REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

February 3, 2009

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:04 a.m.  All members were present.  Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of January 27, 2009, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

There were no bid openings.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

Mayor Rea was not available to attend today’s Board meeting.

 

Department Head Reports:

Mishawaka Utilities Water Division Manager Bruno Trimboli presented a water main extension agreement from Fahs Construction Group for the Hearth at Juday Creek located at 6330 North Fir Road in the amount of $200,906.00.  Mr. Watson moved for the Board’s approval of the water main extension agreement from Fahs Construction Group.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 1 Final from R & R Excavating, Inc., for the Med-Center Trunk Sewer, Phase 1A, for an additional $301,072.41 for a final contract amount of $1,750,659.61 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Other New Business:

Mr. West presented a recommendation from the Mishawaka Police Department for an application for a disabled parking space at 113 E. 6th Street.  Mr. Prince moved for the placement of a disabled parking space in front of 113 E. 6th Street.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented a recommendation from the Mishawaka Police Department for an application for a disabled parking space at 214 Baker Street.  Mr. Watson moved for the placement of a disabled parking space in front of 214 Baker Street.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Open Items:

Mr. West announced that the hearing for Grievance MPD 2008-1 which was rescheduled for today at 11:00 will not be held.  Mark Fedder, President of the Fraternal Order of Police, has withdrawn their request for a hearing before the Board.

 

A request from Houlihan’s Restaurant, located at 4240 N. Main Street, for waiver of the noise ordinance for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, was taken under advisement.  Police Chief Ken Witkowski will meet with Houlihan’s representatives to discuss reciprocal parking with adjacent businesses as well as other items as deemed necessary.

 

Public Comments:

There were no public comments.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:12 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