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Onsite Construction Representative: Isak Fruchtman (Strand), 414.982.2300 x1535

Overall Project Manager: Ben Wood, P.E., (Strand), 414.271.0771

Public Water Main and Well Construction Update – 7/8/21

  • Lake Street storm sewer lining is being conducted by Visu-Sewer as part of the overall project and will take place during the month of July
  • Work Zone A, Good Hope Road from Main Street to Lannon Road, will continue.
    • Water main and public lateral installation are anticipated be completed by 7/9, with disinfection and testing completed by 7/14.
    • Contractor will begin grading and installing curb and gutter the week of 7/12.
  • Work Zone K, Good Hope Private Driveway (West of Lannon Elementary), will begin the week of 7/12.
  • See the chart below for the anticipated schedule for other work areas. Note: On-going schedule modifications are taking place in order to accommodate Cars on Main and Lannon 90th festivities.

Public Water Main and Well Construction Update – 7/2/21

  • No work will take place from Saturday, 7/3 through Monday, 7-5.
  • Lake Street storm sewer lining is being conducted by Visu-Sewer as part of the overall project and will take place during the month of July
  • Work Zone A, Good Hope Road from Main Street to Lannon Road, will continue.
    • Water main and public lateral installation are anticipated be completed the week of 7/6, with disinfection and testing completed by 7/14.
    • Contractor will begin grading and installing curb and gutter by approximately 7/8.
  • Work Zone K, Good Hope Private Driveway (West of Lannon Elementary), will begin on 7/8.
  • See the chart below for the anticipated schedule for other work areas.
Work AreaProject LocationAnticipated Start Date
(Subject to Change)
AGood Hope Road from W. Main Street to Lannon RoadOngoing
BLannon Road from W. Main Street to the northOctober 26, 2021
CW. Main Street from Townline Road to Flagstone PassAugust 2, 2021
DGood Hope Road from Lannon Road to east of Emerald DriveSeptember 23, 2021
EDiamond Drive from Good Hope Road to the southSeptember 23, 2021
FW. Edgewood Drive and Circle DriveSeptember 23, 2021
GW. Main Street and Townline Road RoundaboutSeptember 6, 2021
HState Street, Hemlock Lane, Bay Street, N. Lake Street, and Vine StreetOctober 12, 2021
ILannon Road from Elementary School to Diamond DriveOctober 22, 2021
JParkview Drive and Forestview DriveOctober 22, 2021
KGood Hope Private Driveway (West of Lannon Elementary)July 12, 2021
LTownline Road from W. Main Street to the northSeptember 22, 2021
MF and W CourtNovember 22, 2021
Water Service Expansion Work Zones

Private Property Work Construction Update – 7/2/21

  • Mid City will contact property owners after the water main has been installed to schedule completion of the private property work.
  • Note that if you do not provide access to the Contractor, you will become liable for additional costs related to the delays (extra mobilizations, overtime pay, etc.).
  • The Village Board has placed a temporary moratorium on the mandatory well abandonment aspect of the Village Ordinances. The Board will consider an ordinance revision that may allow private wells to be kept for outdoor use, but not for drinking water.
  • For folks on existing water main, contact the Village regarding a 5-year payment plan option if you cannot pay your $7,692 impact fee in full at the time of connection.

Public Water Main and Well Construction Update – 6/7/21

  • USDA-RD has delivered “closing instructions” to the Village, signifying their approval of the application documents.
  • The Village Board awarded the public water main construction bid to Vinton Construction Company of Two Rivers, WI.
  • Vinton’s low bid of $5,459,392.50 was less than the USDA-RD budget.
  • Water Main Construction should start by the end of June or early July.
  • The area that Vinton plans to start work will be updated on this page as soon as the information is available.
  • Water main installation is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021.
  • Roadway construction is scheduled for completion by June of 2022.
  • Well upgrades are expected to proceed in the Fall of 2021.

Private Property Work Construction Update – 6/7/21

  • Mid City has completed as much work as possible until Vinton begins installing public water mains. Mid-City will resume work when the public water main work is underway.
  • The Village Board has placed a temporary moratorium on the mandatory well abandonment aspect of the Village Ordinances. The Board will consider an ordinance revision that may allow private wells to be kept for outdoor use, but not for drinking water.
  • Thank you to all who have turned in your agreement. Note that if you do not provide access to the Contractor, you will become liable for additional costs related to the delays (extra mobilizations, overtime pay, etc.).
  • For folks on existing water main, contact the Village regarding a 5-year payment plan option if you cannot pay your $7,692 impact fee in full at the time of connection.

