Recreational Trail To Extend West, Stool To Cool Task Force To Present Master Plan

WAYNE – Members of the public are invited to attend Tuesday evening’s regularly scheduled Wayne City Council meeting.

From the council chambers inside City Hall, the meeting will start at 5:30 p.m.

Hannah Rathjen is requesting permission to keep a blue tongue skink in Neihardt Hall on the campus of Wayne State College. An action will be in front of council to allow her to keep the skink inside city limits.

A discussion item will follow with possible action to temporally allow parking along Providence Road.

Councilmembers will then hear more information on an application for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds with the City of Wayne requesting $443,000. This would be for continued implementation of the City’s phased recreational trail that has been a long-term progressive goal that will link up with an existing sidewalk/trail underpass and extend to the west and connect to another trail segment that will go by Wayne Jr/Sr High School, Wayne Community Activity Center, park and cemetery.

The City of Wayne would provide a minimum of $135,333 in matching funds for a total project cost of $568,333 which would benefit low-to-moderate income persons in the community.

A pair of resolution items will then follow to authorize the signing of the Municipal Annual Certification of Program Compliance Form 2022 which replaces the one and six year plan along with approving the task order and scope of services for the “Wastewater Treatment Facility Ultraviolet Light Improvement Project” with JEO Consulting Group, Inc. for $44,200.

The Stool to Cool Task Force will provide the ‘Conceptual Master Plan’ for the Lagoon project. More details will be provided during the meeting.

Councilmembers will also act on a change order in the amount of $5,984.35 to Kay Contracting, Inc. for the “2022 Golf Course Sanitary Sewer Extension Project”. This was to modify a manhole, extend the sewer line as well as additional work and pipe to connect to the service line. A contractors payment application in the amount of $66,663.70 will then seek approval for the work completed. The 5% retainage of just over $3,500 is the remaining balance still due on the project.

Two separate action items will pertain to Certificate of Payment in the amount of $38, 221.31 for the “Lincoln Street Improvements Project” as well as $127,633.41 for the “Chicago Street Improvements Project” for Robert Woehler & Sons Construction, Inc.

Towards the end of the meeting an update on the R. Perry Construction, Inc. project and potential litigation matter will be highlighted.

Councilmember Dallas Dorey will be resigning effective August 21 due to moving out of Ward 3. In an email to Mayor Cale Giese, Dorey stated, “it has been a privilege serving on the council and I regret that I was unable to serve out my appointed term. I look forward to what Wayne has in store for the future and will help out the community in any way possible.”

A ‘Notice of Vacancy’ will be declared in Ward 3 as council will need to vote to authorize the City Clerk to publish the notice.