Council Receives Update On First Street Drainage Improvement Project

Mayor Ted Griess read a proclamation declaring May as nurse’s month during the May 17 regular Minden City Council meeting. The proclamation, “You Make a Difference”, expressed sincere appreciation for the hard work and dedication of nurses in Minden.

Jeff Palik from Olsson Associates attended the meeting to provide an update on surveying and drainage improvements for Highway 74 and Hull Avenue. The City, Kearney County Health Services, and Olsson Associates met onsite a few months ago to inspect the drainage and dip concerns at the intersection. An idea to install a trench drain with a grated covering was agreed on and Olsson Associates moved forward with a more detailed survey for the project.

After evaluating the survey data, it has been determined that this option is not feasible because it would negatively impact the cross slope of the highway. Adjusting the project to taper the cross slope appropriately would quadruple the cost and could be denied by the State. Palik said the project was never meant to be a full solution to the problem and would be more of a band-aid.

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