WARSAW — Right-of-way acquisitions for the Husky Trail Project, including the roundabout, are almost complete. Only one more acquisition is needed before moving ahead with design plans. Approval of three of the four final properties was given at the Friday, July 1, Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.
Right-of-way purchases were granted for First Church of Christ, Scientist in the amount of $11,890; Mallers Joyner Cinemas LLC in the amount of $7,400; and Mark Allen Snyder & Select Portfolio Servicing Inc., in the amount of $27,610.
“This leaves one parcel,” said Jeremy Skinner, city planner, a parcel owned by Menards. “We are hoping to close by the end of July on all properties,” Skinner said, noting the design phase will then be completed and bids should be let in December or January.
During other business board members approved:
- The closing of Pine Street between West Center and West Market from 1 to 3 p.m. by Bethany Fellowship Church, for a picnic and activities.
- Warsaw Police Department participating in the 2016 Summer Impaired Driving Enforcement Project grant through the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
- Trading in of a 2001 GMC one-half ton pickup truck by the parks department to be applied toward the purchase of a new one-half ton truck.
- Contracts for entertainment at the Aug. 5 Family Carnival. Contracts were approved for Jim Barron to provide a magic comedy show at $375; Mary Dickison to provide face painting at $400; Kenneth Ernsberger to provide balloon art at $200; Randal Martin and Darlene McCartney, to provide caricature artwork at $240 and $180 respectively.
- Payment of $10,415.33 for engineering work on Market Street Phase 2 to VS Engineering Inc., Indianapolis
- Payment of $5,999 for engineering services on the Husky Trail roundabout design and right-of-way services to A&Z Engineering LLC, Fort Wayne.
- The purchase of a 2006 International 43000 bucket truck by the street department at the cost of $38,000. The truck will be purchased from Altec Nueco, Calera, Ala. It will replace the 1995 truck, which failed the yearly inspection and is non-repairable.
- The purchase of a Spaulding Hot Patcher from Brown Equipment Company for $31,860, replacing the 2005 Hot box, which is no longer safe to operate.
- Approved the hiring of Ian Keirn as a mechanic and Justin Landon as a equipment operator for the street department.
- Christopher Brown was approved to a non-probationary status for the Warsaw Police Department.