REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

January 25, 2011

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:03 a.m.  All members were present.  Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of January 18, 2011, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

There were no bid openings.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

Mayor Wood was not available for today’s Board meeting.

 

Department Head Reports:

Staff Attorney Cory Hamel indicated he had been contacted by the Teamster’s Business Agent to reschedule Grievance Hearings #10-01 and #10-02 for February 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 106.

 

Police Chief Ken Witkowski requested the Board promote Patrol Officer Jeffrey Price 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 January 29, 2011.  Mr. Watson moved to approve the promotion of Patrol Officer Price to the rank of Corporal effective January 29, 2011.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested that the Board accept the voluntary retirement of Douglas Baldini who has served the Mishawaka Fire Department for 29 years, effective March 22, 2011.  The Board extended their thanks and congratulations to Mr. Baldini for his dedicated service to the community.  Mr. Prince moved for the Board’s approval to accept the voluntary retirement of Douglas Baldini effective March 22, 2011.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

City Planner Ken Prince presented an Escrow Agreement between L. L. Geans and Lake City Bank for the Hillis Hans Park Improvements and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West presented a Professional Service Agreement with Lawson-Fisher Associates for the survey, design, and permits for the repair of the Battell Street Storm Sewer at CSO 016 for a not-to-exceed amount of $21,110.00 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented a Professional Service Agreement with DLZ for right-of-way acquisition of four parcels for North Main Street Improvements, Phase VII (between Edison Lakes Parkway and Day Road) for a not-to-exceed amount of $15,980.00 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

Mr. Prince moved to approve sixteen (16) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Yvonne Milligan for a total amount of $12,895,148.41.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of SRF Pay Applications:

There were no applications to approve.

 

New Business:

Mr. West said requests for renewal of Secondhand Store Licenses have been received from the businesses listed below:

 

GameStop #721, 5656 Grape Road

GameStop #4209, 6501 Grape Road

 

Mr. West moved to approve the renewals as presented.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:16 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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