Woodland Heights water project a goPublished 11:00am Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The city council Monday approved an engineering services agreement with Interstate Engineering, Inc. for the project that would extend a 12-inch water main through the Woodland Heights neighborhood, just outside the city limits, to connect with an existing 12-inch water main in the Stony Brook Manor neighborhood. The maximum contract limit for completing this first phase of the project is $38,950.
The ultimate goal of the project is to connect the 500,000 gallon elevated water tank, located on Cleveland Avenue, with the areas in the city located to the east, according to a memo from City Engineer Dan Edwards.
The city still needs to determine how it will run the water main from point A to point B. They will either run it on easements they obtain, along public right of ways, or a combination of the two.
“Right now, we’re trying to determine where the route should be,” Edwards said. “We’ll work through the township for anything that we need.”
The engineering services agreement covers preparing the project “Master Plan” for phase I and potentially detail design/bidding and construction, for future phases.
The project was initiated in February, involves lots of planning and is potentially a 2014 construction project, according to Edwards.
- The city council rejected quotes and authorized re-advertising for bids for an aeration piping replacement project at the waste water treatment plant.
Two quotes for the project came in substantially greater than the anticipated project budget, according to a memo from Public Works Director Anne Martens. The quotes were $145,850 and $203,743 when the budget was only $100,500.
The project will be funded by the Waste Water Enterprise Fund. Bids will likely be presented to the council at its Aug. 19 meeting.
- Fergus Falls Human Resources Director Brenda Cossette presented city employee years of service awards Monday evening prior to the city council meeting. Nine city staff members hit milestone years between Jan. 1 and June 30 this year.
Five years: Anne Martens, public works director; Franklin Stock, park maintenance. 10 years: Kenneth Wolenetz, machinist/welder; Andrew Miller, police sergeant; LeAnn Jorgensen, liquor store clerk; C. Starr Morrill, liquor store clerk. 15 years: Victoria Martin, accounting clerk. 20 years: Guy Taylor, building inspector/zoning administrator. 30 years: Gordon Hydukovich, community development director.