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City manager reports North Harbor project is green-lighted, and other projects in the works


The Governor's 2013 budget will include $3.5 million for the North Harbor Replacement as well as $3.4 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging of the North Harbor, said Petersburg City Manager Stephen Giesbrecht to the City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in his regular report.

• The city has requested a proposal from PND Engineers for design services and the landfill slope stabilization project to allow for the placement of the North Harbor dredge material and the landfill.

• The Mountain View Manor Assisted Living, 12-unit facility is filled to capacity with 14 residents and has a waiting list. And the refinancing of the Mountain View Manor and School Def. Maintenance bonds will save the city $186,914 and $152,969 respectively, on the life of the bonds.

• Giesbrecht also reported that there have been several zoning violations at LeConte RV park on Haugen Drive. There have been several problems with water, sewer, fire hazards and having the correct spacing between the trailers, Giesbrecht said.

“The owner has until this Friday at 4 p.m. to have everything corrected,” Giesbrecht said.

• Public Works is looking into moving the RV dump station from its current location, which interferes with plans for the future location of the library, to behind the Aquatic Center.

• In the South Harbor, crane dock repairs have been completed following an accident in which someone hit the crane, Giesbrecht said. The pilings and crane bolt have been replaced.

• The water treatment plant upgrade project is getting ready to bid. “They are making some final adjustments to the chemical feed equipment,” Giesbrecht said. “If all goes well, it will go out to bid in March.

• Library contributions have been pouring in for construction of the new library. According to Giesbrecht, as of Feb. 1, 217 individuals, businesses and organizations have pledged $338,783 for the new library.

• The Library Review Board will meet at the end of next week. “They are taking one more look at [the plans] before it goes out to bid,” he said.

• A small meeting room in the new library will be named in honor of former librarian Ruth Sandvik, who wore purple. Local fundraising will continue until opening day, Giesbrecht said.


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