REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
December 20, 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. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of December 13, 2016, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood wished everyone a Merry Christmas and said he’s optimistic for the new year.

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

Department Head Reports:
Assistant Police Jason Stefaniak on behalf of Chief Witkowski requested the Board promote Second Class Patrol Officer Jonathan Yoder to the rank of First Class Patrol Officer as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Mishawaka and the Mishawaka Fraternal Order of Police; Article XVII; Section 4 – First Class Patrol Officer Positions. Mr. y. This promotion will be effective October 4, 2016. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Fire Chief Bryon Woodward requested the Board promote Firefighter Kevin Cooper from his current rank of EMS Master Firefighter to the rank of EMS Lieutenant to fill a vacancy in that rank, effective December 20, 2016. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Chief Woodward requested the Board approve the voluntary demotion of Chad Kinney from the rank of Lieutenant to the rank of Master Firefighter, effective December 20, 2016. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Electric Division Manager Rick Springman presented a Bill of Sale from Indiana Michigan Power for an eight (8) utility pole power line and associated facilities on Fir Road between Twelfth Street and Dragoon Trail for $0. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince presented a Professional Services Agreement with Lehman & Lehman for Mary Gibbard Park Renovation master planning for the not-to-exceed amount of $18,500.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince presented Supplemental Agreement No. 2 from DLZ for Ironworks Development Road and Sewer Improvement survey for an increase of $25,000.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $87,000.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince requested the Board approve the purchase of twenty-three (23) hybrid vehicles leased from MACOG for $1 each for a total cost of $23, naming the Mayor as signatory, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince presented Supplemental Agreement No. 3 from The Troyer Group for Merrifield Trail Extension for an increase of $18,214.00 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $291,746.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
City Controller Rebecca Miller requested approval of twenty-eight (28) claim dockets in the amount of $11,962,359.45 for approval. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
A request for Honorary Street Name in memory of Bishop Rico Butler for a portion of North Logan Street near Grove Street was taken under advisement.

A request for renewal of Secondhand Store License has been received from the following business:

Ozark Pawn Shop, 1006 S. Merrifield Ave.

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

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:15 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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