Commission accepts bid for stream project

Thursday, September 25, 2008

On Sept. 18, the Barry County Commission awarded a $67,484.75 bid to Ellick Garren Excavation for a stream bank stabilization project, which will be completed beneath the Jenkins Bridge on Highway 39.

The project, which is a combined effort of the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) and the Missouri Department of Conservation, includes plans to create a new bank, place large stones along the bank and secure the stones with rip rap.

Southern Barry County Commissioner Eddie Davison suggested the project to repair the land beneath the Jenkins Bridge that has been eroded by recent flooding.

"Flat Creek continues to further erode some of the property's best bottom land," said Davison. "The way it is eroding it is making a loop in the field and has the potential to wash away the abutments of the Highway 39 bridge."

Although the project is being funded by MODOT and the Conservation Department, the local county commission is responsible for bidding and overseeing the work.

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  • There are other problems with Flat Creek as well.

    As you walk along the Greenways Trail leaving the city park in a northerly direction just before the trail heads back into the woods towards 13th street there is definate and obvious septic waste flowing into the creek polluting it with not only human fecal an urinary waste but whatever else is being flushed down drains such as bleach, soap etc.

    -- Posted by InTheMix on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 3:27 PM
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