Summertime work planned for Flat Creek

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

$120,000 purchase order will determine project moving forward

The city of Cassville is continuing its work in Flat Creek this year, aimed at reducing flooding in the city.

David Brock, Cassville public works director, said at the next council meeting, he will be asking that a purchase order be approved for about $120,000.

“That will be for grading improvements adjacent to Regal Manufacturing plant,” he said. “We will be pulling out material and cleaning up the bank to help improve flow conditions and high water conditions.”

Brock said he expects that work to occur during the summer.

“We want to avoid things getting held off due to a rainy spring,” he said. “This project was specifically designed to reduce the flood levels in the area of Regal.”

Brock said the city owns the property there.

“Regal owns the building, but the city owns the land,” he said. “This will help Regal but it will also help the commercial properties on the other side of the bank.”

Brock said the work will be expected to last through July and August.

“That works out well because when we are ready to do restoration work it will be fall,” he said. “That helps with good germination and growth.”

Brock said in developing the plans for the project Regal management staff has been kept up to date.

“They are very supportive of what we are doing,” he said. “Also, this should affect their operations at all.”

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