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Drainage remains a major concern

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Concerns were once again voiced over the Storm Water Drainage Project at the Carbon Town Council meeting Monday.

"We are trying to be polite," resident Jerry Griffin said. "We are just trying to make sure that everything is put back the way it was."

Gary Ladd, of Ladd Engineering Firm, Inc., Lebanon, Ind., gave a brief update to the council and those in attendance about the process of the project and took questions and concerns from those in attendance. But concern was raised over standing water that was still in place after the latest rain.

"The water isn't going anywhere, shouldn't it be running somewhere," President Josephine Rightsell said. "The west side is still under water, this is why we are putting this project in."

The project, which was approved by the board last August, has been a concern to residents and council members.

"On my son's property the ground has sunk a few feet around the drain," Griffin said. "I just want to know if we are going to be investing in soil once this is done."

Carbon Town Marshal and water department representative Ron Keen raised concerns about excavators on public streets.

"The steel tracks are tearing up the streets, and that needs to stop," he said.

Ladd assured the council that he would talk with contractors and examine any of the properties that were mentioned at the meeting.

In other business during Monday's meeting, the council tabled the Pre Disaster Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, developed by the Clay County Emergency Management Agency, so the book may be read by council members and possibly voted on at the next meeting, and Keen asked that a dusk to dawn light be installed at Carbon Park.

The next meeting for the Carbon Town Council will be May 4 at the Carbon Town Hall.

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