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JUNE 2020

Published by hamiltonl, 2020-07-10 11:25:41

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June 2020 DPS Newsletter June started with us somewhat getting back to normal. Our construction jobs are going strong especially with the cooperative weather. Our team continues to be healthy with everyone complying with the safety precautions put in place to protect the city employees as well as our residents. The following projects are all in process: Austin Ave. • 2020 Concrete Program – Concrete Removal & Replacement Concrete Program in various locations throughout the City • 2020 Hot Mixed Asphalt/Pathway Programs – Mill & Resurfacing in various locations – 80% done • Crooks Road Pathway – Adding pathway in gaps along Crooks Road • Auburn Road – Improvements continue including the addition of a Splash Pad & Plaza • Dequindre Road – reconstruction & widening from West Utica Road to Collins Avenue • M-59 – Micro cold milling and ultra-thin overlay between Woodward and Crooks Road • Traffic Signal upgrade at Adams and Tienken • Watermain Project – Tienken Ct, Bedford Square and Gildewell neighborhoods Beginning Soon: • Preservation Overlay on Avon Rd between Livernois and Dequindre • Rochester Road – paver placed surface seal between Avon and Clinton River Bridge • Adams Road – embankment and guardrail repairs between Avon an Walton HMA Program John R I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. L. M. Mongomery

Appreciation Happy Judson Park Residents From Barb: From Mr. Shawn: …my wife and I were impressed with the entire crew, efficiency, and quality of the work Our subdivision was done. The courtesy of the crew was outstanding. I recently repaved. observed a worker operating a drum roller on They did an amazing Gettysburg Ct during the prep phase who saw a job. Quick. Neat. woman walking a dog toward him. The dog was Great cleanup and clearly a bit afraid of the machine. The operator pulled very nice men. to the side and shut the machine down to let them Thank you! pass. I wish I could have gotten his name to pass on specific Kudos, but it was a nice thing to observe! Gentlemen, Hi All- At the Mayor's request, Never in my wildest expectations did I I am passing along expect \"same day service\". WOW! Thank praise from a You so much for making time in your already resident for the crew busy schedule to put things back together for who took down a tree us. We really do appreciate your efforts. today. A resident on Tennyson and It was also very nice to have a chance to meet secretary of her HOA, you because we happened to be doing some said there were 5 sprinkler and pond work in that area at the gentlemen from the same time you were fixing things back up. City, led by Jim Owens and coordinated by We hope you have a great week and again Gerry Pink, who did an thanks so much for keeping the city in top absolutely fabulous job shape. with it. She commented on how safe, fast and Tom Davenport, President friendly they were. Chichester HOA Mrs. Zenas called about her flooding Mr. Mahnick from Mrs. Hill called to issue: \"Tim is a genius. He knows all Golfview Condos thank the team the answers to our questions. He called to thank Matt for the rapid also knew how to talk to us. He is Curtin for his very response to her worth his weight in gold.\" professional service. pothole concerns At the end of the day, I am thankful that my blessings are bigger than my problems.

DPS Happenings Paul S worked with the Getting ready to install the Rochester PTA Council Safe new water meter test bench Routes Chair to Secure a Safe Routes to School Grant to fund the Purchase of 7 LED Crossing guard paddles for our school crossing guards! Thanks for the great idea, Paul! Don’t forget to sign up To replace this 50 year old bench for the August 28th Golf Outing! Congratulations Paul! Paul Shumejko earned the ITE President’s Award from the Michigan Chapter of the Institution of Traffic Engineers!! He will receive the award in an official ceremony in October.

DPS Projects Restroom Building near splash pad Auburn Road Corridor work Splash Pad parts continues with the final stages of almost ready the Road and Alley portions, foundations for parasol's have been poured, underground work on the plaza has been completed and now we have vertical work happening. Roundabout Art being installed Auburn Road Corridor Project

FLEET HAPPY RETIREMENT TO BRUCE HALLIDAY!! After 39 years Bruce retired on June 3rd. Nick Watterson has stepped in as Interim Fleet Manager As Bruce retired, he received two exciting honors via a Virtual Award Ceremony! • He was inducted into the APWA Fleet Manager Hall of Fame. • He was this year’s recipient of the Nationally recognized Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award. Congrats and Best Wishes to Bruce!! Year-to-Date Fleet Work Year-to-date Insourcing Total $22,772.77

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