REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
April 1, 2014

 

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 March 25, 2014, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Quote Openings:
Quotes were opened for turf chemicals and fertilizer for Eberhart Golf Course and are summarized below:

QUOTER       BASE BID
John Deere Landscapes, South Bend, IN $ 25,928.05
Delivery: 2-10 days
Discount: 0-10%
 
Pat Kelley Adv. Turf Solutions, Fishers, IN $ 58,939.12
Delivery: 7-10 days
Discount: 0%
 

Mr. West said these quotes would be forwarded to the Parks Department for their review and recommendation.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood thanked everyone who helped set up “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” He said it was well attended.

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

Department Head Reports:
Staff Attorney Geoff Spiess presented Board Resolution 2014-01 approving the display of an exterior decal for licensed taxicabs and an increase in taxicab license fees. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Fire Chief Dale Freeman reported Probationary Firefighter Jeremy Sandefur has successfully completed his one year probationary period and recommended he be promoted to First Class Firefighter effective March 26, 2014. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Chief Freeman recommended that Firefighter Joshua Courtney be promoted from his current rank of First Class Firefighter to that Master Firefighter to be effective as of March 15, 2014. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

City Controller Becky Miller requested the Board approve specifications and authorize the receipt of bids for city-wide voice over IP telephone system to be opened April 22, 2014. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board award the quote for the demolition of 619 and 623 Union Street and 210 W. Third Street to Jackson Services, Rochester, IN, the lowest most responsive and responsible quoter in the amount of $40,000.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board award the bid for Church/Union Improvements, Phase II, to Rieth-Riley Construction, South Bend, IN, the lowest most responsive and responsible bidder, in the amount of $4,579,880.75, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West said on March 18, 2014, prequalification packages for cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) contractors were received by the Board. Mr. West noted that the package from Inland Waters Pollution Control, Inc. was received on March 21, 2014. He said based on the consultant’s review, Mr. West moved the Board pre-qualify the following contractors in the following categories:

Main Line Gravity Sewer Lining

  • Inland Waters Pollution Control, Inc.
  • Liquiforce Services (USA), Inc.
  • Layne Inliner, LLC
  • Pipevision Products, Inc.
  • SAK Construction, LLC
  • Insituform Technologies, USA, Inc. – provisional as subcontractor only

Lateral Lining

  • Performance Pipelining, Inc.
  • Liquiforce (USA), Inc.
  • BLD Services, LLC

Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Supplement No. 2 from Donohue/Herceg for Gumwood Road Improvements Design for an increase of $2,862.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $86,762.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
Mr. Watson moved to approve nineteen (19) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Becky Miller for a total amount of $1,531,675.70. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
Mr. West said the Board received notice of “Kernan’s Heroes” motorcycle ride on Sunday, June 22, 2014, that will skirt the city on the south and west, but not enter into city limits. He provided as info to the Board only.

Mr. West said the Board received notice of “Stars & Stripes” motorcycle ride on Saturday, May 24, 2014, that will skirt the city on the south and west, but not enter into city limits. He provided as info to the Board only.

A request for renewal of Secondhand Store License has been received from Nunemaker’s Coin Shop, 2516 Lincolnway West. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

A request from Imani Unidad & Buffalo Soldiers of Indiana for a motorcycle ride for HIV/AIDS awareness to be held Saturday, June 28, 2014, was taken under advisement.

Old Business:
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 10:31 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

 


 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-01
MISHAWAKA BOARD OF WORKS AND PUBLIC SAFETY

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE REQUIREMENT OF AN EXTERIOR DECAL FOR LICENSED TAXICABS IN THE CITY OF MISHAWAKA AND AN INCREASE IN TAXICAB LICENSE FEES

WHEREAS, circumstances warrant changes to taxicab licensing rules and fees from time to time; and

WHEREAS, adding a visible decal to the exterior of taxicabs will facilitate enforcement of taxicab licenses by the Mishawaka Police Department; and

WHEREAS, the current fees for taxicab licenses have not increased since at least 1985; and

WHEREAS, a deadline coinciding with the end of the calendar year will improve administrative efficiency for both licensees and City administrative employees.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Public Works and Safety of the City of Mishawaka that:

Section 1. Chapter 18, of the Municipal Code of the City of Mishawaka, commonly known as the “Business Regulations Ordinance,” be, and the same is, hereby amended as follows:

Repeal Section 18-226 in its entirety and replace with the following:

18-226. Issuance.

  • For every vehicle so licensed, the city controller shall issue (a) a license certificate, fully identifying the licensed vehicle, which shall be conspicuously displayed in the licensed vehicle at all times, and (b) a decal to be conspicuously displayed on the upper left side of the rearmost vertical exterior surface of the vehicle.

Replace the fees in Section 18-227(a) as follows:

  1. $20.00 replaces $15.00;
  2. $25.00 replaces $20.00;
  3. $35.00 replaces $30.00.

Add the following language:

  • At the beginning of Section 18-227 (b), “Beginning on January 1, 2015,”
  • In Section 18-227 (b), replace “April” with “January.”
  • In Section 18-227 (b), replace “March” with “December.”

Section 2. This Resolution shall be forwarded to the Mishawaka Common Council for its review and final action.
ADOPTED by the Board of Public Works and Safety of the City of Mishawaka, on this 1st day of April, 2014.

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Gary E. West, President

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Ronald E. Watson, Vice President

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Kenneth B. Prince, Member

ATTEST:

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Kari Myers, Clerk of the Board
 

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