Cleveland City Council Encourages Bradley County Commission To Conduct Flood Study

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - by Tonya Brantley

A resolution authorizing Cleveland City Mayor Tom Rowland to sign an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers for the Cleveland Flood Risk Management Study of Candies Creek and South Mouse Creek passed unanimously during the Cleveland City Council voting session Monday afternoon. 

In the agreement between the Department of the Army and the city of Cleveland, a letter from the city stated its desire to participate in a feasibility study for flood damage reduction and in which it acknowledged its financial responsibilities for the study and a project, if one is recommended.  

By law, the Secretary of the Army is authorized to allot from certain appropriations an amount not to exceed $55 million per fiscal year for the implementation of small structural and nonstructural projects for flood control and related purposes; provided that no more than $7 million shall be allotted for a project at any single locality.

Councilman Richard Banks made a motion concerning county participation in the flood study. He said, “Because this is a county-wide problem and because some of the water affected residents outside city limits, we as a city council encourage the Bradley County Commission to pass their own agreement for a flood study to be used in conjunction with our study.”
In new business, a motion approving State Form CT-0253 for the $3,750,000 variable rate loan for the 20-inch water line and other improvements passed unanimously, as well as the following consent agenda items:
-A motion to declare copier scanner (Xerox 8825) as surplus property and donating to Cleveland State Community College.
-A motion to declare confiscated guns as surplus property. The confiscated guns have been released by the Bradley County Criminal Court and will be offered to a licensed law enforcement gun dealer at the highest bid.
-A motion to approve change order for CEI services with Smith Seckman and Reid for LIC South. The motion is for a contract extension for the construction engineering and inspection services provided by Smith, Seckman and Reid for the Local Interstate Connector – South Project. The extension is due to an extension of 45 days with Steve Williams Construction Company. These services are required by state law for the entirety of the project for an additional cost of $48,121.50.
-A motion to approve change orders for the Greenway Phase 4 (Raider Drive) for foundation fill material, catch basins and storm sewers.
-A reappointment to the Industrial Development Board and Health& Education Facilities BoardDavid Fair for a six-year term to expire July 2018.
-An appointment to the Industrial Development Board and Health & Education Facilities BoardBryce Kirksey for a six-year term to expire July 2018.
The Cleveland City Council will hold its next voting session meeting on Monday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m.

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