Board approves resolution for maintenance, repair for Burroughs Drain




FLINT TWP. — After postponing it from the Jan. 10 meeting, the Flint Township Board of Trustees approved a resolution for the maintenance and/or repair of Burroughs Drain #0008 at its Jan. 24 meeting.

The board needed to pass the resolution to allow for the Genesee County Drain Commission to make repairs and keep up maintenance on the drain due to the cost associated with the maintenance and/or repair.

Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright spoke on the Burroughs Drain at the Jan. 10 meeting, saying there were several issue with the Burroughs Drain, which is located south of Corunna Rd. One area in particular is the corner of Graham and Beveridge Rds.

At the Jan. 10 meeting, Wright said the drainage system south of Corunna Rd. was installed during the 1920s and 1930s, and is now undersized. The Drain Commission can spend $2,500 a year on maintenance for the project, but the Burroughs Drain project would be more than $2,500 a year, which prompted the resolution to exceed the yearly allowed amount.

Along with the water rates, the board decided to postpone approval of a resolution for maintenance and/or repair of the Burroughs Drain #0008 due to estimated figures for cost not being available for board members to review.

Wright, who also spoke on the subject, said there are several issues with the Burroughs Drain, located south of Corunna Rd. and particularly the corner of Graham and Beveridge Rds. “The drainage system south of Corunna Rd. was put in during the 20s and 30s, and is undersized,” he said.

Wright said the Drain Commission can spend $2,500 a year on maintenance but that the project would be more than $2,500 a year, which prompted the resolution to exceed the yearly allowed amount.


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