Hanover road project to create new industrial lots

Present at the Lamont Avenue extension project (creating six new industrial lots) in Hanover are, left to right, John Vajda, Hanover City Councilor; Jim Schendel, Burschville Construction and Hanover Planning Commission; Heidi Pepper, Economic Development Consultant; Marty Waters, Mayor; Mike Neilson, City Engineer; Todd Bartels, with EDA and also with Pearson Brothers; Jim Gromberg, Business Development Specialist with the MN Department of Trade and Economic Development (DTED); Joe Kaul, Hanover EDA; Wendy Pinor, Hanover City Council; Dave Malewicki, Hanover City Council; and Randy Whitcomb, EDA and VP with Bankwest.

Present at the Lamont Avenue extension project (creating six new industrial lots) in Hanover are, left to right, John Vajda, Hanover City Councilor; Jim Schendel, Burschville Construction and Hanover Planning Commission; Heidi Pepper, Economic Development Consultant; Marty Waters, Mayor; Mike Neilson, City Engineer; Todd Bartels, with EDA and also with Pearson Brothers; Jim Gromberg, Business Development Specialist with the MN Department of Trade and Economic Development (DTED); Joe Kaul, Hanover EDA; Wendy Pinor, Hanover City Council; Dave Malewicki, Hanover City Council; and Randy Whitcomb, EDA and VP with Bankwest.

The city of Hanover recently had a groundbreaking ceremony for the Lamont Avenue extension project.

When finished the project will add six new lots to the existing Hanover Industrial Park.

Also, one of the lots is slated to be the location of the city’s public works facility. The city received a grant from the Department of Trade and Economic Development (DTED) for up $250,000 to offset street construction costs, and partnered with Pearson Brothers in the development.

Burchville Construction, a Hanover contractor, will be the contractor to construct improvements on the project.

At the recent city council meeting, the council also discussed a possible change order to the project.

City engineer Mike Nielson said the city might want to consider the changes because the state would fund half of the construction cost up to $500,000. This would include extending River Road storm sewer, removing the temporary storm water pond adjacent to the River Road, removing part of the berm bordering the property at the rear of the current public works facility, and installing storm sewer and fill-in the ditch adjacent to T & S Trucking.

The council authorized Neilson to move forward on the ditch and storm sewer improvements, not to exceed $62,500.

In other action, the council:

MATCHED the city’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) support of $1,000 for the Octoberfest.

APPROVED a resolution supporting the parks and trails Legacy Grant Application for construction of .46 miles as Part A and .50 miles of Part B of paved trail for the Beebe Lake Regional Trail Phase II.

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