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City Construction Impact on Library Operations

City Construction Impact on Library Operations

Oct 26th, 2017
03:50 PM
22 days ago

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Landscapers are working on the side drive retaining wall by the Playground this week. They are also finishing up the area behind the sidewalk up by the building on the parking lot side. Please be careful. The work may continue next week.

Sep 1st, 2017
11:14 AM
about 2 months ago

The Spring St. driveway entrance is now a ONE WAY ENTRANCE, you cannot exit onto Spring St. anymore. Please keep this in mind when coming to the library and leaving the parking lot.

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Aug 25th, 2017
04:02 PM
about 2 months ago

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The parking lot will be closed to all traffic on Monday, August 28 for paving to take place (weather depending). Please use street parking and the Spring Street entrance to the library. You can always phone, text, or email the library if you would like to renew items.

Aug 25th, 2017
10:14 AM
about 2 months ago

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Grading has begun on the library parking lot. Please use extreme caution if you are entering from the parking lot as the path narrows up by the garage. Thank you for your patience.

Aug 10th, 2017
04:41 PM
about 3 months ago

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New cement and asphalt will be laid for the parking lot next so at the moment we have a make-shift sidewalk. It is gravel, so be careful, but there is still access to our outside book drop.

Aug 2nd, 2017
04:07 PM
about 3 months ago

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The library ventilation well on the side drive is being replaced as part of the City side drive reconstruction. It was collapsing so just in the nick of time!

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Meanwhile the ventilation well at the receiving entrance also on the verge of collapsing is being worked on. There is an outdoor book return available at the parking lot side of the building by the garage that you can use.

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The Spring Street entrance to the back parking lot is closed. Please use the entrance off Third Street while the City Construction Project is in progress and use caution when visiting the library.

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Thanks to everyone for letting us know that the fountain in the City Stormwater Retention Pond behind the library is not working. The Library Administrator notified the City Officials and Parks Department Supervisor who is responsible for the pond. Hopefully the duck family living in the pond area won't have long to wait for the fountain to begin working again. The fountain stopped working before the construction began so we don't think the malfunction is related to that project though we can't be 100% sure.

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Jul 20th, 2017
04:56 PM
about 3 months ago

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The City contractor expects construction of all areas impacted by the City construction work around the library to be completed before school starts, September 5th. The timetable and various phases of the project are dynamic changing from day to day and hour to hour. 

The North Spring Street entrance to the library parking area is closed. The library book return into the building will be closed during construction.  The Third Street entry to the library is open. Temporary handicap stalls have been placed closest to the building in the parking lot. The contractors left a walkway outside the barricaded area for patrons to walk up from the parking lot to the library sidewalk. The book return by the library garage will be available until further notice. Please practice caution when driving, walking or biking in the vicinity of the library. Please contact the City Engineering Department if you have questions related to the City Construction project.

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Jun 7th, 2017
03:39 PM
about 5 months ago

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The city awarded a contract for more than $130,000 worth of improvements to the Beaver Dam Community Library and back parking lot site by unanimous vote. Click the photo for more details.

Jan 12th, 2017
10:53 AM
about 10 months ago

Stormwater ponds are constructed to collect and store pollutants in the water that runs off streets and are not meant for swimming or fishing. Click to read the full news release. The police would like to have the person or person(s) who witness students or others engaging in behavior in or around the pond area that worries them to call 920-887-4612 the non-emergency police dispatch number.  In the event you witness a dangerous or illegal activity call 911. Thank you.

Questions or concerns you have related to the pond can be referred to Mayor Tom Kennedy at (920) 887-4600 x 398 or Ritchie Piltz the Director of Facilities and Engineering at (920) 356-2543.

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Nov 17th, 2016
12:55 PM
about 1 year ago

Good news, more parking behind the public library is available! The parking lot behind the library next to the Third Street Stormwater Retention Pond is open!  Questions or concerns you have related to the pond can be referred to Mayor Tom Kennedy at (920) 887-4600 x 398 or Ritchie Piltz the Director of Facilities and Engineering at (920) 356-2543.

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Did you know that the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA) regulates the number of handicap stalls a parking lot must have? The minimum number of accessible parking spaces required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for the expanded parking lot (100 plus stalls) behind the library is 5.  Accessible spaces must connect to the shortest possible accessible route to the accessible building entrance or facility they serve. Thus the first 5 parking stalls closest to the library are designated handicap parking stalls.

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The police would like to have the person or person(s) who witness students or others engaging in behavior in or around the pond area that worries them to call 920-887-4612 the non-emergency police dispatch number.  In the event you witness a dangerous or illegal activity call 911. Thank you.

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Oct 25th, 2016
12:01 PM
about 1 year ago

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The Library Board authorized increasing available handicap stalls now

rather than waiting until next year when the Library parking lot is

scheduled to be reconstructed. In 2017 both lots will become one

expanded library lot and to meet ADA parking guidelines 5 stalls

will be required per the ADA handicap parking stall ratio.

