Warsaw Board Of Works Approves Numerous Contracts For Summer Concert Series
By Caleigh Byrer
WARSAW — Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety approved numerous contracts presented by the Warsaw Parks Department for the summer concert series at its Friday, March 17, meeting.
Warsaw Parks and Recreation Director Stephanie Schaefer requested approval of the following contracts:
- Three contracts with stage sound and lighting technician Brian Fravel: $1,200 for work done at the blues concert; $4,500 for work done at the country concert; and $7,050 for work done at the rock concert.
- One contract with DJ Derek Tenny for Mommy & Son Dance in the amount of $250.
- Two contracts with Laughing Stock Productions to provide three clowns for Fall Family Fun in the amount of $660; and provision of three clowns for Family Carnival in the amount of $900.
- One contract with the Penguinnes to provide three hamster wheels and staff for Family Carnival in the amount of $1,200.
- Six stage hand contracts with the following individuals: Brian Neher to work the country and rock concert, $300; Brian Smith to work the blues, country and rock concerts, $450; Carrie Heflick to work the country and rock concerts, $300; Paul Lafferty to work the blues, country and rock concerts, $450; Tad Heflick to work the country and rock concerts, $300; and Tim Smith to work the blues, country and rock concerts, $450.
The board also approved and provided Schaefer a signature to allow the funds from the Richard, Evelyn and Jane Glover Charitable Endowment grant to be released to go toward the cost of the summer concert series.
The board approved a request from the Northern Indiana Hispanic Health Coalition for funding for a free public health screening on April 22. Leftover funds from the C.A.R.E.S. act will be used toward the event.
The board also approved a request from Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory for a grant through the Kosciusko County Community Foundation that will be used to purchase eight new thermal imaging cameras.
The grant would provide $3,000 toward a total cost of $4,270. WWFT’s operations fund will cover the remaining amount.
EMS Chief Chris Fancil noted the new cameras can be clipped onto the front of the firemens’ uniforms, allowing them to use them while mobile. He also said the cameras allow them to find individuals faster and identify hotspots easier.
Fancil also requested permission to apply for a FEMA grant on behalf of WWFT to replace their 30-year-old Save-A-Life trailer that is used for public fire safety training and other purposes by other departments.
As the WWFT Board had already approved the request to move forward with the grant application, the board granted the request as well.
The board also approved the following pay applications and requests:
- One pay application for the Airport Lift Station in the amount of $52,588.
- Three pay applications for the Center Lake Pavilion renovation: $172,393.20 for work performed in December 2022; $155,544.30 for work performed in January; and $113,502.60 for work performed in February.
- A three-year service agreement with MacAllister, supplying WWTU Wastewater Solutions Inc. with 10 generators.
- A five-year preventative maintenance contract between WWTU Wastewater Solutions Inc. and Trojan Technologies.