From Our Files (March 9, 2022)


March 9, 2022

March 9, 1972

City Manager Mike Gleason got an earful of complaints about flooding waters in the area of Mt. View Drive and 22nd, 23rd and Long streets.

When drain ditches and lines reached capacity during the heavy rainfall (2.5 inches in 24 hours), water filled the streets and intersections, and overflowed to cover yards of several homes.

A bond issue was offered a few years ago to install a drainage system, but it was voted down. At the time, it would have cost $7 per linear foot. Now (1972) it could cost between $15 to $25 per linear foot.

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