CITY OF HAMBURG
181 Broadway Avenue
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
City Hall: (952) 467-3232
Please Direct All Inquires Regarding This Project
To The Name And Telephone Number Shown Below

INSTALLATION OF
PERMANENT LIFT STATION STANDBY GENERATOR
SITE PLAN

Prepared By:
Richard Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
181 Broadway Avenue
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
(612) 460-8212
E-mail Address:
councilmemberodoms@gmail.com
<<<  Fiber Optic Access
<<<  Lift Station Access
Shadow Of  Pole Bringing Power To Lift Station >>>
State Bank of Hamburg  >>>
Paved Parking Lot
Existing Generator Location >>>
Unpaved Parking Lot
NOTES:

Park Avenue, also known as Carver County Road 50, is approximately 43 feet wide curb-to-curb.

Main gas line, shown as dark yellow, is supposedly located on the north side of Park Avenue.

Proposed natural gas service line for the new generator to be installed is shown in light yellow.

Distance for location of  newly installed natural gas meter will be on the north side of the generator 'pad' and is approximately 25 feet from the south curb of Park Avenue.

The existing bituminous 'pad' now used for the existing generator is going to be removed and replaced with a new cement 'pad' approximately 4 feet wide by 8 feet long by 6" inches thick.
Natural Gas Main Is Supposedly Located On The North Side Of Park Avenue
<<<  New Natural Gas Service Line (Gas Meter Will Be Located Approximately 25 Feet From    
       South Curbline Of Park Avenue
Park Avenue
Park Avenue
Park Avenue
Brad Street >>>
Apartment Building >>>
Apartment Building >>>
Natural Gas Main Is Supposedly Located On The North Side Of Park Avenue
<<<Brad Street
Prepared By:
Richard E. Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
(612) 460-8212
This Picture Shows The Northeast Corner Of The Intersection Of Park Avenue and
Brad Street Looking North.

Please note the three apartment buildings show at the top left of this picture. They are located directly
north of the State Bank of Hamburg.
This Picture Shows The Northeast Corner Of The Intersection Of Park Avenue and
Brad Street Looking South.

Please note the existing gerator, power pole and lift station control panel in the background
of this picture.
<<<  Fiber Optic Access
Lift Station Access >>>
<<< Pole Bringing Power To Lift Station
<<< Existing Generator Location
Park Avenue (Approximately 43 Feet Wide Curb-to-Curb)
Existing Lift Station Control Panel  >>>
<<< Suggested Approximate Location(s) Of Natural Gas Meter To Be Installed
<<< Pole Bringing Power To Lift Station
Same Existing Manhole Cover Shown In Picture Below (For Reference Only)  >>>
<<< Same Existing Manhole Cover Shown In Picture Above (For Reference Only)
<<<  Fiber Optic Access
Lift Station Access >>>
<<< Pole Bringing Power To Lift Station
<<< Existing Generator Location
Existing Lift Station Control Panel  >>>
<<< Existing Lift Station Metering  Panel
<<< Pole Bringing Power To Lift Station
<<< Lift Station Access
<<< Pole Bringing Power To Lift Station
<<< Existing Generator Location
Existing Lift Station Control Panel  >>>
<<<  Fiber Optic Access
Lift Station Access >>>
<<< Pole Bringing Power To Lift Station
<<< Existing Generator Location
Existing Lift Station Control Panel  >>>
<<< Existing Lift Station Control Panel
<<< Suggested Approximate Location(s) Of Natural Gas Meter To Be Installed
<<< Suggested Approximate Location(s) Of Natural Gas Meter To Be Installed
<<< Suggested Approximate Location(s) Of Natural Gas Meter To Be Installed
Paved Parking Lot
Paved Parking Lot
<<< Lighted Flag Pole
<<< Lighted Flag Pole
Suggested Approximate Location(s) Of Natural Gas Meter To Be Installed >>>
Suggested Approximate Location(s) Of Natural Gas Meter To Be Installed >>>
Suggested Approximate Location(s) Of Natural Gas Meter To Be Installed >>>
Prepared By:
Richard E. Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
(612) 460-8212
Prepared By:
Richard E. Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
(612) 460-8212
Prepared By:
Richard E. Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
(612) 460-8212
Prepared By:
Richard E. Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
(612) 460-8212
Prepared By:
Richard E. Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
(612) 460-8212
<<< Pole Bringing Power To Lift Station
             Existing
Lift Station Metring Panel  >>>
State Bank of Hamburg  >>>
Back of 'No Parking' Sign Shown On Picture Above  >>>
Back Of Gas Main Marker Shown On Picture Above  >>>
Front Of Gas Main Marker Shown On Picture Below  >>>
Front Of 'NO PARKING'  Sign Shown On Picture Below  >>>
OVERVIEW

