City approves engineering for 2009 Carmichael Road projectThe Hudson City Council on Dec. 15 authorized spending up to $66,000 on preparations for resurfacing 1.75 miles of Carmichael Road south of Interstate 94 next summer.
By: Randy Hanson, Hudson Star-Observer
The Hudson City Council on Dec. 15 authorized spending up to $66,000 on preparations for resurfacing 1.75 miles of Carmichael Road south of Interstate 94 next summer.
Bonestroo, the city’s consulting engineering firm, will draft the plans and specifications for the project.
The council decided to include the resurfacing of a southbound exit ramp to Albert Road in the project, but eliminated work on a northbound ramp next to the vacant St. Croix Meadows dog track.
The resurfacing will take place from Coulee Road on the north side of Interstate 94 to a point 600 feet south of River View Drive.
St. Croix County recently resurfaced the road (also County F) from there to past the new River Crest Elementary School.
Alderperson Alan Burchill recommended paying Bonestroo no more than a specific amount for the engineering work instead of paying a percentage of the total project cost, as has been done in the past.
In other business, the City Council:
The Hudson Boosters had their fees for the use of baseball and softball fields bumped up to $16 per field for day games and $30 per field for night games. The Boosters paid $14.50 and $25 last summer.
The sailboat mooring fee was set at $550 for the season. The Park Board had wanted to increase the fee for non-residents of the city to $650, but federal regulations don’t allow charging non-residents a higher fee.