REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

August 4, 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 July 28, 2009, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

Bids were opened for parking lot improvements at 1122 Lincolnway West, and are summarized below:

 

COMPANY

BID AMOUNT

EST. CALENDAR

DAYS TO COMPLETE

Almac-Sotebeer Construction

$117,000.00

60 days

Brooks Construction Co., Inc.

$127,770.00

45 days

Kaser-Spraker Construction, Inc.

$152,600.00

65 days

L.L. Geans Construction Co. Inc.

$103,500.00

Not indicated

Larson-Danielson Construction Co., Inc.

$136,289.00

60 days

Northern Construction Services Corp.

$172,700.00

60 days

Papczynski Construction Co., Inc.

$114,500.00

35 days

Rieth-Riley Construction, Inc.

$146,700.00

Not indicated

Robert Henry Corp.

$114,076.00

45 days

Selge Construction Co., Inc.

$144,876.00

30 days

Walsh & Kelly, Inc.

$174,750.00

60 days

Northern Indiana Construction Co., Inc.

$139,000.00

45 days

 

Mr. West thanked everyone for bidding and said the bids will be forwarded to the consultant for review and consideration.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

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

 

Department Head Reports:

Police Chief Ken Witkowski reminded everyone of this evening’s National Night Out at various locations in the City.

 

Building Commissioner Brock Hundt presented the Building Department statistics for the month of July, 2009.  Mr. Hundt said permits for four new single family homes were issued in July for a total of fifteen this year, with ten being issued in the last two months. 

 

Mishawaka Utilities Water Division Manager Bruno Trimboli presented a water main extension agreement from Place Realty for Rosetta Place, Phase II, Section A in the amount of $21,351.00.  Mr. Prince moved to approve the water main extension agreement from Place Realty for Rosetta Place, Phase II, Section A.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West indicated that the bids for the Milburn Boulevard Improvements, Division “F” had been reviewed and evaluated by the City’s consultant, and it was their recommendation that this project be awarded to Selge Construction, the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for $2,761,539.97, and moved for the Board’s approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 1 – Final from Brooks Construction for dual left turn lanes at University Park Mall for an additional $67,418.61 for a final contract amount of $394,877.06 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented a 24-month payment agreement with Robert and Noreen Holycross of 55541 Bittersweet for their pro-rata share of sanitary sewer reimbursement in the amount of $6,814.60 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West requested the Board’s approval of plans and to authorize the receipt of bids for Holy Cross Parkway Forcemain Phase IIF to be opened Tuesday, August 25, 2009, and moved for the Board’s approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

There were no claims to approve.

 

New Business:

A request to set a hearing date for Fire Grievance 2009-1 was received; however, the Board will wait for a formal submission of documents before setting the date.

 

Old Business:

A waiver of the Noise Ordinance by ICE Athletic Center, 1526 Deer Run, for a health fair on August 22, 2009 with a live band playing in the parking lot from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. was taken under advisement.  Mr. West moved to approve the request of Noise Ordinance waiver from ICE Athletic Center subject to the normal conditions.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

A request from St. Bavo’s Catholic Church for approval of an August 29, 2009, fundraising event was continued under advisement.

 

A request from Beads & Something More, 3019 Lincolnway East, for a parking lot and sidewalk sale for August 6-8 was received.  Mr. Prince said the Planning Department would contact them to advise them they could not block the public sidewalk during their sale.

 

Public Comments:

There were no public comments.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:28 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