REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

February 21, 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 14, 2012, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Opening:

Bids were opened for a new ambulance for the Fire Department and are summarized below:

 

          VENDOR                                            

          Marque Ambulance, Elkhart, IN

          MODEL:  2011 International Terra Star                  BASE   $169,268.00

          Delivery:  30 days

          Discount:  0%

 

          Donley and Associates, Indianapolis, IN

          MODEL:  2011 Horton Emergency Vehicle

             623-1-WT                                                   BASE   $243,690.00

          Delivery:  Under 30 days

          Discount:  15%

 

Mr. West indicated the bids would be taken under advisement for review by the Fire Department.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

Mayor Wood thanked those who attended his State of the City address and also thanked everyone for helping to compile the date.

 

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

 

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Ken Witkowski announced that the recipients of “Officers of the Fourth Quarter” are Det. Lt. Robert Sherbun, Det. Lt. Kevin Will, Cpl. Dan Holt, and Patrol Officer Scott Robinson.  He said they were responsible for investigating, locating, and then witness several suspects burglarize a commercial business.  These suspects were linked to several burglaries unsolved commercial burglaries in the City and St. Joseph County from June, 2011 thru November, 2011.

 

Chief Witkowski said this is a great example of teamwork and determination by our Uniform and Investigative Divisions and commended them for their efforts.

 

City Planner Ken Prince requested the Board authorize the receipt of quotes for the demolition and removal of 526 Lincolnway East to be opened on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Prince requested the Board approve additional asbestos abatement at 402 Lincolnway West, Mishawaka River Center Apartments, to be performed by Specialty Systems of South Bend for the not-to-exceed amount of $5,145.00, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Prince requested the Board award the contract for asbestos removal at 511 W. 6th Street to Specialty Systems of South Bend for the not-to-exceed amount of $2,625.00, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Prince presented Change Order No. 1 from Ziolkowski Construction for the Mishawaka River Center Apartments for a decrease of $107,719.00 for a new contract amount of $7,134,781.00, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West presented an Assistance Agreement with Savannah Pass Homeowners Association for upgrade of their private sanitary sewer lift station, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

Mr. Prince moved to approve fourteen (14) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Yvonne Milligan for a total amount of $7,969,598.70.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of SRF Pay Applications:

There were no applications to approve.

 

New Business:

There was no new business.

 

Old Business:

Mr. Watson moved to approve the request from Heritage Square to host a St. Patrick’s Day party on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. to midnight.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Prince moved to approve the 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.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:28 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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