concerns regarding the location and the flow of traffic in the neighborhood.  Mr. Watson moved to deny the request.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at

10:27 a.m.

 

Gary West – President of the Board of

Public Works and Safety/Utility Board

 

Kari Myers, Clerk of the Board of

Public Works and Safety/Utility Board

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