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Residents Attend City Public Meeting

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Emily Harrell, left, discussing the Clear Creek project.

Lakeland residents visited the IH Clubhouse tonight (1.23.18) for information and questions about the Clear Creek Sanitary Sewer Project.

Emily Harrell, PE, CPESC, city engineer, said the informal public meeting was to share progress on the project with interested parties.

Also attending and answering questions were representatives from Buchart Horn (engineering and architectural firm):  Nicole M. Craven, PE, CPESC, Diane C. Vesely, PE and Andy Pinkler.

Residents from areas closest to the project were alerted to the session via letters from the City.  Those sections included Oakwood Grove, Memphis Arlington Road going east from Chambers Chapel Road and Chapel Hill Road.  There also is a small area in Creekside Manor that borders the project. The meeting, however, was open to the entire community.

There was a public comment sheet available which asked about major issues such as relocations, wetlands, wildlife, noise and safety.  There also was space for project recommendations and assessment of the public involvement process.

“At this time, the final alignment has been set and design is nearing 60% completion,” said Mrs. Harrell.

The project will provide relief to the existing Clear Creek interceptor which is nearing capacity.  It will also provide service to residences on the north end of Chambers Chapel Road.  At ultimate build-out, the new interceptor will provide a connection for properties in east Lakeland to U. S. Highway 64, said Mrs. Harrell.

The plan is currently in the design phase with construction to begin in 2020, said Mrs. Harrell.

Link to map of the project: http://www.lakelandtn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6872