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Pricey stormwater project gets OK from council

7:06 AM, Oct. 21, 2013
Nick Penzenstadler
Nick Penzenstadler
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Appleton's council approved a $13.6 million plan last week to build two detention ponds near Glendale and Birchwood avenues to alleviate flooding.

The project will require the city to purchase and then demolish four homes in coming years, drawing the concern of several aldermen that had sticker-shock over the project.

"This isn't the most cost-effective thing we can do for stormwater in this area and I don't see the bang for the buck we're getting on this," Alderman Kole Oswald said. "We continue to have highest (stormwater tax rates) in the state and we have to scrutinize these more and ...

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