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Local Leaders to Review Cost-Saving Highway Maintenance Measures

NOV. 14, 2007--Local government leaders will learn more about cost-saving road maintenance treatments and engineering as countermeasures to rising oil costs and tighter budgets.

The Western Wisconsin Intergovernmental Collaborative will hold its quarterly meeting on Nov. 29 at New Richmond City Hall to hear a presentation on maintenance techniques. Founded in 2006, WWIC is open to all 99 local government jurisdictions in Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties.

Coordinating the presentation is Theresa Johnson, WWIC president and chair of the Town of St. Joseph in St. Croix County.

"This is an important meeting for local leaders to attend," Johnson said. "Learning about the best practices and new products that are available will help to stretch our budget dollars and lengthen the maintenance timeframe. The WWIC is a perfect forum to share these ideas and hear about those who may have used these products with success. In addition, there will be ideas to help manage these budget dollars, and the processes that should be in place to do so."

Topics and presenters include: sealcoating, Earl Hinkel of Scott Construction; crack sealing, Jeff Biederman and Jim Pearson of Bergman Companies; pervious pavements, William McCulley of Glenn Rehbein Companies; and engineering, Angela Popenhagen of Stevens Engineering.

For more information, contact Johnson at 715-222-6235.


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