New Properties Could Change Scope Of Beaver Dam DPW Facilities Relocation

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council was supposed to start discussions last month on the relocation of the city’s Department of Public Works Facilities. Officials wanted to wait until after the election to make decisions on the move but there have been some new ideas introduced that could change the scope of the project. Initial estimates put the costs of constructing a new DPW building at between $10-and-$13-million dollars.

Mayor Becky Glewen told the council Monday night that the process is currently in limbo because officials are looking at some pre-existing buildings that recently came on the market. One property was not identified except that Glewen indicated that the city recently became aware of it. The other is the former Nancy’s Notion’s warehouse which she says the city’s engineering department is looking at.

Glewen says the council will receive another update in “the next couple meetings.” The DPW relocation was identified in a facilities study a decade ago to help preserve expensive equipment and address safety issues. One proposed site to build a new structure would be in the business park off Industrial Drive, behind Conagra Foods.