John Collins, formerly the Public Works Director for the City of Grand Island, was named the new Director of Utilities for the City of Amarillo. John started serving the City on Monday, September 26. 2022.
Operation Center Completed at Wastewater Plant
At least a dozen sample are taking daily at the Wastewater Plant Operation Center. They test everything for bacteria to chemicals. It is an important job because people are drinking the water down the line. John Collins, Public Works Director said, “It is very spacious but we’re projecting for 50 years in the future so in ten years we don’t have to add on.”
Old Potash Highway Project
$6 Million Sewerage Project at Airport
On Tuesday, November 9, 2021, the Hall County Board and the Grand Island City Council approved the low bid for the Sewerage Project at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport. “The airport is one of the critical pieces of infrastructure that supports the city,” said John Collins, Public Works Director for the City of Grand Island.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Wins Safety Award, Again
John Collins, Public Works Director said “It is not the first time the city has received the awards, but it is no less an honor.” The award is to not only recognize safety in wastewater facilities, but also to promote it.
Eddy Street Underpass
After the long construction of the Eddy Street Underpass, there is still work that needs to be done. “If you were walking under there, you could look at the concrete on the retaining walls and you’d see cracks and you’d see chips off of it,” Collins noted. “And, some places, you might even see some pieces of metal, which is the rebar that gives it’s strength to the concrete and it would be rusty.”
Grand Island Street Flood
“They didn’t do any flood projects for 50 years here,” said Director of Public Works John Collins. “They did not clean the drainage structure or reset the flow lines for 50 years, we’re catching up on that.”
Union Pacific Broadwell Railroad Crossing
Public Meeting was held to come up with a solution for the Broadwell Railroad Crossing.
One – Six Year Plan
Five Points Round-A-bout
John Collins, Public Works Director, responds to the concerns about a round-a-bout being planned for the Five Points intersections.
Letters to the Editor:
- Roundabout would be worth the hassle
- Roundabout would improve Five Points Traffic
- Roundabout dangerous for pedestrians