WARSAW — City Planner Jeremy Skinner had good news regarding phase two of the Market Street project during the Board of Works meeting held today, Aug. 3. The project includes new curb, pavement, sidewalk and bump-outs for parallel parking on East Market Street. The street will also be widened to accommodate parking.
Work for phase two of Market Street was bid by INDOT on July 11. Phend and Brown, Milford, received the project with the low bid of $1,981,308.14. The board approved payment of the city’s 20 percent of $442,593.74 during today’s meeting.
The project will take six to nine months of construction, not including the inactivity time period over the winter. The hope is that construction will start this year but that is all up to Phend and Brown’s schedule. A pre-construction meeting will be held this month to get a better understanding of the project’s timeline.
“I know a lot of [the residents] are excited to see this happen and they’re ready,” said Skinner. “They’ve been waiting all year for it. Until we have that pre-construction meeting to really hammer down what the contractor expects to accomplish this year, it’s hard for me to say what exactly is going to happen.”
It was noted that the city will communicate with local businesses and residents to keep them updated as the construction progresses.
The board took a moment to honor the life of Douglas K. Brumfield, Sr. Brumfield was employed with the Warsaw Police Department for 34 years. He died unexpectedly on July 30.
“He was totally committed to law enforcement and the city of Warsaw,” commented Warsaw Mayor Joseph Thallemer.
His obituary and information regarding the funeral and viewing can be found here.
In other news:
- The board approved a road closure of Main and Indiana streets from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sept. 15 for the annual Cubmobile.
- An official set of policies and rules for use of the City Hall Plaza were approved. This was a formal approval of rules that have been used for some time.
- An agreement between the city and county for the Munson parking lot was approved.
- The board approved the annual software license for Key Assets. This program is used for funds and payroll.
- The wastewater department was approved for annual maintenance software with Boyce Keystone. They were also approved to pay a one-time fee of $5,000 for an interface agreement with Boyce Keystone.
- The board approved pay applications for the Buffalo Street Project and Selge Construction.
- A final release of the Husky Trail project was approved. This will be the last piece of paperwork associated with the project.
- A change order was approved for the sewer replacement project. This allows more time to complete the previously added work.
- An agreement was approved with the United State Department of the Interior for the Pike Lake Stream Gage. The city pays for the department to maintain the gage in order to collect important information regarding water levels.