Redgranite Village Board receives update on projects

MSA Professional Ser-vices Physical Engineer Dan Rammer attended the Aug. 21 Redgranite Village Board meeting to update the board on various projects going on in the village, including Wellhouse #1 improvements, Elevated Water Reservoir improvements, Pine River Street Bridge, Hydrant Replacement, and Main and Wisconsin Streets Reconstruction.


Rammer told the board that Lane Tank Co. began working on the water tower improvements on July 16 and have submitted a pay application of $133,713, (which was later approved at the meeting). Rammer said that all coatings have been applied to the tank and the tank is currently curing. Lane Tank still needs to install ladder safety climbing devices and red clearance lights. Rammer also said that the wellhouse #1 improvements will begin once the water tower project is complete.


The Pine River Bridge project contractor has poured the bridge deck and will begin to remove the deck forms, install underdrain, pour wing tops, and continue to backfill, according to Rammer. The project is expected to be complete by the end of the month.

Rammer said that MSA Professionals are nearing final plans to replace 47 fire hydrants within the village limits. He said that plans will go through a final review and be sent out for permitting. Board members discussed the project construction beginning date, deciding the bidding process should occur this fall, but the project should tentatively begin in May of 2019.

The Main and Wisconsin Streets reconstruction project plans are about 60 percent complete. After reviewing the plans with the village, water, sewer, and public works and finalizing the plans, the project is expected to be bid in January or February of 2019, with an expected beginning date of April 2019 and ending date of August 2019. Rammer added that the fire hydrants located on Main Street and Wisconsin Street will be included in this project.

In other business, Village Clerk Christy Groskreutz told the board that, as of June 30, the Community Development Block Grant fund balance is $86,225, which is available to village residents for home improvements.


The next regular Red-granite Village Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the municipal building.