Council to talk flood mitigation, budget at upcoming meeting

Published 5:10 pm Saturday, October 5, 2013

Budget discussions, flood mitigation assessment hearings and more await the Austin City Council at its next public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The council will approve construction firm Ulland Brothers, Inc., to work on Phase 3 of the city’s North Main Flood Control Project, which will involve building a concrete floodwall from the Austin Municipal Pool to the old Sinclair Gas Station property on the west bank of the Cedar River. The plan also calls for the raising of Main Street.

Ulland bid $9.2 million for the project, about $900,000 more than city estimates.

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In addition, the council will discuss assessments for snow removal done last winter, garbage and debris removal done this year, weed removal and grass cutting done this year, and sanitary sewer and water improvements to 22nd Street Southeast and 22nd Street Northwest.

Council members will also look at the upcoming 2014 budget during its work session, though no specific points are planned for discussion.