REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
October 11, 2016

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:04 a.m. All members were present. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of October 4, 2016, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood introduced a video describing the City’s IACT Community Achievement Award for Central Park.

Mayor Wood said there was a great turnout for Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay on Saturday. He also thanked Lou Ann Hazen for setting up Mishawaka’s portion and her attention to detail.

Mayor Wood said he received many compliments on the Battell Center renovation during ribbon cutting ceremonies last night.

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

Department Head Reports:
Fire Chief Bryon Woodward announced that Mike Sauter has successfully completed the written Firefighters Aptitude Examination, the Physical Agility Test administered by the Mishawaka Firefighter Pension Board as well as the medical and psychological testing required for becoming a member of the Mishawaka Fire Department. He also recommended that he be approved for probationary employment effective October 11, 2016. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mayor Wood swore in Mike Sauter as Probationary Firefighter.

Park Superintendent Phil Blasko submitted a request to remove one tree and stump in the tree lawn at 808 Maple Street. The tree has been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department Landscaper. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Water Division Manager Dave Majewski requested the Board approve a 25’ wide easement from Mrs. Jayne Schellinger, 52888 Farmingdale Drive, Granger, (southeast corner of Framingdale and Thrush Street) to allow to loop in the new water main installed along Cleveland Road and provide redundant feed for the distribution system and said the valuation of said easement has been determined to be $9,600.00. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince requested the Board approve construction plans and also presented a Professional Services Agreement with The Troyer Group for full-time resident project representative during construction of Mishawaka Riverwalk through Merrifield Park for the not-to-exceed amount of $248,000.00, and moved for their approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince presented a Right-of-Entry, Tree Replacement, and Vision Area Agreement for property located at 52549 Gumwood Road and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince presented a proposal from Fountain Technologies for various modifications to Central Park fountain for the lump sum amount of $19,240.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince presented a Professional Services Agreement with Arkos Design to provide basic architectural and landscape services for design of Beutter Park Plaza at Ironworks for the not-to-exceed amount of $14,900.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince presented a Professional Services Agreement with Arkos Design to provide basic architectural services for the renovation of Castle Manor at Merrifield Park for the not-to-exceed amount of $11,450.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince presented a Professional Services Agreement with Arkos Design to provide basic architectural services for prototype park restroom design for the not-to-exceed amount of $7,200.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
City Controller Rebecca Miller requested approval of twenty-two (22) claim dockets in the amount of $3,695,155.07 for approval. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson 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
10:27 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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