REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
March 3, 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 24, 2015, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Opening:
Bids were opened for the Activate-Mishawaka Employee Health Center and are summarized below:

     
Brown & Brown General Contractors, Inc., Wakarusa, IN
BASE BID  $ 391,680.00
  Alternate #1  -   2,560.00
  Alternate #2  -   1,230.00
  Alternate #3  - 27,880.00
  Alternate #4  +   4,086.00
  Alternate #5  -   2,937.00
  Alternate #6  +   7,276.00
 
Gibson-Lewis, LLC, Mishawaka, IN
BASE BID  $ 403,800.00
  Alternate #1  -   5,000.00
  Alternate #2  -   4,500.00
  Alternate #3  - 36,000.00
  Alternate #4  +   2,500.00
  Alternate #5  -   3,000.00
  Alternate #6  +   7,000.00
 

Mr. West said these bids will be forwarded to the Human Resources Department for their review and consideration.

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

Department Head Reports:
Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested the Board declare a stove and assorted cabinets in the kitchen and medic’s room at 333 E. Mishawaka Avenue (former EMS facility) as surplus for disposal. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Chief Freeman reported Probationary Firefighter Nathan Skoviak has successfully completed his one year probationary period and recommended he be promoted to First Class Firefighter effective March 4, 2015. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West presented a Professional Services Agreement with Lawson-Fisher Associates for engineering design services for right-of-way improvements on Lowell Avenue and Edgar Street on Main Street to the north/south alley east of Main for the not-to-exceed amount of $14,900.00 and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
Mr. Prince moved to approve nineteen (19) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Becky Miller for a total amount of $3,713,256.61. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
A request from Villa Macri for a Waiver of the Noise Ordinance to hold a St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party on Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. was taken under advisement.

A request from Beacon Health System, Memorial Hospital of South Bend to use streets and the Riverwalk to hold the Sunburst Marathon on Saturday, June 6, 2015, was taken under advisement.

Mr. Watson presented a three-party agreement for exchange of property and setting other terms between the Mishawaka Redevelopment Commission, Board of Public Works and Safety, and Taper Lock Credit Union. The agreement was approved by the Redevelopment Commission at their February 23, 2015, meeting. Mr. West indicated he is the Chairman of the Board at Taper Lock Credit Union and recused himself from action on this item. Mr. Prince moved to approve the agreement as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:21 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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