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2011 Public Works Office Highlights
Macomb Public Works Office Debuts
Eco-Friendly Solar Panel System
The Macomb County Public Works Office officially entered the age of clean, alternative power with the debut in July, 2012 of a solar panel system that will provide electricity for the Chapaton Treatment and Retention Basin in St. Clair Shores.
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco and U.S. Rep. Sander Levin jointly enacted switches that turned on the electricity for the 30,000-square foot Chapaton building --- located 200 feet away --- that will run lighting, air conditioning, heating systems, computers, and three small pumps.
The official debut of the solar panel energy system at the Chapaton
Treatment and Retention Basin was met with a hardy round of applause
from (from the left), Eastpointe Mayor Suzanne Pixley, Macomb County Public
Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco, U.S. Representative Sander Levin
and St. Clair Shores Mayor Kip C. Walby.
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin and Macomb County Public Works Commissioner
Anthony V. Marrocco jointly flipped the switches that activated the solar
panel system that will provide electricity to the Chapaton Treatment and
Retention Basin. Chapaton is the only Macomb County government
department using solar panels for energy.
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco explains to
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin how the solar panel system works. The solar panels
and other energy efficient systems installed at Chapaton have reduced the
energy bill by $5,000 a month.
Macomb Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco and U.S. Rep.
Sander Levin are shown here with 12 of the 84 solar panels erected on
Top of the Chapaton basin.
MARROCCO TO SAVE RATEPAYERS $10 MILLION
Macomb County Leaders Attend Groundbreaking
For $30 Million Clintondale Pump Station Project
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held recently for the $30 million Clintondale Pump Station Improvement and construction project that will enhance and safeguard sanitary sewer services for 186,455 Macomb County residents.
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco, who presided over the groundbreaking, said this is the first major project undertaken since the Public Works Office took over the Macomb Interceptor Sanitary System from the City of Detroit in 2010.
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (5th from right), leads the groundbreaking ceremonies for the $30 million Clintondale Pump Station improvements and construction project. Also in the photo, from the left, are Harrison Township Supervisor Kenneth Verkest, New Village President Jammie Kincaid, Shelby Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis, Sam Bahou, program manager for Walsh Construction, Marrocco, Macomb Township Supervisor Mark Grabow, Raj Vijayendran, president of engineering firm, METCO Services, Chesterfield Township Supervisor Mike Lovelock, Sterling Heights Mayor Richard Notte, Washington Township DPW Superintendent Steve Hohensee, Macomb County Commissioner Phil DiMaria, Eastpointe, Clinton Township Public Service Director Mary Bednar, Macomb County Board Chair Kathy Vosburg, and Macomb County Commissioner Marv Sauger, Center Line.
Joe Peruzzi, Deputy Director for Communications for Clinton Township,
interviews Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco
about the improvements and new construction at the Clintondale Pump Station
during ground breaking ceremonies December 2, 2011.
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (right) poses
with two other dignitaries, Ray Vijayendran, president of METCO Services (left)
and Sam Bahou, program manager for Walsh Construction.
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (right) and
Sterling Heights Mayor Richard Notte take time to chat prior to the Clintondale
Pump Station ground breaking ceremony.
Drain Cleaning Goes High Tech
In Macomb County Public Works
Keeping Macomb County drains clean has been the mantra for Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco during his 19 years in office.
“Only Rain in The Drain,” Is the slogan Commissioner Marrocco has adopted to remind residents that keeping storm drains clean is important to the environment.But Commissioner Marrocco reached new heights in drain cleaning technology recently when he and the Drain Board for the Sharkey Relief Drain hired Doetsch Environmental Services, of Warren, to clean the clogged Sharkey Drain that runs under the I-696 Freeway just east of Dequindre. Read Complete Story...
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (right) examines
the massive water filtering and sediment extraction system parked along the I-696
Freeway Service Drive in Warren. Joseph Schotthoefer, (center) vice-president of
Doetsch Environmental Services explains how the system work. Also on the on-site
tour was Steve Benedettini (left), president and CFO of Spalding DeDecker
Associates, the engineering firm on the project. The front rig is the 20-yard sediment
holding container and the trailer behind it contains a series of tanks used in the
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (third from the
right) inspects the sediment and water vacuuming system used to suck out 200 tons
of sediment from the Sharkey Drain in Warren. Joseph Schotthoefer, vice-president
of Doetsch Environmental Services (second from right), explains the operation to
Marrocco and Steve Benedettini, president and CFO of Spalding DeDecker Associates,
the engineering firm on the project.
This is a portion of the 200 tons of sediment and debris that was removed from
the Sharkey Drain by Doetsch Environmental Services, of Warren.
