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July 1, 2013

Water woes hit Ashford Univ. field


The flood gates currently go in when the river level reaches 16.5 feet. Keeping the flood gates closed to prevent stadium flooding would stymie river activity, which committee members were not in favor of.

This is not the first time the city has addressed the stadium flooding. In 2011, HDR explained to members of the City Services Committee that the city had several other options to deal with the flooding. Options included constructing a new storm sewer to the Third Avenue North pump station for $650,000, adding a new pump station on the existing storm sewer for $750,000, modifying Joyce's slough flood gate operations, do nothing, or work with the ball park to develop a flood mitigation plan.

At the time, committee members directed the public works director and LumberKings General Manager Ted Tornow to discuss a flood mitigation plan, but those meetings never happened.

"We're at the point right here, right now as I'm speaking that we were in in 2011 and somebody dropped the ball, whoever that was is irrelevant. We just need to get together now," Riney said.

Tornow said he has been waiting to get together with city officials to determine what can be done to offset the damage that repeated flooding has caused.

"It's your building. I have black mold in it and it's not a very nice place to be when it rains," Tornow said. "I appreciate the vote of confidence, but I still have an umpires room that's dug up, needing to be remedied. I have carpeting that's been washed and flooded and I have walls in my office that have seen water more times than I care to admit."

Committee members agreed meetings with Tornow, Riney, Clinton County Emergency Management Coordinator Chance Kness and other city staff will need to take place.

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