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Perpetual flooding of Water Street a concern in Norwalk

Scott Seitz2 • Nov 7, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Dean Hales, of 36 Old Orchard Loop, asked city officials what can be done about the perpetual flooding of Water Street.

"Is there any plan to deal with this?" Hales asked during Tuesday night's council meeting.

Hales said businesses are constantly being washed out of Water Street.

"If there's grant money, we should probably pursue it," Hales said, adding if nothing can be done, maybe the city should shut down Water Street and make it a "canal."

Josh Snyder, public works director, said there are possible solutions, but no guarantees, including widening bridges and building a flood wall.

Snyder said a flood wall would cost about $2.2 million and each time the city applies for federal funding during flood events it is turned down because other cities have been hit harder.

Council also dealt with legislation that would make the position of council clerk full-time. To find out what happened with that issue, as well as other matters discussed, read the story in Wednesday's Reflector.

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