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.”
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.
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.
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.”
John Collins, Public Works Director, presents the one and six year street planning to the planning commission.
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.
The City Council approved the Public Work’s Streets Improvement Plan. John Collins said the street improvement projects scheduled for 2018 include the Highway 281 project underway by the Nebraska Department of Roads, the Stolley Park Road reconfiguration, work on the Sycamore Street underpass, improvements to 13th Street from North Road to Diers Avenue, and improvements to Old Potash Highway.