The Storm Lake City Council this week approved the substantial completion of the Expansion Boulevard storm water project.
The project was designed to improve drainage on the east side of Storm Lake… and includes two-stage ditches, micro pools, pocket wetlands, detention and infiltration basins, and native landscaping in a 35-acre area around Expansion Boulevard. Healy Excavating of Lake View was the contractor for the 1.6-million dollar project.
The council also approved a change to the employee handbook, allowing the payment of both exempt and non-exempt city employees on the same schedule. Assistant city manager David Derragon said the change will affect 13 employees and reduce monthly payrolls from four to two.