Minden residents voice concerns over flood cleanup efforts

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Updated: 8/19/2014 11:48 pm

MINDEN, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV)

After three floods in one month, Johnson Lane area residents in Minden have been left cleaning up mud and debris left on properties, city streets and public drainage systems.

County Commissioners are now hearing community complaints regarding the process load and clear.

“The citizens here have gone through a lot,” says Douglas County Commissioner Lee Bonner. “We’ve had three flash floods in our county in the last month; we are here tonight to listen to the citizens.”

A town hall meeting lasted around an hour and a half Tuesday evening where Bonner joined fellow Commissioner Barry Penzel.

The two men listened to concerns revolving around filled drain systems, cleanup efforts and future problems.

“I know the county is low on funds,” says Minden resident Dani Andrews. “Some people really were devastated so I think they need to do something. I don’t know what it is going to take but if the community gets together, something might happen.”

Douglas County Maintenance crews have cleared the Stephanie Way drainage system and the county is still waiting on the results of a state damage assessment to the area.

If damage in the area is significant enough, the state could fund repairs to public buildings.

“When we do a topographical study or a hydrology study, we know exactly what happened,” says Bonner. “Gathering the right data, no matter how long that takes, is the most important thing.”

County Commissioners do not have a timeframe as to when the state could aid cleanup efforts.

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jmg18 - 8/20/2014 7:11 AM
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The standard excuse- we are low on funds. Can't be cause my property taxes are never going down. Maybe the fire department should quit using their fire vehicles to do their daily chores such as grocery shopping. I see them everday at the markets pushing their shopping carts around. Can' they do their shopping on the 5 days they have off every week.

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