Water Service Interruptions
July 1- For Immediate Release
Construction crews working on water main improvements associated with the Matteson Street Road Construction Project will begin work on W. Corey (between Walker Street and Matteson Street) on Tuesday, July 5th or Wednesday, July 6th. The Southwest portion of the City may experience interruptions of water service during the afternoon on Tuesday, July 5th or during the morning of Wednesday, July 6th, in order to perform work on the main.
As part of the Matteson Street Construction project, water main on Rudd, W. Corey, and S. Matteson will be upgraded to an 8-inch main from 4-inch main, improving water flow. These shut offs may affect several blocks in the Southwest portion of the City. If everything goes smoothly it will only last a couple of hours. If you notice any discoloration in your water after the water has been restored, please flush the taps in your home until they run clear.
DPW crew members have been going through the process of marking sections of sidewalk throughout the City that are in need of repair and that pose a trip hazard. Per Section 34.05 & Section 94.35-94.99 of the City Ordinances, property owners are responsible for repairing sidewalk on their property. This ordinance dates back to 1935 and is common in many communities.
Once the crew has completed the assessment of the sidewalks. Council will pass a resolution of determination directing the improvement of the sidewalks in need of repair. Following the resolution a letter will be sent to all the affected property owners giving the owner time to make the improvements and a list of contractors they can contact. The City can also provide an interest free loan if needed. If the property owner wants to do the work themselves the City can provide a truck to haul concrete away as well as forms to pour the cement into.
If the corner or edges of the sidewalk become raised, and the sidewalk square is in good condition otherwise, the edge can be ground down to make the surface flat eliminating the trip hazard. This is often a much less expensive option for the property owner.
The goal is to prevent trip hazards and reduce liability to property owners if someone were to trip and fall. This helps maintain a safe environment for all to enjoy without injury.
If the property owner does not abate the issue, local ordinances provide for the City to have the repairs made at the owner’s expense.
If anyone has questions they can contact City Hall at 517-369-7334 or stop in during our regular business hours.
Water Main Flushing:During the evenings of June 27th and June 28th the Department of Public Works will be performing routine water system flushing. This is done each spring and fall to clear and remove settled iron particles from the system through the fire hydrants. If you notice any discoloration in your water please flush the taps in your home until they run clear. They will be starting in the northern portion of the City followed by the southern portion.
Matteson Street Construction Update:The contractor for the Matteson Street water main and street reconstruction project has been delayed on another project. Work is expected to now begin on June 27 (or earlier), rather than June 13th. The project completion date is still scheduled for August 18th. We will post more updates on our website and the City's Facebook Page as we have them.
The City Council approved the 2016-2017 budget on June 1. A complete copy of the approved budget can be found by clicking here to view.
Did you know that you can "adopt a truck" from the City of Bronson to load brush, limbs, or other natural materials you want to dispose of? All you need to do is stop in and request a truck and fill out the request form. DPW staff drops off a truck at the requested location (driveway or lawn) on the requested date. You can then load materials to the truck and City staff will pickup the truck the next morning and dump the materials for you. This saves time and energy for residents by not having to bring the materials to the curb as well as saving City DPW staff time. If you have any questions please call 517-369-7334.