REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
July 12, 2016

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety was called to order by President Gary West at 10:00 a.m. All members were present. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of July 5, 2016, and accept them as circulated. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board observe a moment of silence for the police officers killed in Dallas and Berrien Springs.

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

Department Head Reports:
Assistant Chief Dan Gebo on behalf of Chief Witkowski requested that the Board accept the voluntary retirement of Capt. Pasquale Rulli who has served the Mishawaka Police Department for 31 years, effective July 15, 2016. Mr. Watson moved for the Board’s approval to accept the voluntary retirement of Capt. Rulli effective July 15, 2016. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Assistant Chief Gebo requested the Board promote Probationary Patrol Officers Tyler Heckaman and Keith Holzer to the rank of Patrol Officer Second Class with the Uniform Division, effective July 14, 2016. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Fire Chief Bryon Woodward requested the Board promote Firefighter Nicholas K. Kaufman from his current rank of 1st Class Firefighter to the rank of Master Firefighter, effective July 16, 2016. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince presented Change Order #1 from Fuerbringer Landscaping for Edison Lakes Landscape Enhancement project for an increase of $6,495.00 for a new contract amount of $256,290.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West requested the Board accept a three-year Maintenance Bond from Walsh & Kelly, Inc. for Lowell and Edgar Improvement project, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Change Order #4 from Selge Construction Co. for Mishawaka Avenue Improvements, Phase I, for an increase of $31,903.00 for a new contract amount of $4,188,716.83, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Professional Services Agreement Supplement #4 from DLZ for SR 23/Cleveland Road Widening, Grape to Main, for an increase of $16,315.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $440,900.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented a Professional Services Agreement with First Group Engineering to complete a signal warrant study at Front and Main Streets for the not-to-exceed amount of $8,500.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

New Business:
There was no new business.

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