REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
November 15, 2016

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:05 a.m. All members were present. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of November 9, 2016, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
Bids were opened for Twin Branch Park East Parking Improvements and are summarized below:

BIDDER BASE BID TIME TO
COMPLETE
Walsh & Kelly, South Bend, IN $243,121.00 Per spec
Selge Construction, Niles, MI $271,843.50 May, 2017
Rieth-Riley Construction, South Bend, IN $281,500.00 May, 2017
John Boettcher Sewer & Excavating, Mishawaka, IN $208,695.07 80 days
C & E Excavating, Elkhart, IN $239,890.00 90 days
Northern Indiana Construction, Mishawaka, IN $232,000.00 60 days
LaPorte Construction, LaPorte, IN $239,400.00 May, 2017
R. Yoder Construction, Nappanee, IN $259,145.00 12 weeks
Indiana Earth, Osceola, IN $274,600.00 60 days

Mr. West said these bids would be forwarded to the Planning Department for their review and recommendation.

Quotes were opened for snow and ice removal services for 4 municipal parking lots and various sidewalks owned by Redevelopment Department and are summarized below:

ITEM BLACHARSKI’S
AUTOMOTIVE
MICHIANA PROPERTY
MAINTENANCE, DBA
DREAM LAWNS
U001 $575.00 $550.00
U002 $1,150.00 $1,100.00
U003 $1,400.00 $1,400.00
U004 $275.00 $252.00
U005 $18.00 $18.00
U006 $435.00 $495.00
U007 $500.00 $735.00
U008 $590.00 $990.00
U009 $100.00 $108.00
U010 $130.00 $138.00

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

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood said he had the honor of attending several Veteran’s Day events on Friday.

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

Department Head Reports:
Police Chief Ken Witkowski presented Pfc. Donald Siders and Lt. Kevin Will as Police Officers of the 3rd Quarter – 2016.

Chief Witkowski said Officer Siders is being recognized for his efforts displayed on a couple of nights in July, 2016. Due to his vigilance, several burglary suspects were arrested and stolen property returned to their owners.

Lt. Will worked with Berrien County Sheriff’s officers to identify and arrest two suspects accused of robbing a Chinese National, who is a Notre Dame student and young mother who was with her infant child, of her wallet keys and cell phone. The victim’s credit card was used several times from Mishawaka to Benton Harbor, MI. His persistent motivation to solve the case was displayed by his cooperation with Berrien County and Michigan State Parole Office (one suspect had parole violation).

Mayor Wood recognized Pfc. Siders and Lt. Will as recipients of Officers of the 3rd Quarter, 2016.

Gary West on behalf of Park Superintendent Philip Blasko submitted a request to remove two (2) trees and stumps in the tree lawn at 1125 E. Mishawaka Avenue (Studebaker frontage). The trees have been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department Landscaper and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West submitted a request from Bethel College to remove six (6) trees and stumps on Logan Street and one located on Donald Street. The trees have been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department Landscaper, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince requested the Board approve the receipt of quotes for the demolition and removal of 218/222 S. Byrkit Street, including sidewalk improvements, to be opened November 29, 2016, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince presented a Professional Services Agreement from Fisher Land Surveying Services to provide survey services for Mary Gibbard Park in the not-to-exceed amount of $14,000.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Engineering Director Gary West presented a Professional Services Agreement from Abonmarche Consultants for engineering and surveying services for Linden Area LTCP, Division “C” for the not-to-exceed amount of $64,000.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. West presented Supplemental Agreement #1 with DLZ for Third Street Storage and Conveyance Tunnel for an increase of $998,800.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $6,507,000.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

New Business:
A request for disabled parking space has been received from the resident at 428 W. Broadway Street. This request has been reviewed by the Mishawaka Police Department’s Traffic Bureau. Upon their review, the Police Department recommend this application be approved and placed on Charlotte Street. Mr. West moved to approve the disabled parking request as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at
10:46 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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