REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
January 21, 2014

 

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 January 14, 2014, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

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

Department Head Reports:
Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested the Board approve a five (5) year renewal agreement with AccuMed Billing, Inc. for ambulance billing services and designate the Fire Chief as signatory for the agreement. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

City Controller Becky Miller presented a Professional Service Agreement with Umbaugh for consulting services for the preparation of RFP for banking services for the not-to-exceed amount of $8,500.00, and designate the Controller as signatory. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board accept a 20’ wide sanitary sewer easement at the southwest corner of Day Road and Park Place and a 10’ X 22.25’ wide storm sewer easement from Centier Bank to protect existing utilities, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
Mr. Watson moved to approve eighteen (18) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Becky Miller for a total amount of $10,398,378.17. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
A request for renewal of Secondhand Store License has been received from Paul McDonald (Mishawaka Flea Market), 423 E. Fourth Street. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Old Business:
Hearing regarding the charges preferred against Firefighter Eric Hazen, set for Tuesday February 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers.

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

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:12 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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