The City Council of the City of Hamburg, located in southwestern Carver County, has voted to replace its existing, portable 30KW diesel powered standby generator used to supply electrical power to the city's Sewage Lift Station in the event of a commercial power failure. The existing generator is approximately thirty years old and whenever a commercial power failure now occurs, someone has to physically go to the Lift Station location, manually start the existing generator, electrically connect the cable from the generator to the Lift Station and remain at that location until commercial power is restored. Upon commercial power being restored, the generator has to be shut down, allowed to cool and then the cable used to connect the generator to the Lift Station has to be manually disconnected, stowed in the generator and the generator secured for the next commercial power failure; wherein the entire process is repeated. Additionally, the generator must be manually 'test started' periodically to ensure that it will be operational whenever a commercial power failure occurs. And because the existing generator is diesel powered, a supply of fresh diesel fuel must be available 24/7 to ensure continuous running during extended commercial power failures.

Shortly after January 1, 2014, a new 35KW natural gas powered standby generator will be purchased by the city and installed at the same location as the existing portable standby generator. (The actual purchase of the new generator is intentionally being delayed until after January 1st to take advantage of a new law that goes into effect that date that allows the City of Hamburg to make this purchase and not have to pay the standard 6.875% Minnesota Sales Tax; a savings to Hamburg taxpayers of approximately $1,600.00 !!) While the actual purchase and installation of the new permanent generator isn't going to take place until after January 1st, preparation for its anticipated installation must take place now, in part, to avoid charges for installation of the required natural gas line if the ground is frozen; that saves Hamburg taxpayers approximately an additional $800.00. Also required is the removal of the existing bituminous surface on which the existing portable generator sits, installation of a new, replacement, poured cement 'pad' (approximately 4' X 8' X 6") on which the new generator will be permanently mounted and provisions for the mounting of a 'transfer switch'. (The purpose of this 'transfer switch' is to automatically start the new generator and transfer its power to the Lift Station, without human involvement, whenever there is a commercial power failure. Upon commercial power being restored, the generator will automatically 'shut down' and the 'transfer switch' will electrically 'transfer' the Lift Station back to the commercial electric provider.) To ensure that it will be instantly operational when needed, the new generator will also 'self test'; automatically starting once each week and running for approximately twelve minutes and then automatically 'shutting down'. And to eliminate the potential problem of 'running out of gas' during extended operation, the new generator will be powered by natural gas. Its operation will also be continually monitored by the alarm system now monitoring the Life Station.

Lastly, during the time that the new generator is being installed and 'wired up' to the 'transfer switch' and the Lift Station control panel, it is anticipated that operating power to the Lift Station will be from (you guessed it!!), the existing generator.

Anyone with questions, comments or concerns about this project that will benefit ALL of the residents of the City of Hamburg, may direct their questions, comments or concerns to:

Richard E. Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
(612) 460-8212 
<<< Existing Bituminous Surface; To Be Removed And Replaced With Concrete
NOTE: The 'Transfer Switch' Will Be Mounted In Close Proximity To The Existing Lift Station Control And Metering Panels Shown Above. Distance Between The 'Transfer Switch' Location And Location Of The Natural Gas Meter May Be A Consideration.
NOTE: The 'Transfer Switch' Will Be Mounted In Close Proximity To The Existing Lift Station Control And Metering Panels Shown Above. Distance Between The 'Transfer Switch' Location And Location Of The Natural Gas Meter May Be A Consideration.
NOTE: The 'Transfer Switch' Will Be Mounted In Close Proximity To The Existing Lift Station Control And Metering Panels Shown Above. Distance Between The 'Transfer Switch' Location And Location Of The Natural Gas Meter May Be A Consideration.
CONSIDERATIONS

The 'Transfer Switch' Will Be Mounted In Close Proximity To The Existing Lift Station Control And Metering Panels. Distance Between The 'Transfer Switch' Location And Location Of The Natural Gas Meter May Be A Consideration. If Necessary, The 'Transfer Switch' May Be Mounted Toward The South Side Of The Pole On Which The Lift Station Control And Metering Housings Are Mounted.

