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October 2, 2013

City looks to improve storm water drainage

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CLAREMORE —

Each section would be looked at as part of the entire system to insure the improvements would not create more problems in other areas, according to city officials.
For example, the water issues downtown could be addressed by diverting water around downtown instead of allowing it drain into the center of the city.
The yearly fees could generate approximately $874,000 in fees, which would be a dedicated to pay for the improvements.
The city would look at funding about $10 million of the total cost to fund the projects combined with sale tax revenue to complete the project, according to Thomas.
The fees would be used with road improvement funding to make the project possible.
The more projects like these the city puts into place the lower insurance rates could go for the citizens, according to Hill.

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