REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
August 26, 2014

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:02 a.m. All members were present except Mr. Watson. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of August 19, 2014, and accept them as circulated. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Bid Opening:
No bids were received for CIPP Sewer Rehabilitation 2014 Various Locations.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood presented a Road Transfer Memorandum of Agreement with INDOT to transfer old sections of SR331 to the City retroactive to August 21, 2014, and requested he be named signatory. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

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

Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Ken Witkowski requested the Board promote Cpl. Roman Johnson of the Investigative Division – Special Victim’s Unit, to the rank of Sergeant. This promotion fills the Sergeant vacancy created by Sgt. Louie Beehler’s retirement in July, 2014. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Chief Witkowski requested the Board approve a Taxicab License Application submitted by Delrico Rousseau. Mr. West moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Park Superintendent Terry Zeller submitted a request to remove one tree and stump in the right of way at 512 Webster. The tree has been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department Landscaper. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince requested the Board award the bid for Central Park Improvements to Ziolkowski Construction, Inc., the lowest most responsive, responsible bidder, for the base bid of $4,626,000.00 plus Alternate No. 1 of $123,000.00 for a total award of $4,749,000.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince requested the Board approve plans and authorize the receipt of bids for Central Services Garage Interior Plumbing and Sanitary Sewers to be opened September 16, 2014, and moved for its approval. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board award Ornamental Street Light Bid items #1 through #3 to HD Supply Power Solutions Ltd. Of Linden, IN, and award the bid for item #4 to All Phase Electric Supply of South Bend, IN, and moved for their approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board authorize the receipt of quotes for Wilson Boulevard Street Tree Planting to be opened September 9, 2014, 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:
Utility Board public hearing Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers as requested by Banko Property Management to hear a utility appeal for 216-218 Grove Street.

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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