Century Link Telephone Has A Fiber Optic And Other Cable Buried On The South Side Of, And Running Parallel To, Park Avenue.

The  Carver  County  Fiber  Optic Initiative Also Has A Fiber Optic Cable Buried On The South Side Of, And Running Parallel To, Park Avenue.
<<< Existing Lift Station Metering  Panel
<<< Existing Lift Station Metering  Panel
<<< Existing Lift Station Metering  Panel
Park Avenue (Approximately 43 Feet Wide Curb-to-Curb)
Brad Street
Brad Street
Park Avenue
Park Avenue
CITY OF HAMBURG
181 Broadway Avenue
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
City Hall: (952) 467-3232
Please Direct All Inquires Regarding This Project
To The Name And Telephone Number Shown Below

SUGGESTED LOCATION OF
NATURAL GAS METER FOR NEW LIFT STATION GENERATOR
SITE PLAN
Updated: October 22, 2013
Prepared By:
Richard Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
181 Broadway Avenue
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
(612) 460-8212
E-mail Address:
councilmemberodoms@hamburgminnesota.com
<<<  Fiber Optic Access
<<<  Lift Station Access
Shadow Of  Pole Bringing Power To Lift Station >>>
State Bank of Hamburg  >>>
Paved Parking Lot
Existing Generator Location >>>
Unpaved Parking Lot
NOTES:

Park Avenue, also known as Carver County Road 50, is approximately 43 feet wide curb-to-curb.

Main gas line, shown as dark yellow, is supposedly located on the north side of Park Avenue.

Proposed natural gas service line for the new generator to be installed is shown in light yellow.

Distance for location of  newly installed natural gas meter will be on the north side of the generator 'pad' and is approximately 25 feet from the south curb of Park Avenue.

The existing bituminous 'pad' now used for the existing generator is going to be removed and replaced with a new cement 'pad' approximately 4 feet wide by 8 feet long by 6" inches thick.
Natural Gas Main Is Supposedly Located On The North Side Of Park Avenue
<<<  New Natural Gas Service Line (Gas Meter Will Be Located Approximately 25 Feet From    
       South Curbline Of Park Avenue
Park Avenue
Park Avenue
Park Avenue
Brad Street >>>
Apartment Building >>>
Apartment Building >>>
Natural Gas Main Is Supposedly Located On The North Side Of Park Avenue
<<<Brad Street
Prepared By:
Richard E. Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
(612) 460-8212
OVERVIEW

The City Council of the City of Hamburg, located in southwestern Carver County, has voted to replace its existing, portable 30KW diesel powered standby generator used to supply electrical power to the city's Sewage Lift Station in the event of a commercial power failure. The existing generator is approximately thirty years old and whenever a commercial power failure now occurs, someone has to physically go to the Lift Station location, manually start the existing generator, electrically connect the cable from the generator to the Lift Station and remain at that location until commercial power is restored. Upon commercial power being restored, the generator has to be shut down, allowed to cool and then the cable used to connect the generator to the Lift Station has to be manually disconnected, stowed in the generator and the generator secured for the next commercial power failure; wherein the entire process is repeated. Additionally, the generator must be manually 'test started' periodically to ensure that it will be operational whenever a commercial power failure occurs. And because the existing generator is diesel powered, a supply of fresh diesel fuel must be available 24/7 to ensure continuous running during extended commercial power failures.

Shortly after January 1, 2014, a new 35KW natural gas powered standby generator will be purchased by the city and installed at the same location as the existing portable standby generator. (The actual purchase of the new generator is intentionally being delayed until after January 1st to take advantage of a new law that goes into effect that date that allows the City of Hamburg to make this purchase and not have to pay the standard 6.875% Minnesota Sales Tax; a savings to Hamburg taxpayers of approximately $1,600.00 !!) While the actual purchase and installation of the new permanent generator isn't going to take place until after January 1st, preparation for its anticipated installation must take place now, in part, to avoid charges for installation of the required natural gas line if the ground is frozen; that saves Hamburg taxpayers approximately an additional $800.00. Also required is the removal of the existing bituminous surface on which the existing portable generator sits, installation of a new, replacement, poured cement 'pad' (approximately 4' X 8' X 6") on which the new generator will be permanently mounted and provisions for the mounting of a 'transfer switch'. (The purpose of this 'transfer switch' is to automatically start the new generator and transfer its power to the Lift Station, without human involvement, whenever there is a commercial power failure. Upon commercial power being restored, the generator will automatically 'shut down' and the 'transfer switch' will electrically 'transfer' the Lift Station back to the commercial electric provider.) To ensure that it will be instantly operational when needed, the new generator will also 'self test'; automatically starting once each week and running for approximately twelve minutes and then automatically 'shutting down'. And to eliminate the potential problem of 'running out of gas' during extended operation, the new generator will be powered by natural gas. Its operation will also be continually monitored by the alarm system now monitoring the Life Station.

