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Algonquin board to consider road survey

ALGONQUIN – A survey of street conditions in town is set to take place under a Public Works Department proposal.

The village board on Tuesday is scheduled to vote on whether to work with Infrastructure Management Services to do a survey of the village's roadways. The survey would provide "usable" data to allow the village to analyze the needs of the transportation network.

The data will help the village analyze the needs in future capital improvement program strategies, Public Works Director Robert Mitchard wrote in a village memo.

Performing a survey of the roads is expected to cost up to $33,355.

"The proposed pavement surface condition survey will accurately reflect current pavement conditions," Donald L. Hardt, manager of Client Services for IMS wrote in a letter to the village.

IMS also can look at the condition of pavement striping, pavement markings, sidewalks, and curb and gutter among other things.

IMS has done work in Cary, St. Charles, and in Lake County, among other municipalities and areas.

The company will provide digital images of roads, which can be beneficial when assessing damage from an unforeseen event, according to IMS.

If approved, the company would be surveying 138 miles of road in the village.

The village board also is scheduled to vote on whether to spend $316,000 as part of the final year of its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (of SCADA) System upgrade.

This is the third year of the project, according to a memo written by Utilities Superintendent Andrew Warmus.

Work would include obtaining and installing equipment, correction of sub-code and failing electrical issues, among other things.

The upgrades for this fiscal year would be for water treatment plant one, and its associated wells and water storage facilities, Warmus wrote.

To attend

What: Algonquin Village Board

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Ganek Municipal Center, 2200 Harnish Drive

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