Government at a glance: Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety and Stormwater
Posted: 02/05/2013 at 1:15 am
When: Monday, Feb. 4
Major action: Granted permission to draft a letter to owners and residents of residential properties that still require water meter replacements through the cityís automatic meter reading system installation project.
Superintedent Kent Holdren said the water and sewer department still has 2,723 residential and 580 commercial replacements to complete. Holdren noted that the department is having trouble specifically with contacting and scheduling replacements at the residential properties. He asked that the board of works authorize a letter be written to property owners and residents to inform them of the need to replace older, out-of-date meters with new, automatic readers.
Holdren said the advantages to replacing old meters, along with answers to frequently asked questions, could be found by visiting the water and sewer departmentís page on the cityís website, goshencity.org.
Other actions: Opened bids for the demolition of the water storage tank at 308 North Fifth Street and recommended they be reviewed by the Engineering and Utility Department. The board received bids from Universal Silo Removal in Sandusky, Mich. for $35,500; Iseler Demolition in Romeo, Mich. for $38,700; and Kosinski Building in Port Austin, Mich. for $28,000.
Accepted Private Tim Harmonís letter of resignation from the Goshen Fire Department, effective Jan. 29, 2013.
Authorized a resolution acquiring a parcel of real estate for the Monroe Street Trail. The parcel was purchased from Clifford C. and Carol J. Weiland for the sum of $28,200 for the real estate and $1,900 for damages.
Approved the closure of the north-south alley west of Third Street from Madison Street to Jefferson Street while the non-historic additions of the Hawks Building are demolished. The alley will be closed from Tuesday, Feb. 5 through Feb. 12. The project contractor, John Ward Concrete, will coordinate trash pick-up with Allied Waste to ensure trash service is not interrupted.
Approved a mechanical license for Charles J. Albanese of Value Pro Mechanical, Inc., 1760 Britiannia Drive, Ste. 2, Elgin, Ill. Albanese achieved a score of 77 percent on the Master Mechanical exam.