REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

July 28, 2009

 

 

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 July 21, 2009, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Openings:

Bids were opened for Milburn Area Sewer Improvement Project, Division “F”, City Project MWW-09-001.  The Engineer’s estimate for the work was $3,228,456.50.

 

COMPANY                                                       BID AMOUNT

Brooks Construction Company                         $2,827,280.77

C & E Excavating, Inc.                                      $3,035,620.00

H & G Underground Service                             $3,376,267.95

HRP Construction                                             $2,870,000.00

R & R Excavating, Inc.                                      $3,071,498.36

Rieth-Riley Construction, South Bend              $2,948,502.30

Selge Construction                                          $2,761,539.97

 

Mr. West indicated that these bids would be taken under advisement for review and recommendation by the City’s consultant and Engineering Department.

 

Mayor Comments:

Mayor Rea announced that a brief staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.  Mayor Rea also said the Mishawaka Business Association wanted to thank all involved who helped make this year’s Kamm Island Fest a success.

 

Department Head Reports:

Mishawaka Utilities Water Division Manager Bruno Trimboli presented a water main extension agreement from Place Realty for the Willow Creek Villas in the amount of $66,384.65.  Mr. Prince moved to approve the water main extension agreement from Place Realty for the Willow Creek Villas.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Community Development Director Lory Timmer requested the Board’s approval of a Professional Services Agreement with TecServ Environmental, Inc. for an environmental assessment and Historic Section 106 Review for the property located at 402 Lincolnway West, Mishawaka Furniture, for a lump sum amount of $3,600.00.  Mr. Prince moved to approve the Professional Services Agreement with TecServ Environmental, Inc. for a lump sum amount of $3,600.00.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West said because of an error in publication dates, the receipt of bids for a High Efficiency Turbo Style Aeration Blower for the Wastewater Treatment Plant will be opened August 18, 2009, and moved for the Board’s approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West requested the Board to authorize the receipt of bids for Mishawaka Avenue Streetscape to be opened August 18, 2009 and moved for the Board’s approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West requested the Board accept the sanitary sewer easement from Bethel College & Jefferson Properties, LLC (north side of Jefferson and east side of Clay Streets) for the Holy Cross Parkway Forcemain and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented a Professional Services Agreement with American Structurepoint for stormwater flow monitoring evaluations for the lump sum amount of $43,900.00 and moved for the Board’s approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West request the Board accept a 30’ sanitary sewer easement from Stonebridge Mishawaka, LLC and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

Deputy Controller Rebecca Miller requested payment approval of claims for Utilities and Civil City as listed below:

 

#900224                      $     98,146.16

#900225                      $   330,633.73

#900226                      $       9,803.89

#900227                      $       1,316.71

#900228                      $     36,932.47

#900229                      $   290,730.44

#900230                      $     50,546.12

#900232                      $   242,861.16

#900233                      $2,153,031.07

#900234                      $      1,689.38

#900235                      $4,670,009.22

#900236                      $   144,499.71

#900237                      $   835,965.81

#900238                      $  549,907.89

 

NOTE ONLY:

#900231                      Park Docket

 

Mr. Watson moved to approve the aforementioned claims.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

New Business:

A waiver of the Noise Ordinance by ICE Athletic Center, 1526 Deer Run, for a health fair on August 22, 2009 was taken under advisement.

 

A request for disabled parking received from the resident at 201 S. Elder Street has been reviewed by the Mishawaka Police Department’s Traffic Bureau and submitted to the Board with no recommendation.  After discussion of the request, Mr. West moved to deny the request.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Old Business:

A request from St. Bavo’s Catholic Church for approval of an August (date to be determined) fundraising event was continued under advisement.

 

Public Comments:

There were no public comments.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:27 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