REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

May 5, 2009

 

 

The regular meeting of the board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:05 a.m.  All members were present.  Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of April 28, 2009, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

Bids were opened for demolition of 619 E. Third Street.

 

 

 

COMPANY

 

BASE QUOTE

 

TIME TO COMPLETE

ALT. 1

DRIVE & CURB

 

TIME TO COMPLETE

ALT. 2 GRADING & SEEDING

 

TIME TO COMPLETE

 

TOTAL QUOTE

 

Torok

 

$ 6,480.00

 

30 days

 

$ 1,680.00

 

15 days

 

$   900.00

 

30 days

 

$ 9,060.00

 

Indiana Earth

 

 

$ 6,800.00

 

 

28 days

 

 

$ 1,100.00

 

 

5 days

 

 

$ 1,580.00

 

 

5 days

 

 

$ 9,480.00

 

R&R Excavating

 

 

$ 6,090.00

 

 

30 days

 

 

$ 2,010.00

 

 

10 days

 

 

$ 1,550.00

 

 

30 days

 

 

$ 9,650.00

 

Ritschard Bros.

 

 

$ 9,301.00

 

 

30 days

 

 

$ 1,386.00

 

 

35 days

 

 

$ 1,441.00

 

 

40 days

 

 

$12,128.00

 

C&E Excavating

 

 

$10,020.00

 

 

30 days

 

 

$ 1,680.00

 

 

5 days

 

 

$ 1,260.00

 

 

5 days

 

 

$12,960.00

 

Mr. West indicated that these quotes will be taken under advisement for review, evaluation, and recommendation by the Community Development Department.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

There were no comments from the Mayor.

 

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Ken Witkowski requested the Board’s approval to promote Probationary Officer Randy Wisler to the rank of Patrol Officer with the Uniform Division effective May 7, 2009, when his one (1) year probationary period ends.  Based on Police Chief Witkowski’s recommendation, Mr. Watson moved to promote Probationary Officer Randy Wisler to the rank of Patrol Officer with the Uniform Division effective May 7, 2009.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Park Superintendent Mike Faulkner submitted a request for tree and stump removal at 702 Indiana Avenue.  The Park Department landscaper has analyzed the tree and recommended its approval.  Mr. Watson moved for the Board’s approval to remove the tree and stump at 702 Indiana Avenue.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

City Planner Ken Prince moved for the Board’s approval to receive quotes for sixteen (16) decorative masonry columns and one (1) entry sign at the Church Street municipal parking lot to be opened Tuesday, May 19, 2009.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

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

 

#900133                 $ 88,569.15

#900134                 $   9,261.28

#900135                 $   8,743.23

#900136                 $196,811.40

#900137                 $690,115.35

#900138                 $304,904.04

#900139                 $472,458.81

#900140                 $      721.03

 

Mr. Prince moved to approve the aforementioned claims.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

New Business:

Mr. West said a License Application for Secondhand Store has been received from Ed’s Collectables for renewal.  Since they are in good standing with the Police Department and continue to abide by their guidelines, a public hearing is not required.  Mr. Watson moved to approve the renewal of the Secondhand Store License for Ed’s Collectables at 126 N. Main Street.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Old Business:

A request from the American Legion Post 308 in Osceola for the Fallen Heroes Family Ride for May 17 was taken under advisement at last week’s meeting.  Chief Witkowski said the Police Department is okay with the route going through town, however, will be unable to provide any type of assistance due to President Obama’s visit to Notre Dame.  They will need to abide by all traffic laws.  Mr. Prince moved to approve the Fallen Heroes Family Ride for May 17, 2009, with no police assistance and all traffic laws must be obeyed.  Mr. Watson 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 10:22 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