UPDATE: The Council voted unaminously for an agreement with WHKS & Co. to complete the "2018 Flood Study."
On Tuesday night, the Mason City city council is taking the next step in completing the "2018 Flood Study". This comes after heavy rains in June and July forced homeowners to replace flooring, dry-wall and belongings after what the city calls "abnormal widespread flooding".
During the council meeting Tuesday night, the council is voting on whether to approve an agreement with WHKS & Co. to complete a drainage evaluation to lessen the burden on homeowners. The study will be focused on three main areas: Plymouth Road, Asbury Drive and Eastbrooke, specifically the area surrounding Saratoga Court and Jamestown Road.
Larold Robinett lives on Saratoga Court and says he has had to replace his flooring multiple times after floods this past summer and in 2008. Now, he’s happy to see the city taking some action.
“We got to solve this problem you know, we have to have some help here. We can't do it all ourselves,” says Robinett.
If approved, WHKS will perform a feasibility study to identify where the water goes when it rains and some of the potential fixes. Their proposal comes in at $68,000. Stay with KIMT for the latest.