Democracy on the Front Lines
City Administrator’s Blog
April 30, 2012
There was no tornado, but Saturday’s hail storm caused plenty of damage on its own. We have received reports citywide of storm damage to homes, cars, and trees. For those with yard waste debris, please remember that tree limbs and branches less than six inches in diameter must be tied in bundles no larger than four foot long and 24 inches in diameter, and weigh no more than 60 pounds. Yard waste does not include dirt or rocks. You can place the bundles on your curb on your normal trash day.
Damage to City facilities and equipment was relatively minor. Several police cars were damaged but the fleet at City Hall and Public Works appears to have been spared any significant damage. The worst news is a section of trunk main that has been washed away in the middle of Engle Creek about 1,500 feet west of the Terminal Lift Station out by the Wastewater Treatment Plant on Rieder Road. We are mobilizing a contractor to assist in the emergency repair. In town, all of our sanitary sewers worked well and we did not have to bypass pump anywhere. It looks like our investments in sewer repairs are paying off.