REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
February 5, 2013

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by Gary West at 10:00 a.m. All members were present. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of January 29, 2013, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Opening:
The Bid Opening for 4-wheel drive loader/backhoe has been extended until February 12, 2013.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood announced a staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Reports:
Staff Attorney Geoff Spiess presented Resolution 2013-02 approving a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and Mishawaka Professional Firefighters. Mr. Spiess said days off for Fire Marshalls were excluded from the current agreement set to expire on December 31, 2014. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Human Resources Director Bonnie Bonham presented a consulting agreement with Keilman Business Consulting for assistance in reviewing IT Director Candidates for the not-to-exceed amount of $2,200.00 and designate the Human Resources Director as signatory. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board approve plans and authorize the receipt of bids for Wilson Boulevard Area Combined Sewer Outfall Consolidation Project to be opened March 5, 2013, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 3 Final from C & E Excavating for First Street Area Improvements for a decrease of $266,899.80 for a final contract amount of $1,604,140.65, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented a Professional Services Agreement with Lawson-Fisher Associates for construction services for Edgewater Northside Interceptor CIPP Rehabilitation for the not-to-exceed amount of $30,500.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
Mr. Prince moved to approve twenty-one (21) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Yvonne Milligan for a total amount of $8,712,052.57. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

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

 

New Business:
A request for approval of the Fallen Heroes Ride, May 19, 2013, was taken under advisement.

A request for Notice of Recognition of Encroachment submitted by Bethel College for installation of a directional sign on Lowell Avenue was taken under advisement.

Old Business:
Administrative approval of Second Hand Store License Renewal received from Julie’s Used Appliances, 2302 Lincolnway West, continued under advisement due to previous building and zoning deficiencies identified on the property.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:17 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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