REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

November 30, 2010

 

 

The regular meeting of the board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:02 a.m.  All members were present.  Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of November 23, 2010, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

There were no bid openings.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

Mayor Wood said the holiday season will kick off this Friday with Hometown Holidays at Beutter Park starting at 5:00 p.m. and invited everyone to attend.

 

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

 

Department Head Reports:

Staff Attorney Cory Hamel presented Utility Board Resolution 2010-04 approving a three-year collective bargaining agreement between Mishawaka Utilities and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1392, and requested the Board’s approval of same.   Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried

 

Park Superintendent Mike Faulkner said that Winter Fest will be this Saturday at Merrifield Park from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00.  It is a free family event and will feature hayrides, a bonfire, and Santa.

 

Human Resources Director Tara Antonucci said the deadline to accept applications for the Police Department is December 17.

 

Community Development Director Lory Timmer requested the Board’s approval to receive quotes for the demolition of 546 W. 6th Street and 422 S. Wells to be opened Tuesday, December 14, 2010.  Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mrs. Timmer also introduced Dave Thomas to the Board.  She said Dave recently joined the department as Program Coordinator.

 

City Planner Ken Prince presented a Professional Service Agreement with DLZ for surveying services for the south side of the St. Joseph River, Race to Cedar Streets, for the possible extension of the Riverwalk for a not-to-exceed amount of $19,900.00 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Prince presented Change Order No. 1 from Ziolkowski Construction for the Battell Park Band Shell Repair for an increase of $6,275.00 after additional deterioration was discovered, for a new contract amount of $40,309.00 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West moved for the Board’s approval to advertise for pre-qualifications of Bidders for Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) pipe lining work on future projects.

 

Mr. West presented a Professional Service Agreement with H. J. Umbaugh & Associates to provide financial advisory services for upcoming Municipal Sewer Works – Series B Revenue Bonds for long term control plan and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented the 2011 Motorola Service Agreement for voice system and high performance data for an annual cost of $513,663.24 which includes a $34,671.77 increase due to several radio units being under warranty for a partial year and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Street Commissioner Mike Watson said this would be the final week for leaf pick up and the crews may get through the City twice.

 

Approval of Claims:

Mr. Prince moved to approve fourteen (14) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Yvonne Milligan for a total amount of $8,652,323.86.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of SRF Pay Applications:

There were no applications to approve.

 

New Business:

There was no new business.

 

Old Business:

There was no old business

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