Hartford weekly update from City Admin Steve Volkert

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This Wednesday afternoon – Friday I will be attending the Wisconsin City Managers Association Winter Conference in Middleton.

I have asked all Department Heads to work on updating job descriptions and succession planning for the future as Spring can present some turnover.

Thursday night’s Mayor’s Agenda meeting was cancelled due to the conflict with the Annual Chamber Dinner.

Electrical Outage on Sunday: The southeast quadrant of the City experienced a power outage on Sunday, 2/28/16. The outage affected roughly 250 customers for about 1 ½ hours. A faulty cable termination was to blame.

Just a reminder of City policy, that after normal hours, if you witness a power outage, everyone is urged to contact the police department and they will call the lineman on duty. Once notified, they will contact all employees necessary to address the problem.

Hwy 60 Reliever Route Updates: Justin and I met with Tom Hostad of HADC and the regional representative of the DOT on Monday morning on how the DOT can help with the project.

On Tuesday, March 1, the Transportation Committee of Washington County unanimously approved SEWRPC to update the 2005 Bonnestroo study of the preferred reliever route. Results of their update are expected in early September.

Police Monitoring Speeding complaint: A complaint came in on reported speeding on West Prospect Street. The Hartford Police Department will be monitoring this area.

Police Mini-Academy sets record attendance: 708 officers are registered for training this year at Hartford’s Mini-Academy hosted at the Schauer Art Center. This is a record setting year for this event.

Water Main Break: There was a water main break on Bud Street on Tuesday morning. This section of water main is scheduled for replacement in 2019 CIP.

Pool Update: They were back to poring additional cement on Monday and should be back next week to continue with deck work. As of now, they still feel that they are slightly ahead of schedule on the project.

Hwy 83 Project Update: March 28 we will start seeing lane closure signs along Hwy 83 for the summer construction. April 4 will be the first traffic closing for the first leg of the project running Kossuth to Lincoln. Kossuth to Hwy 60 will start during the 4th of July week.

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