2018-09-13 / Front Page

Caseville to mill and pave Vine and Huron; sealed bids due Sept. 18

By John Bonke
Staff Writer • jbonke@mihomepaper.com

CASEVILLE - The City of Caseville wants to mill and pave Vine and Huron streets this year before the weather turns wintry, so sealed bids are being accepted, due by Tuesday, Sept. 18, to be opened that next morning. The council approved a resolution to get bids not to exceed $110,000 at its Monday, Sept. 10 regular meeting with all present.

Department of Public Works Supervisor Troy Hartz told the Huron County VIEW after the meeting the two streets were selected due to their high traffic volume and importance of their flow. Vine Street is in front of the school. During the meeting, Hartz said it is expected that about one and onehalf inches will be milled.

In other DPW reports, Hartz informed the council that recent water samples were good and that the work near the breakwater at Ponte Park continues. It was also reported during the meeting that work in the park relating to flags and the boardwalk is just ahead and that trees are expected to be planted in late October or early November.

The board heard some citizen praise and concerns during public comments.

In the praise department, several said the ‘Cheeseburger’ fireworks were spectacular and the city was clean after the 10-day festival. During comments, Police Chief Kyle Romzek said the event “went well” with “no major problems.”

In the complaint department, campsites and bad parking were mentioned.

A couple residents questioned why city planners approved a plan for 30 campsites, saying short-term rentals and mobile homes negatively impact property values and the tax base. One said that while visitors spend money at area businesses it doesn’t help the city’s tax revenue. One resident said his privacy is being affected by camping near his home.

In another complaint, it was said that some who park near Maccabees Hall sometimes leave part of their vehicle, especially trailer hitches, in the roadway causing problems. Some noted a similar concern near the thrift shop.

In other matters, the council approved late additions to the agenda: to appoint Louis Johnson to the Oakwood Senior Citizen Housing Committee; approved Chamber of Commerce requests related to PumpkinFest, Sept. 22-23; and approved a car show on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maccabees Hall.

In business matters, the council approved invoices paid through Sept. 6 in the amount of $272,769; and set Trick-Or-Treat Hours for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The council will conduct its next meeting at Maccabees Hall at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8.

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