REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
October 9, 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 October 2, 2012, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

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

Department Head Reports:
Community Development Director Dave Thomas presented a Professional Services Agreement with Specialty Systems of South Bend for asbestos abatement at 422 E. Grove Street for the not-to-exceed amount of $1,425.00. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince presented a Professional Services Agreement with Specialty Systems of South Bend for attic clean up at Mishawaka River Center Apartments for the not-to-exceed amount of $28,000.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Street Commissioner Mike Watson requested the City enter into an Inter-Governmental Agreement with Town of Osceola to allow them to purchase up to 60 tons of enhance road salt from the City of Mishawaka for the bid price of $70.71 per ton. Mr. Watson indicated this agreement would run from December 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Watson announced leaf pick-up starts next Monday. Leaves will be picked up the day before regular trash pick up.

Engineering Director Gary West presented a Deed of Dedication for right-of-way at the southeast corner of Bennington and Harrison Road and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented a Professional Services Agreement with Lawson-Fisher Associates for engineering services for West Street storm water master plan and design services for the not-to-exceed amount of $357,250.00, 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. Watson moved to approve SRF – Disbursement Request #69 from Cummins Crosspoint for three (3) lift station back-up generators in the amount of $47,510.00. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
Requests for disabled parking spaces have been received from the residents at 422 W. 8th Street and 231 E. Marion Street. These requests have been reviewed by the Mishawaka Police Department’s Traffic Bureau. Upon their review, the Police Department recommends that these applications be approved. Mr. West moved to approve the disabled parking request for 422 W. 8th Street and 231 E. Marion Street. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

A request for disabled parking space has been received from the resident at 802 Dale Avenue. This request has been reviewed by the Mishawaka Police Department’s Traffic Bureau. Upon their review, the Police Department recommends that this application be denied due to the availability of off-street parking. Mr. West moved to deny the request. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Old Business:
A request for renewal of a Tattoo and/or Body Piercing License has been received from Peggie O’Neil, 4609 Grape Road, Ste D-9 and reviewed by the Mishawaka Police Department. Mr. West moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

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 10:14 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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