July 6, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 27

August 2013 start date possible for North Harbor Dredge

Petersburg City Manager Stephen Giesbrecht summarized the activities taking place for the city during the Petersburg City Council Meeting Monday, July 2.

The Corps of Engineers opened up the bid period for the North Harbor Dredge Project Friday, June 22 with bids due by Tuesday, July 24 at 2 p.m.

“The bid will be awarded by the end of August in order to satisfy federal funding regulations,” Giesbrecht said. “We have a tentative start date of August 2013.”

The contractor for the Mountain View Manor roof replacement has submitted material specifications and they have been approved. “The materials are on order,” Giesbrecht said. “We are just waiting for a construction schedule, but we hope to have the project finished by fall.”

Work crews from Alaska Energy are in Petersburg working on the weatherization improvements at the Harbor office. “The City shop and Scow Bay fire hall are also on the list for improvements,” Giesbrecht said.

Giesbrecht also stated that the Alaska Department of Transportation will open bids soon for the road improvement project. The City is working to confirm the additional $1.1 million in funding for the project.

Evaluation of the Rasmus Enge Bridge is completed. “The engineer is currently evaluating the permit requirements for creosote piling installation,” Giesbrecht said.

Pipes are in place for the water and sewer upgrade project. “Now that we have the pipes in, all that is left is the paving,” Giesbrecht said. “I don't have a definitive start date, but the paving should begin soon.”

Giesbrecht explained he is in the process of working with city staff, the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and the Branding Committee to integrate the information from the branding study into the visitor's guide, city website and other pertinent areas.

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