It was cold. It was breezy. But the faithful showed up.
subtitled What I Learned Standing Out in the Cold for an hour and a half
About fifteen Clinton rate payers showed up Monday evening between 5:45 and 6 and braved the cold to protest the City's inaction. Most of the City Council came early to the meeting - avoiding running the "gauntlet" of protesters. After standing out in the cold wind - the March lion roaring in to freeze noses and toes - everyone outside wound up inside the meeting.
What I learned about the sewer project once inside was:
First, the engineers weren't sure where the sewer lines ran when they started the project. That meant their projections of the volume for the lift station was underestimated.
Second, the wrong pumps for the job were installed ($20,000) and now new pumps ($50,000) need to be installed. They will be better, faster, more efficient, painted red white and blue and powering a giant American flag. (Okay, I made that last part up).