REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

October 12, 2010

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:00 a.m.  All members were present.  Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of October 5, 2010, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

There were no bid openings.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

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

 

Department Head Reports:

Staff Attorney Cory Hamel presented Resolution 2010-08 approving an agreement between the City of Mishawaka and the Central Services Department, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 364, and requested the Board’s approval of same.   Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Hamel presented Resolution 2010-09, approving an agreement between the City of Mishawaka and Sewer Department, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 364, and requested the Board’s approval of same.  Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West thanked Mr. Hamel and the negotiating team for their months of work.

 

Police Chief Ken Witkowski requested the Board promote Patrol Officer Adam J. Northcutt to the rank of Corporal as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Mishawaka and the Mishawaka Fraternal Order of Police; Article XVII; Section 4 – Corporal positions, effective October 16, 2010.  Mr. Prince moved to approve the promotion of Patrol Officer Northcutt to the rank of Corporal effective October 16, 2010.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Wastewater Division Manager Karl Kopec presented Change Order #11 from Walsh Construction for the Waste Water Treatment Plant expansion and improvements for an increase of $8,927.20 for a new contract amount of $36,535,135.79.  Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

City Planner Ken Prince requested the Board declare an emergency on behalf of the Park and Central Services Department and authorize DLZ to obtain quotes for the repair of the Battell Park Band Shell outside of the Board’s duly established process.  Mr. Prince said water that is supposed to drain off the roof is finding its way through the wall and is causing the brick to crack and pull away from the structure, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West presented Supplement No. 1 from First Group Engineering for design services on Church-Union improvements for an increase of $51,986.00 for a new contract amount of $227,186.00 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented Supplement No. 3 from Lawson-Fisher Associates for additional design services on Holy Cross Parkway Lift Station, Phase IB, for an increase of $62,000.00 for a new contract amount of $897,509.69 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented a correction to Supplement No. 1 to Lawson-Fisher Associates for Holy Cross Parkway Force Main Phases IIC and IID that was approved on September 17, 2010.  Mr. West indicated the supplemental amount was stated as $102,300.00 and should have been $103,200.00 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

There were no claims to approve.

 

Approval of SRF Pay Applications:

There were no applications to approve.

 

New Business:

A request was received from Midland Engineering to close the north/south alley between Lincolnway East and Third Street from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for approximately ten (10) working days beginning October 14, 2010, for a re-roof project at 1st Source Bank.  Mr. West moved to approve with the conditions the barricades be placed at Lincolnway and that a letter be sent to the businesses located inside of the building detailing the work and including a contact name and phone number of the roofing company.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

A request was received from Gates Chevy World to hold a Grand Opening Event from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on October 21 and 22, 2010 with a live band, and a DJ from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 23, 2010.  Mr. Prince moved to approve subject to the normal conditions regarding live music, and allowing one (1) temporary sign only.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

A request was received from St. Joseph Parish to close Spring Street between Third and Fourth Streets on Friday, October 15, 2010, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a Halloween Party.  Mr. Watson moved to approve.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Unfinished Business:

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

10:22 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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