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Drainage work needed at Country Club Heights

By JOHN WALKER - jwalker@shelbynews.com

County officials will get estimates on fixing some new drainage issues at Country Club Heights north of Shelbyville.

At the Shelby County Commissioners meeting on Monday, County Surveyor Taylor Sumerford said he’d been contacted about a blowhole in a yard on North Richard Drive on the west side of the subdivision.

Country Club Heights is directly across State Road 9 from Bear Chase Golf Club, 2660 N. Riley Highway, as the road is also called.

Sumerford told the commissioners, acting as the Shelby County Drainage Board, that the hole was located about where two storm drainage lines connect.

Also, leaves were clogging up another drainage inlet, he said.

Commissioner Kevin Nigh suggested a domed lid would prevent the leaves from gathering and stopping up the drain. 

Property owners in Country Club Heights petitioned the county in 2015 to have their existing stormwater drainage system made a legal county drain to resolve drainage problems.

Granting the petition allowed the commissioners to add an assessment onto the property taxes bills of the homeowners based on the size of their lots, with the money from the assessment to be set aside for drainage work.

Last November, the commissioners approved a bid by Milestone Contractors LP to make repairs and upgrades to Country Club Heights stormwater drains.

In other matters, the commissioners:

n Approved road cuts at County Roads 1100 N 700 W and 650 W 1100 N for work by Mohr Drainage;

n Authorized rezoning three properties, two acres at 6464 W 1000 S in Edinburgh from agricultural use to real estate; five acres at 8068 N 25 W in Fountaintown from real estate to agricultural use; and 4.47 acres at 1325 Clark Road in Shelbyville from real estate to commercial use for a new garden center.

n Granted a request by the sheriff’s department for $16,051 to pay for a radio contract with Motorola Inc.