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A Letter from Chairman Schulteis
It may be
hard to believe, but the summer of 2018 is complete. The County Fairs are a
memory, long summer nights are getting shorter already and road projects are
Starting in the Fall of 2017, the Town
applied for “local road improvement projects” through a program developed by
the State of Wisconsin and administered by our individual counties, and also a
program designed to aid local municipalities through a “matching grant” on
major projects. Starting in October of 2017, finalized in January, the Town of
Polk completed the application process and in late April of 2018, was accepted
to receive a matching grant to rebuild Cedar Creek Rd, from Hillside Rd to
Kettle Ridge Trail. At that point engineering needed to be completed, but the
timeline for competitive bidding had passed for the 2018 road building season
on such a detailed undertaking.
With the advice of neighboring Townships
that have gone this same route on receiving State funding, the Board, along
with input from our highway department, opted to do our homework in engineering
and timely bidding. This fall we will be finalizing the bidding detail so we
can bid it early in the year to receive the most competitive results for your
tax dollars. Since it is a matching grant from the State, compliance to detail
That being said, 2017 projects were
adjusted accordingly. We have allotted all referendum tax dollars as proposed.
1. Pulverize, rebase as needed and
replace the pavement on South Shore Drive.
2. Mill, overlay and repave Sherman Road
in two locations
3. Level longitudinal cracks with a
flexpatch, covered by a polymer base rubberized emulsion, chipped and swept
after a few weeks, to remove loose stone on two sites. This is a relatively new
process due to new products developed, not just the old chip seal program of
the past. Foxboro Court, in the Birnamwood subdivision, and Meadow Lane in
Cedar Lake Hills received this application.
4. Due to the wet spring, we also had a
cul de sac asphalt failure in Peaceful Hills subdivision that is scheduled for
repair this fall yet.
5. We also had four culverts replaced this
summer that need to be prepped and asphalted.
maintenance is an ongoing routine and I would like to commend our Highway
Department employee Roy Wenninger for his part of making it fall together. As
you can tell, we don’t run out of projects. If you are like most individuals,
some of these sites are not even familiar to you or didn’t know they were part
of “us”, the Town of Polk.
trying to keep you informed.
NOTICE REQUESTED BY FIRE AND AMBULANCE SERVICES:
Low hanging branches and shrubs
Foliage over roads can slow down or
block access to homes or businesses when emergency vehicles come to help.
Most fire and rescue vehicles are much taller than personal vehicles, so please
trim trees and shrubs over public roads and private driveways. Seconds count.