WARSAW — Conclusion to a litigation/mediation between a contractor and the city was was approved by the Warsaw Board of Works Friday morning.
Mike Valentine, city attorney, reported a settlement was reached with Dore Company, the company who demolished the old sewer plant. The agreement calls for the town to pay $103,577.14 to Dore Company, $35,170.13 directly to G & G Hauling and Excavating and $6,941.50 directly to Good Excavating. An additional $27,088.62 will be held for three other subcontractors in negotiation with Dore Company. Once those negotiations are complete and approved, the city will directly pay those companies.
Valentine stated the city gained $10,000 in engineering fees and legal costs and gave up liquidation damages.
The remainder of the meeting included a variety of approvals for the police, cemetery, parks, planning and wastewater departments.
Bids were opened for collection and proper disposal of recyclable materials. Two companies — Borden, Elkhart and Advanced Disposal, Claypool — submitted bids. The bids were tabled until the next BOW meeting. Bids received for pickup at the street and alleys were: $12,608 per month or $3.94 per unit by Bordon; and $4.79 per unit per month by Advanced Disposal. The alternate bid to pick up along the street only was $9,056 per month or $2.85 per unit by Bordon and $4.29 from Advanced Disposal.
Tim Dombrosky, assistant city planner, was given the approval to apply to receive the $375,000 reimbursable grant from the K21 Health Foundation for the trail part of East Market Street. He stated this was a matching grant and matching funds were received through private donations. Those making donations, in addition to K21, included: Orthoworx, Dane and Mary Louise Miller Foundation, The Bowen Center, KCV Cycling Club, Biggs Inc., two anonymous donors through the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Tri Kappa and private individuals.
During other business board of works members:
- Approved the closure of a portion of Canal Street for the 9/11 ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. The area between parking lot entrances will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Approved a vehicle lease agreement for $2,820 total for 12 months from Kerlin Motors, Silver Lake, for a vehicle to be used for administrative purposes.
- Granted permission for the police department to apply for a KCCF grant in the amount of $10,920 to replace 12 gas masks for the department’s SWAT team. Current masks are over 12 years old and past the suggested life use.
- Approved Hal Haegy to have a change drawer at Oakwood Cemetery for customers paying for lots, foundations or deed transfers in cash.
- Tabled an agreement between the parks department and Lake City Media on 2016 park concerts until the city attorney can draft a more legal document spelling out agreed specifics.
- Approved an agreement with Warsaw Fiber for installation and set-up for fiber optic service to the Wastewater Utility office. This is part of the city’s fiber optic network plan. The upfront charges are $40,350 which will be billed at $958.75 per month for 60 months. It was noted should other commercial businesses in the area sign on, the city’s monthly charge would decrease.
The next meeting of the BOW will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18.