City Council approves $67,000 revetment construction

Blake Warman, Staff Reporter

The Charleston city council accepted a bid of about $67,000 for construction of the revetment at the Charleston Side Channel Reservoir.

The revetment will implement structures placed on banks in a way that will absorb the force of incoming water.

Public Works Director Curt Buescher believes that this revetment will be in the best interest for the city of Charleston.

The revetment was unanimously approved.

The City Council also approved the purchase of new cardiac monitors. The purchase of these cardiac monitors will cost of about $48,000.

Fire Chief Pat Goodwin said the cardiac monitors are necessary to maintain the fire departments current level of service and efficient treatment.

The final topic up for debate was the discussion of street closures for the Piersen Strong 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run–Walk.

Mayor Larry Rennels added that these closures would only be temporary and would include police officers on duty for the safety of pedestrians and participants.

The street closures for the 5K run will be at the northwest O’Brien Stadium Parking Lot, Grant Avenue, Fourth Street, Coolidge Avenue, Seventh Street, Taft Avenue, Ninth Street, Roosevelt Drive and the Eastern Access Road.

The next city council will be at 6:30 p.m. June 17 at City Hall in the council chambers.

Blake Warman can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].