Judge Robert Pilmer and Fourth Ward Alderman Fred Kreinbrink

Judge Robert Pilmer (left) swears in new Fourth Ward alderman Fred Kreinbrink at Monday night's Sandwich City Council Committee of the Whole meeting. (WSPYNews.com photo by James Wyman)

Judge Robert Pilmer swore in four Sandwich City Council members at Monday night's Committee of the Whole meeting.

Rich Robinson, Cara Killey and Shane Surratt, representing Wards 1, 2, and 3, were sworn in first.

Then Fourth Ward alderman Fred Kreinbrink was seated for the first time. Kreinbrink fills the seat held by Bill McMahon, who served on the Sandwich City Council for 24 years.

During the meeting Kreinbrink was an active participant, telling his fellow council members that expenses, such as the $3,500 per month contract with accountants Lauterbach and Amen should be bid out.

Following the Krienbrink spoke with WSPY's Jim Wyman about putting contracts out to bid.

In other business, City Clerk Denise Ii asked the council when the three percent credit card service fee should be passed on to Sandwich residents who pay their water and sewer bills with plastic.

That was alderman Rich Robinson setting the June 1 date.

City Engineer Tom Horak told the council that there is a $79,340.00 proposal from Engineering Enterprises of Sugar Grove for the sanitary sewer system inflow and infiltration reduction program.

Storm water has been leaking into the Sandwich sanitary sewer system causing sewer back-ups.

Horak outlined what will happen when the contract is approved.

Last October, Tim Paulson of Engineering Enterprises told the council that it would take between $7.5 and $8 million to fix just the storm sewers.  No estimate has been given for the sanitary sewer repairs.

Horak said that this will be the first phase of the sanitary sewer evaluation.

Horak added that he hopes the evaluation can begin early next year when it is dry.

Hear Jim Wyman's WSPY News story on Monday night's Sandwich City Council Committee of the Whole meeting.