Purchase of three police vehicles, repair of a roof and signing contracts for the Central Lake Park Concert series were matters handled Friday morning during the bi-monthly meeting of the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety.
Approval was given to purchase a 2015 Caprice and 2015 Tahoe from Lakeside Chevrolet, Warsaw, a total cost of $59,616 and a Tahoe from Kelley Chevrolet, Fort Wayne, at a cost of $29,715.
The desire to purchase locally, with only a 1 percent cost difference, was noted. It was additionally stated the state board of accounts does allow a city to go with a local bidder if the costs are close. All bids include trade ins on a 2008 Chevrolet Impala, 2007 Ford Crown Victoria and 2004 GMC Envoy.
Nick King, airport manager, received approval for a change order to a contract with Ideal Construction. The change order is for replacement of the south portion of the shop roof. Ideal Construction was placing ridge caps on the roof when the deterioration was discovered. The cost is $7,826.
Board members also agreed to allow Hooked on Sales, Inc., a contractor for Comcast, to pay either a $5 per day merchant fee or $100 annual fee for customer audits in town. Because the representative is from outside the area, the city’s merchant ordinance would require a larger permit fee.
During other matters:
- An agreement was signed with Technical Difference, Inc., for the human resources software annual support agreement, a cost of $1,143.04.
- Signed an agreement with Thermal Equipment Sales, Inc., for the annual preventive maintenance agreement on the city hall’s heating and cooling systems, a cost of $4,500 annually.
- Approved a heating and cooling maintenance agreement with Elliotts Heating, Air Conditioning and Geothermal, Warsaw for $385 for furnaces and air conditioners at both fire stations.
- Approved a contract with Wessler Engineering Inc., for $181,669 for phase II of the wastewater collection system infiltration/inflow reduction program. This is a five phase project to potentially extend the life of the city’s collection system. The second phase is installing 26 flow meters to record wastewater collection system flow data and two rainfall gauges for three months for flow monitoring
- Approved a pay application of $4,276.40 AZ Engineering for engineering services on the Husky Trail Project.
- Approved a contract with AZ Engineering for administration services during the Market Street construction, not to exceed $9,000. This would allow the engineer to be available during construction.
- Approved a contract with Signature Tree Company for the treatment of over 100 trees for cottony-cushion maple scale disease, a cost of $3,905 maximum.
The board accepted a $5,353.34 grant from the Kosciusko County Community Foundation for the Summer Central Park Concert Series. Contracts were also approved for After Midnight, Emily Woodill Michael Jacobs, as opening acts for concerts and contracts for sound production contractors, stagehands and hotel accommodations for headline concert performers. These contracts totaled $16,224.
Additionally agreements were approved with Warsaw Community Schools to rent Lakeview Middle School Auditorium as a rain location for Friday evening concerts; and Tiger Den at Warsaw High School as a rain location for July 24, at a total cost of $1,150 plus custodial costs.
Applications for event cancellation insurance for the Classic Rock Concert and Country Music Concert were approved as was the insurance premium of $1,237.33 to Aon Association Services Division.
The next meeting of the board will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 2.