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ST. HEDWIG -- The city council here continues discussions of ongoing road projects; this was the focus of the June 6 regular St. Hed-wig City Council meeting.

Councilman Francisco Arevalo informed council members David Rakowitz, Susann Baker, Walter Wyrwich, and Mayor Pro Tem Dwayne Padalecki of issues with the project, including Lupon East, Gable, Gable North, Gable East, and Mergele roads. According to Arevalo, Blake Engineering and Land Surveying, the company hired to re-top the roads, has been unreachable. He suggested that the council replace the company with JR Engineering in order to get the project moving.

“Until we get a bid from them, it would not be prudent to replace one with the other,” Padalecki said.

However, Padalecki said that JR engineering would do a good job and would be available when the city needed them.

“The worst-case scenario is they come in with a bid we don’t like,” he said.

The council did not take action on this item.

The council also discussed the road repairs to Miller Road.

According to Arevalo, Cummings Construction recently repaired cracks in the road at the company’s own expense, in order to improve its relationship with the city and ensure future work. The improvements were made even after the two-year warranty had expired.

Arevelo said that it was a good gesture, but there are still some cracks in the road.

“We can’t have cracks in the road that are 3 inches,” Padalecki said. “We’re going to have to re-do these roads ourselves.”

The council will discuss more options for both road projects at the next city council meeting, scheduled for Thursday, July 11.
 

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