Shawano’s Department of Public Works held a public meeting yesterday(Tuesday) to answer questions about the water main saddle replacement along Main Street that will commence the middle of next month. The west parking lane of Main Street will be torn up from just south of the channel to the end of the 200 block of South Main Street starting on September 17th. The project is expected to take until October 26th. At issue are the stainless steel saddles holding in place the service connection to the water main that were installed during the Main Street reconstruction project back in 2002 and 2003. The Shawano Common Council last month approved borrowing up to $180,000 from the Shawano Lake Sanitary District to cover the cost of replacing 71 saddles along Main Street.The loan will be paid back over a five-year period with an interest rate of 3 percent.