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PRESS RELEASE – Construction of Jackson Mine Park Pavilion Project

The City of Negaunee is announcing that it will be moving forward with its planned Jackson Mine Park Pavilion Project. After the City Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution accepting a $291K grant from the Michigan DNR Trust Fund. The project planning began with the Negaunee Parks and Recreation Committee establishing a pavilion sub-committee in 2012. The Sub-committee discussed the scope of the project and the design. After working out both of these components a grant application was submitted in 2017. “We found out in December 2017 we were on the list to be awarded a grant for the project in 2018, everyone at that point became very excited to get to work.” Parks and Recreation Supervisor Derek DuShane stated.

The project is slated to begin in the spring of 2019, with a total cost of $485,100, the city’s required match will be $194,100 which includes  force account labor/materials of $90,600, the other funding sources are Cliffs & Eagle Mine MQT Co Community Fund $70k ,  Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority $25k and the Negaunee Area Community Fund $8,500. The Parks and Recreation committee will continue working with the Pavilion sub-committee to raise additional funds which may be allocated for a new playground that meets ADA compliance at the site.

The location of the pavilion project will be in the Jackson Mine Park near the Iron Ore Heritage trial spur on Tobin Street. The pavilion structure 55’ by 30” in size will include a covered recreation area for picnicking and events, restrooms, and eventually a kitchen.  The project will also include onsite parking   erected off of Snow Street with landscaping, light features and a connecting spur to the Iron Ore Heritage trail.  “We hope that this pavilion will serve as a gathering place for community activities, festivals, family events, and educational activities” states City manager Nate Heffron.

Questions concerning this release or attached directive may be directed to the attention of the City Manger, Nate Heffron at (906) 475-7700 ext. 11.

 

Pavilion Plans

July 17 – Planning Commission Public Hearing – 319 Brown Ave

The City of Negaunee’s Planning Commission will be holding a Public Hearing in accordance with Section 1280, Special Land Use, to consider a short term rental at 319 Brown Ave. Negaunee, MI. on Tuesday July 17, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m. in the Negaunee Senior Center, 410 Jackson St. (Tobin St. Entrance).  Details can be viewed HERE.  Opportunity for public comment will be provided at the meeting. Written comments can be mailed to:  c/o Planning Commission, PO Box 70, Negaunee, MI.  49866 by July 17, 2018.

NOTICE – Croix Street Construction

Croix Street Residents –

The City of Negaunee is in the process of finalizing the work plans for the 2018 construction season. The Croix Street project was awarded on June 11th by MDOT to Hebert Construction.  The City would like to make you aware of this upcoming work so you can plan accordingly. At this time the work is expected to begin at the Baldwin/Croix Street intersection with signage being posted on June 18th and digging to begin on June 25th.  Phase one of the construction will be the Baldwin intersection and working westerly on the 400 block of Croix, the work is anticipated to last approximately 5 weeks and Baldwin will be open to traffic, Phase two will be the east end of Croix from Baldwin to US-41 which is scheduled for completion on September 22nd.

The work will consist of replacing Curb and gutter, Catch Basins, Water stacks, Hydrants, sidewalks, Street lighting, and road surface replacement.

As with most construction work in residential areas, this project will cause you some inconveniences. Most likely there will be dust issues and loud construction activities taking place. Access to your property may be affected as will on-street parking. The City will work with the contractor to keep these inconveniences to a minimum. Prior to the start of work the City will hold a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday June 19th at 7 p.m. at Ronn Hall , 1206 Baldwin Ave. to inform every one of the details involved with the work. Also, during construction we will hold regular progress meeting to allow residents to give input and to keep everyone informed of the construction schedules.

Please feel free to contact me anytime you have questions regarding this construction work. I can be reached at the Public Works Warehouse at 475-9991. In the meantime, please keep this construction project in mind as you set your plans for the summer.

 

Sincerely,

Donald Larson                                                                                                                                                      Interim Public Works Director

NOTICE – Water Main Replacement Birch Street

For Birch Street Residents –

The City of Negaunee will be replacing the Water main on Birch Street from Baldwin Ave. to Hungerford Ave. The contract was awarded on June 14th to Associated Constructors. The Contractor may start moving equipment and signage to the job site starting Monday, June 18th, 2018. The work will involve Water Main replacement and service lines up to the customer curb stop, some sidewalk and curb/gutter where service lines are located, and road replacement.

As with most construction work in residential areas, this project will cause you some inconveniences. Most likely there will be some dust issues and loud construction activities taking place. Access to your property may be affected as will on street parking. The City will work with the contractor to keep these to a minimum. During construction the City and the contractor will hold regular progress meetings and inform residents on the project.

Please feel free to contact me anytime you have questions regarding this construction work. I can be reached at the Public Works warehouse at 475-9991.

 

Don Larson

Interim Public Works Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hydrant Flushing

6/11/2018

City of Negaunee Water System/Hydrant Flushing

The City of Negaunee DPW will begin water system flushing.  Flushing will generally occur between the hours of 7 am and 3 pm and will take up to four weeks to flush the entire system.

Flushing will begin on the West end of town (along US41 to Teal Lake Ave) and progress North of Highway US41. Once flushing is finished North of 41 we will continue on South of 41, some deviations will occur as flushing approaches the water storage tank.

When flushing occurs in your neighborhood, the accumulated sediment in the water mains will be stirred up and much of the sediment will be flushed out of the system.  However, due to limitations on the system, some sediment will remain, causing discolored water.  If your water appears discolored it is recommended that you give it a few hours to clear up then run your cold water faucet for a few minutes to ensure the sediment is cleared.  The City recommends water customers avoid washing laundry during the period hydrants are flushed in their neighborhood.  Water service should not be interrupted and no boil advisories are required as a result of this process.

Please contact the DPW at 475-9991 with any questions or concerns.

CLOSED – Job Posting – LINE TECH II LICENSED JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN

The City of Negaunee is currently accepting applications for the position of Line Tech II Licensed Journeyman Lineman in our  Department of Public Works Department.  The position will remain open until filled.  Please click Line Technician II licensed Journeyman Lineman for the job description and applications are available HERE.

Applications can be sent to:  City of Negaunee, PO Box 70 or dropped off at City Hall, 319 W. Case. St.

Re: Flushable Materials & Clogged Sewer Pipes

Dear Negaunee Resident,

Recently, the City’s sanitary pump stations that service your neighborhood have struggled or clogged due to excessive non-flushable  paper material in the sewers. These materials include; wipes, Swiffers, paper towels, and other personal hygiene products. Even though many products claim to be “flushable”, they have caused serious problems in our public sanitary sewer system. The materials do not degrade properly and clog the pumps that service your area.

We are asking for your help in assuring that only degradable materials meant for a sewer system, such as toilet paper, are flushed down the toilet. Cooking grease/oils also cause problems in our sanitary sewer system, and should be disposed of by placement in a container and thrown in the garbage. Additionally, if you have a cleaning company that provides service to your home, please notify them to NOT flush any of these materials down a toilet.

We thank you for your cooperation in assuring that our public sanitary sewer system continues to effectively service your home.

 

Sincerely,

Nate Heffron

City Manager