REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
July 5, 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. West moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of June 28, 2016, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Bid Opening:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood thanked said thousands attended the fireworks display last night and thanked all departments for their hard work to ensure a successful event.

Department Head Reports:
City Attorney John Roggeman presented Utility Board Resolution 2016-05 Amending the Billing Rates for Electric Department Labor and Equipment, to be effective upon its adoption. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Fire Chief Bryon Woodward said due to restructuring and reorganization within the department, he is requesting the following personnel changes all to be effective July 5, 2016:
- Assistant Chief Michael Talbot be demoted to Captain
- Captain Raymond Schultz be promoted to Assistant Chief
- Battalion Chief James Cocquyt be demoted to Captain
- Captain Dale Ray be promoted to Battalion Chief
- Lieutenant Brent Lake be promoted to Captain

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

City Controller Rebecca Miller requested the Board approve an expanded reimbursement agreement for In-State Government ambulance providers for Medicaid Managed Care Beneficiaries. She said the reimbursement amount is $87,785.16 with payment to the State in the amount of $29,371.08 and requested the Board designate the Controller as signatory. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board award the Linden Area LTCP Division A – Phase I to Niblock Excavating, Bristol, IN, the lowest most responsive and responsible bidder, for the base bid amount of $1,415,708.45 (no alternate), and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board accept a three (3) year Maintenance Bond from HRP Construction for Mishawaka Avenue Improvements, Phase II (ENT 15-008) and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
City Controller Rebecca Miller requested approval of twenty-three (23) claim dockets in the amount of $12,470,434.60 for approval. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
There was no new business.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:16 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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