BIBLE HILL – More work will be done at the Holy Well Park in the spring.
Berm construction work was done in November at the Main Street park, but “cosmetic” upgrades still need to be completed said village clerk Bob Christianson.
“We need to touch up the gardens and work on the walkway,” said Christianson, adding the project should cost about $5,000.
More than $17,400 was spent in the fall on the construction of a berm to help alleviate severe flooding of the park and nearby streets during inclement weather and spring thaws.
Village commissioners said they have heard positive comments about the project.
“People are pleased we have addressed the issue. We did the right thing,” said commission Lois MacCormick.
“And the work didn’t take away from the park,” added village chairman Tom Burke.
Some Truro residents recently voiced concern during a public flood meeting that work on the village park may divert flood waters into town, especially along the Salmon River.
“We as a village don’t want to compromise other areas,” said village vice-chairwoman Donna vonKroonenburg, adding an engineer designed the berm work so she’s trusting it wont harm others.
Village clerk Bob Christianson said although the berm should make a positive difference in the community, other solutions are still required. Those solutions could potentially begin once a comprehensive study of nearby rivers is undertaken.
“We need an overall study of the North and Salmon rivers,” Christianson said.