Water problems return to Advance

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

Daily Statesman

BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Drainage and water problems continued to plague the city of Advance as the town's mayor, James Harnes, returned to the Stoddard County Commission meeting this week.

Harnes attended last week's commission meeting, telling commissioners of problems within the Advance area.

Drainage ditches in the area have accumulated trash and rubbish that in turn block the ditches and create flooding in residential yards.

After discussing the problem, the commissioners decided to take steps to help clear up the drainage situation.

Harnes brought photographs displaying the conditions of different areas in Advance.

"We knew you guys wouldn't be able to do anything today," Harnes told commissioners, "but we thought you might want to take a look at what the immediate problem is."

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