City hall to be completed in spring
By Angie Landsverk
The expansion projects under way at Weyauwega’s city hall and its wastewater treatment plant are both on schedule.
“Both are getting to the point where they’re doing a lot of inside work,” City Administrator Patrick Wetzel said.
The project at the treatment plant is slated to be done in early April, while the expansion and remodeling of city hall and the police department are scheduled to be completed in late April or early May, he said.
The Weyauwega Common Council approved the bids for both projects last May.
During that meeting, the council approved the base bid from Howard Immel Inc., of Green Bay, and accepted four alternates for a total cost of $2.6 million for the municipal building project.
That evening, the council also approved the bid of $5.09 from Miron Construction Co, Inc., of Neenah, for the project at the treatment plant.
The upgrade there is related to an expansion project under way at Agropur’s Weyauwega facility.
Both of the city’s projects began in July.
Wetzel hopes the common council is able to tour the municipal building in January or February to see the progress on that project.
Discussion about how to improve city hall dates back to 2008 and included an assessment of city hall and its needs.
The options included renovating city hall or constructing a new building on various sites.
After reviewing various options, the common council decided to keep city hall downtown.
A review of the building’s suitability for renovation, as well as the two buildings next to it, also took place.
Several years ago, the city purchased the two lots next to city hall – at 105 and 107 E. Main St. – in preparation for an expansion project.
The assessment of the old city hall identified a number of items needing to be addressed, including a lack of security, proper storage, meeting space, voting space, proper police function and energy efficiency.
The completed project will result in a two-story building on those three lots.
It will include space for city hall, the police department and a community center.