REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

February 14, 2012

 

 

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 February 7, 2012, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson 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 requested the Board’s approval to promote Travis Verslype to the rank of Lieutenant on a contingent basis, effective February 14, 2012.  The Board asked Chief Freeman to review Travis Verslype for the first year of said rank.  Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Chief Freeman requested the Board’s approval to promote Lieutenant Brent Mishler to the rank of Captain on a contingent basis, effective February 14, 2012.  The Board asked Chief Freeman to review Brent Mishler for the first year of said rank.  Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Electric Division Manager Tim Erickson requested the Board’s approval to receive bids for one (1) 2012 or newer four-wheel drive extended cab utility body service truck with 42’ insulated aerial device to be opened on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.  Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

City Planner Ken Prince requested the Board authorize the receipt of quotes for the demolition and removal of 511 W. Sixth Street to be opened on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Prince requested the Board award the demolition of 426 W. Ninth Street to Grade-Rite Excavating, the lowest most responsive and responsible quoter, in the amount of $6,720.00, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board approve plans and sign the cover sheet for Church/Union Corridor signal modernization and interconnect from Lincolnway to Dragoon, Des No. 0901527 (80% Federal funding), with bids to be let in early July, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

There were no claims to approve.

 

Approval of SRF Pay Applications:

There were no applications to approve.

 

New Business:

A request from Heritage Square to host a St. Patrick’s Day party on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. was taken under advisement.

A request from “Bike the Bend” to use the Riverwalk, Central, Merrifield, Crawford Parks, plus Monkey Island on Sunday, May 20, 2012 between 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for their Third Annual Event, was taken under advisement.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:18 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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