REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
March 31, 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. All members were present. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of March 24, 2015, and accept them as circulated. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

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

BIDDER      
Brown & Brown General Contractors, Inc., Wakarusa, IN
BASE BID $ 369,800.00
Alternate #1 $  -2,460.00
Alternate #2 $  -3,355.00
Alternate #3 $ -32,228.00
Alternate #4 $   2,922.00
Alternate #5 $  -2,937.00
Alternate #6 $   9,544.00
 
Gibson-Lewis, LLC, Mishawaka, IN
BASE BID $ 389,500.00
Alternate #1 $  -3,500.00
Alternate #2 $  -3,700.00
Alternate #3 $ -35,000.00
Alternate #4 $   2,500.00
Alternate #5 $  -3,000.00
Alternate #6 $   7,400.00
 

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

Bids were opened for one (1) 2015 Super Duty Crew Cab Truck w/Plow for the Park Department and are summarized below:

BIDDER        
Jordan Motors, Mishawaka, IN
Model: 2016 Ford F350 4X4 Crew Cab Pick-up 8’ bed BASE BID:   $ 43,789.00
Delivery:  July  
Discount:  25%  
 
Gates Automotive Group, Mishawaka, IN
Model: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Heavy Duty BASE BID:   $ 39,916.00
Delivery:  90 days  
Discount:  25%  
 

Mr. West said these bids will be forwarded to the Parks Department for their review and evaluation.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood was not available for today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Ken Witkowski requested the Board approve the voluntary demotion of Sgt. Roman Johnson to the rank of Patrolman First Class in the Uniform Division, afternoon shift, effective April 1, 2015. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Chief Witkowski requested the Board approve the promotion of Pfc. Brandon Ruth to the rank of Sergeant, filling a Sergeant vacancy in the Investigative Division, effective April 1, 2015. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Wastewater Division Manager Karl Kopec requested the Board’s approval of Change Order No. 2 Final from R.E. Crosby for Middleboro Lift Station Upgrade for an increase of $6,988.00 for a final contract amount of $604,688.00. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince requested the Board accept and approve Redevelopment Commission Resolution No. 2015-06 Acknowledging the Board of Public Works and Safety as contracting entity for Community Development Block Grant Agreement – “Real Services Weatherization Program” in the amount of $100,000.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince requested the Board approve plans and authorize the receipt of bids for Watson Central Services Facility – Phase II Improvements, to be opened on April 21, 2015, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board authorize the receipt of bids for 2015 Curb and Sidewalk Program to be opened April 21, 2015, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
Mr. Watson moved to approve nineteen (19) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Becky Miller for a total amount of $2,708,250.10. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
City Attorney Lawrence Meteiver presented Board Resolution 2015-05 Determining the award of Damages Sustained to Property Located at 715 E. Mishawaka Avenue Due to Acquisition of a Temporary Interest, and set a public hearing for April 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. to hear remonstrance from persons with regard to their respective awards. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West set a hearing date for Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. for a Secondhand Store License for Encore Consignment Shop, 4609 Grape Road, Suite A-3.

Old Business:
Mr. West moved to approve a request to hold the 6th Annual “Bike the Bend” on Sunday, June 14, 2015, from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. using the Riverwalk, Edgewater Drive, Mishawaka Avenue, and Merrifield Park. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

A request from Fraternal Order of Police #36 to hold the “Fallen Officer Scholarship Ride” on Saturday, August 1, 2015 using Ewing Avenue and Dragoon Trail was taken under advisement.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 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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