City approves Rural Development project agreements

The Madison City Commission approved several items during its meeting this week associated with the city’s Rural Development projects.  The projects include water system, sanitary sewer system, and storm sewer improvement projects in a portion of the northwest area of Madison.  

City Engineer Chad Comes said the projects are being done in phases, with the first phase of the project underway this summer.  Commissioners this week approved professional services agreements with Banner Associates for the next two phases of the sanitary sewer and storm sewer system improvement projects.  Comes said these agreements are for Banner’s work in a couple of different areas.

Comes said the total cost for the sanitary sewer project is estimated at around  three-point-two million dollars, while the storm sewer project is estimated at just more than three-point-four-million dollars.  

Commissioners this week also set a date for bids for a new 750-thousand gallon water tower to be built in the Lakeview Industrial Park as part of the city’s water system improvement project.  Comes said that Rural Development had reviewed the plans and specifications for the tower and gave the city permission to request bids for the project.  Commissioners set a bid date of August 11th.