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Fulmer Creek flood mitigation project moves forward

Board members with the Village of Mohawk voted to move forward with the flood mitigation project for Fulmer Creek.

Posted: Feb. 12, 2018 10:39 PM
Updated: Feb. 12, 2018 11:21 PM

MOHAWK- Board members with the Village of Mohawk voted to move forward with the flood mitigation project for Fulmer Creek.

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On Monday night, a representative with an architectural and design company presented the board with a timeline, and costs for the Fulmer Creek project, from the West Main Street Bridge to the Vickerman Hill Bridge.

One reason why the board couldn't come to a decision at the previous meeting was because they wanted 50% of the $1.4 million they had already spent, back, from the government before they decided to spend more money.

They ended up getting $1.2 million back, which made their decision to move forward with the Fulmer Creek project, easier.

The board approved the archaeological portion of the grant, the grant for the water supply realignment, and the grant for the actual dirt work.

Mayor James Baron told NEWSChannel 2 this was a project they needed to move forward with. "I think the most important thing for us is that we owe it to the homeowners. This has been a five almost six year process and this isn't the first time the homeowners have been through it," said Baron. "We sort of made a pledge to all the people and said we would do our best to fix this and this is the next logical step in doing so," he added.

The total cost of the project is $2 million, and village is responsible for paying 10% of it.

The archaeological phase of the project will start in April, and the ground work will begin in June.

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