The first project of the $880,000 stormwater bond issue floated late last
year has been completed: the cleaning of the Lincoln Ave. detention basin,
immediately north of 23rd Street and south of the Prairie Duneland Trail.
So Town Engineer Mark O’Dell reported at Monday night’s meeting of the
The job, done by R.V. Sutton, cost $51,200, considerably less than the
estimated cost of $75,000.
R.V. Sutton also recently performed an emergency repair on the 23rd Street
stormwater sewer—also on the bond issue’s dime—for a cost of $8,293.11,
Meanwhile, members voted 3-0 to authorize O’Dell to solicit quotes for the
second project on the list: the repair of 110 feet of the 23rd Street
stormwater sewer just north of Dogwood Park. That line has been deformed and
needs to be replaced, O’Dell said. A special meeting was scheduled for
Monday, April 30, to discuss quotes received.
In other business, O’Dell said that the specs are nearly done on the
stormwater lift station intended to drain the alley behind Val’s Pizza. With
a projected cost of $250,000, that project will likely be the most expensive
of all the bond projects.
Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg, for his part, reported that crews are
currently going through town performing much needed repairs on multiple
stormwater catch basins. So far eight have been done, with numerous others
on the list.
“It’s going to be quite a project, all around town,” Schnadenberg said.
March in Review
In March the
Stormwater Utility ran a deficit of $10,726 and in the year-to-date is
running a deficit of $8,940.