Tell City council members to get stormwater-study update

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By The Staff

TELL CITY - City council reports offered last week included discussion on Greenwood Cemetery and Tell City's downtown.

Councilman Gary Morton, a member of the Greenwood Cemetery Committee, said the process of creating walkways in a new area of the cemetery is making progress, and ruts created in the process are being taken care of.

Bonar Group, a company that has been working on a stormwater study for the past couple of years, is due to make a presentation to the council June 2.

Tell City residents have been paying an interim rate for stormwater services. Bonar was contracted to prepare a recommendation on a permanent rate structure that would base charges on the amount of stormwater properties generate.

Mayor Barbara Ewing updated the council on the four-block streetscape project, in particular the sod installed by contractors. She voiced concern then that some of the new sod was turning brown and said the city was in contact with the subcontractor that installed it and the trees.

A letter being sent to downtown merchants explained the city's request that changes not be made to the renovated areas by merchants or homeowners due to a federal monitoring period that ends Aug. 30.

City officials encourage flower plantings in containers and window boxes.