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Mar 10

March 11, 2016 Update

Posted on March 10, 2016 at 4:28 PM by Mitch Beaumont

• Winter weather arrived on Christmas Eve and work was suspended for the winter after December 23, 2015. At that point three of the five staged completion dates were substantially achieved. Two of the revised completion dates have yet to be met and the terms of the contract for delay are being implemented.

• Due to the early warm weather, the Contractor has been directed to resume work March 14.

• The rough grading of the channel between 72nd Street and 73rd Avenue is substantially complete, but there is some grading to do along with removal of a portion of the gabion wall on the east side of 73rd Avenue on the north side of the creek. Remaining work in this section includes placement of stone armoring and grade control structures in the lower portions of the creek, finish grading and seeding.

• Rough grading in the section west of 73rd Avenue is generally complete from Champion Park to the east except where storm sewer outlet construction needs to be completed. The area from Champion Park to Edgewood Boulevard will involve significant reshaping and finish grading remains in this area.

• The City has prepared a Commemorative Tree Program which provides an opportunity for citizens to purchase and have a tree planted in a City Park to honor loved ones or recognize organizations. An application process under the review and guidance of the City Parks Superintendent has been developed. A policy document was recommended for approval by the Park and Recreation Advisory Committee in January and will next be considered for approval and implementation by the City Council.

• Placement of stone armoring and grade control structures will also take place throughout the channel between 73rd Avenue and Edgewood Boulevard.

• The City has entered a joint agreement with the City of Papillion to hire a consultant to manage storm water public education and outreach for both cities in 2016. Another Bio Blitz will be held in the fall of 2016 at the new Prairie Queen Dam Site. An informational display on behalf of both cities will be part of the Nebraska Science Festival on April 19 from 11 am to 4 pm at the KANEKO at 11th and Jones in the Old Market. Please plan to attend.

• Public education materials on storm water management for the two communities are being updated and will bear the following logo. Look for information booths are various community events throughout this year.