REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

June 28, 2011

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:05 a.m.  All members were present.  Mr. Watson moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of June 21, 2011, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

There were no bid openings.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

Mayor Wood was not available for today’s Board meeting.  Mr. West said he knows the Mayor would want to thank the Summerfest Committee for their hard work, which continues all year.  He also thanked the Parks Department, Central Services, Utilities, and Police Department for their contributions without which a successful event would not be possible.

 

Department Head Reports:

Interim Park Superintendent Tom Klaer indicated the Department of Natural Resources would be trapping and tagging geese at Merrifield Park for tracking purposes.

 

Julie DeKeizer from the Mayor’s office indicated there would be a 4th of July concert at Beutter Park beginning at 8:30 p.m. with fireworks at dusk.

 

Community Development Director Lory Timmer requested the Board award the contract for wall repair at 327 Lincolnway West to T. George Podell for a not-to-exceed amount of $5,470.00.  Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Ms. Timmer requested the Board award the contract for mold and lead paint removal at 402 Lincolnway West to Specialty Systems of South Bend for a not-to-exceed amount of $7,225.00.  Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

City Planner Ken Prince presented a Professional Service Agreement with DLZ for design engineering services and property acquisition and permitting for the Riverwalk extension from Race to Cedar Streets for the not-to-exceed amount of $247,970.00, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West presented an agreement with INDOT for Federal Highway Funding for school flasher upgrades, guard rails on Dragoon, delineators along Dragoon, and improvement and signalization at Logan and Dragoon and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented a Professional Service Agreement with DLZ for right-of-way acquisition for Main Street Improvements, Ardennes to Edison for the not-to-exceed amount of $58,770.00 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented a Professional Service Agreement with R.W. Armstrong for design engineering services for improvements to Hill and First Streets for the not-to-exceed amount of $74,100.00 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

 

 

Approval of Claims:

Mr. Prince moved to approve twelve (12) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Yvonne Milligan for a total amount of $9,245,380.32.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of SRF Pay Applications:

Mr. Watson moved to approve SRF - Disbursement Request #139 from Greeley & Hansen LLC for Influent Sewer at WWTP in the amount of $3,956.00.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

New Business:

A request was received from Kaser’s Auction to close the street in front of 115 N. Middleboro Street on Sunday, July 24, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to hold an auction.  Mr. Prince moved to approve with the understanding there will be no parking in the street; only staging of merchandise.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

A request was received from River Bend Cancer Services to close Union Street between Lincolnway East to the south end of the Beiger Mansion property in order to hold a fundraising event from 11:00 a.m. on Thursday July 21, 2011 to 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2011.  Mr. Prince moved to approve subject to the normal conditions regarding outdoor music and public safety.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

A request was received from residents of Southampton to close Anchor Court between Sail and Anchor Drive on July 2, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to midnight for a block party.  Mr. Watson moved to approve subject to the normal conditions regarding outdoor music and public safety.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Old Business:

Mr. Watson moved to approve a request from the Tilted Kilt located at 1032 E. University Drive to host a “Bike Night” with alcohol and food outside every Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. subject to the normal conditions regarding outdoor music and public safety.  Mr. Prince seconded and asked Chief Witkowski to provide an ending date for the weekly event.  Motion carried.

 

Open Items:

Grievance Hearings #10-01 and #10-02 originally scheduled for February 22, 2011 have been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 106.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:35 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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