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.
*Due to COVID, the Board of Public Works will meet virtually until further notice. The link for the meetings is posted on the agenda and below. The Agenda Review and Claims Meetings are canceled until further notice.
View the Board of Public Works meeting live online on November 24, 2020, at 9:30 am. at:
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
- Elizabeth A. Maradik, Member
- Therese J. Dorau, Member
- Jordan V. Gathers, Member
- Joseph R. Molnar, Member
- Linda M. Martin, Clerk
Board of Public Works Forms
Block Parties (Residential, Non-Residential) and Parades – See Special Event Committee
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
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.
The first step is to fill out the application below and submit it to the City of South Bend Engineering Department for processing. A radius map of the location will be created by the Permit Dept. and attached to the application before it is circulated for review by City departments. The Board of Public Works will review the application, map, and department recommendations, and send a letter to the applicant with their recommendation. After receipt of the letter from the Board of Works, the applicant must take the radius map to the City Clerk’s Office, 4th Floor, County-City Building, and pick up a Vacation Packet.