Comprised of five members and the Clerk, the Board of Public Works is the contracting agency for most City business.
The Board of Public Works regular meetings are the second & fourth Tuesdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. on the 13th floor of the County-City Building, Room 1308.
View the Board of Public Works Regular Meeting Schedule, Public Agenda Session and Agenda Item Deadlines Schedule.
Comprised of five members and the Clerk, the Board of Public Works is the contracting agency for most City business, and approves various matters such as:
- Construction Bids and Quotations
- Purchases of Vehicles and Miscellaneous Items
- Sale of Abandoned Vehicles
- Contracts, Agreements, Proposals and Addenda
- Vacation of Public Rights-of-Ways
- Use of the Public Rights-of-Way
- Easements and Encroachments
- Public Hearings for Transient Merchant Licenses, Scrap Metal Dealers and Massage Establishments
The Board of Public Works Members are:
- Gary A. Gilot, Board President
- Genevieve E. Miller, Member
- Laura O’Sullivan, Member
- Elizabeth A. Maradik, Member
- Therese J. Dorau, Member
- Linda M. Martin, Clerk
Board of Public Works Forms
Block Parties (Residential, Non-Residential) and Parades – Pending Application Changes
City Ordinance 10628-18 has changed the way residents apply to hold Special Events in the public right-of-way; these events were previously classified as Residential Block Parties, Non-Residential Block Parties, and Parades. A key component of the new ordinance is the implementation of non-refundable application fees. As the city develops its new applications and instructions, residents are advised to apply for special events using the old applications in the interim (see applications for Residential Block Party, Non-Residential Block Party, and Processions below). However, the new application fees and timelines will be in effect. New applications and instructions will be released in mid-April 2019.
For detailed instructions on how to apply to hold a special event in the interim (including appropriate application forms and fees), please click here.
Block Party Application, Residential: Use to close a street between two intersections for a residential block party. Application must be filled out and returned to the Streets Department. The Special Events Committee will review your application at a regular meeting and will contact you with their decision.
- Residential Block Party Application & Permit
- Noise Ordinance – Municipal Code 13-57
- Resolution 21-2011
Block Party Application, Non-Residential: Use for events closing a street between two intersections for a business-sponsored community event
Community Garden, Use of City Property for: Use to start a community garden on property owned by the City of South Bend
Encroachment Revocable Permit and Application: Use for building canopies, signs and awnings, brick mailboxes, planters, and other types of encroachments in the public right-of-way
Handicap/Handicapped Accessible Parking Space Sign Application: Use to place a handicap accessible parking space sign in front of your residential home
Processions: Use for walks, runs, parades, motorcycle rides, or similar events.
Residential Parking Zone Petition: Use to establish a residential parking zone open to residents of the street only
Sidewalk Cafe Application: For a restaurant in the City of South Bend downtown area to place an outdoor cafe on the public right-of-way
Sidewalk Sale Application: For a business in the City of South Bend downtown area to hold a sale using the public right-of way
Triple Trailer Permit: To operate a triple trailer within the City of South Bend limits
Vacate/Vacations – Alley and Street: The vacation of a right-of-way requires an Ordinance by the Common Council.