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City moves ahead on Armstrong project

The Glencoe City Council took the next steps to move forward with the Armstrong Avenue project at Monday night’s regular meeting.
Armstrong is a street and utility project that will replace sewer lines, water mains and storm sewers on Armstrong Avenue from Seventh Street to 13th Street, Seventh Street from Armstrong Avenue to Chandler Avenue, Baxter Avenue from Seventh Street to Fifth Street and one block of 12th Street.
Previously, the project required a storm water pond to set off the increased rate of water flow that will occur with the increased size of storm sewer lines. At the previous city council meeting, Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH) engineer Justin Black found an option that did not require a pond, but instead added a new 48-inch pipe to the storm sewer system.
SEH Project Manager John Rodeberg said on Monday night that although the Buffalo Creek Watershed has not officially given permission to remove the pond from the plan, the city has received a verbal yes from the watershed. Without the pond, the city may need a water quality control feature.
The first order of business for Armstrong at the meeting Monday night was a resolution ordering improvement and preparation of plans for the project.
Council Member Allen Robeck said he was still against the plan, as the new line will still run under the city cemetery, where the storm water pond was originally planned.
Rodeberg explained that line is not in the cemetery, but runs around it. The line will need to connect up with the 72-inch pipe that runs under Highway 212 and into the Buffalo Creek.
Robeck said he thinks the water is still going to back up in the cemetery. He said he thinks the storm sewer should be installed in the Lincoln Park area.
Rodeberg explained the new line will not cause any extra flooding or back-ups.
“The capacity of that is such that it won’t back up because of the new water,” he said. He said the reason the area has backed up before is because of the Buffalo Creek.

For more, see the Nov. 18 print edition of The Chronicle.