Tonight’s Meetings: County committee to get updates on Administration, PSB building upgrades

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Facilities Division Project Manager Frank Martinelli will update the Kenosha County Public Works/Facilities Committee on various building upgrades at its meeting tonight.

Among them are several upgrades to the Kenosha County Public Safety Building, the Detention Center and also the Administration Building.


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Current ongoing county upgrade projects 

According to supporting documents linked to tonight’s agenda, Martinelli will discuss:

  • KCAB-Molinaro security modifications;
  • The Civic Center Campus demolition project;
  • Design and construction of Civic Center parking lot;
  • Kenosha County Detention Center HVAC replacements Phase 1;
  • And also Kemper Center water infiltration repairs.
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Martinelli will also touch on Kenosha County Detention Center lobby security upgrades. 

He will give an update on the renovation of the Public Safety Building men’s locker room as well, according to the documents.

In-person attendance allowed at county meetings

Residents who have been attending meetings virtually should also note county committees have returned to in-person attendance.

Those wishing to attend tonight’s 6:30 p.m. meeting can do so by going to the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Rd., in Kenosha. There, county officials also ask the public to use Entrance D to access the proceedings. 

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City meetings light

On the city of Kenosha side of tonight’s meetings, agenda items appear to be somewhat light for all committees except the Kenosha Public Works Committee and also the Parks Committee.

In fact, tonight’s Licenses and Permits Committee meeting has been canceled entirely. That committee, however, has rescheduled that meeting for May 17.

Tonight at 5:30 p.m., the city Public Works Committee will consider the approval needed for various events planned for this summer in Kenosha.

The applications before the committee tonight include those for:

  • Catholic Father’s Day (June 19, 2021)
  • Kenosha Make Music Day (June 21, 2021)
  • Civic Veterans Parade (June 27, 2021)
  • Celebrate America Event (July 3 and July 4, 2021)
  • And the Peanut Butter & Jam Concert Series (Thursdays, July 8 – Aug. 26, 2021).
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The committee will also “accept” a couple projects that have been “satisfactorily completed” near the end of its meeting. 

These include the Simmons Island Beach restoration and site improvement, completed by A.W. Oakes & Son, Inc., for the amount of $1,432,703.36. 

City meetings still virtual

While the Kenosha County Board and its committees have returned to in-person attendance, the city remains allowing only virtual attendance at government meetings.

Therefore, if you wish to listen in to tonight’s Public Works meeting, call 312-626-6799 or 646-558-8656. Then, use the meeting ID 751 838 0116

For more on tonight’s city meetings, visit https://www.kenosha.org/government/common-council/current-agendas-and-supporting-documents.


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