Project Background

The Village is extending safe, reliable municipal drinking water in response to a decades long issue with fecal bacteria contamination of private wells

Construction Updates

Questions?

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 – 7/23/21

  • 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:
    • Water main installation and testing is complete.
    • Road paving and restoration is ongoing.
    • Road will re-open to through-traffic the week of 7/26.
  • Work Zone K, Good Hope Private Driveway (West of Lannon Elementary):
    • Water main installation and testing is complete.
    • Road reconstruction and restoration is ongoing.
  • Work Zone C, W. Main Street from Townline Road to Flagstone Pass:
    • Traffic control signs will start to be set up the week of 7/26, with the lane closure and partial detour scheduled to start the week of 8/2.
    • Water main installation is scheduled to start the week of 8/2.
  • See the chart below for the anticipated schedule for other work areas. The schedule has been modified to accommodate Cars on Main and Lannon 90th festivities.
Work AreaProject LocationAnticipated Start Date
(Subject to Change)
AGood Hope Road from W. Main Street to Lannon RoadWater main is complete. Road construction is ongoing.
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)Water main is complete. Road construction is ongoing.
LTownline Road from W. Main Street to the northSeptember 22, 2021
MF and W CourtNovember 22, 2021

Private Property Work Construction Update – 7/23/21

  • 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.

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.
Water Service Expansion Work Zones

What is Public vs. Private?

public-versus-private-water-service

Contacts

Patrick Yates, Trustee
Official Village Representative for Water System Expansion Project
262-613-1729

Ben Wood
Village Engineer
414-271-0771

Questions During Construction
Isak Fruchtman
Strand Associates, Inc.
Onsite Engineer During Construction
414.982.2300 x1535

Urgent Construction Matters
Joel Fielding
Vinton Construction Company
920-374-0252

Private Property Plumbing
Mid City Corporation
262-781-5940

Public

Water main and services within the public right of way.

Existing Public Water Mains

These are primarily on Main Street and the Village has been paying the debt since 2008. Properties with an existing main must pay a water impact fee at the time of connection. (~ $7500-$7700)

New Water Main 

These will be installed in 2021 and will be paid by a special assessment. This $15,000 Special Assessment will be applied to the tax bill that you will receive in November 2021 and payments will be spread out over 20 years. The interest rate is 2.25% and the annual payment is $940 per year.

Private

Private property work is being completed by the Village’s contractor, Mid-City Corp, and is being paid for directly by Waukesha County and the Waukesha County Community Foundation. Properties must connect within the six months after the water main is installed in the street in front of the property.

Well abandonment costs will be paid as follows: 50% paid by the Waukesha Community Foundations and 50% paid for by the property owner.

