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Kewaunee County thoroughly examines highway shop building

You will not find a shortage of issues to fix at the Kewaunee County Highway Shop in Kewaunee.


At the Highway Shop Building Study Subcommittee meeting held earlier this month, Milwaukee-based Barrientos Design and Consulting sent a scope of work for a study to assist the county in its efforts to decide what to do about the aging structure. The design firm identified approximately 20 deficiencies with the highway ship, ranging from issues with the plumbing, sewer, and septic systems to poor ventilation and insulation.


After going through the document, the Highway Shop Building Study Subcommittee requested Barrientos Design and Consulting for a proposal that would review the facility needs criteria, a new layout for the structure, and possible concerns if additions were needed.


The committee plans on keeping the County Board and taxpayers up to date on potential upgrade plans and estimated costs as soon as more information is available.


An update could be included in the Kewaunee County Board’s discussions on March 21st at 6 p.m. during their general meeting. The county board will also recognize the retirement of Rhonda Rummel from the Kewaunee County Human Services Department and consider a resolution to purchase a new forklift for the highway department.

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