REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
June 17, 2014

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:00 a.m. All members were present. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of June 10, 2014, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Opening:
Bids were opened for Gumwood Road Widening (ENT 14-016) and are summarized below:

BIDDER BID AMOUNT
HRP Construction Co., Inc., South Bend, IN $1,606,394.10
John Boettcher Sewer & Excavating, Mishawaka, IN $1,743,486.70
Selge Construction Co., Niles, MI $1,496,546.53
Rieth-Riley Construction, Co., Inc., South Bend, IN $1,477,770.00
Walsh & Kelly, Inc., South Bend, IN $1,569,725.32

Mr. West said these bids would be forwarded to the City’s consultant for their review, evaluation, and consideration.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood was not available. Mr. West announced a brief staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Reports:
Park Department Superintendent Terry Zeller submitted a request to remove one tree and stump in the right of way at 717 N. Wenger, and one tree and stump in the right of way at 510 Calhoun. The trees have been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department Landscaper. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Wastewater Division Manager Karl Kopec requested the Board authorize the receipt of bids for the following vehicles to be opened July 8, 2014.
- One (1) new 2015 compact 2015 4WD SUV – Electric Division
- Two (2) new 2015 ½-ton 4WD crew cab pick-up trucks – Electric Division
- One (1) new 2015 ¾-ton 4WD extended cab pick-up truck w/plow- Wastewater

Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Water Division Manager Dave Majewski requested the Board receive quotes to replace the boiler at the Virgil Street Treatment Facility to be opened July 1, 2014. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Majewski requested the Board approve a Watermain Extension Agreement with Costco Wholesale Corporation in the amount of $278,333.30. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince presented a Notice of Recognition of Encroachment for the TRANSPO and Interurban Trolley Connection stop sign in the Bittersweet Road right-of-way at 408 N. Bittersweet Road, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

Hearing:
Mr. West said a request for a Transient Merchants License has been received from Sweet Corn Charlie Produce LLC to sell fruit and vegetables at the northeast corner of Hickory and Edison from June 1 thru September 30, 2014. A public hearing has been set for Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.

New Business:
A request from Oliva’s Bar, 327 S. Union Street, to close Union Street from August 15, 2014 through August 18, 2014 for an event with live music on August 16, 2014, was taken under advisement.

The Board acknowledged the receipt of Utilities Complaint Resolution Appeal submitted by Banko Property Management LLC disputing water consumption at 216-218 W. Grove Street.

A request from Blair Hills Community Association to close three intersections for Blair Hills Fourth of July Bike Parade on Friday, July 4, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Mr. Prince moved to approve. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Old Business:
A Utility Board hearing set for Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers to hear a Utilities complaint appeal by Phillip Zwickl.

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 10:25 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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