Administrator's Report to Council - July 14, 2020
To: Mayor and City Council
From: Mark A. Kibby, City Administrator Date: July 14, 2020
Re: City Administrator’s Report to Council
1. Allen Road will closed at the Ecorse Creek (between Southfield Road and Outer Drive & in front
of Thunderbowl) from August 3rd until October 12th. Wayne County will be replacing the bridge.
Alternate routes/detours will be posted.
2. Street Improvement Millage (GV Cement):
Park Avenue – The Contractor will be pouring the last portion of the Park Avenue and Moore Road
intersection on Wednesday, as well as the remaining sidewalks and driveway approaches on Park
Robinson Avenue – The west side of Robinson Avenue between Champaign and Devonshire is open and
they have started to remove the asphalt and concrete on the east side. On Wednesday, they will be
pouring the driveway approaches on the west side of the street.
Quandt Avenue – GV Cement is working on some large street sectioning replacement on Quandt Avenue
between Thomas and Markese and between Regina and McLain. This area will get poured on Wednesday
afternoon or Thursday.
3. Water Main Replacement: The Meyer Avenue water main between Arno and
Allen Road has been installed and the contractor is now pressure testing the
new main. If it passes, they will start to flush the water main.
4. Street Sectioning (Savone Cement): The Contractor has completed the Blair
Court project from Northway Avenue to the cul-de-sac and Jonas Avenue just west of Allen Road.
They are continuing to work on a large section of Bondie Drive east of Northway Avenue.
Wick Road / Reeck Road – Starting on Thursday, the intersection of Wick Road and Reeck Road will be
closed completely. This will allow Savone Cement to complete the reconstruction of the
intersection quicker and much more safely.
5. DPS Facility Project: GV Cement has poured a large segment of the road back to
the facility location. They have started removing dirt for the detention pond and cleared a
portion of the building pad.
6. The installation of the new water meters will now begin on August 25th. We will continue to
evaluate that date and work with the installation contractor if we need to push it back again.
7. In September, work will start on a new Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) at Philomene and Leet.
The work will be coordinated through the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) and the PRV will be
installed in the pit that is also used by GLWA. The PRVs help to reduce pressure spikes from GLWA.
8. The roof replacement at the Allen Park Fire Station is scheduled to start in late August.
This project is being 80% funded through a Michigan Distressed Communities Grant.
9. Late on the night of the Fourth of July, the Fire Department’s Ladder Truck was struck by two
vehicles while blocking/protecting other Firefighters attending to a car fire on I-94. The truck
sustained about $100,000.00 in damage, but thankfully no one was seriously hurt. The accident
information has been submitted to our insurance carrier and they will file subrogation
paperwork with the driver’s insurance company. Based on the timelines I have read, the truck will
be out of service for nearly 6 months.
10. The following employee will reach a milestone in years of service with the City – Police Chief
Jim Wilkewitz (Police) – 25 Years – July 27th