Hammer seeks doubling of storm drain fee to replace concrete river panel
October 8, 2020
COLFAX – City of Colfax Public Works Director Matt Hammer has proposed changing the city’s monthly storm drain fee from $2.30 to $5 to pay for the replacement of a 10X15, 8-inch thick concrete slab at the river by Jennings Elementary School.
The estimated $30,000 section is the first of what Hammer expects to be more cracking in the river channel. The city last replaced one of the sections in 1985, after the 1964 original encasing of the river.
“There’s already more (cracks) that are starting to pop up,” Hammer said. “But it’s held up really well.”
The increase in storm d...