Mtn. View Receives Grant to Alleviate Storm Water Damage
Tue, 05/25/2021 - 4:24pm admin
Lou Wehmer, guest correspondent
The town of Mountain View received this week word of the approval of an $850,000 grant to alleviate flooding of their downtown area. It also includes funding to place a new asphalt overlay on Oak Street after completing the flooding mitigation work. The Storm Water Mitigation Grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development requires no matching funds from the city. The application made with the assistance of the South Central Ozark Council of Governments (SCOCOG) described it, "Project will include installing approximately 730 linear feet of new reinforced concrete box culvert, approximately 570 linear feet of 18-inch stormwater piping, along with the necessary inlets to prevent flooding of the downtown area, primarily on Oak St., followed by a two-inch overlay of the street after completion of the stormwater improvements." In 2016 Mountain View's downtown received extensive damage from a flood and has had more problems with flooding during periods of heavy rain. The work provided by this grant should go a long way in preventing such floods from occurring in the future.