Warsaw Water Drainage Study To Take Place

Warsaw City Council Monday heard about a drainage study that will be completed on the south side of Warsaw.
Teresa Sailor, stormwater coordinator, gave a presentation on the project and said the city entered into a $69,000 contract with Christopher & Burke Engineering to complete the study.
The study area is Ind. 15 on the west and north sides; CR 200S on the south side and Country Farm Road and Ranch Road on the east side.
The goal is to develop a plan for the watershed to facilitate an organized approach to the stormwater needs of the community, Sailor said.
A meeting will be in January to identify a project timeline, according to James Emmans, city engineer.
The contract includes gathering data to develop a model of existing drainage patterns and then break the area down to develop solutions to help improve drainage and mitigate flooding for properties in the area, Sailor said.
In other business, the council did not approve a zoning ordinance amendment. 
Council members Elaine Call, Charlie Smith and Jeff Grose voted in support of the ordinance as it was presented. Council members Diane Quance, Jerry Frush, Mike Klondaris and Cindy Dobbins voted against the ordinance as it was presented.
The ordinance stated fences placed in a front yard must be decorative and may not be privacy or chain link.
Quance said she talked to constituents who informed her limiting privacy or chain link fences is too restrictive.
“Ithink citizens can choose what they want and can afford,” Quance said.
Frush said he did not see anything wrong with a chain link fence. 
Grose said he felt the ordinance was less restrictive than before.
In other business, the city approved transferring $107,400 from the operating fund to the equipment replacement fund for the fire territory.
The city approved an employee personnel policy handbook.
A meeting will be at 4 p.m. Friday to review the city’s 1782 budget notice.

Grose informed the city there have been 32 deer taken during this year’s city deer reduction effort.

(Story By The Times Union)