Project should make subdivision's flooding go away

(Photo by John Garlock)

A company hired by the City of Kirksville is going to once and for all put an end to flooding problems in a city subdivision.

At least that's the goal of a major storm sewer project in College Park.

At Monday nightâ??s meeting, the Kirksville City Council awarded the contract for that work to Willis Brothers Incorporated of Macon.

That company's bid of $450,000 was the lowest received.

Kirksville Public Works Director Alan Griffiths told KTVO the new drain pipes under several streets in College Park should put a stop to flooding issues in that neighborhood.

"It's been an ongoing problem mainly during heavy rain storms,â?? said Griffiths. â??It's not something that occurs during every rain storm, but the goal is to get it so that we don't have any problems at all, so that the citizens can get in and out, emergency services can get in and out.â??

The College Park storm sewer project is expected to get underway in the next month to month-and-a-half.

It should take three to four months to complete.

In other action, the council approved a resolution adopting the 2014 Comprehensive Plan for the City of Kirksville.

That is something that is done every 10 years.

The council also unanimously approved a waiver of the building permit fees for construction of a new house by Habitat for Humanity.

Also at Mondayâ??s meeting, new Kirksville Mayor Glen Moritz issued a proclamation celebrating the 25th anniversary of Victim Support Services in Kirksville.