Weyauwega considers new garage
City council approves demolition funding
Weyauwega is taking steps to prepare for the future construction of a new city garage.
When the Weyauwega Common Council met on Monday, Sept. 18, it approved an addendum to a professional services agreement the city has with Cedar Corp.
The approximate cost will be $7,800.
The addendum is related to the bidding and demolition of the old structures at 410 and 412 Old Mill St.
“We’re going to tear them down and make room for a new city garage in the future,” said Ald. Bruce Goetsch.
An asbestos inspection was already completed on the property and will be available to potential bidders.
The city has had a professional services agreement with Cedar Corp. since June of 2011.
The city’s current garage is on an approximately 2.2-acre parcel of property the city sold to Agropur for $275,000.
The sale of that property was part of an amended service agreement between the city and Agropur.
That garage is for the city’s treatment plant.
Under the agreement, signed earlier this year, Agropur gave the city a lease so it may lease the garage back at no charge and thus be able to use it for at least the next four years.
At any time beyond the first 2 1/2 years, Agropur has the right to give the city an 18-month notice to vacate the premises.
The $275,000 from the sale of the land went into the city’s General Fund.
That could help fund a new garage in the future.
In other business related to the city’s Public Works Department, the council also approved a Needs Analysis with Cedar Corp. for a new public works facility, at a cost of $2,000.
Mayor Jack Spierings said this will involve research about if the city were to build a new facility, where and how would it do so.
“It’s the same thing we did with the city hall building,” Goetsch said.