Borough manager's report
Staff is finalizing paperwork for the recent drive down dock bid. Tamico is planning the preconstruction meeting to go over schedule and other planning issues.
Staff is preparing to advertise the Crane Dock Widening project rescheduled for mid-January.
Delivery has begun for Rasmus Enge Memorial Bridge materials. Stacks of planks from The Mill have been staged at the long-term parking area at the Crane Dock parking lot. The Mill continues to cut the required planks and is also working with third party suppliers on the treated planks and pile delivery.
Fresh paint, rust clean up, tile work, lighting and other repairs have been done at the Aquatic Center.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and Gov. Sean Parnell have funded a grant to pay for 70 percent of the cost of the Pump Station 1 Force Main Project. Public Works staff is recommending that the work be split into two separate projects to take advantage of the Alaska Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) corresponding work on South Nordic Drive, while retaining the borough’s design engineer Dowl HKM to complete the more specialized pump station work. The new force main and gravity sewer improvements to be installed within the state right of way will be completed in the ADOT South Nordic Rehabilitation project and the work to upgrade Pump Stations 1 and 2 and decommission the force main in the tidal zone will be completed by the borough by way of a separate contract. The ADOT project is projected to go to bid this spring.
Petersburg Police Officer Sgt. Kerr and Officer Williams will head to the state recertification academy in Sitka to attend Force Science Certification in mid-January after receiving a scholarship.
Chief Swihart met with new advocate Annette Wooten from Working Against Violence for Everyone (WAVE) to exchange contact information and discuss programs and services.
There have been multiple incidents involving behavioral health issues. Three individuals have been charged with criminal offenses, two were transported to receive further treatment and one was evaluated and treated locally.
Mild temperatures and rainfall contributed to increased water levels in Crystal Lake.