Refuse department makes improvements at baler facility

By Cathy Sherman For The Cordova Times

Investing in our infrastructure helps the City keep costly repairs at bay and long overdue for some capital improvements is the refuse department’s baler facility.  City Council passed a $90,000 capital improvement project to upgrade and make necessary improvements on the facility this year.

The work, being done by local contractor Eagle Construction, consists of a new locker room, a new emergency shower, a tool room and an office. There will be new doors mounted in the baler work room and improved overhead bay lighting. To meet OSHA requirements, snow stops will be placed on the roof.

These improvements will make a marked difference in the working conditions of the Refuse Division Team consisting of Todd Mair, Aaron deVille, Chris Mallory, Nolan Buehrle and Jed Stene. Aaron Muma, Superintendent supervises the team and Rich Rogers Public Works Director oversees the Division.

Welcome interim city manager, Police Chief Mike Hicks

Please welcome Police Chief Mike Hicks as the interim city manager. Following in the footsteps of Randy Robertson, who recently resigned to assume a position as City Manager in Aberdeen Maryland, Hicks is a long time Cordovan who will serve the City well until a full time manager has been selected.

Update on Paving of South Fill and Railroad Avenue

Drainage work and surface preparation continues.  Please observe traffic signage and detours.  Asphalt import and placement has been delayed due to a regional shortage of asphaltic emulsion (Paving oil).  For the next week or so Railroad Avenue will be intermittently closed as well as Nicholoff for grading. Paving is now scheduled to take place July 16th. Watch the City website for more updates.