The Hamlet Town Council is looking for its next road project to tackle.
Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts reminded members last week that the next call for projects for the state’s Community Crossings matching grant program is in January. Council President Dave Kesvormas voiced his support for upgrading Division Street from the Town Park north to Davis or Railroad.
The Town of Hamlet
may be looking to restrict on-street semi parking. Engineer Lee Nagai helped
oversee the recent Railroad Street
paving project. He asked the town council Wednesday whether there’s anything
prohibiting trucks from parking there.
Hamlet’s Railroad Street project is officially complete. Engineer Lee Nagai is pleased with how it turned out. “I think it’s where everyone is happy to know that it’ll be under-budget and ahead of schedule,” he says.
Railroad Street in Hamlet should be
ready to reopen to traffic this evening. Engineer Lee Nagai told the
town council Wednesday that the asphalt placement is done. He said
the contractor still needs to clean up the edges and asphalt still
needs to cure a bit, but Nagai said he’d be comfortable allowing
traffic on it by this evening.
Upgrades to Railroad Street in Hamlet will have to wait until after the Starke County Fair. Engineer Lee Nagai told the town council Tuesday that all the contracts have been signed, and paving contractor Mark Milo tentatively plans to start the week after the fair.
The Hamlet Zoning Board discussed the removal of a camper from a lot at 218 Railroad Street last week. Board Member Brian Earnest was concerned that the camper was being used as a residence. “An officer stopped by there yesterday, and they said, ‘Three more weeks.’ which is ridiculous,” Earnest said. “They’re obviously living there.”
The Town of Hamlet is still waiting for the start of its Railroad Street project. Engineer Lee Nagai told the town council Wednesday that the contractor is behind on its projects, due to recent weather. “He told me the paver is talking about the middle of July, so as soon as I get a firm schedule on when they could be here with the asphalt, then we’ll back everything up,” Nagai explained.
Hamlet’s Railroad Street project is set
to begin soon. Last month, the town council awarded a bid to Mark
Milo Enterprises. The town received a Community Crossings grant from
the state to cover 75 percent of the cost.
The Town of Hamlet has chosen a paving
contractor for its upcoming Railroad Street project. The town council
approved a bid from Mark Milo Enterprises during a special session
Wednesday, according to Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts. At just under
$194,000, Pitts says it was the lowest of the three bids the town
Pulaski County and Hamlet are getting
hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for road improvements.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced the recipients
of the winter round of Community Crossings matching grants.
Plans for Hamlet’s Railroad Street
project appear to be back on track. The town council Wednesday
directed Engineer Lee Nagai to seek updated bids for the work, as
part of a planned Community Crossings project. Council members
decided to remove sidewalk improvements from the project scope, but
keep in a possible storm drain extension as a potential option.
Hamlet officials are starting to revise their plans for Railroad Street upgrades. The town council previously decided to wait until January to apply for a Community Crossings matching grant, amid concerns about how to fairly reduce the scope of the project once the initial bids were opened.
After two rounds of bidding, the Hamlet Town Council has decided not to pursue grant funding for Railroad Street improvements at this time. Council members voted Wednesday to reject all three paving bids and table a Community Crossings application until the January call for projects.
The Hamlet Town Council will make a second attempt tonight at choosing a contractor for Railroad Street improvements. Council members decided last week to give the three bidders a chance to revise their estimates, after the council decided to cut sidewalk work and tree removal out of the project. The town plans to apply for a Community Crossings grant to cover 75 percent of the cost, but the application has to be turned in by Friday.
The Hamlet Town Council spent almost an hour Thursday trying to bring its proposed Railroad Street project in line with the town’s budget. The town plans to apply for a Community Crossings Grant to cover 75 percent of the cost, while the rest would likely come out of Hamlet’s Economic Development Income Tax Fund.
The Hamlet Town Council is expected to choose a contractor for its Railroad Street project tonight. The project would upgrade the road west of Starke Street with wider pavement, possibly new sidewalks, and other improvements. Last week, the town council opened bids from three companies. They ranged from just over $318,000 to nearly $344,000 for the entire project, but the town has the option to scale it back.