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In the right direction

Published 1:08am Thursday, September 27, 2012

It appears the residents of Iron Creek subdivision soon will get some relief to the flooding problem that plagues them after heavy rains.
For 10 years, those residents have complained to the city. The city has been listening. Now, it appears the city is preparing to act. It is seeking a short-term and a long-term solution to the problem.
We advise the city to find solutions that will work and are affordable.
Iron Creek’s flooding and drainage problems have been blamed on ill-designed drainage ditches, beaver dams and the clogged Mitchell Branch on the south side of U.S. Highway 264. City public-works crews have done some work over the years, helping alleviate the problem.
No matter the sources of the problem or who is to blame, the city is doing the right thing in trying to bring help to Iron Creek residents. In protecting their properties, the city is protecting part of its tax base.

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