REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

March 10, 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 March 3, 2009, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

There were no bid openings.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

Mayor Rea offered condolences to the family of Lynn Klaer who passed away over the weekend.  Mr. Klaer was a member of the Common Council for 16 years.

 

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

 

Department Head Reports:

Assistant Chief Steve Ravotto, on behalf of Police Chief Ken Witkowski, requested the Board’s permission to advertise for bids for sixteen (16) patrol vehicles for the Mishawaka Police Department which would be opened on March 31, 2009.  Chief Ravotto said they are experiencing mechanical problems, as well as having high mileage on several of their vehicles and have the funds available to replace up to sixteen (16) vehicles this year.  Mr. Watson moved to advertise for bids for up to sixteen patrol vehicles for the Mishawaka Police Department to be opened on March 31, 2009.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Fire Chief Dale Freeman said Daniel Rulli has completed his one year as Probationary Firefighter and requests he be promoted to 1st Class Firefighter effective March 4, 2009.  Mr. Prince moved to approve the promotion of Daniel Rulli to 1st Class Firefighter from Probationary Firefighter effective March 4, 2009.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Park Superintendent Mike Faulkner submitted a request to remove one tree and stump in the right-of-way at 136 E. Broadway Street.  The tree has been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department landscaper.  Mr. Watson moved for the Board’s approval to remove one tree and stump at 136 E. Broadway Street.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

City Planner Ken Prince presented Supplement No. 1 INDOT on Project No. 0600385 & 0801068 Mishawaka Riverwalk Phase IIIB for an increase in Federal Aid funding of $350,364.00 from $883,475.00 to a new total of $1,233,839.00 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West presented Supplement No. 1 from Abonmarche Consultants for design work on Douglas Road Medical Office Park for an additional $6,700.00 to complete geotechnical services making the new not-to-exceed amount of this contract $139,400.00 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented Supplement No. 2 from DLZ for Construction Engineering Services, Douglas Road, Grape Road to 3,300 feet east of Main Street, for an additional $101,150.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $156,825.00 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

New Business:

A request has been received from the Susan G. Komen Northern Indiana Race for the Cure for a 5K run/walk to be held on Sunday, April 26, 2009, and they are requesting permission to use Mishawaka streets and parks.  Mr. West said they have been working with the Parks and Police Departments in coordinating the route.  Mr. West moved to approve the request for the Susan G. Komen Northern Indiana Race for the Cure 5K run/walk to be held on Sunday, April 26, 2009.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Open Items:

The Sunburst Marathon, scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2009, is still under advisement.

 

Public Comments:

Mr. Prince said tonight’s Board of Zoning Appeals meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:23 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