GREEN: City Engineer Paul Pickett and Deputy Service Director Paul Oberdorfer updated City Council on the city's efforts to overcome storm water-flooding problems.
Pickett gave details on planning and work being done on projects covered within the capital improvements budget, while Oberdorfer addressed service maintenance.
In his dissertation, Pickett said a pipe run along Spade Road is completed, with restoration to be done this spring.
He also said a Steese Road education wetland in front of Green Middle School is expected to cost $268,676 and will be completed during the school's summer break.
Planning also calls for increasing capacity for the Melanie Road/Royce Avenue storm water system and grate replacement and bar screen for the Sunnyview Circle/Meadow Wood Lane area.
Planned for 2014 are Meadow Wood stream and detention basin maintenance, a Fortuna Drive detention basin and a Crouse pond dam.
Oberdorfer noted that the city spent $157,000 on storm water improvements last year.
He stated that plans this year call for cleaning 200 catch basins compared to 84 last year. He said some will be rebuilt, while noting there are between 2,500 and 3,000 such basins citywide.
He said cleaning all the basins could take up to 10 years, adding that only a small portion have to be cleaned regularly.
During this year, the city will install a 16-inch crossover pipe on Mount Pleasant Road and two 15-inch crossover pipes are to be replaced on state Route 619.
A slope failure at 1500 East Turkeyfoot Lake Road is in design, and a Boettler Road catch basin rebuilding project is to be completed under a $100,000 contract.
Oberdorfer said in-house repair and reconstruction of 30 catch basins in Meadow Wood will cost about $30,000.
Also planned are 6,000 lineal feet of video inspections, 1,500 pass miles of street sweeping and 2,500 linear feet of in house ditch cleaning.