WARSAW — With over 20 items of new business on the agenda, the Warsaw Board of Works moved quickly through their meeting held today, May 7.
The Warsaw Police Department opened sealed bids for three 2018 Ford Explorers. The bids took into account a trade in of seven old vehicles and a local preference. Three bids were received. Rice Ford-Lincoln, Warsaw, provided a bid of $68,904, Kerlin Motors, Silver Lake, provided a bid of $70,109.93 and Community Ford Lincoln of Bloomington provided a bid of $71,586.29.
Warsaw Police Chief Scott Whitaker took the three bids under advisement and the bid will be awarded at the next Board of Works meeting. Whitaker also made a request to apply for the 2018 bulletproof vest partnership assistance grant. This request was approved.
The Parks Department presented contracts for both the country and rock concert opening bands. These bands are local and were chosen through a voting process. The Mason Dixon Line Band will perform before the country concert on July 20 and Pick Slide will perform before the rock concert on June 15.
Both Rua and OneTen Craft Meatery were approved for outdoor seating for the season. Last year, rules were established to ensure that businesses with outdoor seating are ADA compliant and safe for the community. Businesses who wish to have outdoor seating must receive approval annually.
In other news:
- Warsaw-Wayne Fire Department provided a service agreement with Comcast for Station #3, a pay application for Mosaic Building Solutions and an agreement with the Warsaw Volunteer Firefighters. All three items were previously approved by the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory Board and approved today by the Board of Works.
- A waiver of a $250 sewer inspection fee was granted for 717 Cook St.
- A proposal from Stanley Convergent Security Systems was approved for a door access system, fire alarm and water alarm for the new server room.
- The planning department was presented a pay application for the Market Street project and a change order for the Husky Trail Road project. Both items were approved.
- The stormwater department was approved to rent a booth with the Kosciusko County Fair. The booth will be used for educational and outreach opportunities.
- An amendment to the sewer rehabilitation project was approved. The amendment covers engineering services for the additional work added to the project after the initial bid came in lower than expected.
- A contract with NISPCO was approved to extend electric services to the new lift station at 420 N. Lake St.