Costly Sewer Repair Bid Rejected;
“Too Burdensome for Taxpayers,” Says
Public Works Commissioner Marrocco
The Oakland Macomb Interceptor Drain Drainage Board rejected a $34 million bid to repair portions of the giant Oakland Macomb Interceptor because the low bid was exorbitant and would have put a heavy burden on customers of the system, said Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco.
“Our people in Macomb County are struggling right now and there
is no justification for slapping them with an extra $9 million in costs for the repairs.
I’m here to fight for our taxpayers.” --- Macomb County Public Works
Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco
Dodge Park Traffic Flows Freely Again; Sterling Heights Sewer Shafts Completed
Traffic on Dodge Park road north of 15 Mile Road is back to normal following completion of an Oakland Macomb Interceptor access shaft and repaving of the west lanes of Dodge Park in the area of the construction project.
Marrocco files $25.7 Million suit against Kwame Kilpatrick, Bobby Ferguson, contractors and others over 2004 Sewer Repairs on 15 Mile
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco filed a federal lawsuit July 18 against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, businessman Bobby Ferguson, various contractors and other defendants alleging overcharges of $25.7 million for the cost of the 15 Mile Road sewer repair project carried out in Sterling Heights in 2004 and 2005.
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner (fourth from the left) addresses a crowd of news media reporters at a press conference July 19 at the Public Works office on Dunham in Clinton Township. Seated to Commissioner Marrocco’s right are Robert Kirk, of the law firm, Kirk, Huth & Lange, PLC, of Clinton Township; attorney Raechel Badalamenti, also of the Kirk law firm, and attorney Lawrence Scott, of O’Reilly Rancillo, PC, of Sterling Heights. Seated to Commissioner Marrocco’s left is Chief Deputy Public Works Commissioner William Misterovich.
Reporters from Detroit’s three major television stations, as well as a contingent
of reporters from several radio stations and newspapers jammed the Public
Works conference room to hear details of the $25.7 million lawsuit against Kwame
Kilpatrick and others.
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (left)
is shown here interviewed by Channel 7 reporter Mary Conway.
One of the largest delegations of reporters and cameramen
ever to attend a Macomb Public Works press conference were present
at the July 19 press conference.
Drain Board Land Deal Helps Harrison Township Construct Cost-Saving Water Storage Tank
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (left) discusses the construction of the 750,000-gallon water tank with State Rep. Anthony Forlini (center) and Harrison Township Supervisor Kenneth Verkest. The water tank is expected to save Harrison Township between $250,000 and $300,000 a year in lower water rates.
(Below is a copy of a cover letter sent by Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco to the Macomb Daily, requesting publication of the Public Works Response to the Michigan Infrastructure Transportation Association so-called Pollution Analysis for Macomb County and the State of Michigan.)
To: Rick Kelley, Executive Editor The Macomb Daily May 24, 2011
Dear Mr. Kelley:
Accompanying this memo is a long letter written in reply
to the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) report
about wastewater discharges that was recently printed on Page 1-A of the
Macomb Daily. Ideally, I would like to see our response also printed on Page
1-A. Our response deserves the same exposure that MITA was given for their outrageous report. I firmly believe that after reading our reply that you will
come to the conclusion there was something seriously wrong, and inaccurate,
about MITA’s so-called analysis. I am not trying to cajole the Macomb Daily into
printing this response because we did something wrong and want it glossed
over. It is just that I am so incensed that MITA would print such an erroneous
report that flies in the face of the truth. And the truth has to be told.
Sincerely and respectfully,
Anthony V. Marrocco
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner
Macomb So-Called ‘Pollution’ Report Criticized as “Erroneous, Disingenuous"
The Michigan Infrastructure Transportation Association’s (MITA) so-called analysis of storm water discharges in the state this year that was published on Page 1-A of the Macomb Daily Thursday,
May 12, 2011, was an irresponsible, disingenuous report that not only lacked credibility but was fraught with errors and intentional misinformation that undermines all of the efforts to educate the public about water pollution abatement efforts in Macomb County. The first red flag raised about
the inaccuracy and distortion of the MITA report is that they falsely claimed that Macomb County discharged 1.04 billion gallon of wastewater this year into Macomb County waterways.
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (left),
newly elected chairman of the Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority board,
is shown here with Michael Lyons, superintendent of the Stoney Creek,
Metropolitan Beach and Wolcott Mills Metroparks.
The photo was taken at Stony Creek Metropark.