Past Meeting Minutes & Information

Meeting DateMeeting TypeNotice TypeWater System TopicsAttachments
October  2018Mailer SentPost Card–Villagewide
zip code mailing
  • E. coli outbreak public information meeting notice
  • Post Card
October 8, 2018Public Information
Meeting
Post Card–Village
zip code mailing
  • E. coli outbreak information and resources
October 8, 2018Village BoardStandard
  • Public Health Emergency Declaration
  • Direct Engineer to Initiate Study
April 8, 2019Village BoardStandard
  • Engineer Report on USDA Financial
    Assistance Availability
April 25, 2019Village BoardStandard
  • Hamilton School District Water Main Easement
  • Minutes
May 13, 2019Village BoardStandard
  • Presentation of Availability of Water System
    Financing and Technical and Procedural
    Challenges related to Water System Expansion
May 30, 2019Village BoardStandard
  • Consider Cooperative Plan with Lisbon including
    Study of Joint Water System & Review of Proposal
    for Public Information Consultant
July 29, 2019Mailer SentMailing – Villagewide
Zip Code
  • Brochure – Water System Expansion Update
August 14, 2019Public Information
Meeting
Mailing – Villagewide
Zip Code
  • Comprehensive water system expansion
  • Cost to Property Owner
  • USDA Financial Partnership
  • Waukesha County Community Development
    Block Grant (CDBG) financial partnerships
  • Quarry partnerships
  • Schedule
September 9, 2019Village BoardStandard
  • Water System Study Presentation
  • Well Siting Study Engineering Contract
  • USDA-RD Preliminary Report
    Engineering Contract
  • Water Main Impact Fee Ordinance
    Considerations
  • Village Capital Borrowing Needs
October 14, 2019Village BoardStandard
  • Engineering Report on Water System
    Agency Communication and Project
    and Schedule Impacts
  • Engineering Contract for Water System
    Expansion Program Management
  • Geotechnical Engineering Contract for
    Water System Expansion
  • Engineering Contract for Water Main
    Survey and Design
  • Sewer Televising Proposals to televise infrastructure
    adjacent to Planned Water Mains
October 14, 2019Website PostingWebsite Posting
  • QA from August PIM Posted to Village Website
December 9, 2019Village Board Public
Hearing
Standard, Newspaper
  • Public Hearing for USDA Rural Development for
    financial assistance
  • Engineer’s Presentation of Preliminary Engineering
    Report Findings and anticipated financial impact to
    customers
December 18, 2019Lisbon Public
Hearing
Standard
  • Public Hearing for possible cooperative agreement
    between Lisbon and Lannon including the need to
    study a potential joint water system
February 2, 2020Waukesha County
CDBG Board Meeting
Standard
  • Presentation by Engineer of February 5,
    2020 Application for Private Property Plumbing
    Grant
March 9, 2020Village BoardStandard
  • Presentation by Village Engineer regarding
    PSCW’s financial outreach, water system
    expansion, and financial update
March 26, 2020Village BoardStandard
  • Presentation by Village Engineer and Blight
    Determination related to Waukesha County CDBG
    funds
  • Preliminary resolution to start the special assessment
    process for the water system expansion project
April 15, 2020USDA-RD ApprovalsStandard
  • Letter of Conditions
  • Final Preliminary Engineering Report
May 28, 2020Plan CommissionStandard
  • Consideration of Quarry Agreements that would
    in part create the Waukesha County Community
    Foundation’s Village of Lannon Quarry Fund
  • Minutes
June 25, 2020Joint Plan Commission
and Village Board,
Public Hearing
Standard Plus Mailing
to adjacent properties
  • Public Hearing related to quarry agreements
    that will affect the water system expansion
  • Action related to quarry agreements
  • Lannon Stone
    Quarry
    Documents
  • Halquist Stone
    Quarry
    Documents
  • Engineer’s Comments
  • Minutes
July 2, 2020Village BoardStandard
  • Resolution to authorize issuance of sale of water
    revenue bonds for USDA-RD interim financing
July 13, 2020Village BoardStandard
  • Presented by Village Engineer on Water System
    Expansion Update
  • Intergovernmental agreement between
    Waukesha County and Village for CDBG grant
  • Consideration of compulsory water main
    connection ordinance revision
August 10, 2020Village BoardStandard
  • Presentation by Village Engineer of water system
    expansion update, including funding and anticipated
    impacts to Lannon Estates manufactured housing
    residents
  • Water Emergency Response Plan
September 14, 2020Village BoardStandard
  • Approved compulsory (mandatory) connection
    ordinance
  • Approved well abandonment ordinance
September 24, 2020Village Board and
Public Works
Committee
Standard
  • Award Construction Contract 2033 for the Private
    Property Work
October 1, 2020Mailer SentMailing – Villagewide
Zip Code
  • Brochure that Generally Explains the Entire Project
    and Indicates Individual Letters are Forthcoming
October 12, 2020Village BoardStandard
  • Set a Public Hearing Date
October 23, 2020Mailer SentMailing – Villagewide
Zip Code and Each
Property Owner
Mailing Address
Outside of Zip Code
  • Individual Property Owner Letters
November 5, 2020Public HearingStandard, Mailing to
Each Property to be
Special Assessed,
Mailing to Each Impact
Fee Property that Already
has Water Main but is
Not Connected
  • Special Assessment Public Hearing Impact Fee Public
    Hearing
November 9, 2020Village BoardStandard
  • Relocation Order that Begins Eminent
    Domain of the Lannon Estates Well
    Facility
  • Approval of the Impact Fee Study and
    Ordinance
  • Approval of the Special Assessment
    Final Resolution
November 18, 2020Village BoardStandard
  • Relocation Order related to Lannon Estates
    Well Facility
  • Authorize a Full Narrative Appraisal of the
    Lannon Estates Well Facility
December 4, 2020Website PostingWebsite Posting
  • FAQ in Response to Concerned Citizen Meeting
December 14, 2020Village BoardStandard
  • Water Utility Operating Budget and Projected
    Cash Flow
  • Certified Survey Map of the Lannon Estates
    Well Facility
  • Update on Well Abandonment Grant
  • Advisory Opinion by Village Attorney related
    to Property Owner Agreements