REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
May 26, 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 May 19, 2015, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood thanked all departments for helping make this year’s Memorial Day parade a success.

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

Department Head Reports:
Assistant Chief Dan Gebo on behalf of Chief Witkowski requested the Board accept the voluntary retirement of Uniform Division Chief Mark Tavernier who has served the Mishawaka Police Department for 31 years, effective May 31, 2015. Mr. Watson moved for the Board’s approval to accept the voluntary retirement of Chief Tavernier effective May 31, 2015. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West presented a Professional Services Agreement from Lawson-Fisher Associates for construction engineering services on CSO Consolidation, Phase II, for the not-to-exceed amount of $103,600.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board approve plans and authorize the receipt of bids for Fir Road and University Drive Intersection Expansion to be opened June 16, 2015, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board approve plans and authorize the receipt of bids for Reconstruction of Cedar Street (4th Street to LWE) and the elimination of CSO 12B to be opened June 16, 2015, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Professional Services Agreement Supplement No. 3 from DLZ Indiana for Church/Union Improvements, Phase 2, design services (ENT 13-017) for an increase of $41,340.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $649,815.65, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board award the contract for Lowell and Edgar Avenue Improvements to Walsh & Kelly Construction, the lowest most responsible and responsive bidder, in the amount of $195,045.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board award the contract for CDBG Infrastructure Improvements to Selge Construction Co., In, the lowest most responsible and responsive bidder, in the amount of $280,326.53, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
Mr. Prince moved to approve eighteen (18) Claim Dockets for Utilities and Civil City as submitted by City Controller Becky Miller for a total amount of $8,683,271.39. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
The Board acknowledged receipt of a Utilities Complaint Resolution Appeal from Josephine Schimizzi, 1505 S. Spring Street, and took it under advisement.

A request from Blair Hills Community Association to close three intersections for Blair Hills Fourth of July Bike Parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Mr. Watson moved to approve. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:20 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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