REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

January 4, 2011

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order at 10:00 a.m.  The Board organization was determined for 2011.  Mr. Prince moved to maintain current officers.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of December 28, 2010, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

There were no bid openings.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

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

 

Department Head Reports:

Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested that the Board accept the voluntary retirement of Donald Block who has served the Mishawaka Fire Department for 28 years and 7 months, effective January 5, 2011.  The Board extended their thanks and congratulations to Mr. Block for his dedicated service to the community.  Mr. Watson moved for the Board’s approval to accept the voluntary retirement of Donald Block effective January 5, 2011.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Community Development Director Lory Timmer requested the Board award the contract for asbestos abatement at 231 E. Ninth Street to Specialty Systems of South Bend, Inc. for a total not-to-exceed amount of $825.00.  Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Ms. Timmer requested the Board award the contract for asbestos abatement at 802 W. Eighth Street to Specialty Systems of South Bend, Inc. for a total not-to-exceed amount of $1,650.00.  Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Ms. Timmer requested the Board amend the contract with Specialty Systems of South Bend, Inc. for asbestos abatement at 402 LWW to include additional work on the 1st and 2nd floor, new entry, and elevator shaft, in the amount of $9,600.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $47,745.00.   Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented.  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 #132 from Greeley and Hansen LLC for the Waste Water Treatment Plant expansion in the amount of $535.00.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Public Hearing:

Mr. West opened the public hearing for a secondhand store license submitted by Paul Cape located at 512 W. Edison Road.  Mr. Cape presented the request.  He said the business was previously owned by his sister, Ashlee Martin, and she was turning it over to him. 

 

Mr. West asked where he obtained his merchandise.  Mr. Cape said resale and consignment.  He said they are located in the former Coach’s Cash Station building and feels they are providing a much needed service to the community; allowing people to buy used merchandise for a cost much less than new.

 

Mr. West asked what the name of the business is.  Mr. Cape said Useful Things Resale.

 

Mr. West closed the public hearing.  Mr. Watson moved for the Board’s approval of the secondhand store license.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Old Business:

Mr. West noted that Grievances 10-01 and 10-02 that were filed by Teamsters Local 364 on behalf of Patricia Duck and Stacy Madison, respectively, will be held on January 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in room 106 of City Hall.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:11 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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