Energy Efficiency Awarded in Plymouth

The Plymouth Utilities biennial energy conference was held on May 2nd, 2017.  The conference agenda included utility updates, efficiency incentive program updates, an industrial lighting presentation and efficiency improvement awards.  Energy Efficiency Improvement Award recipients included (left to right), Mike Burkart – Burkart Ford, Mark Majerus – Great Lakes Cheese, Steve Steinpreis – Plymouth Foam, Ryan Hill – Roundy’s Inc. (Plymouth Pick ‘N Save) and Plymouth Industries (not pictured).  Collectively the award recipients will save an estimated 850,000 kilowatt hours annually as a result of energy efficiency improvement measures which is the amount of energy needed to power about 85 homes.

Director of Public Works/City Engineer

The City of Plymouth is pleased to announce that Catherine Austin, P.E. will serve as the next Director of Public Works/City Engineer for the City of Plymouth.  The current Director of Public Works/City Engineer, Bill Immich, is slated to retire from the City of Plymouth after approximately 27 years of service on June 2, 2017.  Austin will begin her duties in late May.

Austin currently serves as the Deputy Director of Public Works/City Engineer for the City of Kenosha.  Prior positions with Kenosha include serving as the Deputy Director of Engineering and Civil Engineer I-III.  She has experience in both civil engineering and public works operations.  Austin holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is also a graduate of Plymouth Comprehensive High School.  She is registered with the State of Wisconsin as a Professional Engineer. Austin will perform complex supervisory, administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, directing and supervising the Public Works Department and Water/Sewer Divisions of Plymouth Utilities.

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION 

Project:  Western Avenue water main and paving project

May 11, 2017

Plans are to begin construction of the water main the first week of May.  The contractor will be placing signage and saw cutting the concrete the first week.

On May 8th, the contractor began installing the new water main.  This work will take approximately three weeks.  During this work there will be no parking on the south side of the street.  There will be no parking on north side of the street on areas adjacent to the work.  The road will be open to traffic at all times, except the days of pulverizing and paving the street.

The plans are to have water lateral replacement will begin the first week of June.

Kapur and Associates has been hired by the City to inspect and oversee the water main project.  If you are having the water line to your house replaced you or your plumber must contact Jon Vogt at 920-362-6253. Jon will coordinate the work with the plumber and the contractor.

After the water laterals are completed the concrete will be pulverized and the road will be repaved (the same as the south end of Western Avenue from Factory Street to Mill Street).   During the pulverizing and paving the road will be closed to traffic.  We expect this to take two days.

You may also contact me at Plymouth Utilities with questions at 893-1471.

Sincerely,

William Immich, P.E.

Director of Public Works / City Engineer

Downtown Public Rest Room Facility Progresses

The bid opening for the downtown public bathroom was held on April 18th at 11:00 am.  The City received three bids for general construction with the low bidder being A. Chappa Construction LLC in the amount of $162,503.  Haucke Plumbing & Heating has the plumbing contract at a cost of $25,219.  The Common Council awarded the contract at the April 25th meeting.  The bathroom project is scheduled to begin in May 2017 and be completed by early July 2017.  Construction drawings of the bathroom may be found below.  The project is part of the Stayer Park project which also includes a new shelter, playground, and repaving of parking and drive areas.  All work is scheduled to be done in 2017.

Stayer Park Rest Room Construction Drawings

City Council Approves Senior Fund Grant

On April 11th the Plymouth Common Council approved a grant to the Adult Community Center at Generations for $7,513.86.

Generations provides senior programming under an agreement with the City of Plymouth.  The funds will be used to enhance the exercise program for seniors as well as a concert series this summer.

Funding for the grant is from money designated for senior benefits left over when the city closed its senior center and moved operations to the Generations facility.

The City of Plymouth Committee on Aging oversees the grant process, confirming the request meets the requirement of benefiting Plymouth seniors.  The committee then makes a recommendation to the Council who makes the decision to approve or disapprove the grant.

The grant maximum is $10,000 and must be used to benefit Plymouth seniors.  For information regarding the Senior Fund Grant please contact the Plymouth City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at 920-893-1271.

-Submitted by David Williams, City of Plymouth Alderman, District 1

Ash Trees Replaced in Plymouth

City of Plymouth – a Tree City USA – crews planted 75 trees obtained from the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission and Wisconsin DNR Emerald Ash Borer Mitigation Grant.

  

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS – PLYMOUTH WASH ROOM FACILITY AT STAYER PARK

The City will receive sealed bids for the Plymouth Wash Room Facility for Stayer Park, until 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Plymouth City Hall, 128 Smith Street, Room 305, Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073.  Said bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time.

The work for which the bids are asked includes:

Constructing a 30’ x 18’ ± concrete block and wood exterior, men’s, women’s, and family washroom facility.

PLAN DOCUMENTS may be obtained from Pfaller Architectural Associates by contacting Mark F. Pfaller II, AIA at (920) 892-8585 or by e-mail at mark@pfalleraia.com with a subject line of Re: Plymouth Wash Room Project. General questions pertaining to the contract and bidding should also be directed to Mark Pfaller.  Plan documents are also available at: http://www.plymouthgov.com/plymouth-news/ (see below).

Contractors bidding on the project must pre-qualify for the project.  Pre-qualification forms can be obtained along with the bidding documents.  Pre-qualification forms will also be available at http://www.plymouthgov.com/plymouth-news/ and shall be submitted by Wednesday, April 12, 2017.  Other documents pertaining to the Plymouth Washroom Project are also available on the City of Plymouth website at the address above.

Published March 31 & April 7, 2017

Brian Yerges, City Administrator/Utilities Manager

DOCUMENTS:

Stayer Park Wash Room Facility Project Manual

Exhibit A:  Standard General Conditions

Architectural Plans – Set 1

Architectural Plans – Set 2

 

 

 

Energy Services Rep Visits Generations

Plymouth Senior Center meal site program  participants with Frank Barth, Energy Services Representative with Plymouth Utilities.  Barth presented information regarding free and low cost energy saving kits from Focus on Energy and highlighted the most common utility and senior scams.

Agronomy Plant Moving Forward in Plymouth

Country Visions and Kettle Lakes Coop are partnering together to build an agronomy plant just east of Plymouth, WI on the WSOR Sheboygan Falls Subdivision.  The new plant will create 30-40 new jobs and will rely on freight rail service to bring fertilizer into the area for agricultural purposes.  The Plymouth Plan Commission approved plans at the February 2nd meeting. Construction will begin in April and finish before the end of 2017.  The facility is going to replace and expand the capacity of two outdated fertilizer plants in Fond Du Lac and Sheboygan Falls.  The total development will cost around $8.5 million dollars and will be located on a 25-acre parcel in the southeast quadrant of Willow Road and the railroad corridor.

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