REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
November 18, 2014

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:01 a.m. All members were present. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of November 12, 2014, and accept them as circulated. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood said he appointed Bill Pemberton to the School Board effective January 1, 2015.

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

Department Head Reports:
Assistant Fire Chief Greg Hunt on behalf of Chief Freeman requested the Board receive quotes for two (2) cardiac monitor/defibrillators to be opened December 2, 2014. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented.

City Planner Ken Prince presented an escrow agreement between HRP Construction and Lake City Bank for the Watson Central Services Interior Plumbing and Sanitary Sewer Project, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West presented Change Order No. 1 Final from Walsh & Kelly, Inc., for Cleveland Road Reconstruction – SR 23 – Fir Road, for a decrease of $430,318.30 for a final contract amount of $666,106.10, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 2 from Rieth-Riley Construction for Safe Routes to School - Beiger School, Project R-36482, for an increase of $9,638.97 for a new contract amount of $494,443.87, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 3 from Rieth-Riley Construction for Safe Routes to School – Beiger School, Project R-36482, for an increase of $6,014.40 for a new contract amount of $500,458.27, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

New Business:
Mr. West moved to approve a request from H.G. Christman Construction to place a dumpster in the north/south alley between Mill and Main Streets, south of Lincolnway West, for several 48 hour intervals during the week between November 19th and November 26th to remodel the 2nd floor of 113 Lincolnway West. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince introduced Christa Hill who has joined the Planning Department as Associate Planner.

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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