Phase I Water Project – Second River Crossing
There may be some good news on the funding portion of this project, however I don’t have all the details as of yet. What I do know: if we can tap into this new source of funding, the city’s financial obligation will be significantly reduced. It will not go away but it will be reduced.
Dedicated Sewer Main Project
As was stated in the last council packet, work continues along 64th Avenue on the dedicated sewer main and COW water main. As of now, the project is proceeding according to the timeline. There is a change however in the bidding process for the lift-station: it has changed to the end of next week. Nothing serious, there are just a few delays in a couple of sub-designs, such as the electrical design. As always, contact me if you have any questions concerning this issue or any other issue of interest.
The remaining easement to place the dedicated sewer main on the south side of the I-96 on Ottawa County Landfill property is wrapping up this week, I hope. This easement is complicated and I will review some of what is being discussed Monday night under City Manager comments.
Just a friendly reminder to block out March 26 for Celebrate Coopersville at West Michigan Plumbers, Fitters, Service Trades Union Hall beginning at 6:00 P.M. For those that have not attended in the past, this evening of celebration honors volunteers and raises funds for the NorthEast Ottawa (NEO) Forum, which provides counseling services, education, support and resources to youth and their families in order to reduce substance abuse, violence, juvenile delinquency, and other risky behaviors. The NEO Forum is a great collaboration between the School, Sheriff Department, and City. Click here for details, to purchase tickets, or sponsor a table.
Technology Site Assessment
The use of technology for the City of Coopersville has dramatically increased over the years. So too has our reliance on technology to provide more service to our customers to performing routine maintenance to infrastructure. Because of this, the staff has sought out quotes and proposals to assess what we currently have in terms of technology and how it’s designed and integrated. Part of this proposal is provide recommendations on how best to expand in a manner that is both economical and in a manner that provides the best use of technology for what we do here at the city. I will briefly discuss this Monday night as we will have more detailed discussions during the budget process for 2015-2016.