REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
January 13, 2015

 

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 January 6, 2015, and accept them as circulated.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood said Tony Violi has been appointed to the Park Board; Kathleen White Gadacz to the Plan Commission; and Marcia Wells to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

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

Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Ken Witkowski requested the Board’s approval to advertise to receive bids for up to ten (10) 2015 4-door all-wheel drive sedan Police patrol vehicles with trade of seven (7) vehicles to be opened February 3, 2015. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Building Commissioner Brock Hundt presented the Building Department statistics for the month of December, 2014. He said estimated construction costs thru December were nearly $68,000,000.00 vs. $53,300,000.00 for 2013. Notable projects for December were new Holiday Inn and Candlewood Suites, new Lincolnway Vet Clinic, and building alteration for Rise N Roll Bakery.

Engineering Director Gary West presented Change Order No. 3 from C & E Excavating for Fir-Capital Connector for an increase of $26,685.85 for a new contract amount of $3,524,459.95, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 1 Final from Selge Construction for Gumwood Road Sanitary Sewer Extension for a decrease of $2,252.25 for a final contract amount of $304,925.25, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

New Business:
A request was received from GreenWay Mechanical to utilize up to three (3) parking spaces in front of 109 S. Main Street for half a day beginning at 7:00 a.m. tentatively January 14 or January 15 to replace a roof-top heating unit. Mr. West moved to approve and asked that GreenWay protect the sidewalk and pedestrians and also advise adjacent businesses of the work. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:08 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