Council makes plans for street workEvery year the city choses a different neighborhood to torture. That’s not the actual intent, but for the residents living in the neighborhoods of this year’s street improvement project it might seem that way.
By: Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages
Every year the city choses a different neighborhood to torture. That’s not the actual intent, but for the residents living in the neighborhoods of this year’s street improvement project it might seem that way.
This year the residents living on Damask Court, Damask Avenue, Upper 150th Street West and Dallara Avenue will get a brand new street. On Tuesday night the Rosemount City Council held a public hearing on the project, which also will include the installation of new curb and gutter, replacement of sanitary sewer and water main and the installation of a storm sewer and an outlet to a pond in Twin Puddles Park.
Only one residents spoke during the the hearing. Todd Jaggerson questioned why the project wasn’t assessed on a per foot basis and how access to the homes would be affected. Homes along the affected streets will be assessed $5,600 per unit for the improvements.
City engineer Andy Brotzler said the city charges assessments on a per unit basis because despite footage abutting the street most residents living along a road get similar use out of it.
The total cost of the project is estimated at a little over $2 million. The rest of the project will be paid for with city funds.
As for how homes will be affected Brotzler said the city and contractor will do their best to work with residents to make the work go as smoothly as possible.
“I don’t try and kid anybody and tell them you won’t notice it. You will notice it,” Brotzler said.
Brotzler said the city will receive bids for the project May 5. Construction will begin sometime in June. Residents living along the affected roads should receive information about the project and possible issues throughout the process starting in May. Brotzler said they hope the project will be completed sometime in the fall.