REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

April 27, 2015

 

The regular meeting of the City of Mishawaka Redevelopment Commission was called to order at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, in Room 205, City Hall, 600 E. Third Street, Mishawaka, Indiana. Commissioners Pingel, O'Dell, Deal and Stillson were present. Also present were Ken Prince, Rebecca Miller, Attorney Be utter, Laura Raygoza and Marilyn Nelums-Jones.

APPROVAL OF MARCH 23, 2015 MEETING MINUTES

Commissioner O'Dell moved that the minutes from the March 23, 2015 Commission meeting be approved; Commissioner Deal seconded; motion carried.

APPROVAL OF,SUMMER OF SERVICE CLIENT- 606 WEST BROADWAY

A Summer of Service application was presented to the Commission for approval for property located at 606 West Broadway. Commissioner Deal motioned to approve the application; Commissioner O'Dell seconded; motion carried.

APPROVAL OF 2015 SUB-RECIPIENT AWARDS

Ken Prince presented 2015 Sub-Recipient Awards for approval for the following:

The Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County $39,000.00
Real Services Adult Guardianship $ 6,500.00
Real Services Older Adult Crime $ 6,500.00
YWCA North Central Indiana $ 8,500.00
Mishawaka Food Pantry $10,000.00
South Bend Human Rights $ 5,000.00

Commissioner O'Dell motioned to approve these awards and authorize President Jim Pingel and Secretary Kris Ermeti to sign approved contracts upon release of funds by Department of Housing and Urban Development; Commissioner Deal seconded; motion carried.

PROJECT UPDATES/ANYTHING ELSE BROUGHT BEFORE THE COMMISSION

Play construction at Merrifield ribbon cutting is scheduled for May 19th or 20th and is coordinated by the Mayor's office. This equipment was originally ordered for Central Park. Installation is estimated to cost over $300,000.00. The equipment pulled was vintage from the 1950's. A good deal of the expense ($100,000.00) was rubberized surfacing.

Central Park is on schedule for July 4th and they are expecting massive attendance for Fourth of July fireworks. They are on a very tight schedule and worked thru the winter. We are hoping that the fountain will be operable.

Work on the Underpass has started again.

We are taking bids right now for 1102 South Union and Crossbars Ministries and Mayflower Auto at 7'h and Union will be coming down in the next few months. Ken Prince is working with Jackel and will report back to the Commission. We have closed on 1840 East 12th Street this past Friday and will need to stabilize the property.

The River Rock project estimate is between 1 and 2 million dollars. We have been approached by Saint Monica regarding additional parking and we may have an agreement ready for the next meeting. The Historical Preservation Commission asked for a meeting with the Mayor regarding the long term plans of making improvements to Battell Park, i.e. rock garden, etc. There is a new sewer being installed on Mishawaka Avenue, walkways are being adjusted, there is a trail proposed and long term improvements are being focused on.

Ken Prince reported that contracts will be brought back to the next meeting for School City. President Pingel stated that a proposal will be presented to change Redevelopment Commission meeting time at the next meeting.

The next regular meeting of the Redevelopment Commission will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015.

Commissioner O'Dell motioned to adjourn the meeting; Commissioner Deal seconded; motion carried.

Meeting adjourned.

 

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Jim Pingel, President

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Ken Prince, City Planner

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Marilyn Nelums-Jones, Clerk

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