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City allocates $55,025 to repair facility at Landfill

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — The City will begin emergency repair on a pole barn shop facility at the Sheridan Landfill. The City Council awarded a $55,025.75 contract to MC2 Engineering & Construction for the emergency repair of the shop building located at the landfill on Monday. Approval of this contract authorized the appropriation of $55,025.75 from the Solid Waste Capital Reserve fund to the FY 2016 Budget line item Building Repair and Maintenance to pay for the repairs, A section of the building will be removed, as its footings were placed in pre-existing solid waste which has consolidated over time. "What is being proposed is to remove that and then re-establish that outside wall," City Utilities Manager Dan Roberts told the City Council Monday night. "We are losing one bay. The rest of the building is still very functional, it is just that back corner." The shop building sits near the administrative portion of the Landfill. It is essentially a wooded structure that has shallow footings where each pole is located, with steel siding. Around 10 feet of the facility was removed in 2011 because of similar issues, Roberts said. "We brought back the engineers that did that work previously, and we conducted a geotechnical investigation and drilled 16 holes out there to figure out what is going on," Roberts said. "Essentially, that corner of the building — there is pre-existing solid waste that was disposed of over there, and that consolidated over time. (We wondered) what is the limits of all that disposed waste? Should we remove all that? What should we do over time?" The engineers recommend removing 10-20 feet on the building to get outside of the failure plain. "We would then essentially be into a safe zone," Roberts said. "What is being proposed is to remove that and then re-establish that outside wall. We are losing one one bay. The rest of it is still very functional, it is just that back corner." The Council on Monday gave staff go ahead to get the permitting done and have the contractor come in and make the improvements. "We've completely isolated that corner of the building, we don't see it as something that would catastrophically fail, but it is certainly something that is non-usable at this point," Roberts said. "It becomes a safety issue for us at that point, having a building that is not usable, and with snow loads and other things that could present itself at this time of year ... That is why we feel it is urgent and something we should address." #dally #news