REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
September 16, 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 September 9, 2014, and accept them as circulated. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
Bids were opened for Interior Sanitary and Storm Sewer for Central Services Building and are summarized below:

BIDDER   BID AMOUNT
Selge Construction Co., Niles, MI $419,000.00
C & E Excavating, Inc., Elkhart, IN $409,083.54
HR Construction Co., South Bend, IN $373,000.00
John Boettcher Sewer & Excavating, Mishawaka, IN $514,343.00
D.A. Dodd, Rolling Prairie, IN $631,000.00

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

No bids were received for CIPP 2014 – Various Locations for sewer maintenance.

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

Department Head Reports:
Corporation Counsel Geoff Spiess on behalf of Mishawaka Utilities General Manager Jim Schrader presented Utility Board Resolution No. 2014-04 Amending the Schedule of Compensation for the Electric Division for Calendar Year 2014 Adding Position of Substation Tech. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Police Chief Ken Witkowski presented the Officers of the 2nd Quarter, 2014; Sgt. Paul Robinson, Corporals John Bogart, Don Magnuson, Adam Northcutt, and Jason Barthel.

Chief Witkowski said Sgt. Robinson was being recognized for his assistance in the capture of a murder suspect; and Cpls. Bogart, Magnuson, Northcutt, and Barthel for apprehending a suspect that fired a weapon in the parking lot of Sky Bar in the 100 Center.

Chief Witkowski requested the Board approve a Taxicab License Application submitted by Philbert Mucyo. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Park Superintendent Terry Zeller submitted a request to trim one tree in the right of way at 2432 Riviera Drive. The tree has been analyzed and recommended for trimming by the Park Department Landscaper. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince requested the Board advertise for bids for Merrifield Park Recreation Equipment 2014 to be opened October 7, 2014, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince requested the Board accept the dedication of north-south 20’ wide ingress/egress and utility easement, located between east-west alley south of 100 Block of East Mishawaka Avenue by M J Investments LLC, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West presented Change Order No. 4 Final from Selge Construction for Main Street Improvements Project Phase VI for an increase of $48,265.88 for a final contract amount of $5,959,252.72, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board award the quote for Wilson Boulevard Tree Replacement Project to Landmark Landscaping for the low quote of $25,098.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
Mr. Prince moved to approve seventeen (17) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Becky Miller for a total amount of $4,242,304.97. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Hearing:
Banko Property Management has requested the hearing scheduled for September 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers disputing water consumption at 216-218 W. Grove Street be vacated. Mr. Spiess said the matter has not been resolved, but continue the case.

New Business:
Mr. Watson, on behalf of the Marine Corp League and Councilman Belovich, presented Mayor Wood a plaque dedicated to the City of Mishawaka in recognition of their support for the Marine Mud Run.

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 10:25 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

 


 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2014 - 04

A RESOLUTION OF THE
UTILITIES BOARD
OF THE CITY OF MISHAWAKA, INDIANA

AMENDING THE SCHEDULE OF COMPENSATION FOR
THE ELECTRIC DIVISION OF MISHAWAKA UTILITIES FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2014

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, Mishawaka Ordinance 2580 designates the Board of Public Works and Safety of the City of Mishawaka as the city’s Utilities Board, with responsibility for control and operation of Mishawaka Utilities; and

WHEREAS, the Utilities Board adopted a schedule of compensation for certain employees for 2014 as Utilities Board resolution 2013-03 on December 10, 2013; and

WHEREAS, the Utilities Board finds it desirable to amend the schedule adopted on December 10, 2013 to include the attached position.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE UTILITIES BOARD OF THE CITY OF MISHAWAKA, INDIANA, that:

The wage schedule for 2014 is hereby amended for this position as follows:

MISHAWAKA UTILITIES ELECTRIC DIVISION Biweekly Pay Annual
Equivalent
Substation Tech 1,846.15 48,000

PASSED by the the Utilities Board of the City of Mishawaka, Indiana, on this 16th day of September, 2014.

________________________________
Gary E. West

________________________________
Ronald E. Watson

________________________________
Kenneth B. Prince

ATTEST:

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Kari Myers, Clerk of the Board
 

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