REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

January 3, 2012

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order at 10:01 a.m.  The Board organization was determined for 2012.  Mr. Prince moved to maintain Mr. Gary West as President of the Board of Public Works and Safety.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.  Mr. Prince moved to nominate Mr. Ronald (Mike) Watson as the Vice-President of the Board of Public Works and Safety. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.  Mr. West moved to appoint Kari Myers as Clerk of the Board.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Watson moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of December 27, 2011, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

There were no bid openings.

 

Mayor Comments:

Mayor Wood wished everyone a happy new year and also thanked all who attended the swearing-in ceremony.

 

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

 

Department Head Reports:

City Attorney John Gourley said as a reminder that if anyone has a question regarding contract language, pending litigation, or any other such matter to contact him or any member of the legal staff and they will take care of it.

 

Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested that the Board accept the voluntary retirement of Michael DeMeulenaere who has served the Mishawaka Fire Department for 32 years and 7 months, effective January 5, 2012.  The Board extended their thanks and congratulations to Mr. DeMeulenaere for his dedicated service to the community.  Mr. Watson moved for the Board’s approval to accept the voluntary retirement of Michael DeMeulenaere effective January 5, 2012.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

City Planner Ken Prince requested the Board award the contract for asbestos removal at 850 E. Fourth Street to Specialty Systems of South Bend for the not-to-exceed amount of $1,425.00, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West presented a Deed of Dedication from Meijer Stores Limited Partnership for the Fulmer Road Realignment and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

There were no claims to approve.

 

Approval of SRF Payments:

There were no applications to approve.

 

New Business:

A request for Secondhand Store License Renewal was received from Mowers & More, 1215 E. Jefferson Blvd., and taken under advisement.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:14 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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