City, NRD take step forward on East Sidney storm water project


Sidney city councilors voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize a long-term, low-interest loan from the state for a design engineering contract to address storm water issues in East Sidney.

The approval came after a 90-minute joint meeting between the Sidney City Council and the South Platte Natural Resource District Board of Directors. Under the plan, a series of bioswales and retention ponds would be constructed near Fort Sidney Road and along land to the east.

The network of ditches and ponds would collect rain water and then release it over 24-48 hours as it travels downhill to Lodgepole...

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