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|Galesburg Water Plant Flood Protection Project Begins
|Work will soon begin to determine how best the City of Galesburg can further protect its water pumping equipment along the Mississippi River from floods like the ones that almost destroyed it in June.
The Galesburg City Council Tuesday night voted to accept a $40,000 proposal from Bruner, Cooper, and Zuck to develop a plan to best address the needs of flood protection at the site in Oquawka.
Galesburg City Manager Dane Bragg says the suggestions are things that came up when the state Environmental Protection Agency noticed after this past June's floods. "Those improvements include extending well heights, raising the platform over the Ranney Collector Well, raising the generator building foundation, flood protection plates for the control building, and construction of a flood protection wall around the Ranney Collector Well," Bragg said.
Bragg says those are things that the state would likely have addressed again next year when it does an annual inspection. Bruner's firm says it will complete the work by December, at which time bids will be sought on the project itself.
The Galesburg City Council Tuesday night turned down a request to pay a bill for emergency repairs to the water slide at Lake Storey, asking for more detail on what work was actually done.
The city also reminded people that signs, either for fundraisers, real estate companies, and those advertising the work the did on a particular property, are not allowed to be put on the terrace lawns in front of homes, after numerous ones for several local fundraisers have been spotted in such areas.
|09 03 08 by Newsroom
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