Commission votes to approve GIS system

April 16, 2019

The Watertown Public Works Commission approved a contract for 2019 Geographic Information Systems services with Symbiont Science, Engineering & Construction, Inc. at a cost not to exceed $9,000 during its meeting Tuesday.

City Engineer Jaynellen Holloway told the commission that $9,750 was approved in the engineering department’s 2019 budget for geographic systems services, according to the minutes submitted by Chairman Bill Maron. The department is requesting approval to enter into the contract with Symbiont Science Engineering & Construction, Inc.

“The city attorney has reviewed and requested a couple of minor changes as it pertains to legal format. Symbiont Engineers will make those changes prior to the city signing the agreement,” Maron said.

Members of the commission gave Street Superintendent Randy Franks permission to bid a salt order of 4,500 tons for the 2019-20 winter season with the state.

Melissa Lampe, Main Street Program executive director, updated the commission on the status of a project for local volunteer artists to paint four utility boxes on Main Street. Watertown Tourism is providing grant funds to pay for the project and the street department will assist with cleaning and priming the boxes.

“The plan is to have this completed by the Art Walk on May 28,” Maron said.

The commission approved three sidewalk repair notices, which will be included in the 2019 sidewalk project, at 119 N. Montgomery St. for $1,062.60, 122 S. Montgomery St. for $234 and 206 Riverlawn Ave. for $579.20.

The commission also approved placing multiple items the street department no longer uses or needs on the Wisconsin Surplus auction site.