REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

May 19, 2009

 

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by Vice President Mike Watson at 10:03 a.m.  All members were present except Mr. West.  Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of May 12, 2009, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

Bids were opened for Holy Cross Parkway Lift Station Force Main, Phase IIC.  Mr. Watson said the Engineer’s estimate for the project is $725,880.00

 

CONTRACTOR                                               BASE BID

H&G Underground Utilities, LLC                           $739,639.39

HRP Construction, Inc.                                      $637,435.00

Midwest Trenchless Services                             $727,505.00

Selge Construction                                           $567,725.00

Apollo Trenchless, Inc.                                     $661,771.00

 

Mr. Watson indicated that these bids would be taken under advisement for review and recommendation by the City’s consultant and Engineering Department.

 

Quotes were opened for Masonry Columns at Church Street Municipal Lot.

 

CONTRACTOR                                               QUOTE

Ziolkowski Construction, Inc.                    $20,700.00

Casteel Construction Corp.                                $32,900.00

Advanced Masonry Const. Inc.                           $28,500.00

 

Mr. Watson thanked all who quoted the project and indicated the quotes will be taken under advisement.

 

Mayor Comments:

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

 

The Mayor also said the 2009 Wastewater Challenge will be taking place in town today.  He said wastewater operators from all over the state of Indiana have assembled for the event and it is an honor for Mishawaka to host this year’s Challenge.

 

Mayor Rea said effective May 18, Tim Erickson has been named Electric Department Manager.

 

Department Head Reports:

Mishawaka Utilities General Manager Jim Schrader on behalf of Wastewater Division Manager Karl Kopec presented a Professional Engineering Services Agreement from Greeley and Hansen LLC for preparation of contract documents for a turbo aeration blower to be installed at the wastewater treatment plant for an amount not to exceed $51,151.00.  Mr. Prince moved to approve the Professional Engineering Services Agreement with Greeley and Hansen LLC for an amount not to exceed $51,151.00.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Police Chief Ken Witkowski invited everyone to attend the Police Memorial on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in front of the police station.

 

Mishawaka Utilities Water Division Manager Bruno Trimboli presented a water main extension agreement from Village Green of Southwood Manor for the Save-A-Lot on site water main extension located on the southeast corner of 12th Street and Byrkit Street in the amount of $46,351.00.  Mr. Watson moved for the Board’s approval of the water main extension agreement from Village Green of Southwood Manor.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Electric Department Manager Tim Erickson requested the Board’s authorization to sell one spare ASEA 7.5 MVA-69 kV-12 kV substation transformer to Transformer Exchange.  Transformer Exchange has offered to pay $30,000.00, including all expenses related to pick up and shipping.  The sale will be dependent on the final inspection testing performed at Transformer Exchange’s expense.  Mr. Watson moved to approve the sale of one ASEA 7.5 MVA-69 kV-12 kV substation transformer to Transformer Exchange for the amount of $30,000.00.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

City Planner Ken Prince presented a Notice of Recognition of Encroachment for the placement of a 4’ X 8’ sign for Belmont Beverage in the right of way at 404 South Main Street.  Mr. Prince said Edward Hardig, attorney, was present to speak on behalf of the request.  Mr. Hardig said this location is the old Moorman’s location just over the railroad tracks.  He said the old sign will be removed and a new sign installed in its place.  Mr. Prince said the new sign will actually be located farther from the road than the old sign, and moved for approval of the Notice of Recognition of Encroachment at 404 South Main Street.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Street Commissioner Mike Watson recommended the Board extend the bid unit prices that were received last year from Brooks Construction Company for the summer street paving program.  Mr. Watson said the Indiana Code (5-22-17-4) allows for the extension of bid prices and moved for approval of same.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Watson requested the Board’s approval to award the contract for the Holy Cross Parkway Lift Station Force Main, Phase IID to Selge Construction for the base bid and alternate in the amount of $1,974,982.75 and moved for the Board’s approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

City Controller Yvonne Milligan requested payment approval of claims for Utilities and Civil City as listed below:

 

#900141                                    $       3,500.00

#900142                                    $       6,323.58

#900144                                    $       2,019.14

#900145                                    $   217,030.29

#900146                                    $   581,326.29

#900147                                    $   126,166.40

#900148                                    $   523,509.70

#900149                                    $2,295,352.72

#900150                                    $1,935,625.00

#900151                                    $   855,550.85

#900152                                    $   241,961.29

#900153                                    $   220,834.28

 

NOTE ONLY:

#900143                                    Park Docket

 

Secondhand Store License Hearing:

Mr. Watson opened the public hearing for a secondhand store license for “McKinley Flea Market”, 1101 E. McKinley Avenue.  Ed Durrell, owner, applicant, was in attendance to answer questions.  Mr. Watson asked Mr. Durrell what items his business sells.  Mr. Durrell replied anything of value; basically a second hand store. 

 

Mr. Prince asked Mr. Durrell about the outside storage issues.  Mr. Durrell said he is working on it and making progress.

 

Mr. Watson closed the public hearing.  Mr. Prince moved for the Board’s approval of the secondhand store license for “McKinley Flea Market” at 1101 E. McKinley Avenue.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Old Business:

A request for a Peddler’s License from Champion Enterprises, Inc., dba Kirby Co. and J Squared will remain under advisement. 

 

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.

 

Mike Watson – Vice President of the Board of

Public Works and Safety/Utility Board

 

Kari Myers, Clerk of the Board of

Public Works and Safety/Utility Board