Wellman Council OKs storm drain replacement

By James Jennings
Posted 7/22/20

At its Monday meeting, the Wellman City Council approved the replacement of two storm drains on Fairview Drive.

City Administrator Kelly Litwiller said two storm water intakes – one on …

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Wellman Council OKs storm drain replacement

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At its Monday meeting, the Wellman City Council approved the replacement of two storm drains on Fairview Drive.

City Administrator Kelly Litwiller said two storm water intakes – one on either side of the street – will be replaced as well as a 24-inch steel drainage tube.

The current storm drains have collapsed, and it created a sinkhole in the street.

“The drain there has been an issue for a while, but because of other issues, we didn’t have the money to do it,” Mayor Ryan Miller said.

Litwiller said that the city attempted to run a camera down the drain to inspect the damage.

“We couldn’t even get it under the road,” Litwiller said.

The drainage tube will run to a drainage ditch near the Wellman Golf Course.

Included in the project is the repair of the street with concrete by the intakes.

Litwiller pointed out that another storm drain at Fairview Drive and 11th Street has already been replaced.

The council approved an estimate of $10,000-$12,000 from Brad Boyce to do the storm drain replacements and $5,550 from Coleman Concrete to do the concrete work on the project.

“The cost is about half of what we thought it would have been,” Miller said.

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