REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
July 31, 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 24, 2012, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
Bids were opened for Milburn Area Sewer Project, Division “J”, Phase I and are summarized below:

CONTRACTOR BASE BID
C & E Excavating, Elkhart, IN $1,364,003.90
HRP Construction, Inc., South Bend, IN $1,197,000.00
Rieth-Riley Construction, South Bend, IN $1,377,959.60
Selge Construction Co., Inc., Niles, MI $1,562,641.55
Walsh & Kelly, Inc., South Bend, IN $1,245,210.28

Mr. West said these bids would be taken under advisement by the City’s consultant.

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

Department Head Reports:
Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested the Board’s approval to promote David Pierce from his current rank of Lieutenant to the rank of Captain effective July 31, 2012. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Chief Freeman requested the Board’s approval to promote Eric Norris from his current rank of Driver/Operator to the rank of Lieutenant to fill a vacancy in that rank effective July 31, 2012. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Chief Freeman requested the Board’s approval to promote Andrew Breden from his current rank of Lieutenant/Paramedic, EMS Division, to the rank of Shift Supervisor, EMS Division, to fill a vacancy in that rank effective July 31, 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 401 Park Avenue. 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 presented a Professional Service Agreement with TecServ Environmental, Inc. for Monitoring Well Closure at 1126 S. Union Street for the not-to-exceed amount of $2,200.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West presented a Professional Service Agreement with Lawson-Fisher Associates for design engineering services for 2012 CIPP Lining Project for various streets for the not-to-exceed amount of $11,900.00, 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:
A request from LIFE Suicide Prevention Center to close Fir Road, Day Road, and various streets in Winding Brook Park and along Holy Cross Parkway for 5K, 10K, and 1 mile walk/run on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. was taken 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 10:15 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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