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Town Silver Cliff Has Special Meetings
Issue Date: October 24, 2019
The Silver Cliff Town Board special town meeting was Sept. 24 to have the road committee ride all roads and update pavement ratings and physical inventory attributes. Chairman Bruce Weber presided at at 8 AM and those present were Cindy Jonet, Larry Jonet, and Jeff DeBauche.
Weber gave an overview of the scope of project and handed out materials to help with the ratings. Each member was given the 2017 rating sheet, informational brochures that gave detailed descriptions of each rating for gravel, asphalt, and chip seal pavement surfaces, and a sheet that gave the rating scale for each type of pavement surface. Members rode with Weber. We for eight hours on each road segment. The segments were reviewed utilizing the rating diagrams in handout materials and final rating was agreed upon by all members. The next step is for Weber to enter all new ratings in the WISLR/PASR website and submit by Oct. 11.
After ratings submitted cost data will be updated in the system and preliminary budget reports printed for the town board to review.
At the Sept. 14 Special Town Meeting evaluated were town buildings and site management.
Besides Weber present were Sup. Riana Ventura and Steve Gries, owner of Gries Architecture, and Rick and Paul from the town road crew.
Weber gave an overview of the scope of project to pursue to Gries. Ventura provided feedback with a definition of the proposed scope. After discussion it was agreed to pursue a 50,000 foot view of all land and buildings to include the town shop, salt shed, metal pole building, recycling center, town hall and fire department with the understanding the main focus would be from the recycling center to the salt shed and back to the pole shed.
There was a walk of the land available and all buildings pointing out some of the major issues with the deterioration of the buildings.
Gries gave an overview of their company and some of the projects they did or are working on including buildings in the towns of Breed, Lakewood, Mountain, Townsend, and Menasha.
After viewing the buildings Gries stated there are significant deficiencies in the town shop and salt shed that would make cost of repairs prohibitive and there were some serious OSHA issues that must be addressed.
He said his recommended course of action would be for his company to put together a bid that would include studies for all buildings and land optimization. From that comprehensive plan the Town could decide which pieces of that plan they want to pursue. The cost would be broken down by segments. The process would start with a standard questionnaire that the Town would fill out so the company had a clear understanding of what objectives would be. They would then draw up a comprehensive plan in the form of a bid and the town could select any portion of the plan.
She asked if he could have some preliminary cost numbers done for the bid and also a ballpark figure for construction of a new shop and salt shed by Oct. 16th. This was requested to get general numbers for budgeting.