If You Must Have a Sewer Camera, It's Best to Share
Port Washington's Common Council approved a camera-sharing arrangement with two other communities, plus changes in coal dock improvement plan, closing Main Street for an event and a one-way designation for Grand Avenue.
In an age of tight budgets, the city has done a good job in sharing resources with other communities, according to City of Port Washington Alderman Dan Becker.
Tuesday night, the Port Washington Common Council approved the renewal of a shared use agreement for a sewer camera.
Becker said that making these types of agreements is something the city has done a really good job on.
“When it’s a piece of equipment that we need but don’t need 24/7, getting together with other communities, cooperating with them, sharing with them, especially with tight budgets, this is good stuff,” Becker said.
The renewal of an agreement between Grafton, Cedarburg and Port Washington is for a special camera that is used inspect sewer lines and also in advance of road work, according to Director of Public Works Rob Vanden Noven. The agreement was first made in 1995 when the camera was purchased.
In other actions, the Common Council approved:
- A change in the coal dock improvements for the northern edge of the crane rail. Some areas of the rail have heavily deteriorated and the contractor recommended further reinforcing the bench and some design modifications. The concrete crane rail bench will be reinforced with fibermesh and have wooden benches every 100 feet. The change which will add about $1,350 to the project.
- Closing a portion of Main Street on Nov. 12 for a ceremony to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1862 Civil War Draft Riot.
- Designating East Grand Avenue, east of North Franklin Street, as a one-way street. Becker recommended approval, saying that it’s been a one-way street as long as he’s known it but never was never officially codified as such.