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Drainage, flood damage, Main Street condition were topics at Petersburg Village Board meeting

Water flow/drainage was one of the topics discussed at the Petersburg Village Board meeting held Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Ted Thieman said he felt it was time to revisit the drainage situation in Petersburg. He suggested the town could begin by cleaning out the ditch on Third Street. Possibly, one street per year could be cleaned.
Board members felt people living on those streets would need to re-seed their grass.
It would also be better to wait due to the proposed work on the intersection near the school.
This issue has been scheduled on the six-year plan.
Chairman Stokes felt the summer help could possibly clean out some culverts to make for a better water flow.
Thieman added, “You can see the problem just by looking at it. An engineer probably is not needed for such a project.”
The board agreed there is work to be done.
Thieman also noted the water will not run south from the park the way it is now. The ditch is on the public right away and it is the village responsibility to get the water out of town.
Thieman thanked the board for their service and leadership. He added, “Without it, we don’t have Petersburg.”

Read the full story in the April 10 issue of the Petersburg Press print and e-editions.