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Where is Nunda?

Published: Sunday, July 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

This June, Nunda Township embarked on a project to improve drainage ditches on Highline Road. Ditches were deepened and plastic culvert pipe and catch basins were installed, then covered with earth. During the heavy rains the last week of June, the system failed. Black culvert pipe erupted from the ground, creating a blockage that led to flooding of the neighborhood. Nunda’s only response was to pump water around the blockage, remove the exposed culvert, and trench a ditch.

It is now the middle of July and the project sits idle. Nunda has yet to explain to residents the failure of the project or when the eyesore will be completed.

Is Nunda liable for this failure, or was this an act of God? God didn’t work on the project as far as I know. Oh, and my property tax went up again $430 this year.

Thanks for everything.

Ross Hilgenberg

Crystal Lake

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