REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
August 15, 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 August 7, 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 meeting. Mr. West announced a brief staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Report:
Police Chief Ken Witkowski requested the Board promote Probationary Officer Joshua A. Watts to the rank of Patrol Officer effective August 16, 2012. Mr. Watson moved to approve the promotion of Probationary Officer Joshua A. Watts to the rank of Patrol Officer effective August 16, 2012. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Building Commissioner Brock Hundt presented the Building Department statistics for the month of July, 2012. He said permits were issued for two new single family homes bringing the total to 18 for the year, same as this time last year. Permits were also issued for a new multi-family building.

Park Superintendent Terry Zeller submitted a request to remove one tree and stump in the right of way at 501 Forest 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.

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board award the contract for Milburn Area Sewer Improvements Division “J”, Phase I, to HRP Construction Inc., the lowest most responsive, responsible bidder in the amount of $1,197,000.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board award the contract for Battell Street Storm Sewer and CSO 016 Erosion Repair – Rebid, to C & E Excavating, Inc., the lowest most responsive, responsible bidder in the amount of $763,765.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board award the contract for Hospice Site Infrastructure to C & E Excavating, Inc., the lowest most responsive, responsible bidder in the amount of $1,484,433.01, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board award the contract for Merrifield Avenue Sidewalk and Curb Installation to Walsh & Kelly, Inc., the lowest most responsive, responsible bidder for the base bid of $182,116.25 plus Alternate #1 for $15,169.01 for a total contract amount of $197,285.26, 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.

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 10:12 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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