Lastly, during the time that the new generator is being installed and 'wired up' to the 'transfer switch' and the Lift Station control panel, it is anticipated that operating power to the Lift Station will be from (you guessed it!!), the existing generator.

Anyone with questions, comments or concerns about this project that will benefit ALL of the residents of the City of Hamburg, may direct their questions, comments or concerns to:

Richard E. Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
(612) 460-8212 
CONSIDERATIONS

The 'Transfer Switch' Will Be Mounted In Close Proximity To The Existing Lift Station Control And Metering Panels. Distance Between The 'Transfer Switch' Location And Location Of The Natural Gas Meter May Be A Consideration. If Necessary, The 'Transfer Switch' May Be Mounted Toward The South Side Of The Pole On Which The Lift Station Control And Metering Housings Are Mounted.

Century Link Telephone Has A Fiber Optic And Other Cable Buried On The South Side Of, And Running Parallel To, Park Avenue.

The  Carver  County  Fiber  Optic Initiative Also Has A Fiber Optic Cable Buried On The South Side Of, And Running Parallel To, Park Avenue.
Suggested Location Of New Gas Meter >>>
UPDATED INFORMATION: OCTOBER 22, 2013

The Hamburg City Clerk, our City Maintenance employee and I all visited the area where the new lift station generator is to be installed. Here's the 'final plan' which the three of us all agreed upon:

Our City Maintenance employee will prepare a form for a new 4' x 8' x 6" cement 'pad' which will be installed, and oriented east/west in Bi-Centennial Park, 614 Park Avenue, to replace the northernmost portion of the existing bituminous 'pad'. The new cement 'pad' will extend approximately 3" above the existing ground level. This new 'pad' will be 'formed up' and ready to be 'poured' hopefully no later than Monday, November 4th, but certainly by weeks end.

(John: Please advise what type of reinforcement material you advise to be installed in the 'pad'; wire mesh or 'rebar'. Also, please coordinate the installation of your conduits, elbows, generator mounting bolts, etc. for the new cement 'pad', installation of the 4" x 4" wooden post on which the gas meter will be 'hung, as well as the necessary mounting(s), conduits, elbows, etc. for the transfer switch, with Hamburg Maintenance employee Greg Schultz; telephone number 952-240-7018.) Weather permitting, all of the 'cement work' will be accomplished during (or hopefully before) the week of November 3rd.

Xcel Energy will be responsible for the installation of the natural gas line, as well as the 'hanging' of the gas meter, during the week of November 3rd. By that time, a 4" x 4" post will be sunk in the ground, indicating the location of the gas meter, with approximately 4' of the post sticking above existing ground level. The location of the gas meter will be on the north side of the new, soon-to-be-installed cement 'pad'; (as originally intended).  

It is understood that Xcel Energy will notify Gopher State One Call for installation of its gas line and meter. I, on behalf of the City of Hamburg, have already notified Gopher State One Call; Ticket Number 132952534. As a result, Gopher State One Call will notify the City of Hamburg, Century Link Telephone, MCI, Mediacom Cable and Xcel Energy.

Gopher State One Call stated that they have no knowledge of the Carver County Fiber Optic Initiative fiber optic cable running parallel to Park Avenue on the south side of the road. By seperate e-mail to him, I will notify Randy Lehs of the CCFIO of our intent and also advise him that Gopher State One Call doesn't know they exist.

For those of you that have visited the site, either in person or via my 'Site Plan' previously sent out, the location of the new, permanent generator will be in the same location as the existing, portable generator; except it will be oriented 90 degrees; facing east/west instead of north/south, as the existing one does. 

