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Water Problems on Local Road to Be Addressed by Cities

Efforts are underway to control the water that courses downhill, eroding the land on both sides of Horsebranch Road, Edgewood Mayor John Link and City Administrator Brian Dehner explained to city council on Monday.
Edgewood is working with the City of Crestview Hills since each owns one side of the curvy road. 
Developer James Berling is working with Crestview Hills currently to build a holding pond at the corner of Horsebranch and Thomas More Parkway.  When consulted, Berling told Edgewood that if the city built a holding pond behind Freedom Park it would help slow the water more, so Link and Dehner asked Berling to design it and run the design past the Army Corps of Engineers, since he had dealt with that agency on the other pond.
"Engineer Mark Brueggemann knows about facility drainage, and he was at the meeting at the senior center recently," said Dehner. "If we choke down a few pipes and do some work upstream, we can possibly get the water down to pre-construction flow, especially if we monitor it."
Dehner said it would be good if Brueggemann came to a meeting and answered any questions that council might have. He explained that for many years Crestview Hills and Edgewood have had an interlocal agreement to split repairs in the area 50/50. Mayor Link said that the creek is in Edgewood, and a good portion of the road is in Crestview Hills, so rather than spending $1 million on repairing the area at the bottom of the hill, the cities agreed to spend some money, approximately $150,000, trying to fix things near the top to decrease the flow of water coming down.
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In other business, Council passed the second reading of a text amendment which allows closed storage units as a conditional use in the Industrial Park Zone on Sperti Lane. Council also passed a resolution to buy 215 chairs for the senior center. The original chairs are still being used at the center and since a number of them had broken and needed welding work, Dehner said that it would have been about $23 a chair for the welding and but new ones could be purchased at $27 per chair. Council approved the cost of $6017.85 for the 215 chairs.
Approximately 30 cheerleaders from Dixie Heights High School and their families came to the meeting to hear Mayor Link read a proclamation about their determination to go to the National High School Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Fla., and come home with the first place trophy. 
Mayor Link announced that the Senior Expo will be March 16, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the senior center, and the Farmer's Fare Open House will be March 30, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the senior center. The annual Easter Egg hunt will be April 1 at 2 p.m. The Edgewood Fire/EMS fish fry will be every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. until April 14.
Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor
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