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 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.
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
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.