WARSAW — Two sets of bids were opened and then tabled by the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety Friday morning, March 4 one bid was received for the Main Street Sewer Replacement project and three bids received on a new rescue truck for the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory.
Atlas Excavating, Inc., West Lafayette, was the lone bidder for the Main Street Sewer Replacement with a bid of $533,113. The bid will be reviewed by Brian Davison, wastewater treatment utility manager and James Emans, city engineer, before awarding the bid.
The bids for the new rescue truck were submitted by: Hoosier Fire Equipment, Inc., Valparaiso, at $578,402; SVI Trucks, Fort Collins, Colo., at $592,170; and Crossroads Ambulance Sales and Service, Middlebury, at $645,848. These bids were also taken under advisement.
Mike Brubaker, former fire chief, stated he and another firefighter would like to go through the bids and take the department’s recommendation to the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory Board on March 29. That board’s recommendation will be brought before the BOW at its April 1 meeting.
Street Closings Approved
The morning’s meeting included road closing approvals for the Fat & Skinny Tire Fest, May 20, and the Baseball Players Association Baseball World Series, July 19.
Tom Wogoman, Fat & Skinny Tire race director, was present to make the street closing request. Center Street, from Indiana to Lake street and Buffalo Street, from Main to Market street will be closed from 3 p.m until 11 p.m. West Market Street, from Indiana to West Center, West Center from Market to the end around the Zimmer/Biomet round-about, and South Buffalo Street from market to Jefferson Street, will be closed from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wogoman stated the time trial race will end at approximately 9:30 p.m.
The evening will include a festival kick-off party, opening ceremonies, a mass community kick-off ride, BMX stunt shows, Silly Bike contest, time trials, bicycle videos and live music.
Karl Swihart, CCAC executive director, provided details for the BPA World Series. The approved closure involves Buffalo Street from Main to the alley south of Center Street and Center Street between Lake and the alley west of Indiana Street, from 3-8 p.m. The evening includes opening ceremonies, vendors, DJ, and a walking parade of the 70-80 teams participating. Approximately 1,125 players plus parents and family members are expected.
During other business:
- Contracts were signed with Pro Audio Services to provide sound for the Classic Rock, Blues & BBQ and Country concerts, a total of $8,550; with Mischell Productions for the two national classic rock bands to perform June 17, and two national country bands for July 22 for a total cost of $57,000. Additionally a contract was signed with AON Association Services for event cancellation insurance for the concerts at a price of $1,254.75. The bands will be announced on April 1.
- Apollo Printing & Graphics, South Bend, was awarded the quote for printing of the recreation guide with a low quote of $4,798. Additional quotes were received from Bartel Printing, Warsaw; EP Graphics, Berne; Harmony Marketing Group, Bourbon; and The Papers Inc., Milford.
- Accepted a $5,758.80 grant from the Kosciusko County Convention, Recreation and Visitor’s Commission to purchase paddlboards and paddles.
- Approved an agreement with SiteScapes Inc., for a five-year master plan for the parks department at a cost of $12,200 and approval to apply for Amusement Entertainment Permits with the Department of Homeland Security for all parks, a cost of $738.
- Two-year agreements were signed with Wildman Uniform for the police department and human resources.
- Approvals were also given for several travel requests, the hiring of Penny Lutes at the police department and of claims.
The next meeting of the board of works will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 17, instead of Friday March 18.