REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
August 2, 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. Mr. Watson moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of July 26, 2016, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Quote Opening:
Quotes were opened for Energy Recovery Makeup Air Unit at Division Street Water Plant and are summarized below:

QUOTER BASE QUOTE
Edward J. White, Inc., South Bend, IN $107,145.00
Dynamic Mechanical, Mishawaka, IN $137,790.00
Herrman & Goetz, Inc., South Bend, IN $114,441.00

Mr. West said these quotes would be forwarded to the Water Department for their review and evaluation.

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

Mr. West announced a brief staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Ken Witkowski announced that Zachary M. DeGeyter has successfully completed all department testing and investigation, doctor’s physical examination and approval by the Police Pension Board, and recommended he be sworn in as a Probationary Patrol Officer, effective August 2, 2016. Chief Witkowski also said Mr. DeGeyter was a former police officer with the MPD starting in October of 2011. In March, 2015, he took a job with the Bozeman Montana PD and has decided to move back to his hometown. Mr. Prince moved for the approval of Zachary DeGeyter to be sworn in as Probationary Patrol Officer effective August 2, 2016. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Deputy Mayor Gary West swore in Zachary DeGeyter as a Probationary Patrol Officer.

Chief Witkowski requested that the Board accept the voluntary retirement of Pfc. Ken Kahlenbeck, who has served the Mishawaka Police Department for 29 years, effective August 6, 2016. Mr. Prince moved for the Board’s approval to accept the voluntary retirement of Pfc. Kahlenbecki effective August 6, 2016. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Chief Witkowski requested that the Board accept the voluntary retirement of Lt. Kent Barhydt, who has served the Mishawaka Police Department for 29 years, effective August 5, 2016. Mr. Watson moved for the Board’s approval to accept the voluntary retirement of Lt. Barhydt effective August 5, 2016. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Parks Department Superintendent Philip Blasko submitted a request to remove two (2) trees and stumps in the tree lawn at 1921 Linden Avenue. The trees have been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department Landscaper. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince presented Change Order #5 from Ziolkowski Construction for Battell Center Renovations for an increase of $30,961.00 for a new contract amount of $3,071,607.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West presented Professional Services Agreement Supplement
No. 1 from Lawson-Fisher Associates for Linden Area Sewer Improvements – Division A, for an increase of $23,500.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $201,700.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West requested the Board accept a grant of 15’ Utility and Multi-Use Pathway Easement from 1st Source Bank parcel on north and south sides of Beacon Parkway, east of Fir Road, and moved for its acceptance. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
City Controller Rebecca Miller requested approval of sixteen (16) claim dockets in the amount of $3,167,601.84 for approval. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
Mr. Watson moved to approve a request from Queen of Peace Church, 4508 Vistula Road, for a Waiver of Noise Ordinance and permission to hold outdoor events for their annual PeaceFest on Saturday August 20, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 21, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., subject to normal conditions of approval for public safety. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented an Agreement renewing the contract for collection, transportation, and disposal of domestic trash, recyclables, yard waste, and large items/white goods with BFI Waste Services of Indiana, L.P. and City of Mishawaka for an additional four (4) years effective January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2020. Rates for the (4) year term of service are as follows:

Regular monthly rate $13.86
Senior monthly rate $11.09
Blended monthly rate $13.36

Mr. West moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince thanked Mr. West for his leadership and the effort required. Mr. West said the renewal is much preferred over starting the process from scratch.

Old Business:
Mr. Watson moved to approve a request from Korbellies Drive-in, 3805 Lincolnway East, to close Ray Street from LWE to the south end of their property for a grand opening event on Saturday, August 20, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., subject to normal conditions of approval for public safety. Mr. West seconded; motion carried.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at
10:35 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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