City approves traffic-signal contractsThe night of Tuesday, March 13, the City Council authorized a contract with Chippewa Concrete Services of Chippewa Falls to work on the intersection-improvement project happening at Main and Walnut streets this spring.
By: Debbie Griffin, River Falls Journal
The night of Tuesday, March 13, the City Council authorized a contract with Chippewa Concrete Services of Chippewa Falls to work on the intersection-improvement project happening at Main and Walnut streets this spring.
A written report from City Engineer Reid Wronski says the agreement with Chippewa is for $138,488.
Under a separate agreement, the city will buy signal components directly from the maker, Tapco, for $32,545.
Each company’s bid was the lower of two the city received for each contract.
The total estimated cost for the project from surveying through installation is $196,087, and the work is to be completed in June.
Nash Finch, owner of EconoFoods, pays for the project with $80,000 up front and the rest in coming years through increased taxes paid in yearly increments on its improved property.
The Council also:
- Established a temporary change of polling location for the Aug. 14 recall election applicable to voters in District 2, moving from the UW-River Falls University Center to the training room in the lower level of City Hall because Cascade Avenue will be closed for reconstruction soon after spring elections and is to re-open before fall elections.
- Heard a reminder from City Administrator Scot Simpson that it has a document to review for potential approval at its March 27 meeting. This is a lease agreement with the River Falls Baseball Council for a ballpark on land in Hoffman Park East.