Engineering plans for the proposed detention pond were reviewed in Wednesday's special meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil.
David Finley, of CTE Engineers of Indianapolis and the lead engineer of the project said the plans are 99 percent complete and that the process of obtaining environmental permits will soon begin.
The Pogues Run Detention Pond will serve two purposes. It will create control of flood waters in the southern part of the town and will be uses for the retention of water runoff from the future United States 40 project.
One hitch holding up the creation of the pond is the needed acquisition of two small areas of land to allow the 10-acre pond to be completed.
Finley also said negotiations are underway with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) for assistance in paying the costs of the pond. The estimated total cost of the pond is $670,000, one-third of which could possibly be paid by the state.
The council agreed that a work session is need in the future to determine a way to raise the approximate $400,000 the city would have to pay for the construction of the pond.
With a need to add council representation to the Brazil Plan Commission, the council appointed Pat Heffner as its representative.
The council also passed the first reading of an ordinance which would change the meeting times of the council.
The ordinance would set meeting times for 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, in lieu of the current meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays.
The next meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil will be Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall.