Libertyville Sewer Committee updated on water-main projects
At a recent meeting, the Libertyville Water and Sewer Committee received updates on water-main replacement projects at several sites around the city under the Underground Utility Improvements Program.
Below are the minutes from this meeting, as provided by the committee.
VILLAGE OF LIBERTYVILLE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WATER & SEWER COMMITTEE
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:00 pm Village Hall
Attendance Committee: Trustee Scott Adams, Trustee Donna Johnson, Trustee Rich Moras Village Board: Mayor Terry Weppler, Trustee Pete Garrity
Deputy Village Administrator Kelly Amidei, Director of Public Works Paul Kendzior, Assistant to the Director Laura Ditanto, Police Chief Clint Herdegen, Finance Director Patrice Sutton Absent: Village Administrator Kevin Bowens
1. Call to Order at 7:03 pm
2. Minutes of April 12, 2016 Meeting
The minutes were approved as written.
3. Water & Sewer Capital Improvement Projects Updates
a) 911 & 915 W. Park Avenue Watermain Easements:
A settlement price (appraised value less outstanding judgment) has been tentatively reached and the Village Attorney is in the process of finalizing Easement Agreements, which includes preparing the exhibits and legal descriptions for the easements. Staff is hopeful that the Easement Agreements will be complete by the next Water & Sewer Committee meeting.
b) 2016 Underground Utility Improvements Program:
The contractor, Trine Construction Corp. has completed the watermain replacement work on Johnson Avenue, Merrill Court, Wheeler Court, West Ellis Avenue, East Ellis Avenue and Fourth Avenue at Paddock Lane. Service installations (replacements) are now underway. The most notable remaining work includes the two water main connections on Milwaukee Avenue and a change order for a sanitary manhole replacement on Winchester Road. While replacing the water service connections, the contractor has found 11 lead services that will all be replaced with copper. All the affected homeowners have been contacted to inquire if they would like to replace their portion of the water service line with copper at the homeowner’s expense.
c) 2017 Underground Utility Improvements Program:
Our consultant , Gewalt-Hamilton continues the water main design plans and water main routing concept. The JULIE (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators) design locate tickets have been received from most of the private utility companies and this information is being inputted on the construction drawings. The locations for the proposed water main replacement work include Route 45, Cleveland Ave., Arbor Ct. and Lange Ct.
4. FOG Program – Additional Inspection and Compliance Procedures
Public Works and Community Development Departments Staff would like to amend Chapter 25 of the Village Municipal Code, Section 25-105 Grease, Oil and Sand Traps to further define an inspection program and compliance procedures for any determined violations. This will include an annual inspection, and in the event that a violation is found, an Inspection Report will be issued listing the violations. Immediate action will be required to correct any violations that threaten the health, welfare and safety of the public. For all other violations, a compliance schedule will be developed and monitored through follow-up inspections and correspondence. If the commercial food establishment owner does not fix the violations within the specified time period, closure proceedings can commence.
These additional steps are necessary to ensure that there is not an overabundance of grease build-up in the receiving Village sanitary sewer lines. The proposed ordinance amendments will apply to the owners of the commercial food establishments and not the property (building) owners.
Staff are seeking concurrence from the Water & Sewer Committee to place the Ordinance amendment on the June 28, 2016 Village Board agenda. The Committee concurred with the Staff recommendation 3-0.
5. Adjournment at 7:20 pm.
Laura Ditanto, Assistant to the Director