TIF to address stormwater issues
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:00 PM
Members of the City of Madison Redevelopment Commission hope to get some answers to stormwater issues near State Road 7 and Industrial Drive following the approval of a professional services agreement during a meeting Tuesday.
Board members approved an agreement with Stantec not to exceed $23,300 to map stormwater drainage of the area. Stormwater near State Road 7 and Industrial Drive has caused issues for two nearby companies. A Vehicle Service Group official told board members last year that rainwater standing in one of the buildings caused the plant to be shut down for a few hours while water receded.
City utility officials met with the company and identified some things that seemed to help the issue, but officials still hope to work on identifying a permanent solution to the problem.
Brian Jackson, the city’s utilities manager, said officials can’t determine a solution until there is an understanding of how stormwater drains in the area or how much water flows through an area.
In other business:
• Colby King with FBPH Inc. said foundations for the stoplight at Hutchinson Lane and Michigan Road have been poured and the meter for the light has been installed. Most utilities have been relocated except for one telephone line near the intersection.
Construction should be ready to resume in the spring as soon as asphalt mills open in early April, he said. A majority of the project should be completed by May 26 with the project completed in total by July 25.
• Board members approved two bids with Sedam Contracting to work on erosion issues along Industrial Drive and a culvert project near the entrance of the Venture Out Business Center. The low-bid for the erosion project was $9,650 and the low-bid for the culvert project was $10,800. Both projects were approved, pending a completion date of April 15.