REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
December 3, 2013

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:02 a.m. All members were present. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of November 26, 2013, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood said the Christmas Tree Lighting will take place this Friday at 5:45 and Winterfest would be held on Saturday and invited all to attend.

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

Department Head Reports:
Building Commissioner Brock Hundt presented the Building Department statistics for the month of November, 2013. He said permits for estimated construction costs are $51 million vs. $49 million at this time last year. He also said building permits were issued for new Hampton Inn at Heritage Square (est. construction cost of $6.5 mil). 38 permits have been issued for new single family homes vs. 25 at this time last year.

Street Commissioner Mike Watson said this would be the final week for leaf pick up.

Engineering Director Gary West presented Change Order No. 2 from HRP Construction for Wilson Boulevard CSO Consolidation for an increase of $636,802.38 for a new contract amount of $3,459,292.15, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 3 Final from Rieth-Riley Construction for Main Street Phase III (river to Battell Street) for a decrease of $28,963.50 for a final contract amount of $2,508,345.40, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Professional Service Agreement Supplement No. 1 from Lawson-Fisher Associates for Fairmount Area Rehab construction services for an increase of $8,950.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $79,300.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented a Professional Service Agreement from Lawson-Fisher Associates for Mishawaka Avenue Improvements, Christyann to Willow Street, and Cedar Street Mishawaka Avenue to Park Avenue, survey and design services for the not-to-exceed amount of $274,170.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 3 from Selge Construction for Main Street Phase VI (Ardennes to Day Road) for an increase of $169,672.65 for a new contract amount of $5,910,986.84, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.
New Business:
There was no new business.

Old Business:
Mishawaka Utilities Complaint Resolution Appeal Form received from Varin/River Pointe, LLC, regarding 10” water meter at River Pointe Apartments, 350 Bercado Circle, continued under advisement.

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

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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