REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

July 26, 2011

 

 

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 July 19, 2011, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

There were no bid openings.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

Mayor Wood indicated there would be no staff meeting following today’s Board meeting.

 

Department Head Reports:

Interim Park Superintendent Tom Klaer submitted a request to remove one tree and stump in the right of way at each of the following locations:  1121 E. Mishawaka Avenue, 620 N. State Street, and 527 E. 3rd Street.  The trees have been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department Landscaper.  Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West presented a Professional Service Agreement with Lawson-Fisher Associates for construction engineering services for Trinity Drive bridge construction over Juday Creek for the not-to-exceed amount of $7,500.00, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented a Professional Service Agreement with DLZ for design engineering services for roadway and utility extension for Bennington Drive north of Harrison Road for the not-to-exceed amount of $79,000.00, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

Mr. Prince moved to approve fifteen (15) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Yvonne Milligan for a total amount of $8,160,143.70.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of SRF Pay Applications:

Mr. Prince moved to approve SRF - Disbursement Request #52 from Lawson-Fisher Associates for engineering services for the Juday Creek Forcemain Rehab in the amount of $7,638.00, and SRF Disbursement Request #53 from HRP Construction for Juday Creek Forcemain Rehab in the amount of $616,074.00.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Public Hearing:

Mr. West opened the public hearing for a secondhand store license submitted by Richard Klein located at 2029 Lincolnway West.  Jeff Logan appeared to speak on behalf of the request.  Mr. Logan said this is an additional location for them (currently have a store located at 417 W. 4th St.) and will be able to have more appliances at this location.

 

Mr. West asked Mr. Logan where he got his appliances.  He said they purchase them, repair them for resale. 

 

Mr. West closed the public hearing.  Mr. Prince asked if they will be storing any appliances outside.  Mr. Logan said no. 

 

Mr. Prince asked if he was familiar with the sign ordinance.  Mr. Logan said yes.

 

Mr. Prince also asked if any improvements were planned for the building.  Mr. Logan said no.

 

Mr. West asked if Mr. Logan owned the building.  He said no.

 

Mr. Watson moved to approve the second hand store license for Logan’s Appliances at 2029 Lincolnway West.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

New Business:

Requests for disabled parking spaces have been received from the residents at 822 W. Lawrence Street, 506 Carlton Street, and 209 S. Center Street.  These requests have been reviewed by the Mishawaka Police Department’s Traffic Bureau.  Upon their review, the Police Department recommends that these applications be approved.  Mr. West moved to approve the disabled parking requests as presented.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried

 

Old Business:

A request from the Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes to hold their Annual Fall Frolic on October 1, 2011 continued under advisement.

 

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 10:17 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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