Drainage Improvement District No. 2013-D-4 was created by City Council on October 22, 2013. Legal notice of the creation of the district was published in the Grand Island Independent on October 28, 2013. A notification letter of the district creation was mailed to all affected property owners.
The district was made up of the north half of Gold Road east to Claude Road. The project consisted of running a pipe along Gold Road and outletting to the existing drainage ditch to drain property within the district boundary which previously did not drain. Property owners in this area signed the district creation petition form.
The assessment to the property owners was based on contributing area. Due to all of the lots within this district contributing to the drainage problem, the assessment distribution was based on each property owner's lot size relative to the whole district area. Ex.- Owner "A" owns a one (1) acre parcel within a ten (10) acre district, owner "A" was assessed 10% of the project cost as owner "A"'s land creates 10% of the runoff.
The Diamond Engineering Co. of Grand Island, Nebraska was awarded a $146,349.15 construction contract on September 9, 2014 and completed the work on July 1, 2015 for a total construction cost of $150,052.74. Engineering, filing fees, and advertising resulted in additional project costs of $30,662.58 for a total project cost of $180,715.32. This total project cost was assessed to property owners within the district boundary.