REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

February 16, 2010

 

 

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 February 9, 2010, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Quote Openings:

Quotes were opened for the demolition of 1812, 1816, 2123 N. Main Street, and 106 E. Lowell Avenue and the total quotes are summarized below.  Each bid included an itemized breakdown of cost by address that is not included in this summary.  Unit prices for cisterns up to 500 gallons and abandonment of water wells up to 4” in diameter were taken in case such elements were encountered during demolition.

 

 

BASE QUOTE

(Demolition, removal, grading)

ALL STRUCTURES

 

UNIT PRICE

(Cistern Removal)

 

UNIT PRICE

(Well Abandonment)

Ritschard Bros., Inc.

$46,215.00

$750.00

$500.00

C & E Excavating, Inc.

$45,249.00

$800.00

$480.00

John Boettcher Sewer & Excavating

$25,000.00

$250.00

$250.00

R & R Excavating, Inc.

$39,265.00

$500.00

$475.00

Torok Excavating Inc.

$29,414.00

$750.00

$700.00

 

Mr. West indicated these quotes would be taken under advisement for review and recommendation by the Engineering Department.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

Mayor Rea arrived at 10:14 and indicated a staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

 

Department Head Reports:

Fire Chief Dale Freeman said in order to fulfill the 2009 Fire Department Contract Agreement he recommends that Firefighter Michael Zirille be promoted from 1st Class Firefighter to the rank of Master Firefighter effective February 13, 2010.  Mr. Watson moved to promote Michael Zirille from 1st Class Firefighter to Master Firefighter effective February 13, 2010.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Police Chief Ken Witkowski indicated Houlihan’s Restaurant has cancelled plans for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party.

 

Park Superintendent Mike Faulkner introduced Rick Fry who is the new golf pro at Eberhart Golf Course.  Mr. Faulkner said Mr. Fry comes to the City with over 22 years of experience.

 

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board approve plans and authorize the receipt of bids for River Crossing No. 2 Expansion for the Sarah Street Corridor to be opened March 9, 2010, and moved for the Board’s approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried. 

 

Mr. West presented an LPA – Consultant Contract with Abonmarche Consultants for construction engineering services on ARRA Contracts SRS-32921 and SRS-32816, for a not-to-exceed amount of $48,000.00 for both contracts, and moved for the Board’s approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Mr. West presented a professional services agreement with First Group Engineering for Church-Union Street Signal Modernization (LWE to Dragoon Trail) for the not-to-exceed amount of $175,200.00, and moved for the Board’s approval.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

There were no claims to approve.

 

Approval of SRF Pay Applications:

There were none to approve.

 

New Business:

Mr. West reported that disabled parking designations were no longer required at the addresses listed below and moved the Board to remove said designations:

 

408 W. Battell Street

131 E. Marion Street

913 Grand Blvd.

644 Gernhart Street

 

Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Old Business:

A request received from the Susan G. Komen Northern Indiana Race for the Cure for a 5K run/walk to be held on Saturday, May 1, 2010 remains under advisement.

 

Public Comments:

There were no public comments.

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:18 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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