WARSAW — The Warsaw Board of Works meeting held today, Dec. 7, quickly saw over 25 items of new business in under an hour. Some of the more notable items of business included a formal oath of office for a new Warsaw Police Department officer and the 2019 not-for-profit contracts.
Warsaw Mayor Joseph Thallmer gave the formal oath of office to the newest WPD officer, Daniel Clemens. Clemens’ family and fellow officers were present at the meeting to witness this important moment in his career.
The board accepted the following not-for-profit contracts for 2019. These contracts were previously decided upon and approved by the Warsaw Common Council.
- Animal Welfare League — $47,000
- Beaman Home — $5,750
- City-County Athletic Complex — $20,000
- Housing Opportunities of Warsaw — $7,000
- Kosciusko Area Bus Service — $19,055 and an additional $11,314 for a capital improvement match
- Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation — $60,000
- Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams — $17,500
- Kosciusko Community Senior Services — $20,000
- Warsaw Housing Authority — $30,000
- Warsaw Community Development Corporation — $18,360
- Warsaw Little League — $5,000
An amendment was also approved for AWL’s 2018 contract to include the $25,000 contribution for the new building, which was approved at the previous Warsaw Common Council meeting.
The Warsaw Street Department was approved to purchase two new single-axle plow trucks with dump bodies for 2019. The cost for these trucks is $388,364, but with two old trucks being traded in, the final cost is $382,824.
In other news:
- Borden Waste-Away, Warsaw’s current provider, submitted the only bid for the city’s recycling. The contract will be a four-year agreement, starting with a $3.42 unit price. The bid was taken under advisement.
- The 2019 city employee take-home vehicle requests were approved.
- A contract for 2019 Special Events Coordinator with Paula Bowman was approved for $8,000.04.
- An agreement with the Kosciusko County Farmers Market was approved for 2019.
- A contract with Thomas Earhart to continue as the city’s code hearing officer for 2019 was approved.
- The Planning Department was approved for a Buffalo Street project change order, a Market Street project change order and a contract with Troyer Group for preliminary engineering on the Lincoln School sidewalk project.
- AA Taxi was approved for two taxicab permits and Fast Cabs was approved for seven taxicab permits for 2019.
- A fuel agreement with Ceres Solutions Corporation was approved for off-road diesel tank wagon delivery at $2.425 per gallon and 90 clear gasoline tank wagon delivery at $2.690 per gallon.
- The Stormwater Department was approved for a change order for the Center Lake Outfall project. The board also approved the departments 2019 budget guidelines.
- The Wastewater Department’s 2019 budget guidelines were approved. The board also approved a change order and pay application for the Eisenhower Basin Project, three pay applications for the sewer rehab project and one pay application for the sewer replacement project.