REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
October 21, 2014

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:03 a.m. All members were present. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of October 14, 2014, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

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

Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Ken Witkowski requested the Board promote Probationary Officer Jonathan Yoder to the rank of Patrol Officer in the Uniform Division to be effective October 22, 2014. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested the Board approve a lease with Affinia Group, Inc., for the purpose of fire department training for a period of 120 days beginning October, 21, 2014, at 1141-1241 E. 12th Street. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Community Development Director Dave Thomas presented a Professional Services Agreement with City Consultants and Research, LLC, Indianapolis, for grant program and department review and recommendations, for the not-to-exceed amount of $7,984.00. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West presented Change Order No. 1 from Selge Construction Co., for Mishawaka Avenue Improvements, Phase I, for an increase of $77,942.40, for a new contract amount of $3,610,572.21, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 4 from Selge Construction Co., for Twelfth Street Improvement Project, INDOT Contract No. R-34218, for an increase of $10,562.00 for a new contract amount of $3,847,887.78, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

New Business:
Requests for disabled parking spaces have been received from the residents at 706 W. 7th Street, 510 Burdette, and 504 Jackson Street. These requests have been reviewed by the Mishawaka Police Department’s Traffic Bureau. Upon their review, the Police Department recommends that the applications be approved. Mr. West moved to approve the disabled parking requests as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Old Business:
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 10:10 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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