REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
November 27, 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 November 20, 2012, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

Department Head Reports:
Staff Attorney Geoff Spiess presented Resolution 2012-08 approving an agreement between the City of Mishawaka and the Mishawaka Central Services Department and requested the Board’s approval of same. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Spiess presented Resolution 2012-09 approving an agreement between the City of Mishawaka and employees of the Mishawaka Sewer Department and requested the Board’s approval of same. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Spiess presented Resolution 2012-10 approving an agreement between the City of Mishawaka and the International Association of Firefighters, Local 360, and requested the Board’s approval of same. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Police Chief Ken Witkowski said he was proud to announce Sgt. Mike Dube and Corporals Matt Porter and Bruce Faltynski as recipients for “Officers of the Third Quarter.” He said because of their diligence and self-motivation eight dangerous felons were apprehended and two case reports in Mishawaka, two in South Bend, and one in Bourbon were closed because of these arrests. He commended them all for their positive and professional attitude in the field.

Chief Witkowski announced that recruits Joel Cyrier, Kyle Miner, and Donald Siders have successfully completed all department testing and investigation, doctor’s physical examination and approval by the Police Pension Board. In addition, recruits Cyrier, Miner, and Siders graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, Indiana on November 21, 2012. Chief Witkowski recommended that they be sworn in as Probationary Patrol Officers effective November 27, 2012. Mr. Prince moved for the approval of Recruits Cyrier, Miner, and Siders and they be sworn in as Probationary Patrol Officers effective November 27, 2012. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mayor Wood swore in Joel Cyrier, Kyle Miner, and Donald Siders as Probationary Patrol Officers, effective November 27, 2012.

Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested the Board’s approval to promote Bryon Woodward from his current rank of Captain to the rank of Battalion Chief effective January 1, 2013. Chief Freeman said this new position is the result of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City and Professional Firefighters Union Local #360, and will not be funded until January 1, 2013. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Chief Freeman requested the Board’s approval to promote David Ray, Derron Hess, Patrick Portolese, Brian Linson, and Larry Regina from their current rank of Lieutenant to that of Captain effective January 1, 2013. Chief Freeman said these new positions are the result of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City and Professional Firefighters Union Local #360, and will not be funded until January 1, 2013. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince presented Change Order No. 3 from Ziolkowski Construction for the Mishawaka River Center Apartments for an increase of $181,711.00 for a revised contract amount of $7,479,406.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.
Street Commissioner Mike Watson said this is the last week for leaf pick up.

Engineering Director Gary West presented Supplement No. 2 with Lawson-Fisher Associates for Geotechnical Services for Battell Street Storm Sewer and CSO 016 Project for an increase of $3,625.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $38,935.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Supplement No. 1 with Lawson Fisher Associates for Engineering Services for West Street Sewer Separation Study – Southern Area, Addendum #4 SRF Preliminary Engineering Report for an increase of $1,962.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $210,202.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
Mr. Watson moved to approve fourteen (14) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Yvonne Milligan for a total amount of $8,390,104.05. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

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

New Business:
Mr. West presented a request for Notice of Recognition of Encroachment for asphalt pavement and carport in the unimproved right-of-way at the north end of Cottage Avenue by the owner of 4146 Cottage Avenue, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented a request for Notice of Recognition of Encroachment for 7’ stockade fence extending approximately 10’ into the right of way at 2107 Clover Road, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:38 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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