REGULAR MEETING OF THE MISHAWAKA
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY / UTILITY BOARD
September 19, 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 September 12, 2017, and accept them as circulated. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

Bid/Quote Openings:
One bid was received for 2018 ¾ ton Cargo Van for the Street Department and is summarized below:

BIDDER      
Jordan Motors, Mishawaka, IN  
MODEL: 2018 Ford Transit 250 High Roof BASE QUOTE: $35,026.00
TRADE IN:     - 2,000.00
TOTAL (BASE MINUS TRADE-IN):   $33,025.00
DELIVERY: 75-95 days    
DISCOUNT: 30%    

Mr. Prince said this bid would be forwarded to the Street Department for their review and evaluation.

Quotes were opened for Ironworks Development Area Utility Design Phase I and are summarized below:

QUOTER QUOTE
HRP Construction, South Bend, IN $86,000.00
John Boettcher Sewer & Excavating, Mishawaka, IN $65,429.00
Selge Construction, Niles, MI $84,510.00

Mr. Prince said this quote would be forwarded to the Engineering Department for their review and evaluation.

One quote was received for Bridge Signage at Church Street at Norfolk Southern Railroad and is summarized below:

QUOTER QUOTE
HRP Construction, South Bend, IN $148,600.00

Mr. Prince said this quote would be forwarded to the Engineering Department for their review and evaluation.

One quote was received for Bridge Signage at Main Street at Canadian National Railroad and is summarized below:

QUOTER QUOTE
HRP Construction, South Bend, IN $156,000.00

Mr. Prince said this quote would be forwarded to the Engineering Department for their review and evaluation.

Mayor’s Comments:
Mayor Wood reminded everyone of the ground breaking for Ironworks Development project at the former Uniroyal site on Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

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

Department Head Report:
Park Superintendent Phil Blasko submitted a request to remove one tree and stump in the tree lawn at 402 n. Logan Street. The tree has been analyzed and recommended for removal by the Park Department Landscaper. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

City Engineer/Director Chris Jamrose presented PSA Supplemental #3 from First Group Engineering for Twelfth Street Improvements (Campbell to Downey) for an increase of $100,369.15 for a new not-to-exceed amount of $594,269.15. Ms. Miller moved to approve as presented. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Ms. Jamrose presented a Right of Entry and Hold Harmless Agreement with Hellenic Senior Living of Mishawaka for property at the northeast corner of Logan and Dragoon. Mr. Watson moved to approve as presented. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

City Planner Ken Prince presented a Memorandum of Understanding with Hellenic Senior Living of Mishawaka and AHEPA Affordable Housing Management Company for property at the northeast corner of Logan and Dragoon, and moved for its approval. Mr. Watson seconded; motion carried.

Approval of Claims:
There were no claims to approve.

Hearings:
Mr. Prince opened the Public Hearing for a Second Hand Store License for Thomas Crisler to operate Buzz’s Used Furniture at 3240 Lincolnway East.

Mr. Crisler said he would be basically doing what Buzz had been doing. He bought his inventory when he retired. He said he would sell mostly furniture, etc.

Mr. Prince closed the Public Hearing. Mr. Watson moved to approve the Secondhand Store License for Buzz’s Used Furniture at 3240 Lincolnway East. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Prince set a public hearing for September 26, 2017, for a Transient Merchant’s License for T.C. Tree Farms at 4917 Grape Road.

New Business:
Mr. Prince moved to approve a request from Mishawaka Catholic School to close Spring Street between Third and Fourth Streets for Trunk or Treat event on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

Mr. Watson moved to approve a request from Midland Engineering to temporarily close the parking lot and sidewalk on the east side of Main Street between Third Street and Lincolnway to place a crane and dumpster to make emergency repairs to the roof at 1st Source Bank at 101 Lincolnway East, commencing immediately and continuing for approximately 20 days. Ms. Miller seconded; motion carried.

Unfinished Business:
There being no additional business brought before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 10:13 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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