REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

September 6, 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 August 30, 2011, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

There were no bid openings.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

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

 

Department Head Reports:

Fire Chief Dale Freeman announced that Shawn Waldron had successfully completed the written Firefighters Aptitude Examination, the Physical Agility Test administered by the Mishawaka Firefighter Pension Board as well as the medical and psychological testing required for becoming a member of the Mishawaka Fire Department.  He also recommended that he be approved for probationary employment effective September 6, 2011.  Mr. Watson moved that Shawn Waldron be approved for probationary employment effective September 6, 2011.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mayor Wood swore in Shawn Waldron Probationary Firefighter for the Mishawaka Fire Department effective September 6, 2011.

 

Electric Division Manager Tim Erickson said the inaugural Indiana Municipal Electric Association (IMEA) rodeo competition was held on August 26th and 27th in Anderson, IN and Mishawaka took top honors in the competition.  He said Nathan Prenkert finished 1st overall; Jack Kudlacz placed 2nd overall; and Journeymen Team consisting of Chuck Bailey, Scott Flynn, Tim Draskovits, and Shane Reynolds placed 3rd overall.  Mr. Erickson said cities competing included Richmond, Anderson, Crawfordsville, Mishawaka, Tel City, Rising Sun, Flora, Scottsburg, Jasper, and Garrett. 

 

Mayor Wood congratulated the men on their accomplishments and thanked them for providing the citizens of Mishawaka with “world class service.”

 

Mr. Erickson requested the Board’s approval to advertise for bids for a new 4-wheel drive loader/backhoe with bids to be opened on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.  Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Community Development Director Lory Timmer requested the Board award the contract for the demolition and removal of 414 Lincolnway West to Jackson Services, the lowest, most responsive and responsible quoter, in the amount of $10,900.00.  Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board approve plans and authorize the receipt of bids for CSO 016 Battell Street Repair to be opened September 27, 2011, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented Professional Service Agreement No. 3 from First Group Engineering for Church-Union Signal Upgrade for a decrease of $168,981.78 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $371,569.22, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

Mr. Prince moved to approve thirteen (13) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Yvonne Milligan for a total amount of $3,257,841.78.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of SRF Payments:

There were no applications to approve.

 

New Business:

A request for an Exception to the Noise Control Ordinance was received from the residents at 737 E. 9th Street to host a Notre Dame football party with live music on Saturday, September 10, 2011, from noon to 10:00 p.m.  Mr. Watson moved to approve subject to the standard conditions regarding noise control.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Old Business:

Mr. West moved to approve a request from Family & Children’s Center to hold a 5K “Race to Zero” run on Sunday, September 25, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the Mishawaka Riverwalk.  Mr. West indicated this can be accomplished without closing any streets.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:37 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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