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.
$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.
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.”
On March 10, 2020, John Collins, City Engineer, present the Council with an innovated plans where the City and the homeowner could repair sidewalks that did not met Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
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
One and Six
John Collins, Public Works Director, presents the one and six year street planning to the planning commission.
City of Grand Island Transit
On Tuesday, the Grand Island City Council was presented with the transit plan for the city/county. John Collins, Public Works Director, said the Hall County had successfully run the program for 30 years, and now it has been the City’s responsibility since July 2016.