REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

March 13, 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 March 6, 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 brief staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

 

Department Head Reports:

Fire Chief Dale Freeman reported Probationary Firefighter Joshua Courtney had successfully completed his one year probationary period and recommended he be promoted to First Class Firefighter effective March 15, 2012.  Mr. Watson moved that the Board promote Firefighter Courtney to First Class Firefighter effective March 15, 2012.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Park Superintendent Terry Zeller submitted a request to remove one tree and stump in the right of way at 718 Indiana Avenue.  The tree has been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department Landscaper.  Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented.  Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

 

Electric Division Manager Tim Erickson requested the Board’s approval to award the bid for new 4 wheel drive extended cab with 42’ aerial device to Altec Industries, the lowest most responsive, responsible bidder, for the base bid of $108,500.00 less $17,500.00 trade ins for a total award of $91,000.00.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

City Planner Ken Prince presented a Buy-Sell Agreement for a single family home at 913 Grand Boulevard in the amount of $61,500.00, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Prince requested the Board award the contract for demolition of 526 Lincolnway East to Grade-Rite Excavating, the lowest most responsive, responsible quoter, in the amount of $12,750.00, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board approve plans and authorize receipt of bids for a Bio-Filter at River Crossing #2 to be opened April 10, 2012, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 1 Final from Walsh & Kelly for Lynn Street Improvements for a decrease of $21,439.04 for a final contract amount of $633,970.86, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson 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:

Mr. West set a hearing for Police Officer Gregory Carr for Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 106 in City Hall. 

 

Old Business:

Mr. Watson moved to approve a request to use the Mishawaka Riverwalk for the Sunburst Marathon, 6:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2012.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Watson moved to approve a request for Noise Ordinance Waiver for Tilted Kilt for a St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to midnight, subject to normal conditions of approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

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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