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Dundee approves preliminary streetscape work

DUNDEE--The village of Dundee approved the preliminary work for the Gateway Streetscape Improvement Project. Dundee is the recipient of a $1,325,000 grant from the state to reduce the volume of untreated stormwater runoff to Big Stream, relieve stress on the existing storm sewer system, address the damage and safety hazards of standing water and to assist with reducing inflow to the village's sanitary sewer system.
The village board voted unanimously Tuesday, Jan. 9 for an agreement with the engineering company Barton&Loguidice to conduct the required preliminary project work for the downtown improvement project. With the grant, the village only provides 10 percent of the $1,500,000 total project. Mayor Fred Cratsley said even with the local contribution the village expects the actual cash required to be limited since the village will be providing trucks and equipment for in-kind value with the downtown construction work.
The advance engineering work, state forms and approvals, local forms and public hearings about the project will take place in 2018 and then the actual project construction work is planned to begin in spring, 2019 with completion in the fall.
Additional goals and features of the project include:
• Reconstructed porous asphalt driveway aprons, pervious flexi-pave within the pedestrian corridors, stormwater infiltration trees, bioretention bump outs, and a downspout disconnect with an infiltration planter to mitigate significant ponding water problems that have damaged road shoulder pavement section, driveway aprons and storm ditches.
• Motorists will see improved pedestrian-scale streetscape that will encourage multi-modal mobility and better address stormwater problems.
• New standardized street trees will be planted along both sides of the downtown corridors.
• The existing sidewalks along the south side of Union Street and the west side of Main Street not compliant with disability standards will be reconstructed to be in compliance.
In other business:
• The board approved $4,000 for sanitary sewer manhole rehabilitation within the village.
• The village received a $30,000 grant for a sanitary sewer inflow and infiltration study. The village contribution is $6,000 for this project.
• Approved the Aqua Logics Telemetry System to better regulate the village water system.
Recently, the system pressure switches failed with the older infrastructure. New equipment cost is $88,970. The village plans to limit the $19,340 installation cost by utilizing some funds left over from other budgeted work.
The next village meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.

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