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Roads dominate St. Hedwig’s agenda
ST. HEDWIG -- “In the grand scheme of things, this is a small project and I don’t know what is taking so long but I am losing patience,” said Mayor Pro Tem Dwayne Padalecki to his fellow St. Hedwig city councilmen during the council’s April 4 meeting.
Padalecki’s words came after Councilman David Rakowitz informed the council that Blake Engineering still is preparing the bid packet related to a project that would include improvements to portions of Lupon, Gable, and Mergele roads. Now, the mayor pro tem fears that it could be July before the project begins. This could handicap the city because potential bidders might already be scheduled to perform other paving jobs at that time.
“We really need to get on this; we’re running out of time,” Padalecki said. “The fiscal year ends in September and we still have to put it out to bid.”
Councilman Francisco Arevalo said that he would assist Rakowitz in obtaining the necessary bid information, and that he would report to Padalecki within a week.
The council did, however, make some headway when it came to one road, by accepting a bid to make repairs at the low-water crossing on Felix Road. For $11,194.80, L. Payne Constructors will modify the slope to a nearby property to facilitate proper drainage. For an additional $4,250, the company will re-blade the 3/4-mile-long gravel road. Because the council approved both options, L. Payne agreed to discount the price of the project by $750.
Also during the meeting, the council granted its approval of a request from Nick Vann to rezone a portion of a property on Kusmierz Road. Vann, who spoke during a public hearing prior to the council meeting, said that he and his wife, Leslie, will open a wholesale nursery called “Nematode Nick’s.” The nursery will specialize in organically grown herbs and Texas native plants.
In other business, election judge Marcy Ramzinski reported that no one filed to run against incumbent councilmen Padalecki, Arevalo, and Walter Wyrwich in the May 11 election. Also, she said, no one filed to run for the one-year unexpired mayoral term that resulted from Mary Jo Dylla’s resignation in late 2012. As a result, the election is canceled, and the unopposed candidates will be sworn in at the May 2 meeting.
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