Week of May 26, 2019

For those of you who walk the streets around town, you might have noticed that there are survey stakes and flags around Tighe-Schmitz Park.  The city is looking to improve the drainage on Lake Avenue and around the hockey rink parking lot and skating areas.  This project is coinciding with the mill and overlay project for Lake Avenue scheduled for later this summer.
Our engineer noted that the water table is just below the surface which causes the road surface to deteriorate more quickly.  So it is important to move the water away from the road.  The good news is it appears that there is just enough grade change in the area to channel water to an existing drain.
As many of you know, the park was formerly a wetlands. The bad news is the recent, frequent rains will continue to saturate the rest of the park until we get drier weather.