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23rd Street stormwater repair project completed

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By KEVIN NEVERS

The Stormwater Utility is reporting another completed bond project: the replacement of 110 feet of failed HDPE pipe along 23rd Street.

At Monday’s meeting of the Stormwater Management Board, Town Engineer Mark O’Dell announced that the project is done, but for site restoration and landscaping. Members voted 3-0 to authorize O’Dell to cut a manual check in the amount of $22,324.71 to low-quoter R.V. Sutton Inc.

R.V. Sutton replaced the failed HDPE pipe with a concrete pipe in an area of 23rd Street just north of Texas Street.

O’Dell added that the town will restore the site itself, just as soon as the sidewalk on the east side of 23rd Street—ripped up for the project—has been replaced. For the next week or so, however, the project site will be allowed to settle.

To date, proceeds from the $880,000 stormwater bond issue have paid for the cleaning of the Lincoln Street detention basin just off 23rd Street and the Duneland Prairie Trail, at a cost of $51,200; and for the emergency repair of a different section of the 23rd Street stormwater line, at $8,293.11.

New Permit Issued

In other business, members voted 3-0 to approve the issuance of a revised sediment-control permit to Phillippe Builders, owners of multiple parcels in the Townhomes on the Green subdivision at Coffee Creek Center.

The old permit expired in February and the Advisory Plan Commission had put a stop-work order in effect until the permit was renewed.

The problem: several of the parcels which had been owned by James Gierzcyk—and are now owned again by the Lake Erie Land Company—had been included in the original permit, and James Lotton of Phillippe wanted those parcels stripped from the new permit.

The board agreed to do so and Associate Town Attorney Chuck Parkinson said that the matter will now be referred back to the Plan Commission so that it can rescind the stop-work order. That order will, however, remain in effect for LEL, until it renews the sediment-control permit for the parcels which it owns.

May in Review

In May the Stormwater Utility ran a deficit of $4,184 and in the year to date is running a deficit of $1,857.

 

 

Posted 6/19/2012