Plans underway for survey, sewer and street work
By John Faucher
New London city council approved lows bids for several sewer lining projects, root control, survey work, and a repair to the south side of Becker Road at its June 9 meeting.
The council accepted a bid for $68,052 from Terra Engineering and Construction for sanitary sewer lining.
The bid included lining projects from Pearl Street to Jennings and Warren, Pearl Street from Warren to Millard and Pearl Street from Millard to Law. The bid also included lining from Oshkosh Street to Pine to Washington and Cook Street from Wyman to Smith Street.
Five firms bid on the project. Bids ranged from $110,624 to $68,052.
The council also approved a chemical root control bid from Great Lakes TV Seal for $3,095. The root control projects include Pearl Street from Jennings to Law Street, Oshkosh Street from Pine to Washington Street, and Washington Street to Mill Street. The council received two bids ranging in cost from $3,096 to $3,748.
Public Works Director Jeff Bodoh told public works committee members that the chemical root control project will help minimize the roots intruding into specified sanitary sewer mains.
The council approved a $4,500 quote from Carow Land Surveying for Benchmark survey work. Bodoh informed public works committee members at their June 1 meeting, that the city’s current benchmark list is over 20 years old and many of the benchmarks on the list no longer exist.
“This is a problem for surveyors doing flood elevation work for properties in flood prone areas of the city,” said Bodoh.
Once the new benchmark list is updated, they will have the information put into the City GIS map. The area of focus this year would be between Highway 54 and Wolf River Avenue.
Beckert Road repairs
The council approved an $8,306 bid from New London Asphalt to repair a section of Beckert Road (south side) from Nassau Street to Dexter Street. The section of road is breaking away on the edge.
That section was annexed into the city last year from the Township of Mukwa. Prior to the annexation, the city had jurisdiction over the north side of the road.
Two bids were received for the repair ranging from $9,000 to $8,306.