Hobart board awards North Overland construction contract
By Kevin Boneske
HOBART – A bid of $1,514,327 from MCC, Inc., of Appleton to complete the 2021 North Overland Road utility and street construction project was approved May 4 by the village board.
Village Administrator Aaron Kramer said the work, which includes utilities, street construction and the area’s stormwater needs, is being funded in part by bonding the board approved last month.
“Some of this (funding) will actually come out of stormwater reserves,” Kramer said.
Of the five companies to submit bids, Kramer said the two lowest bidders were within $3,500 of each other.
Aaron Breitenfeldt of Robert E. Lee & Associates said the project will extend north from the existing roundabout on North Overland Road and access the County VV/State Highway 29 interchange being built.
“That will be a new boulevard up to the new roundabout we’re building, where County TS will eventually come through when the DOT (Department of Transportation) builds it next year…,” Breitenfeldth said. “We’ll stub a road for Centerline (Drive) to the east, and then we’ll hook back up to Overland going to the north. And it will also include the regional stormwater pond for the whole northeast quadrant there that’s left undeveloped, and obviously the water main and storm sewer that goes with it.”
He said the project will be completed this year while the interchange is being built by the DOT.
“We’ll be out ahead of them a little bit, timing-wise, but it will be there ready for them when they’re done,” he said. “Our project will be done. We have it scheduled for (final completion) Oct. 15…”
The board approved a resolution to dedicate right-of-ways for extensions of North Overland Road, Centerline Drive, Founders Terrace and Larson Orchard Way.
Along with the construction on North Overland now underway and scheduled for completion in October, Kramer said work on Centerline Drive is expected to be done in 2022, with Founders Terrace and Larson Orchard Way to be completed in 2023.
The board also approved moving ahead with a wetland fill project in the Southeast Business Park along Packerland Drive.
At the request of the village, Robert E. Lee & Associates has been working with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Army Corp of Engineers (ACOE) to determine a solution to fill an area of wetlands on a 3.134-acre parcel the village owns.
Kramer said a wetland fill of half of an acre has been settled upon to provide an area for development while also minimizing the impact to additional onsite wetlands.
With an individual permit applied for and in the public notice phase, he said the next step will involve the purchase of wetland credits from a mitigation bank.
Kramer said the DNR and ACOE assigned a credit purchase ratio of 1.2 to 1.
With current credits selling from $99,900 to $109,900 per credit, he said the village’s cost of mitigation for securing the fill permit could be from $59,940 to $65,940, though final costs will be presented by the credit-selling entity upon purchase.
The board approved the purchase of wetland credits, at an amount not to exceed $65,940, with the funds to come from Tax Incremental District (TID) No. 2.
After meeting in closed session, Kramer said the board approved an extension to July 22, and no further extensions, to Scott’s Subs Hobart RE, LLC, for the purchase of a 1.297-acre lot the village owns in TID No. 1 at the intersection of Larson Orchard Parkway and Centennial Centre Boulevard.
He said the board also approved the consent to transfer relative to PDK Investments, LLC, in its March 30, 2016, development agreement with the village.