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<br />REGULAR MEETING MARCH 22, 1971
<br />REGULAR MEETING - RECONVENED
<br />Be it remembered that the Common Council of the City of South Bend, Indiana, reconvened in the
<br />Council Chambers in the County -City Building on Monday, March 22, 1971, at 9:16 p. m., all
<br />members present. The meeting was called to order by Council President Robert 0. Laven, who
<br />REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MINUTES
<br />To the Common Council of the City of South Bend:
<br />Your Committee on the inspection and supervision of the minutes would respectfully report that
<br />they have inspected the minutes of the March 8, 1971 meeting of the Council and found them
<br />correct. They therefore recommend that the same be approved.
<br />s/ Robert 0. Laven
<br />s/ Janet S. Allen
<br />Isl Albert E. Palmer
<br />There being no objections, the report was accepted as read and placed on file.
<br />Council President Laven announced that the Council had unanimously consented to hold the public
<br />hearings on the Resolutions( #28, #24, #25, #26, and #27)at this time.
<br />RESOLUTIONS NO. 265 -71
<br />A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE
<br />INDIANA BELL TELEPHONE CO., INC., FOR THE
<br />INSTALLATION OF A FIRE ALARM SYSTEM.
<br />WHEREAS, the City of South Bend presently has an out -dated fire alarm system which is
<br />both expensive to operate and of limited unility; and
<br />WHEREAS, the Indiana Bell Telephone Co., inc. has proposed to install and maintain
<br />for use by the City of South Bend a modern special emergency reporting system; and
<br />WHEREAS, in the opinion of the Council, the proposed special emergency reporting
<br />system will be both more economical to operate and more effective in protecting the City from
<br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of South Bend, Indiana:
<br />SECTION I. That the proposed contract between the City of South Bend, Indiana, and
<br />the Indiana Bell Telephone Co,, Inc., a copy of which is attached hereto, is hereby approved.
<br />SECTION II. That the Board of Public Works and Safety of the City of South Bend is
<br />hereby authorized to execute said contract for and on behalf of the City of South Bend, Indiana.
<br />/s/ William W. Grounds
<br />Member of the Common Council
<br />A public hearing on the resolution was held at this time. City Controller James A. Bickel said
<br />the City has been investigating since 1965, emergency systems - -two major points of consideration
<br />was a realistic system at a low cost and one that would reduce false alarms. The Bell Telephone
<br />System will accomplish this, he said. The plan, he stated, was submitted to the American
<br />Insurance Association and had their approval. Mr. Ron Leibert from the Indiana Bell Telephone
<br />Company showed slides of the system installed in other cities and said there have been cities
<br />with 95% reduction in false alarms. Mr. Bickel said completion date is set at September 1. 1971
<br />and the plan involves a monthly bill of $2,314.75, however, the installation charge is $2,115.00.
<br />The Telephone company will absorb all maintenance costs. Fire Chief Joseph Zurat said the fact
<br />that the person turning in the alarm has to speak, thus recording the voice, will discourage
<br />young people from turning in false alarms.
<br />Councilman Reinke made a motion, seconded by Councilman Palmer, that the resolution be adopted.
<br />Motion carried by a roll call vote of 9 ayes (Councilmen Laven, Allen, Reinke, Craven, Grounds,
<br />Szymkowiak, Wise, Palmer and Zielinski) 0 nays, 0 absent.