Gutermuth Road / Wood Glen Sanitary Sewer NID
The Gutermuth Road/Wood Glen NID is a proposal to design and construct approximately 1,620 feet of sanitary sewer main and lateral connections to 12 properties currently on private septic systems. The main would extend from an existing sanitary manhole on the Spellmann or Estates at Timberleaf properties to the rear of Lot 11 in the Wood Glen subdivision. The NID would encompass five properties along Gutermuth Road, one property along Motherhead Road, and six properties in the Wood Glen subdivision. Duckett Creek Sewer District will be the agency responsible for maintaining the sanitary main.
On April 17, St. Charles County performed a walk-through with the contractor to note any issues that had occurred since the sanitary sewer lines installation. The contractor will conduct minor repairs the week of April 22 to address areas of subsidence and re-seed and fertilize bare and sparse areas of the project site. The County will continue to monitor the site for further issues, and County staff will perform a final inspection in late June prior to releasing the contractor from their warranty.
- We are currently trying to tie down the remaining costs for this project so that lump sum payment invoices can be sent out. There are two issues preventing us from finalizing costs. Due to encountering rock, a portion of the sewer main was constructed outside of the recorded easements and the new easement documents still need to be signed by several property owners and recorded. We also need to repair the patch where the sewer crosses Wood Glen Drive to properly drain. Until these costs are determined, we cannot finalize your lump-sum invoice.
- The patch on Wood Glen Drive will be repaired. We are currently trying to negotiate with asphalt contractors to complete this work. Any bare and sparse vegetation or settlement will be addressed in the spring. The contractor understands and agreed to complete these obligations and has a warranty period until 6-28-2019.
- We are still in need of some property owners to sign the new easements so that the sewers can be turned over to Duckett Creek Sanitary District for maintenance. Until this occurs, there will be no agency to maintain these sewer mains. If we have to proceed with eminent domain/condemnation in order to obtain the easements, the easement costs paid to those outside the district will be split among the district and the easement costs paid to those inside the district will be charged directly to those properties (not split among the properties in the district). If you received a letter from our office, please contact Keith Wheeler to make an appointment to have the easement signed and notarized so that we can avoid the condemnation process.
On Monday, Oct. 30, the St. Charles County Council voted on the plans and specifications for the Gutermuth/Wood Glen Sanitary Sewer NID project. On Thursday, Nov. 2, notification was advertised for the acceptance of bid proposals. All bids received will be opened at 2 p.m., Dec. 7, 2017. Bids will then be analyzed and the best and least bid will be determined.
Easement documents were sent out to property owners who will have the sanitary main line running through their property. These documents will need to be signed and notarized and sent back to St. Charles County to be recorded by the Recorder of Deeds.
The St. Charles County Council will hold a public hearing pursuant to the Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) Act to consider the proposed improvements and assessments for the Gutermuth Road/Wood Glen Estates Sanitary Sewer NID and the Gutermuth Road/Wood Glen Estates Sanitary Sewer NID II. The first public hearing will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 10, 2017, in the St. Charles County Council Chambers, 100 N. Third St., St. Charles, MO 63301. A second hearing and vote will occur at 7 p.m., Oct. 30, 2017, at the same location. The purpose of this meeting is to hear public comments in regard to the Gutermuth Road/Wood Glen Estates proposed sanitary sewer extension project. Written and/or oral objections will be considered at this hearing.
The public hearing with the County Council was postponed to assess an alternate alignment to the sewer main that may have avoided the need to go through the condemnation process for an easement along the currently proposed alignment. Unfortunately, there were a myriad of construction problems that were discovered along the alternate alignment, and it was the Development Review Division's determination that the alternate alignment did not make economic sense. The division is resuming our negotiations for easements along the original alignment as presented in the workshop. Additionally, the plans and construction specifications need to be revised by our engineer prior to rescheduling the public hearing with the County Council. Residents in the NID will be notified by regular mail and email when the public hearing is rescheduled. If you live in the NID continue to check your email and our website for updates on the project.
The County Council Public Hearing scheduled for Feb. 13, 2017, has been postponed due to a possible need to revise the sewer alignment where it connects into the existing sanitary sewer main.
A conflict has arisen that may cause the need to make an alternate connection to the existing sewer system. The redesign would only affect the sewer location on the property located at 5246 Gutermuth Road. The rest of the design will remain as presented in the workshop held Jan. 26. NID stakeholders will be notified of any changes to the plans and dates for the rescheduled hearing and vote by Council as soon as the design and off-site easement acquisition issues have been resolved. A new Notice of Public Hearing will be mailed and published 10–20 days prior to the rescheduled Public Hearing. Please contact the Community Development Department with any questions.
Workshop to review and discuss the preliminary design plans will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at the St. Charles County Administration Building, 201 N. Second St., Room 115, St. Charles, MO 63301.
The purpose of the meeting is to present the proposed construction plans, answer questions and get feedback about any problems/conflicts that the design may have with existing improvements/uses on the NID properties. Invitations to the workshop will be sent via registered mail. This will be the last opportunity for NID stakeholders to give their input into the design and construction of this project and it is important for all to be in attendance. After the workshop, the design plans will be finalized and sent to the County Council for approval and easements will be obtained for the construction