(Atlantic) The Atlantic City Council authorized bids for the 2013 Bull Creek Storm Sewer Improvement Project at Wednesday nights’ city council meeting.
Atlantic City Administrator Doug Harris says last year several Council Members and staff inspected the underground Bull Creek Storm Sewer system with Dave Sturm and Tim Teig, of Snyder and Associates. This tunnel, parts of which are made up of old limestone archways, traverses under downtown Atlantic. During the walk through it was discovered that significant repairs were needed to preserve this tunnel.
The Council included funds to finance this project in the bond issue this spring and contracted with Snyder and Associates to do the engineering work. They have completed the plans and specifications for making the most critical repairs and the council is ready to move forward with this project. The Engineer’s final cost estimate is $273,225.75 which is somewhat higher than their original estimate of $260,000 that was included in the capital improvement bond.
Given the importance of this project to our storm water system and for the protection of many downtown properties we will make whatever adjustment that is necessary to fund this project in the current CIP.
July 18, 2013