Request submitted for proposed 2013 Swanville water main project

By LIZ VERLEY, Staff Writer

The request to be put on the Public Financing Authority’s 2013 Intended Use Plan (IUP) has been submitted by Swanville. If fully approved, the city could receive a loan of approximately $1.1 million to replace the existing water main, services and fire hydrants as part of the continuing work to replace the water distribution system constructed in 1930-1931.

In addition, water distribution system improvements would be made along a portion of Fifth Street to complete the loop from Berkey to Rhoda avenues that currently stops at DeGraff Avenue.

The estimated cost of the project includes $425,000 to replace Rhoda Avenue’s water main from County Road 12 to Sixth Street; $225,000 to replace the water main from Berkey to the water tower on Third Street, $250,000 to replace Fifth Street’s water main from Rhoda to Berkey Avenue; $75,000 for the construction and project contingency fund; and $125,000 in engineering, administrative, legal, bonding and interest costs.

Some discussion was held on the possibility of having the county do some of the engineering.

If the city receives the funding, the Council will decide at that time what portions, if any, of the project will be done. The work would be slated for the 2013 construction season.