Milwaukee’s Public Works Committee on Wednesday will consider hiring a consultant to study City Hall’s foundation.
The contract to come up with a plan to repair the deteriorating foundation would be for about $700,000. If the resolution is approved, the city will hire Brookfield-based Facility Value Management LLC to study the condition and rate of deterioration of City Hall’s wood piles and water recharge systems.
The consultant will complete a report at the end of the inspection, according to the city resolution, and identify the immediate and recommended areas where work is needed, as well as cost estimates and time schedules for the work.
• Also on Wednesday, Milwaukee lawmakers will consider a resolution directing the Department of Public Works to conduct a feasibility and cost study of the eighth floor of City Hall.
The studies will be used to determine if the eighth floor could be used for a banquet facility and historical exhibition space.
If the Public Works Committee and Common Council approves the resolution it would allow the DPW to spend up to $20,500 on the study, which would be taken out of the DPW’s 2012 space planning, alterations and engineering account.
The DPW, according to the resolution, needs to have a written report submitted to the Public Works Committee by Sept. 12.
— Kirsten Klahn
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