Thursday, November 11, 2010

City of Hamburg Special Meeting – Sanitary & Storm Sewer Improvements – October 5, 2010

Mayor Malz called the Special Sanitary & Storm Sewer Improvements Meeting of the to order at 7:30 p.m. Councilmember Steve Trebesch, Councilmember John Barnes, Councilmember Brian Cummiskey, Councilmember Larry Mueller, City Clerk Jeremy Gruenhagen and Deputy Clerk Sue Block were present. Others in attendance were Maintenance Worker Dennis Byerly and Doug Parrott (S.E.H.).


The reason for the special meeting is to discuss improvements related to but not limited to the construction of sanitary sewer, sanitary sewer services, water main, storm sewer, storm water ponding, easement needs, illegal connections, and miscellaneous items required to properly complete the improvements.


The reason for the special meeting is to also discuss the placement of the new Park Equipment at the Hamburg Community Hall.


Remaining Easements

  • Brian & Maggie Cummiskey - 724 Park Avenue
  • David Klugherz & Becky Hammers - 613 David Ave
  • John Schoeppner & Anna Marie Alling - 619 Park Avenue
  • William & Deanna Panning - 631 Kim Avenue
  • Dustin Mackenthun Estate - 631 Park Avenue


Broken Sewer Line

  • Sean & Heidi Peters, 630 Kim Avenue, had to repair their sanitary sewer service line and when the line was dug up an illegal connection was discovered. A new sewer line was installed and the illegal connection was not reconnected or addressed at this time.
    • During the I & I project more of this type of connection will probable be discovered.


Storm Water Ponding

  • Council discussed other alternatives and possible different sights for the Storm Water Pond.
    • The City has been in negotiations with the Cummiskeys to purchase part of their property to build the Storm Water Pond. At this time no agreement has been reached.
  • Council and Mr. Parrott discussed if Councilmember Cummiskey could be at the Special Meeting.
    • It was decided that as long as no decision was made effecting Mr. Cummiskey directly he could be in attendance as a Council member.


Remaining Easements

  • Council discussed various ways to obtain the remaining easements and what changes the residents are requesting before they sign.
  • Council decided to draft a letter to each resident stating what they are requesting, have the easements changed to meet their requests, and then call to make appointments as to when it would be convenient for them to sign.
  • Council also suggested going to the resident's home with the easement document and Deputy Clerk Block (Notary) and asking them to sign the easement.





Storm Water Pond

  • Council discussed alternative sights on where the Storm Water Pond could be located.
  • Council decided the alternatives would be to eliminate the eastern section of the storm sewer project , work with the Cummiskeys or go through the process and expense of using Eminent Domain.


Placement of Hall Park Playground Equipment

  • Councilmember Barnes presented Council with a diagram of where the new Hall Park playground equipment could be located in the Hall Park.
    • Fire Chief Droege had previously approved the location.
  • Councilmember Barnes moved to approve the submitted diagram for the location placement of the new Hall Park playground equipment, seconded by Councilmember Mueller and motion unanimously carried. All Council members were present.
  • Council also agreed to name the park and put up a sign stating the site is a Park.


Councilmember Mueller moved to adjourn the Special Sanitary & Storm Sewer Improvements at 8:26 p.m., seconded by Councilmember Trebesch and motion unanimously carried. All Council members were present.




                                        Submitted by:




                                        Sue Block

                                        Deputy Clerk