REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

October 6, 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 September 29, 009, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

Quotes were opened for the demolition of 2023 Lincolnway West and are summarized below:

 

 

COMPANY

 

BASE BID

DAYS TO COMPLETE

 

ALT #1

DAYS TO COMPLETE

 

TOTAL

C & E Excavating

$10,816.75

30

$1,824.00

5

$12,640.75

Torok Excavating

$13,225.00

30

$1,500.00

 

$14,725.00

Alva Enterprises

$12,750.00

30

No

 

$12,750.00

Indiana Earth

$ 8,500.00

21

$1,340.00

4

$ 9,840.00

Ritschard Bros.

$18,705.00

30

$1,137.00

35

$19,842.00

 

Mr. West indicated these quotes would be taken under advisement for review and recommendation by the Community Development Department.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

The Mayor was not available for today’s meeting.  Mr. West indicated a brief staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

 

Department Head Reports:

Fire Chief Dale Freeman said Seth Goodson has successfully completed his one year as Probationary Firefighter as of September 16, 2009, and requests he be promoted to 1st Class Firefighter effective September 16, 2009.  Mr. Watson moved to approve the promotion of Seth Goodson to 1st Class Firefighter from Probationary Firefighter effective September 16, 2009.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Park Superintendent Mike Faulkner requested the Board reject the quote received September 29, 2009 for the Eberhart-Petro Drainage Improvement Project and authorize receipt of new quotes to be opened October 13, 2009.  Mr. Prince moved to reject the quote received September 29, 2009 and authorize the receipt of new quotes on October 13, 2009.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Faulkner submitted a request for tree and stump removal and two tree trimmings at 711 N. Mason Street.  The Parks Department landscaper has analyzed the trees and recommended their trimming and removal.  Mr. Watson moved for the Board’s approval to remove one tree and stump and trim two trees at 711 N. Mason Street.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Faulkner also reminded everyone that Oktoberfest is this Saturday at Kamm Island from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

Building Commissioner Brock Hundt presented the Building Department statistics for the month of September, 2009.  Mr. Hundt said permits for five new single family homes were issued in September.  Permits were also issued for the new Michiana Hematology/Oncology building with a construction cost of $8 million.

 

Wastewater Division Manager Karl Kopec presented Change Order #10 from Walsh Construction for the Waste Water Treatment Plant expansion project for an increase of $1,326,894.59 to install a second gravity belt thickener and belt thickener press for an adjusted contract amount of $36,526,208.59.  Mr. Watson moved to approve Change Order #10 from Walsh Construction for an increase of $1,326,894.59 for an adjusted contract amount of $36,526,208.59.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Street Commissioner Mike Watson requested the Board approve an Inter-governmental Agreement with the Town of Osceola authorizing the Street Department to sell up to 60 tons of highway salt for the 2009-2010 winter season at the City’s bid price of $73.65 per ton and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. Watson also asked the Board declare approximately 250 old Gas Boy keys surplus and authorize they be sold or scrapped as they are not compatible with the new fuel dispensing system and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

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

 

#900310                 $3,429,711.30

#900311                 $   126,857.86

#900313                 $       4,159.11

#900314                 $   118,306.29

#900315                 $     96,056.90

#900316                 $   248,122.90

#900317                 $     21,135.14

#900318                 $     87,145.86

#900319                 $1,449,488.58

#900320                 $   166,946.28

 

NOTE ONLY:

#900312                 Park Docket

 

Mr. Prince moved to approve the aforementioned claims.  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 10:23 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

 

 

 

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