Saturday, March 14, 2009
Drainage Basin Offered to City
According to the City's Environmental Advisory Board, the Morphy Ave drainage basin (just east of the Winn Dixie/Baldwin Square Shopping Center) has been offered to the City, plus $5,000 for an engineering study, by its current owners, if the City will agree to make the needed improvements (enlargement, dredging, aerators, oil/water separator, et al) and take over maintenance. The cost of the improvements was not revealed. The basin--part of the Weeks Bay Watershed-- is said to now be 74% over-capacity due to rapid development in the area.