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Winslow City Council addresses sewer and water main issues at June 26 meeting
7/3/2012 3:44:00 PM
By Todd Roth
WINSLOW, Ariz. - The Winslow City Council addressed Little Colorado River Flood Plain FEMA decertification and options to the city for reducing flood insurance costs for homeowners during an early council session from 6 to 7 p.m. June 26.
The regular session began at 7 p.m. with Alan Rosenbaum giving updates on two items. Item one was the cost ($17,000) and delivery of a very large pump which will be available for temporarily rerouting sewer lines in the event of another manhole cave in or a sewer line rupture.
Item two addressed the current status of the broken water main on the east side of the La Posada Hotel that occurred in the early morning of June 25.
A 90-year-old cast iron water main split open on pipe bottom after rusting through from the inside. The leak was detected at 4 a.m. by Winslow Police patrol. The contractor working on a different line began pumping at 8:30 a.m. and by 4:30 p.m. the leak was repaired. Unfortunately, the La Posada Hotel was without water for the day, causing them major inconveniences. Rosenbaum said that another old line was leaking at the same site and would be fixed by June 27.
Police Chief Garnett was next up explaining that the US Supreme Court decision upholding a portion of SB 1070 relating to local police departments' ability to check a subject for immigration documents in no way leads to racial profiling by Winslow Police. Garnett said the State Police Officers Standards and Training group will be creating the appropriate methodologies for training on the 1070 issue.
The City Council approved the tentative city budget for fiscal 2012-2013.
The City contract with Woodson Engineering of Flagstaff was inked for three more years with no increase in Woodson fees.
City Council members approved Proclamation No. 1602, which was the go-ahead for Renaissance 6, improving all of Second and Third Streets on the east end of Winslow.
BNSF offered the donation of a diesel engine for the First Street railroad park and was accepted by council members.
Special Anti-Tuberculosis memorials will be placed on the cemetery of the old Indian TB Hospital Cemetery.
Proclamation No. 1601, to proceed with construction on the downtown Route 66 park, using the ADOT $488,000 Scenic Byways Grant, was approved.
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