REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
August 4, 2015

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by Vice President Mike Watson at 10:00 a.m. All members were present except Mr. West. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of July 28, 2015, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood invited all to attend National Neighborhood Night Out at Central Park this evening.

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

Department Head Reports:
Chief Witkowski requested the Board promote Second Class Patrol Officer Sam Nan to the rank of First Class Patrol Officer, effective August 7, 2015, as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Mishawaka and the Mishawaka Fraternal Order of Police; Article XVII; Section 4 – First Class Patrol Officer Positions. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Fire Chief Dale Freeman announced that Daniel Ryan has successfully completed the written Firefighters Aptitude Examination, the Physical Agility Test administered by the Mishawaka Firefighter Pension Board as well as the medical and psychological testing required for becoming a member of the Mishawaka Fire Department. He also recommended that he be approved for probationary employment effective August 4, 2015. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince presented a Professional Services Agreement with Specialty Systems of South Bend, Inc. for asbestos abatement at 1612 Lynn Street for the not-to-exceed amount of $3,625.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
City Controller Rebecca Miller requested approval of eighteen (18) claim dockets in the amount of $3,340,147.03. Mr. Prince moved for approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Public Hearing:
Mr. Watson opened the public hearing for a secondhand store license for ecoATM, Inc. having two (2) kiosks at 6501 Grape Road and one (1) kiosk at 316 Indian Ridge Boulevard. No one spoke for or against the request.

Mr. Watson closed the Public Hearing. Mr. Prince moved to approve. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
Chief Freeman said he spoke to Queen of Peace church and they have decided not to have fireworks at PeaceFest.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:18 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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