REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

February 2, 2010

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:02 a.m.  All members were present.  Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of January 26, 2010, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

There were no bid openings.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

Mayor Rea said a brief staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

 

Department Head Reports:

Mishawaka Utilities General Manager Jim Schrader presented an Agreement for Professional Engineering Services with Greeley and Hansen LLC for CSO Long Term Control Planning and Regulatory Assistance and an Energy Management Study at the Wastewater Treatment Plant for the not-to-exceed amount of $84,249.00 and requested the Board’s approval.  Mr. Watson moved to approve the Agreement for Professional Engineering Services with Greeley and Hansen LLC for the not-to-exceed amount of $84,249.00.  Mr. Prince seconded and requested he review the Energy Management Study with Mr. Schrader and Mr. Kopec.  Motion carried.

 

Police Chief Ken Witkowski presented specifications and requested the Board’s approval to advertise to receive bids for accessories for up to twenty-two (22) patrol cars to be opened Tuesday, March 2, 2010.  Mr. Prince moved to approve the request to advertise for accessories for up to twenty-two (22) patrol cars to be opened March 2, 2010.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Fire Chief Dale Freeman said in order to fulfill the 2009 Fire Department Contract Agreement he recommends that Firefighter Rosario Signorino be promoted from 1st Class Firefighter to the rank of Master Firefighter effective January 30, 2010.  Mr. Watson moved to promote Rosario Signorino from 1st Class Firefighter to Master Firefighter effective January 30, 2010.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Building Commissioner Brock Hundt presented the Building Department statistics for the month of January, 2010.

 

On behalf of Community Development Director Lory Timmer, Mr. Prince requested the Board’s approval of four professional service agreements with Specialty Systems of South Bend, Inc. for removal of accessible asbestos at the following locations and amounts and moved for their approval:

         

          623 E. Third Street             $   840.00

          809 S. West Street             $2,545.00

          803 E. Fourth Street           $1,270.00

          101 E. McKinley Avenue       $   875.00

          Total Amount                        $5,530.00

 

Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

 

Street Commissioner Mike Watson requested the Board’s approval to advertise to receive bids for one (1) four wheel drive multi-purpose vehicle with attachments to be opened March 2, 2010, and moved for the Board’s approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board’s approval to receive quotes for the demolition of four (4) residential structures, 1812, 1816, 2123 N. Main Street, and 106 E. Lowell Avenue to be opened February 16, 2010, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

New Business:

Mr. West said a request for disabled parking has been received from the resident at 415 S. Mill Street and reviewed by the Mishawaka Police Department’s Traffic Bureau.  Upon their review, the Police Department recommends this application be approved.  Mr. West moved to approve the disabled parking request for 415 S. Mill Street.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

A request received from the Susan G. Komen Northern Indiana Race for the Cure for a 5K run/walk to be held on Saturday, May 1, 2010 was taken under advisement.

 

A request received from Houlihan’s Restaurant for their annual St. Patrick’s Day party was taken under advisement.

 

Secondhand Store License renewal applications have been received from the businesses listed below:

 

Michiana Used Music & Media, 4609 Grape Rd., Ste 3A, Mishawaka

Nunemaker’s Coin Shop, LLC, 2516 LWW, Mishawaka

BuyCo, 1003 S. Main St., Mishawaka

Plato’s Closet, 5942 Grape Rd., Mishawaka

 

Mr. West indicated only new applications for Secondhand Store Licenses require a formal public hearing and the above renewal requests have been reviewed and approved by the Mishawaka Police Department and moved for their approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

There were no claims to approve.

 

Public Comments:

There were no public comments.

 

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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