REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
February 11, 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 February 4, 2014, 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. Mr. West announced a brief staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Ken Witkowski requested the Board award the bid for eight (8) 2014 all-wheel drive patrol vehicles to Jordan Motors, Mishawaka, the most responsive, responsible, bidder for the unit price of $23,809.00 (X 8 = $190,472.00) less $24,000.00 for eight (8) trade ins for a total award of $166,472.00. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Chief Witkowski requested the Board award the bid for one (1) 2014 all-wheel drive patrol SUV to Lake Shore Ford, Burns Harbor, IN, for the total award of $25,949.00. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Chief Witkowski requested the Board reject all bids for up to eight (8) front-wheel drive patrol vehicles. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Police Chief Ken Witkowski requested the Board authorize the receipt of bids for accessories for up to nine (9) police patrol vehicles to be opened March 4, 2014. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Park Superintendent Terry Zeller requested the Board authorize the receipt of bids for thirty-one (31) electric powered golf carts to be opened March 4, 2014. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board approve a twelve month extension of the CENTREX Service Contract with AT&T at $2.681.50/month, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 2 from HRP Construction, Inc., for West Street Storm Sewer, Phase II, for an increase of $63,420.00 for a revised contract amount of $2,199,726.67, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented a Professional Services Agreement with Lawson-Fisher Associates for 2014 engineering design, construction services, and GIS update services for Wastewater Department for a not-to-exceed amount of $231,350.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Supplemental Agreement No. 1 from Abonmarche Consultants for additional design services on Fir-Capital Connector water master plan for an increase of $97,300.00 for the new not-to-exceed amount of $282,400.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board approve the Certificate of Substantial Completion from BLD Services, Inc., for Milburn Area – CIPP Lateral Lining Phase I, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board approve the Certificate of Substantial Completion from HRP Construction, Inc., for Wilson Boulevard Area CSO Consolidation, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

New Business:
The Fire Department Pension Board will conduct a Disability Hearing on February 17, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. for Firefighter Jeffrey Wernsing, results of which will be forward to the Board for review.

Old Business:
Appointment of member to Mishawaka Plan Commission.

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 10:24 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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