REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
May 6, 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 April 29, 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 staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Reports:
Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested the Board declare 214 items of equipment surplus for sale at the City auction. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Building Commissioner Brock Hundt presented the Building Department statistics for the month of April, 2014. He said estimated construction costs were $11,000,000.00 vs. $13,500,000.00 last year.

Street Commissioner Tim Ryan requested the Board award the quote for one (1) used Tennant Model T20 LP floor scrubber/sweeper to System Clean, Inc., the lowest most responsive, responsible quoter, in the amount of $31,900.00 including 18 month warranty on parts and 3 month warranty on labor. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Ryan requested the Board declare 9 miscellaneous items as surplus for sale at the City auction. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West presented a Professional Service Agreement with Lawson-Fisher Associates for engineering design services as head design coordinator for long term control plan, five-year agreement, for the not-to-exceed amount of $1,646,338.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented an escrow agreement with Rieth-Riley Construction and 1st Source Bank for Church Street, Phase II, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board accept a 3-year maintenance bond from Inland Waters Pollution Control, Inc., for CIPP Sewer Rehabilitation – Edgewater Northside Interceptor Project ENT 13-002, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 1 for Twelfth Street Contract R-34218, deleting pavement marking tape and replacing with paint, and change of manholes for an increase of $2,429.00 for a new contract of $3,837,325.78, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

New Business:
There was no new business.

Old Business:
A request from the Humane Society of St. Joseph County for “Haulin’ Tail” motorcycle ride on Sunday, August 24, 2014, traveling on Grape, McKinley, Main/Church, and Dragoon, continued under advisement.

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 10:14 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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