Multi-family apartments on Pine Street now under construction A new construction project is taking shape on the east side of Stanley on Pine Street, and when it’s done, the city will have still …
Multi-family apartments on Pine Street now under construction
A new construction project is taking shape on the east side of Stanley on Pine Street, and when it’s done, the city will have still more housing to grow the population. We caught up recently with Kortni Wolf as a Senior Development Administrator with S. C. Swiderski to get an update on how things are progressing, This is what she had to say.
“Construction started in June 2021,” Wolf related of the 48 apartment development split between three buildings. “The first building is anticipated to open in the Spring of 2022. We anticipate the entire project being completed by late Summer 2022.
Sold by the City to Swiderski for $2,700, the land was most recently valued at much more than this, specifically $335,220, with a duo of maneuvers transferring the property from Shane C. and Sheila A. Swiderski of Mosinee to SCS Stanley Estates LLC, as listed in the real estate transfers from the June 24 issue. So what will the property have when completed? Wolf shared more on the soon coming multi-family apartments.
“SCS Stanley will feature 48 apartments,” she said of local residential options to come. “ We are beyond excited to bring much-needed market- rate housing to the City of Stanley!” paying credit to the City staff as an “incredible partner,” Wolf went on to related that the 48 apartments will be split 16 each to a building, with options including both one and two bedroom, along with one building to feature a three-bedroom option as well.
“Each building has eight units on the lower level and eight units on the upper level,” she related. In addition, the soon coming units will feature private entrances, a balcony or patio, and in-unit laundry alongside appliances and detached garages.
Wolf shared that rent rates “include heat, water, cable, and Wi-Fi as well as trash/snow removal and lawn care.” S. C. Swiderski will have their own in-house maintenance team and local property management with the development as well.
Wolf said that “the existing regional stormwater pond will service our site,” and that there would be two dumpsters on site for use by tenants. Blue pipe or similar on site, she said, “would be for utility installation.” Pine Street had water extended for the Shopko project earlier last decade, meaning the pipe in question would likely relate to on-site hookups. So what else might be new in Stanley? For that, we turn to department reports from the most recent Council meeting, and specifically the Water report.
“Brunner Well Drilling came and reinstalled the motor in Well No. 8,” Water Operator Don Goettl wrote the city in part of the past two weeks. Once the results of a Bacti sample taken June 30 came back the well could be put back online.
In addition, the water department had Diggers Hotline locates, along with employee Travis starting “to exercise the valves for the year, per DNR and PSC requirements.”
At the same time, RO skid No. 1 had a “CIP Process done to it,” and Water Well Solutions should be in town July 18 to see if Well No. 10 is as low as it seems or if the screen is plugging, using a televised feed to get to the source. For now, Well No. 10 has been reduced to pull 250 GPM (gallons per minute) as opposed to 390 GPM. Among work planned for the next two weeks in addition to normal plant operations and the above, meanwhile, is to Clean Ozone Pump No. 1, with Goettl and another employee attending a class on Wells in Rice Lake July 14.
“The wells gained around 1 foot in static level with the nice amount of rain we had lately,” Goettl told the Council. “We are still down about three feet of static level, for a normal year at this time.” Shifting from Water to Wastewater, Operator Nick Martin also had a list of things to fill the Council in on.
Regarding the last two weeks, Martin said that there had been “TSS testing on industries and influent and effluent,” or otherwise what flows in and out, to parse the latter half of the sentence. Additionally, there had been sludge pumping to reed beds, and the Wastewater department was continuing optimization to consistently meet new Phosphorus limits, set at 0.075.
Adjustments had been made to wasting levels in a bid to maintain Biological Phosphorous Removal, while the sewers by Courtesy and Family Dollar had recently been flushed out. Meanwhile, a pump on 8th Avenue had been pulled “due to clogging,” with no further elaboration made on the matter.
See SWIDERSKI, Page 7
The site of the SC Swiderski multifamily apartments on Pine Street Junction is beginning to take shape, with a massive pile of dirt just off camera ot the left.
FROM PAGE 3 As to the weeks to come, Martin reported in addition to daily plant operations that there was a DMR report for the DNR, along with more sludge pumping, working maintenance, and sewer jetting.
Closing out last with the Police update, Chief Weiland noted in part that Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers had signed into law Wisconsin Act 48, thereby addressing the banning of choke holds “except in circumstances of self-defense or life-threatening situations,” the Chief wrote. Addressed by Wisconsin Act 49 meanwhile, was public access to policies regarding the use of force by law enforcement.
“The new legislation requires that agencies post their use of force policy on the website of their municipality for public viewing,” Chief Weiland wrote the Council. “I will be working with Nicole to make this update but to take it one step further, we will be publishing our entire policy and procedures manual on the police department portion of the city website for public access.
Last but not least, conditional offers of full-time employment currently exist for Officer Kevin Hagmann with the Rice lake PD and Christian LeMay with Coby-Abbotsford.
“I am expecting their resignation in the coming days as a result,” Weiland wrote, meaning that Stanley and Boyd may both need to look for law enforcement help, as Hagmann currently serves in both communities— time will tell.