City to look at street department space needs
By Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – The city of Marshfield is looking at space needs for the street department. Public Works Director Dan Knoeck told Marshfield’s Board of Public Works Jan. 20 that his department began working in December with Milwaukee-based Barrientos Design and Consulting on what needs exist at the city garage at Second Street and Spruce Avenue.
Knoeck said the design company will now be looking at upgrading the existing site versus estimates for a new location.
“What it would cost, how big of a site would be needed, and so forth,” he said, “The ideal site would be the configuration – length, width, acreage – and then develop some cost estimates for us on a new site that we can compare to a solution on the existing site.”
The current street department is located on a six-acre yard, consisting of the main garage building, four bulk storage facilities, a fueling station, outdoor storage space, and parking.
An initial assessment indicates the current facilities are too small to accommodate all the necessary functions – not all of the trucks can be parked indoors; there is no vehicle-lifting equipment; locker and lunch rooms are ADA-inaccessible; and parts storage is deemed inadequate.
Barrientos says it will develop up to four layout designs over the course of the next four to five months, at a cost of $26,000.
The current city garage operations have been at their existing location since 1943.