REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

April 14, 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 April 7, 2009, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

There were no bid openings.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

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

 

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Ken Witkowski announced that Leanne Kasznia has been named the Mishawaka Police and Fire Department’s Dispatcher of the Year for 2009.  Mrs. Kasznia is an 11-year veteran of the communications center and Chief Witkowski commended her for her attributes as a front line first responder.

 

City Engineer Gary West presented Board of Public Works and Safety Resolution 2009-02 accepting the Preliminary Engineering Report prepared by DLZ Indiana, LLC, for the State Revolving Fund Loan Program and moved for the Board’s approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West also presented Board of Public Works and Safety Resolution 2009-03 Signatory Authorization Resolution designating Gary West as signatory for the State Revolving Fund Loan Program and moved for the Board’s approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented Amendment No. 1 from Abonmarche Consultants for additional services for the Lynn Street Improvements Design of Edgar Street 300 feet East of Lynn for $6,530.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $59,630.00 and moved for the Board’s approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Secondhand Store License Hearing:

Mr. West opened the public hearing for a secondhand store license for “Angels Attic” which has recently opened at 713 North Main Street.  Ms. Jayne Cowsert was present from Angels Attic.  The application was previously reviewed and approved by the Mishawaka Police Department.  No comments against the license were received from the various departments.  Mr. West closed the hearing.  Mr. Watson moved for the Board’s approval of the secondhand store license.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

New Business:

A request from Mr. Paul Gurson of Yakety-Yak Café to block Center Street between Fourth Street and the alley to the south for a “Spring Bash 2009 Street Party” at 701 W. Fourth Street on Saturday, May 23, 2009 between the hours of 2:00 pm and 10:00 pm was reviewed by the Board.  Mr. Prince moved to approve this request subject to the standard conditions regarding public safety and noise control.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

A request for an Exception to the Noise Control Ordinance was received from Little Jimmy’s Ice Cream to operate trucks in Mishawaka between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and sunset for the remainder of the ice cream season or until about October 20, 2009, was taken under advisement.

A request has been received from Haupert Construction Company to block the north-south alley while working on the east side of the Schindler-Richard Insurance Agency building located at 112 Lincolnway Way East.  Mr. West moved to approve the request from Haupert Construction Company subject to the condition that access to vehicles making deliveries to businesses along the alley be provided.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Public Comments:

Mayor Rea announced that the Northern Indiana Center for History will have a “Mishawaka at 175” exhibit opening on Saturday, April 18.  Mishawaka residents will be able to tour the museum for free that day.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:25 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