REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
August 21, 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 August 15, 2012, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Quote Opening:
Quotes were opened for Bremen Highway Whitetopping and are summarized below:

CONTRACTOR BASE QUOTE
Pioneer Associates, Inc., Albion, IN $135,684.85
Rieth-Riley Const. Co., Inc. South Bend, IN $107,473.00
Walsh & Kelly, Inc., South Bend, IN $155,594.25

Mr. West said the quotes would be taken under advisement for review and consideration by the City’s consultant.

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

Department Head Reports:
Mishawaka Utilities General Manager Jim Schrader requested the Board approve Utility Board Resolution 2012-01 Amending the Schedule of Compensation for Mishawaka Utilities for Calendar Year 2012 – “Senior Bookkeeper”, as correction of a Scrivener error. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Police Chief Ken Witkowski said “Operation Cool Your Engine” started today as Mishawaka students head back to school.

City Planner Ken Prince presented a Professional Service Agreement with Specialty Systems of South Bend for additional asbestos abatement in transite soffits and clean-up at 402 Lincolnway West for the not-to-exceed amount of $14,250.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board approve plans and authorize quotes for Battell Center Parking Improvement to be opened September 4, 2012, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
Mr. Prince moved to approve eighteen (18) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Yvonne Milligan for a total amount of $9,149,360.61. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of SRF Pay Applications:
Mr. Watson moved to approve SRF – Disbursement Request #65 from Lawson-Fisher Associates for engineering services for Juday Creek Forcemain Rehab in the amount of $23,306.00. Mr. West Prince seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
A request from the Hospice Foundation for “Cycle at Sunset” event to be held on the Riverwalk was discussed and it was determined no Board action was required.

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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