Ham Lake approves public works items

The Ham Lake City Council Monday night (May 21) approved a few projects for the public works department.

The city will re-roof the facility used by the building inspectors and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office to park its squad cars while in Ham Lake. Public Works Superintendent Tom Reiner received a quote of $9,356 from The Gopher Company for this project.

Reiner said this is being done because the shingles on the building are brittle and past their useful life.

The open and heated pavilions at Ham Lake Park will both get new roofs at a combined cost of $13,710. The Gopher Company will also be working on this.

Reiner said the shingles are curling and cracking and need to be replaced. These park pavilions were constructed in 1996.

The city will also spend $33,000 to purchase a used bucket truck, which could be used for tree trimming and emergency siren repairs, for example. Reiner said the bucket truck can lift crew up to 55 feet in the air.

“It’s one of those things we have to do,” he said.

All these projects are financed by accounts that receive money from the city’s general fund.

Eric Hagen is at [email protected]