REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
August 18, 2015

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:01 a.m. All members were present. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of August 11, 2015, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Quote Opening:
Quotes were opened for CDBG ADA Infrastructure Improvements Phase II – Engineering and are summarized below:

CONTRACTOR QUOTE AMOUNT
Selge Construction Co., Niles, MI $ 104,059.25
Rieth-Riley Construction, South Bend, IN $ 74,468.00

Mr. West said these quotes will be forwarded to the Engineering Department for their review and consideration.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood reminded everyone that school is back in session and as Mishawaka schools do not have bus services keep your eyes out for walkers.

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

Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Ken Witkowski has named PFC. Joshua Watts and PSC. Kyle Miner as "Officers of the 2nd Quarter, 2015". The officers were unanimously nominated by the Mishawaka Police Department's Afternoon Shift for their actions in locating and apprehending six suspects that were involved in an armed robbery.

On April 15, 2015, at 4:10pm, Mishawaka Police officers were dispatched to Jared's Galleria of Jewelry at University Park Mall in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred. Officer Miner was able to locate the suspect vehicles as they were attempting to flee the area and delay them until Officer Watts arrived. Together the officers were able to detain and arrest six suspects, two of whom were in the trunk of one of the vehicles, and recover nearly $249,000 worth of jewelry. Through subsequent interviews, it became apparent that this group of individuals had committed similar acts throughout the Midwest. On April 17, 2015, the FBI issued a federal indictment for armed robbery to all six criminals.

Human Resource Director Geoffrey Spiess presented Board Resolution 2015-11 Updating Fire Department Application for Public Safety Employment and indicated the Legal Department and Fire Pension Boards have approved the changes. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Parks Department Superintendent Terry Zeller requested the Board receive quotes for one (1) high-roof cargo van for the Parks Department to be opened September 1, 2015. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Zeller submitted a request to remove one tree and stump in the tree lawn at 1302 Prospect Drive. The tree has been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department Landscaper. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince requested the Board accept a Deed of Dedication of property as public right-of-way, 9’ of Lot 13 in Lawrence & Battell’s Addition to the City of Mishawaka, Indiana, along the west side of Elizabeth Street, north of Mishawaka Avenue from Eclips Hair Designs, Inc., and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince presented Professional Service Agreement Supplement No. 1 from The Troyer Group for additional design and project representative services for Battell Center Renovation Project, PLT 15-007, for an increase of $63,900.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $305,700.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince requested the Board approve plans and authorize the receipt of bids for Battell Center Renovation, PLT 15-014, to be opened September 15, 2015, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West presented Change Order No. 2 Final from Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., for Church-Main Connector, ENT 11-002, for a decrease of $148,294.39 for a final contract amount of $3,371,304.79, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
City Controller Rebecca Miller requested approval of twenty (20) claim dockets in the amount of $4,941,700.40. Mr. Watson moved for approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
A request was received from United Health Services to hold the “Race to Save Lives” 5K/10K walk/run on Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., beginning and ending at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Mr. Watson moved to approve subject to United Health Services naming the City of Mishawaka as an additional insurance on their Certificate of Liability. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:27 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

 

AttachmentSize
bpwsm20150818.pdf69.09 KB