by Dennis Dalman
The much-discussed and long-awaited Celebration neighborhood drainage-improvement project was awarded a work contract by the Sartell City Council at its last meeting.
Landwehr Construction of St. Cloud was the low bidder at $424,173, which is within the city’s budget and considerably less than a previous project estimate of nearly $500,000.
Throughout the years, there have been persistent flooding problems in the streets, yards, basements and alleys in much of the Celebration neighborhood area. The flooding was not only a safety concern, but it also did damage to some alleys, streets, curb-and-gutter and yards.
The project, to be done this spring and summer, will involveoverlays of parts of alleys and roads and drainage solutions that include tiling.
Author: Dennis Dalman
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.