Dumping blocks Winfield ditches
By Kitty Conley email@example.com December 4, 2012 1:34PM
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Updated: December 4, 2012 1:34PM
WINFIELD — Broken up asphalt and debris is blocking the proper flow of water in drainage ditches along the roadway, and water runs over the roadway as well as onto private property, at two areas — and there will probably be more — in the town of Winfield.
Problems on the property of Sandre Krcoski at 10784 Arizona Street and of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Neff at 10355 Allen St. are both the results of the culverts or storm water drainage ditches being blocked.
Both of these locations are awaiting second Indiana Department of Environmental Management reports. Corrective work is on hold until the town receives those reports.
Tony Kenning from DLZ Engineering said the Neff property problem is a very simple fix. He added, “We have the Army Corps of Engineers coming out to look at it to make sure how we need to get the work done.”
Board president Tim Clayton said, “Things were just pushed in there.”
The homeowners will be contacted as to the time that the Army Corps will be out so they can be present also. Kenning pointed out that it is good to get the corps involved because this affects a U.S. waterway.
The problem that exists on the property owned by Bertha Sandridge at 100 Meadows Circle according to Kenning appear to be on private property and must be corrected by that owner.
The drainage property at Mike Conley’s at 7445 E. 103rd Ave. is about the soil around an existing storm sewer manhole. It is the same issue at other sites where the soil around the manhole is sinking. The street department needs to get in to the area to fix it.
Board member Joshua Malher said that it was in the drainage area behind his house and access can be obtained by going through his yard.
Malher added, “Double Tree West and Country Meadows all have some problems.”