REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
July 10, 2012

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:00 a.m. All members were present. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of July 3, 2012, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Opening:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood announced a staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Reports:
Mishawaka Utilities General Manager Jim Schrader requested the Board approve a Pole Attachment Agreement between the Electric Division and Great Lakes Comnet for a ten year period, effective July 24, 2012. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Park Superintendent Terry Zeller submitted a request remove one tree and stump in the right of way at 602 W. Grove Street. The tree has been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department Landscaper. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Zeller submitted a request to remove one tree and stump in the right of way at 702 E. Lawrence 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.

Mr. Zeller submitted a request to remove one tree and stump in the right of way at 311 Park Avenue. The tree has been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department Landscaper. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Sewer Maintenance Department Manager Tom Dolly indicated there had been several incidents of stolen man-hole covers. New covers need to be ordered from the foundry, or use existing covers in stock but that may require the re-working of the opening. Police Chief Witkowski asked Mr. Dolly to file a report with the police if this happens in the future.

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board approve plans and authorize receipt of bids for Milburn Area Sewer Improvements, Division “J”, to be opened July 31, 2012, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board award the contract for Milburn Area Sewer Improvements CIPP Lateral Lining, Phase I, to BLD Services, LLC, the lowest most responsive, responsible bidder in the amount of $1,494,340.00 and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
Mr. Watson moved to approve seventeen (17) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Yvonne Milligan for a total amount of $4,021,819.86. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

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

New Business:
A request was received from River Bend Cancer Services to close Union Street between Lincolnway East to the south end of the Beiger Mansion property in order to hold a fundraising event from 11:00 a.m. on Thursday July 19, 2012 to 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2012. Mr. Prince moved to approve subject to the normal conditions regarding outdoor music and public safety. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Old Business:
Mr. Watson moved to approve a request from Heritage Square for Noise Ordinance Waiver for an outdoor concert to be held on Friday, July 13, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., subject to the normal conditions of approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

A request from Michiana YMCA to close various streets along Mishawaka Avenue for “3 for 3 Triathlon” bike ride on Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. continued under advisement.

Open Items:
A review of Taxicab Company License Application for American Cab, 702 E. Mishawaka Avenue and determination of issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience continued under advisement.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:35 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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