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April 16 city briefs

Published 5:14pm Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring clean-up April 23

The annual spring clean-up week begins April 23 and continues through April 27.. All materials should be placed at curbside prior to 6 a.m.
Property owners will be responsible for removal of all remaining debris after the crews have passed down their street. Each street will be scheduled for pick up one time only. Please note residents may drop off eligible materials at the Electric Operations Facility at 501 S. Front St. from 9 a.m. to noon. Proof of residency is required, and a city employee will be available to assist.

Hot patch machine delivered

A hot patch machine for the reair of potholes, was delivered last week to Dowagiac.

Bids assessed for road projects

Last week, the city received bids for this year’s street paving projects.
“I am pleased to report that we received five bids with the low bidders coming in at nearly 18 percent lower than we anticipated,” City Manager Kevin Anderson said.
The Cass County Road Commission and Michigan Paving and Materials submitted bids less than $400 apart. The city engineer will review the asphalt mix proposed by each bidder before making a final recommendation.
City Council will see this as an action item at the April 23 meeting with the expectation that paving will take place in May.

Parking lot reconstruction

The paperwork is in place and work should begin soon on the parking lot behind City Hall and between the new County on Aging building and City Hall. The contractor indicates that they are planning on placing asphalt the week of May 7, which makes it a little less than a month before the contractor’s portion of the project will be completed. Once the contractor is done, city crews will take care of

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