By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
LINCOLN PARK – A state of Michigan 2020 Financially Distressed Cities program grant will provide $175,000 toward the purchase and installation of a backup generator for city hall, City Manager James Krizan announced.
During a Jan. 19 City Council meeting, Krizan said the project costs will be covered by the state grant, and that Hennessey Engineering will conduct a current system analysis, as well as prepare the bid documents.
Hennessey Project Engineer James Hollandsworth said in a Jan. 8 memo to Krizan that a study of city hall’s current electrical demands will provide information for the upgrades needed to support the installation of a whole building generator. He said that the study will not exceed $10,800, and will include construction documents needed by those bidding on the new generator, as well as on the associated transfer switches and the needed electrical system upgrades.