Appleton considers $13.6M pond project

Appleton wants to build detention ponds near Glendale and Birchwood avenues to alleviate flooding in the West Wisconsin Avenue area.flood

The city’s utilities committee voted Tuesday to move forward with a $13.6 million version of the plan that requires purchase of four homes on five parcels of land in that area.

The plan calls for a dry basin south of Glendale extending west of Birchwood, a pond north of County OO in Grand Chute and new storm sewers for the drainage area.

Paula Vandehey, the city’s director of public works, said the work would be done over several years if approved in the fall budget, but could start in 2014.

“We’re looking at two ponds and we’ll determine which one would be easier and when the homes would need to come out,” Vandehey said.

— Nick Penzenstadler: 920-996-7226, or; on Twitter @npenzenstadler

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