REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
August 25, 2015

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:02 a.m. All members were present except Mr. Watson. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of August 18, 2015, and accept them as circulated. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

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

Department Head Reports:
Human Resources Director Geoffrey Spiess presented Board Resolution 2015-12 Approving Memoranda of Understanding between City of Mishawaka and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 91. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested the Board promote Firefighters Robert Crowder, Nicholas Ponsler, and Anthony Tomlinson from their current rank of1st Class Firefighter to the rank of Master Firefighter, effective August 28, 2015. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board award the quote for 2015 CDBG ADA Infrastructure Improvements Phase II to Rieth-Riley Construction, the lowest most responsive and responsible quoter, in the amount of $74,468.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Supplemental Agreement No. 1 from CHA Consulting for Brick-Fir Road Watermain Improvements for a decrease of $9,750.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $207,725.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order No. 2 Final from Rieth-Riley Construction for Gumwood Road widening for an increase of $149,747.89 for a final contract amount of $1,715,366.03, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

New Business:
A request from Desteni Ortiz to close a section of the street in front of 919 W. Borley on Saturday, September 5, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. was taken under advisement.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:12 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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