Recent and Current Projects
- Fire Hydrant Replacement Program:
A crew from D&T Excavation of Wilsonville completed work on replacing fire hydrants. Due to age and construction practices at the time of installation, some fire hydrants that have been serving the City for a long time no longer conform to current standards. The Fire Department for Wood Village, Gresham Fire Department, also has requirements for standardization of attachment ports on hydrants that some of the hydrants in Wood Village could not meet. This project was originally drafted by City engineering staff prioritizing 11 hydrants deemed below standard. This work included the removal of surrounding material, the actual hydrant assembly and replacement of soil and landscaping. The new hydrants are also equipped with Storz adaptors for quick connections by firefighting apparatus. All subsequent new hydrants will be so equipped and the City will also pursue acquiring these fittings for older, though standard, hydrants.After requesting bids from a selected list of qualified contractors, the City contracted with D&T Excavation out of Wilsonville to do the work per the City’s Design & Construction Standards for Public Works Facilities. The Notice to Proceed was March 12th and following insurance and contract authorization, work began April 1st and was completed April 9th, well prior to the contracted completion date of May 28th. The project was also under the budgeted amount of $45,000 which included a change order for unanticipated waterline depth. The original bid amount was $33,400.
Water Meter Replacement Program
The City of Wood Village has implemented a water meter replacement program to replace all meters with new electronic touch read meters. These meters are highly accurate, and have no moving parts to wear out so the new meters will record accurately throughout the life of their 20 year warranty. They are read by simply touching the lid with a hand held wand. The reading is recorded electronically, stored in the receiver and downloaded at City Hall with little chance of human error. This technology speeds up the reading process, reduces errors and is expandable, allowing future technology that will require even less time and labor.
Funding for this project came from user fees for Water service in the City.Please feel free to contact City Hall with any questions. 503-667-6211 or City@ci.Wood-Village.or.us
- Storm Water Master Plan Please click Here for more information on our Storm Water Master Plan Update
- Storm Water Cleaning: In an effort to reduce flooding and protect property, the City has contracted with a company to clean and inspect the storm drain system. To date, several blocked and clogged pipes have been cleared out and are operating with more efficiency. This ongoing project is funded with the Transportation Utility fee.
- Halsey Road Upgrade: This project being completed by Multnomah County will rebuild the roadway section on Halsey between 238th and 244th. This project is slated to start in mid May.
- Wood Village Blvd Sewer and Water Line Extension:If you’ve been caught in the recent traffic delays or simply wondering what the construction is that’s going on between the Mountain View Apartments and the Ukranian Bible Church, the City began construction on the waterline and sanitary sewer extension project. The work extends water and sewer lines from the north end of the existing Wood Village Blvd. at Arata Rd. to Halsey St. The City has contracted with CG Constructors LLC from Salem to perform the work.Arata Road from 238th to 223rd will be reconstructed next summer (2014). Before a new roadway is built, we want to make sure the underground utilities are in good shape and complete. The extension of water and sewer lines from Arata to Halsey are identified in the City’s Wastewater Master Plan and Water System Facility Plan to make sure there is adequate capacity to allow the full development of the Multnomah Kennel Club site and surrounding properties and providing a looped waterline system in this area.Since Wood Village Blvd. is a Multnomah County owned right-of-way and future street but within the city limits of the City of Fairview, Wood Village coordinated work with the County and Fairview to complete the installation of these utilities prior to the roadway and storm water construction next year. This project installed approximately 650 linear feet of 8-inch waterline, the construction of approximately 650 linear feet of 8-inch sanitary sewer line including connections and manholes, construction of a diversion manhole in Arata Rd., erosion and sediment control, traffic control, private utility protection, and asphalt and concrete sidewalk surface repair.The City solicited bids in January of this year and awarded the contract to CG Constructors, LLC of Salem, Oregon in the amount of $128,780.00 and work began March 7th with mobilization of equipment and material. The deadline for this project’s completion was May 28, 2012. Except for the additional cost for flaggers during the traffic delays on Halsey St. and extra cost for over-excavation as a result of large boulders found while digging the trenches, the project came in well below the budgeted amount and close to the bid amount.