WARSAW — During a short meeting held today, Sept. 7, the Warsaw Board of Works discussed updates for both the Rotary Park and Market Street projects.
Assistant City Planner Justin Taylor recommended the board accept a $20,000 grant from the Kosciusko County Convention, Recreation and Visitor Commission.
“This grant will move us one step closer to completing the development of this unique addition to our city’s vibrant greenway and park system,” stated Taylor.
The board accepted the grant. Taylor announced that the park remains around $30,000 short of the ultimate goal. Later this month, the cog monument will be placed at the park.
Construction work is ready to begin on phase two of the Market Street project. City Planner Jeremy Skinner presented both a notice to proceed and a change order for the project. The board approved both items.
Initial work has begun with Phend and Brown, Leesburg, putting up construction signs, taking down trees and replacing storm pipe along the roadway. The roadway will not be torn out until next spring. The work is expected to be complete by October 2019.
A neighborhood public meeting is being held for this project at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10. Residents and business owners will have the chance to meet with city and project officials to learn more about the project plan and timeline. The meeting will take place at City Hall.
In other news:
- A road closure for Laurelwood Drive was approved for Sept. 29. A Park Ridge Community Association neighborhood event is taking place.
- The board approved a Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory pay application to Mosaic Building Solutions, Indianapolis, for ongoing construction on Fire Station 3.
- The board approved extending a contract with Pavement Solutions for micro-surfacing and crack sealing.
- A sewer bill adjustment was approved for Paul Refior Law Office. During city work on the Buffalo Street project, irrigation lines were damaged causing a leak. The city approved to adjust his bill to the average usage of the previous six months.
- A pay application to Wessler Engineering for the sewer rehabilitation project was approved.
- The board approved an amendment to the contract with Wessler Engineering for work on the wastewater plant expansion project.
- The annual education and outreach contract between the Warsaw Stormwater Utility department and Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams was approved.