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Friday, September 20, 2013

2013 Improvement Projects

A public hearing will be scheduled for October 21, 2013 at 5:30pm at City Hall for residents to address any concerns regarding this year's improvement program and the upcoming assessments to the property. A notice will be mailed to all affected properties next week.

Airport Construction

The construction at the airport is complete with the exception of some final punch list items. All of the runways and the taxiway will be open for day/night traffic this weekend. The new PAPI's and REIL's will not be used on the main runway until final certification from the FAA. In addition, this fall the main hangar, which used to be blue, was repainted to more closely match the surrounding structures. Here is a picture a portion of the newly painted hangar.


Elm Street Construction

Construction of Elm Street is nearly complete for 2013. The topsoil has been placed and the street will be opened to traffic this weekend. The contractor will be in town next week to install the hydro-mulch for the winter. Sodding and the final lift of asphalt will be installed in the spring of 2014. Here is a photo of SMC installing the first lift of asphalt on the north end of the project.

Water Treatment Plant

The water treatment plant started sending out finished water to the distribution system about two weeks ago. All the systems are running as expected and the contractor is working to finish up the interior spaces as well as starting on some punch list items. The parking lots have been completed and landscaping will begin shortly. The project is scheduled for substantial completion in mid-October. Here are some interior pictures of the operator's room, solids contact basin, softening room, and entry.

Lair Road Bridge

Lair Road is complete and the street was opened in mid-July. Seeding was completed and a new split rail fence was installed on either side of the channel. The City held a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 13th. The contractor has a couple railing items to finish out this fall and then we will be able to close out this project. Here is an overhead of the finished project.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Airport Construction

The work on the City's airport has been underway for a month or so now. Even with the persistent rain in June they have made progress. The main taxiway has been overlaid with new asphalt and a portion of the apron was milled and overlaid. The main runway 13/31 will be closing next week July 1 and the main taxiway will serve as the temporary runway for daily operations. No night landings will be allowed on the temporary runway.

Elm Street Construction

Elm Street reconstruction is ongoing from 1st Street to the railroad tracks. All existing street has been removed and many houses have been running off temporary water with the removals of the existing sanitary and water main. All new sanitary and water main is now installed from 1st Street to 3rd Street. These houses should have normal water service restored within a week or so. The residents north of 3rd will soon be contacted about having there water set up for temporary service as well. The intersection of 4th Street and Elm is closed and will be at least until the 4th of July. The detour is set up to have traffic use 3rd street as the east/west crossing point of Elm. Here are a couple construction photos.