REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

May 26, 2009

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:03 a.m.  All members were present.  Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of May 19, 2009, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

Bids were opened for Sodium Chloride Highway Salt Enhanced.

 

VENDOR                                                         PRICE PER TON

Cargill Deicing Technology                                  $ 73.65

Klink Trucking, Inc.                                     $113.00   

 

The bids will be taken under advisement by the Street Department.

 

Mayor Comments:

Mayor Rea thanked all involved who helped make this year’s Memorial Day Parade a success. 

 

Mayor Rea announced that a brief staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting and reminded everyone trash pick up would be delayed a day due to the holiday.

 

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Ken Mr. Witkowski announced the resignation of Corporal Chad Smith effective June 1, 2009, after serving on the department for 5 ½ years.  Corporal Smith has accepted a position with the Jupiter, Florida, Police Department.  Mr. Prince moved to accept the resignation of Chad Smith effective June 1, 2009.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Park Superintendent Mike Faulkner presented Change Order No. 4 with Kaser-Spraker Construction, Inc. for the Battell Center Auditorium Renovation.  The extension on the change order for the doors that were replaced said the project, extended the project 65 days from February 18, 2009 completion date and he requested the Board’s approval of same.  Mr. West said the Board will take under advisement due to no final date being listed on the Change Order.

 

City Planner Ken Prince requested the Board’s approval to award construction of the masonry columns at the Church Street Municipal Parking Lot to Ziolkowski Construction, Inc. in the amount of $20,700.00 and moved for the Board’s approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

City Engineer Gary West requested the Board to approve construction plans for Ginger Valley 850 lf sanitary sewer extension (developer funded) from St. Pius north across State Road 23 and moved for their approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West requested the Board’s approval to award the contract for the Holy Cross Parkway Lift Station Force Main, Phase IIC to Selge Construction for the base bid of $567,725.00 and moved for the Board’s approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

There were no claims to approve.

 

 

 

New Business:

A request to close Anchor Court from Anchor Drive to Sail Drive on July 3, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. for a block party was taken under advisement.

 

A request to close the 1200 block of East Third Street between Mason and Campbell on Saturday July 4, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for a block party was taken under advisement.

 

The Board reviewed the request from the Blair Hills Recreation Committee to again block off streets for their annual Fourth of July Bike Parade to be held on Saturday, July 4, 2009 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.  Mr. Watson moved to approve the request from the Blair Hills Recreation Committee to close Blair Hills Avenue, Merrifield Avenue, Wood Lane, Bugle Lane, Steeplechase Drive, and Wheatstone Drive for their annual Fourth of July Bike Parade on July 4, 2009.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Old Business:

A request for Peddler’s License has been received from Champion Enterprises, Inc. dba Kirby Co., 2705 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, to sell Kirby Vacuums in Mishawaka residential neighborhoods.  The applicant indicates he would like to do this for an entire year.  By letter, the applicant will be advised to stay in the public right of way, keep moving, and no sales may take place on private property without the written permission of the property owner.  Mr. West moved to approve the request for Peddler’s License from Champion Enterprises, Inc. dba Kirby Co. to sell Kirby Vacuums in accordance with the Peddlers and Canvassers Ordinance through December 31, 2009.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

A request for Peddler’s License has been received from “J” Squared to sell t-shirts throughout the city.  The applicant indicates he would like to do this for an entire year.  By letter, the applicant will be advised to stay in the public right of way, keep moving, and no sales may take place on private property without the written permission of the property owner.  Mr. West moved to approve the request for Peddler’s License from “J” Squared through December 31, 2009, to sell t-shirts in accordance with the Peddlers and Canvassers Ordinance.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Public Comments:

There were no public comments.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:27 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