SILVER LAKE — Mark Sullivan from Midwestern Engineers Inc., Indianapolis, asked Silver Lake council members to approve a third change order for the sewer/stormwater project at the town council meeting held Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Sullivan said the original contract price was $585,341.14, but two change orders resulted in a price increase. The final contract price, according to Sullivan, will be $612,964.64. Council members approved the change.
Approval was given for a representative of Rockhill Pinnick Attorneys, LLP, to continue serving as the town attorney. Scott Reust has been the attorney most often providing legal representation at the Silver Lake town council meetings; however, Reust was recently appointed by Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer to replace Mike Valentine as the city attorney for Warsaw. Attorney Karin McGrath will now be filling the position at the Silver Lake meetings.
Reust provided an update on the case regarding the former Silver Lake Elementary School building, stating the case is now in the appellate court. Reust said the court prepared the transcript and sent notice that this has been completed.
“This starts the clock on Mike Baur and Silver Lake Partners preparing their appeal,” sad Reust. “Once they submit their appeal brief, we’ll respond.”
Residents Matt Davis and Terry Baker qualified for water and sewer adjustments. Davis’ water claim for $1,259.33 and sewer claim for $897.76 were approved. Baker’s water claim in the amount of $418.77 and sewer claim in the amount of $256.71 were approved. Council members agreed that residents who have submitted multiple water/sewer adjustment claims will be receiving notifications stating that further adjustments may be denied.
- Two utility locator quotes were provided by Silver Lake Water Department Superintendent Joey McNeal, who recommended accepting the quote from Geiger Trenchless Solutions LLC, Warsaw, in the amount of $3,850.
- Chad Miner was elected to continue serving as the 2019 council president.
- Employer contribution for deferred compensation retirement plans was approved at a rate of 2 percent per year.
- HSA employer contribution was approved at $2,000 for all employees working a minimum of 32 hours per week.
- The next regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.