City Manager's Update to Council
August 4, 2015
Paving of the Lower Lot at
Community Park was completed last Thursday and the
parking spot paint was laid down on Friday. There
are now eighty-two (82) paved parking spots in the Lower
Lot. It is an outstanding improvement to our
"flagship" park. We still have a lot of finish
work to complete but congratulations goes out to the
General Services Department, the Parks Department and
Clyde Light & Power on a very professional job.
Misc. Updates ........
The two (2) new lower 24" screw pumps have arrived at
the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP).
Mosser Construction will start the installation on
Also at the WWTP, annual preventative maintenance of the
two oxidation ditches (ODIC) will begin next
The Environmental Services Department continues work on
the new George Street waterline.
Clyde Light & Power (CL&P) will be installing new street
lighting on the Resco Drive extension and are
also working with Frontier Communications
on East US Route 20 Lighting.
extensive update at the city's East Substation is
nearing completion. The station will be
re-energized in the next few weeks.
CL&P is also finishing the relocation of both main
electrical feeds at the WWTP. This work was
needed in preparation for construction of the Flow
Equalization (EQ) Basin.
The EQ Basin will be bid on August 27 at 10am. The
Engineer's Estimate is $2,300,000.
The 2014 Street Paving Program is tentatively scheduled
to begin on August 17. The streets are
Helen, Norris, Gregory, East Thomson, East Drew, and
Premier Drive recently suffered a major joint failure
and there are numerous other joints that are
starting to fail. Smith Paving will be on-scene
this month to make repairs and install
additional expansion joints.
Construction of the Hoeflich Ditch near Midvale and
If you have noticed an array of traffic counters being
moved around on US RT 20, we are in the
process of gathering data for a speed study. ODOT
has hopes of increasing speeds thru the RT 20
Corridor in the city. We intend to push back on
The Water Treatment Plant reports that weekly tests of
our finished water continues to be fine.
are testing a minimum of three (3) times per week.
Smoking in our city parks was discussed at last week's
Council Work Session. At this time,
Council asks that we all honor the signs placed in
Community Park. Please stay an appropriate
distance from our youth when smoking. Council is
reserving the right to re-evaluate this at a