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City holds special meeting

By Staff | Nov 1, 2013

Submitted Graphic The city is working to prepare a solution to a flooding problem in a residential yard at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and 1st Street. Rainwater flows north into a yard (marked by a star) on the east side of second avenue.

The Rugby City Council held a special meeting Monday to discuss project updates and zoning.

Mayor Dave Cichos and members of the council listened to Interstate Engineering representatives via teleconference to hear about updates on the Chalmers First Addition housing development in southeast Rugby.

Council members were informed that an initial crew is working on water and sewer lines to the north and that a second crew will begin work toward the south within the next week. A third crew is slated to do the utilities, and work will be done seven days a week as long as weather permits.

The council discussed ways to improve storm drainage on 1st Street NE near the intersection with 2nd Avenue, where water routinely floods a resident’s yard. Improvements to drainage behind the Hub on 15th Street SW are also expected.

The council is looking to clarify zoning regulations in order to better plan for future annexations, which would likely lead to expansion of the city’s water and sewer systems.

The council is considering measures to implement a quiet zone as the number of trains traveling through the city is expected to exceed 20 per day. Replacing the floor at the armory was also discussed.

The regular monthly meeting for the council will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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