During a brief special meeting Monday morning, the Nevada City Council approved a $21,700 contract to replace the sewer line at Pioneer Park. The city will be installing a larger diameter pipe, which should help alleviate clogging.
The job was awarded to C&D Contractors, a local firm based in Nevada City. Dave Petty, one of C&D’s cofounders, says the project is expected to begin sometime next week.
Most of the park should be unaffected, but for several days a portion of the fields will be closed and excavated in order to access the sewer line.
The city also finalized plans for street closures in association with the upcoming parade for Evan Strong, a local snowboarder who won a gold medal in the Sochi Paralympics. Strong’s likeness will be featured on a Wheaties box; he is reportedly the first para-athlete to be awarded that honor.
On April 1, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. the city will be closing Broad Street from National Alley to the top of the hill where it forks into East Broad Street and West Broad Street. The parade will travel down Broad Street to National Alley and then circle back to the Miners Foundry along Spring Street, which will remain open during the parade.
“We’ll do whatever it takes to get this done,” said Verne Taylor, Nevada City’s director of public works. “I think it’s great.”
That feeling was seconded by Nevada City Police Chief Tim Foley.
“I think it’s going to be a really different, interesting exciting event,” said Mayor Sally Harris. “The idea of the family is to honor all the people who have been supporting him for years and helped him to get to this achievement. This is going to be focused on people with disabilities, people in that industry, and people who have supported him.”
The motion to close Broad Street on the evening of April 1 was approved by the Nevada City Council.
The date was reportedly selected by the Strong family.
The Nevada City Council has also canceled their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday.
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