REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
January 2, 2013

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order at 10:00 a.m. The Board organization was determined for 2013. 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 reappoint Kari Myers as Clerk of the Board. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of December 18, 2012, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood was not available for today’s Board meeting. Mr. West announced a brief staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Reports:
City Planner Ken Prince presented a Professional Services Agreement with Schuler Shook for lighting design for cable staid bridge and riverfront lighting for the not-to-exceed amount of $5,000.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince presented Supplement No. 4 from Kil Architecture for Mishawaka River Center Apartments Project for an increase of $8,253.97 for a new contract amount of $387,526.47, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.
Street Commissioner Mike Watson requested the Board’s approval to receive bids for one (1) compact sweeper for the Street Department to be opened on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West presented Professional Services Agreement Supplement
No. 1 from DLZ for expanded scope of design services for Fir-Capital Connector for development of final road construction plans for an increase of $392,220.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $567,720.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented a Professional Services Agreement with DLZ for right-of-way acquisition services for Dragoon Trail Right Turn Lane (northeast corner Dragoon and Bremen Highway) for the not-to-exceed amount of $33,840.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
Mr. Watson moved to approve ten (10) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Yvonne Milligan for a total amount of $3,391,266.16. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of SRF Pay Applications:
There were no applications to approve.

New Business:
Mr. West said a request for renewal of Secondhand Store License has been received from Mowers & More, 1215 E. Jefferson Blvd. Mr. Prince moved to approve the renewal as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Old Business:
A Notice of Recognition of Encroachment for sign at Creekside Terre Apartment Complex located at 1000 Creekside Court continued under advisement.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:16 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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