Warsaw’s Board of Public Works & Safety approved bids for demolition of city-owned properties on North and South Buffalo and agreements for services in 2015 Monday afternoon. One bid, for the alley drainage improvement project, was tabled.
Gawthrop Excavating received the bid for demolition of property at 321 N. Buffalo and 337/339 N. Buffalo, owned by the city. The company bid $8,950 for the 321 N. Buffalo site and $7,000 for the 337/339 site. This includes removal of debris, property backfilled and graded per city specifications.
Jorge Flores was the lone bidder for the demolition and disposal of materials for properties at 302 and 308/310 S. Buffalo Street. His bid was $81,000.
Only one bid, from Niblock Excavating, was received for an Alley Drainage Improvement Project between Center and Main streets and Buffalo and Indiana streets. The bid was taken under advisement. It is expected to be awarded at the next board of works meeting.
During other business:
- The board agreed to pay engineering services to A&Z Engineering LLC., on the Husky Trail Project in the amount of $5,938.60. A request to move the letting date into November will be sought.
- And, pay right of way service fees to A&Z Engineering LLC., on the Husky Trail Project in the amount of $12,047.50.
- And, pay Scearce-Rudisel for the city hall door replacement project in the amount of $15,344.
- Approved to advertise the Market Street Phase 1 project, Argonne to east of Bronson Street. The project is not expected to begin until the spring of 2015.
- Amended the contract for the redesign and bidding of the Market Street Road Project with A&Z Engineering, a cost of $6,600. This covers additional design cost for work requested by the city. Jeremy Skinner, planner, stated some of the initial roadway designs were changed to include a side path, on street parking, lighting and minimal impact on residents.
- Approved the final contract in the amount of $75,978.79 for the police department phase 1 parking lot. The cost reflects various line item increases and decreases. The amount is $1,500 under budget.
Contracts were approved: for an inter-local agreement between Kosciusko County and Warsaw Police Department for a one-year replacement, maintenance and upgrade fee with the Sun Gard/OSSI records management server at $30,000; 2015 traffic control contract with KEMRAD, Inc., at $5,000; a police and fire equipment service agreement with Pro-Air Midwest Inc., a cost of $1,140 for the police department and $2,280 for the fire department; and a 12-month lease agreement with Kerlin Motor Company for an administrative vehicle at $2,580.
The clerk’s office was given approval to enter into a disaster recovery service agreement with Keystone Software Systems. The cost is $275. This provides off-site backup of city finances, with assistance should a disaster occurs, in retrieving the documents.
Pay changes were approved for Phillip Reed, promoted to the rank of corporal, at a bi-weekly pay of $1,867.12 and a pay increase for Zackery Swope, refuse collector, following a one-year evaluation. His pay was increased to $15.22 per hour.
Travel requests were approved for members of the Wastewater Treatment Utility department to attend an annual conference in Indianapolis. Brian Davison, department manager, will be attending all four days of the conference with other staff members attending one or two days.
The next meeting for the board of public works and safety will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21.