REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
October 16, 2012

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:01 a.m. All members were present. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of October 9, 2012, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
One bid was opened for one (1) light duty dump truck with front mounted snow plow and salt spreader and is summarized below:

BIDDER:  Selking International, South Bend, IN  
MODEL: 2013 International TerraStar BASE BID $     78,441.55 
TRADE IN: 4X4 Mini Dump   $     (3,500.00)
    TOTAL $     74,941.55 
DELIVERY: 120-150 days    
DISCOUNT: 22%    

Mr. West said the bid would be taken under advisement for review and consideration by the Street Department.

One bid was opened for one (1) three-wheel mechanical street sweeper and is summarized below:

BIDDER:  Brown Equipment Co., Inc., Ft. Wayne, IN  
MODEL: 2013 Global/Allianz M3 BASE BID $     169,500.00 
TRADE IN: 2005 Johnston 3000 Series   $     (33,000.00)
    TOTAL $     136,500.00 
DELIVERY: 90-120 days    
DISCOUNT: N/A    

Mr. West said the bid would be taken under advisement for review and consideration by the Street Department.

Quotes were opened for the demolition and removal of 422 E. Grove Street and are summarized below:

CONTRACTOR AMOUNT
TIME TO COMPLETE
Torok Excavating $8,323.00
30 days
Ritschard Bros. $13,900.00
30 days
R & R Excavating $10,680.00
Per specs

Mr. West said the quotes would be taken under advisement for review and consideration by the Community Development Department.

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

Department Head Reports:
Park Superintendent Terry Zeller submitted a request to remove one tree and stump in the right of way at 834 E. 11th Street. 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.

Mishawaka Utilities Water Division Manager Bruno Trimboli requested the Board approve a Watermain Extension Agreement with R & R Excavating for Northbridge Valley, Section Two in the amount of $8,650.00. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince requested the Board authorize the receipt of quotes for Robert C. Beutter Riverfront Park 2012 Improvements to be opened October 30, 2012, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince requested the Board of Public Works and Utility Board approve the Second Amendment to Reciprocal License Agreement by and between Metronet, Mishawaka Utilities, and City of Mishawaka, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried. Mr. West thanked Mr. Prince for leading this process.

Mr. Prince presented PSA Amendment No. 1 from Lawson-Fisher Associates for design services for Mishawaka Riverwalk/Fish Ladder Improvements for the not-to-exceed amount of $19,600.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince presented a Professional Services Agreement from Lehman & Lehman for design services for streetscape elements at Mishawaka River Center Apartments for the not-to-exceed amount of $1,200.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
Mr. Watson moved to approve nineteen (19) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Yvonne Milligan for a total amount of $8,667,225.27. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of SRF Pay Applications:
There were no applications to approve.

Hearings:
Mr. West set a hearing date for Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. for Transient Merchants Licenses for Brown’s Tree Farm for the sale of Christmas Trees at 120 W. McKinley; and for T.C. Tree Farms for the sale of Christmas Trees at 4917 Grape Road.

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 10:20 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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