Reconstruction work began on May 31st at Western Hills Way. New culvert pipe, curb and guttering, sidewalk, a bike path and asphalt has been put in from Western Hills Loop to Pine Tree Lane. Landscaping completed the last of this project on December 23, 2019 at a cost of $396,941.37. The guys did a great job on Western Hills Way!
Another project that has recently been completed is at Long Street behind Baxter Regional Medical Center. This crew started June 14th to do a complete rebuild from Burnett Drive to Bordeaux Drive. New culvert pipe, curbing and guttering, and sidewalk on both sides of the street has been installed, new asphalt and landscaping finished up the project. Long Street has been widened to 3 lanes, with the center lane for turning. The crew did an awesome job on this project and completing November 21 it totaled $276,845.86.
Beginning November 7th, the Long Street crew has started a complete rebuild of Burnett Drive from approximately 600 feet west of Long Street to Beard Drive. Burnett will also be widened to three lanes, with new culvert pipe, curb and guttering, and sidewalk put in on both sides of the street. Landscaping and hot mix asphalt will complete this project. Currently, the crew built and poured a retaining wall at the hospice house, new culvert installation and digging out to make way for the third lane. The cost to this project as of January 31 is $83,272.25.
January 2, 2020 saw the other concrete crew at Clysta Willett Park on Rossi Road. The City received a Grant in the amount of $96,500 to make improvements and purchase playground equipment for the park. Concrete work will be done, which includes concrete walkways and a partial wall along the backstop and press box at 2 of the fields. Newly poured concrete will also update the batting cages, and concrete pads have already been poured for the new bleachers to sit on. When this is completed, the drainage issues will be taken care of and it will be ADA compliant. The Street Department will be reimbursed for their materials, labor and equipment used at this project. The total spent as of January 31 is $33,193.87.
The Maintenance crew is currently working on sign maintenance, cleaning out bridges of brush and trash, checking and cleaning culverts as needed, and getting ready for winters possibility of snow at times. There are a few guys from the Maintenance crew working on drainage issues at the Ray Stahl Soccer Complex on Highway 5 South.
City Ordinance Reminders:
Ordinance Number 93-021, Section 1 of the City of Mountain Home Code states residents of the City of Mountain Home are prohibited from depositing or placing leaves, grass, debris or any other article on the city's streets or on drainage right-of-ways. Residents are prohibited from burning leaves, grass, debris or any other article on the city's streets or in ditches which are a part of the city's drainage system.
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS A CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER THAT WILL ISSUECITATIONS FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT CHOOSE TO BLOW GRASS CLIPPINGS AND LEAVES INTO THE STREET AND DRAINAGE DITCHES THROUGHOUT THE CITY.