REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY/UTILITY BOARD

March 16, 2010

 

 

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 March 9, 2010, and accept them as circulated.  Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Bid Opening:

Bids were opened for the Milburn Area Sewer Improvements – Divisions B & D and are summarized below:

 

COMPANY                                                     BASE BID

John Boettcher Sewer & Excavating                    $3,770,588.39

HRP Construction, Inc.                                      $2,777,000.00

Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc.                       $3,175,525.25

Selge Construction Company, Inc.                      $2,884,405.40

Woodruff & Sons, Inc.                                     $3,073,198.00

 

Mr. West indicated the bids would be taken under advisement for review, evaluation, and recommendation by the City’s consultant.  The Engineer’s estimate for this project was $3,761,000.00.

 

Mayor’s Comments:

Mayor Rea indicated a staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

 

Department Head Reports:

Corporation Counsel John Gourley requested the Board’s approval to purchase two (2) parcels, Parcel 3 and Parcel 4, from U.S. Railroad Vest Corporation, an Indiana Corporation, for a total of $7,000.00 and name Gary West as signatory.  Mr. Gourley said Parcel 3 is located south of the GTWRR between Sarah Street and Christyann; and Parcel 4 is located south of the river from approximately east of Main Street, along Front Street to West Street.  Mr. West moved to approve the purchase of Parcel 3 and Parcel 4 from U.S. Railroad Vest Corporation for a total $7,000.00.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Fire Chief Dale Freeman requested the Board’s approval of Board Resolution 2010-02 Establishing the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) as the Physical Agility Portion of the City of Mishawaka Fire Department Hiring Process.  Mr. Watson moved to approve Board Resolution 2010-02.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Street Commissioner Mike Watson requested the Board’s approval to award the bid for the purchase of the Four-Wheel Drive, Articulating, Oscillating, Multi-Purpose Tractor to Best Equipment Co., Inc., Indianapolis, IN, the lowest, most responsive and responsible bidder, for the base bid of $129,362.00 plus an alternate of $4,200.00 for air conditioning for a total award amount of $133,562.00 and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Engineering Director Gary West indicated that the quotes opened last week for the River Crossing 2 Expansion had been reviewed by the City’s consultant, Lawson-Fisher Associates, who recommended this project be awarded to Carson & Roberts Site Construction and Engineering, Inc., of Lafayette, NJ, the lowest responsive, responsible bidder for $2,749,239.71, and moved for its approval.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

Approval of Claims:

There were no claims to approve.

 

Approval of SRF Pay Applications:

Mr. West moved to approve SRF - Disbursement Request #119 from Greeley and Hansen LLC for professional engineering services in the amount of $10,842.00; and Disbursement Request #24 from Greeley and Hansen LLC for engineering services in the amount of $173.00.  Mr. Prince seconded; motion carried.

 

New Business:

Mr. West moved to approve the Permit Application for a Sexually Oriented Business for the Pleasureland Museum located at 114 W. Mishawaka Avenue as well as employee licenses for Antonio Macri, Shelia Williams, and Carrie L. Hansen.  These applications have been reviewed by the Mishawaka Police Department. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

 

Old Business:

A request received from the Susan G. Komen Northern Indiana Race for the Cure for a 5K run/walk to be held on Saturday, May 1, 2010 remains under advisement.

 

A request for the Sunburst Marathon, scheduled for Saturday, June 5, 2010, remains under advisement.

 

Public Comments:

Richard Barnette said the Common Council honored the Mishawaka High School Wrestling team at their March 15th meeting.  Mr. Barnette voiced his disappointment that no one from the press attended the meeting and there was no mention of the honor in today’s edition of The South Bend Tribune. 

 

Unfinished Business:

There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:29 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

AttachmentSize
PDF version18.19 KB