REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
December 27, 2016

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Gary West at 10:01 a.m. All members were present. Kari Myers, Clerk of the Board was not in attendance. Mr. Prince moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of December 20, 2016, and accept them as circulated. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood was not in attendance. Mr. West noted that there would not be a staff meeting following today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Reports:
City Attorney John Roggeman, on the recommendation of Chief Witkowski, presented an extension of the Maintenance and Support Agreement with Motorola Solutions Inc, for calendar year 2017. Products include Motorola CAD, Premier MDC, NetRMS and AirMobile. The total cost of the extension is $170,149. Mr. Prince moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

President Gary West, on behalf of Director of Engineering Christine Jamrose, presented a request to declare various traffic signal components as surplus for disposal. Mr. West indicated that following the auction that the Engineering Department had worked with Lewis Salvage Corp from Warsaw Indiana to obtain some residual value for the outdated components and that the disposal was expected to yield $10,352.90. Mr. West moved to approve. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
City Controller Rebecca Miller requested approval of seven (7) claim dockets in the amount of $2,428,622,98 for approval. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

New Business:
There was no new business

Unfinished Business:
A request for an Honorary Street Name in memory of Bishop Rico Butler for a portion of North Logan Street near Grove Street that was taken under advisement on 12/20/2016 was reconsidered. Mr. West indicated that following consideration, that the City currently has no policy on such honorary changes and that having such a program could create problems in terms of both the potential number of requests received and evaluating merit of recipients over time. Mr. West suggested that those interested may consider talking to the Park Department regarding their memorial policies and guidelines to see if something there could be accomplished. Mr. West moved to deny the honorary street name request. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:11 a.m.

Gary West – President of the Board of
Public Works and Safety/Utility Board

Ken Prince – Board Member filling in for Clerk of the Board of
Public Works and Safety/Utility Board

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