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Posted on April 23, 2021 at 9:59 AM by Nate Crowe
At their regular meeting on Monday, April 19th, the Village Board of Trustees awarded a contract to Miron Construction for building a new Municipal Center and Public Works Garage. The decision to move forward with the project comes after an evaluation and planning process that began in 2016 and concluded with an intense design evaluation process by the Building Committee in the 4th quarter of 2020.
The new facility will be constructed at the northeast corner of Camp Phillips Road and Ross Avenue (4707 Camp Phillips Road). The existing facilities at 5500 Schofield Avenue, which date back to 1956, have reached the end of their useful life. Issues with the current facility include vastly undersized garage and shop space, unsafe conditions in the shop and garage, inadequate plumbing, electrical and heating systems, and a deficient building envelope. The new facility will be built to properly house, maintain, and manage a modern public works operation. The office will be built for current staffing needs with additional space for future expansion. Park operations will move from Kennedy Park to the new facility as well, save for a few small pieces of equipment.
The total project cost, which includes the new land purchase and other overheads is estimated at $16.6M. The new facility should serve the Village for the next 50 to 60 years.
Next steps are to work with Wisconsin based firms Kueny Architects and Miron Construction to finalize the project schedule. Please refer to the Building to Serve site for more information.
Keith Donner, Administrator
Posted on January 14, 2021 at 1:29 PM by Nate Crowe
Posted on December 28, 2020 at 2:12 PM by Keith Donner
At the Village Board of Trustees Meeting (Video) on December 22, the Trustees adopted a resolution to proceed with completing the design for the project, advertise for and accept bids. The project plans will now be finalized by the architect and an alternative bid with a smaller footprint of office space will be included. The project bids will also include optional line items that the Board of Trustees can decide to include or exclude depending on need and cost. The decision to complete design and bid the project does not commit the Village to awarding bids and continuing with the project. However, bidding the project is the only way to be more certain of the project costs rather than continuing to speculate with historical numbers. Further delay in taking this step also leads to increasing costs over time.
Also during this Board Meeting, the Trustees approved a contract to proceed with demolition of the existing building at the future site of the municipal center, the northeast corner of Camp Phillips Road and Ross Avenue. Demolition could start as soon as the first week of January.