Wastewater project 80 percent done

NEGAUNEE – Construction of Negaunee’s sanitary sewer/force main project, which will connect the city’s wastewater infrastructure to the Ishpeming Area Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility, is approximately 80 percent complete.

Scott Richards, an engineer at AECOM, told the Negaunee City Council at its meeting Thursday that A. Lindberg & Sons has finished most of the construction, though he said the contractor will continue with some very minor construction through the winter months.

“The project has really come a long way,” Richards said. “We now have a continuous pipeline to the city of Ishpeming from our Division Street lift station.”

Richards said the work will be finished next spring.

The council passed a resolution requesting a draw from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for nearly $350,000 for the most recent work done on the project.

The council also approved a motion to pay Lindberg and AECOM roughly $133,000 for their work to replace the Sioux Court lift station after its failure in March.

In other action, the council passed a motion to purchase a replacement four-in-one bucket for the city’s Case front end loader; deeded an easement back to Duane LeMoine after a route change to the city’s sewer project; and approved status-quo appointments of people to city commissions and boards.

Zach Jay can be reached at 906-486-4401.