The Cedaredge Town Board wants a professional evaluation and estimate for fixing a community center drainage problem that seniors have complained is a safety hazard.
Roof drainage of snow melt is being channeled to the sidewalk in front of the main entryway.
There it freezes, creating sheet ice conditions for people, some of them seniors using walkers, entering the center for the noon senior meal events.
During a trustee work session on Jan. 10, Mayor Pat Means told how she was greeted with a raft of citizen complaints about the icing problem one day recently when she attended a noon meal.
Police officers, whose station is in the east end of the community center, have also fielded complaints about the icing problem which occurs at the main entrance, not at the police station entrance to the building.
Town board members heard a report on the problem at their work session. Inadequate design, a low-sunlit location, and gutters clogged with roofing composite and ice have combined with vehicle collision damage to supporting structures to create the problem.
Some half-hearted attempts to repair the problem in the past have apparently contributed to making it worse, the trustees were told.blog comments powered by Disqus