By Marie Rohde While the city of Milwaukee is convinced that leaky laterals are a big part of its sewer woes, city officials are struggling to determine whether they have authority to begin inspections on private property if the owner ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan A proposed federal ban on bid preferences for local companies could also prevent Milwaukee from forcing contractors to hire local residents on sewer projects. Wisconsin contractors’ concern over Milwaukee’s 5 percent local bid preference spurred the Clean ...
Tagged with: American Sewer Services Inc. bid preference Biondich Citizen Action of Wisconsin City of Milwaukee Neumann Residents Preference Program Rubicon Scott Walker Tom Barrett Walzak Wisconsin Underground Contractors AssociationRead More »
By Sean Ryan A $3.3 million increase for Milwaukee’s local roads budget is an improvement, said city officials, but falls far short of what’s needed for a project backlog. “We didn’t get into this backlog overnight,” said Alderman Joe Dudzik, ...Read More »
To the editor: Financial incentives funded by the taxpayer for where a business is located? Financial incentives funded by the taxpayer for the geographical area in which employees live? Neither is the right answer. Incentivizing commercial enterprise to perform unnatural ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan A contractor is warning Milwaukee County that paperwork, oversight and program management are unavoidable costs of a local hiring preference for projects. “It might not cost bids, but it will cost taxpayers,” said Larry Rocole, vice president ...Read More »