Godfrey Capital Projects Committee addresses storm water issues
The village of Godfrey Capital Projects Committee met Jan. 3 to address storm water issues.
Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the committee:
"The Godfrey Capital Projects Committee oversees infrastructure within the village."
Capital Projects Committee GODFREY, ILLINOIS January 3rd, 2017
Mr. Stumpf called the Capital Projects Committee of the Village of Godfrey to order at 10:00 a.m. on January 3rd, 2017 at the Village of Godfrey Wastewater Treatment Facility, 4725 Brecht Lane, Godfrey, Illinois.
Present: Mike Stumpf, Bill Orrill, Jeff Weber, Eldon Williams, William Catalano, John Uhl, Advisor, Mayor Mike McCormick (Ex Officio) arrived at 10:50 a.m.
Absent: Joe Hughes and Craig Noble Visitors:
APPROVALS OF MINUTES – The Minutes of the December 6th, 2016 were approved.
Public Comments: None
A. Storm Water- Mr. Stumpf brought up storm water issues at and near Pearl Street and wondered if the TIP project for the East side of Pearl Street have plans for improving these storm water issues. Mr. Uhl stated that he believes the application for the TIP project basically was the work of removal and replacement of the top 2” of the existing surface and the addition of the sidewalk on the north side. That there was no design for work to improve or add to the existing storm sewer system. He believed that if there was to be added work on the storm system that would be additional cost that the Village would have to fund. The design work on the Pearl Street TIP project was scheduled to start in Fiscal year 2018. There were discussions on how and where the storm water flow around this area (with the improvement of the High Speed Rail) and that this area for the most part was not in the Business District. No action was taken.
William Catalano stated that the Capital Projects Storm water sub-committee met on December 20, 2016 to discuss the URS final report that was submitted. He said that the committee members had concerns on some items that were not in the report (capacity of the storm system at the Godfrey Rd crossing to the Wal-Mart area) he has forwarded those concerns to URS. He did state that he believes the report is an educational piece of information. The information answers essential questions. It can be a tool to help prioritize and answer some storm water issues from potential developers to develop growth in the future in these areas of the Village of Godfrey. Mr. Catalano also said that the committee would be getting together soon with URS and start working with them on the portion of the contract with the Storm water ordinance improvements. No action was taken.
B. Parks- Department is waiting to see if the grant applications for 2017 are accepted. There was discussion of the restroom at the Homer Adams Park being up-grade to ADA requirement and replacement of the roof. No action taken.
C. Discussion of Sales Tax Initiative - Mr. Stumpf said that the additional tax could go towards park improvements. It was stated that with the Madison County school systems are looking into a proposal of a county sale tax increase. There may not be acceptations in the Village for another sale increase. At this time, the committee will not place this line item on future agendas until there is a request for discussion by the committee.
D. Further consideration and prioritization of potential capital projects within the business district- There was discussion of extending the Lars Hoffman road and improvements of Pierce Lane. The committee’s contention at this time is to count on federal and county money for these improvements. At this time, they requested this line item removed from the agenda until a more detail list is presented to the committee.
E. Further consideration and prioritization of potential capital projects outside of the business district. No Report
F. Streets – No report. Was skipped to get to the Sanitary Sewer business because of time situation.
G. Sanitary Sewer- Mr. Weber reported to the committee the upcoming proposals for engineer work and the upcoming proposed work. It was reported that the IEPA has approved the final connection of the Villa Marie interceptor. There was a question if the Modeling has been completed. Mr. Weber said that the modeling continues. One of the first engineering work is the PER (Preliminary Engineering Report) that the EPA is requesting. The first PER will be for the Monticello Area (Lewis & Clark Apartments area). The Scope of Work is going to the Village Finance Board this evening. In the next month or so there will be a PER proposal for the Villa Marie area. The other proposal going to the Finance Board this evening is the NE Interceptor/Monticello Area Sanitary Sewer Improvements plans. This project consists of design work for the Monticello Area sewer system.
Mr. Weber said that the Villa Marie Subdivision will be televised and the whole system will be walked to find any I/I issue. In addition, flow monitors will be placed in March to collect more data for modeling to help find SSO problem areas. There will be other locations where televising will be done. Mr. Weber added that the retention basin at Warren Levis will needs to be addressed in the future because of the erosion of the detention outside walls because of the creek that runs along it south side.
Mr. Uhl said that on the High Speed Rail sanitary sewer relocation the Village was requiring in the specifications that a damp proofing and external joint sealing was being required. The damp proofing was having the exterior surface of the pre-cast manhole coated with a water- based acrylic coating or with a coal tar epoxy. The external joint sealing, the Village was requiring a seal of the manhole joints of a butyl-rubber-based tape because of the ground water level in the area. He asked if the committee would like to look at this type of requirement as a standard specification for the Village on all sanitary sewer manholes. The committee thought that it could be a good idea, but no action was taken.
It was mentioned that Lewis & Clark College is assisting the Village of Bethalto with their EPA issues. It was stated that Bethalto main issue, in which the College is working on, is more in the design of their storm water problems. No action taken.
NEW BUSINESS: No report
A motion to adjourn at 11:30 a.m. by Mr. Williams. Seconded by Mr. Orrill. Motion Carried.
Our next meeting will be on January 17th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Respectfully Submitted, Debbie Wedding-Secretary