REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
October 15, 2013

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:01 a.m. All members were present. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of October 8, 2013, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood was not available for today’s meeting. Mr. West announced a staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Reports:
Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested the Board place Firefighter Eric Hazen on unpaid administrative, effective immediately, pursuant to Indiana Code 36-8-3-4(n), pending the outcome of the criminal case. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Park Superintendent Terry Zeller submitted a request to remove one tree and stump in the right of way at 818 Somerset. The tree has been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department Landscaper. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Zeller requested the Board’s approval to receive quotes for Merrifield Pool Drain Repair to be opened October 29, 2013. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince presented Change Order No. 1 from Selge Construction for Mishawaka Riverwalk Improvements and Extension for an increase of $97,220.00 for an adjusted contract amount of $1,202,744.12, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West presented Change Order No. 2 from Phend & Brown, Inc. for Battell SRTS R-34699 for an increase of $7,400.02 for concrete insulating blankets; and Change Order No. 3 also from Phend & Brown, Inc., for Battell SRTS R-34699 for an increase of $283.82 for removal of existing pavement markets at Battell and Sarah Street, and moved for their approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board accept a Deed of Dedication for a 5’ X 25’ corner cut off of Lot 245 in Reverewood Section E at the southwest corner of Bennington and Twelfth Streets from Deric Freymuth and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 2 Final from Inland Waters Pollution Control, Inc., for CIPP Sewer Rehabilitation Various Location 2012 for a decrease of $11,061.25 for a final contract amount of $235,555.85, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
Mr. Prince moved to approve sixteen (16) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Becky Miller for a total amount of $12,563,976.09. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Hearings:
Mr. West set a hearing date for Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. for Transient Merchants License for T.C. Tree Farms for the sale of Christmas Trees and Wreaths at 4917 Grape Road.

Mr. West set a hearing date for Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. for a Secondhand Store License for Mishawaka Flea Market at 423 E. Fourth Street, relocating from 1006 S. Merrifield.

New Business:
There was no new business.

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
10:17 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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