Stevensville Mayor Brandon Dewey recently announced a slate of infrastructure projects throughout the community that are scheduled through 2021. Those projects are already coming to fruition with the Town Council’s approval of extending a sewer main south along Park Avenue to Middle Burnt Fork Road, and finalizing plans for improvements on E. 3rd Street and E. 5th Street.
At their regular meeting on Thursday, October 22, the Council approved a task order with HDR Engineering to provide project management and design of the sewer main extension project. The total cost of the task order is $35,271.
At the meeting, Mayor Dewey noted that the project came out of a need for the town to meet its obligation to provide services to the Stevensville Community Foundation’s property which will be the site of a future community center. The property is already annexed into the town limits. The town looked at options, including placing a sanitary sewer main up to the new Phillips Street, or continuing the main to the town boundary at Middle Burnt Fork Road, making it available to existing or future homes that likely would one day require hookup to town service. After looking at costs and thinking about how best to serve future service needs, Dewey said the town opted to bring the main to the edge of town.
The proposed 1300 feet of sewer main would make service available to 13 lots and make sewer available to both occupied and undeveloped lands to the south if development occurs at some point in the future. Water service already exists in the area.
Design of the project and contract preparation will occur over the winter months. The Town expects that construction for the project will occur in the Spring of 2021.
A complete list of 2020-2021 infrastructure projects is on the Town’s website at https://www.townofstevensville.com/publicworks/page/2020-2021-infrastructure-projects