At its Aug. 1 meeting, the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety approved a number of items.
Late last year, it was discovered that a number of properties were not being billed for sewage services. The wastewater department has been addressing the back billing issue since.
Landlord Chad Zartman had an apartment unit at 423 Arthur St. that was not being billed. The problem only came to light after a fire destroyed the building. Zartman was to be billed back to Aug. 16, 2011, due to the oversight, but he requested a billing reduction. (See related)
Zartman stated that due to a meth lab in the unit when the property was purchased and subsequent renovations, the unit was not habitable until June 2013. The board granted Zartman’s request, and he is being billed $195.60 for services from June 2013 through November 2013.
The board also approved Payment Application #20 to A&Z Engineering for the Husky Trail Project. Payment to Jones and Henry Engineers for $28,000 due to the Center Street Pump Station project running over was approved.
A wastewater treatment agreement with Dalton Corporation was approved. The agreement is similar to agreements the board approved with Leesburg and Winona Lake in the past.
A contract with Homestead Auctions for the upcoming City Public Auction on Aug. 23 was approved. The auction will start at 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided by Our Father’s House. Mayor Joe Thallemer requested the bill of sale be uploaded to the city’s website. That should be available for viewing in the near future.
Warsaw Police Department was granted permission to join with Winona Lake Police Department on Operation Pull Over Enforcement Grant and the DUI and DUI-D Task Force Enforcement Grant. WPD has participated in these grants for the past 20 years.
The board received four quotes for the city’s new animal control truck. The board approved a quote of $29,119 from Lakeside Chevrolet.
The board agreed to pay Graycraft Signs $22,581.60 in advance for a new digital sign at City Hall. The advanced payment would save the city approximately $700 on the project.
A travel request to send new animal control officer Justin Curtis to Level One and Level Two Training in Chicago and Indianapolis was approved. All items on the claims document were also approved.