REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
October 30, 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 except Mr. Watson. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of October 23, 2012, and accept them as circulated. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Quote Opening:
Quotes were opened for Beutter Riverfront Park 2012 Improvements and are summarized below:

CONTRACTOR BASE QUOTE ALT #1
TIME TO COMPLETE
TOTAL
Casteel Construction $82,800.00 $26,000.00
180 days
$108,800.00
L.L. Geans Construction $74,950.00 $27,500.00
60 days
$102,450.00
Ziolkowski Construction $89,950.00 $27,975.00
180 days
$117,925.00

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood was not available. Mr. West announced a brief staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Ken Witkowski requested the Board approve the promotion of Sgt. Bryan Fox to the rank of Lieutenant; the promotion of Cpl. Jason Stefaniak to the rank of Sergeant; and Cpl. Brad Haney to the rank of Sergeant effective November 1, 2012. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Park Superintendent Terry Zeller requested the Board award the contract for Eberhart-Petro Golf Course Pedestrian Bridge Decking to Northern Indiana Construction Company, the lowest most responsive and responsible quoter, in the amount of $132,270.00. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West on behalf of Street Commissioner Mike Watson requested the Board award the contract for one (1) single axle dump truck w/plows to Selking International of South Bend, the sole bidder, for the base amount of $152,779.93 less $6,500.00 trade in for a total award of $146,279.83 and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board void the Professional Services Agreement with Lawson-Fisher Associates, approved on October 9, 2012, for Engineering Services for West Street Storm Water Master Plan and Design services in the amount of $357,250.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented a Professional Services Agreement with Lawson-Fisher Associates for Engineering Services for West Street Northern Area Storm Water Master Plan and Design Services for the not-to-exceed amount of $181,960.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented a Professional Services Agreement with Lawson-Fisher Associates for Engineering Services for West Street Sewer Separation Study – Southern Area for the not-to-exceed amount of $208,240.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
Mr. Prince moved to approve sixteen (16) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Yvonne Milligan for a total amount of $6,325,204.01. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

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

Public Hearing:
A public hearing for a Transient Merchants License for T. C. Tree Farms was held for the purpose of selling Christmas trees at 4917 Grape Road from November 21 through December 21, 2012. No one from T. C. Tree Farms was present, and no one spoke against the license. Mr. West closed the Public Hearing. Mr. Prince moved that the Board approve the Transient Merchants License for T. C. Tree Farms for the sale of Christmas trees from November 21 through December 21, 2012 at 4917 Grape Road. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
A request for disabled parking space has been received from the resident at 545 W. 7th Street. This request has been reviewed by the Mishawaka Police Department’s Traffic Bureau. Upon their review, the Police Department recommends that this application be approved. Mr. West moved to approve the disabled parking request for 545 W. 7th Street. 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.

Notice of Recognition of Encroachment for carport at 4146 Cottage Avenue.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:16 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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