Boyne City Manager’s report for Tuesday Oct. 13
BENJAMIN J. GOHS, NEWS EDITOR
Boyne City Manager Michael Cain gave the Boyne City Commission an update on various items of interest during the commission’s regular Tuesday Oct. 13 meeting.
Topics included updates on various city projects, details on leaf pickup and information on next year’s archery tournament.
Department of Public Works
“The DPW is on track,” said Cain… “It’s really coming along. You can tell where all the pavement and the landscaping is going to be.”
The city’s department of public works is scheduled to be turned over to the city on or before the project’s scheduled Nov. 13 target date.
Court Street project
Cain said the Court Street project is a little behind schedule due to underground utility conflicts on Lake Street.
“We believe a plan has been developed for these that should allow the project to pick up some speed,” he said.
Business park drainage project
Cain said the city’s business park drainage project has been completed.
“It really looks good,” he said.
Division Street drainage project
The plan to install drainage just east of Boyne City’s Park View Apartment complex near Division Street in hopes of reducing or eliminating flooding in that neighborhood has been completed.
“We … will be monitoring its effects,” Cain said.
Sommerset sewer project
The sewer project stretching from Sommerset Pointe to Boyne City continues to make progress.
The sewer is being installed along Front Street where it will end at the Peninsula Beach Park pump station.
“The contractor has been focused on installing the force main at this point and has not begun to install the individual connection stubs,” said Cain. “And, until they do, we can continue to sign up people for the connections under the original conditions through Friday Oct. 23.”
Call Boyne City Hall at (231) 582-0377 for more information.
City water tanks
Both the city’s water tanks have been inspected, cleaned and returned to service.
The city awaits final reports on any further action steps the city may need to take regarding them.
The city’s road maintenance program was scheduled to begin Thursday Oct. 15. It is expected to last for two weeks, weather permitting, and include pavement grinding and preparation.
The city’s first valve train program, recently approved by the city commission, for the first half of the city’s water system, is scheduled to begin on Monday Nov. 2.
Archery tournament 2016
During the public comment portion of the meeting, former Boyne City Parks & Recreation Committee member Bill Kuhn said the Boyne Area Archery Club fun shoot held on Sept. 26 at Avalanche Preserve Recreational Area will return next year on the weekend following Labor Day.
“(It), in my opinion, was a great success,” Cain said. “We had wonderful weather, a good turnout, great prizes and everybody seemed to have a very good time … and safely, too.”
Credit cards accepted
Boyne City now accepts credit cards for some transactions. City officials plan to expand the service to cover more transactions in the future.
Leaf pickup continues
The City of Boyne City began picking up leaves Mondays and Fridays recently and will continue until Nov. 9.
Set bagged leaves curbside anytime after the first day of pick up, in clearly marked biodegradable paper bags. City crews will pick up bags as time allows. If your bags have been out for an extended period of time and have not been collected, notify City Hall at 582-6597.
Biodegradable paper bags are available locally at Boyne City Hardware, Boyne Co-op and other sources.
The city asks that you put only leaves in bags as the bags are not strong enough to hold sticks, sand or stones, and will tear upon lifting. Brush will not be picked up curbside, but may be brought to the North Boyne Compost Site.
You may haul your own leaves, either bagged in biodegradable bags or un-bagged, to the compost site on Robinson Street, open seven days a week.