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Honey Creek Rd Culvert Replacement Completed

The two 72″ metal culverts were replaced with one large cement box culvert during the summer of 2021. The metal culverts were rusting and posed a safety issue. The culvert was replaced with a 50% matching grant from Winnebago County.

Irvine Detention Pond Nearing Completion

The construction phase of the Irvine Detention Pond at the SE corner of Omro Road and N. Oakwood Road was finished in September 2021. During the next phase that began in July 2022, the existing cover grass is to be sprayed, aquatic plants were planted around the perimeter of the pond to help clean the stormwater, new prairie grass will be planted, along with several trees. A gravel walking path was built around the pond that residents can now use. The land south and southeast of the pond is still private property, so please be mindful that it is not for public use or access.

This detention pond encompasses approximately 3.5 acres. Its large size was necessary to capture storm water that originates as far south as Scenic Lane. The storm water travels north in the ditches on N. Oakwood Road and collects in the pond. During heavy rain events, any overflow of water not collected in the two ditch intakes, is collected in the storm sewer installed under Omro Road. The storm sewer system under the new roadway was sized large enough to collect the excess water and route it back in to the pond. The detention pond will help mitigate any flooding previously experienced further north on Oakwood Road by the bridge over Honey Creek. The water in the pond will be discharged through an intake on Owen Lane. The water will then travel east through the storm sewer system under Omro Road and be discharged via a pipe extending north from Omro Road.

The storm sewer system installed under Omro Road, the construction of the Irvine and Jones wet detention ponds, and the acquisition of the Sheppard Dry Detention Pond were necessary to help Algoma meet the water quality requirements under its MS4 permit that were established by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. As a MS4 permitted community, Algoma has established educational programs and is making these infrastructure investments to meet the water quality standards outlined in the permit. The pond was paid for by Federal  American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

CSM of the Irvine Detention Pond (PDF)

Jones Detention Pond

The completed detention pond encompasses approximately one acre. The approved Certify Survey Map (CSM) is provided below. The detention pond is necessary to treat stormwater that flows from the Olde Apple Acres development. Stormwater is routed south through the dry pond and drainage easement located between Sheppard Road and Charlie Anna Drive and then south on the east side of Welsh Haven Drive to the Jones Detention Pond south of Omro Road. Much of the stormwater flowing into the detention pond will be captured by the storm sewer infrastructure that is being installed once Omro Road is reconstructed. More specifically, Jones Pond will capture stormwater on a stretch of Omro Road from Leonard Point Road to just west of Cambria Court. Treated water from the pond will outfall to Honey Creek via the ditch on STH 21 and will eventually flow into Honey Creek Pond. This project is outlined in the Town’s 2018 Stormwater Management Plan.

Construction of the pond was completed in August 2020. The plantings and landscaping was finished late summer 2021. The pond area will be mowed and aquatic plants maintained on an annual basis.

Jones Pond CSM-Sheet 1 (PDF)
Jones Pond Plan Set (PDF)
Jones Pond Concept Plan (PDF)

Omro Road

The reconstruction of Omro Road is finished. If any issues should arise with the roadway, please contact Rich Heath, Town Administrator, at townadmin@townofalgoma.org or 920-235-3789.

FAQ

* The reinstallation of mailboxes is the responsibility of the property owner. Mailboxes are private property and under the jurisdiction of the United States Postal Service. A guide to reinstall mailboxes is on the Town’s website.
Garbage and recycling carts and yard waste bags are to be placed in the driveway or on the terrace on garbage day and not in the bike lane.
* Please do not rake or dispose of yard waste or blow lawn clippings on to the roadway. The roadway will be swept a minimum of once per month to keep the roadway clean and to avoid plugging the stormwater inlets.
* The area in front of your home or business has been seeded and matted. Please do not pull up the matting until at least late June or early July 2022 to allow for the grass to take root.
* When mowing your yard, raise the deck to its highest level to avoid wrapping the matting around the mower blade. The matting is designed to disintegrate over time.
* Please pick up pet waste and dispose of it properly.
* Please do not block the sidewalk with cars parked in your driveway.
* The planting of flowers, trees, and shrubs in terrace is prohibited.
* Please contact the Town Hall before installing a fence or planting trees or shrubs on your property next to the sidewalk. We want to avoid obstruction of or damage to the sidewalk and the infrastructure located under or near the sidewalk and terrace.
There is no parking anytime on Omro Road.
* The clearing of snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of your property is the responsibility of the property owner or resident.