Public Works Commissioner Marrocco
Elected Chairman of Huron Clinton Metroparks Board
Clinton River Log Jam Removal
2011 Clean up dates:
9 am to Noon
Persons interested in volunteering for the clean up are asked to phone
Barb Saile, of the Public Works office586-469-5337.
Commissioner Marrocco Appoints Top Engineer
As Macomb Representative on Water Board
Commissioner Marrocco and Rep. Levin examine solar panels which will save taxpayers money
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco) left)
and U.S. Representative Sander Levin examine one of 84 solar energy panels
that will be installed at the Chapaton Retention and Treatment Basin to provide electricity to the facility.
Macomb County Public Works Engineer
Receives State Environmental Award
Lynne Seymour, environmental engineer for the Macomb County Public Works Office,
was named the 2011 Watershed Management Professional of the Year by the
Michigan Water Environment Association.
Roseville Student Wins Macomb County
Public Works Environmental 2011 Calendar Contest
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco
admires the winning environmental calendar picture drawn by Lily Kalcec,
a third grader at Fountain Elementary School in Roseville. Lily's three panel
drawing was judged the best of 1,300 entries from third graders across Macomb County.
Challenging Sewer Project Finished;
Public Works Saves Customers $6 Million
Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Anthony V. Marrocco (left) discusses the daunting North Gratiot Interceptor construction project with Gordon Wilson, an engineer with Anderson, Eckstein & Westrick, Inc., Shelby Township.
A Closer Look At The Interceptor
Workers are shown here excavating inside a temporary earth retention system at 21 Mile and Interstate-94 in preparation for a boring project connected to the North Gratiot Interceptor.
Workers are shown in this photo (above left) are constructing one of the manholes in the massive North Gratiot Interceptor, Phase 1, project. A bird's eye view (above right)of workers using a hydraulic system called a "jacking method" to push sewer pipe into the excavation behind the tunnel boring machine.
Click on this link for information about the Oakland Macomb Interceptor
OAKLAND - MACOMB INTERCEPTOR DRAINNOTICE OF MEETINGS OF DRAINAGE BOARD
The following meetings will convene at 10:00 AM in the Office of the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Oakland, Public Works Building 95 West, One Public Works Drive,Waterford, Michigan 48328.
• January 18, 2011
• February 22, 2011
• March 15, 2011
• April 19, 2011
• May 17, 2011
• June 21, 2011
• July 26, 2011
• August 16, 2011
• September 20, 2011
• October 18, 2011
• November 22, 2011
• December 20, 2011
The following meetings will convene at 10:00 AM in the Office of the Macomb County Public Works Commissioner,
21777 Dunham Road, Clinton Township, Michigan 48036. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for
effective participation in the meeting should contact the Commissioner in the county which they reside at the number
noted below at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting to request mobility,visual, hearing, or other assistance.
Minutes of the meeting will be on file at the Macomb County Public Works Office (586.469.5325) and the Oakland
County Water Resources Office (248.858.0958). ________________________________________________________________________________________
Macomb County Wastewater Disposal District
The Southeast Michigan District of the Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners
held their meeting at the Chapaton Retention Basin in St. Clair Shores
and they got quite a show...
Macomb Public Works Wins State Award For River Log Jam Program;Plans Underway To Attack Massive Blockages in 2011
Macomb County Public Works employees, Barbara Matthews, Lynne Seymour and
Claudette Wizniuk examine a massive log jam in the North Branch of The Clinton River,
about a quarter mile from the entrance of the Nicholson Nature Center in Clinton Township.
The log jam is on the list of similar blockages scheduled for removal this year.
8 1/2 Mile Relief Drain Drainage District
Proposed Permit No. MI0025585 - Authorization to Discharge Under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Public Notice - Date: August 28, 2009, Permit No. MI0025585 - Chapaton RTB Read more...
This permit takes effect on December 1, 2009. The provisions of this permit are severable. After notice and
opportunity for a hearing, this permit may be modified, suspended, or revoked in whole or in part during its
term in accordance with applicable laws and rules. On its effective date this permit shall supersede
NPDES Permit No. MI0025585, expiring October 1, 2009. Read More...
In 2002, the State of Michigan began to implement the second permit phase of the National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System, authorized by the Clean Water Act. This permit, informally called 'Phase ll', requires
municipalities and other governmental agencies with separated stormwater sewer systems to regulate both
the quantity and quality of stormwater runoff discharging into state waters. To accomplish this task, the
Macomb County Public Works Office (MCPWO) has updated its stormwater engineering standards, the first
major revision of the rules since 1967. The new standards, adopted July 30, 2008 and effective August 1, 2008,
will be used to evaluate development proposals that discharge stormwater into County drains. Read more...