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City Approves $615K Contract with Midwestern Engineering for Ledyard Water Treatment Facility

May 13, 2014
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The City’s water treatment plant on Ledyard Street will be receiving a major renovation in the future.  The facility was originally constructed in 1968 and updated in 1979.  Monday evening members of the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety approved an agreement for engineering and inspection services for the project. 

Mark Sullivan from Midwestern Engineering appeared before the board to answer any questions on the $615,320 contract. 

Estimated cost for the entire project is $3,927,750 and will include replacement of the horizontal pressure filters, replacement of the filter media, replacement of the backwash water pumps, replacement of all valves and associated piping and sampling lines, replacement of 4 high service pumps, replacement of flow meters, a new laboratory, a pole barn, work on the building, parking area, electrical modifications and a water main extension. 

In other business City Attorney Sean Surrisi confirmed that the city was awarded a DNR Historic Preservation Grant to create a scope of renovation work for the Old Firehouse.  The $10,000 50/50 matching grant will lay the groundwork for what really needs to be completed on the building. 

City Engineer Rick Gaul asked for appointments to the Common Construction Wage Committee.  The current committee will expire in June and the city will be doing additional street paving projects later this summer.  The board appointed Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt as the tax payer representative and City Councilmember Don Ecker as the industrial representative.  Gaul will approach the County Commissioners for their appointment to the committee next week.

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