Council to Review Drainage Problems

| October 22, 2013
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The Richmond City Council will discuss a drainage study at their meeting Tuesday night. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Administrator Ron Brohammer:

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Council will look at problems in the downtown area. “This is an area that’s been problematic with stormwater, really for a number of years,” said Brohammer, “And it’s time to take a look at that and see what we can do to fix it. It will most likely result in some installation of some underground drainage tubes and perhaps some open ditches.”

The City believes existing drainage in the area may be undersized, collapsed, or filled with debris.

Two change orders to construction on the waste water treatment plant are up for discussion. The first change calls for a smaller generator at the platn. The second concerns a pipeline that is being installed.

“The primary change here is to take out a fiber-optic cable that had planned to be installed for communications between the equipment at the north plant and the south plant. And this was an item that we had talked about before the actual contract was signed, so we knew this was probably going to be taken out.” The two plants will communicate via radio instead of through the fiberoptic system.

Council is also expected to pass a resolution in support of changing Highway 13 to four lanes. This would continue work that is already underway.

Council gathers at 6:30 Tuesday evening.

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