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Ground broken for new water tower

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nearly three years of planning came to fruition Wednesday as ground was broken at Craig Park for a new water tower. Participating in the groundbreaking were (front, left) Brazil Assistant Supervisor of Water Distribution Stoney Lalen, Clay County Council member Rita Rothrock, Brazil Clerk-Treasurer Karen McQueen, Brazil Assistant Planning Administrator Elsie Hawkins, City Council member Brad Deal, Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw, Brazil Water Superintendent Jake Raubuch, Clay County Commissioner Charlie Brown, City Council member Bill Lovett, Brazil Board of Public Works and Safety member John Nelson, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Raymond Staub, City Council members Sam Glover and Pat Heffner, Commissioner Paul Sinders, (back, left) Hannum, Wagle and Cline Engineering Professional Engineers Matthew Pierce and Brian Pohlar, Brazil Assistant Supervisor of Water Distribution Dick Vanatti, Brazil Planning Administrator Stacy Gibbens, B & T Drainage and Excavating Supervisor John Boyer, M.K. Betts Engineering and Contracting Project Manager Dave Grimes, Engineering Fluid, Inc. Field Engineer Tim Hovda, Brazil City Attorney Bob Pell and Caldwell Tanks Senior Project Manager Mat Daoust. Jason Jacobs Photo. [Order this photo]
Projects are now in motion.

On Wednesday, representatives from the City of Brazil, Hannum, Wagle and Cline (HWC) Engineering, Terre Haute, Caldwell Tanks, Louisville, Ky., along with other officials and contractors stuck the first shovels in the ground in Craig Park, marking the start of construction on the new water tower.

"This is the beginning of a fresh start for the city," Mayor Ann Bradshaw told The Brazil Times. "However, there is still a lot of work ahead of us to be done."

Caldwell Tanks will be constructing the 750,000-gallon tower, which is one of five major projects included in plans to improve the city's water distribution system.

With winter only a few months away, progress will be a bit limited.

"Our goal is to have the foundation completed before winter comes, then come back in early March to start working on the pedestal," Caldwell Senior Project Manager Mat Daoust said.

HWC Professional Engineer/City Engineer Brian Pohlar told The Brazil Times Caldwell will fabricate the parts for the tank itself during the winter months.

Depending on weather conditions, the tower is anticipated to be completed within 12-15 months.

"The mayor has been great in spearheading this," Brazil Water Superintendent Jake Raubuch told The Brazil Times. "This new tower has been a long-time coming and its like a prayer has been answered."

This story will be updated.

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Go Mayor Bradshaw Goooooo! WTG!!! You rock!

-- Posted by karenmeister on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 3:18 PM

Nothing like a politician photo op.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 3:53 PM

Lee, they got the job done, didn't they?

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 12:10 AM

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