The Gardiner City Council on Wednesday is expected to name winning bid for the demolition of the former steel fabricator T.W. Dick Co. properties on Summer Street.

Councilors are also expected to get an update on the storm water study that has been undertaken as part of a city-wide paving plan.

Contaminants have been found on three of the four former T.W. Dick properties that require remediation before development can take place on those properties, and city officials have secured funds from federal and state sources to assess and clean up those properties.

The city’s consultant, Ransom Consulting, is expected to discuss the proposed cleanup schedule and what’s required to accomplish that by next spring. The deadline to submit bids for consideration was Friday. A parcel at 1 Summer St. is expected to be developed into a medical arts building, while another at 24 Summer St. could be the site of affordable senior housing.

When the Gardiner City Council approved the municipal budget in June, it included funding for a city-wide paving plan that is investing $1.3 million in addressing the worst of the city’s roads in the next few years. In addition, $655,000 has been identified to fix the city’s worst sidewalks.

But before paving can start, city officials have said they want problems with the storm water system taken care of. Because Gardiner has secured a $30,000 grant from the state of Maine to help with the storm water study that’s planned, the scope of the project is able to be expanded. Representatives from Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, which has been hired by the city to work on the project, are expected to present what they have found so far. Residents in the affected areas have been invited to attend a public hearing.

“We’re looking for feedback on the initial findings,” Morelli said Monday, “and any feedback they feel can help with addressing storm water issues.”

The City Council will also:

• hold a public hearing and have a second read of the General Assistance Ordinance amendments;

• consider setting priorities for Ordinance Review Committee tasks;

• consider making appointments to the Cobbossee Trail Steering Committee;

• consider board and committee appointments;

• consider granting liquor license renewals for the A1 Diner, the Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center and the Craft Beer Cellar;

• consider granting special event permits for downtown trick or treating and Octoberfest Family Fun Day on the Gardiner Common.

The Gardiner City Council meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday in city council chambers in the Gardiner City Hall, 6 Church St. The meetings are also streamed lived at GardinerMaine.com.

Jessica Lowell — 621-5632

[email protected]

Twitter: @JLowellKJ


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