Policy Updates – 6/7/21

  • A group of organized citizens has expressed their concerns and allegations of fraud to the Wisconsin DNR, the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, the Village Police Chief, the Village Board, Waukesha County, the USDA Rural Development Department, and to State Representatives. An individual even contacted the FBI alleging that the Village committed fraud. These allegations have been heard by these entities. The USDA-RD legal department has reviewed Lannon’s application materials thoroughly. The following responses affirm that Lannon’s project will proceed:
    • Mandatory connections are a requirement of the USDA-RD funding imposed by USDA-RD in their Letter of Conditions. This is common to USDA-RD funded projects and not unique to Lannon.
    • USDA-RD has indicated their legal counsel has reviewed Lannon’s application materials and has found no fraud.
    • USDA-RD has indicated that the impact fees that Lannon is imposing are common to nearly every community that undertakes a similar project.
    • USDA-RD has indicated that private well water quality was not a criterion for loan and grant eligibility or award.
    • The Village Attorney indicated that Lannon’s Impact Fee determination follows its past imposition, and together with the Special Assessment being used, constitute methodologies consistent with Wisconsin State Statutes and should be defended as validly formulated. This was discussed at length with Trustee Kelly Jenson, President Don Sommers, and resident Chris Barber at a meeting with the Village Attorney and Village Engineer that took place on May 7, 2021.
  • The Village Attorney is working with a family with a unique health concern related to municipal water to identify a reasonable accommodation.
  • The project is otherwise proceeding as outlined in the public hearing presentation.
  • The Village Board voted 5-2 to affirm its support for proceeding with the Water System Expansion Project on April 21, 2021 following the Spring, 2021 election.
  • The Village Board voted 6-0 to appoint Trustee Patrick Yates as the authorized representative of the Village Board for all matters relating to the Water System Expansion to all consultants, contractors, governmental agencies, and financing entities. Trustee Yates continues to make himself available to discuss the project with anyone who is interested.
  • The Village Board voted 7-0 in May 2021 to place a temporary moratorium on the enforcement of the well abandonment aspect of the Village Ordinances. The Village Board will be considering an ordinance revision that may allow residents to keep their wells for outside use only, not for drinking water.

Private Property Work Construction Update – 1/14/21 – 1/30/21

  • 155 of 168 residential property owner agreements have been turned in to date. Thank you to all who have turned in your agreement. Note that if you do not provide access to the Contractor, you will become liable for additional costs related to the delays (extra mobilizations, overtime pay, etc).
  • Private service lateral installation is proceeding throughout the Village, including Lake, Vine, Forestview, Parkview, Good Hope Road, and Main Street.
  • Basement “Pre-Piping” is taking place in the same areas. Once the pre-piping is complete, the water meters will be installed when the water main is ready.
  • 4 properties have been converted to municipal water since December 2020.
  • The Village Board voted to approve the first application for payment by the Contractor ($63,840), which has been forwarded to Waukesha County CDBG for processing and payment.
  • Note, for folks on existing water main, contact the Village regarding a 5-year payment plan option if you cannot pay your $7,692 impact fee in full at the time of connection.

Private Property Work Construction Update – 12/17/20 – 12/31/20

  • Final Notice of agreements for the County to cover the cost of your private plumbing work were sent by certified mail on 12/10/2020. Final deadline is December 18, 2020. If you have outstanding questions, please contact Mid City or the Village Engineer immediately. Many answers to the questions appearing on social media are answered on this webpage.  If you do not return the agreement, you are acknowledging that you will hire your own contractor and pay them at your own cost to complete the work without assistance of County grants.
  • Private service laterals are being installed in the areas of Lake, State, and Vine Streets.
  • Mid City is off on December 24th and 25th as well as December 31st and January 1st.

Public Water Main and Well Construction Update

  • USDA-RD is preparing “closing instructions” so that the Village can advertise the project for bids.
  • Water main bids will be advertised in February.
  • Well acquisition is in progress.

WELL ABANDONMENT GRANT UPDATE – 12/15/20

  1. Well estimate forms are at Village Hall and on the Village’s website.
  2. Well Abandonment Grant applications are due approximately 1 month prior to the start of well abandonment work on your property.
    • Applications are not due by December 10th as indicated in the letter sent to residents impacted by the project.
    • DNR indicated they need to be submitted before the work is done.
    • Mid-City and CTW do not plan to start well abandonments until March.
    • Please apply by the end of February 2021.
  3. If your taxable income will be less in 2020 than it was in 2019, it is to your advantage to wait until January to submit your well abandonment grant form. Well Abandonment Grant eligibility is based on the income of the most recent full year’s taxable income. Contact Sandy Chancellor at DNR for special circumstances such as  a recent change in employment: (608) 275-3206.