REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY / UTILITY BOARD
August 8, 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 August 1, 2017, and accept them as circulated. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

Bid Openings:
There were no bid openings.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood announced an extra-long staff meeting would follow today’s Board meeting.

Department Head Reports:
Wastewater Division Manager Karl Kopec presented a Professional Services Agreement with Lawson-Fisher Associates for engineering services for reevaluation of the Sewer Use Ordinance Local Limits for the not-to-exceed amount of $9,300.00. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

City Engineer/Director Chris Jamrose presented CO #3 Final from HRP Construction for Fourth Street LTCP Improvements for a time extension of 153 days and a decrease of ($194,188.98) for a final contract amount of $1,895,030.13. Ms. Miller moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Ms. Jamrose requested the Board approve plans for construction of public infrastructure on the Fields at Highland Section Two. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

Ms. Jamrose presented a Professional Services Agreement with Greeley and Hansen for engineering services for Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan regulatory assistance and water quality modeling for the not-to-exceed amount of $407,800.00. Ms. Miller moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince requested the Board approve plans and authorize the receipt of bids for Fairview Cemetery Streetscape Improvements to be opened on September 5, 2017, and moved for their approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince requested the Board approve plans and authorize the receipt of bids for the former Central Services above-grade demolition and site clearing (500 N. Cedar Street) to be opened September 5, 2017, and moved for their approval. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince requested the Board approve plans and authorize the receipt of bids for Battell Park East End – Phase 1, Rosemary’s Garden to be opened September 5, 2017, and moved for their approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince presented a Professional Services Agreement with Ritschard Bros. for Riverwalk test tole for the not-to-exceed amount of $1,700.00, and moved for its approval. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince presented a Professional Services Agreement with Earth Exploration for geotechnical evaluation for Riverwalk Development for the not-to-exceed amount of $12,300.00, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

New Business:
Mr. Prince moved to approve a development letter for Mill at Ironworks specifying that utility easements are not needed within the proposed development and name the City Planner as signatory. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince moved to approve a request from Higher Ground Tree Care for temporary street closure of East Grove Street and Maple Street for tree work at 1015 E. Grove Street on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince moved to approve a request from School City of Mishawaka for temporary street restriction of Ballard Avenue and the use of Twin Branch Park west parking lot for school drop off/pick up at Twin Branch School from August 15 through September 15 (or when construction is complete) from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on school days. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

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