Archive for Thursday, March 2, 2006

Sewer studies get nod

March 2, 2006

The Eudora City Council approved funding during its Monday meeting for two sewer study projects to be conducted by city engineer Brian Kingsley and BG Consultants.

The studies will look at the growth potential for the west interceptor sewer line and attempt to quantify information on inflow and infiltration within the system in a format that could lead to grant monies for the city for necessary repairs.

The firm has already drafted reports for the east and middle interceptors, and because a potential developer approached Kingsley inquiring about developing in the west, Kingsley advised the council it might be time to go ahead with the third study.

"As you started having developers interested in the east watersheds, we recommended we study those areas and see how we'll sewer those areas," Kingsley said. "We have before you tonight a proposal to go ahead and study the west watershed."

The findings of the report will be in the same format as a report presented to the council during a work session and most recently to the Eudora Planning Commission during its Feb. 1 meeting, Kingsley said.

The study will identify the waterAssociation, but the project failed because of an inability to work around schedules.

With Ashley's departure, the association is in a permanent hiatus.

"It's not an underground movement; it's still an above ground movement," Ashley said. "I just don't know how it's moving."

Ashley still supports the downtown district. She'll eventually set an area in her store to hold information about downtown businesses and restaurants to entice her out-of-town clients to explore the city.

"They could see Eudora is more than a dying community and it's vibrant," Ashley said.

The vibrant and potential growth of the community also helped influence her choice for the new office.

It will be a central location as the town expands, Ashley said.

With the tuxedo rentals coming in and her own altering work remaining steady, she might need to hire an assistant soon, Ashley said.

But in the meantime, she'll continue serving the public and finishing her own personal move to Eudora.

"I think that's enough for me for this year," Ashley said.

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