REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
September 9, 2014

 

The regular meeting of the Mishawaka 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 except Mr. Watson. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of September 2, 2014, and accept them as circulated. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Quote Opening:
Quotes were opened for Wilson Boulevard Street Tree Planting and are summarized below:

QUOTER   BASE BID
Fuerbringer Landscaping and Design, South Bend, IN $29,780.00
Total time to complete: 2 weeks after receipt of trees  
Lovisa & Barone, Mishawaka, IN $32,300.00
Total time to complete: 9.5 calendar days  
Landmark Landscaping, Osceola, IN $25,098.00
Total time to complete: 12 calendar days  
Douglas Landscape, Inc., South Bend, IN $32,451.00
Total time to complete: 14 calendar days  

Mr. West said these quotes will be forwarded to the Engineering Department for their review and evaluation.

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

Department Head Reports:
Corporation Counsel Geoff Spiess said a verbal agreement to accept a settlement offer had been reached with Banko Property Management. Mr. Spiess said written document would be provided to the Board when available.

Assistant Police Chief Steve Ravotto requested the Board approve a Taxicab License Application submitted by Walid Ali Elhag. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Park Superintendent Terry Zeller submitted a request to remove one tree and stump in the right of way at 1809 Homewood. 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.

Community Development Director Dave Thomas requested the Board authorize the receipt of quotes for the demolition of structures located at 401/403 E. Third Street and 3722 Lincolnway East to be opened September 23, 2014. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West presented Change Order No. 1 from Selge Construction for Twin Branch Safe Routes to School Project for a decrease of $11,200.00 due to the elimination of field office, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 1 from Rieth-Riley Construction for Beiger School Safe Routes to School Project for a decrease of $3,780.00 due to the elimination of field office, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 4 Final from R & R Excavating for Fir Road Widening for an increase of $15,323.75 for a final contract amount of $1,074,688.43, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

New Business:
Mr. Prince moved to approve a request from Marine Corps League for waiver of noise ordinance for a “Welcome Home Concert” to be held Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Marion High School soccer fields, subject to normal conditions of approval for public safety. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West moved to appoint Victor Kasznia, Jr. to a one (1) year term as Board of Public Works and Safety appointment to Mishawaka Plan Commission for 2014 to replace Edward Salyer. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

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 10:16 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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