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By LuAnn Schindler

School retention pond fixes approved


September 24, 2020

Concerns about Summerland School’s detention pond were addressed during the board’s Sept. 14 meeting, in Orchard.

Jacob Sertich, an architect with Wilkins Architecture Design and Planning, in Kearney, reported Olsson engineers were on-site, Aug. 11, to evaluate drainage issues, specifically those caused by a heavy downpour in June.

Prior to the visit, Haussmann Construction pumped standing water from the detention pond. Olsson employees noted the bottom of the pond had approximately a one-inch layer of silt and clay.

John Prouty, of Prouty Construction, from O’Neill, excavated nearly...

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