River Falls City Hall

River Falls City Hall

The River Falls Common Council met in the chambers at City Hall on July 13. Here are five things the council approved.

Extended completion date of 65,000 square foot building in Sterling Ponds Corporate Park

The City Council approved a developers agreement with the Povolny Group, Inc., in December of 2019, for the 5.8-acre lot in the Sterling Ponds Corporate Park. The parameters included an estimated start and substantial completion date of September 2020 and December 2021. Due to the pandemic and other factors, the developer requested a one-year extension on the completion date, which the council approved. 

Whitetail Corporate Park Water Tower

Since the early 2000s, city staff has been working with Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., on a proposed water tower in Whitetail Corporate Park. The council approved a resolution last night authorizing the contract with SEH for the complete engineering, final design and bidding construction and inspection services of the North Water Tower. 

“The proposed tower will be a 500,000-gallon elevated storage spheroid-style tank,” states the memorandum. It’s also important to note that when the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved the master plan for the Sterling Ponds Subdivision, it was required that a new water tower on the north end be built when the subdivision reached 500 new homes. 

Public repairs and replacements

Each year, a budget is allocated for the repair and replacement of sidewalk, curb and gutter, handicap ramps, and stormwater structures throughout the city of River Falls. Staff recommended approval of awarding a bid to Pember Companies to complete this work. The council approved it.

1300 S. Main St. improvements

In 2019, the council approved an agreement on public improvements near 1300 S. Main St. Staff recently inspected the completed improvements and recommended acceptance for them in addition to the 18 month warranty beginning today, July 14. 

New Electric Utility vehicle

Electric utility currently operates a 2003 Ford F-450. The council approved the purchase of a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado MD. The 2003 Ford will be sold through surplus vehicle auction once the vehicle transition is complete.  

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