REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
January 26, 2016

 

 The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:00 a.m. All members were present except Mr. Watson. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of January 19, 2016, and accept them as circulated. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood was not available for today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Ken Witkowski requested the Board promote Pfc. Glenn Hixenbaugh to the rank of Sergeant, which fills the Sergeant vacancy in the Uniform Division, Afternoon Shift, to be effective February 1, 2016. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested the Board promote Firefighter Joshua Courtney from his current rank of Master Firefighter to the rank of Lieutenant to fill a vacancy in that rank, to be effective January 26, 2016. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince presented a Supplemental Development Agreement with Browning Mishawaka Associates, LLC, for infrastructure improvements at Bayer Corporation Office Building and moved for its approval. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West presented an Infrastructure Improvement Agreement for property owned by Golata Family Trust on Beacon Parkway, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board accept a 3-year Maintenance Bond in the amount of $337,130.00 from Rieth-Riley Construction for Church-Main Connector, expiring April 30, 2016, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

New Business:
Mr. West welcomed John Roggeman. Mr. Roggeman replaces Larry Meteiver who left at the end of the year.

Mr. West presented a request from Barak River Rock to close Grove Street between Main and Elizabeth Streets to stage a crane to set roof trusses on January 27, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

A request for renewal of Secondhand Store License has been received from the following business:

Buzz’s Used Furniture, 225 N. Main Street

Mr. West moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:11 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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