REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
August 28, 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 21, 2012, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood asked all to keep Chief Freeman and his family in their prayers as his brother was killed in an accident yesterday.

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

Department Head Reports:
Assistant Fire Chief Greg Hunt, on behalf of Chief Dale Freeman, announced that Robert Crowder, Nicholas Ponsler, and Anthony Tomlinson had successfully completed the written Firefighters Aptitude Examination, the Physical Agility Test administered by the Mishawaka Firefighter Pension Board as well as the medical and psychological testing required for becoming a member of the Mishawaka Fire Department. He also recommended that they be approved for probationary employment effective August 28, 2012. Mr. Watson moved that Robert Crowder, Nicholas Ponsler, and Anthony Tomlinson be approved for probationary employment effective August 28, 2012. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mayor Wood swore in Robert Crowder, Nicholas Ponsler, and Anthony Tomlinson as Probationary Firefighters for the Mishawaka Fire Department effective August 28, 2012.

Park Superintendent Terry Zeller submitted a request to trim or remove one tree in the right of way at 415 Dale Avenue. The tree has been analyzed and recommended for trimming or 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 a tree in the right of way at 301 W. Battell Street. He said the owner has requested the stump be left in place so as not to damage an historic decorative planter. 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 Bremen Highway Whitetopping to Rieth-Riley, the lowest most responsive, responsible, quoter in the amount of $107,473.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board award Change Order No. 1 to C & E Excavating for First Street Improvements for an increase of $54,583.50, for a new contract amount of $1,594,209.70, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Supplemental Agreement No. 2 from DLZ for additional environmental documentation for Twelfth/Harrison Road Improvements for an increase of $12,500.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $646,480.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

Approval of SRF Pay Applications:
Mr. Prince moved to approve SRF – Disbursement Request #66 from Lawson-Fisher Associates for engineering services for Juday Creek Forcemain Rehab in the amount of $8,068.00. Mr. Watson Prince seconded; motion carried.

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 10:15 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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