REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
September 24, 2013

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:00 a.m. All members were present. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of September 17, 2013 and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor:
Mayor Wood announced a staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Reports:
Staff Attorney Geoff Spiess requested the Board approve the release of blanket electric easement at 2127 Willow Creek Drive, Lot 43 in Barrington Estates. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested Firefighter Eric Hazen be placed on paid administrative leave effective September 24, 2013. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented and set a tentative hearing date of October 15, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Park Superintendent Terry Zeller submitted a request to trim two trees in the right of way at 427 Studebaker. The trees have been analyzed and recommended for trimming by the Park Department Landscaper. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Street Commissioner Mike Watson requested the Board award the quote for installation of heating equipment at Central Services Building, 700 South Union Street, to Facility Mechanical Services, Mishawaka, the sole quoter, in the amount of $38,100.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board accept a Deed of Dedication from JB Capital LLC for right-of-way to construct a right turn lane on the north side of Fulmer Road, east of Bremen Highway, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Supplement No. 3 from DLZ for sanitary sewer and watermain design on Twelfth Street Improvement Project for an increase of $11,600.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $658,080.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

New Business:
Mr. Watson moved to approve a request from TJ’s Wander Inn Tavern, 417 S. Main Street, to host an outdoor hog roast and motorcycle fun run on Saturday, September 28, 2013, with live music in their parking lot from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mr. Watson moved to approve the waiver of noise ordinance subject to normal conditions of approval and pending final approval of the motorcycle fun run by the Mishawaka Police Department. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Old Business:
A request for Notice of Recognition of Encroachment submitted by Bethel College for installation of a directional sign on Lowell Avenue continued under advisement.

Administrative approval of Second Hand Store License Renewal received from Julie’s Used Appliances, 2302 Lincolnway West, continued under advisement due to previous building and zoning deficiencies identified on the property.

A request submitted by ASAP Towing Services for Towing Services Contract continued under advisement.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at
10:15 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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