(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council last night hired a construction manager to oversee building of a new Department of Public Works facility on the city’s northside. WDS Construction of Beaver Dam was the low-bidder for the project and will be paid $423-thousand dollars. The city recently purchased the former Evoqua building, an 89-thousand square-foot structure at the end of Commercial Drive. The $10.2-million-dollar project to relocate DPW from South Center Street to the Lakeside Business Park.
Mike Wissel voted against the plan saying the second lowest bidder Maas Brothers Construction of Watertown would be better suited as general contractor.
The plan would cost taxpayers $60-per year for every one-hundred thousand dollars in property value. The purchase of the property by the city would remove $18-thousand dollars from the tax rolls resulting in an additional impact of $1.43-per thousand While the bulk of the DPW facility would move to the new location, the old location may be retained for some services.