Lumberton City council members concluded a brief city meeting on Monday, Oct. 8, posting just two action items on the agenda along with a single citizen’s discussion item.
From the public, Mr. Mark Dies, a resident of the Village Creek Parkway, requested that the city enlarge a drainage culvert near his property.
Work being done to support a nearby levee has created a problem as “a drainage culvert got accidentally covered up,” he said.
Dies says he fears that another substantial rainfall or flood will impact his home negatively unless another drainage culvert is constructed.
City Manager Steve Clark offered to visit the Dies property to assess the situation for drainage improvement.
The first item of business on the agenda involved placing the next city council meeting on Nov. 13 as the first Tuesday of the month is Veteran’s Day.
Next, the council approved a request by MST Lumberton Properties their final plat for the Westwood Heights Phase IV construction.
A short discussion involved the presence of shallow surface cracks in the pavement poured as streets and driveways.
“The reason for the cracks,” City Manager Clark said, “was because the contractor did not get there in a timely manner.”
He explained that the concrete saw-cuts needed to be completed within 24 hours. It wasn’t an inspection problem, he explained, but rather a delay in work time.
The contractor bears the responsibility to repair the surface streets, and Clark says he and the engineer are satisfied now that they have corrected the problem.
Council members approved the final plat subject to receiving a letter of confirmation that the repairs are complete.