REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
October 13, 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 October 6, 2015, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson 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 Resource Director Geoff Spiess presented a Professional Service Agreement with Gibson Insurance for renewal of insurance consulting contract in the amount of $54,000.00 and designate HR Director as signatory. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince requested the Board award the contract for Edison Lakes Landscape Enhancements to Fuerbringer Landscaping, the lowest qualified and complete bidder, for the base bid amount of $249,795.00, no alternates, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince presented Change Order No. 1 from HRP Construction for Watson Central Services Facilities Improvements, Phase II, for an increase of $246,830.03 for a new contract amount of $3,554,830.03, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West presented Change Order No. 1 Final from Rieth-Riley Construction for 2015 CDBG ADA Infrastructure Improvements, Phase II, for an increase of $10,176.99, for a final contract amount of $84,644.99, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board accept a 3-year Maintenance Bond from Rieth-Riley Construction for 2015 CDBG ADA Infrastructure Improvements, Phase II, to remain in effect until September, 2018, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
City Controller Rebecca Miller requested approval of twenty-four (24) claim dockets in the amount of $7,428,208.20. Mr. Prince moved for approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
Mr. Watson moved to approve a request from Doc Pierces Restaurant, 120 N. Main Street, to detour sidewalk and restrict on-street parking for façade painting on October 17, 18, 24, and 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West moved to approve a request from HG Christman to close the north/south alley east of 113 Lincolnway West intermittently during the week of October 19 for garage construction. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried. HG Christman advised that they’ll need to return to the board to revise dates for alley closer as all permits had not been secured for garage construction.

Mr. West moved to approve a request from Watson Tree Service to close Dragoon Trail between Logan and Bremen Highway for two days, and between Logan and Ironwood for two days, for tree removal. Dates to be determined. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West moved to approve a request from Barak River Rock to close the sidewalk on the north side of Mishawaka Avenue between Main Street and Elizabeth Street for installation of siding for approximately 12 weeks (October 19 thru mid-January). Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Open Items:
A hearing for Second Hand Store License for Julie’s Used Appliances, 2302 Lincolnway West, remained under advisement.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:22 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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