A $60,000 storm water distribution project has already provided relief to residents and the Wellington public works department.
The two-week project was undertaken by public works superintendent Bob Brasee and a crew of four to remedy water buildup on the property belonging to Gary Jordan at 45200 State Rt. 18.
“The cost covered the pipe, a new manhole, and our labor,” Brasee said. “There was tile in place but part of it went on top of the ground. We did away with that. The portion on top of the ground was flooding the property even after light rains.”
The flood waters would leave much of the property unable to be maintained and required regular maintenance from the village. Taking care of it in one fell swoop helps the property owner and long-term cost to the village.
Storm water will now dump out into a creek east of Wellington, Brasee said.
Village council member Helen Dronsfield called the project “years in the making” as it had been left partially finished since the mid-1990s.
Council member Guy Wells said that this may have been due to past property owners objecting to the work being done.
“I was around but I wasn’t on that job when they did it. Years ago the village used to call in outside companies to handle these projects,” said Brasee. “Why they did it that way and left it I do not know.”
Brasee added that a similar drainage trouble spot just south of the Wellington Eagles building could be in line for repairs in the near future.
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Photo courtesy of Bob Brasee Efforts to stop flooding at a Rt. 18 property are aimed at stopping the continuous need for maintenance by the Wellington public works department.