REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD
January 10, 2017

 

The regular meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety/Utility Board was called to order by President Ken Prince at 10:00 a.m. All members were present. Mr. Watson moved to dispense with the reading of the minutes of January 3, 2017, and accept them as circulated. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

Bid Opening:
There were no bid openings.

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

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

Department Head Reports:
Corporation Counsel Geoff Spiess presented a First Amendment to the Agreement Renewing Contract for the Collection of Waste for expenses associated with exchange of large cart for smaller cart not-to-exceed $12.50 per cart up to a total reimbursement of $5,000.00. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

Police Chief Ken Witkowski presented a Service Agreement with Motorola Solutions for network monitoring in the amount of $14,194.10 for January, 2017. Mr. Watson moved to approved as presented. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

Fire Chief Bryon Woodward requested the Board promote Adam Behnke from 1st Class Firefighter to the rank of Master Firefighter to fulfill the 2015 Fire Department Contract Agreement, effective January 7, 2017. Ms. Miller moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Chief Woodward requested the Board promote David Garcia from EMS 1st Class Firefighter to the rank of EMS Lieutenant to fill a vacancy in that rank effective January 10, 2017. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

Building Commissioner Bo Hundt presented the year-end report for 2016. He said 2,755 permits were issued vs. 2,113 in 2015. Also, estimated construction costs this year were $98,435,607.00 vs. $85,213,393.00 in 2015.

Park Superintendent Phil Blasko requested the Board authorize the purchase of twenty-six (26) 2016 Precedent i2 Electric Golf Carts from Midwest Golf & Turf, for $108,940.00 less trade-in of twenty (20) 2013 and five (5) 2014 Precedent Electric Golf Carts in the amount of $43,000.00 for a final purchase amount of $65,940.00. Mr. Blasko said under Indiana Code 5-22-10 a purchasing agent may make a purchase without soliciting bids or proposals under certain conditions set forth in the statute. More specifically, IC 5-22-10-12: “A purchasing agent may make a special purchase when the market structure is based on price but the governmental body is able to receive a dollar or percentage discount of the established price.” Ms. Miller moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

City Engineer/Director Chris Jamrose presented Change Order #1 Final from Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., for 2016 CDBG ADA Infrastructure Improvements for an increase of $17,778.00 for a final contract amount of $89,535.00. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

New Business:
Mr. Prince moved to reappoint Dale Freeman to the Mishawaka Plan Commission for a one (1) year term effective January 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2017. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Requests for renewal of Secondhand Store Licenses have been received from the following businesses:

  • Cashland Financial Services, Inc., dba Cashland, 702 S. Ironwood
  • Disc Replay, 5916 Grape Road

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

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:14 a.m.

Ken Prince – 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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