On behalf of Xcel Energy, Becky Harasyn has graciously offered to meet with all of us at the site on Monday, October 28th at 10:00AM to discuss any remaining questions/issues that may yet be unresolved. Hamburg's new Maintenance worker and myself, on behalf of the City of Hamburg, look forward to meeting with you at that time

Thanks to all for your very valuable assistance in this very important project that benefits ALL of the residents of the City of Hamburg.. 

Sincerely,

.
Richard Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
150 South Jacob Street
Hamburg, Minnesota 55339
Telephone: (612) 460-8212
E-mail: councilmemberodoms@hamburgminnesota.com
Text Messages May Be Sent To: 6123904025
My Unofficial Website About The City: www.hamburgminnesota.com
It is hoped that the pictures shown below will provide useful information as to where everything is (hopefully) going to 'end up' !
The yellow 'DOTS' indicate the proposed location of the gas meter which will be mounted on a 4" x 4" post
sunk  in the ground with approximately 4 feet of the post above ground.
This is a picture of the rear of the existing generator looking south. It currently sits on a bituminous surface approximately 8 feet wide; left to right.

Approximately 4 feet of the existing bituminous surface (beginning at the 'grass line' shown above) is going to be removed and replaced with a new 
4' x 8' x 6" 'pad' of reinforced concrete.
This is a picture of the east side of the existing generator looking west. The lift station control panels are located in the foreground on the right side of the picture above.

The 4 feet of existing bituminous surface that is going to be removed (and replaced with a new 4' x 8' x 6" 'pad' of reinforced concrete) extends from the 'grass line' to approximately the fender on the generator.
This is a picture of the west side of the existing generator looking east. The lift station control panels are mounted on a pole behind the generator.

The 4 feet of existing bituminous surface that is going to be removed (and replaced with a new 4' x 8' x 6" 'pad' of reinforced concrete) extends from the 'grass line' to approximately the fender on the generator.
This is a picture of the front of the existing generator looking north toward Brad Street. Please note the pole with the control panels for the lift station.
This is a picture of the east side of the existing generator looking north toward Brad Street.

The 4 feet of existing bituminous surface that is going to be removed (and replaced with a new 4' x 8' x 6" 'pad' of reinforced concrete; east/west orientation) extends from the 'grass line' to approximately the rear of the fender on the generator.
This is a picture of the west side of the existing generator looking east. It dramatically shows the 4 foot wide area of bituminous surface that is to be removed extending from the 'grass line' to approximately the fender on the generator and replaced with a new 4' x 8' x 6" 'pad' of reinforced concrete; east/west orientation. .
4 Feet Of Bituminous Surface
To Be Removed
4 Feet Of Bituminous Surface
To Be Removed
Prepared By:
Richard E. Odoms
Hamburg City Council Member
(612) 460-8212
NOTES:

City Maintenance employee Greg Schultz to remove 4 feet of bituminous surface to be replace prior to November 4th by a 4' X 8' X 6" 'pad' of reinforced concrete; orientation east/west. John Anderson to specify the type of reinforcing material to be used; wire mesh or rebar.

Xcel Energy to contact Gopher State One Call for their work scheduled to occur the week of November 3rd.

Gopher State One Call already contacted on behalf of the City of Hamburg.

John Anderson to coordinate installation of materials needed for mounting of transfer switch and pipes, conduits, mounting bolts, etc. with City Maintenance employee Greg Schultz.

A representative from Xcel Energy, City Maintenance employee Greg Schultz and myself will be at the project site on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 10:00AM to meet with a representative from Midwest Electric and Generator to address any existing issues and finalize plans for installation.
Here's A Gallery Of Photographs That Were Taken That Aided In The Developement Of The Site Plan Shown Above..............
And On Monday, November 4th, The Installation Crew From Xcel Energy Showed Up To Install The Gas Line ..............
And Didn't Hamburg's New Maintenance Employee Greg Schultz Do A Great Job Of 'Forming Up' For The Cement Slab ..........
A Little Raking In The Spring And It'll Look 'Good As New' !!
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Here's What The 'Pour' Looked Like At Various Stages .......The Other Person Helping Greg Is Kyle Trebesch...........
Then, Plant Some Grass Seed, Cover The Seed With An 'Erosion Barrier' And Let It Simmer Until Next Spring ..........
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Look How Nice This Whole Cement Slab Project Turned Out !! THANKS To Greg Schultz and Kyle Trebesch .............
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No Other City Councilmembers Assisted In This Effort.