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Posted on August 1, 2021 at 10:56 AM by Nate Crowe
For the week of July 26, 2021, Camp Phillips Road was detoured to the west between Ross Avenue and Concord to make the underground utility (water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer) connections in the street. The first lift of asphalt was completed on the Camp Phillips patch, Friday, July 30th with the final layer to be placed on Saturday, July 31st, to then allow the detour to be taken down. PGA will continue to work on the site utilities and site grading this coming week.
Posted on July 23, 2021 at 2:30 PM by Nate Crowe
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS FOR NEW MUNICIPAL CENTER
On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, the Village of Weston held a ground breaking ceremony at the site of the new Weston Municipal Center, 4707 Camp Phillips Road. On hand were members of the Village Board, the Building Committee, Miron Construction, Kueny Architects, Village staff, Wausau Area Chamber Ambassadors and others. The ceremony included remarks from Building Committee Chair, Mort McBain; Village President, Mark Maloney on behalf of the Board of Trustees; with Village Administrator, Keith Donner, serving as MC. Thanks to all who assisted with preparation for the event – the Wausau Area Chamber, Miron Construction, and Village staff.
The event marks the beginning of a 14 – 15 month construction phase and follows a planning process that began in 2016. In the end the Village will have a modern facility for Public Works and Administration that will serve Village residents for the next several generations – “Building to Serve” the Village. The new facility will create efficiencies for public works response and equipment maintenance, improve energy efficiency, and improve safety for employees and visitors – improvements which would not have been cost effective in the current facility.
Clearing of trees has been completed. Clean up of brush, site grading, and underground utility connections are scheduled to begin the week of July 26. Camp Phillips Road will be detoured for the utility connections which are expected to take 10 days to complete. We will keep you informed of construction progress with social media posts and updates on the Building To Serve website.
Posted on April 23, 2021 at 9:59 AM by Nate Crowe
At their regular meeting on Monday, April 19th, the Village Board of Trustees awarded a contract to Miron Construction for building a new Municipal Center and Public Works Garage. The decision to move forward with the project comes after an evaluation and planning process that began in 2016 and concluded with an intense design evaluation process by the Building Committee in the 4th quarter of 2020.
The new facility will be constructed at the northeast corner of Camp Phillips Road and Ross Avenue (4707 Camp Phillips Road). The existing facilities at 5500 Schofield Avenue, which date back to 1956, have reached the end of their useful life. Issues with the current facility include vastly undersized garage and shop space, unsafe conditions in the shop and garage, inadequate plumbing, electrical and heating systems, and a deficient building envelope. The new facility will be built to properly house, maintain, and manage a modern public works operation. The office will be built for current staffing needs with additional space for future expansion. Park operations will move from Kennedy Park to the new facility as well, save for a few small pieces of equipment.
The total project cost, which includes the new land purchase and other overheads is estimated at $16.6M. The new facility should serve the Village for the next 50 to 60 years.
Next steps are to work with Wisconsin based firms Kueny Architects and Miron Construction to finalize the project schedule. Please refer to the Building to Serve site for more information.
Keith Donner, Administrator