The county drainage board has approved the low bid from Anderson Tree Co. to remove vegetation from the ditch in the Flagstaff Business Park on Mooresville’s south side.
Earlier this year, several of the businesses in the park and the developer asked the board to consider taking over control of the drainage ditch and pond in the development. It was proposed the county assess the businesses a fee, depending on the size of their lot, and then use the money to maintain the ditch and pond.
There were no objections from the businesses, so the county agreed to the takeover.
Morgan County Surveyor Terry Brock asked three companies for quotes to do the work. Two companies returned quotes and Anderson was the lowest of the two at $12,000. The second quote was for $20,000.
Money for the work will come from the county’s General Drain Fund. When the assessments are paid, the money will be returned to that fund. The park will have its own fund to pay for additional work.
Brock said the state has not finished work on Nutter Ditch. He said the drainage pipe for Ind. 39 has been installed, but not all the work on the banks is complete. He said several property owners in the area are concerned when the work will be finished. He said the state has reported the work will be done by the end of the year.
Brock added there will have to be another meeting of the joint drainage board later this year or early next year. The county has partnered with Hendricks County on drainage issues along the line between the two counties.
The next drainage board meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at the Morgan County Administration Building, 180 S. Main St., Martinsville.