While two items regarding steps necessary to build wastewater Lift Station No. 12 were included on the April 3 Milton city council agenda, City Administrator Al Hulick asked council to discuss the items and ask questions, but also asked that no action be taken until April 16, at which time, he said, a funding plan could also be presented.
Lift Station No. 12 is needed to support continued development on the city’s south side. Hulick described the project as one that had been talked about for the last several years.
Included for discussion on the April 3 agenda was a work order from Baxter and Woodman for engineering work associated with the lift station and force main as well as three bids received by the city to perform construction work, with Baxter and Woodman recommending that the city award the construction work to Forest Landscaping and Construction, Inc. The company supplied the lowest total base bid of $839,968.
Bids were also received for additional work described as upgrades to Lift Station No. 4, including the installation of larger pumps, a new electrical service and a standby generator for backup power. Forest Landscaping and Construction bid the additional work at $112,000.
In a letter to council, Baxter and Woodman described the upgrades as needed to “better handle future flows from Lift Station No. 12, modernize the collection system for current DNR requirements and to improve energy management.”
Within its work order, Baxter and Woodman identified engineering services associated with the project to include contract administration, shop drawing review, and part-time, on-site observation of construction. The company proposed a cost for its services not to exceed $74,000.
Hulick said a total cost for the project was estimated at $1.1 million.
Plans call for Lift Station No. 12 and associated utilities to be built on Parkview Drive, north of Townline Road. A force main route was identified on the engineering work order as “through Crossridge Park to Arthur Drive to S. Janesville Street. Gravity sewer continues from Janesville Street to Lift Station No. 4.”