Hamler Mayor Jeff Brubaker talks about the new water tower project with Toledo 13 ABC news. Click link below.
***Date for water tower installation has been changed to August 15th due to contractors waiting on steel.***
A Contract was approved by the council Monday as the village prepares for upcoming water projects. According to the minutes from the meeting, council members approved a contract with Dixon Engineering for $47,000 for water tower design inspection during the construction of the water tower. Construction of the water tower foundation is expected to begin in April or May. Also, the construction of new water lines for the water tower project and the installation of the new hydrants is anticipated for June.
A related resolution was approved by council during its monthly meeting Monday officially cementing a contract with Maguire Iron, Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D. The ordinance contains an emergency clause allowing it to become effective immediately. According to Mayor Jeff Brubaker, the cost for the water tank construction and installation is $1,193,000. Another $253,000 project with Fenson Contracting, LLC, will take care of the necessary hydrants.
“Everybody’s excited to get it started,” Brubaker told The Crescent-News. “It should be pretty neat to watch it go up.”
The new 75,000-gallon tank and tower will be built on Dempsey Avenue on the west side of the village, and will replace the old tank built downtown at Belton and Main streets in 1941. Large rust spots are visible on most sides of the aging tank.
Iseler Demolition, Port Hope, Mich., will be a subcontractor to remove the old tank, according to Brubaker, and will do so “as soon as the new tank is up and running.” He said the village has no immediate plans for the lot where the old tank sits.
According to Brubaker, Maguire will build part of the tank on location.
“They come in and they build the ball (tank) and stand onsite, and start erecting it the second week in July,” he explained. “They’re planning on having everything done this year.”
Work figures to get started in the first or second week of April when footers are to be dug, Brubaker noted.
Grants are covering at least half of the project cost.
The village has been working on water upgrades for the past several years with a new water plant built several years ago on Hubbard Street (Henry County Road E) on the southeast side of town.
And officials are planning to upgrade the village’s wastewater treatment lagoons north of Hamler.
Council approved an emergency resolution Monday entering into an “agreed entry” with Ohio EPA.