Reed City continues seeking bids for Hersey River Dam project


REED CITY — Engineering bids are still being sought for removal of the Hersey River Dam, according to Reed City Manager Ron Howell.

At a city council meeting on Aug. 17, Howell discussed the goal with council to keep the issue moving forward. He said the current goal is to remove the steel sheet piling, which is protruding into the river, causing a large hazard to those using the river for recreational purposes.

In more business, council members approved a motion to seek bids for a water main project located at the corner of Todd Avenue and West Stimson Street. The estimated cost of the project is about $275,000, Howell said, and the Reed City Downtown Development Authority is helping pick up some of the expense.

In other business, the council:

  • approved a motion to allow the Reed City DDA the ability to spend about $3,000 for Christmas decoration pieces and installation each year for the next three years;
  • approved a motion seeking playground equipment bids for equipment to be located at Westerburg Park, Rambadt Park and the Reed City Depot; and
  • thanked the Reed City Police Department, fire department and department of public works for "excellent" service during the Great American Crossroads Celebration.