COLUMBUS – The Columbus City Council approved the plans for Phase 1 of the Frontier Regional Storm Water Detention plan during their meeting on Monday night.
The estimated cost of the phase is $325,000, and the City is now authorized to begin advertising for bids on the project. The City Council initially approved to proceed on the design of the plan at their August 6 meeting.
Phase 1 improvements are going to include the construction of a storm water detention pond on the south side of Armory Drive in City-owned property. Storm sewers are eventually going to be constructed from this pond to the north to service Phase 1, and eventually Phase 2 of the plan.
The properties which will benefit from Phase 1 of the plan include Subside Addition, Frontier Addition, and other abutting non-platted properties. Property owners within the Phase 2 area will be notified of the proposed storm water system, as well as the need for the creation of a Street Improvement District.
The regional storm sewer system will be the first in Columbus, and is part of the Storm Water Management Plan. Funding for the project will come from the recently established from the storm water utility fee, and benefiting properties will be assessed in accordance with the established assessment policy.