WARSAW — Requests for street closings to host private and public events and payment requests for several projects were among the topics of the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety meeting Friday morning, Aug. 5.
(See related article from the board of works meeting: Further Discussion Held On Encroachment Agreement, Request Tabled)
Requests for closings made by Infinity Salon, Kosciusko 9-11 Committee, a neighborhood and business block party, were all approved by members of the BOW.
Infinity Salon requested the southern portion of Buffalo Street, just north of Market Street, be closed from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, to offer free haircuts for heroes and a party.
The Kosciusko 9-11 Committee requested the closure of Canal Street Sunday, Sept. 11, for a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. and Canal, Buffalo and Center street out to Boggs Industrial Park at 3:30 p.m. for a parade following the ceremony.
Block parties were approved for Oct. 7 for Maple Avenue between Main and Fort Wayne streets for a neighborhood block party and for a 50 Men Who Cook block party Oct. 15, on Buffalo Street between Center and Main streets from 6 p.m. Oct. 14 through 6 a.m. Oct. 16. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 15.
During other business, approval was given for:
- Release three mortgages through the Warsaw Home of Your Own program where repayment and requirements have been met.
- Payment of $10,756.43 to the Warsaw Housing Authority for a project in the Home of Your Own program not covered by state funds.
- Granted permission for the police department to apply for three grants: DUI Task Force, Non-Motorist, and Operation Pull Over, totaling $93,000 and to provide local funds of $27,000 toward the grants.
- Approved two pay applications for the engineering costs of the North Buffalo street Redevelopment Project: both to American StructurePoint, Inc., for $3,383.56 and $20,730.51. The engineering portion is near completion.
- Approved the purchase of right-of way acquisitions from Menard, Cardinal Services and Warsaw Place Apartments in the Husky Trail Project, in the total amount of $14,937. These are the last three parcels needed to bid the project in December or January.
- Approval to pay A&Z Engineering $5,090 for right-of-way acquisition services and $2,061 for engineering services.
- Approval was given to pay VS Engineering Inc., $12,196.37 for preliminary engineering of the Market Street Project from Bronson to Hickory streets.
- A change order in the amount of $1,029 from Beer and Slabaugh, Inc., for additional material needed to complete the Winona Sanitary Relocation project and final payment of $109,174 for the project.
- Accepted a $2,000 grant from Kosciusko REMC Operation Round-Up for Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory for Family Safety Day.
- Approved the contract with Incredible Bats for the park’s department Fall Family Fun Event, in the amount of $375
- Accepted the Royalty Roofing warranty on the new roof on the Pete Thorn Center.
- Approved annual maintenance agreements with Boyce/Keystone for the wastewater collections and clerk’s office totaling $5,720.
- Signed an agreement with Donohue & Associates for the Center Street pump station grit evaluation at a cost of $17,300.
- Approvals were also given to advertise in the 2017 Visitor’s Guide, at a cost of $561, travel requests for nine city employees for conferences and training, and change in payroll for Rogelio Navarro from patrol officer to DARE officer.