Hydrant Re-painting project
As you’ve probably noticed, there are a number of hydrants painted white along Randall Street and East Street. This is white color is a primer coat and will eventually be painted in an epoxy based red paint yet this summer or early fall.
Dedicated Sewer Main – Lift Station at 64th Avenue and West Randall
Lift Station is going well – north side blocks are up to top and Friday, August 21, should be done with block walls and rafters are coming in on Monday. Progress continues on this project and construction is on track. No major issues and no major delays to report at this time.
Second River Crossing Water Project Phase I
The EDA grant that the city applied for in the amount of $2.5 million was denied at this time. We will probably reapply at the earliest allowed time. We are now in the process of researching why this project was not chosen. In the meantime, I am in continued discussions with Allendale and Ottawa County to insure the project moves forward and everyone is in agreement with the design and the process. Final costs are being finalized and work has begun on possible cost sharing amounts.
WWTP Project Phase II
This morning I had a meeting with representatives from Fairlife, CDF, Select Services, and the Ottawa County Administrator. This meeting was to review the short and long-term goals for future waste water infrastructure requirements when juxtaposed with the exponential growth Fairlife is experiencing. The search for a long-term solution is critical to insure continued economic growth takes place in Coopersville and West Michigan. I will be having additional meetings to define what the solution would look like and to hammer out details that are critical for success.
West Randall Street Reconstruction Project
OMM informed staff that the contractor may finish concrete work on the south side Thursday or Friday depending on weather. The sidewalk is scheduled for Thursday but as with the road, weather will play a factor on completion. Various other tasks will be performed Friday and Monday with a possible switch of traffic from the north side to the south side of Randall Street maybe Tuesday afternoon, August 26th, or Wednesday.