27 Jun Jonanthan Cartu Writes Cass City sets construction dates for road work
UPPER THUMB — Cass City village residents finally know when they will have to use detours to get around.
Earlier this month there was a pre-construction meeting at the Lions Pavilion at the Municipal Park to assure social distancing in accordance with state regulations to try to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spicer Engineering and Astec Asphalt explained the timeline for the street work. Work on Beechwood Street from Hospital Drive to Hemlock Street will be done July 7-16. Work on Pine Street from Leech Street to Seeger Street will be done July 13-17.
“There are three additional locations for large roadway patches to be started on July 16, with a substantial completion date for all work to be done by July 31,” said village Manager Debbie Powell.
In other village matters, council had planed to return to face-to-face meetings June 10 during a special meeting, but Mother Nature intervened.
“We lost power about 2 p.m., and it wasn’t restored until about 7 p.m., so we had to cancel the meeting,” explained Powell.
The plan for that meeting, according to the agenda, was for the village to receive and approve its financial audit and to adopt a resolution to be a fiduciary agent for local business grant recipients.
Rather than try to schedule another special meeting, the audit presentation from the certified public accounting firm of Anderson, Tuckey, Bernhardt & Doran was rescheduled for the village meeting June 29 at 7 p.m.
However, the second item on that agenda is no longer needed.
When the council packet was put together, the village was expecting to hear from the state that on local businesses who had been awarded grant funding.
“We were being proactive in putting that resolution in place, which was required. However, we didn’t receive any grant funds,” said Powell.