Winter storms hinder wastewater repair progress

By: Kathy Ito, Colfax Record Correspondent
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Colfax City Council members last week approved a $14,570 service agreement with CME Services, Inc. to gunite a damaged ditch at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. City Manager Bruce Kranz told council members the critical repairs would have to be delayed due to the rain and snowstorms that have hit the area. The city’s service agreement states repairs would be completed by April 8. Colfax High School senior Jeff Stein told council the Colfax Criterium, scheduled for March 20, had been cancelled after snow and ice conditions left the course unsafe for riders. Stein hopes to reschedule the event on June 18. In other action: • California Highway Patrol, Gold Run office, spokesman Todd Kettwig gave a presentation on recent I-80 traffic collisions and fatalities. • Councilwoman Donna Barkle reported Colfax would have a warming center by summer. Councilman Joshua Alpine is working with CalFire Chief Chris Paulus to secure generators for the facility. • Council approved a $120,000 construction contract with JD Pasquetti Engineering for the closure of the Dinky Avenue railroad crossing. The contract includes a 16.5 percent construction contingency.