REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
February 10, 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 February 3, 2015, 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 presented the Officers of the Fourth Quarter – 2014. Chief Witkowski said Lt. Joe Kasznia, Sgt. Chad Thomas, Pfc. Steve Roeder, Don Magnuson, and Scott Robinson are being recognized for the outstanding job they did in locating and apprehending two subjects that had broken into a vehicle.

Chief Witkowski said Pfc. Dave Ruiz is being recognized for the outstanding job he did in locating a suspect vehicle involved in a homicide that had occurred in South Bend.

City Attorney Lawrence Meteiver requested the Board authorize the receipt of bids for Activate-Mishawaka Employee Health Center Project No. HRP 15-001 with bids to be opened March 3, 2015. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Chief Witkowski requested the Board award the bid for up to ten (10) 2015 all-wheel drive 4-door sedan Police patrol vehicles to Jordan Motors, Mishawaka, for the base bid of $243,090.00 ($24,309.00 X 10) minus seven (7) trade-ins valued at $22,000.00 for the not-to-exceed amount of $221,090.00. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Meteiver said there was no prejudice to any bidder regarding the opening of the bids for Police patrol vehicles on February 3, 2015, as the City had the bid in our control and the bidders had no opportunity to change the bids prior to opening.

Chief Witkowski requested the Board authorize the receipt of bids for accessories for up to ten (10) 2015 Police patrol vehicles to be opened March 3, 2015. Mr. Watson moved to approve. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Fire Chief Dale Freeman reported Probationary Firefighter Adam Behnke has successfully completed his one year probationary period and recommended he be promoted to First Class Firefighter effective January 7, 2015. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Park Department Superintendent Terry Zeller requested the Board authorize the receipt of quotes for Eberhart Golf Course 2015 calendar year chemical and fertilizer program to be opened February 24, 2015. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board accept a Maintenance Bond from HRP Construction for Christyann Street Sanitary Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation Project, MUS 14-002, with the bond expiring November, 2017, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 1 Final from Selge Construction for University Drive Lift Station and Force Main Project, ENT 14-001, for an increase of $67,787.21 for a final contract amount of $936,466.41, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 9 for Twelfth Street Improvements, INDOT Project R-34218, extending the intermediate completion date by 24 days from November 15, 2014 to December 8, 2014, with the final completion date of April 9, 2015, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

New Business:
Requests for renewal of Secondhand Store Licenses have been received from the following businesses:

Once Upon a Child, 5936 Grape Road
Clothes Mentor, 5930 Grape Road

Mr. West moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:23 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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