REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

November 23, 2010

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:01 a.m.  All members were present except Mr. Watson.  Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of November 16, 2010, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

There were no bid openings.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

Mayor Wood indicated that the Wastewater Division staff received seven honors at the 74th Annual Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA) Conference held last week in Indianapolis.  Four honors were received from the state IWEA and three from the national federation.  Tim Brill and Karl Kopec received the Quarter Century Operator Award in recognition of 25 years of service.  Mayor Wood said Karl Kopec also received the William D. Hatfield Award for outstanding performance and professionalism in the operation of a wastewater treatment facility.

 

The Division’s lab also received an IWEA Laboratory Excellence Award for the 9th consecutive year.  Mayor Wood recognized the excellent work of Chief Chemist Ken Botka and chemists Larry Pozgay, Jill Norton, and Tom Florkowski.

 

Mayor Wood said all 26 dedicated employees of the Wastewater Division should be commended for contributing to the successes recognized at this year’s annual conference.

 

Mayor Wood also recognized Chief Witkowski said Lieutenant Tim Williams who were recently recognized as being best in State for the DUI Task Force.

 

Department Head Reports:

Staff Attorney Cory Hamel presented Resolution 2010-12 approving a two-year collective bargaining agreement between the City of Mishawaka and the Mishawaka Police Department, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 91, and requested the Board’s approval of same.   Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented.  Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

 

Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested the Board’s approval to direct the Pension Board to hold a hearing to determine whether Steve Shedd has a covered impairment.  Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented.  Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

 

City Planner Ken Price presented professional service agreement Supplement No. 1 from DLZ for Edgewater Drive Intersection modifications for an increase of $8,250.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $48,075.00 and moved for its approval.  Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West on behalf of Street Commissioner Mike Watson requested the Board authorize receipt of bids for one (1) articulated bucket truck and chassis for the Traffic Department to be opened Tuesday, December 14, 2010, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 2-Final from Rieth-Riley Construction for Edison Lakes Parkway Whitetopping for a decrease of $209,607.19 for a final contract amount of $629,545.59, and for an extension of 12.5 days, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 2-Final from Bowen Engineering Corp. for Holy Cross Parkway Lift Station Phase IB for an increase of $48,434.16 for a final contract amount of $1,175,758.33 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 2-Final from John Boettcher Sewer & Excavating for Mill Street Improvements and Parking Lot for an increase of $139,032.48 for a final contract amount of $773,867.59 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 1 from HRP Construction for Holy Cross Parkway Lift Station Force Main, Phase IIE, for an increase of $203,330.49 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $2,473,568.49 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

 

 

Approval of Claims:

There were no claims to approve.

 

Approval of SRF Pay Applications:

Mr. Prince moved to approve SRF - Disbursement Request #41 from Lawson-Fisher Associates for Juday Creek Lift Station forcemain repair in the amount of $24,414.00, and Disbursement Request #131 from Greeley and Hansen LLC for the Waste Water Treatment Plant expansion in the amount of $1,167.00.  Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

 

New Business:

A Secondhand Store License renewal application has been received from Guitar Center #620, 5825 Grape Road, Mishawaka.  Mr. West moved to approve the Secondhand Store License renewal for Guitar Center #620, 5825 Grape Road.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Old Business:

There was no old business.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:21 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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