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People with disabilities who use our library daily finally have

the stalls they have been asking for. The first 5 stalls up by the building

now have the handicap symbol in place.

Oct 25th, 2016
11:18 AM
about 1 year ago

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Parking Lot transition seam complete fix has still not happened. Please watch your step!

Parking stalls eliminated as part of the plan

The lines have been blacked out on these stalls which were not included in the expanded

parking area plan. Drivers need turning room to the right and left entering the lot. The

vehicles parking directly in front of the pond also need to be able to back up and exit

their stalls.

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Please be aware that there is room between the limestone stacks to drive thru. Be cautious

when driving around the pond and parking in front of it.

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And finally the light pole has still not been installed in the large parking area.

So it is dark out there for walkers and those driving. We issued staff members

flashlights to help them navigate when leaving at night.

Oct 25th, 2016
11:14 AM
about 1 year ago

Clark, the executive officer of Liv4prairie, is attending school at UW-La Crosse. Her company was hired by the city of Beaver Dam to plant prairie gardens around the state-mandated ponds at the Family Center, Patrick Parker Conley BMX Skate Park and behind Beaver Dam Community Library. Find the full article that appeared in the Daily Citizen by clicking on the link.

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Oct 25th, 2016
11:07 AM
about 1 year ago

People have been asking about this so the Library Board checked with the officials responsible for the pond. Below is the reply:

The fountain and aeration equipment is ordered and because we are so late in the year with winter approaching these items will be installed and operational next spring. These items are typically removed each year from the other ponds in town so it would be foolish to install them now and then remove them in a few weeks.

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Library staff notified the City that someone saw a muskrat dragging grass and twigs into the concrete drain pipes and Mike (the official) thanked us for the wildlife update. The person who reported this to staff was concerned about the drain becoming plugged. 

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Sep 28th, 2016
12:35 PM
about 1 year ago

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There is a dip not a gentle slope where the 2 parking lots meet. Please be careful when traversing the seam area. The City is working on a solution to make the seam more seamless. It is also a little dark at night as the 2nd light post has not been installed yet.

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Sep 7th, 2016
10:35 AM
about 1 year ago

The Middle School Principal has asked us to notify library patrons they should not park in the Middle School playground area anymore as Phy. Ed. starts this week. Thank you.

A big shout out and thank you to the Middle School Administration for allowing Library staff and patrons to park in the playground area this summer. Thanks to Principal Casper and Superintendent Vessey we have  had someplace close and convenient to park since July 11th when the stormwater pond construction began. 

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The parking lot behind the Beaver Dam Community Library adjacent to the Stormwater Retention Pond is now open! Due to anticipated congestion on N. Spring Street with School starting and 4th street reconstruction taking place we recommend entering and exiting the lot on Third Street. Construction of the Stormwater Retention Pond behind the lot and library continues so be careful when driving thru the lot. 

Sep 1st, 2016
12:37 PM
about 1 year ago

Library Parking Lot Expanded

The Parking lot behind the library adjacent to the Stormwater Retention Pond is now open! Due to anticipated congestion on N. Spring Street with School starting and 4th street reconstruction taking place we recommend entering and exiting the lot on Third St. Construction of the Stormwater Retention Pond behind the lot and library continues so be careful when driving thru the lot.

Aug 24th, 2016
01:56 PM
about 1 year ago

People have been asking what type of Pond the City is constructing behind the library (retention or detention?). The pond behind the library is a retention pond with a normal water height of 5 feet, upper limit of water depth at 10 feet and maximum water depth under extreme conditions before over-topping the side bank of 13 feet.

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Aug 18th, 2016
04:35 PM
about 1 year ago

Library parking availability should improve in September according to the City's project Contractor.  Any concerns you have related to the pond can be referred to the Mayor or Ritchie Piltz the Director of Facilities and Engineering.

  • Phone: 
    (920) 356-2543---Ritchie Piltz Engineering
  • Phone: 
    (920) 887-4600 x 398---Mayor Kennedy

People visiting the Library have asked about the water levels expected in the pond. Here is the information the Engineer provided:

Normal water depth in the pond is 5 feet.
Normal upper limit of water depth (flow entering 4’ wide by 6’ long outfall structure) is 10 feet.
Maximum water depth under extreme conditions before over-topping the side bank is 13 feet.
Aug 18th, 2016
04:18 PM
about 1 year ago

The Third Street Water Quality Pond being constructed behind the Library is a Stormwater Retention Pond. Click the link to find out what the difference between the Retention and Detention pond is. The Engineer of the pond has provided us with this information on expected water levels.

Normal water depth in the pond is 5 feet.
Normal upper limit of water depth (flow entering 4’ wide by 6’ long outfall structure) is 10 feet.
Maximum water depth under extreme conditions before over-topping the side bank is 13 feet.
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The pond will fill up with water after the stormwater sewers are installed and connected.