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Funding grows for flood control projects

In their July 11 meeting, as part of the consent agenda, the City Council approved budget increases for a pair of local flood control projects.

While all of the funding comes from the Clark County Regional Flood Control District, the city had to vote to accept the increased funding.

The first project is the Avenue I Storm Drain Improvement. The project consists of designing an extension to, as well as replacing, existing storm drains with new and larger 78-inch drains and associated attachments. The impetus of the project is to intercept floodwater flows and resolve longstanding and repeated flooding issues along Avenue G near Seventh Street.

The council also agreed to accept nearly $1 million from the Regional Flood Control District to reimburse the Public Works Department for labor, equipment, contracts and materials used to maintain regional flood control structures located within Boulder City limits.

Additional funding from RFCD was accepted for the Wells Drive Levee Lining project.

The current flood control levee in that area is considered unlined using only what is termed as “riprap”, which is a layer of angular stones, cobbles or boulders used to help control erosion. A concrete lining for this levee is designed to further strengthen it against erosion and to provide additional protection for any development downstream of the levee.

The Eagle has landed

City crews help align the eagle at the new welcome sign Monday morning. The $75,000 sign, which is funded by the city, will not only welcome those coming to town but also honors the Boulder City High School Eagles.

Tract 350 sale approved

Whether it will be enough to fund the projected $40 million-plus pool complex the city would like to build is still — given the realities of the current inflationary economic environment — an open question.

City’s pet licensing proposal still in limbo

As the proposal to allow for a license for pet breeding, as well as the keeping of more animals than the three currently allowed by city code that came within inches of becoming law in March of this year, appears to be in some kind of limbo. After it was tabled, and has not yet been rescheduled to come back before the city council, a related case recently came before the municipal court.

Students learn the fine art of guitar making

Jimi Hendrix, considered by many to be the greatest guitarist ever, once said of his craft, “Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you’ll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you’ll be rewarded.”