REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
April 10, 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 April 3, 2012, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.
 
Bid Openings:
Bids were opened for River Crossing No. 2 Bio-Filter and are summarized below:
 
CONTRACTOR                                                                       BASE BID
John Boettcher Sewer & Excavating                                     $578,037.00
Thieneman Construction                                                    $432,100.00
 
Mr. West indicated these bids would be taken under advisement for review and consideration by the Engineering Department. Mr. West said the Engineer’s Estimate for the project was $345,524.00.
 
Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood introduced and welcomed Geoffrey Spiess our new Staff Attorney.
 
Mayor Wood announced a staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.
 
Department Head Reports:
Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested the Board accept the voluntary resignation of Firefighter Chad Walther effective April 10, 2012. He said he was appointed on April 19, 2011. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.
 
Park Superintendent Terry Zeller submitted a request to remove one tree in the right of way at 1418 E. 4th Street. The tree has been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department Landscaper. 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 909 Grand Boulevard to be opened on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.
 
Mr. Prince presented a Professional Service Agreement with Lawson-Fisher Associates for street design services associated with Hospice site redevelopment for a not-to-exceed amount of $100,990.00 and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.
 
Mr. Prince presented a Professional Service Agreement with Lawson-Fisher Associates for design services related to Riverwalk extension for the not-to-exceed amount of $101,495.00 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:
There was no new business.
 
Old Business:
An Interlocal agreement with St. Joseph County and City of South Bend for cost sharing to fund WNIT Public Television to operate and manage a local public access channel continued under advisement.
 
Mr. Prince moved to deny a request to close the 100 block of East Colfax, at the recommendation of the Police Department, but approve a noise ordinance waiver, between 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. midnight on Saturday, May 19, 2012, for a birthday party with possible live band subject to normal conditions of approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.
 
Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:22 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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